The Phelps Mansion is pleased to welcome pianist Philip Feng on Sunday November 14th at 2pm and 4pm, as part of our 2021 Chamber Music Concert Series.
Philip Feng, sought after for his musicality and command of the piano, has been recognized as “a gifted pianist with passion” and “possesses the qualities that make for an exciting performance…awareness of his relationship to the instrument…the freedom to let the music materialize instead of forcing it”. He has presented well-received concerts with orchestras as well as solo recitals with appearances in cities in Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, New York, and Taiwan.
A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, Philip Feng joined a Yamaha Children Music Class at the age of four, and a year later began his piano training under the tutelage of Fang-Chen Kung and Hsu Yang. In both 1980 and 1981, he was a prize-winner in the Taiwan National Piano Competition. In 1987, he entered Fu-Jen Catholic University, where he performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto. He won an award in the Young Stars Intercollegiate Music Competition of Southeast Asia Area in 1991, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics that same year. He continued private study with Steven Ballard in 1993 and in the following year came to the State University of New York at Binghamton where he studied with Seymour Fink, Walter Ponce, and John Covelli. He received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with two Achievement Awards and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science in 1998. He pursued a Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was a student of Luba Edlina-Dubinsky, Edmund Battersby, and Reiko Neriki. His return appearance in Binghamton, New York to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in December 1998 was a result of his winning First Prize in the 1997 SUNY Concerto Competition. In addition, Mr. Feng also received a Performer Diploma from Indiana University in 2000.
In addition to a recitalist, Philip Feng is a dedicated and enthusiastic educator. He has coached individual piano students as well as giving master classes in Taiwan and US, at such institutions as Binghamton University, Indiana University, and Rivier College. Mr. Feng currently maintains a private piano studio in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Admission to the concert is $20 per person. ( Please note there will be a performance at 2pm and another at 4pm, please choose which time you would like to come when purchasing your ticket) If you’d like to attend both performances the cost is $35.00
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Willma C. Hoyt Foundation.