Frederic Chiu's intriguing piano-playing and teaching springs from a diverse set of experiences and interests: his Asian/American/European background, his musical training, and an early and ongoing exploration of artificial intelligence and human psychology, especially the body-mind-heart connection.
Frederic Chiu was born and raised in America by Chinese immigrant parents, and is a long-time resident of France. After studies at Indiana University and Juilliard he began his career in France, and has become one of the most well-known American pianists playing in France. He has performed in most of the major European cities and performs regularly in Asia, and Africa.
With over 25 CDs on the market, his repertoire includes the complete works of Prokofiev as well popular classics by Chopin, Liszt and others, and lesser known masterpieces of Mendelssohn and Rossini, with a special place for the piano transcription. Many have been singled out, such as "Record of the Year" by Stereo Review, "Top 10 recordings" by the New Yorker, with raves from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. His most recent recordings demonstrate his wide range: Beethoven/Liszt Symphony V, Carnival of the Animals with David Gonzalez, and Hymns and Dervishes, music by Gurdjieff/de Hartmann.
Frederic Chiu recently premiered Edgar Meyer's Concert Piece with Joshua Bell. He has worked with many composers including George Crumb, Frederick Rzewsky, Bright Sheng, Goo Ping and David Benoit.