Chinese pianist Chen Sa has established herself as one of the most charismatic pianists of her generation. She has started with earning critical acclaims at Leeds , Chopin and Van Cliburn since her early teens then began her professional performing career worldwide with her evocative playing.
Sa was invited to perform with many prestigious orchestras to name a few, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra and so on; as well she had worked with many great musicians such as Sir Simon Rattle, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Yuri Simonov, Myung-Whun Chung, Long Yu among many others.
She loves chamber music as well and that brought her in to appear in historical music festivals like the Lockenhaus Festival, Salzburg Festival, Dusznicki Festival, Ruhr Piano Festival, St. Petersburg Piano Festival, where she also enjoyed playing with Gidon Kremer, Natalie Gutman, Jian Wang.
Sa has 10 audio albums up till now, three solo albums with JVC and IMC label in Japan, two live recordings from both Chopin and Cliburn competition were published by the Chopin Competition Warsaw and Harmonia Mundi, then three albums with Pentatone in Neatherland, of which two featured Chopin Piano Concerti and one was Russian Solo Works. Classical FM selected her Chopin Album as the “ Best CD of the Month” for her “soulful performance ”. She has then recorded a Chinese Compositions album for BIS which she had experienced piano concerti with Chinese instruments instead, and it was described as “the most interesting and successful recording of new Chinese music so far” by BBC Music Magazine. In pursuance of wider comprehensive creativity freedom, Sa and her office ATELIERSA China came together with recording producer Johannes Mueller and Neri & Hu Design and Research Office, for her latest solo album featuring the complete Preludes by Claude Debussy with a special graphic design. This and other albums are all published also on Apple Music Global.
In the 2019/20 season, Sa continues to concertize with her new discoveries in
diversity of annually- renewed recital program in France, Italy, UK, US and greater China. Few highlights would be the debut in Marinskii Theater in St. Petersburg Piano Festival, appearing in Champs Elysees Theater in Paris and Pyeong-Chang Winter Olympic Game 1st Anniversary Festival, and to open Singapore International Piano Festival.
Beside her fruitful schedule, Sa also receives invitations to be jury in Leeds International Piano Competition UK, Busoni Concourse Bolzano Italy, Sydney International Competition and the upcoming 18th International Chopin Piano
Competition in Warsaw.