A great pianist is born at live concert
Hai-Jie Ren, October 6, 2005

“A while ago, I attended a solo recital by pianist Hung-Kuan Chen. I can only use the word ‘awe’ to describe my feelings. ...
At the concert his first challenging task is Beethoven’s fourth Sonata opus 7. Right from the beginning Hung-Kuan Chen
demonstrates how fantastically this Allegro con brio movement is constructed, for every phrase has received careful
Gentle poetry, dark fire
Andreas Schubert, Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 5/6, 2003

“The unobtrusive man seems almost fragile as he crosses the stage to open the Holzhauser Musiktage-but once seated at
the piano, his enormous presence is remarkable. The Taiwanese Pianist Hung-Kuan Chen played works by Chopin,
Beethoven, Liszt and Bartok in the Reithalle of Gut Ried in Ammerland last Thursday-and transported his listeners into a two-
and-half hour long realm of musical ecstasy.”
A pianist transformed by his trials
Richard Dyer, Globe Newspapers, January 31, 2006

“Hung-Kuan Chen is back in prime technical form after years of struggle following an injury, but those years have made him a
different pianist, and a better one.”
Pilgrimage in the sound of piano
Yang Yan-Di, Shanghai, January 30 2005

“This was an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime musical pilgrimage... the air in the He Lu Ting Concert Hall at the Shanghai
Conservatory nearly froze, as the pianist’s whole-hearted performance mirrored the intense concentration of the audience,
creating a precious energy field in the atmosphere. ... This concert immediately became one of the hottest topics among the
Chinese pianists and the members of the Shanghai Conservatory...”