“A tour de force”El Periódico de Aragón
“Astonishing”New York Post
“Bewitching … Superb”Boston Globe
“Of utmost virtuosity and elegance”El Comercio, Perú
Critically acclaimed pianist Mei-Ting has been heard in many of the world’s greatest concert halls performing an extensive repertoire that includes the complete works for solo piano of Brahms, Chopin, and Debussy, in addition to all of the 32 Sonatas of Beethoven. After winning several major competitions, including the first Piano-e competition and the National Chopin Competition of the U.S., Mei-Ting’s career has taken him throughout most of the U.S., Latin America, Asia, and Europe, at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Tonhalle in Zurich, and Obecni Dum in Prague. His career has led him to performances in 21 countries through five continents.
He has collaborated with many major orchestras, including the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, the Prague Philharmonia, Orquesta Nacional de España, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the National Symphony of Mexico, working with eminent conductors including Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Antoni Wit, Jakub Hrůša, Michał Nesterowicz, Lü Jia, Antoni Ros-Marbà and Pablo González. He has appeared in music festivals such as the Prague Spring Festival, the Festival de Radio France at Montpellier, the Spring Festival in Shanghai, and the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron, and Chopin in the Colours of Autumn festival in Antonin. In 2008 he performed for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland.
His appearances have been deemed “a stunning performance” (Newport Daily News), “superhuman” (Minnesota Star Tribune), “a colossal technique and vivid musical imagination” (Washington Post), and “maximum virtuosity and elegance” (El Comercio, Peru). He was named “musician of the year” by the Village Voice and nicknamed “daredevil” by the Minnesota Star Tribune. The Boston Globe depicted his playing as “a miracle of lightness, speed, and precision of articulation and pianistic shimmer” while Gilberto Ponce of Vision Escríticas, Chile, wrote that he has “enormous musicality, superb technique, impeccable fingering, [and] amazing dynamics.”
Mei-Ting has transcribed and arranged several orchestral and operatic works, expanding the technical and tonal possibilities of the modern piano. This project, which encompasses selections from R. Strauss’s Rosenkavalier and Salome, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite from 1919, and a brand new transcription of Ravel’s La valse, has already garnered rave reviews around the world.
Mei-Ting is a Yamaha artist. In 2010 a genus of quill mites was named after him (Syringophilinae Meitingsunes), currently comprising 5 species.