poetic imagination and drama

"A great talent, both as instrumentalist and musician... a virtuoso... and shows a wide spectrum of deep emotions and understanding for the musical structure."
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Ralf Gothoni, pianist, composer and conductor
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"Archie Chen has fulfilled the promise of his youthful talent with this beautiful Chopin disc. What distinguishes his performances at once is his complete understanding of the composer's contrapuntal writing, an approach which puts Chen on as high a level of musicianship as his fleet-fingered technic and myriad colors prove his commanding pianism.
He is a "patrician" pianist, but not an aloof one -- he plays with the poetic imagination and drama that is necessary to truly represent Chopin's greatness." - Edmund Battersby