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Mediterranean Sounds, concept album by Belle Chen

August 28, 2016

By Eito Music, 23 August 2016

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 Mediterranean Sounds: Classical rising star releases concept album

 Award-winning pianist Belle Chen releases her highly anticipated classical concept album Mediterranean Sounds on September 8th 2016.

Handpicked by Brian Eno as the one to watch, Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen has distinguished herself with her unique recorded works that are unbound by tradition- often mixing classical music repertoire with recorded soundscapes.  Her creativity was celebrated through winning the classical music category of 2015 London Music Awards.

In Mediterranean Sounds, Chen draws inspiration for its construct from concept albums of iconic artists such as Marvin Gaye and Frank Zappa. From the charming French seaside to exotic spice markets in Istanbul, Chen takes the listeners on a journey through a kaleidoscopic array of works by Spanish, French, Italian, and Turkish composers, interweaved with colourful soundscapes mixed from on-location field recordings.

“I love classical piano repertoire, I love exploring, and I love travelling. This album combines all three of my great loves, and the result is a freeze-frame of the vibrant cultures and sounds from around the Mediterranean, concentrated into time-capsules and delivered to the listener.” Chen says.

Chen celebrates the release of her new album with a London launch performance at Royal Over-Seas League on 8th September, where she recreates a scented live experience of the great Mediterranean journey with an exciting line-up of guest artists and perfumer.

Mediterranean Sounds August 2016

Pre-order for Mediterranean Sounds and early bird tickets to the London launch party are available on PledgeMusic now. Mediterranean Sounds is released on the Eito Music label.

For more information or to arrange for an interview with Belle Chen.

 Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen graduated from Royal Academy of Music in 2013 under the tutelage of Ian Fountain. Since then, she has been handpicked by Brian Eno as a winner of Curator’s Choice for Music award at 2014 NOISE Festival, for which Eno described Chen’s work as “original and provocative.” She was announced the winner of 2015 London Music Awards- Classical Rising Star as voted by a panel of luminous music industry professionals that included head of programmes and directors of Southbank Centre, BPI, Music Managers Forum, and TimeOut. She is a piano soloist for Park Lane Group Young Artist for 2015-2016, and currently teaches postgraduates in Multimedia and Piano Performance at Royal Academy of Music. She recently appeared on BBC Radio 3-In Tune, BBC 3 Late Junction, BBC Radio 6, and BBC Introducing at Latitude Festival.

In addition, Chen takes her fearless and innovative thinking into the business side of music industry, founding the label Eito Music in 2013, which is rapidly becoming the go-to for artist and label services amongst classical talents.

A copy of this press release can be donwloaded from the link below.

PRESS RELEASE- Mediterranean Sounds- BELLE CHEN

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