18-year-old Pianist Joins DMSO on Symphonies of Iowa

Apr 21, 2015

The Des Moines Symphony’s “Giunta Conducts Chopin, Shostakovich, and Les Préludes” concert begins with Liszt’s most popular symphonic poem, Les Préludes. Eighteen-year-old Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong then joins the orchestra for Chopin’s virtuosic Second Piano Concerto

Eighteen-year-old Chinese pianist Jiacheng Xiong.

He has won numerous awards, performed with several orchestras globally, has been featured on NPR’s From the Top, and currently studies piano at the Curtis Institute of Music. The concert closes with Shostakovich’s contemplative Symphony No. 6.


Joseph Giunta, conductor

Jia Cheng Xiong, piano

LISZT                                                    Les Préludes

CHOPIN                                               Piano Concerto No. 2

SHOSTAKOVICH                               Symphony No. 6

(Concert recorded March 28-29, 2015)