Ran Jia’s Berlin debut with all Schubert sonatas in the prestigious chamber hall of the Berlin Philharmonie on four evenings in March 2017 raised high critical acclaim, praising her “high sound culture” (Berliner Morgenpost). The Tagesspiegel called her “the challenger” in comparison to the Schubert series of local hero Daniel Barenboim, which was taking place a little later in the city.
Berlin, 11th November 2016 – Berlin will see an unusual debut of a young pianist, Ran Jia. She will present all Schubert sonatas in a cycle in the Chamber Music Hall of the prestigous Philharmonie within 10 days in March 2017. Concerts on March 3, 9, 16 and 19. Tickets available here.
Paris, 11th August 2016 – On occasion of her debut at the International Piano Festival La Roque d’Antheron on 12th August 2016, Ran Jia was featured in the French magazine Elle.
Berlin, 9th August 2016 – Ran Jia spoke with the editor of Germany’s leading piano magazine Carsten Dürer about her passion for Schubert and her upcoming projects. Watch it here: http://www.pianonews.de/index.php/service/video-interviews
December 21, 2015, Ran Jia is appointed as the classical music embassador of the Chinese Aesthetic education, lauched by the Xinhua News Agency of China!
‘ ..Ran Jia has such sincerity towards music, her perfect technique together with a natual feeling of music presented us the peacefulness and fullness of the music. Her playing is accurate yet has a huge contrast, how marvelous!!..’ –Qidi Leng, Zhongshan Daily, 15.12.2015
‘…Ran Jia has a beautiful stage presence, her sound is very attractive, especially in the slow movement of Beethoven concerto no.4, extremely intoxicating!’ –Tong Wang, Beijing Youth Daily 8.12.2015
”…Chinese-born Ran Jia played Franz Schubert’s Sonata in c minor, Opus Posthumous, perhaps the most compact of the composer’s last three extended piano works. Her elegant touch brought out Schubert’s lyrical lines and elucidated his more complicated textures. Well-voiced pianissimos and fortes distinguished the slow movement, and confident, steady rhythms underlined the tricky cross-hand gestures in the concluding tarantella. Exuding poise at the keyboard, Ran Jia looked as though she were completely enjoying herself, frequently smiling at Schubert’s more engaging nuances…” by Daniel Hathaway. October 5, 2015
I have kept an observation to this pianist for many years. Her playing of Shubert has got a recognized reputation and her Mozart, after my opinion, is more sophisticated. She always gives us these impressions: poetic interpretation, discovering of the inner content of works, delicate and emotional techniques, the elegant and noble bearing and, of cause, her outstanding beauty. In 17th April, Her recital in Shanghai Concert hall told us the inner seeking of this beautiful young lady: the pieces of this concert are almost French Impressionism, Sonatine and Gaspar de la Nuit of Ravel, the first part of Images and L’isle joyeuse of Debussy, with the Poem of fire by Tandun. The repertory manifests her unique taste and artistic pursuit. Her interpretation was unruffled and well balanced, with a perfect technique, created a charming scene and extraordinary imagination.
– Ren Haijie, critic, Music Weekly, 4.22.2015
“Ms. Ran Jia had no any action needless during the process of interpretation, which she wants to explore for the audience, are not only the techniques and power, but also the music and poesie, and the sublimity just like her name implies.”
(The Chinese word of ‘Ran’ means ‘Natural’)
Li Pengcheng, critic, in People’s Music, 2015