Favorite Comments:

  1. Preconceived Debussy fan. Loved the discordant music of Prokofiev. Percussive piano won! Wonderful contrast!

  2. I was sure I'd vote Prokofiev all 4 rounds, but you convinced me! Thanks for a lovely concert.

  3. I loved the simplicity of Debussy's last song. But noticed I was smiling all through Prokofiev

  4. Excellent. Philosophical. Makes me consider man, machine and art.

  5. Before tonight I never heard of Prokofiev - Now I know why!

  6. Prokofiev rules - I may get a tattoo

Other Comments:

  1. I would prefer greater variety

  2. You are brilliant!

  3. Round 1 first piece boring and not tied together, too random

  4. Been teaching piano for 48 years!

  5. Very good. I'm so soothed

  6. I can really play the radio

  7. You portrayed the beautiful asymmetry of Debussy with grace and skill. Thank you.

  8. Great performance

  9. WOW

  10. I was sure I'd vote Prokofiev all 4 rounds, but you convinced me! Thanks for a lovely concert.

  11. Amazing talent! Thanks for performing for us!

  12. Preconceived Debussy fan. Loved the discordant music of Prokofiev. Percussive piano won! Wonderful contrast!

  13. Very enjoyable!

  14. I loved the simplicity of Debussy's last song. But noticed I was smiling all through Prokofiev - Very Good!

  15. Would liked to have a variety of composers

  16. Mom made you practice

  17. These choices were super hard and after much thought I had to go with Prokofiev because his bold and unique style isn't like anything I've ever heard before!

  18. Really enjoyed the format, playing outstanding

  19. I'm a Debussy fan, this surprised me. (Overall Prokofiev)

  20. Glad you're back (Chopin remembered)! Have been pushing committee. Music at home ranged from Alma Gluck to Teddy Wilson.

  21. The music is wonderful! I can not imagine how hard it would be for me to memorize all that!

  22. Absolutely Beautiful! Stunning! For some reason thought I must have been partial to football players playing the piano. Besides, I happen to like bad boys! I have nothing against jellyfish. Amazing! Thank you very much! Thrilling!

  23. I really enjoyed this format. Very interesting and informative.

  24. When does "music" become lightly arranged noises? Does "The Emperor have no clothes?"

  25. Liked the format. I liked both. Appreciate Debussy and he seems to be more relaxing to listen to. I voted overall for Prokofiev because his sound is more modern. He was rocking.

  26. chaos with a touch of serenity! Love it!

  27. Wonderful. Very talented. Loved watching your fingers move. Brilliant idea having us vote.

  28. Awesome energy and beautiful all wrapped into one!

  29. This was a delightful evening. You are a gifted pianist!

  30. Debussy reminds me of beautiful scenes relaxing, flowing. Prokofiev - the truth of nature, as it can be + silent film music

  31. Just beautiful! How can you memorize so much music? Just beautiful talent. Superb!

  32. Excellent. Philosophical. Makes me consider man, machine and art.

  33. What talent!

  34. Very educational

  35. Hard to decide - more fun to play or more fun to listen to.

  36. Prokofiev always a bit too dissonant and forceful for me.

  37. Before tonight I never heard of Prokofiev - Now I know why!

  38. I like this a lot!

  39. Prokofiev rules - I may get a tattoo

  40. Enjoyed very much

  41. Contrasting the two composers made an interesting concert!

  42. Public Merrymaking, your arrangement is fantastic! Love Debussy's colors and combinations but Prokofiev's mind and eclectic visions align with my crazy brain. Haha! Kudos to a fellow classical musician!

  43. While I enjoyed the Debussy pieces more, Prokofiev's range and variety just blew me away! Your talent, time, and effort into sharing this gift of music with us was just incredible and wonderful - thank you! May God continue giving you passion and opportunity to be a blessing to many people all over the world as you keep sharing this beautiful gift!

  44. It was very good, hard choice

  45. What great entertainment. I enjoyed your performance so much. I love playing and wish my fingers could move like yours! Best wishes and merry Christmas to you and yours. I love the Christ of Christmas and am looking forward to meeting personally the Christ of Christmas.

  46. Amazing. Celestial. Dramatic. Very entertaining and enjoyable.

  47. So Enjoyable! Thank you - Prokofiev too harsh for me.

  48. Great concert. You are amazing!

  49. A very exciting program. It was hard to choose because I liked both composers! I was moved to tears on Clair de Lune as it was so beautiful - and you play from the heart. I enjoyed your comments on each piece - your program was excellent! Thanks for coming to North Platte, NE!!!

  50. Both have an intense mastery of the keyboard. The lower notes of Prokofiev's music seem to be more pronounced than in Debussy's music.

  51. Very interesting information about the composers and music. Your skill is wonderful.

  52. I'm not a musician, but it is clear that Mr. Chiu is!