Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale

Tuesday September 5th 2.00 pm

Tommy Leo (piano)

Bach: Toccata in G major BWV916

Beethoven: Sonata in E flat Op 31/3

Chopin: Nocturne in C minor Op 48/1

Liszt: Dante Sonata

Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand

Tommy Leo, 16 years old, is currently a Sixth Former and a music scholar at the Westminster School in London and studies piano under the tutelage of Professor Christopher Elton of the Royal Academy of Music in London. Tommy started showing his musical talent when he was 2 and half years old. He was able to play almost any children songs on a baby piano by ear. He started participating in piano competitions around the world since he was 6 years old and won numerous prizes including First Prize at the 4th Kitamoto Piano Competition in Japan, and Silver Prize at the 8th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, Japan. In 2014, Tommy won First Prize and Grand Prize in the 10 th International Chopin Golden Ring Piano Competition in Slovenia, and Second Prize (First Prize not awarded) in the Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition in New Castle, U.K. In 2015, Tommy won the First Prize in the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition in Paris. Most recently Tommy was a top prize winner at the prestigious Hilton Head International Piano Competition in USA, and the youngest prize winner in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition in USA.

Tommy gave his debut piano recital at the age of 4. He participates actively in music festivals around the world. He was the youngest ever musician at the Tokyo Ogikubo Music Festival in May 2007 at the age of 7. In August 2010, Tommy was the youngest artist invited to the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg on scholarship. Tommy has also participated and given performances in many music festivals in Korea, France, Germany, USA, the UK and Italy. In July 2015, Tommy was invited by The Chopin Society in Poland to give a solo recital of an all Chopin programme at the famous Lazienki Park in Warsaw in front of an audience of 2000. Most recently in December 2015, Tommy was invited to give a solo recital in Tokyo where he performed to a sold out audience. Tommy has performed in some of the most famous venues in the world, including the Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Culture Centre and City Hall in Hong Kong, and St. John's Smith Square in London. Tommy also performed with some great Orchestras around the world. He has most recently collaborated with The Symphony Orchestra of Alicante from Spain, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from the US and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra from the US.

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