Tuesday March 31st 2020 2.00 pm
Edward Leung (piano)
Granados: ‘El Amor y la muerte: Balada' from Goyescas
Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe Op 133
Ives: ‘The Alcotts' from Piano Sonata no 2
Chopin: Sonata no 2 in B-flat minor Op 35 ‘Funeral March'
Admission free with retiring collection. No tickets issued beforehand
American pianist Edward Leung has performed in concert halls across North America, Europe, and Asia. Highlights of his 2019 – 2020 season include debuts at the Wigmore Hall and Laieszhalle in Hamburg, solo and chamber music recitals in London Winchester, Wiltshire, Ulverston, and Wye Valley, and a recording contract with violinist Usha Kapoor for Resonus Classics. He is also a 2019–2020 Live Music Now artist. He has won First Prizes in the Oxford Music Festival, Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation Beethoven Concerto Prize, Watford International Piano Competition, Appelbe Piano Prize of the North London Festival, and the Springboard Brighton & Hove Concerto Competition. He has swept all the major prizes at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, including the Donohoe Gold Medal, Andrew Downes Performance Prize, Delia Hall Accompaniment Prize, Herbert Lumby Prize, and Sheila and Colina Hodge Memorial Prize.
Edward received a Bachelor of Arts in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, where he studied piano with Francine Kay. In 2016 - 2017, he was named the inaugural Aske-Princeton International Fellow at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hertfordshire, England. After receiving a Master of Music from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, he continues his studies in the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme with Pascal Nemirovski. He is gratefully supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust and Talent Unlimited
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