Tuesday 25 January 3.00 pm
Yuanfan Yang (piano)
Mozart: Piano sonata in C K330 (17')
Allegro / Andante / Allegretto
Chopin: 24 Preludes Op 28 (39')
Yuanfan Yang has won numerous piano competitions, including 1 st Prize in the Roma International Piano Competition in 2018. Prior to this, he had won 1 st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in 2015 and 1 st Prize of the 4 th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar in 2014. He was the Keyboard Winner and a Grand Finalist of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2012. Yuanfan has performed and toured in many countries throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, and has performed with concertos with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Minnesota Orchestra and the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra amongst many others.Yuanfan is also a versatile composer and an accomplished improviser. His composition ‘Waves' won the Overall Award in the EPTA UK Composition Competition 2011, and Highly-Commended in the BBC Proms Young Composers Competition 2011. His ‘Haunted Bell' won first prize in the Golden Key International Composition Competition in 2012. In August 2019, Yuanfan toured his own Piano Concerto No. 1 ‘The Wilderness' in China as the soloist with the China National Orchestra of Theatre & Dance, and in September 2019, Yuanfan's new Piano Concerto No. 2 ‘The Peony Pavilion' was premiered with the Hornton Symphony Orchestra in London.Yuanfan's debut album Watercolour was released in September 2017 by Orchid Classics to critical acclaim, including 4* from International Piano Magazine . Yuanfan recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a First Class Honours Bachelor Degree. He is now studying for his master's degree at the Royal College of Music.
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