St Mary's Perivale Chopin Festival -
Saturday June 16th 2.00 - 6.00 pm
2.00 pm Mengyang Pan
Polonaise in C sharp minor Op 26 no 1
Ballade no 2 in F Op 38
Waltz in A minor Op 34 no 2
Waltz in A flat Op 69 no 1
Waltz in E minor Op Posth
Mengyang Pan was born in China and has been living in the UK since 2000. She became a student at the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing at the age of nine, and was accepted to study at the Purcell School when aged fourteen before completing her musical education at the Royal College of Music, where she won the Tagore Gold Medal by for outstanding representation of the RCM. In 2011, she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet HM Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh for her contribution to the British music and art industry. She has won prizes winner in many competitions including Rina Sala Gallo International Piano competition 2012, Bromsgrove International Young Musician's Platform 2010, Dudley International Piano Competition 2009, and the Norah Sandes Award 2 009, and has performed in many prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, and Birmingham Symphony Hall. She has appeared with many orchestras and collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy. She enjoys teaching and she is currently working at Imperial College, Blyth Centre for Music and Visual Arts and St Paul's School.
2.35 pm Ke Ma
24 Preludes Op 28
Ke Me has won numerous prizes including the Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition; the 18 Concours International de Piano de la ville de Maisons-Laffitte, and Karoly Mocsari Special Prize. Ke successfully had her début solo recital in Wigmore Hall which was nicely reviewed and was subsequently invited to perform in Chopin Festival, at the Bard University, in New York in 2017. As a soloist, Ke has collaborated internationally with conductors; Christian Ehwald, Daye Lin and Uros Lajovic, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with Brian Wright; the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra in Palace of Arts (Budapest), with Maestro Tamás Gál. Ke studied with Professor Christopher Elton and chamber music with Michael Dussek and Andrew West at the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded Alumni Development Award and received DipRam upon her graduation. During her studies, Ke was generously supported by the Ian Fleming Award from the Help Musicians UK; prizes from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Maisie Lewis Young Artist Fund and the Prince's Award; Currently, study at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Median in Hannover with Professor Arie Vardi.
3.30 pm Florian Mitrea
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op 27 no 1
Nocturne in F minor Op 55 no 1
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Op 22
Described by Martha Argerich as ‘an outstanding young pianist', British-Romanian pianist Florian Mitrea was a double-laureate at the 2017 Scottish, 2017 Saint Priest, 2015 Hamamatsu and 2014 ARD Munich International Piano Competitions. He was also a major prize-winner at the 2018 Harbin – China and RNCM's 2016 James Mottram International Competitions, and joint-winner of the 2016 Verona International Piano Competition. He has performed recitals and concertos in the UK in halls such as King's Place, St John Smith Square, and Colston Hall, and abroad at the Bavarian Radio Studios and Schwetzingen Festspiele in Germany, at the Szymanowsky and Chopin Academies in Poland, at the Seoul Arts Centre in South Korea and at the Sonic Concert Hall and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Hall in Japan. He has performed as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Collegium Musicum in Basel and the George Enescu Philharmonic and Romanian Radio Chamber Orchestras. Reviewers have described Florian's playing as having ‘stupendous virtuosity' (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2017) and ‘phenomenal precision throughout' (The Herald, 2017). His debut solo CD Following the river (released in early 2018) featuring music by Bartok, Liszt, Schubert and three Romanian composers, was highly recommended in a review on the Cross-Eyed Pianist blog.
4.20 pm Iyad Sughayer
Polonaise in B flat minor Op Posth
Rondo à la Mazur Op 5
Mazurkas Op 33 nos 1-4
Allegro de concert Op 46
Born in 1993, the Jordanian-Palestinian pianist Iyad Sughayer has performed numerous recitals and concertos across the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. Educated at Chetham's School and the Royal Northern College or Music. He has been a soloist the European Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, the Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Chetham's Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Youth Orchestra and the Cairo and Amman Symphony Orchestras. His most recent performances have taken place at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Cathedral and the Stoller Hall where he made his debut on BBC radio 3; the Laeiszhalle and Steinway-Haus in Hamburg as well as Frankfurt's Bechstein Centrum and London's Wigmore Hall, King's Place, The Reform Club, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James's Piccadilly. Future engagements include recitals in Europe and the Middle East and concerto performances with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Jordanian National Orchestra. Iyad is currently studying with Martino Tirimo and Peter Tuite at Trinity Laban Conservatoire College of Music and Dance receiving the David And Margaret Lipsey and the Derek Butler Scholarships and was recently awarded the Trinity Laban Gold Medal.
5.10 pm Ashley Fripp
Ballade no 3 in A flat Op 47
Nocturne in F sharp minor Op 48 no 2
Nocturne in E flat Op 55 no 2
Waltzes Op 70 nos 1-3
Berceuse Op 57
Scherzo no 4 in E Op 54
British pianist Ashley Fripp frequently appears as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls. He has won prizes at more than a dozen national and international competitions, including the coveted Gold Medal from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the 8th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, 1st Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition, Semi-Finalist Prize in the Leeds International Piano Competition, the Keyboard Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition and 3rd Prize at the Concours Européen de Piano (France). He was chosen as a 'Rising Star' by the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), and has also performed in the Chipping Campden, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bath and City of London Festivals as well as the Festival Pontino di Musica (Italy). He recently graduated with a Masters degree and Artist Diploma, both with distinction, from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is currently studying with Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy) in addition to undertaking doctoral studies into the piano music of Thomas Adès.