Music at  ST MARY'S   Perivale

St Mary's Perivale Chopin Festival -
Session 2
Saturday June 16th 2.00 - 6.00 pm

2.00 pm Yuanfan Yang

Two Bourrées
Polonaise in A Op 40 no 1
Nocturne in B Op 32 no1
Nocturne in F Op 15 no 1
Cantabile in B flat
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op 66
Waltz in D flat Op 64 no 1

Yuanfan Yang was born in Edinburgh and passed Grade 8 with Distinction at the age of 8. He studied piano at Chetham's School of Music from 2008-2015 and is now studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He has won numerous competitions including 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in the USA in 2015, and 1st Prize of the 4th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, Germany in 2014. He has also won the first prizes in the Keyboard Category of BBC Young Musician 2012, the UK Liszt Society International Piano Prize 2015, the Royal Academy of Music's Sterndale Bennett Prize 2015 and the 9th Grand Prix Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition 2016 etc. He has performed at many major venues in the UK, and has performed concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Mozart, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. He also a versatile composer, and several of his works have been performed and broadcast. In September 2014, his new Piano Concerto – ‘The Wilderness'- was premiered in China and performed again in Manchester in 2015 to critical acclaim. His debut album is out on Orchid Classics.

2.40 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.


3.25 pm Mikhail Shilyaev

Nocturne in C sharp minor Op 27 no 1
Nocturne in F minor Op 55 no 1
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Op 22

Mikhail Shilyaev was born in Izhevsk, Russia. He started learning piano at the age of six and won several regional piano competitions at a young age. He studied in Russia, Germany and in the UK. As a soloist with orchestra, he has recently performed with Musikkollegium Winterthur, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, RNCM Concert Orchestra, the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra. In July 2010 Mikhail won the Bronze Medal at the prestigious Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition in Lisbon.Mikhail lives in London and plays mostly in the UK and Europe. He has been taking part in numerous festivals across Europe including Zaubersee festival in Lucerne. Among his chamber music partners are Boris Brovtsyn, Anastasia Kobekina, Natalie Clein and Mihi Kim. He is also known for his collaboration with singers including rising stars Anna Gobachyova, Nardus Williams and Tuuli Takkala He is interested in historical performance practice and often gives recitals on fortepianos. His repertoire stretches from early Baroque to contemporary music with its focus on J. S. Bach, Viennese classics, German romantics and Chopin. He recently released two critically acclaimed CDs on Toccata Classics and Stone Records.

4.05 - 4.30 Tea interval

4.30 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.

6.00 - 7.00 pm Supper Interval


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