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Yaoying Wang (piano) plays Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Scriabin and Debussy

Wednesday February 28, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Prelude and Fugue No 26 in C minor, from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier' BWV 871 - Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, from 12 Lieder S 558 - Franz Schubert, transcribed by Franz Liszt
  3. Scherzo No 4 in E Op 54 - Fryderyk Chopin
  4. 2 Poèmes Op 32 - Alexander Scriabin
  5. Images for Piano (Book 1, 1905) L 110 - Claude Debussy

Pianist Yaoying Wang has performed in major venues including the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, The Steinway Hall, Kings Place, the Dukes Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, David Jones Recital Hall, Marlow Piano Society, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and Liaoning Grand Theatre. Yaoying has played piano concertos with several orchestras across Europe and won top prizes, including the Asian TOYAMA Cup Piano Competition and the Yamaha Piano Competition in China. She was recently a finalist in the John Longmire Piano Competition and the Alfred Kitchen Piano Competition, semi-finalist of the Trinity Laban Soloist Competition, and the first prize winner at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition with her duo partner, violinist Elena Abad.

Yaoying is an experienced chamber music performer with a wide range of repertoire. She has been a member of chamber groups performing in venues such as King’s Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.Yaoying initially studied with Danwen Wei, one of the few students of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz. In 2004 she entered the Shenyang Conservatory of Music’s pre-college with the highest mark in the audition for admission.

Yaoying decided to study in London and in 2013 she received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music, and Master of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in 2015, studying with leading English pianist Colin Stone and international concert pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson. Currently she is studying for her Postgraduate Artist Diploma at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as a Trinity Laban Award Scholar and a Trinity College London Scholar. She is also supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship and the Alfred Kitchen Scholarship, studying with Deniz Gelenbe and Peter Tuite.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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