Music atT ST MARY'S PPerivale


Sunday 4 July 4.00 pm

Streamed LIVE concert in an empty church

St Mary's Perivale Chopin Afternoon

Pianists selected for the Preliminary Round of
the 18th Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw
to be held 12-23 July 2021.

Yuanfan Yang - 4.0 pm

Mazurka in C Op 33 no 2 (3')
Mazurka in B minor Op 33 no. 4 (5')
Etude in C Op 10 no 1 (2')
Etude in E Op 10 no. 3 (4')
Etude in G flat Op 10 no 5 (2')
Etude in A flat Op 10 no 10 (3')
Barcarolle Op 60 (10')


Hao Zi Yoh – 4.40 pm

Nocturne in B Op 9 no 3 (7')
Mazurka in A minor Op 59 no 1 (4')
Mazurka in F sharp minor Op 59 no 3 (4')
Etude in C sharp minor Op 10 no 4 (3')
Etude in C Op 10 no 7 (2')
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 (11')


Ignas Maknickas – 5.20 pm

Etude in F Op 10 no 8 (3')
Etude in B minor Op 25 no 10 (4')
Nocturne in C sharp minor Op 27 no 1 (5')
Barcarolle Op 60 (10')
Mazurka in A minor Op 59 no 1 (4')
Mazurka in F sharp minor Op 59 no 3 (4')


Bocheng Wang – 6.00 pm

Nocturne in E Op 62 no 2 (6')
Etude in F Op10 no 8 (3')
Etude in G sharp minor Op 25 no 6 (2')
Mazurka in A flat Op 50 no 2 (4')
Mazurka in C sharp minor Op 50 no 3 (6')
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 (11')
(Approx 32 minutes)

And possibly…

Cristian Sandrin - 6.40 pm (to be confirmed)

Etude in B minor Op 25 no 10 (4')
Etude in A minor Op 25 no 11 (4')
Ballade no 4 in F minor Op 52 (11')
Nocturne in E Op 62 no 2 (5')
Mazurka in D flat Op 30 no 3 (3')
Mazurka in C sharp minor Op 30 no 4 (4')

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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.

Hao Zi Yoh was born in 1995 in Malaysia. By the age of 12, she already performed at Carnegie Hall as a gold medallist of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. In Malaysia, Hao Zi studied under Chong Lim Ng, who showed her the path into the classical music world. At the age of 14, she moved to Germany to study at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. She won top prizes in many international competitions including EPTA Belgium, Enschede, RNCM James Mottram (Manchester, 2012) and Concurso internacional de piano Rotary Club Palma Ramon LLull, Mallorca (Spain 2013). In 2014, she came to study with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She received 3rdPrize at Roma International Piano Competition, the Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Musician from Overseas at the Royal Overseas League Competition. She was also recipient of prestigious Martin Musical Scholarship Trust Philharmonia Piano Fellowships on the Emerging Artists Programme 2017/18. A Young Steinway Artist, Hao Zi is currently based in London and has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Southbank Royal Festival Hall, Salle Cortot, Steinway Hall London, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (Malaysia) and Teatro Quirino (Italy). She is further developing her performing career being part of the Keyboard Trust London, Talent Unlimited. Hao Zi is also a piano tutor at King's College London and gives masterclasses at Imperial College London.

Ignas Maknickas was born in California in 1998 and grew up in Lithuania. In 2017 he graduated from the National M.K. Ciurlionis School of Art in Vilnius. The School-Leaving Certificate with Honours was presented to him by the President of Lithuania, H.E. Dalia Grybauskaite. Since September 2017 Ignas has been studying with Professor Joanna MacGregor at the Royal Academy of Music, on a full scholarship. Ignas has appeared in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Russia, the UK and USA. He has played for the Swedish Royal Family's delegation in Vilnius and participated in such festivals as the PianoTexas, Mozarteum Summer Academy, Oxford Piano, Schleswig-Holstein, MusicFest Perugia and Vilnius Piano. Recently Ignas had solo recitals at the Steinway Hall in London, the Vaidilos Theatre in Vilnius, Kinross House in Scotland and Charlottenborg Festival Hall in Copenhagen. Ignas has taken 1st Prize at the XIX Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Youth in Szafarnia, 1st Prize at the XX Piano Competition “Young Virtuoso” in Zagreb, and 3rd Prize at the Piano Competition in Enschede. Most recently he has won 3rd Prize at the Aarhus Piano Competition 2019 and was a semi-finalist at the 2017 Young Concert Artists Auditions in NYC, USA. Honours include “Letters of Appreciation” from the President of Lithuania and the “Little St Christopher's Award”. Since 2016 he has been an Artist of the Arts Global Foundation. Ignas is a recipient of the Molyneaux Prize in 2018, and an ABRSM Scholarship Award in 2019 and 2020.

Bocheng Wang is a scholar of the Elton John Award, Drake Calleja Trust and YAMAHA Foundation of Europe. He is also an artist of the Keyboard Charitable Trust and Talent Unlimited Foundation. Born in Lanzhou, China. Bocheng Wang first began his career by performing a celebratory concert in honour of HM The Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, where he made a debut performing Mozart's Concerto in D minor No.20 with the London Mozart Players in June 2016. More recently, he performed Prokofiev's Piano Concert no 3 with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in January 2020, cond;ucted by John Wilson. He has performed in many venues such as the Wigmore Hall, King's Place, St.Martins-in-the-field and FAZIOLI Hall. He is a prizewinner in many prestigious international piano competitions, including Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarships Competition(First Prize), Croydon Concerto Competition(First Prize), Liszt International Society Piano Competition(Second prize), The “Young Pianist of the North” International Piano Competition(Third Prize), UK Open International Piano Competition(Fifth Prize) and Semifinalist at the Santander International Piano Competition. He also appeared in many international festivals such as Konzertarbeitswochen Goslar(Germany), PianoTexas(USA), Ferrara,(Italy) Oxford and Dartington(UK). Most recently, Bocheng has graduated from his Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours under professor Christopher Elton and he is currently studying his Master Degree under Professor Ian Fountain at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Cristian Sandrin was born in Bucharest and first studied in Romania, winning numerous local competitions and having his public debut at the age of 13. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, with Diana Ketler and Christopher Elton, receiving a DipRAM distinction, awarded for an outstanding performance for the Master of Music final recital, and the Advanced Diploma. Cristian toured extensively across the UK as an artist of the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme from 2018 to 2020 and performed a successful debut solo recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2017, supported by the Kirckman Concert Society. Further support from Imogen Cooper's Music Trust provided Cristian with exclusive mentorship and guidance in 2017. Since 2019, Cristian is being supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust. He is a laureate of many international competitions, most recently being awarded the “Roslyn Tureck Special Prize” for the best interpretation of Bach during the Olga Kern International Piano Competition 2019 in New Mexico, USA. Other recent achievements included top prizes in the Città di Ollegio Piano Competition (2019), Concours Musical de Versailles (2019), the Windsor International Piano Competition (2018), the Sheepdrove Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2018), Automobile Club de France Piano Competition (2011), the “Animato” Competition in Paris (2012), ProPiano International Competition (2010), “Yourii Boukoff” Competition (2009) and the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition (2015). Cristian is grateful extremely grateful to the Tillett Trust, the Hattori Trust, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Help Musicians UK, the Cohen Foundation, the Harold Craxton Memorial Trust and the Royal Society of Musicians. A



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