Join us on Friday May 22 for “An Evening In With” the 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Yuanfan Yang.
Chopin – Barcarolle in F sharp Op.60
Yang – Ode to the Atlantic
Rachmaninoff – Prelude in D flat Op.32 no 13
Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner 2019 Yuanfan has performed and toured in many countries throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. He has also won numerous piano competitions, including 1st Prize in the Roma International Piano Competition in 2018.
Prior to this, he had won 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in 2015 and 1st Prize of the 4th 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 is also a versatile composer and an accomplished improviser. His composition ‘Waves’ won the overall award in the EPTA UK Composition Competition 2011, and 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 a critical acclaim, including 4* from the International Piano Magazine.
In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we have launched this series of short online concerts, to support the careers of our prizewinners and will be paying them a performance fee.
The concerts are free to view, but viewers will be able to make a voluntary donation to Hastings International Piano Engagement Fund, or choose to join as a friend. For more information please visit the website.
Image Credits: Hastings Piano Competition John Cole .