Yuanfan Yang, piano & composition (Lunchtime Recital)

Date: Monday 24 April 2023 12:15–1:15pm
Venue: Reform Club Library, 104 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EW

Yuanfan Yang (2018 BPSE Intercollegiate Piano Competition Third Prizewinner)
Supported by the Tillett Trust

Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op. 42
Yang Waves
Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28
Improvisations based on themes and styles suggested by the audience

Born in Edinburgh, pianist and composer Yuanfan Yang is a First Class Graduate of both the
Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal College of Music in London, the latter of which he is
studying now on the Artist Diploma course as a Scholar.

This year Yuanfan won 2nd Prize in the First Ljubljana Festival International Piano Competition in Slovenia, after performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Castro. He also won 3 special prizes: for Best Beethoven Sonata, for Best Romantic Work, and for Best Chopin.

Yuanfan’s Piano Concerto No. 1 The Wilderness, scored for solo piano and full symphony orchestra and written at the age of 17, premiered in Qianjiang, China and was subsequently performed in Manchester, London, Paris and Wuhan. In 2017 this concerto was chosen for substantial funding by the China National Arts Fund and subsequently funded eight public performances with the China National Orchestra of Theatre & Dance throughout several cities in China between 2017-2019. In September 2019, Yuanfan’s Piano Concerto No. 2 The Peony Pavilion premiered at the Greenwood Theatre in London with the Hornton Chamber Orchestra, with him as the soloist.

Image: Yuanfang at the 3rd Cao Yu International Festival of Culture (2014), Qianjiang, China

Tickets: £15
Dress code: Lounge suits
Bookings close on Friday 21 April 2023 at 5pm. (Refunds cannot be made after this date).

Please contact clubevents@reformclub.com to reserve a place using the reference code BEETHOVEN SOCIETY and the organisers will contact you to take payment over the phone.

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