WED 8 DEC 13.10h

Raymond Wui-Man Yiu presents a programme of Chopin and Schumann from the beautiful setting of St James's Piccadilly.

Attend in person or watch online on St James's, Piccadilly's YouTube Channel

Chopin Nocturne in B major, Op. 62 No. 1

Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor Op. 23

Schumann Humoreske Op. 20
Einfach – Sehr rasch und leicht – Wie im Anfang
Hastig – Nach und nach immer lebhafter und stärker – Adagio
Einfach und zart – Intermezzo
Innig – Sehr lebhaft – Mit einigem Pomp Zum Beschluß

Born in Hong Kong, Raymond Wui-Man Yiu began piano lessons aged four. He moved to Aberdeen, Scotland in 2008 and attended the Aberdeen City Music School studying the piano with Peter Evans. During his time at ACMS, he made his concerto debut with the Meadows Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh in 2010. He also won the title of Aberdeen Young Musician of the Year, which led to a performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Aberdeen Youth Symphony Orchestra. He won prizes at the Edinburgh Competition Festival, including the coveted Concerto Prize where he performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Festival Orchestra. He gave recitals at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2012 he won a scholarship to study with Joan Havill at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he obtained his Master's and Bachelor's degrees with Distinction. He has recently been awarded the Felix Marr Award, 3rd Prize at 2019 Norah Sande Awards, Highly Commended Prize at 2019 Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition. He also won Third Prize at 2018 Windsor International Piano Competition, and subsequently has been invited to join the KNS Classical Label. Other successes included Third Prize at Watford International Piano Competition 2018 and First Prizes at the Springboard Concerto Competition in Brighton and the Worthing Concerto Competition. He is currently on the Artist Diploma programme at Trinity Laban as a Trinity College Music scholar. He is grateful for the generous support by the Leathersellers' Company, Deena Shypitka Music Award, Dewar Arts Awards, Phyllis Simons Award, the Guildhall School Trust and Christine Brown Trust. Visit his website www.rayyiu.com for more information. St James’s Chuch would welcome a donation of £5, or any amount that you feel above to give. Donations can be made in cash, by tap donation, on our website, by texting WREN to 70085 (eg WREN10 to donate £10, plus the cost of a standard text message).

St James's Piccadilly
Admission free

Dates and times

This event finished on 06 December 2021.

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