Lunchtime Concert: Trinity Laban Chamber Musicians

THU 24 MAR 13.05h

Trinity Laban presents a shared concert of solo piano with Anuvrat Choudhary and voice & piano duo with mezzo-soprano Yixuan Qian and pianist Zhibo Cui.

Anuvrat Choudhary
Solo Piano

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
i. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
ii. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

Yixuan Qian & Zhibo Cui
Mezzo-Soprano & Piano Duo

From Vanessa
Must the winter come so soon?

From La clemenza di Tito
Parto, Parto

From Faust
Faites-lui mes aveux

R. Schumann
Meine Rose, Op.90

Die junge Nonne, D.828

Zhou Yi & Lu You
Chai tou feng (Chinese art song)

Anuvrat Choudhary has been studying music and the piano since early childhood and holds a Distinction in both the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of Trinity College London. In 2019, he was the recipient of Olga and Jules Craen Foundation’s ‘Young Musician of the Year’ national-level award, and was a prize winner at multiple all-India piano competitions, including Brillante and ConBrio. He has given solo recitals across cities in India, notably at NCPA, Mumbai. He has been selected as a J N Tata Scholar for his musical achievements and as the first Bagri Foundation Scholar at Trinity Laban. He is also the recipient of a bursary from the Inlaks Shivdasani foundation for his Postgraduate degree. He loves to share his passion for his instrument and for music and finds the concert stage and teaching young musicians the ideal platforms for doing so. He has also been conducting workshops at music schools on different aspects of piano playing such as practising, listening, and memorisation. Having gained an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Ashoka University, he is currently attending Trinity Laban Conservatoire for his Master’s in music with the goal of becoming a pedagogue and pianist.

Yixuan Qian, a Chinese mezzo-soprano, is currently studying opera at Morley Opera School in London, where she has been supported by the Nicholas John Trust and studies Opera with Michalis Angelakis and Nicholas Bosworth. She obtained a Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Vocal Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2021, where she studied singing with Patricia Rozario and was coached by Helen Yorke. She has also been given the Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship for this program. She holds a Master degree in Music performance from University of Surrey in 2019, and an undergraduate honours degree in Music from Chongqing Normal University in China in 2016. Most recently Yixuan Qian has played Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Medoro in Handel’s Orlando and Èboli in Verdi’s Don Carlos (Morley college Opera Scenes 2021-2022), and Chérubin in Massenet’s Chérubin and Suzanne in Milhaud’s La Mère coupable (Trinity Laban Opera Scenes 2021). Yixuan holds a Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa in the United Kingdom.

Zhibo Cui is a Chinese-born pianist and is based in London. In 2010, he won the 2nd prize of Sylvia Gigue International Piano competition in the United States of America.
In 2014, he won the 3rd prize of the cup of Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China.
More recently in July 2019, he took part in the Piano Summer Festival that was held by Royal Academy of Music. Zhibo performed Prelude by Bach, which was transcript by Brett Dean and Peace Piece by Bill Evans. Later in July 2019, he had his debut at St George’s Headstone in London. The programme included Prelude by Bach and Fantasie by Schumann. He studied Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music from 2018 to 2020 and he studied Professional Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music from 2020 to 2021.

St Alfege Church
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 24 March 2022.

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