An Evening In With…Yuanfan Yang
Hastings International Piano presents a series of online short concerts.
In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this series to support the careers of our prizewinners and will be paying them a performance fee.
Join us on Friday 22nd May 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.