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Melody Lin (cello) and Andrea Emanuele (piano) play Beethoven and Britten

Friday April 27, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for Cello and Piano No 2 in G minor Op 5 No 2 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Suite No 1 for solo cello Op 72 - Benjamin Britten

Melody Lin is a young Taiwanese cellist with a special aptitude to the development of fresh perspectives on solo as well as chamber music, both interpretation and performance. Prior to her studies at the Royal College of Music in London, she studied under a number of internationally recognized musicians, including Michael Reynolds, Benjamin Zander, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Ling-Yi Ouyang. She began making a name for herself in the US, where she performed in major concert halls with different ensembles including the Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center. Her recent career highlights include a recital of solo works by Bach and Britten at the University of Cambridge, and a 2016 Chopin Project concert series that toured Poland and London with Polish pianist Artur Haftman .

Together with Australian violinist Sally Law and Indonesian pianist Stephanie Onggowinoto, Melody formed Mellanie Trio in 2014 and has performed in various chamber music series. In 2015, Mellanie Trio gave a recital at St James Piccadilly, supported by Concordia Foundation, where they received a standing ovation. Melody has also organized and performed a sold-out concert for Richard Lester Cello Ensemble, and performed in a Steven Reich Composition Masterclass at Royal College of Music. She also took part in ‘A Tribute to William Pleeth’ concert by the London Cello Society, as a member of the cello ensemble. Additionally, she was an assistant at London Bridge Academy at Menuhin School, where she translated for masterclasses and chamber coaching, and performed in the gala concert with faculty members.

Melody is currently a MA Student at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and she is Trinity Laban Award Scholar and a The Joan Andrews Scholar.

Andrea Emanuele was born in Palermo, in 1994. He started studying piano at the age of 7 as a pupil of Suor Anna Giovanna Messina, and continued studying at the Conservatorio “V. Bellini” of Palermo in 2004 as a student of Marzia Manno, graduating cum laude and special mention. He has studied with Stefan Vladar at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien. He has participated to many Master Classes held by internationally renowned artists, such as Ennio Pastorino, An Li Pang, Gianluca Luisi, James Creitz, Alessandro Damerini, Macha Yanouchevskij, Alexander Trostianski, Giulio Potenza, Elena Ponzoni, Giuseppe Andaloro, Daniel Rivera, Benedetto Lupo. He has played as soloist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber music pianist in prestigious venues such as the Conservatorio di Musica 'V Bellini' in Palermo, the Teatro Politeama in Palermo, the International Orestiadi Festival in Gibellina, the Teatro Manzoni in Pistoia, Blackheath Halls in Blackheath, London. He has won many prizes in national and international competition. He is now studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, as a student of Sergio de Simone.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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