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Ning Hui See plays Bach, Adès and Clara Schumann

Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543, S 462 No 1 - Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Franz Liszt
  2. Darknesse visible - Thomas Adès
  3. Soirées musicales Op 6 - Clara Wieck Schumann

Ning Hui See is a pianist from Singapore recognised for her "refined touch … and an all-rounded musical personality" (The Straits Times). Currently based in London, the 23-year-old has appeared in recitals in London at the Steinway Hall, Regent Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St James' Piccadilly, the Old Royal Naval College, Victoria & Albert Museum and Leighton House Museum. Elsewhere in the UK, she has given concerts at the Pallant House Gallery, The Venue at the Leeds College of Music, the Wells Cathedral School and the Yehudi Menuhin School. Additional concerts have brought her to Padua and Venice in Italy, the Steinway Gallery in Manila and the Harris Hall at Aspen, Colorado. She has performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto in Padua and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Danube Orchestra in Budapest. Over the years, her homecoming concerts at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore have been lauded for her passion, her sound and her mastery of various styles. Ning Hui's performances have been featured on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3.

Ning Hui’s awards include top prizes at the 'Citta di Padova' International Competition in Italy and the Cesar Franck International Piano Competition in Belgium, as well as the Mmsf Mark James Piano Award. She was a 2014 BBC Young Musician keyboard finalist and the 2014 Sevenoaks Young Musician. As the Grand Prize Winner at the 2012 Singapore Steinway Youth Competition, she represented the country at the Asia Pacific Finals. Ning Hui received the Esther Fisher Prize from the Royal College of Music, where her performances at the finals of the college's top competitions - the Chappell Medal, Schumann and Concerto Competitions - were highly-commended. Her studies were supported by the Gylla Godwin Scholarship, the Charles Napper Scholarship and the St Marylebone Educational Foundation Grant.

In Singapore, Ning Hui received her early musical training from Fang Yuan at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Special Young Talents) and the acclaimed pianist Albert Tiu. She has worked in masterclasses with esteemed artists such as Barry Douglas, Leslie Howard, Sergio De Simone, Martino Tirimo and Sofya Gulyak. She has studied with Arie Vardi and Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Aspen Music Festival, as well as Nelita True and Peter Donohoe at the Chetham’s Summer School. Ning Hui currently studies with Deniz Gelenbe at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as an Alfred Kitchin Scholar. She attained her Master of Music with Distinction and Bachelor of Music (Hons) First Class from the Royal College of Music, where she studied with John Byrne and Dmitri Alexeev.

Besides her solo engagements, Ning Hui is a passionate chamber musician and music teacher. She enjoys composition and research, possessing a particular interest in the correlation between historical events and musical developments. She is a Concordia Artist and Talent Unlimited Artist with upcoming engagements in the UK and Sweden.

(Free recital with retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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