• 1st Jul 2022
  • 7:30pm
  • £8.00

about this event


This concert will be streamed for the benefit of those who would love to hear the concert but are unable to make it to the auditorium on the night.

We welcome back Hao Zi Yoh who first performed at Cranleigh Arts to an empty auditorium during the 2020 lockdown. The concert was streamed live and was our first to achieve over 1000 hits on YouTube. Her marvellous concert was a huge success and she is looking forward to performing to a live audience at Cranleigh Arts. 


Programme

Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major BWV 828 (19’))

- Ouverture

- Allemande

- Courante

- Aria

- Sarabande

- Menuet

- Gigue


Albeniz: Almeria - from Iberia Book 2 (10')


Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante Op. 22 (14')


Interval 


Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op. 17 (30')

I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden Ton

II. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch

III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten


Debussy: Isle of Joy (6’)


Hao Zi Yoh

Malaysian pianist Hao Zi Yoh was born in 1995 and began her music studies at the age of 3. By the age of 12, she already performed at Carnegie Hall as a gold medalist of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition. Most recently, Hao Zi was selected as participant in the Preliminary Round of Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw 2021. At the age of 14, she moved to Germany to study with Prof. Elza Kolodin at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. It was then she won top prizes in many international competitions including EPTA Belgium, Enschede, RNCM James Mottram (Manchester, 2012) and Concurso international de piano Rotary Club Palma Ramon LLull, Mallorca (Spain 2013).

In 2014, she came under the tutelage of Prof. Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, London, generously supported by Lynn Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, Countess of Munster and Craxton Memorial Trust. She received 3rd Prize at Roma International Piano Competition, the Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Musician from Overseas at the Royal Overseas League Competition. She was also recipient of prestigious Martin Musical Scholarship Trust Philharmonia Piano Fellowships on the Emerging Artists Programme 2017/18. During her studies, she explored her relationship with music and her interest in creating sound colours: her MMus Project 2016 involved collaborating with percussionist Daniel Gonzalez to create a version of Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit for Piano and Percussion.

Apart from this, Hao Zi also participated in creative outreach projects led by the Open Academy for children and elderly with Dementia, where she performed in Music for Moment Concerts at the Wigmore Hall. She collaborated with author-illustrator David Litchfield and improvised to his storytelling of award-winning book “The Bear and the Piano”.

She is further developing her performing career being part of the Keyboard Trust London, Talent Unlimited. Hao Zi is also a piano tutor at King’s College London and gives masterclasses at Imperial College London. 

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