Pianista Yuanfan Yang Montecchio Emilia 2019
SABATO 8 GIUGNO, ORE 18.00: RITORNA IL “GIUGNO MUSICALE”
Nel primo appuntamento, come da tradizione, sarà nostro ospite il vincitore del Concorso Internazionale Chopin di Roma 2018: il giovane pianista Yuanfan Yang, proporrà un programma con musiche di Beethoven, Chopin, Yang, Brahms e Rachmaninov. Ingresso gratuito. Oggi pomeriggio alle 18 nel cortile del Castello di Montecchio Emilia primo incontro della rassegna “Giugno musicale” con il concerto per pianoforte di Yuanfan Yang, pianista e compositore, vincitore del Concorso Internazionale Chopin di Roma 2018. Dopo un saluto del sindaco Fausto Torelli e la breve introduzione del maestro Andrea Talmelli.
In March 2019, Yuanfan was named as one of the winners of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, as well as the Special Prize for Best British Contestant, after his performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in 1997, Edinburgh, Yuanfan began learning the piano when he was 6, passed Grade 8 with Distinction at the age of 8 and achieved a Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) when he was 10. He was awarded the AMusTCL Diploma in Music Theory with Distinction in 2015. He studied with Dr Murray McLachlan at Chetham’s School of Music from 2008, and since 2015 he has been studying with Professor Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music. Yuanfan has won numerous piano competitions, including 1st Prize of the Prix Animato Tarnow Competition 2018, and 1st Prize and the Marcella Crudeli Diploma Prize for Youngest Finalist in the Roma International Piano Competition 2018, Italy. Prior to this, he had won 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in the USA in 2015, and 1st Prize of the 4th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, Germany in 2014, with which he was awarded the Special Prize for Best Interpretation of a Classical Sonata, the Special Prize for Best Interpretation of Works by Liszt, the Special Prize for Best Composition and Improvisation, the Junior Jury Prize, and the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) Prize for Most Outstanding Contestant. Yuanfan is also a fluent sight-reader, having been the champion of the ongoing Michael Abraham Sight-Reading Award six years in a row, ever since he joined Chetham’s. He has also won 1st Prizes in the UK Liszt Society International Piano Prize 2015, the Royal Academy of Music’s Lilian Davies Prize 2018 and Sterndale Bennett Prize 2015, and the 9th Grand Prix Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition 2016. He was the Keyboard Category Winner and a Grand Finalist of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition 2012 and won both category and overall prizes at the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) UK Piano Competition 2010. As the youngest participant and top eight semi-finalist in the Cleveland International Piano Competition 2016, Yuanfan’s performances earned him the Special AAF (Alink Argerich Foundation) Prize.
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