San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a delightful evening showcasing the amazing talents of three multi-award winning young Chinese musicians.
Proceeds of the concert will go to support the outreach work of Chinese Welfare Trust to improve the welfare of older Chinese people living in the UK.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries.
Doors open at 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start.
The programme for the evening include:
Piano Solo by Catherine Cheung
CHOPIN Fantasie in F Minor
SCRIABIN LH Prelude and Nocturne
Soprano Chen Wang sings
O Mio Babbino Caro (from opera 'Gianni Schicchi’ by Puccini)
Mi Chiamano Mimi (from ‘La Boheme’ by Puccini)
Tu che di gel sei cinta (from ‘Turandot’ by Puccini)
Summertime (from Opera ‘Porgy and Bess’ by George Gershwin)
I've got music, I've got rhythm (Gershwin)
Violin solo by Jian Ren
RAVEL Violin Sonata No.2
BRIGHT SHENG Violin Solo
About the musicians
Catherine Cheung, pianist
With successes such as winning BBC Young Composer of the Year, and performing at venues such as the Purcell Room and King’s Place, Catherine Cheung has established herself as both a pianist and a composer. Catherine was a finalist in the ‘2nd International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists’. She has performed at venues including St. Lawrence Jewry (Guildhall, London), Steinway Hall (London), Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Louis Vuitton Maison (Bond Street), and took part in the Lang Lang Inspire scheme performing at the Royal Festival Hall. Future projects include a composing project in collaboration with Silk Street Sinfonia and taking part in the International ‘A. Scriabin’ Piano Competition 2017 in Grosseto, Italy.
Chen Wang, soprano
Chen Wang has performed in Britain and Europe. After completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, she went on to do her third degree at London School of Theology. Chen has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Broadway Theatre, the Museum of Dockland, the Cockpit Theatre and Back Theatre. She performed in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of The People’s Republic China in London which was held by Chinese Embassy, and also sang in the celebration of Chinese National Day in Cadogan Hall in 2016.
Jian Ren, violinist
Jian Ren is currently a Frederick Johnston Scholar at the Royal College of Music. He has won numerous awards including 2nd Prize & Audience Prize at Mirecourt International Violin Competition, 3rd prize at Avignon International Violin Competition, Boise Foundation Scholarship, RCM Violin Prize, and the MBF Manoug Parikian Prize. As a soloist, he has collaborated with various orchestras including the Mâcon Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Todmorden Symphony Orchestra and the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he won the Royal College of Music Concerto prize and subsequently performed Luciano Berio’s Corale with the RCM String Orchestra. He has been a member of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni Orchestra, and the Explore Ensemble.
When & Where
Chinese Welfare Trust
About the Chinese Welfare Trust
Chinese Welfare Trust ("CWT") was established in 2008 as a national charity. We exist to improve the quality and dignity of life for Chinese communities across the UK. Our primary objective is to meet the needs of the section of Chinese population who are elderly, marginalised and isolated in our community owing to a language barrier.
Our current service is outreach in nature. Since 2013 we have been working closely with Soho Housing Association to provide services to their Chinese-speaking clients. We have since expanded this successful model to help more users who are tenants of City West Homes and Sanctuary Housing. We engage a Chinese-speaking floating support worker who make weekly visits to elderly clients in their own homes, and provide an advocacy service as well as practical assistance on welfare, housing, health and elder abuse. We advocate a joined-up working approach and help bring together statutory and other voluntary service providers to ensure a client's interest is best served. In our latest monitoring exercise we had a near 100% satisfaction rate about our services.
We also operate a signposting service to those seeking sheltered housing and extra care homes. We take it upon ourselves to forge a closer working relationship with Chinese community organisations and actively promote their elderly home help services to those needing them.