Violin and Piano Recital - an evening of Folk, Classical  and Film music

Violin and Piano Recital - an evening of Folk, Classical and Film music

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St James's Church, Sussex Gardens

Sussex Gardens

London

W2 3UD

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Concert violinist and pianist perform heartfelt music from a range of diverse cultures and styles.

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Programme:

Traditional Folk Tune: Fishing Boat at Dusk 渔舟唱晚 (arr. Xu Shuhui)

Traditional Folk Tune: Morning in Miao Ling 苗岭的早晨 (arr. Chen Gang)

Franz Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, D.574, "Grand Duo"

Fritz Kreisler: Tambourin Chinois

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Tan Dun: For The World (from the film "Hero", arr. Laure Chan and Siqian Li)

Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (arr. Laure Chan and Siqian Li)

John Corigliano: The Red Violin Chaconne (from the film "The Red Violin")

Haihuai Huang: Galloping Horse (arr. Laure Chan and Siqian Li)

🍾 Drinks will be available, feel free to enjoy your drinks during the performance.

Violinist Laure Chan and pianist Siqian Li perform a programme that displays elegance, virtuosity, flair and passion. Together they combine music from their classically trained backgrounds, share a passion for film music and explore Chinese folk traditions from their roots.

The programme features iconic music from Grammy award-winning film composers Tan Dun and John Corigliano.

British Franco-Chinese violinist Laure Chan has been described as “a mesmerizing stage presence with the rare ability to draw the attention of the audience into her performance” (Isabelle van Keulen) and “an instinctive musician with a feeling for what is right” (Maxim Vengerov).

Laure Chan has performed in festivals throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas and has been invited as a recitalist and concerto soloist in prominent venues including London's Cadogan Hall, Paris Opéra Bastille and Florence Opera House.

Developing an interest in composition, Laure aims to combine her classical background with inspirations from multiple genres and cultures. On 21 March 2021, Laure released her debut album “Tribute to Bach” featuring staples works by the composer Bach as well as a variety of styles in her original compositions. The album has surpassed 100,000 streams on digital platforms.

Chinese pianist Siqian Li brings elegance, dynamism and exceptional musical quality to her performances. Commended for her ‘virtuosity and talent’ (Annecy Classic Festival), her ‘huge emotional range and effortless pianistic control’ (Paul Lewis CBE), and her ‘graceful and touching’ (Emanuel Ax) approach, Siqian has appeared in concerts and recitals around the world.

Dedicated to the musical arts and connecting with audiences, Siqian is equally content on intimate stages as she is on the major stages. She has performed at international concert halls including Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall, Tokyo Ginza Yamaha Concert Hall, Cairo’s Arabic Music Institute and Boston’s Jordan Hall, and in more unusual settings, with recitals at the London School of Economics, 1901 Arts Club and the ever-charming Fidelio Cafe.

Consistently active on the festival circuit, Siqian has also given recitals at the prestigious Annecy Classic Festival, Festival d’Auvers sur-Oise, Dinard Festival International de Musique, and Lancaster Music Festival, amongst others.

The level of depth Siqian brings to her musical exploration, coupled with her shining pianism, has led to her winning multiple awards, including the top prize of the Chappell Medal Piano Competition, the Imola International Piano Competition, Krainev International Piano Competition, and the Yamaha China Piano Competition Conservatoire. Siqian was also a semi-finalist of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018.

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