St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Nina Leo - piano

Friday, 10 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Nina Leo - piano

Programme

Debussy

From Preludes Book 1

IV. Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (The sounds and fragrances swirl in the evening air)

V.   Les collines d'Anacapri (The hills of Anacapri)

Bach, arr. Busoni

Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Saviour of the heathens)

Chaconne from Partita in D minor for solo violin

Biography

Thai - Swiss pianist Nina Leo has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is a prizewinner of numerous competitions and festivals. She has given solo recitals in venues worldwide such as Steinway Hall, St. Martin in the Fields, The Amadeus Centre, and Goethe Auditorium. Nina has appeared with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and also participates in various instrumental ensembles including a one-month concert tour with the Amici Piano Quartet aboard a five-star cruise liner. Nina is active in many fields of the music profession, including performance, education, and research and currently lives and works as a performer and teacher in London.

Nina's multi-cultural background, strong academic training, and international performance experience give light to versatile interpretations of both popular and more obscure works. She has premiered several works by contemporary composers and has a broad spectrum of musical interests covering all genres. Nina's musical training began in her hometown of Chiang Mai, Thailand where she studied piano with Professor Bennett Lerner before moving to New York to study Music and English Literature at Cornell University. In 2003, Nina relocated to London to attend the Royal Academy of Music where she gained her LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music) Teaching Diploma in 2006 and graduated from the BMus Course in Piano Performance with Honours in 2009.

2012 and 2013 highlights included numerous concert tours of Thailand and solo recitals at Steinway Hall, The Forge, Burgh House Museum, and Lauderdale House amongst others. She also performed at the 1901 Arts Club as part of London Open House and recorded Debussy's L'Isle Joyeuse for a music video at 137 Pillars House Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Plans for 2013 include an emphasis on the transcriptions and reinventions of Baroque musical forms by Romantic and 20th Century composers and this focus will be incorporated in recital programs across Thailand and the UK.