St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Constance Leung - piano

Friday, 9 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Constance Leung - piano

Tan Dun       

Eight Memories in Watercolour
                            1. Missing Moon
                            2. Staccato Beans
                            3. Herdboy's Song
                            4. Blue Nun
                            5. Red Wilderness
                            6. Ancient Burial
                            7. Floating Clouds
                            8. Sunrain

Maurice Ravel

                 Valses nobles et sentimentales


Claude Debussy              

                 Pour le piano

                             I. Prélude
                             II. Sarabande
                             III. Toccata

Born in Hong Kong, pianist Constance Leung moved to the United Kingdom in 2009. She was awarded the "Most Promising Pianist" at the Godalming Music Festival the year after. Constance is now pursuing a Master's degree in Piano Performance at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Paul Roberts. She has completed her undergraduate Music studies at King's College London, when she also studied the piano with Tessa Nicholson at the Royal Academy of Music. Constance's versatile musicianship is enriched through working with other distinguished artists, including David Dolan, Carole Presland, Charles Owen, Caroline Palmer, Noriko Ogawa, Philip Jenkins, Robert Levin, Joan Havil, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Levon Chilingirian, and Ralph De Souza, amongst others. Constance regularly gives recitals as a soloist and a chamber music player across the U.K. and in Hong Kong. She has performed at venues such as Milton Court Concert Hall, Shaw Library at the London School of Economics, St. James's Church, Paddington, Charterhouse, St-Botolph-Without-Aldgate, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Hong Kong Arts Centre, and Hong Kong Cultural Centre. She has recently had the privilege to collaborate with world-renowned pianist Noriko Ogawa in a piano duet concert. Her upcoming performances include a two-piano concert at King's College London. Also an improvisation pianist, Constance seeks to explore spontaneity in music making. Constance has collaborated with the drama students at the Guildhall School on an improvisatory musical drama act and was thrilled to see how the two art forms complement each other. She aspires to include improvisatory and cross-arts elements in future performances. Constance received a full scholarship to attend Music at Albignac Piano Summer School in 2015. Whilst studying at King's, she was generously supported by the Hong Kong Scholarship Fund. She was also a contralto choral scholar in the renowned college chapel choir, with which she has performed both as a pianist and as a singer in the U.K. and abroad.