St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Frans van Schoonhoven – violin, and Chiahu Lee – piano

Friday, 13 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Frans van Schoonhoven – violin, and Chiahu Lee – piano

N Medtner

Violin Sonata no. 3 in E minor, op. 57, "Epica"

  i. Introduzione - Andante meditamente

 ii. Scherzo - Allegro molto vivace e leggiero

iii. Andante con moto

iv. Finale - Allegro molto

Frans van Schoonhoven, born in 1991 in Enschede, The Netherlands, took his first violin lessons at the age of four. At age eleven he auditioned for the Jaap van Zweden School of Music, the junior academy of ArtEZ conservatoire Enschede, where he studied with Aimée Broeders and Skye Carman. In 2010 he was awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he had lessons with the famous chamber musician Pavel Fischer. After graduating in 2014, Frans continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden where he has lessons with violinist and violist Yura Lee.

Frans has given concerts in countries throughout Europe including The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Austria, Latvia, Slovakia, Luxemburg and Greece. Solo performances with orchestras include works such as Jenö Hubay's Hejre Kati, Vivaldi's 'Winter' and the Bruch violin concerto. During his time in the UK he was in the finals of the RNCM concerto competition and he received the second prize in the Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize. Other solo prizes include a third prize at the Prinses Christina Concours, second prize at the Inter Provinciaal Muziek Concours and first prize in Enschede's Muziekfestival.

www.fransvanschoonhoven.com

Born in 1991 in Luxembourg, Chiahu 'Chia-Chia' Lee began studying piano at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg City with Caroline Tse and Beatrice Rauchs when she was just seven years of age. In 2008, she received her Premier Prix in chamber music with great distinction, as well as the Prix Supérieur in piano with distinction in the following year.

For both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Chiahu won an entrance scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music. Under the tutelage of Helen Krizos, she completed her Bachelor's degree with distinction in 2014 and obtained her Master's diploma in the following year.

An autodidact in photography and design, Chiahu had her first solo exhibition in February curated by ArtVanguard in Manchester, and was awarded first prize at the RNCMCU photography competition later in June. As a classical pianist, Chiahu was the finalist of the RNCM Schubert Prize, the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Piano Festival and the Lions Club International European Music Competition, and has been awarded third prize at the RNCM Recital Prize, the Stephen Bell Award, the William Humphreys Dayas Prize, the Helen Porthouse Prize and the Pinson/Pierce Award for Bach performance. Since October 2015, Chiahu also teaches piano at the Conservatoire de la ville de Luxembourg.

www.chiahulee.com

Frans van Schoonhoven, born in 1991 in Enschede, The Netherlands, auditioned for the Jaap van Zweden School of Music at the age of eleven where he studied with Aimée Broeders and Skye Carman. In 2010 he was awarded a place at the Royal Northern College of Music, under the tutelage of Pavel Fischer. Frans continued his studies in 2014 at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden where he had lessons with violinist and violist Yura Lee. Frans has given concerts in countries throughout Europe and has received numerous prizes such as the Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize, third prize at the Prinses Christina Concours, second prize at the Inter Provinciaal Muziek Concours and first prize in Enschede's Muziekfestival.

www.fransvanschoonhoven.com

Born in 1991 in Luxembourg, Chiahu 'Chia-Chia' Lee began studying piano at the Conservatoire of Luxembourg City with Caroline Tse and Beatrice Rauchs. For both her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Chiahu won an entrance scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music. Under the tutelage of Helen Krizos, she completed her Bachelor's degree with distinction in 2014 and obtained her Master's diploma the following year. Chiahu was the finalist of the RNCM Schubert Prize, the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Piano Festival and the Lions Club International European Music Competition, and has been awarded third prize at the RNCM Recital Prize, the Stephen Bell Award, the William Humphreys Dayas Prize, the Helen Porthouse Prize and the Pinson/Pierce Award for Bach performance.

www.chiahulee.com