St Bride's: Music - Chu-Yu Yang – violin, Tung Khng Chua – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Chu-Yu Yang – violin, Tung Khng Chua – piano

Friday, 5 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Chu-Yu Yang – violin, Tung Khng Chua – pianoChu-Yu Yang – violin, Tung Khng Chua – piano

B Bartók

6 Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56

1. Bot tánc / Jocul cu bâtă (Stick Dance)

2. Brâul (Sash Dance)

3. Topogó / Pe loc (In One Spot)

4. Bucsumí tánc / Buciumeana (Dance from Bucsum)

5. Román polka / Poarga Românească (Romanian Polka)

6. Aprózó / Mărunțel (Fast Dance)

G Fauré

Violin Sonata no. 1 in A major, op. 13

1. Allegro molto

2. Andante

3. Allegro vivo

4. Allegro quasi presto

R Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on Greensleeves

F Kreisler

Farewell to Cucullain (Londonderry air)

Chu-Yu Yang started playing the violin at the age of six under the guidance of Ming-Hui Lin and Su-Lan Hsu who has nurtured and influenced his formative years. He was offered a full entrance scholarship and completed his Bachelor of Music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and was also awarded the Leverhulme Arts and Meher Rohi Gazder Scholarships. Competition successes include the Sylvia Cleaver Prize for chamber music (2016) and Birmingham Philharmonic Concerto Prize (2017) where he played the Korngold Violin Concerto and has then performed it with the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra the following year. During his years in RBC he studied with Simon Smith and participated in masterclasses by Tasmin Little, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Bin Huang, Jan Repko, John Gilbert and Jennifer Pike. He is now pursuing his Master of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Rodney Friend.

Despite not having his first piano lesson until 15 and completing a Diploma in Engineering, Tung Khng Chua's late start in music did not deter him from completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music at LASALLE College of the Arts, under Arkadiusz Bialak. He was then awarded his Master of Music with Distinction from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire studying with Philip Martin, Robert Markham and Mark Bebbington, focusing on repertoire by English Composers. He has participated in masterclasses and summer courses studying with John Lenehan, Carole Presland, Julian Jacobson and Martin Jones. At LASALLE he collaborated with contemporary classical composers and the dance faculty. Tung Khng was also actively involved in accompaniment, chamber music, music festival performances and lunchtime concerts while in Birmingham. He is now a full-time teacher and accompanist based in Singapore.

Chu-Yu Yang was offered a full entrance scholarship and completed his Bachelor of Music at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Competition successes include the Sylvia Cleaver Prize for chamber music (2016) and Birmingham Philharmonic Concerto Prize (2017). He is now pursuing his Master of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music with Rodney Friend.

Despite not having his first piano lesson until 15 and completing a Diploma in Engineering, Tung Khng Chua's late start in music did not deter him from completing a Bachelor of Arts in Music at LASALLE College of the Arts, under Arkadiusz Bialak. He was then awarded his Master of Music with Distinction from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.