Kwanyee Chan – piano
Recorded live at St Bride’s on Friday 5th May.Clara Schumann
Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann, Op 20Robert Schumann
Papillions, Op 2Franz Liszt
Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kwanyee Chan completed her Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Music and Performance Pedagogy) in 2018 at the Education University of Hong Kong, studying with Tino Maxwell, where she received the CCA Artistic Excellence Award. Currently, she has been awarded a Scholarship for the Artist Master’s programme at Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she studies with Professor Lucy Parham.
Kwanyee has been performing actively in both her hometown Hong Kong and Europe in the Barbican Centre’s Milton Court, Hong Kong City Hall, RTHK Radio 4, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Zelazowa Wola, Radziejowice Palace and the Academy Of Music De Braine-L’Alleud, Brussels. In September 2021 she was invited to perform in a global concert in London featuring women pianist-composers from the Spanish-speaking world, organised by Festival International de Música de Tecla Española. Kwanyee has also worked in masterclasses with greatly acclaimed pianists such as Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, Michel Béroff and Eugen Indjic.
She has won top prizes at competitions including the 2nd prize at the 2016 Liszt Memorial Prize International Piano Competition and Champion at the 2017 Macao-Asia Pacific Youth Piano Competition. She has also won 3rd prize in the 2016 Hong Kong Youth Music Competition, as well as 3rd prize in the 2021 Coulsdon and Purley Festival Piano Concerto Competition. Kwanyee was recently selected to be on the artist roster of Talent Unlimited and to be a collaborative artist of SoundZpace Hong Kong. For 2022-2023, she has been awarded the Lazar Berman and France Clidat Funds to join the programme for the International Certificate for Piano Artists (ICPA).
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