LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Recital: Bridget Yee – piano

Friday 8th March, 2024, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Bridget Yee – piano

Joseph Haydn

Sonata in E major, Hob. XVI: 31
1. Moderato
2. Allegretto
3. Finale. Presto

Frédéric Chopin

Étude, Op 25 No 5

György Ligeti

Musica Ricercata
1. Sostenuto-Misurato-Prestissimo

Claude Debussy

Preludes, Book II
12. Feux d’artifice

Nicolai Medtner

Forgotten Memories, Op 39
5. Sonata Tragica

Henri Dutilleux

Sonata, Op 1
III. Chorale et variations

The Artist

Malaysian pianist Bridget Yee is the winner of numerous international piano competitions including the Windsor International Piano Competition and the Beecham International Piano Competition, where she was also the recipient of the Best Overall Competitor Prize.

In 2020, Bridget won the Putra International Piano Competition with her performance of Ravel’s Concerto in G major. In the same year, she was one of five top pianists across the United Kingdom at the BBC Young Musician Keyboard Category Finals. Bridget also received the Gold of Honor Award at the He Yue International Online Instrumental Solo Competition and was awarded 1st Prize and the Chopin Prize at the Virtual International Music Competition organized by the Chopin Society of Malaysia.

Bridget is a three-time winner of the Western Daily Press Challenge Trophy and was named ‘Outstanding Young Pianist’ at the Mid-Somerset Festival. She is the Winner and Best Étude Award recipient at the first edition of the UCSI International Piano Festival and Competition. Bridget has performed in a variety of countries including Japan, Germany, Denmark Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Malaysia.

Bridget was the representative of Malaysia to perform at the 40th International Junior Original Concert held in Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Japan and at the Asia-Pacific Junior Original Concert held in Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Malaysia. On both occasions, she performed her original compositions which were chosen from thousands of compositions worldwide to represent Malaysia.

She received a full scholarship to Wells Cathedral School at the age of 11 where she studied with Hilary Coates. Bridget is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with a Suresh and Richard McMillan full scholarship under Christopher Elton. Bridget is also a Fellowship Diploma Holder from Trinity College London which she was awarded at the age of 17. She has participated in masterclasses by Stephen Hough, Imogen Cooper, Barry Douglas and Vovka Ashkenazy. Bridget is the current recipient of the Ann Burridge Award and the Richard Toeman Award from the organization Awards for Young Musicians and is generously supported by the Hattori Foundation and the Talent Unlimited Foundation.

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