Recital: Katy Taylor – flute Lillian Tian – piano

Friday 24th May, 2024, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Katy Taylor – flute
Lillian Tian – piano

George Frideric Handel

Sonata in G minor, HWV 360
i. Larghetto
ii. Andante
iii. Adagio
iv. Presto

Francis Poulenc

Flute Sonata, FP 164
1. Allegretto malinconico
2. Cantilena (Assez lent)

Carl Reinecke

Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283
1. Allegro molto moderato

Philippe Gaubert


Gabriel Fauré

Fantaisie, Op 79
1. Andantino
2. Allegro

The Artists

Katy Taylor is classically trained by Dutch chamber musician Eleonore Pameijer (2009-2012) and she is also a scholarship student of the Galway Flute Academy, run by Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, since 2020. She resides in London and works as a freelance musician and teacher. Her CD ‘Solo for Flute’ was released in 2013, including works by Bach, Debussy, Ibert and Koechlin.

In 2010, Katy performed for the Dutch musical foundation ‘Kunst in de Kamer’ and the following year featured as a guest artist in events at the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam. She has taken classes in Alexander Technique with Dutch teacher Arie Jan Hoorweg and she uses her knowledge to help her students play with greater musical freedom.

Lillian Tian graduated from Xinghai Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Professor Qin Wang, one of China’s famous piano educators and, in 2022, she was admitted as a postgraduate to the Royal Academy of Music. During her studies, she has played in masterclasses of world-renowned musicians such as Polish pianist Maciej Ganski, Ran Jia who studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, and Klaus Baessler, director of the Piano Department of Berlin University. Lillian’s performance experience includes, in 2018, participating in the ‘Yellow River Song’ celebration that commemorated Xian Xinghai’s 60th anniversary at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music; in 2019, she performed in the ‘Talent Plan’ organised by the Composition Department of the Xinghai Conservatory of Music; in 2020, she gave a solo recital entitled ‘Playing Differences-Romanticism and Modernity’; in 2021, she participated in many activities of the Dongguan Cultural Weekend Chamber Orchestra as a pianist and, in 2023, she took part in business activities and attended Guerlain’s exclusive event as a pianist.

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