Recital: Purcell School Instrumentalists

Tuesday 15th November, 2022, at 1:15 pm

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The Programme

Chloe Jiang – piano
Yu-wei Huang – violin
Rhea Jo – oboe
Thomas Wang – piano
Debbie Shah – accompanist

R Schumann

Arabesque, Op 18 in C major

S Coleridge-Taylor

La Tarantelle Frétillante

Amy Beach

Romance, Op 23

Alyssa Morris

Four personalities
1. White
2. Yellow

R Schumann

Allegro in B minor, Op 8

The Artists

After two school years greatly interrupted by the global pandemic, the students of The Purcell School are all too happy to be back out and regularly performing on stage to live audiences once more! The Purcell School is a co-educational boarding and day school for young musicians aged 10 to 18, and Britain’s oldest music school. Based on the outskirts of London, the School provides a rounded education with music at its heart to approximately 180 talented young players, singers and composers. This recital will be given by some of Purcell’s very best performers, selected by audition in October.

Chloe Jiang started playing the piano aged six and since 2015 has been at The Purcell School. At seven she began participating in the Young Pianist of the North, winning 3rd prize in 2014 and twice awarded ‘North East Pianist of the Year’. In 2018, Chloe won 3rd Prize in the International Balys Dvarionas Competition in Lithuania, and this year was selected to perform with the Brescia Academy Orchestra.

Yu-Wei Huang was born in Taipei in 2005 and studies violin with Dr Tatjana Goldberg at The Purcell School. Yu-Wei was a member of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain
in 2019, and has participated in several North London Festival of Music and Drama competitions: In March 2022 she was awarded 1st prize in the Concerto Class (ages 15-17).

Rhea Jo joined The Purcell School in 2017 and continues to study oboe with James Turnbull. Rhea has won the Richmond Concerto Competition several times, and was awarded 2nd place in the Sound Espresivo International Competition. Rhea attends Royal College of Music Junior Classes and is part of the London Philharmonic Junior Artist Programme and National Youth Orchestra.

Thomas Wang studies piano with Tatiana Sarkissova at The Purcell School, and since 2018 has studied at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music. He was recipient of the RAM Chamber Music Prize and Iris Dyer Senior Piano Prize, and more recently, in August 2021, Thomas won 1st Prize in the Piano category at the 4th New Talent British International Youth Music Competition.

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