Raymond Wui-Man Yiu – pianoL van Beethoven
Bagatelle No 6, Op 126
Sonata in Bb major, Op 22
i. Allegro con brio
ii. Adagio con molto espressione
iv. Rondo: Allegretto
Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Born in Hong Kong, Raymond Wui-Man Yiu began piano lessons aged four. He moved to Aberdeen, Scotland in 2008 and attended the Aberdeen City Music School studying the piano with Peter Evans. During his time at ACMS, he made his concerto debut with the Meadows Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh in 2010. He also won the title of Aberdeen Young Musician of the Year, which led to a performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Aberdeen Youth Symphony Orchestra. He won prizes at the Edinburgh Competition Festival, including the coveted Concerto Prize where he performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Festival Orchestra. He gave recitals at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2012 he won a scholarship to study with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he obtained his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees with Distinction. He has recently been awarded the Felix Marr Award, 3rd Prize at 2019 Norah Sande Awards, and the ‘Highly Commended’ Prize at 2019 Bromsgrove International Musicians’ Competition. He also won Third Prize at 2018 Windsor International Piano Competition, and subsequently has been invited to join the KNS Classical Label. Other successes included Third Prize at Watford International Piano Competition 2018 and First Prizes at the Springboard Concerto Competition in Brighton and the Worthing Concerto Competition.
He is currently on the Artist Diploma programme at Trinity Laban as a Trinity College Music Scholar. He is grateful for the generous support by the Leathersellers’ Company, Deena Shypitka Music Award, Dewar Arts Awards, Phyllis Simons Award, the Guildhall School Trust and Christine Brown Trust.
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