Kwan-Lam Lau – violin
Hao Zi Yoh – piano

Friday 3rd May, 2024, at 1:15 pm

Retiring Collection

The Programme

Kwan-Lam Lau – violin
Hao Zi Yoh – piano

Robert Schumann

Violin Sonata No 1, Op 105
I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
II. Allegretto
III. Lebhaft

Lili Boulanger

Two pieces for violin and piano
1. Nocturne

Gabriel Fauré

Violin Sonata No 1 in A major, Op 13
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
IV. Finale: Allegro quasi presto

The Artists

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Kwan-Lam Lau completed her postgraduate studies with Professor HU Kun, and currently studies with Jonathan Stone. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Guildhall School of Music & Drama studying with Professor Arisa Fujita.

Kwan-Lam, winner of many awards and international competitions, performs as soloist and chamber musician regularly in the UK, Europe and Hong Kong. She received the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence presented by the HKSAR and is honoured with the title ‘Hong Kong Scholar’, and was invited to serve as a jury member for the 2023 Hong Kong International String Competition. Grants and scholarships include: Guildhall School’s tuition fee scholarship and the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust; the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrument Purchase Grants 2016 supported by the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation. Kwan-Lam would like to thank the Royal Academy of Music for the generous loan of the Bolognese violin, c. 1760.

Hao Zi Yoh is a Malaysian pianist based in London. She has performed around Europe, USA, China, Japan and Malaysia and collaborated with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Nova Amadeus and Baleares Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, she has been selected as an Artist for the Kirckman Concert Society and will be making her debut recital at Kings Place in July 2024.
Hao Zi also participated in creative outreach projects led by the Open Academy for children and elderly with Dementia, where she performed in Music for Moment Concerts at Wigmore Hall. She collaborated with author-illustrator David Litchfield and improvised to his award-winning book ‘The Bear and the Piano’.

Hao Zi continues to develop her performing career in addition to tutoring at King’s College. During the London lockdown 2021, Hao Zi also organised livestreams and charity fundraisers. Currently she is pursuing a part-time Artist Diploma with Martino Tirimo under full scholarship by the Bagri Foundation at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. Her previous teachers include Christopher Elton, Elza Kolodin and Chong Lim Ng.

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