Waterfront Hall (to 1.30pm, no interval) £12/£10/£5†
Tickets available from mid-March online, by post and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall (weekdays). No telephone booking.
Acclaimed as one of today’s outstanding Chinese musicians, multi prize-winning pianist BingBing Li has performed around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and recording artist with Naxos. Described as a child prodigy at the age of 10, she was nominated to record complete the Bach Inventions and Sinfonias on a national label (Universal Music) in collaboration with her school – the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. That this recording is still available today stands as a testimony to her success.
Praised for her highly imaginative and musically intelligent playing. Her performances have been described in the Times and in many other reviews as having vigour and authority, an outstanding pianist with genuine brilliance and phenomenal artistry.
She was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), where she had previously won several awards and studied under Professor Christopher Elton with a full scholarship for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. She has received many major scholarships and prizes, and graduated with a DipRAM for outstanding performance.
In addition to her hectic teaching schedule, BingBing also participates in International music festivals as teacher and performer, as well as adjudicating at piano competitions all over the world.
Born in 2000, Fangwei Zhao started her musical studies at the renowned China Conservatory of Music with Professor Guo Yun and gained valuable performance experience with recitals in such prestigious concert halls as the Beijing Steinway Hall, Shanghai Steinway Hall, and Xinghai Conservatory Concert Hall. Currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, last year she made her debut with the Wiener Akademische Philharmonie in Musikverein Wien under the baton of Michał Juraszek and this year will be performing the Grieg Piano Concerto in Berlin with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
Siyi Dai began studying the piano at the age of four, then gained admission to the Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music. On completing her studies there she was awarded a scholarship to study at the RNCM with Bingbing Li. As a classical pianist Siyi enjoys performing on the international stage and has given recitals in China, the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, Austria and Korea.