A Night of Music 2017
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Due to popular demand, we welcome back pianist Catherine Cheung and violinist Jian Ren. We are delighted that this time they will be joined by soprano Chen Wang. It promises to be a wonderful evening of music performed by exciting young Chinese talents.
Thursday 23 March 2017
St Lawrence Jewry Church, Guildhall, London, EC2V 5AA
Price: £20 / £30
Catherine Cheung, pianist
With successes such as winning BBC Young Composer of the Year, and performing at venues such as the Purcell Room and King’s Place, Catherine Cheung has established herself as both a pianist and a composer. Catherine was a finalist in the ‘2nd International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists’. She has performed at venues including St. Lawrence Jewry (Guildhall, London), Steinway Hall (London), Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Louis Vuitton Maison (Bond Street), and took part in the Lang Lang Inspire scheme performing at the Royal Festival Hall. Future projects include a composing project in collaboration with Silk Street Sinfonia and taking part in the International ‘A. Scriabin’ Piano Competition 2017 in Grosseto, Italy.
Chen Wang, soprano
Chen Wang has performed in Britain and Europe. After completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music, she went on to do her third degree at London School of Theology. Chen has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Broadway Theatre, the Museum of Dockland, the Cockpit Theatre and Back Theatre. She performed in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of The People’s Republic China in London which was held by Chinese Embassy, and also sang in the celebration of Chinese National Day in Cadogan Hall in 2016.
Jian Ren, violinist
Jian Ren is currently a Frederick Johnston Scholar at the Royal College of Music. He has won numerous awards including 2nd Prize & Audience Prize at Mirecourt International Violin Competition, 3rd prize at Avignon International Violin Competition, Boise Foundation Scholarship, RCM Violin Prize, and the MBF Manoug Parikian Prize. As a soloist, he has collaborated with various orchestras including the Mâcon Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Todmorden Symphony Orchestra and the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he won the Royal College of Music Concerto prize and subsequently performed Luciano Berio’s Corale with the RCM String Orchestra. He has been a member of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Academy Alumni Orchestra, and the Explore Ensemble.