4 Jun 2018, 9am
4 Jun 2018, 10am
The Kris Foundation presents Allure: A Piano Recital, a mini piano festival showcasing evocative masterpieces and featuring two of Southeast Asia’s top young pianists - Singaporean Ning Hui SEE (Royal College of Music, London, UK), and Malaysian Sin Yee YAP (New England Conservatory, USA).
7 August 2018: Ning Hui SEE, piano
Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31
Clara Wieck-Schumann: Sonata in G minor
~ Intermission ~
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E-flat major, k. 474, Sonata in B-flat major, k. 551
Unsuk Chin [b. 1961]: Piano Etude No. 6 ‘Grains’ (2000)
Thomas Adès [b. 1971]: Darknesse Visible (1992)
Robert Schumann: Sonata No. 2 in G minor
i. So rasch wie möglich
ii. Andantino. Getragen
iii. Scherzo. Sehr rasch und markiert
iv. Rondo. Presto
8 August 2018: Sin Yee YAP, piano
Claude Debussy: Etude No. 11, “Pour les arpèges composés” (from Book II)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
~ Intermission ~
Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata no. 5, Op. 53
Approximately 1 Hours 45 Minutes
(1 Interval, 10 Minutes)
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Ning Hui See is a pianist from Singapore recognised for her “sense of poetry” (Lianhe Zaobao), “a refined touch … and an all-rounded musical personality” (The Straits Times). Born in 1996, she began her musical studies at the age of five. Currently based in London, Ning Hui is pursuing a Master of Music at the Royal College of Music with John Byrne and Dmitri Alexeev as a Charles Napper Scholar supported by a Hilda Houssart Award. She is a recipient of a St Marylebone Educational Foundation Grant and the prestigious MMSF Mark James Piano Award. She entered the RCM at the age of sixteen as a Gylla Godwin Scholar and received a Bachelor of Music (Hons) with First Class.
Ning Hui has given recitals throughout the UK in venues such as the Steinway Hall, Regent Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James' Piccadilly, Victoria & Albert Museum, Leighton House Museum, the Pallant House Gallery, the Wells Cathedral School and the Yehudi Menuhin School. Additional concerts have brought her to the Harris Hall at Aspen, Colorado, and Venice and Padua in Italy, where she gave solo recitals and collaborated with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto on the Grieg Piano Concerto. Her homecoming recitals at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore earned praise for the potential, individualism and maturity she possesses as a musician. In Singapore, Ning Hui trained with Fang Yuan at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Special Young Talents) and the acclaimed pianist Albert Tiu. She has worked in masterclasses with esteemed artists such as Barry Douglas, Leslie Howard and Sofya Gulyak, and studied with Arie Vardi and Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Aspen Music Festival.
A laureate of numerous international competitions, Ning Hui has won top prizes at the "Citta di Padova" Competition in Italy and the Cesar Franck Piano Competition in Belgium. She was a 2014 BBC Young Musician keyboard finalist and the 2014 Sevenoaks Young Musician. As the Grand Prize Winner at the 2012 Singapore Steinway Youth Competition, she represented the country at the Asia Pacific Finals. Ning Hui also received the Esther Fisher Prize from the RCM, where her performances at the finals of the college's Chappell Medal, Schumann and Concerto Competitions were highly-commended. Additionally, her performances have been featured on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3 and Singapore Symphony 92.4 FM.
Besides her solo engagements, Ning Hui is a passionate chamber musician and music teacher. She enjoys composition and research, possessing a particular interest in the interrelationship between historical events and musical developments. She is a Concordia Artist and Talent Unlimited Artist with upcoming engagements in London, Chichester and Singapore.
Sin Yee Yap, is making headlines as a sensational young pianist in her home, Malaysia and being described as a young artist who “ took all musical considerations in the stride” (The Straits Times, Singapore). She has been selected as one of the winners of New England Conservatory’s Marion Rubin Berman 31’ Piano Honors Competition (2017) and performed at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. She also won First Prize at the Singapore National Piano and Violin Competition Artist Category in 2013, second prize (first prize not awarded) at the 1st Thailand International Mozart Piano Competition in 2011.
Sin Yee has performed in countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Netherlands and also collaborated with orchestras: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Center (KLPAC) Orchestra, Metropolitan Festival Orchestra Singapore and Penang Philharmonic Orchestra. For chamber music, she worked with Gary Hoffman, Nicola Boud, Pei-Shan Lee, Vivian-Hornik Weilerstein and Lucy Chapman. Sin Yee also performed for renowned artists in masterclasses, including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Stephen Hough, Gottlieb Wallisch, Konstantin Scherbakov, Jerome Lowenthal, Ann Schein, Lisa Smirnova, Martin Roscoe, Mei Yi Foo etc. She was a participant at The International Holland Music Sessions 2015, under the guidance of Mikhail Voskresensky, and attended Kirishima International Music Festival 2014, studied with Elisso Virsaladze.
Sin Yee completed her Bachelor of Music program at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, studied with Mr. Albert Tiu. She is now at the New England Conservatory for Master of Music program, under tutelage of Mr. Meng-Chieh Liu.