Hanbury Wealth Recital Series
We look forward to welcoming Vela Ensemble in March 2019 and concert pianist Chenyin Lic in May 2019. Both concerts start at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. Tickets for both events are £10 for adults, concessions are free, and can be booked here.
Tuesday 5th March 2019 - Vela Ensemble
We look forward to welcoming the celebrated Vela Ensemble to the College, featuring Charys Green, clarinet, Alex Redington, violin, Tim Steggals, cello and Siu Chui Li, piano. The programme will include Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.1 in D major and Milhaud - Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano op 157b.
Charys Green is a popular free-lance prize-winning clarinettist who has played for several prestigious orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera. She plays for various session orchestras and has featured on many film and TV soundtracks, including the new film release Stan and Ollie and the BBC's Little Drummer Girl.
Alex Redington has been the first violinist of the internationally renowned Doric String Quartet since the age of 15 and performs as a recitalist and concerto soloist all over the world.
Cellist Tim Steggals is a founding member of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Newbold Piano Quartet and performs regularly with many of London’s leading orchestras including the London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and London and BBC Concert Orchestras.
Siu Chui Li, one of the most talented accompanists of her generation, is a prize-winning pianist who has performed at prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Purcell Room, as well as abroad.
Wednesday 1st May 2019 – Concert Pianist Chenyin Li
The winner of multiple international piano competitions, Chenyin Li is internationally acknowledged as one of the most exciting and sought-after musicians of her generation. Her career was launched after winning the 6th Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, as well as being the first prizewinner of the Campillos International Piano Competition, Dudley International Piano Competition and the European Beethoven Gold Medal. She has been described as a “gritty, fiery and athletic pianist, backed by a strong technique arsenal” (The Daily Telegraph), and “a player of remarkable subtlety” (The Scottish Herald), who “understands the original intentions of the composers as well as bringing her own individual interpretation which invests the music with a new life” (National Business Review).
Chenyin has appeared as soloist with several prestigious orchestras around the world, including the Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the China Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Denmark) and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to name a few, and has collaborated with conductors such as James Loughran, En Shao, Nanse Gum and Alexander Lazarev. In the UK, Chenyin has given recitals at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and Royal Concert Hall (Glasgow). She has participated in International Music Festivals such as the Presteigne, Leeds, Machynlleth and Ribble Valley. Abroad Chenyin has played in the USA, Spain, France, Holland, China, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Japan and New Zealand.