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C. Bechstein Centre Manchester

C. Bechstein Recital Series with Graham Scott, Edward Lloyd & Winnie Su

Please join us with RNCM's Graham Scott, Edward Lloyd & Winnie Su, for a fantastic programme of Beethoven, Mahler & Chopin!

C. Bechstein Recital Series with Graham Scott, Edward Lloyd & Winnie Su
C. Bechstein Recital Series with Graham Scott, Edward Lloyd & Winnie Su

Time & Location

2023年7月06日 18:30 – 19:30

C. Bechstein Centre Manchester, 7-9 Tib St, Manchester M4 1AD, UK

About the event

We are pleased to announce for our July recital, we will be joined by Graham Scott, Edward Lloyd and Winnie Su who will be treating us to an evening of Beethoven, Mahler & Chopin in our C. Bechstein Centre Manchester recital series!

Please note,  recital tickets are priced at £7 each or £5 for students (proof of ID required). To support and show thanks for their time and expertise, the majority of the ticket fee will be paid to the performer(s). All guests will receive a complimentary glass of prosecco/non-alcoholic alternative on arrival.

Tickets are limited, so if you would like to attend please call us on 0161 527 7677 and have a debit/credit card to hand. Alternatively, you can book online via Eventbrite, however, please note a booking fee is payable. Please allow at least 48 hours' notice to cancel your tickets. As a matter of policy, we cannot issue a refund after this time. If you need to cancel, please call and speak to a staff member. 

Doors are at 6:15 pm with the recital to begin at 6:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm. 

The programme includes:

Beethoven - Sonata in E major Op.109 - performed by Graham Scott

Mahler - (transcribed Alexandre Tharaud) Adagietto from Symphony No.5 - performed by Edward Lloyd

Chopin - Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58 - performed by Winnie Su

About Graham

Hailed by the Gramophone magazine as ‘an exceptional talent,’ Graham Scott has performed extensively throughout the world notably in London (Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican Centre,) New York (92nd St. Y), Washington DC (Kennedy Center), Los Angeles (Ambassador Auditorium), Beijing (Beijing Concert Hall and Forbidden City Concert Hall), Paris (Bagatelle) and Tokyo (Suntory Hall).

He has performed as soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, notably the London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Belgium National Symphony, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinlandpfalz (standing in for Martha Argerich), South African National Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Symphony, Singapore Symphony, St Louis Symphony, Ulster Orchestra and the New York Chamber Symphony under such conductors as Sir Charles Groves, Marin Alsop, Paul Daniel, Bernhard Klee, Barry Wordsworth, Nicholas Cleobury, Gregorz Nowak and Alexander Lazarev. His numerous chamber music appearances include performances with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra in the Huntingdon Festival in New South Wales, Australia. He has also collaborated with the Chillingirian, Heath and Vertavo quartets.

Graham’s discography includes CDs of works by Scriabin, Gershwin, Chisholm, Macmillan (with French cellist Henri Demarquette) and a live recital CD from Los Angeles. He has broadcast extensively on BBC Radio and National Public Radio in the USA. He has previously collaborated with actor Sir Ian McKellen in a masterclass situation play for BBC Drama.

Graham studied with Professor Ryszard Bakst at both Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM.  He became the first artist to win both the YCA Inc. auditions in New York and the YCAT auditions in London. He also won the Dudley National Piano Competition, the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain and the Stefania Niekrasz Prize (awarded every 5 years to an outstanding exponent of Chopin.)

Since 2007 he has held the position of Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and is Artistic Director of the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition. As a committed teacher many of his students have gone on to win top prizes in celebrated competitions including the ‘Top of the World’ competition in Norway, Rina Salo Gallo Competition in Monza, Jaen International Piano Competition, Hastings International Concerto Competition and the Harbin International Piano Competition in China to name a few. As an artistic director he has directed 12 piano festivals at the RNCM including the complete works of Frederic Chopin in his anniversary year with 153 pianists taking part.

Graham has been a member of the jury of the Horowitz Competition in Kiev, the Gilels Competition in Odessa, the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in Terni Italy, the Rina Salo Gallo Competition in Monza Italy, the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain, the Robert Schumann International Piano Competition in Dusseldorf and the YCAT auditions in London. Graham has performed and taught at many summer schools most notably Musicfest Perugia in Italy, the Colburn Festival Academy in Los Angeles, Alion Baltic International Festival in Riga, Kei Arts (Taiwan), the Duszniki International Chopin Festival in Poland, Mantta Festival in Finland, Malaga International Piano Festival in Spain,  Chetham’s International Piano Summer School in Manchester, Pianale 2023 in Fulda, Germany and the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.

About Edward

Edward Lloyd is a 21-year-old British pianist from Woodplumpton, Lancashire. At the age of 11 he chose to study the piano, and from the age of 14 competed in numerous piano competitions in the North West, winning first prize in many festivals, including Penwortham Youth Music, Burnley, and Blackburn Music festivals. At 15, he took part in the EPTA competition held at Chetham’s School of Music winning first prize in the ‘Advanced One’ class in 2017. Edward then studied at Cheetham's under Simon Bottomley, Jeremy Young and Murray Mclachlan. He now continues his Undergraduate studies at the RNCM under Graham Scott. In 2021 Edward was awarded the first Prize in the RNCM Beethoven competition and went on to be awarded the 2nd Prize in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Senior Intercollegiate Competition where he represented the RNCM. 

Now in his 3rd year of Undergraduate studies, Edward was selected to be a member of the RNCM Songsters and was awarded the Alexander Young Prize for best accompanist. Following this, Edward appeared on the main stage of the Bridgewater Hall where he performed with RNCM Songsters. After performing Rachmaninoff's first Piano Concerto in the RNCM Concerto Competition in 2023  Edward was given the opportunity to perform with the Oxford Festival Orchestra conducted by Felix Kirkby.

About Winnie

Born and raised in Australia, Winnie found her love for the piano at the age of 7 and was awarded her licentiate Lmus.A diploma at the age of 14 as a student of Margaret Hair. She is currently under the guidance of Professor Graham Scott at the Royal Northern College of Music in the third year of her undergraduate study.

Winnie would like to extend her deepest gratitudes to the Leverhulme Arts Scholarships and the Waverley Fund for allowing her to realize her dream of pursuing her overseas studies. She is grateful to have been the recipient of The Marjorie Clementi Memorial Award in 2021 and is currently proudly supported by Kawai Australia for her studies.

Making her debut at the age of 12, she performed Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto in the Verbrugghen Hall, followed by a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto the following year, both under the baton of John Ockwell. She was the winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship in 2022 and was selected as the winner of RNCM Concerto Competition in 2023 where she will have the opportunity to perform Beethoven's 4th piano concerto with orchestra.

As a keen collaborative and chamber musician, Winnie is a member of RNCM Songsters, a specially selected group of pianists and singers who take part in external concert performances and receive specialist coaching. She was selected as the winner of the Williams-Howard Prize in 2023 with her voice partner mezzo-soprano Morgana Warren-Jones; a competition that celebrates the works of composers of African heritage, and looks forward to performing with her at the Buxton International Festival "Colour my Song" concert in July. She also performed with the Hallé in June at the Bridgewater Hall “Animal Magic'' concerts with her piano duo partner Rose McLachlan as the winners of the RNCM Duo Prize. She recently took on the monumental orchestral piano role in the RNCM opera production of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.

Her constant pursuit for knowledge also drives her to continuously seek world-class pedagogues, and she has participated in numerous short-term exchanges and international masterclasses with world-renowned pedagogues including Anton Nel, John Perry, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Stephen Hough, Phillip Cassard and Robert McDonald. Hugely involved and passionate about pedagogy herself, she currently holds 9 years of teaching experience and gave masterclasses to the students of the University of New South Wales in 2022.

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