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30 Jan 2013, 7:30pm
$15 ($10 students/seniors)

Innovations en concert et les Concerts professionnels Schulich présentent: MeiYi Foo, piano

@ Salle Redpath, 3461, rue McTavish (portail McTavish)

Works by Chris Harman, Schumann, Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Benjamin and Chin


Robert Schumann, Helmut Lachenmann & Sofia Gubaidulina:

ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856), Kinderszenen ‘Frightening’
HELMUT LACHENMANN, Kinderspiel ‘Akiko’
H. LACHENMANN, Kinderspiel ‘Fake Chinese’
SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (né en / b. 1931), Musical Toys ‘The Woodpecker’
S. GUBAIDULINA, Musical Toys ‘Sleigh with Bells’
H. LACHENMANN, Kinderspiel ‘Hanschen Klein’
R. SCHUMANN, Kinderszenen ‘Important Event’
R. SCHUMANN, Kinderszenen ‘Traumerai’
R. SCHUMANN, Kinderszenen ‘At the Fireside’
R. SCHUMANN, Kinderszenen ‘Riding Horse’
H. LACHENMANN, Kinderspiel ‘Shadow Dance’
S. GUBAIDULINA, Musical Toys ‘The Drummer’

CHRIS PAUL HARMAN (né en / b. 1970) After Schumann II (création / world premiere)

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Robert Schumann, George Benjamin, György Ligeti & Unsuk Chin:

UNSUK CHIN (née en / b. 1961), Klavieretuden ‘Scherzo’
GEORGE BENJAMIN (né en / b. 1960), Piano Figures ‘Interruptions’
R. SCHUMANN, Album for the Young ‘Soldier’s March’
G. BENJAMIN, Piano Figures ‘Hammers’
GYÖRGY LIGETI (1923-2006), Musica Ricercata No. 9 ‘Bartok in memoriam’
R. SCHUMANN, Album for the Young ‘Stranger’
G. BENJAMIN, Piano Figures ‘Around the Corner’
G. BENJAMIN, Piano Figures ‘Whirling’
G. BENJAMIN, Piano Figures ‘Spell’
G. BENJAMIN, Piano Figures ‘Mosaic’
U. CHIN, Klavieretuden ‘Grains’
G. LIGETI, Musica Ricercata No. 2
U. CHIN, Klavieretuden ‘Toccata’

Hailed “a pianist to watch” by BBC Radio3, “Rising Star” by International Piano, and the winner of the Maria Callas Grand Prix, Mei Yi Foo has captivated audiences across Europe, America and Asia. She worked alongside conductors such as Christian Arming, Matthias Bamert, Martyn Brabbins, Claus Peter Flor, János Fürst, Kirill Karabits and Christopher Warren-Green; with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, London Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic and the Russian Virtuosi.

Mei Yi appears regularly at major festivals world-wide. As a new music advocate, she performed at Vienna’s Schoenberg Centre, Park Lane Group at the Southbank Centre, Pinakothek der Moderne Munich and most recently at the Roche Commisions for Unsuk Chin, which earned her an invitation to debut at the Lucerne Festival.

A native of Malaysia, Mei Yi resides in London and enjoys playing chamber music with Dimitri Ashkenazy, Shlomy Dobrinsky, Patricia Kopatchinskaya and Antti Siirala, as well as working with prominent composers such as Dai Fujikura, Chris Harman and Unsuk Chin. Following the success of her debut recording “Recital”, MeiYi’s new album “Musical Toys” was recently featured in Norman Lebrecht’s CD of the Week and garnered a 5* review from the BBC Music Magazine.

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