19th Century piano masters in Hammersmith

News of an upcoming piano recital in the Hammersmith / Chiswick borders:

19th Century Masters

19th Century Masters poster

Korean-Australian pianist Soo-youn Lee will be presenting a joint piano recital with friend and fellow pianist, Rowan Vince, on Saturday 19th of October at St Peters Church Hammersmith. The programme will consist of works from the romantic period and will aim to feature diversity of composing styles in the 19th century. It will be an excellent opportunity to hear many great works written for the piano in one concert.

Sat 19 Oct 2013 4pm
St Peters Church | Black Lion Lane | Hammersmith | W6 9BE | Map

Soo-youn Lee piano, Rowan Vince Piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)Nocturne in F minor Op.55 No 1
Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.41 No 1
Barcarolle Op. 60
César Franck (1822-1890)Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)Sonetto 104 Del Petrarca
Transcendental etude no. 10 in F minor

Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)Asturias
El Puerto
Fête-dieu à Seville
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)A minor etude op 39 no 2
G minor prelude op 23 no 5
G major prelude op 32 no 5
Bb major prelude op 23 no 2
Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)Sevilla


Soo-youn Lee is a Korean-Australian pianist based in London. Her mentors include distinguished pianists Ronald Farren-Price who studied with Claudio Arrau and Stephen McIntyre, a former student of Nadia Boulanger and Arturo Benedetti Michangeli.

Whilst in her last year of school, Soo-youn was admitted to Melbourne University Program for High achieving Students and gained the highest performance mark in her year level. In the same year, Soo-youn was the top piano student in the state following VCE (equivalent to GCSE) examinations. Since then she has appeared with the Melbourne Sinfonia and Preston Symphony as a soloist and performed in chamber music concerts with members of Melbourne Symphony and Australian opera. Soo-youn was one of twenty pianists chosen to participate in piano workshops given by the juries of Sydney International Piano Competition.
Before coming to London Soo-youn achieved the honour of best performance student in final year upon graduation and took part in Australian National Academy’s piano program. This was followed by performances in Melbourne Concert Hall which was broadcast on TV and radio. Other appearances include recitals for members of Australian parliament and chancellors of Australian universities. Currently Soo-youn is active as a performer, teacher and a chamber musician. She has a M.Mus degree in piano performance from Melbourne University.


Born in Melbourne, Australia, and now based in the UK, Rowan Vince is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and software engineer. He studied piano with Trevor Barnard and organ with John Mallinson at the University of Melbourne, and later studied composition with Maestro Joe Paparone. He holds a BMus(Hons) in pianoforte performance and a BSc in computer science. Rowan received the outstanding pianist award in the 1996 Dandenong Festival of Music and Art for Youth, and more recently the Melbourne Fringe Festival Music Award in 2005 and in 2008 for his eclectic “Vince in Recital” piano concerts. Alongside his solo piano work, Rowan has appeared with various diverse groups including the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra, Q chamber ensemble, cabaret-opera act “Profane Primadonnas”, and indie-pop band Wellyn. He has repetiteured for Melbourne Opera and was the accompanist for the Essendon Choral Society for 10 years. He has released an independent CD, “Rhapsodic Piano from Bach to Gershwin and Beyond”.

Rowan’s work is directed at presenting the art of the keyboard instrument in exciting, off beat, and technologically savvy ways. He premiered his work “Barbarian” for pipe organ, synthesizer, and computer at the Melbourne Town Hall in 2010. In 2011 he teamed up with New Zealand tenor Timoti Bramley to perform “New Gospel”, an electro-acoustic pastiche of opera, gospel, and jazz. More outlandish performances include playing death metal on a pipe organ in the Melbourne International Arts Festival and destroying a piano after performing Schumann’s half hour long Fantasie Op. 17.

Primary school children FREE
Tickets £5 at the door
Drinks available at the interval
Venue St.Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane Hammersmith W6 9BE
Website http://www.musicmakeplay.com/19c.html

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