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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Yuanfan Yang's Concerts in 2014




Yuanfan Yang at BBC Young Musician 2012 Grand Final




Yuanfan Yang's Concerts in 2014


February


Date
February 1, 2014
Time
11:00 am
Venue
Bradford Grammar School

Programme
Solo recital. Programme TBC


Date
February 8, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Floral Pavilion, Liverpool

Programme
Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’
Plus orchestral works by Brahms and Dvorak 
With Liverpool Mozart Orchestra conducted by Mark Heron

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Date
February 26, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Walton Hall, Walton Lea Road, Warrington, WA4 6SN

Programme
Recital
Full evening solo recital. Programme TBC


March


Date
March 15, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
All Saint’s Church, Ecclesall

Programme
Concerto
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Plus orchestral works by Ravel, Strauss and Mendelssohn

With Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Lo
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Date
March 28, 2014
Time
13:05 pm
Venue
Great Hall, Leeds University

Programme
Lunchtime solo recital.
Works by Beethoven, Schumann, Y. Yang and other composers
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April


Date
April 13, 2014
Time
12:30pm
Venue
Thornbridge Hall, Derbyshire

Programme
60 minute Lunchtime Solo Recital for the Friends of Buxton Music Festival
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July


Date
July 12, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Temple Church, Devon

Programme
Recital
BACH: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor
YANG: Waves
SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C, Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’
RACHMANINOV: Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
(Revised version)

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Date
July 14, 2014
Time
12:00-1:00 pm
Venue
Pavilion Arts Centre

Programme
Recital
Part of the 2014 Buxton Music Festival
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C, Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’
Y. YANG: Waves
SCHUMANN: Romance in F#, Op. 28 No. 2
RACHMANINOV: Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (Revised Version)
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Date
September 6, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Boat of Garten Community Hall

Programme
Part of the 2014 Osprey Music Society

Recital
CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
Y. YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN: Carnaval, Op. 9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op. 109
RACHMANINOV: Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 (Revised Version)
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September


Date
September 16, 2014
Time
6:00 pm
Venue
London Hilton on the Park Lane Hotel

Programme
Recital in honour of The Gala Dinner of the 65th National Day of the People’s Republic of China

LISZT: La Campanella
Y. YANG: Improvisations on Film Themes
Y. YANG: Improvisations on Chinese Folk Songs


Date
September 25, 2014
Time
3:00 pm
Venue
Qiangjiang Jianghan Vocational Academy of Art, People’s Republic of China

Programme
Part of the Cultural Festival of Cao Yu (known as the ‘Chinese Shakespeare’

WORLD PREMIERE of Yuanfan Yang’s Piano Concerto No. 1 ‘The Wilderness’, based on Cao Yu’s critically acclaimed drama of the same name


Date
September 27, 2014
Time
7:30
Venue
Ardardrishaig Public Hall,  Ardrishaig, Mid Argyll

Programme
Scottish Tour

CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Y YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN:  Carnaval, Op.9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)


Date
September 28, 2014
Time
3:00 pm
Venue
St John’s Cathedral,  Ardrishaig, Mid Argyll

Programme
Scottish Tour

CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Y YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN:  Carnaval, Op.9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)


Date
September 29, 2014
Time
7:30
Venue
Lorne & Lowland Church Hall, Campbeltow

Programme
Scottish Tour 
CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Y YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN:  Carnaval, Op.9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)


Date
September 30, 2014
Time
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Venue
Lorne & Lowland Church Hall, Campbeltown
Programme
Workshop for a local school


October


Date
October 2, 2014
Time
1:30-2:00 pm
Venue
Glasgow University lunchtime

Programme
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
Y. YANG: Waves
RACHMANINOV:  Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)
          
Notes
45 minute recital. HP confirmed rep 25 June 2014

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Date
October 3, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Argyle Street, Rothesay, Argyle and Bute PA20 0AU

Programme
CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Y YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN:  Carnaval, Op.9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
RACHMANINOV:  Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)


Date
October 4, 2014
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Leys-Of-Holmpark, Creetown, Newton Stewart. DG8 7EY

Programme
CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Y YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN:  Carnaval, Op.9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
RACHMANINOV: Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)


Date
October 17, 2014
Time
TBC BY ORGANISERS 
Venue
TBC BY ORGANISERS 

Programme
CHOPIN: Fantasy in F minor, Op.49
Y YANG: Prayers of the North
SCHUMANN:  Carnaval, Op.9
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E, Op.109
RACHMANINOV:  Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36 (revised version 1931)
Organiser
Three Rivers Music Society



November


Date
28th November, 2014
Time
7:00 pm
Venue
Qintai Concert Hall, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China

Programme
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1 in D flat, Op. 10

With the Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: TBC

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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Sarah Williams: The Sublime Music from Yuanfan's Piano


Yuanfan Yang at Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, Friday 26th July 2013, 2pm

The Sublime Music from Yuanfan's Piano

Sarah Williams
29 July, 2013

Source: Music for Health. www.wordpress.com. 29 July, 2013. Permalink: <http://goo.gl/ca2RlQ>


The Royal Eye Hospital was truly blessed with a breath-taking performance by the profoundly skilled, award-winning Pianist, Yuanfan Yang.

People were stopped in their tracks, dumbfounded by the beautifully evocative sounds produced by this sixteen year old. His repertoire was traditional yet innovative, with his own personality contributing to the perfect performance.

Transfixed by the sounds, individuals gazed at the musician. One gentleman, glued to the spot in which in stood, refused to stop watching the music, even after multiple family members had beckoned him outside. Any burdensome thoughts, or issues, within that day could wait for a moment. Take a back seat.

 Yuanfan Yang at Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, Friday 26th July 2013, 2pm

A lady who also seemed to be unable to make her way to the exit, passionately applauded, shaking her head with respect and appreciation for the music.

Upon speaking with this woman, I soon learnt of her musical background, which was ended when the war took over.

Her involvement in music went back to when her late father and late husband were alive, being keen musicians themselves.

Her passion was visible with her wide eyes and tendency to squeeze my hand whilst in conversation.

A plethora of memories were evoked for this woman and consequentially a multitude of emotion. Expressing the comforting nature of music and how it is able to endure beyond one space and one time to create a unique experience for each unique human being, she said: “I now live alone and will be thinking of this musical experience until I go to bed tonight.”

She went on to say: “Honestly, this music has warmed my soul. He [the pianist] has made an old woman very happy, please tell him this. I want to hug and kiss him, but I’m sure that would embarrass him.”

Along with the memories that intertwine with music, comes the altered mood state which shines through from the above quote, and the sense of closeness towards others. Music can make you happy!

Further expressing their experiences of the music, are the following quotes: “The music is sublime, it is so therapeutic. It calms you down. If you are angry, it reduces that!”

“I am so impressed, more please, come again.”

“The music is so lovely, it is cooling me.”


Friday, 11 January 2013

Yuanfan Yang's Concerts in 2013




Yuanfan Yang at BBC Young Musician 2012 Grand Final




  Diary of Yuanfan Yang's Concerts in 2013





2013


Date
January 16, 2013
Time
7:45 pm
Venue
Walton Hall, Walton Lea Road, Warrington, WA4 6SN
Solo
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat, Op. 7
Schubert: Fantasy in C, Op. 15 'The Wanderer'
Y. Yang: Three Aquarelles
Chopin: Sonata no. 3 in B minor, Op. 58



Date
February 22, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Cadogan Hall, London
Website
Concerto
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no. 1 in D flat
Orchestra
The Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann


Date
April 27, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Cathedral House, St. Thomas’s Rd, Huddersfield
Website
Solo
Rachmaninov: Adagio Sostenuto in D flat, Op. 16 no. 5
Yuanfan Yang: The Haunted Bell
Liszt: La Campanella
Concerto
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Orchestra
Kirklees Youth Orchestra, conducted by Thom Meredith


Date
June 8, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Kings Hall, Ilkley
Website
Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in D flat
Prokofiev: Symphony no. 5
Orchestra
Sinfonia Leeds, conducted by Justin Doyle


Date
June 16, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Great Hall, University of Leeds
Website
Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 in D flat
Prokofiev: Symphony no. 5
with Sinfonia Leeds, conducted by Justin Doyle
Solo
Bach: Prelude and Fugue no. 22 in B flat minor, Book 1
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat, Op. 7
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 15 in A minor

Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses Op. 54
Y. Yang: The Sun Sinks Beyond the Mountain Ridge and The Haunted Bell
Prokofiev: Sonata no. 7 in B flat, Op. 83



Date
June 23, 2013
Time
14:00 pm
Venue
Royal Northern College of Music
Solo
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat, Op. 7


Date
June 26, 2013
Times
5:15pm and 7:30pm
Venue
Carole Nash Hall (5:15pm) and Whiteley Hall (7:30pm) 
Solo
Composers’ Concerts
Featuring performances of Yuanfan’s new works: Crushed Suites (for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord) and Sonata in C, 1st movement (for piano solo)



Date
July 26, 2013
Time
14:00 pm
Venue
Eye Hospital, Manchester 
Website
Recital
60 minute recital




Date
September 7, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Boat of Garten Community Hall, Osprey Music Club
Recital
MENDELSSOHN: Variations Serieuses, Op. 17
Y. YANG: The Sun Sinks Beyond the Mountain Ridge
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
Interval
SCHUBERT: Impromptu no. 3 in B flat, Op. 142 no. 3
RACHMANINOV: Adagio Sostenuto in D flat, Op. 16 no. 5
CHOPIN: Sonata no. 3 in B minor, Op. 58




Date
September 21, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Macclesfield Heritage Centre
Website
Recital
MENDELSSOHN: Variations Serieuses, Op. 17
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
Interval
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in E minor, Op. 90
Y. YANG: Waves
Y. YANG: The Sun Sinks Beyond the Mountain Ridge
PROKFOIEV: Sonata no. 7 in B flat, Op. 83


Date
November 16, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Carole Nash Recital Hall, Chetham’s School of Music
Recital
Evening Composers’ Concert
Première of Yuanfan’s new composition: ‘Prayers of the North’




Date
November 17, 2013
Time
3:00 pm
Venue
University of Sheffield
Newspaper Link
Recital
A Collection of Chinese Folk Song Melodies and Improvisations (arr. Y. Yang)





Date
November 28, 2013
Time
7:30 pm
Venue
Carole Nash Recital Hall, Chetham’s School of Music
Website
Recital
Chetham’s Showcase Concert
RACHMANINOV: Adagio Sostenuto in D flat, Op. 16 no. 5
PROKOFIEV: Sonata no. 7 in B flat, Op. 83


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