about this event
Due to unforeseen circumstances Mengyang Pan is unable to perform at Cranleigh Arts on Friday 24 January. We are delighted to announce that pianist Edward Leung is stepping in to fill the slot. If you have already purchased tickets our Box Office will be in touch to confirm your booking.
J.S. Bach - F. Busoni: Adagio, BWV 564 (5')
J. Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48 (10')
F. Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 (22')
E. Granados: 'El Amor y la muerte: Balada' from Goyescas, Op. 11 (13')
C. Ives: 'The Alcotts' from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-60 (5')
C. Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue (18')
“A very heated totally committed performance that took us all by storm … It has all the makings of a great interpretation.” ~ Christopher Axworthy (2018)
Lauded as one of '16 Incredibly Impressive Students at Princeton University’ by Business Insider, American pianist Edward Leung has performed in concert halls across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Edward is the First Prize winner of the 2020 Orchestra of the Swan Concerto Prize. He has also won First Prizes in the 2019 Oxford Music Festival, and in 2018, the Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation Beethoven Concerto Prize, Watford International Piano Competition, and Appelbe Piano Prize of the North London Festival. A 2019-2020 Live Music Now artist, he will also be making debuts at the Wigmore Hall, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, and performing chamber music recitals with violinist Usha Kapoor at the Ulverston International Music Festival, Winchester Music Festival, Wye Valley Music, and Marden House Concerts.
He is the cofounder of Opus 21, an innovative chamber music collective dedicated to bringing an eclectic repertory of chamber music to Princeton University and beyond. Hailed by The Daily Princetonian for its 'dramatic, exciting performances' and 'a true need in the Princeton arts community', Opus 21 has formed chamber music collaborations with Harvard and Columbia Universities, and has performed at the Harvard Club of New York, Merkin Concert Hall, and Scandinavia House in New York.
Edward received a Bachelor of Arts in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, where he studied piano with Francine Kay. In 2016 - 2017, he was named the inaugural Aske-Princeton International Fellow at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hertfordshire, England. After receiving a Master of Music from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, he continues his studies in the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme with Pascal Nemirovski. He is gratefully supported by the Keyboard Charitable Trust and Talent Unlimited.
More information can be found on his website: https://www.edwardleungpianist.com/