Dolce Trio, Wenchun Fan (1st violin), Tiannan Ye (2nd violin) Siyi Dai (piano), will be performing their WACIDOM concert on Saturday 20th May 2023 at 1.45pm – 2.30pm
Shostakovich Five pieces for 2 violins and piano (arr. Levon Atovmyan)
- i. Prelude
- ii. Gavotte
- iii. Elegy
Handel Sonata for two violins and piano Op.2, No.7
- Ariso (poco adagio)
Moszkowski Suite in G Minor for two violins and piano, Op. 71
- Allegro energico
- Allegro moderato
- Lento assai
- Molto vivace
Pablo de Sarasota Navarra, Op 33
The Dolce Trio, a Manchester based chamber group formed in 2022, is composed of three talented musicians who are all alumni of the RNCM. They are dedicated to pursuing their passion for music and developing their musical abilities. In the upcoming season, the Dolce Trio is planning to give recitals in both the UK and China.
Wenchun Fan was born in China and started to play violin aged five. In 2013, she entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing studying with Jia Zhang, Liwei Tan and Wei Xue. She has participated in many prestigious concerts and festivals, such as the Beijing Youth Art Festival and the international Art Festival. In 2017 she was granted the George Henry Peters Scholarship for her Postgraduate studies at the RNCM. As a soloist, she has given recitals in Beijing, Qingdao, Nanning, Guangzhou, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Warrington. She started her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2020.
Tiannan Ye is a Chinese Violinist. His music career started at the age of six. In 2014 he began studying at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music. In 2018 he joined the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra as a violinist, performing over 100 concerts with the orchestra. In 2020, he came to the RNCM to continue his studies with Callum Smart and Leland Chen.
After completing his performance Masters degree in 2022, he began his music research career at the University of Huddersfield under the Supervision of Dr David Milsom and Dr Steven Jan.
Siyi Dai began studying piano at the age of four and at the age of eleven gained admission to the Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music. After completing her studies she was awarded a scholarship to study at the RNCM under the tutelage of Bingbing Li and graduated in 2022 with First Class honours. In the same year she began her Master degree study at the RNCM under the tutelage of Graham Scott.
Siyi enjoys performing and has given recitals Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou, The Steinway & Sons Centre, Horowitz Recital Hall in Shanghai, St Ann’s Church, Manchester and Buxton United Reform Church.
Siyi has won several competitions including second prize in the third Austrian Youth Piano Competition, second prize in the second American International Young Pianist Competition and first prize in the Junior professional group of the sixth Hong Kong International Piano Competition.
Next week’s concert – Wenchun Fan returns with pianist Siyi Dai, with a programme of Mozart, César Franck and Manuel Ponce.
You may also be interested in a concert being held by Stockton Heath Music Society on 31st May 2023. An old friend of WACIDOM, Meera Maharaj (flute) will be joined by Lucy Nolan (harp) – full details on their website at www.stocktonheathmusicsociety.co.uk