from Cantata BWV 208 Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd (The Lively Hunt is All My Heart’s Desire)
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) : ‘Tornami a vagheggiar’ (Turn to Me to Fond Desire) from opera Alcina
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) : ‘Ach, ich fühl’s’ (Ah, I Feel It) from opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) : WoO 123 Ich liebe dich (I Love You)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) : Schwanengesang (Swan Song), D. 957 No. 4, Ständchen
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) : ‘Quando me’n vo’ from opera La bohème
Modern Art Songs : 我的深情为你守候 (My Devotion Awaits You)
삶이 그대를 속일지라도 (What Though Life Conspires to Cheat You)
Nailu Ni, a soprano from China, is currently a PhD student in Musicology at the University of Manchester. She completed an MA in Music Performance Studies at the University of Sheffield. She has actively participated in various competitions and achieved excellent results. Hailu, a dedicated and passionate soprano with an enchanting voice, her soulful and ethereal vocals provide a wonderful listening experience, which is pleasant, airy, and enjoyable. She invites listeners and performers alike to experience the beautiful melodies and poetic texts of songs.
The vocal works in the programme have been elaborately selected from different countries and periods (from the Baroque to the Modern period). Languages include English, Italian, German, Chinese and Korean. Through her voice enjoy boats drifting on the waves, the sheep lazily grazing, the graceful swans and love stories. This is a great opportunity to appreciate the charm of music from different countries, languages, and cultures.
Yidong Lin ‘demonstrates a genuine poetic instinct, artistic stature, and musical receptivity, that is conspicuously rare among young pianists who have such technical gifts.’ – Benjamin Martin
A young pianist from Canton, China, and currently a PhD student in Musicology at the University of Manchester. He won the first prize of individual music all-round award from the Ministry of Education of China in 2018 and graduated with First Class honours from the University of Melbourne in 2021 to further his development as a wonderful musician. He has participated in more than 150 concerts, including 6 solo concerts, which gives him a wealth of performance and accompaniment experience.