Nymphea Trio Concert

Nymphea Trio Concert

We are delighted that the Nymphea Trio – Clémence, Lee Jae Phang and Lily are playing at Holy Trinity next Saturday, 21st January 12:30 pm-1:30 pm

Nymphya Trio will be playing:

Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart Rondo for Flute and Piano in E minor

Copland Duo for Flute and Piano

Grieg Sonata in G major for Violin and Piano

About Nymphea Trio

Clémence started playing violin at Pau’s conservatoire in South West of France. As an orchestral player, she had the opportunity to perform with l’OPPB.  In 2011-2013, Clémence went to study at Chetham’s School of Music with Benedict Holland. During her time there, she had the chance to perform solo works in lunchtime concerts in Sheffield and around Manchester. In 2013 she won the Mozart scholarship prize with her string quartet. Following that the quartet gave a recital in Solihull’s School in order to raise funds for the Marie Curie’s New West Midlands Hospice. With the Chetham’s symphony orchestra she performed in venues such as the London Cadogan Hall and the Royal Festival Hall.  In 2013 she went to study at the RNCMand is now in her fourth year, studying with Gina McCormack.  As an orchestral player, she has performed with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra, RNCM concert and Opera orchestras, as well playing in New Ensemble as part of the North West Composers’ Festival in Manchester. This academic year she has been offered the great opportunity to perform with the BBC Philharmonic. With her flute duo partner, she has enjoyed performances at St Ann’s Church and at the Whitworth Art Gallery.  Her interest in contemporary and modern music gave her the chance to perform to Maxwell Davies and Paul Patterson in lunchtime concerts. Clémence has attended masterclasses with numerous artists including Nicola Benedetti, Leland Chen, Jack Liebeck, Yair Kless, Marianne Thorsen.   This year she is looking forward to start her teaching experiences with Olympia Music Foundations, an organisation based in Manchester that aims to raise musical aspirations in local schools.  Apart from music, Clémence’s passion about literature led her to organise a concert that combined music and poetry at the Alliance Française in Manchester.

Lee Jae Phang

Malaysian pianist Lee Jae Phang is a student of Graham Scott. He is currently working towards a Master of Music in Performance (MMus) at the RNCM where he also studied as an undergraduate. In 2015, Lee Jae was awarded the Hilda Anderson Dean Award and graduated as a Bachelor of Music (BMus) with a First Class Honours. During his time at the RNCM, Lee Jae has received many performance awards. Most notably, in March 2015 he was a winner of the RNCM Concerto Auditions which led to a concerto appearance with the RNCM Chamber Orchestra and conductor Mark Heron in December. In November that year, he also won the annual RNCM Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize with violinist Oliver Baily and was a finalist in the RNCM Chopin Prize in 2016. As an undergraduate, Lee Jae won the RNCM’s Mark Ray Prize. Already in great demand, Lee Jae features regularly in concerts within and outside the RNCM. He has performed in RNCM Monday Lunchtime Recitals, masterclasses and departmental festivals both as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist. Lee Jae is also a frequent performer in venues across the North East of England. His previous piano trio (Trio Lazuli) featured regularly in lunchtime and evening recitals organized by Master Musicians and they appeared regularly in concert series run by music societies around Manchester and Greater Manchester.  In the summer of 2017, Lee Jae will be performing again in Austria where he won the Audience Prize and the “1st Beethoven Performance Award of the BPSE & Beethoven plus – in Altaussee Festival 2016” last August.  Since his concerto debut in Wells Cathedral with conductor Christopher Adey and the Wells Cathedral School Symphony Orchestra, Lee Jae has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras. These include the Burnley Orchestra, the Alicante University Symphonic Orchestra (as part of Music Fest Perugia, Italy) and the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra. Lee Jae was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Wells Cathedral School in 2007. During his time there, he studied with John Byrne and enjoyed numerous competition successes. In 2009, he was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Young Pianist of the Year’ award at the Mid-Somerset Festival in Bath and appeared as a soloist in a lunchtime concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London after being awarded joint Runner-Up at the 13th EPTA (UK) Piano Competition in May.  Masterclasses he has participated in include those given by Christopher Elton, Vanessa Latarche, Ronan O’Hora, Matti Raekallio and Bernard d’Ascoli. He has also taken lessons from Michel Beroff, Philippe Cassard, Nelson Goerner and Stephen Hough. Lee Jae is very grateful for the support of the ‘Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award’ and an RNCM Bursary.


Born and brought up in the Scottish Borders, Lily began her musical life there before moving to St. Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh. She went on to study for a BA in Music at the University of Bristol, graduating with first class honours in July 2013. She is currently studying for a Master of Music (Performance) at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where she studies with Laura Jellicoe and Paul Edmund-Davies.  Lily is delighted to be supported in her postgraduate studies by the Dewar Arts Awards, The Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship, McGlashan Charitable Trust and the RNCM’s Pat Barney Bursary. During her time at the RNCM, Lily has enjoyed participating in the orchestras and ensembles of the college. Highlights include playing principal flute in the RNCM Chamber Orchestra and playing at the Wigmore Hall, London, with the RNCM New Ensemble. As well as larger ensembles, Lily enjoys playing chamber music and is currently a member of two ensembles – the Lavena Trio (Flute, Viola and Harp) and Tula Flutes (flute ensemble). During the past summer Lily had the opportunity to go on tour with the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra to Danville, Kentucky where they participated in the International Conducting Festival there.  While at university Lily embraced the wide range of musical activities on offer, studying the flute with Sarah Newbold. In her second year she was principal flute of the University Symphony and Wind Orchestras, while also taking part in the New Music Ensemble and running the music society’s chamber music programme. During her final year she spent a term at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance on an Erasmus programme, where she explored voice, dance and collaborations between the two. Throughout her time in Bristol Lily helped to organise the university’s music festival including leading the committee in her final year.  During the time between her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Lily worked as a Resident Graduate Assistant and Practice Supervisor at the Purcell School for Young Musicians, while taking private lessons with Clare Southworth. It was there that Lily had the opportunity to nurture her love for teaching. She continues to foster this love at Chetham’s School of Music where she is currently employed as a Practice Assistant. Lily also teaches privately in Manchester.  Lily has had the opportunity to take part in masterclasses with many wonderful musicians, highlights of which include those with William Bennett, Wissam Boustany, Ian Clarke, Michael Cox, Lorna McGhee and Samuel Coles. Alongside her classical studies, Lily also has an interest in folk music. She recently received a scholarship to take part in the Boxwood Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada.  In the future, Lily intends to pursue an orchestral career while continuing to teach and perform with her chamber music groups.