We look forward to hearing Sebastian Wyss (Violin) and Edward Leung (Piano) peform their WACIDOM lunctime concert on 5th May. They will be playing:
Beethoven Sonata Op.12 No.3 (3 mvts)
Strauss Sonata Op.18 (3 mvts)
Edward Leung –
“A real poet of the piano … it was just this sense of urgency and total command of the instrument
that was so apparent in his superb Liszt performances … A tiger of the keys indeed.” ~ Christopher
Lauded as one of “16 Incredibly Impressive Students at Princeton University” by Business
Insider, 23-year-old pianist Edward Leung has performed in concert halls across North
America, Europe, and Asia.
Edward began his 2017-2018 season by winning First Prizes in the Donohoe Gold Medal and
the Andrew Downes Performance Prize. He has also given recitals for The Beethoven Piano
Society of Europe and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Conservatoire Showcase.
Upcoming engagements include a chamber music recital with violist Robin Ireland, and solo
and chamber recitals at Oxford Music Festival, St Martin in the Bull Ring and other venues in
Birmingham and London.
In 2016-2017, he was the youngest of 8 pianists selected worldwide to participate in the
Wilhelm Kempff Academy’s Beethoven master classes, where he worked with Bernd Goetzke.
He also won 2
Prize at the 2016 Liszt Society International Prize. A passionate chamber
musician, Edward has appeared at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Boston
University Tanglewood Institute. He is the founder of Opus 21, an innovative chamber music
ensemble at Princeton dedicated to bringing an eclectic repertory of chamber music to
Princeton University and beyond.
He has also performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center,
United Nations, Consulate of the General Public of Poland in New York, Yamaha Artists Services
in New York and the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.
Sebastian Wyss –
Sebastian Wyss is in his final year of study with Susanne Stanzeleit at Birmingham
Conservatoire. He has had master classes with Esther Yoo, Bin huang, Henning Kraggerud and
many other established teachers. Sebastian has regularly led orchestras at the conservatoire.
He has performed in string quartets and piano trios at the conservatoire and has received
coaching from members of Skampa, Chilingarian, Kuss, Navarra and Heath quartets. He has
also been coached by Robin Ireland, Daniel Tong, Robin Michael and Matthew Truscott.
His duo with pianist Edward Leung has performed in venues across the U.K as well as attending
Kinnordy Chamber music festival 2018. They have also won the Delia Hall prize at the Royal
Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2017, Sebastian was the winner of the String Prize at
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. In September 2018 he will go to Budapest Hungary to study
at the Liszt Academy on a scholarship of £10,000. Sebastian plays a Fetique Violin generously
on loan to him from the Harrison Frank Foundation
Formed in 2017 at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the Wyss-Leung Duo is one of the
most exciting violin-piano duos to emerge from the West Midlands. Upcoming engagements
include recitals at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Holy Trinity Church, Warrington.
They have received guidance from Robin Ireland, Susanne Stanzeleit, and Daniel Tong.