We look forward to the 3rd WACIDOM concert on 15th October by Dylan Latham (violin) and Hector Leung (piano)
Schnittke Stille Nacht
Mozart Violin sonata in G major no.18 , K.301
Tchaikovsky Mélodie (in E flat major)
Sibelius Waltz in D major (from op.81 set)
Elgar Salut D’amour
Wienawski Legende op.17
Jay Ungar Ashokan Farewell
Hector Leung i. Pavane
- Song of Flight 8
In memory of my late cousin Agnes Leung who bravely fought her cancer for 4 long years in Hong Kong
Dylan Latham is a Manchester-based violinist currently in his 3rd year of under-graduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. He began playing with Rosie Toll through the Suzuki Method, before studying with Alda Dizdari at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2012 to 2016. In 2014 Dylan played solo to a televised audience of 2 million and a full concert hall in Albania. In 2016 he participated in a summer masterclass in Romania with Sherban Lupu. From 2016 he studied at the Purcell School of Music, before starting an undergraduate degree in 2018 at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutorage of Jim Clark. Dylan has been kindly loaned an exceptional 1819 Matthew Hardie violin from the Norwich based Michael Badminton trust until he finishes higher education. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys films and a good old fashioned pint!
Pianist Hector Leung was born in Hong Kong and is the founder of the newly established piano chamber group Ætermusica based in Manchester, UK. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2017, Hector obtained his Masters in Music and FRSM Diploma with distinctions. His main piano tutors were Dina Parakhina and Colin Stone. Having won best accompanist prizes for two song cycle competitions in 2015, both during the first term of his MMus studies, Hector was then nominated one of the RNCM Songsters pianists, and collaborated closely with the School of Vocal Studies and Opera.
Hector was awarded two yearly scholarships to undertake piano accompaniment as Junior Fellow in Accompaniment at the RNCM. In 2017, Hector was featured in the RNCM annual commissioned composer series at London Wigmore Hall where he joined stage with oboist George Strickland to perform ‘Forgotten Games 2’ by British composer Tansy Davies. Around that time, he also played quite substantial piano parts for numerous RNCM concerts: highlights include “Contraflow (1992)” by Sir Colin Matthews; Symphony No.5 by Sergei Prokofiev; and West Side Story (fully-staged original, with RNCM Young Company) by Leonard Bernstein. Currently sitting Principal Keyboard at the Manchester Northern Film Orchestra, Hector premiered and recorded the solo piano edition of the choral piece ‘I Walked into the Darkness and Emerged from the Light’ by American film music composer Shaun Drew.
Amongst Hector’s very early achievements are his winning first prize at the Hong Kong International Pianist Association piano competition (HKIPA) in 2013 and a number of youth piano competitions around that year. Hector is on a new mission to create his own compositions to further his studies and to extend his concert repertoire.