The second of this excellent series of WACIDOM concerts at Holy Trinity Church, is on Saturday 8th October 2022 at 1:45pm – 2:30pm. This week we will have performances from the Outstanding Young Pianists : Maia Payne, Priscilla Weng and Melody Zhao
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, WTK, Bk1 J.S. Bach
French Suite No.5 in G major, Allemande, Courante, Gigue J.S. Bach
Sonata No.23, Op. 57 (Appassionata) 1st Mvt. Allegro assai Beethoven
Scherzo No.3, Op. 39 in C# minor Chopin
Prelude and Fugue B-flat major WTK, Bk1 J.S. Bach
Étude Op. 25 No.1 in A-flat major Chopin
Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66 in C# minor Chopin
Beethoven transcribed Liszt, Adelaide Beethoven
Toccata, Op.6 for Piano solo Cassella
Priscilla is 12 years old. She started playing the piano when she was six. For two years, she had lessons with Dr. McLachlan before she entered Chetham’s School of Music, where she studies with Simon Bottomley. Priscilla has passed her Grade 8 with distinction and won prices in local music festivals and performed in concerts at Chetham’s School of Music and Forsyths.
Maia is 17 years old and has been studying the piano for 10 years. She has been under the tuition of Simon Bottomley for 7 years. She passed her ATCL Diploma in 2019 and is currently pursuing the FTCL Diploma. She has performed in competitions in Poland and Belgium and earlier this year, she won the Hazel Grove Festival for Music and Drama. In the future, she hopes to either study psychology at university or go to conservatoire to continue studying music and the piano.
Melody is 12 years old and started playing the piano when she was 6 years old. She is in her 2nd year at Chetham’s School of Music where she is a pupil of Simon Bottomley. Melody has won prizes in several local music festivals and is going to Poland to compete in the 30th International Piano Festival in Mazovia Sochaczew.