We’re looking forward to the first in our new series of concerts, on 21st January at Holy Trinity Church, Warrington, 13:45pm – 14:30pm.
Pianists Tianyang Han and Imy Luc join us to play piano four hands!
Tianyang Han, Piano and Imy Luc – Piano will be playing:
Piano Duo Sonata in C major, K.19d. by W.A. Mozart
I Allegro Moderato
II Menuetto and Trio
III Rondo: Allegretto
Fantasia in F minor D.940 for piano duo by F. Schubert
I Allegro molto moderato
III Scherzo. Allegro vivace
IV Finale. Allegro molto moderato
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune by C. Debussy, arranged for piano duet by M. Ravel
Dolly Suite by G. Fauré
3. Jardin de Dolly
4. Kitty Valse
6. Pas Espagnole
A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Tianyang Han is a pianist performing and teaching in the UK. She was inspired to pursue a career as a professional musician after hearing the famous Chinese pianist Yundi Li perform. In 2009, at age 14, she started to study professionally with the esteemed teacher Danwen Wei and his assistant Lei Wang at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. In 2014, Tianyang moved to England to undertake studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) with Professor Graham Scott, having received the prestigious Lord Rhodes Scholarship. She graduated with a Master of Music.
Tianyang also plays chamber music alongside Yuuki Bouterey-Ishido and in her trio, the Valette Trio. The Valette Piano Trio has won various awards including the Hirsch Prize, Nossek Prize and Weil Prize. In 2010 and 2012, she attended the Italian Music Fest, Perugia, where she performed the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 with Sergei Babayan conducting. In 2018, she received a scholarship to join the 29th Semaine International de Piano & Musique de Chambre festival in Switzerland.
Other awards include winning prizes in both the Youth Class and the Chopin Ballade/Scherzo Class at the 16th Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, Third Prize in the Shenyang Conservatory of Music Competition in 2011 and 2013, and finalist at the 2017 Concerto Competition (RNCM).
Imy Luc is a pianist, accompanist, and chamber musician based in Manchester. She has both undergraduate and Masters degrees in music and piano performance from the Royal Northern College of Music, studying with Dina Parakhina. She is also an alumna of the junior department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the specialist music school, Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.
Imy is an experienced performer, playing in venues around the UK, including Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, and St. George’s Bristol. She has been awarded multiple prizes for her solo and accompaniment playing including RNCM Chopin Prize (2018), Shirley Cattarral Prize for Piano (2016), RNCM Song Cycle Accompaniment Prize (2019) and RNCM English Song Accompaniment Prize (2019). She was also a finalist of the RNCM Concerto Competition in 2020 and the RNCM Gold Medal in 2021.
As well as performing, Imy is passionate about teaching and educating others. Most recently she finished a full time role as a piano teacher at King Edward’s School in Bath where she had a class of over 40 students. She is now back in Manchester and continues to perform and teach privately.