Evening Concert Friday 22nd December, 6.30pm

  • Yifan Ying – Pianist
  • Edward Su – Pianist

Christmas concert featuring an evening of Brahm’s fantastic music, including his “Lullaby” Op. 49 No. 4 (arr. by Yifan Ying based on A. Cortor’s transcription), Variations on an Original Theme Op. 21 No. 1, and Sonata No. 3 in F Minor Op. 5.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Yifan Ying, hailed as a “passionate pianist”, has held numerous concerts in Europe, the United States, South Korea, and China, as well as winning in numerous major competitions. Previously, Yifan has consistently won the Haiman Piano Competition for four years consecutively. In 2015, she participated in the German Omüller Piano Competition and won the Best Performance Award. In 2017, she claimed the second prize at the New York International Music Festival and Competition, and in 2018, she achieved first place in the Shanghai Piano Open Competition’s Bach Well-Tempered Clavier and Modern categories. Yifan won second place in the U.S. “Future Stars” International Piano Competition in 2022, and she received the Gold Award at the UK International Elizabeth Competition in 2023.

Currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, Yifan studies under the renowned pianist and educator Norma Fisher. She previously graduated from the Eastman School of Music, studying with the renowned Van Cliburn Piano competition champion, pianist Alexander Kobrin.

Twenty-two-year-old Edward Su began learning piano at the age of seven. He participated in the Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble from 2009-2014, and has studied privately with Flavio Formigoni, Donna Fishwick, and Ian Parker. Edward is the consistent winner of scholarships and trophies in many music festivals and competitions. He won second place in the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) in 2015, and received the Most Promising Pianist award in the Richmond Music Festival 2016. In 2019, he won the Vancouver Academy of Music Concerto Competition, and received the opportunity to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 1st movement with the Vancouver Academy of Music orchestra live at the Orpheum Theatre.

Edward completed his undergraduate studies with Prof. Natalya Antonova at the Eastman School of Music, and is currently studying with Prof. Caterina Grewe and Prof. Dimitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music.