Did you enjoy my performance in the short videos above?
If you felt entertained and inspired and would like to know how you can be a part of my passion for music, then read on.
Do you know very much about me?
I am a Malaysian concert pianist. Known for performances that combine virtuosity, expressiveness, and searching intellect, I have performed in concerts across the UK, in Germany, Austria, Italy, and China to critical acclaim. Since commencing my studies in England in 2007, I have performed solo recitals at many of the U.K.'s most prestigious music societies and festivals, including the Master Musician Series (Newcastle), The Northern Aldborough Festival (York), and the Church Stretton Arts Festival (Shrewsbury). I am also regularly invited to perform for the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's concerts series at St. James' Piccadilly in London, with an upcoming performance in 2020 on the occasion of Beethoven's 250th Anniversary.
In addition to solo performances, I am also a seasoned concerto soloist. Since making my debut with the Wells Cathedral School (WCS) Symphony Orchestra and conductor Christopher Adey in 2012, I have gone on to work with a variety of conductors and orchestras. These include Mark Heron and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Chamber Orchestra, Nick Meredith and the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, Frank Lennon and the Burnley Orchestra, Dr. Martin Cook and the Shrewsbury Sinfonia, and Mihnea Ignat and the Alicante University Symphonic Orchestra.
My passion for music also extends to collaborative work. Aside from accompanying a variety of instrumentalists and singers, I led the award-winning Trio Lazuli for several years, in which time we toured the North-East extensively with a repertoire spanning from Haydn to the contemporary composer Paul Schoenfield. On one of our tours in 2014, we even appeared in the Borders Music and Arts Society's concert series in the Scottish Borders. To add to that, I was also selected to perform Ligeti's extremely challenging Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano with Pijus Jonušas (violin) and John Ryan (Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra) at the 2017 RNCM Chamber Music Festival "Budafest". Click to listen.
The numerous awards and prizes I have won include the RNCM Mark Ray Recital Prize (First Prize), the RNCM Helen Porthouse Paganini Prize with violinist Oliver Baily, the Hilda Anderson Dean Award (for solo work), the Musicales Prize (for Trio Lazuli), and the Audience Prize and the '1st Beethoven Performance Award of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe & Beethoven in Altaussee Festival 2016' prize. I was also the winner of the concerto auditions at both the Wells Cathedral School and the Royal Northern College of Music. Whilst at Wells, I also won the Recital Prize—for two consecutive years—and the "Most Outstanding Young Pianist of the Year" award at the Mid-Somerset Competitive Festival in Bath.
I sincerely believe that live concerts should be memorable experiences—a special moment of communication between the performer and the listener.
As such, I craft recital programmes to take my listeners (you!) on a captivating journey that entertains them, moves then emotionally, and stimulates them intellectually.
In addition to favourites of the concert repertoire, works by lesser-known or living composers are also featured in my programmes. Why don't you have a listen to "Der Kuss" by composer Laura Nadal Abellà, which was written for my flute-violin-piano trio? Click to listen.
Over the years, I have also received very favourable reviews for my performances from other prominent musicians and concert organizers.
Here are a few samples that were very successful with audiences. I am also offering a Beethoven 250th anniversary programme in the 20/21 season, which you will find at the bottom of the Concerts page.
If you have further questions and/or would like to join other concert societies in discussing ideas for a recital at your venue, please get in touch with me today using the contact form below. I will be very pleased to hear from you, and I look forward to seeing the smiles on the audience's faces as they leave at the end of the concert.