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Valentine’s Eve with Mary Wu

13 Feb

Valentine’s Eve with Mary Wu

Mary Wu 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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MARY MEI LOC WU Hailed by Ravel’s long time pupil, late Vlado Perlemuter as “one of the most gifted pianists of her generation”, Mary Wu is also praised by the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin as having “a captivating poetical quality to her playing.”

Mary Wu has performed extensively in Europe, Asia and North America. She has performed at the Ibiza Festival in Spain, the l’Académie in France, the Singapore Arts Festival, the International Contemporary Music Festival and the Macau Festival. As a chamber musician she has performed with the legendary Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Richard Stolzman, the award-winning Maggini Quartet, and the Bauhinia Piano Trio in Hong Kong of which she is a founding member. She has appeared as a soloist with the Calgary Symphony Orchestra, Central Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing, the Polish Baltic F. Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Guangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

Mary Wu is a graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music in London and the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she completed a Doctorate of Music degree. She currently serves as a faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Chinese University and Baptist University. Her numerous prizes and distinctions include the Chappell Gold Medal of Royal College of Music, first prize at the Royal Overseas League Competition and the Mozart Bicentenary Competition of Asia and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Best Artist Award in Music in 2010. In 2003 she was voted as one of Hong Kong’s Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons. She was also elected as an outstanding pianist/pedagogue in the 2012 Chinese official publication China piano music panorama. Mary Wu has recorded on BMG, ASV and Universal Labels.

 

PROGRAM

Sergei Rachmaninov

Paganini Variation no. 18

Frédéric Chopin

Etude Op. 10/3

Minute Waltz, Op. 64/1

Enrique Granados

Maiden and the Nightingale

Isaac Albéniz

Triana

Robert Schumann/Franz Liszt

Widmung

Maurice Ravel

Alborada

Franz Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
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