Kris Foundation presents Allure: A
Kris Foundation presents Allure: A Piano Recital, a mini piano festival showcasing evocative masterpieces and featuring two of Southeast Asia’s top young pianists – Singaporean Ning Hui SEE (Royal College of Music, London, UK), and Malaysian Sin Yee YAP (New England Conservatory, USA).
Dates: 7 & 8 August 2018
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
-> Tickets from SISTIC: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/callure0818
* 7 August 2018: Ning Hui SEE, piano
F. Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in E-flat major, K. 474
D. Scarlatti: Sonata in B-flat major, k. 551
C. Wieck-Schumann: Sonata in G minor
~ Intermission ~
Unsuk Chin [b. 1961]: Piano Etude No. 6 ‘Grains’ (2000)
Thomas Adès [b. 1971]: Darknesse Visible (1992)
Robert Schumann: Sonata No. 2 in G minor
Ning Hui See is a pianist from Singapore recognised for her “sense of poetry” (Lianhe Zaobao), “a refined touch … and an all-rounded musical personality” (The Straits Times). Born in 1996, she began her musical studies at the age of five. Currently based in London, Ning Hui is pursuing a Master of Music at the Royal College of Music with John Byrne and Dmitri Alexeev as a Charles Napper Scholar supported by a Hilda Houssart Award. She is a recipient of a St Marylebone Educational Foundation Grant and the prestigious MMSF Mark James Piano Award. She entered the RCM at the age of sixteen as a Gylla Godwin Scholar and received a Bachelor of Music (Hons) with First Class.
Ning Hui has given recitals throughout the UK in venues such as the Steinway Hall, Regent Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, Victoria & Albert Museum, Leighton House Museum, the Pallant House Gallery, the Wells Cathedral School and the Yehudi Menuhin School. Additional concerts have brought her to the Harris Hall at Aspen, Colorado, and Venice and Padua in Italy, where she gave solo recitals and collaborated with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto on the Grieg Piano Concerto. Her homecoming recitals at the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore earned praise for the potential, individualism and maturity she possesses as a musician. In Singapore, Ning Hui trained with Fang Yuan at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Special Young Talents) and the acclaimed pianist Albert Tiu. She has worked in masterclasses with esteemed artists such as Barry Douglas, Leslie Howard and Sofya Gulyak, and studied with Arie Vardi and Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Aspen Music Festival.
A laureate of numerous international competitions, Ning Hui has won top prizes at the “Citta di Padova” Competition in Italy and the Cesar Franck Piano Competition in Belgium. She was a 2014 BBC Young Musician keyboard finalist and the 2014 Sevenoaks Young Musician. As the Grand Prize Winner at the 2012 Singapore Steinway Youth Competition, she represented the country at the Asia Pacific Finals. Ning Hui also received the Esther Fisher Prize from the RCM, where her performances at the finals of the college’s Chappell Medal, Schumann and Concerto Competitions were highly-commended. Additionally, her performances have been featured on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3 and Singapore Symphony 92.4 FM.
Besides her solo engagements, Ning Hui is a passionate chamber musician and music teacher. She enjoys composition and research, possessing a particular interest in the interrelationship between historical events and musical developments. She is a Concordia Artist and Talent Unlimited Artist with upcoming engagements in London, Chichester and Singapore.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 am
Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981