Friday 16.6.2017

Wei LI (Vivian Lee) - Piano solo and violin pieces from Baroque to Romantic Period

Vivian Lee

As a young pianist, Vivian Lee has not only performed in both formal and informal concerts in China, Singapore, UK and Italy, She has also organised some studio workshops for musical appreciation in China and given classes to children in summer schools. She has been invited to international festivals in Shang Hai in China and Casamaggiore in Italy. During her MMus in piano performance course in Birmingham Conservatoire, she received advanced master classes with Jerome Lowenthal, Lee Kum Sing, Peter Donohoe and Ian Jones. As her outstanding ability, she was interviewed as an international student assistant at the conservatoire.

Vivian was taught by pianists Anthony Hewitt and Jan Loeffler in UK. She has been studying with an outstanding Chinese pianist Ai Zeng in Cheng Du, as well as musical appreciation with Ye Tian. Recently, Wei opened her own studio dictated to music education, music theory and appreciation.

Yu-Mien Sun

Yu-Mien Sun, born in Taiwan, began playing the violin at the age of 6. She came to the UK at the age of 12 to pursue an education in Music. Her past teachers included Carmel Kaine, Philip Gallaway and Timothy English. In 2013, Yu-Mien received a generous scholarship to start her undergraduate studies at Birmingham Conservatoire, under the tuition of Nathaniel Vallois. Her studies were also supported by The Chris Hedge Bursary in memory of Hannah Jones.

Yu-Mien enjoys a wide and varied career in music. She performs as a soloist in many local music festivals, occasionally collaborating with orchestras. Notable experiences of such include her recent performance of the Brahms Double Concerto with Michael Seal and Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, performance in the Lake District Summer Music Festival and Arnold Double Violin Concerto performance in Northampton Malcolm Arnold Festival 2015 with Birmingham Conservatoire String Orchestra. Her recent competition successes this year include winning the Birmingham Conservatoire Violin Etude Competition and the Herbert Lumby Prize for violin and viola.Yu-Mien is also the founder of the Verbunkos Trio, a group specialised in works written for clarinet, violin and piano, winner of the Town Hall Symphony Hall Prize 2017.

In September 2017, Yu-Mien will commence a one-year Master degree at Royal Academy of Music supported by the Academy’s Awards Committee. Meanwhile, Yu-Mien wishes to be recognised as a successful orchestral/chamber musician and teacher in the near future.

Yu-Mien’s future engagements include:

Birmingham Conservatoire Mendelssohn/Schumann Chamber Music Festival on 14th June 2017

Barber Violin Concerto Performance with Thomas Payne and Leamington Sinfonia on 9th July 2017


Time 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Venue Birmingham Cathedral

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