Outstanding Chinese-American yangqin player makes his WMC debutMore info
Wiltshire Music Centre is proud to partner with the City Music Foundation to present this three-part mini livestream series for Spring Summer, featuring the diverse, emerging talents of:
Reylon Yount yanqqin - Wednesday 12 May, 1pm
Reylon Yount presents a cinematic solo programme of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, drawing on his eighteen years of experience as a trailblazing yanqqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) player. Transporting us through a range of beautiful scenes, the performance features an ethereal world premiere of ANTARA from Taiwanese composer Chia-Ying Lin.
Nishla Smith jazz vocals / Tom Harris jazz piano - Wednesday 26 May, 1pm
Berlin-born jazz singer Nishla Smith and Mancunian pianist Tom Harris present ‘The Garden’ a new concept concert by the imaginative young song-interpreters. Together they’ll paint an enchanting vision of a fantasy world in this one-off set for Wiltshire Music Centre, weaving together beloved songs and original music with new poetry, stories, and musical interludes.
George Fu piano - Wednesday 9 June, 1pm
Described by the Boston Music Intelligencer as a “heroic piano soloist” with “stunning virtuosity”, Chinese-American pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu is establishing an international reputation as a captivating performer with distinctive intelligence and sensitivity. In this inspired recital, Fu will play favourite compositions inspired by other works, including a selection from Debussy’s Études (short studies that look back at Chopin), the pianist’s own composition Passacaglia on a theme by Radiohead, and Brahms’ Händel Variations.
This concert series is supported by the WMC Young Artist Fund
Supporting the development of young musicians has been at the heart of WMC’s work for over 20 years. Founded in 1997 as a rehearsal space for Wiltshire Young Musicians, the Centre provides year-round learning and performance opportunities to support young musicians at every stage of their development: from workshops in schools right through to their first performances on the WMC stage.
Our Young Artist Fund was launched in 2012 to support young artists at the start of their professional careers with performance opportunities, mentoring and support to stretch and develop their talent. Since then, the fund has supported over 70 young artists.
Please consider making a donation to the WMC Young Artist Fund to enable us to continue to support the next generation of professional musicians.
All you need is a computer, laptop, tablet or smart device that is connected to the internet to enjoy this stunning programme, live from WMC as it's being performed. A recording of each of the livestreams will also be available to watch again from midday the following day for 72 hours after the event.
Confirmation of your viewing information will be sent to you via email prior to the event, including a link to the Livestream broadcast, your unique access password and a copy of our digital concert programme (available to purchase at checkout).