Kelly YIP, piano
Born in Hong Kong, Kelly YIP is 13 years old and is studying at Maryknoll Convent School (Secondary Section) in Hong Kong. She is the pianist of the School Choir and a member of the School String Orchestra.
Kelly has won in a number of international piano competitions, including Champion in the 24th St. Cecilia International Music Competition and Second Prize in the 5th European Elbe Valley International Music Competition held in Hong Kong in 2019; Second Prize in the New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition held in New York (USA), Third Place in the United States Open Music Competition held in Oakland (USA), Fifth Prize in the 19th Osaka International Music Competition held in Osaka (Japan) and Honorable Mention in the 3rd Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition held in Busko-Zdrój (Poland) in 2018; and Champion in the 20th St. Cecilia International Music Competition 2015 held in Hong Kong.
Kelly has also won various local piano competitions. She has recently claimed Champion in the 6th Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Youth Piano Competition and the 9th Little Musical Philanthropists Competition in 2019; Champion in the 4th Parsons Music Festival and Second Place in the 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2018. Other competitions she has won in the past few years include Second Place in the 10th Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition in 2017; Third Place in the 9th Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition in 2016; and First Place in the 67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival and Third Place in the 8th Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition in 2015.
Kelly started piano lessons at the age of four, and is currently under tutelage of Dr Helen CHA. She attained the Associate of Royal Schools of Music (in piano performance) with distinction and Grade 5 (in violin performance) from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (‘ABRSM’) in 2017.
Peter LEUNG, piano
Peter, age of 13, start learning piano at age 4 and obtained the Grade 8 Certificate from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music at age 8 and the Performance Diploma with distinction from Trinity College London at age 10. In 2015, Peter was accepted as a junior piano student at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, studying under Professor Eleanor Wong. In 2016, he was selected as Young Scholar 2016 – 2018 of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation.
A frequent winner of local and international awards including winner of 17th International Television Contest for Young Musicians in Moscow, the Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Youth Piano Competition and the Hong Kong Outstanding Teens Election 2018 Award, Peter has been performing extensively as a soloist and collaborative artist across arts disciplines. In Dec 2014, Peter was selected to perform with the world-renowned pianist, Lang Lang, in the “101 PIANISTS” organized by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, Peter performed at the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Oxford Piano Festival in UK, and at the Midway Young Artists Orchestra Music Summer Summit in Chicago, USA. In October 2016, he performed as guest soloist at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition held in the Hong Kong City Hall. Since 2017, Peter has collaborated with Lang Lang as a duet partner at several important occasions, including the extravagant gala celebrating the “20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to China” attended by President Xi of China, and at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where Lang Lang respectively received both of his honorary doctorate degrees and also at the Hanoi Opera House, Vietnam.
Aside from music, Peter loves Chinese Kung-fu, specializing in dagger, sword, and Shaolin boxing.
Windy ZHAN, guest singer and MC
A 13-year-old student of the International Christian Quality Music Secondary School, Windy started learning vocal music with Wang Shan and Chik Tse Kwan Candy at the age of five. She has won many awards at the Hong Kong School Music Festival. In 2018, she obtained the Performance Diploma from the Trinity College London with distinction.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Nocturnes Op. 9 nos. 1-2
Impromptu Op. 90 no. 2
Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 884
Etude Op. 10 no. 4
Starry Starry Night
Three Military Marches (for piano 4-hands)
“Les oiseaux dans la charmille” from The Tales of Hoffmann
G. F. Handel
“Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion” from Messiah
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