HHH CONCERTS | PEI-JEE NG (CELLO) AND CHIAO-YING CHANG (PIANO) | LUNCHTIME DUO SERIES | 13 OCTOBER 2023 (13:00)
Beethoven — Cello Sonata no. 5 in D major, Op. 102 no. 2
Shostakovich — Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
This concert takes place at St Christopher’s Church, St Christopher's Green, Haslemere, GU27 1DD.
Australian cellist Pei-Jee Ng began cello studies with Barbara Yelland and Janis Laurs in Adelaide before moving to the UK to study extensively with Hannah Roberts and Ralph Kirshbaum in Manchester. He completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Jo Cole, Colin Carr and Sung-Won Yang, and received the prestigious Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He was the 2001 Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and won the 2008 Young Concert Artists Trust auditions in London.
In addition to the major Australian symphony orchestras, he has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Oulu Symphony and Estonian National Symphony, and made his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the 2011 Chichester Festivities, performing the Elgar Concerto.
Described by the press as "a true artist of elegance, thoughtfulness, passion and immense power", Chiao-Ying Chang has distinguished herself as one of the leading pianists of her generation. A top prize-winner at the Leeds, ARD Munich, AXA Dublin and Taiwan International Piano Competitions, she has appeared as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras including the Halle, Royal Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, National Irish Symphony and Munich Chamber Orchestra.
Chiao-Ying has given recitals at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Jacqueline Du Pre Hall, St. Georges Bristol, Carnegie Hall in New York, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Konzerthaus in Berlin, and major festivals including the Cambridge Summer, North Aldeborough, Ribble Valley, Newbury, Brighton, Oundle and Honiton Festivals. Abroad she has performed at the Busoni Festival in Bolzano, Italy, the Europaisches Klassik, Mosel Musikfestival International Piano Summer and the Kammermusikfest des ARD-Wettbewerbs in Schloss Elmau, Munich and Berlin in Germany. She was selected for representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust in London since 2001.