Stapleford Granary

Event description

Sunday 9 February 2020

Sunday Coffee Concert

Coffee from 11:00  Concert 12:00     £12/£8 under 16

HYUNGI LEE

Hyungi Lee was born in South Korea and came to UK at the age of 12. She held the ABRSM Scholarship during her studies at the Royal College of Music studying orchestral percussion with David Hockings and solo percussion with She-e Wu and Daniella Ganeva.

Verano Porteno - A.Piazolla arr. Pius Cheung  
Goldberg variations Aria, variation no.21 and 22 - J.S.Bach  
Sonatine II. Mouvement de Menuet - M.Ravel 
Variations on Japanese Children's song - Keiko Abe  
Chega de Saudade - A.C. Jobim (No More Blues) as played by Gary Burton on his CD "Alone at Last"
Toccata by Anna Ignatowicz
Valse Romantique - C.Debussy  
Attraction - Emmauel Sejourne  

Hyungi Lee was born in South Korea and came to UK at the age of 12. She held the ABRSM Scholarship during her studies at the Royal College of Music studying orchestral percussion with David Hockings and solo percussion with She-e Wu and Daniella Ganeva. 

Hyungi has been awarded First Prize at the Seoul University National Competition, the Guildhall and Trinity Hall Marimba Competition and the Fermo International Percussion Competition in Italy. She reached the semi-finals of the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and was awarded the Walter Todd Bursary for her performance. She has performed as a soloist and as a chamber group at various concert venues including Wigmore Hall, Elgar room (RAH), Royal Opera House, Cadogan Hall and V&A Gallery. More recent competitions include first prize the RCM Percussion Competition in 2016 and 2017 and the second prize in Karl Jenkins Award 2017 and 2018. Hyungi was one of the Featured Young Artists at the London Ear Festival 2018 and she has recently performed a Bach Harpsichord concerto arranged for two marimbas with the RCM Symphony Orchestra. Awards include the Feltenstein Leaver’s award, the Macklin bursary for an outstanding student in the final year of undergraduate studies from ABRSM 2017 and the Joy Hockings Prize 2018 for excellent contribution at the RCM. She was recently shortlisted for Tillett Trust Young Artist programme. She has started working with Live Music Now from this year, been selected to be listed on recommended artists guide 2019/20 on Making Music and been shortlisted for the Parklane Young Artist 2019/20. Hyungi has also just won the first prize in the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition 2019. She is looking forward to her solo recital at St-Martin-in-the-fields and a premier of a concerto in May 2019. 

Hyungi will be joined by percussionist Nick Cowling for this concert.

Since meeting at the Royal College of Music Nick and Hyungi have been playing together for more than four years. They have performed across the country in many forms involving duos, quartets and chamber groups at venues including Cadogan Hall and Eton College. They have premiered new works and arrangements alongside some of the most challenging modern percussion repertoire. As freelance musicians they both have experience playing in many varied ensembles and orchestras as well as teaching and leading educational workshops and masterclasses.