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Hans Suh at the piano

Piano competition runner-up to give recital

A feast of thrilling classical piano music will be on offer at Fairlight Hall this weekend when young South Korean virtuoso Hans Suh, who came second in last year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, will give the HIPCC Winter Recital. Julian Norridge reports.

The concert will take place on Saturday 13 January in the recital room at Fairlight Hall from 11am to Ipm. Doors will open at 10.30 for coffee and refreshments and there will also be a 15 minute interval.

Hans will begin by playing five pieces by the South Korean composer Isang Yun, who will new to many music lovers. He will move on to better known pieces by Beethoven (6 Bagatelles) and Liszt (Valse de L’Opera Faust).

After an interval he will play two beautiful pieces by Schumann – Arabesque and Symphonic Etudes.

Serial prize-winner

Hans has won prizes at many international competitions, including first prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels in 2016 and first prize at the Isang Yun International Music Competition in South Korea in 2016.

He has performed in major venues such as the Lincoln Centre and Carnegie Hall in New York and played with such renowned orchestras as the New York Philharmonic and such well-known conductors as Kurt Masur.

The winter recital acts as a curtain-raiser for this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which will take place over 10 days on the stage of the White Rock Theatre, starting on Thursday 22 February and culminating in a two-day final on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March.

HIPCC Winter Recital by Hans Suh Fairlight Hall, Martineau Lane, Fairlight TN35 5DR, 11am-1pm, Saturday 13 January. Doors open 10.30.
This concert is now sold out.



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Posted 20:25 Monday, Jan 8, 2018 In: Music & Sound

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