Yuanfan Yang

Age: 18

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Teacher: Dr. Murray McLachlan

Yuanfan Yang has won many national and international competitions, including first prize and special prizes at the 2014 International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists (Weimar) and the 2010 European Piano Teachers Association UK Piano Competition. He won the keyboard category of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2012, and third prize of the 2013 e-Piano International Competition (Minneapolis, MN). Mr. Yang has performed extensively for many major music societies and festivals, and has played with orchestras including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and more. A prolific composer, Mr. Yang also has won multiple prizes in composition competitions. He studies piano with Dr. Murray McLachlan.

Repertoire

FIRST ROUND

Beethoven
Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1

Liszt
Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141
III.”La campanella”

SECOND ROUND

Chopin
Mazurka in C-sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3

Chopin
Etude in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 11 (“Winter Wind”)

Debussy
Préludes, Book II
VII. “La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune”

Yang
Waves

Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor

SEMI-FINAL ROUND

Bach
Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Minor, WTC I: No. 22, BWV 867

Schubert
Impromptu No. 3 in B-flat, D. 935, Op. 3

Chopin
Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49

Yang
The Haunted Bell

Profokiev
Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83

FINAL ROUND

Grieg
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
I. Allegro moderato

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