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Royal Northern College of Music

Piano Trio

Coffee Concert, 1:00pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester's internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.


Magdalena Riedl violin
Fangning Dong cello
Zany Denyer piano 

Magdalena Riedl is an Austrian violinist, currently studying in her fourth year at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Yair Kless. Since moving to Manchester, she has proven her ability to deliver high-quality performance several times, being described as a "natural violinist and chamber musician" (Donald Grant, Head of Chamber Music School of Strings).  

Fangning Dong studied piano at the age of six and cello at the age of seven. Under the tutelage of Professor Han Xiaoying, he won the first prize in the National Cello Competition at the age of 10. During the period, he also received the guidance and help of famous cellist Mr. Li-wei Qin and Mr. YoungHoon Song (KOR). Later graduated from the Xi’an Conservatory of Music as the first place. In 2021, he began to study with Hannah Roberts at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

Originally from London, Zany Denyer is currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music with Murray McLachlan, where he has been lucky enough to enjoy performing in masterclasses and receiving coaching from other renowned musicians including Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Steven Osborne, Steven Hough, Kathryn Stott, Philippe Cassard, Laura Jellicoe, members of Trio Karénine, Trio Gaspard, Henk Guittart, and Stefano Canuti. He previously studied under collaborative pianist Andrew Matthews-Owen at Trinity Laban’s junior department.

Magdalena Riedl, Fangning Dong and Zany Denyer appear by kind permission of the RNCM.

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £7 in advance, £10 on the door