Friday lunchtime recitals by students from Manchester's internationally renowned Royal Northern College of Music.
Wyn Chan piano
Wyn Chan began piano lessons at the age of nine with Fiona Austen, then at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester with Marie-Louise Taylor, where he received a Licentiate-ship of the Royal Schools of Music.
He recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with first-class honours, studying on the BMus 3-year intensive pathway under the tutelage of Graham Scott, kindly supported by an ABRSM scholarship. He is currently studying Masters with Helen Krizos, generously supported by the Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust and Help Musicians UK.
Recently, he was the winner of the RNCM Beethoven Prize (2015), the Mark Ray Memorial Prize (2016), the Keldwyth Cumbrian Young Musicians Award (2018), and was awarded the Peter Donohoe Prize (2016) and the Patricia Cunliffe Award for Keyboard Studies (2017).
Wyn has played concerts across the country and has received masterclasses from notable musicians such as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Stephen Hough, and Sir András Schiff, among others.
In addition to his solo work, Wyn is also a keen accompanist and chamber musician. He plays frequently in a piano duo with partner Maria Luc, recently performing Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in the Festival of Chichester and the South Downs Summer Music Festival. Wyn has also played orchestral piano with the Chetham's Wind Orchestra, RNCM Wind Orchestra, RNCM Sinfonietta, and RNCM Symphony Orchestra (Stravinsky’s Petrushka).
Wyn Chan appears by kind permission of the RNCM.
This Coffee Concert commemorates the legacy of David and Rowena Hammond whose generous gift enabled Buxton Opera House to purchase the Yamaha grand piano being used by Wyn Chan today.