I first started learning the piano at age 7. There was a piano in the family apartment where my mother would play nursery tunes and my father would serenade my mother with his one song. So I
guess I have been listening and taking an interest in piano music since age 2, or maybe I only paid attention because my mother’s fingers were really delicious.
In 2000, the 18-year-old Yundi Li became the youngest ever winner at the prestigious Chopin International Competition, as well as the first Chinese to ever do so. I was just 9 years old, and I
never imagined that piano could be such serious news. I would continue to listen to Yundi Li’s many performances over the years and Chopin would also become my favourite composer. When I play or
listen to his music, it would remind me of home.
As I grow up, piano became for me more like a companion and a friend, that is always there to listen. I believe that music is about communication and expression, ideal to convey feelings that
transcend words. For me, the best music is one that transports its listeners into a different world, and carry the listener away with it until the final moment, leaving them (hopefully!) happy
- 2013-2015 Royal Northern College of Music Master of Music in solo performance
- 2009-2013 Royal Northern College of Music Bachelor of Music with Honours
- 2007-2009 Chetham’s School of Music A-levels