Ludlow Arts: Classical

Ludlow Arts: Classical

Women Composers and Their Muses

Saturday 28 September 2019 at 1:00pm

St Laurence, Ludlow

Di Xiao: piano

Cécile Chaminade: Thème varié, Op.89 Clara Schumann: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20
Cecilia McDowall: Vesper in Venice
Maria Szymanowska: Nocturne in B♭ major
Frédéric Chopin: Op.9 No.1 Nocturne in B♭ minor
Eleanor Alberga: Jamaican Medley
Mélanie Hélène Bonis: Femmes de Légende

Pianist Di Xiao presents a demanding programme consisting of Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel and Messiaen that takes your breath away. Kölner Philharmonie

Described as “a pianist of awesome gifts” by the Birmingham Post, Chinese pianist Di Xiao has built a reputation as a musician and international ambassador for the piano. Success began at an early age when she won the ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician of Guangdong Province Award’ aged just 16. Since then she has won many national and international prizes including in 2007, first prize in the Brant International Piano Competition.

Di's international career started at 17 when she played Chengzong Yin's Yellow River Piano Concerto in Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Royal Family. Subsequently Di has been invited to perform as a soloist in many countries and in some of the World's leading venues, (including The Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham) and festivals (including Bremen Musikfest, New Generation Arts Festival, Buxton Arts Festival, Leamington Music Festival, and, in 2010, her home town's enormous inaugural Classical Music Festival in GuangZhou, Canton).

Di Xiao has released two albums of music: Di Xiao Presents and Journey and a third is currently in production. Many of Xiao's live performances have been transmitted on national radio stations across Europe. Other media appearances have included live performances on BBC Radio 3's In Tune, BBC Radio 4's Woman’s Hour and Classic FM. Di Xiao is also a writer on music matters and has been a representative of internationalism in music.

Unreserved seating
Free: retiring collection

Di Xiao