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Born in 1997, Edinburgh, Yuanfan Yang is now studying piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London, after studying for seven years at Chetham’s School of Music.

Yuanfan has won 1st Prize at the Cleveland International Young Artists Piano Competition in the USA in 2015, 1st Prize at the 4th International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar, Germany in 2014, where he was awarded the Special Prize for Best Composition and Improvisation, and the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) Prize for Most Outstanding Contestant. He has performed for many eminent music societies, festivals and key events throughout numerous countries.

Yuanfan is also a versatile composer and an accomplished improviser. He has won prizes in many composition competitions including the BBC Proms Young Composers Competition 2011, the Golden Key International Piano Composition Competition in 2012, the National Centre for Early Music Composers’ Award 2013, and the Royal Academy’s Alan Bush Composition Competition 2016.
A number of his works have been broadcast on BBC TV and Radio. His piano concerto ‘The Wilderness’, composed in 2014, has been performed in Qianjiang, Wuhan, Manchester, London and Paris, being enthusiastically received with critical acclaim from the press and audience.

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ORC100073 Watercolour

Catalogue Number: ORC100073

Release Date: 15 September 2017