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Music as a Storyteller - A Free Lunchtime Concert

10th August


Free to attend


Book Tickets

St Paul's Church welcomes Fang-Lin Liu for a lunchtime piano concert.


J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Sharp Minor, BWV. 849 (Book 1)

L. v. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

F. Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op. 90, D. 899

F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 12 “Chasse-neige”

A word from the Performer "I would like to provide a variety of composers' works that I enjoy. Given the venue, I felt that the strong organ imagery of Bach's c sharp minor prelude and fugue made it an appropriate opening piece. Beethoven's sonata Op.109 was one of his late works; the first movement represents the sound of a chorale theme and the third movement I find especially profound and evocative of a story tale. Schubert’s four Impromptus show distinct characters and varied emotions in each of the impromptus, expressing liveliness, sweetness, bitterness, relief and mystery throughout the set. Liszt's Chasse-neige (literally, snow-whirls) gives one the impression of gradually intensifying snowfall. 

The common thread throughout the programme is of story-telling in music, which I present in the hope that the listeners may create their own imagery of stories through the music I play."


Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating or this event. 

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Fang-Lin Liu


Fang-Lin Liu was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 2001 and started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 2015, she won the 1st prize in Los Angeles Gold Star Young Pianist Competition, and the next year she moved to the UK and studied, with a scholarship, at Purcell School for Young Musicians under the tutelage of Tessa Nicholson. During this period, Fang-Lin performed at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy, the Southbank Centre in London, and during the Proms at St Jude’s Church in London.

In 2018, she received a scholarship and commenced her Bachelor’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), where Aaron Shorr taught her. During her studies in Scotland, she won the Jock Holden Memorial Mozart Prize in the conservatoire and performed Mozart Concerto No. 24 with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Chamber Orchestra. She achieved second place in a number of RCS competitions: the Governors Recital Prize, the William Leslie Meikle Piano Prize and the Peter Lindsay Miller Prize for Piano Duo.

She has had masterclasses with Boris Berman, Ursula Oppens, Dmitri Alexeev, Bernard d’Ascoli, Meng-Chieh Liu, Fali Pavri, Julian Jacobson, Hee-Sung Joo, Christopher Hinterhuber, and Dorian Leljak. Having achieved a First Class for her bachelors, Fang-Lin moved to London in order to continue her studies, beginning a Master’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of William Fong in autumn 2022. She is a keen and ambitious pianist who enjoys collaboration with others. She enjoys taking part in chamber music, working with singers, and has had experiences working with dancers, and is eager to continue her musical odyssey and share music with all.

Music as a Storyteller - A Free Lunchtime Concert

10 August 2023


Free to attend

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