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Ning Hui See - Piano


Ning Hui See is a twenty-year-old pianist from Singapore currently based in London, whose performances have been lauded for her “sense of poetry” (Lianhe Zaobao), “a refined touch … and an all-rounded musical personality” (The Straits Times). Beginning her musical journey at the age of five, she studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Special Young Talents programme) with Fang Yuan and subsequently entered the private studio of Albert Tiu. Ning Hui was admitted to the Royal College of Music, London, at the age of sixteen as a Gylla Godwin Scholar. She received a Bachelor of Music (Hons) with First Class studying with John Byrne and Dmitri Alexeev. She is currently pursuing a Master of Music as a Charles Napper Scholar supported by an MMSF Mark James Piano Award.

Ning Hui has performed extensively in the UK, giving recitals at the Steinway Hall, Regent Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Pallant House Gallery. Additional concerts have brought her to Padua and Venice in Italy, the Harris Hall at Aspen, Colorado, and a performance of the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. Her homecoming recitals at the Esplanade Recital Studio in 2013 and 2015 were praised for the potential, individualism and maturity she possesses as a musician. Her performances have been featured on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3 and Symphony 92.4FM.

Ning Hui’s international competition successes include First Solo and Second Concerto Prizes at the ‘Citta di Padova’ Competition in Italy, and Second Prize at the Cesar Franck Piano Competition in Belgium. Within the UK, she was a 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year keyboard finalist, the Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year and won prizes at the EPTA and Moray competitions. Twice a finalist of the prestigious Chappell Medal Competition, Ning Hui was awarded the Esther Fisher Prize from the RCM. As the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 Singapore Steinway Youth Competition, she represented the country at the Asia Pacific Finals. Ning Hui has worked in masterclasses with esteemed artists such as Barry Douglas and Leslie Howard and received guidance from Arie Vardi and Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Aspen Music Festival.

Besides her solo engagements, Ning Hui is a passionate chamber musician and music teacher. She enjoys composition and research, possessing a particular interest in the interrelationship between history, literature, and music. Some of her upcoming engagements include solo recitals at Regent Hall and a concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore, in the summer of 2017.

submission March 2016

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