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Ke MaSupported by Club 32 donors Angela Raymond and Carole Roussel

Background

Chinese
Datong
June 10, 1994

Prizes

1st Prize: Maisons-Laffitte Piano Competition (France)
5th Prize: Hastings International Piano Concerto
Prince’s Award: Worshipful Musicians’ Company

Since 2017, Ke made her debut at Wigmore Hall under the auspices of the Kirckman Concert Society, she has given concerts across the UK, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Hungary and the US. As a soloist highlights have included appearances with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Young Musicians Symphony, Suffolk Symphony Orchestra and the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tamás Gál at the Palace of the Arts in Budapest.

 

During 2020, Ke appeared as one of the soloists at the Gold Medal competition and performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with the new low latency technique and collaborated with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Richard Farnes.   In addition, it’s a privilege to perform at the York Minster as the first Chinese pianist ever in the prestigious venue, where she was also invited to discuss the influence of pandemic on musicians and was featured on BBC television programme ‘Look North’.

 

A committed chamber musician Ke has undertaken a Tunnell Trust Award tour of Scotland, given a recital at Wigmore Hall and recorded music by Vieuxtemps for Champs Hill Records with violist in Timothy Ridout.  She has collaborated with the Cuarteto Casals at Santander International Piano Competition.

 

Ke studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton, Michael Dussek and Andrew West, where she received her Bachelor and Master degree with distinction in 2017. Now, she is currently pursuing her Doctoral study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Joan Havill, Rolf Hind and Dr. Alexander Soares.

 

Gallery

Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

I. Allegro con spirito

II. Andante con expressione

III. Rondo

I. Ondine

II. Le Gibet

III. Scarbo

Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba 

Semifinal Round

Prelude and Fugue in B major BWV 868

Frédéric Chopin: Prélude in C# minor Op.45

No.1 C major
No.2 A minor
No.3 G major
No.4 E minor
No.5 D major
No.6 B minor
No.7 A major
No.8 F# minor
No.9 E major
No.10 C# minor
No.11 B major
No.12 G# minor
No.13 F# major
No.14 E♭ minor
No.15 D♭ major
No.16 B♭ minor
No.17 A♭ major
No.18 F minor
No.19 E♭ major
No.20 C minor
No.21 B♭ major
No.22 G minor
No.23 F major
No.24 D minor

Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in A♭ major Op. Posthumus

Final Round

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