Nien Chin & Mengmeng Wu
Gold Medal Winner of China’s UK International Music Festival
This year’s China U.K. International Music Festival took place in London, Oxford and Cambridge. It saw outstanding musicians from East and West competing to win the gold award. Pianist Nien Chin is this year’s winner. A student at the Royal College of Music, Nien shared first prize with violinist Viviane Plekhotkine of the Yehudi Menuhin School. Today we welcome Nien who performs some of the most demanding piano repertoire for left hand only by Bortkiewicz, Scriabin, Godowsky, Blumenfeld and Yin Lu. Nien is joined by the Artistic Director of China UK International Music Festival, Mengmeng Wu, one of the finest Guzheng players of her generation. The Guzheng is one of the most exotic and ancient instruments in all of the East. They unite in a performance of Lin An Yi Hen by Zhanhao He.