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Music Futures Festival: Laure Chan, Tolga Atalay Ün and Mandakhtuya Dorj

Tickets £15 adults, £10 students 

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Lunchtime recital

The young musicians will perform works from composers including Turgay Erdener (a contemporary Turkish composer of classical music) to Tan Dun (a Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, most widely known for his scores for movies including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Ysaÿe (a Belgian violinist, composer and conductor). The emphasis in this showcase will be on the traditional music of the countries the musicians performing come from.

Tolga Atalay Ün – piano 

Turgay Erdener: Cebeci Monologues

Johannes Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op. 117

Born in 1995 in Turkey, Ün is currently a second year undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music. Between 2007 and 2014, he studied at the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory, from which he graduated with the highest honours. During his seven-year conservatory education he performed at many concerts, premiered many pieces and made many radio recordings as a pianist, conductor, chamber musician and accompanist.

Listen to a piece composed by Ün below.

Mandakhtuya Dorj – Piano

N. Jantsannorov “White Stupa”

B. Sharav “I want to go to the bright horizon”

Janacek Sonata “From the Street”

Mongolian classical pianist Mandakhtuya Dorj started playing the piano at the age of five. She went on to attend Music and Dance College in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia before arriving in the UK to continue her studies at the Junior Academy of the Royal Academy of Music, London with Patsy Toh with full scholarship.

She has won numerous prizes in Mongolia, France and the UK including the Royal Northern College of Music’s prestigious Musicales award and in the Beethoven Society of Europe competition. She has performed for Mikhail Gorbachev as part of his visit to London. Dorj also performs regularly in Mongolia, where she was invited to perform for the former President of Mongolia.

See below for a video of Dorj performing N.Jantsannorov’s Tsagaan Suvarga no.1, (White Stupa no.1) .

Laure Chan – violin, accompanied by pianist Dimitris Daskalakis

Chen Yi – Memory (solo contemporary violin piece)

Tan Dun: For the World – Theme Music (an arrangement for violin and piano)

Elgar – Salut D’Amour

Ysaÿe – Caprice d’après l’Etude en forme de Valse de C. Saint-Saëns’

Laure Chan (@laurechanviolin) is British Franco-Chinese violinist who made her concerto debut aged thirteen in Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh. She has since performed across Europe, Canada, the USA, China, Bolivia and Korea.

Awards include the John McAslan violin prize at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 2007 to 2011, a Junior Award of the Hattori Foundation in 2009, and the 2010 Music Director’s Award of the Oxford Phiharmonic at Oxford University. In October 2015, she received first prize at the Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition.

Laure will be accompanied by pianist Dimitris Daskalakis.

Dimitris Daskalakis – piano

Greek pianist Dimitris Daskalakis was awarded a scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music in London under the guidance of Andrew Ball in 2009. He has performed in venues including Wigmore Hall, Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile Italy, St James’s Church Piccadilly and the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells.

Dimitris has had masterclasses with eminent pianists and professors including Peter Nagy, Kathryn Stott, Steven Osborne, Mikhail Lidsky, Dmitri Alexeev, William Fong and Martino Tirimo. He is currently studying his Bachelor of Music degree at the Royal College of Music where he studies with Niel Immelman.

Watch Laure perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218 (arr. for violin and piano) below.

The lunchtime recital will last approximately 60 – 75 minutes and will be followed by complimentary tea and coffee.

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Tickets cost £15 each for adults and £10 for students.  To purchase tickets click here.

Please see here for information on all of the events taking place as part of the Festival.

Talent Unlimited is a classical music charity giving exposure and financial support to its musicians (Charity Registration No 1139220).

The Festival takes place over four days at Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP. To see the other concerts taking place click here.

Otherwise a four-day pass to all seven concerts costs £100. Click here to book.

For further information email: cananr@hotmail.com.


September 28, 2016
13:00 - 14:00
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Talent Unlimited and Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish St, London, Gt Lon W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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