Recital at Wigmore Hall for alumnus Gen LiFri 11 Nov 2016
Talented young pianist Gen Li will be making his debut at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in November, after winning the 2015 Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition.
Gen Li became the second Trinity Laban student to win the competition within three years, after Jenna Sung’s success in 2013. They were vying with the best candidates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music.
The winner performs recitals at both the Wigmore Hall and the Fazioli Auditorium in Italy. In addition, an official CD release is produced from recordings of the concert at the Wigmore Hall.
Gen commented on his time studying with us:
‘Trinity Laban were very supportive of me in finding my own voice in my piano playing and in my performance. My teachers helped me to develop a lot of my own skills and my own unique colour when I play.
I think Trinity Laban is a place where all musicians should go if they can, because in Trinity Laban the environment is very positive, and the staff extremely helpful; no-one is cold or unfriendly, everyone is very friendly and supportive and the facilities are brilliant. The academic environment and the teaching levels are superb.’
Described as 'the golden fingers' by BBC Radio 3 presenter Sean Rafferty, Gen has won numerous prizes in piano competitions and has performed at some of the world's finest venues, receiving high praise from both public and critics alike.
The recital will take place on 27 Nov at 7.30pm. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Wigmore Hall website.
For more information about studying piano at Trinity Laban, visit our Study Music pages.