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Acclaimed pianist graces Trinity Church

May Ling Kwok - Photo submitted
May Ling Kwok
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May Ling Kwok has been acclaimed as “one of the most musical and sensitive Canadian pianists.”

On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church Ling Kwok will perform a selection of music from celebrated composers Haydn, A. Liadov, F. Liszt, Schubert and Brahms.

She has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Vladivostok Symphony Orchestra, the Slovakia Radio Orchestra, and the Czech National Symphony as well as the Victoria Symphony Orchestra with which she has performed over 25 concerts.

May Ling is on the faculty of the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the School of Music of the University of Victoria.  She is a founding member of the McPherson Trio and is an active soloist and chamber musician she has performed and given master classes in North America, Europe, China, South East Asia and Russia.  She was the first major Canadian pianist to be invited to perform in Eastern Russia.

Her recordings are frequently featured by CBC Radio across Canada.   Her Mozart K467 was chosen for a CD release showcasing other noted Canadian classical musicians such as Andrew Davis, Maureen Forrester and Ofra Harnoy.

The program on the 19th will feature:

  • Sonata in E flat Hob. XVI:52 – Haydn
  • Barcarole – A. Liadov
  • Apres un Lecture du Dante (Fantasia Quasi Sonata) – Liszt
  • Sonata in A Major Op. 120 – Schubert
  • Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24 – Brahms

Tickets: Adults – $20; Students – $15. Tickets will be available at the door and may be purchased at the Campbell River Visitor Centre (250) 830-0411 ext. 1 or by calling (250) 923-6268.

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