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Hughes Hall Festival of International Young Artists (FIYA)

Thursday 11 April, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Hughes Hall Music is proud to welcome back Miclen LaiPang, whose concert in May 2023 as part of FIYA, was so warmly received. Accompanied by By-Fellow and Alumnus Naoki Toyomura, Miclen will present a programme of Brahms’  Three Violin and Piano Sonatas.

Programme – The Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op. 108

Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op.100


Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.78

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About the musicians

Violinist Miclen LaiPang is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile artists of his generation and has earned global recognition as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. He is the newest member of Trio Zadig which are associated artists at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and residents of the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris and the Musical Academy of Villecroze.

Acclaimed by the German newspaper Die Welt, Miclen is “a musician of daring virtuosity with gripping access and noble elegance”,  and has performed in over 50 countries and has won multiple awards, including the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Schoenfeld International String Competition, Grand Prize of the American Fine Arts National Competition, 1st Prize King’s Peak International Competition, 1st Prize of the American Music Talent Competition, and 1st and Special Prize at the International Moscow Music Competition, and the Bruno-Frey-Musikpreis.

Miclen has recorded numerous CD’s, with two being with the LGT Young Soloists. The first one in 2019 under SONY MUSIC and the most recent one featuring him on the Kreutzer Sonata arranged for violin and chamber orchestra on NAXOS. In April 2020, Miclen won the Woordfees Festival Award for “Best Classical Instrumental Performance” when he gave the African premiere of the Kreutzer Sonata in Stellenbosch.

His primary mentors include Ida Bieler, Charles Castleman, Ruggiero Ricci, and Alice Schoenfeld. His previous institutions include the Colburn School, Eastman School of Music, and University of Miami. Currently, Miclen resides in Cologne, Germany and Vienna, Austria and was the teaching assistant of renowned violinist Ida Bieler whom he completed his Konzertexamen degree with at the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He is currently studying with Boris Kuschnir at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz. He is the artistic director of the Miesbach Kammermusikfestival.

Naoki Toyomura is a pianist and educator from New Zealand. His current research interests include symphonic transcriptions for piano and piano education for young children, especially prodigies. As a pianist, he has won a string of first prizes from various competitions around New Zealand as well as internationally such as the WPTA Indonesia International Piano Competition and Forte International Music Competition held at Carnegie Hall, New York. He has also been involved in music outreach, most notably in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He is a by-fellow of Hughes Hall.