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Hughes Hall Festival of International Young Artists (Friday to Sunday)

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September, Pavilion Rm

As part of the Cambridge Alumni Weekend, Hughes Hall Music is proud to offer a mini music festival, featuring the talents of 4 award winning young international artists from Germany, USA, New Zealand and Hungary/USA. This complements a range of talks also being offered across the weekend in the Peter Richards Rm. Talks programme tickets, click here.


Tickets will include complimentary drinks.  Reserve the dates now – details on how to purchase tickets will be posted here shortly.

Please consider becoming a FIYA Festival Patron. Patrons receive a festival pass, reserved seating for all three concerts and an end of festival private drinks reception with the musicians. Festival passes, giving a discount across the three concerts are also available.


Friday 27 September, 8 pm to 10 pm
LaiPang, Guschlbauer, and Toyomura perform Trios by Clara Schumann and Tchaikovsky

Three outstanding young international artists (USA, Germany, New Zealand) join forces to present two piano trios from the romantic era – Clara Schumann’s youthful Trio in G minor (1847) and the Trio in A minor by Tchaikovsky, a work of symphonic proportions and widely considered one of the masterpieces of the genre.

  • Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor Op. 17

Intermission (drinks)

  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Saturday 28 September, 8 pm to 10 pm
Peter Klimo: International Liszt Piano Competition Prize Winner Performs At Hughes Hall

Prize winning artist Peter Klimo plays works by Liszt, Rachmaninov, Ginastera, and others in an intimate setting.

  • Strauss/Toyomura: Die Fledermaus Overture – Transcription for Piano
  • Schubert/Liszt: Ständchen, No. 5 from 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert S.558
  • Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan S.418

Intermission (drinks)

  • Bartok: Sonatina Sz. 55
  • Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme by Corelli Op.42
  • Ginastera: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op.22

Sunday 29 September, 11.00 am to midday
Violinist Miclen LaiPang returns to FIYA playing: Bach, Beethoven, Gershwin, and Bizet

Globally recognised violinist Miclen LaiPang collaborates with Hughes Hall By-Fellow, Naoki Toyomura to offer a varied programme for violin and piano.

  • Bach: Gavotte from Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.5 in F Major, Op.24 “Spring”

Intermission (coffee/tea)

  • Gershwin/Heifitz: Porgy and Bess – Transcription for Violin and Piano
  • Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op.25

About the Performers

  • 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. Miclen 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. Click here for excerpt.
  • The young cellist Marilies Guschlbauer from Austria is known for her characterful playing and wonderfully warm and natural tone .  In addition to numerous first prizes and special prizes at the Austrian youth competition “Prima la Musica” at the federal level, she is a prize winner at the Manhattan International Music Competition and the Liezen International Cello Competition. In 2020 Marilies was recognized as an “mdw artist” and in 2022 she received the Interpretation Prize of the Mozart Community in Vienna. She is currently a scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Rhineland-Palatinate Foundation. For more information, click here
  • Naoki Toyomura, festival founder and co-director, is a pianist and educator from New Zealand. His current research interests include symphonic transcriptions for piano and piano education for young children, especially those showing outstanding talent and promise. 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.
  • Hungarian-American pianist Peter Klimo has been studying piano since the age of nine. A Los Angeles native, he has participated in several international competitions. Peter won 3rd prize at the 2019 Bartók World Piano Competition, 3rd prize at the 2019 Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, 2nd prize at the 2014 International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, as well as special prizes at the 2017 Maj Lind and 2014 Wideman International Piano Competitions. He has been called to adjudicate competitions both local and international, has maintained a private studio in Los Angeles, and is an Assistant Professor of Piano at California State University Fresno. For more information click here.