“CATCH HOLIDAY VIBES”
Melody Chan & Matthew Li, piano duo
Saturday, November 24th 7:30PM at:
World of Music and Arts,
6231 London Road, Richmond, BC
TICKETS: $20, $15 (students & seniors)
Program: Bach “Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Kapustin “Sinonietta” op.49, Tchaikovsky “Nutcracker Suite”
Award-winning pianist, Melody Yvonne Chan-Li, is a vibrant and versatile artist who engages in numerous musical projects throughout the country and abroad. A seasoned recital soloist, she has been featured on numerous different platforms, and is constantly finding new ways to engage a larger diverse audience group. Her most recent appearance was made as a founding member of the Mach III trio. The group made a sold-out debut with the budding concert series, Music Friends. She has also appeared with the Burnaby Lyric Opera Company in their summer live outdoor concert events and collaborated with the Vancouver Health Arts Society presenting solo recitals to audiences in retirement homes within the city. This past season also featured Melody in a cross-cultural show held at the River Rock Theatre, where she performed alongside independent Chinese folk musicians and dance companies.
Vancouver raised pianist Matthew Li is a diverse and adventurous musician who is not afraid of going beyond the conventional repertoire. He has garnered praise and attention for combining intellectual interpretations with explosive virtuosity. Mr. Li is active in both the West and the East coast of Canada, and received Doctor of Musical Arts program (DMA) at the University of Toronto. In 2015, he won the university’s annual DMA Competition for all instruments, and was invited to perform at the Thursdays at Noon recital series in February, 2016. Mr. Li made his orchestral debut in China with the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. He has since performed across Canada and also in United States, Italy, Austria, China and Hong Kong. He was also a prize-winner of the 2014 Shean Competition, semi-finalist of the 2008 Stepping Stone Competition, and national runner-up of the 2007 Canadian Music Competition. His other achievements include winning the Johann Strauss Scholarship Competition in University of British Columbia, and was a runner-up of the Piano Concerto Competition held in Indiana University. He was appointed Associate Instructor in piano at the Indiana University between 2008 and 2010.