MEI-TING & FRIENDS – Leon Chen, piano

St. Michael & All Angels Church Centre 39 Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes, London

The second in a new series of solo piano and chamber concerts presented by 7 Star Arts. This concert features pianist Leon Chen, a post-graduate student at London's Royal Academy of Music

MEI-TING & FRIENDS Yanyan Lin, cello, & Michelle Chow, piano

St. Michael & All Angels Church Centre 39 Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes, London

Beethoven's dramatic Sonata for Piano & Cello, Opus 102, No.2, combines an exuberant vitality with deep expression, while Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19 is a piece on a grand scale, at times redolent of the Piano Concerto no. 2 (which was composed at the same time), which explores the cello’s capacity for expressive tenderness and intensity, particularly in the beautifully meditative slow movement.