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

Yanyan Lin cello

Michaelle Chow piano


Tickets £15

Schumann – Märchenbilder Op. 113

Beethoven – Sonata Op. 102 No. 2

-Interval –

Rachmaninoff – Sonata Op. 19


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.


Born in 1995, Yanyan Lin obtained his Bachelor Degree at the Shanghai Conservatoire and who studied for the Advanced Diploma in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music with Jo Cole and Christoph Richter. He is the recipient of the Hans Keller Award for 2019/20 and was awarded the ABRSM Scholarship, the Foundation Award of the Royal Academy of Music, and the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music. He is a laureate of the China National Chamber Music Competition and American Protégé Competition.


Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow has performed in many venues throughout The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S., including the Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, St. Paul’s Grove Park and Duke’s Hall in London and Lincoln City Cultural Center in the U.S. She was a prize-winner in the Royal Academy of Music London Brahms competition, and recipient of Evelyn German Prize and Frank & Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize.


MEI-TING & FRIENDS – Leon Chen, piano

Leon Chen piano

Bach Partita No. 1 in B-flat major
Chopin Ballade No. 4
– Interval –
R. Strauss/arr. Sun Four Last Songs
Ravel Sonatine
Rachmaninoff Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 9 and 10

Tickets £15


The second in our new series Mei-Ting & friends and colleagues. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, prize-winning pianist Leon Chen completed a BMus (hons) in piano and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in 2021, and is now studying towards a Masters in Piano Performance.


Next concert: 26 November with Yanyan Lin, cello, and Michelle Chow, piano

MEI-TING piano at St Michael & All Angels Barnes

Mei-Ting piano


Brahms 8 Klavierstucke Op. 76

Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op. 13


Schumann Fantasiestucke, Op. 12

Brahms 4 Klavierstucke, Op. 119


The launch of a brand new series of virtuoso piano and chamber music featuring “bewitching” pianist Mei-Ting and friends at St Michael & All Angels church in Barnes.

Concerts take place on the fourth Saturday of each month. Proceeds to the Royal Academy of Music hardship fund.


Tickets £15



Future dates in 2022: 29 October & 26 November