RNCM Piano Recital


13:00 - 13:30


St Ann's Church
St Ann Street, Manchester, M2 7LF

Event Type

St Ann’s Concert Series Church

Please note: due to Covid-19 restrictions access protocols are in place including mandatory face covering and track and trace monitoring. Seating is also limited to meet physical distance guidelines. Please allow extra time before the performance. 

DATE: Wednesday 4 November 2020, 1PM


The Petrarch Sonnets S 161
i. Sonnet No 47
ii. Sonnet No 104
iii. Sonnet No 123

Preludes Book I
ii. Voiles
vii. Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest

Preludes Book II
vii. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune

Danzas Argentinas Op 2
i. Danza del viejo boyero (Dance of the old herdsman)
ii. Danza de la moza donosa (Dance of the pretty girl)
iii. Danza del gaucho matrero (Dance of the cunning gaucho)

 Matthew Lau   piano


 Matthew Lau   piano

 As a soloist, Matthew has enjoyed playing in various concerts and recitals, such as the Chester Lunchtime Concert Series at Wesley Church, Ealing St Barnabas Church Friday Concert Series and the Leigh Music Society. During his time at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music, he had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of performances, including the RNCM Keyboard Day, informal and formal lunchtime concerts. As well as concerts, Matthew enjoys taking part in competitions. In 2018, Matthew represented the JRNCM in the Beethoven Junior Intercollegiate Piano competition and was awarded 1st place, becoming the first winner of the competition from the Junior RNCM.  After completing four years at the JRNCM, Matthew continued his passion for music performance and is now a third-year pianist at the RNCM studying on the BMus Intensive pathway, continuing under the tutorship of John Gough. During his first two years, Matthew has had the pleasure of playing to established artists, such as Kathryn Stott, Pascal Rogé and Trio Gaspard.