RNCM Recital


13:00 - 14:00


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

Event Type

St Ann’s Concert Series Church

 DATE: Wednesday 09 March 2022, 1PM



Vallée d’Obermann


Pour le piano

  1. Prélude
  2. Sarabande

iii. Toccata

Yilan Zhou   piano







Trumpet Concerto

Cameron Chin-See    trumpet

Ruth Webb    piano




Yilan Zhou   piano

 Yilan Zhou was born in Anhui, China, and started to learn piano at the age of five. She studied with William Chen at the Music Middle School Affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music from 2015. In May 2016, she won the Third Prize of the junior group B in The Second Yamaha China Piano Competition.

Since 2018, she has been studying the piano with Ashley Wass in Royal Northern College of Music. In England, she has performed in many concerts and been invited to perform in many cathedrals. In 2020, she continued her studies at the RNCM under the tutelage of Colin Stone.

Cameron Chin-See   trumpet

 Cameron Chin-See is an upcoming trumpet player from Wolverhampton, currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), in Manchester. After turning down a place at the University of Oxford in 2019, Cameron opted to go to Manchester to take up a place on the highly selective three-year intensive Bachelor of Music course at the RNCM, where he is currently in his final year, studying with the renowned tutor Murray Greig.

For obvious reasons, Cameron’s first two years at the RNCM were different to what they would usually have been. However, refusing to be beaten by the pandemic, Cameron returned to Manchester after the lockdown to finish an incredibly successful second year, in which he completed Professional Experience Schemes with the Hallé Orchestra and Opera North, played in the RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder and achieved a mark of 90% in his final recital. On top of this he was awarded the Philip Jones Chamber Brass Prize with his group, the Whitworth Septet.

Cameron regularly receives coaching from top trumpet players, notably Pacho Flores, John Miller, Gareth Small (Hallé Orchestra), Thomas Osborne (Hallé Orchestra), Rhys Owens (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic) and Nick Thompson (Chamber Orchestra of Europe). He has been in high demand as an orchestral trumpeter, playing with various orchestras up and down the country. A personal highlight was playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the BBC Proms 2018, in the world premiere of Anna Meredith’s ‘Five Telegrams’, as part of the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. As well as orchestral playing, Cameron is an experienced soloist, having played Concerti with numerous orchestras in the Midlands and notably on a tour of Italy with Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra, after winning the Wolverhampton Young Musician of the Year 2018. Before starting at RNCM, Cameron attended the Royal Junior Birmingham Conservatoire (studying with Sean Pepper) where he was the principal trumpet in the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Brass.

Cameron has a busy final year ahead and is looking forward to plenty of ensemble concerts (including as principal trumpet in the upcoming RNCM Symphony Orchestra concert), entering the RNCM Gold Medal competition and undertaking some freelance work with the Hallé Orchestra. Ultimately, Cameron wishes to develop a portfolio career combining orchestral playing with session and studio work, as well as pedagogy.

Ruth Webb   piano

 Ruth Webb enjoys a busy and varied performing and teaching portfolio.  She graduated from the Royal Northern College of music with a First Class Honours degree in solo performance and postgraduate diplomas in Accompaniment and Piano duo.    She now works as a Staff Pianist at both the RNCM and University of Salford. She works regularly with choirs and is Principal Accompanist for Bolton Choral Union and the Haydock Male Voice Choir. She is also a busy teacher, working in schools, privately and at the Junior RNCM.

Ruth was brought up in a Brass Banding family in Devon and currently plays Solo Baritone for the Rainford Band.  Ruth considers herself fortunate to be able to combine her career as an Accompanist with her passion for Brass Bands; she regularly performs with Brass soloists in recitals, for recordings and competitions.

All artists courtesy of the RNCM