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RNCM Concert

3 December, 2023 @ 14:30 - 16:30

Sunday Classical

Sunday 3rd December 2023: 14:30

RRNCM Chamber Concert
Hector Leung: Piano
Chris Hardy: Clarinet
Hector Leung: Piano

Pianist Hector Leung was born in Hong Kong and is the founder of the newly established piano chamber group Etermusica based in Manchester, UK. Amongst Hector’s very early achievements are his winning first prize at the Hong Kong International Pianist Association piano competition (HKIPA) in 2013 and a number of youth piano competitions around that year.

Graduating from Royal Northern College of Music in 2017, Hector obtained his Masters in Music (majoring in solo piano performance) and FRSM Diploma with distinctions.

His main piano tutors were Dina Parakhina and Colin Stone. Having won best accompanist prizes for two song cycle competitions in 2015, both during the first term of his MMus studies, Hector was then nominated one of the RNCM Songsters pianists, and collaborated closely with the School of Vocal Studies and Opera.

Hector is on a new mission to create his own compositions to further his studies and to extend his concert repertoire

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy is a clarinettist with a love for performing solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire. A first class honours graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, Chris is currently studying for a Masters degree at the same institution with a scholarship.

He has performed with a range of professional orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Hallé Orchestra. He is an experienced pit musician, having performed alongside members of Opera North, and in musical productions across the UK. Also an avid chamber musician, Chris enjoys playing a range of classical and contemporary repertoire with numerous chamber ensembles, one of which recently won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Henderson Prize 2022, and have recently recorded their debut album at the Stoller Hall.

As a soloist, Chris has performed concertos with professional and semi-professional orchestras, recently performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in January 2023. He was awarded first prize in the 2018 St Cecilia Concerto Competition, and went on to perform Weber’s Clarinet Concerto in F Minor in the RNCM Concert Hall.

Chris Hardy and Hector Leung appear by kind permission of the RNCM.

Ticket Prices

Standard: £15.00
Member: £12.00
Children (-18yrs): £6.00


3 December, 2023
14:30 - 16:30
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