Winner of both First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2018 ARD Music Competition for the Viola, Diyang Mei was born in China in 1994.
As a soloist he has performed with many orchestras, including Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Phiharmonic Orchestra Bad Reichenhall, Phiharmonic Orchestra Poznan, Chursächsiche Phiharmonie Bad Elster and Phiharmonic Youth Orchestra Busan, among others. As a chamber musician Diyang Mei has performed with Nicolas Chumachenco, Paul Coletti, Matthias Buchholz, Krzysztof Chorzelski, Wenn-Sinn Yang, Erika Geldsetzer, Martin Ostertag, Dag Jensen, Andrea Lieberknecht and Micheal Schäfer.
Diyang’s achievements have already encompassed a number of competition first prizes, most recently the 24th Cultural Committee Gasteig Competition for Strings in Munich and the International Max Rostal Viola Competition in Berlin (as well as the special prize for young gifted finalists) – both in 2015 – and the 52nd Markneukirchen International Instrumental Viola Competition in 2017.
Since October 2014, Diyang has been studying viola performance under Hariolf Schlichtig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. He currently plays a Wolfgang Scharff viola generously donated by Ms Ingeborg Fahrenkamp-Schäffler.
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Thurs 27 June, 11.30am, Crail Church | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 65 mins
Benjamin Baker violin | Diyang Mei viola
BRITTEN Suite No 2 in D, Op 80 | BACH Partita in Dm, BWV1004 | HALVORSEN Passacaglia
Fri 28 June, 11.30am, Kilrenny Church | £17 / £13 / £5 | Approx. 80 mins
Musicians of The ENF Retreat
MOZART Quintet in Gm, K516 | BRAHMS Sextet in G, Op 36
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll | MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat, K364 | MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 3 in Am ‘Scottish’, Op 56
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