Mei Yi Foo
Mei Yi Foo: Musical Toys - London

Music / Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 7:30pm / Hall Two
Mei Yi Foo

'Musical Toys' is a piano recital created to portray the rich imagination and humorous world of child’s play.

The connections and contrasts between works by Bartok, Kurtag, Lachenmann, Unsuk Chin and Dai Fujikura reveal a colourful, complex yet intricate sound world. Here, Mei Yi Foo explores the mischievous world of games and toys as well as the sophisticated musical wit of the composers.

Mei Yi Foo was recently named Newcomer of the Year at this year's BBC Music Magazine Awards.

"The world premiere of Unsuk Chin’s piano etudes is the ear-catcher on Mei Yi Foo’s [Musical Toys] album, its Cage-like plinks intermingling with robust grand tones. Two sets of sound adventures by Gubaidulina and Ligeti take the ear where it has never thought to go before, and with a pianist it can really trust."
-Norman Lebrecht, May 2012

"A delightfully conceived, presented and played collection of miniatures. Gubaidulina’s Musical Toys charm, Ligeti is riveting, while Unsuk Chin’s Etudes should rapidly enter the repertoire."
- 5* Review, BBC Music Magazine, September 2012




Mei Yi Foo with the BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award

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