Odradek artist Mei Yi Foo wins BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award

Mei Yi Foo with the BBC Music Magazine Newcomer Award
Award winners
Dai Fujikura presenting Mei Yi with the award
Mei Yi performs at the ceremony
Mei Yi Foo receiving her applause

Mei Yi Foo announced BBC Music Magazine “Newcomer of the Year”!
At a ceremony on Tuesday 9 April in London’s King’s Place, James Naughtie and Oliver Condy presented Mei Yi with the prestigious BBC Music Magazine “Newcomer of the Year” Award for her album, “Musical Toys”.

The album features Sofia Gubaidulina’s Musical Toys, the world premiere recording of Unsuk Chin’s Six Piano Etudes and György Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata. BBC Music Magazine’s Christopher Dingle described the album as “delightfully conceived, presented and played”.

"I am thrilled to be receiving this award from the prestigious jury of the BBC Music Magazine. The award is important to me, not least for the invaluable endorsement of the Odradek Project which I am proud to be part of, but also for the immense encouragement to myself, one artist among thousands, to forge ahead playing and creating with fearless commitment."

Mei Yi will also perform a full recital program based on Musical Toys at King’s Place at 7:30pm on April 17th. Tickets can be booked here:

From around the web:
From the BBC Music Magazine.

Watch the ceremony.

“Newcomers triumph at BBC Music Magazine Awards”

"If Odradek carries on at this level, it should have a few more award-winners on its hands.
– David Nice

“Mei Yi Foo swept us all away with the canny choice of pieces by Gubaidulina, Unsuk Chin and Ligeti from her Best Newcomer award-winning disc ‘Musical Toys’.

Tune in to BBC3 InTune with Sean Rafferty – find Mei Yi and her Musical Toys at 1h40.

article posted by:John Anderson, Odradek Records