Many congratulations to Devin Liu who was awarded 2nd prize at the first Coach House Piano Competition on Sunday 12 May. The competition’s first round involved a field of 35 schools and Devin was selected as one of the six finalists to perform a 30-minute recital in the final round at Queen Anne’s School Caversham. Devin also took part in a masterclass with Professor John Thwaites, Head of Keyboard at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire before performing an exciting programme that included Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor from Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Chopin’s Impromptu No 2, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau and Liszt’s Tarantelle from Venezia e Napoli. Devin was the youngest performer in the final round and he received glowing comments from the audience and adjudicators.
In preparation for this competition, Devin gave a spectacular lunchtime recital on Friday 10 May in the Lower Hall. Many congratulations for his very accomplished performances.