Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Keri Hui | 3rd Prize | Piano | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Keri Hui, Age 25
United Kingdom
Score: 86.54

Currently an Evelyn Tarrant Award Holder under the tutelage of Andrew Ball, Keri is pursuing the Artist Diploma in Piano Performance in Royal College of Music in London. Keri previously earned her bachelor of music in piano performance and music industry minor from USC Thornton School of Music as a Discovery Scholar under the tutelage of Norman Krieger. In October, Keri will begin her PhD study in Musicology in King’s College London and Hong Kong University.

One of the earliest public appearances of Keri can be traced back to 2004, only four years after she first started piano and violin lessons, at the Hong Kong Cultural Center, where she served as the accompanist of singer Bobby McFerrin. Having won more than 25 awards, Keri has also performed Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No.5 with Coeur D’Alene Symphony and Hawaii Youth Symphony. She also performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with Antelope Valley Symphony. In March 2017, Keri was one of the 25 pianists chosen to compete in the Virginia Warring International Piano Competition in Palm Desert, California. As a violinist, Keri has also performed J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D with the Salzburg Junge Philharmonie in the Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Salzburg, Austria when she was 15 before she entered Idyllwild Arts Academy with a scholarship as a violin major. However, she later developed severe injuries that prohibited her from playing instruments for almost two years, leading her to give up on the violin while switching to piano performance.
(Keyboard Sonatas in D, K.32 and K.444 - Scarlatti)
(Keyboard Sonata in C major K. 422 - Scarlatti)
(Piano Sonata in D major K. 576 1: Allegro - Mozart)
(Granados: Valses Poéticos, 1 and 2)
(Stephen Hough: Valse Énigmatique No. 4)