George Harliono to play at Saffron Hall

PUBLISHED: 10:41 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 09 June 2017

George Harliono

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The international and award-winning pianist George Harliono, still only aged 16 - but who has already been awarded a full, four-year scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music, will be playing Beethoven’s Fifth at Saffron Hall on June 17.

George, from Cambridge and who has family in Saffron Walden, will play with Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Hull.

On the programme will be Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5, Emperor, Sibelius’s Lemminkainen’s Return, and Tubin’s Symphony No 3 Heroic.

George was invited to make his first one hour long, solo recital at the age of nine and since then has performed in Britain, Russia and America including Wigmore Hall, Chicago Symphony Centre, The Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory and two performances at The Royal Festival Hall, one of which was with Lang Lang.

At the age of eleven he achieved a distinction at Diploma in Music Performance (ABRSM).

He has won numerous awards both in the UK and Internationally, including the prestigious Emanuel Trophy at the North London Festival of Music and Drama, the Concours International de Piano at Lagny sur Marne, Paris, the Joan Davies Memorial Prize for the most promising young pianist at the 63rd ROSL Annual Music Competition and first prize in the Imola City Award competition.

In 2013 he was one of 12 young pianists from around the world to be offered the opportunity to travel to Munich where he worked and performed again with Lang Lang and became one of the Lang Lang Music Ambassadors and in 2015 took masterclasses with a number of eminent artists, including Dimitry Bashkirov.

7.30pm. Tickets £15 or £3 for children from 0845 548 7650 or www.saffronhall.com or Saffron Walden Tourist Information Office in the Market Square 01799 524002.

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