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About Raymond

Raymond is a versatile and classically trained pianist based in London, UK. 

Born in Hong Kong, Raymond Wui Man Yiu moved to Aberdeen, Scotland in 2008 and attended the Aberdeen City Music School studying the piano with Peter Evans. During his time at ACMS, he made his concerto debut performing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 with the Meadows Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh in 2010. Since winning the title of Aberdeen Young Musician of the Year, he performed concertos by Schumann, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Grieg with orchestras. He gave recitals at music festivals around Scotland including the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

In 2012 he won a scholarship to study with Senior Professor Joan Havill at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he obtained his Master's and Bachelor's degrees with Distinction.

 

Being a recipient of numerous national and international prizes, he won concerto prizes at festivals including Springboard, Worthing and Edinburgh,3rd Prize at 2019 Norah Sande Awards, Highly Commended Prize at 2019 Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition, 3rd Prize Christopher Duke International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize Moray International Piano Competition, 5th Prize at the First New Stars International Music Competition for Strings and Piano, and 3rd Prize at 2018 Windsor International Piano Competition, which led to an invitation to join the KNS Classical Label. 

 

He was recently on the Artist Diploma programme as a Trinity College of Music Scholar studying with Gabriele Baldocci at Trinty Laban Conservatoire, where he has won the John Longmire and Alfred Kitchin Competitions for his interpretations of the works by Beethoven and Schumann. He performed at St John Smith's Square, London with the Bolling Quartet, a jazz-classical fusion group, as finalists at the Carne Trust Chamber Music Competition. He regularly gives chamber music and solo recitals in London. Upcoming concerts include Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the London Gay Symphony Orchestra in June 2024. He is grateful for the  generous support by the Felix Marr Award, Leathersellers' Company, Deena Shypitka Music Award, Dewar Arts Awards, Phyllis Simons Award, the Guildhall School Trust and Christine Brown Trust.

 

As a teacher, Raymond is a visiting piano specialist at St Albans High School for Girls and St. Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls. He also teaches at Greenwich Music School and London Youth Conservatoire. He is conducting ongoing research on the teaching and music by Tobias Matthay, an influential English piano pedagogue in the 20th century. 

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