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Pianist • Piano Teacher
Born in Hong Kong, Raymond Wui-Man Yiu (姚滙文) began piano lessons aged four. He 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 in Scotland. 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 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. Notable prizes include 3rd Prize at 2019 Norah Sande Awards, Highly Commended Prize at 2019 Bromsgrove International Musicians' Competition and Third Prize at 2018 Windsor International Piano Competition, which led to an invitation to join the KNS Classical Label. Other prizes include Third Prize at Watford International Piano Competition 2018 and First Prizes at the Springboard Concerto Competition in Brighton and the Worthing Concerto Competition.
He is currently 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 regularly gives chamber music and solo recitals in London. He is grateful for the generous support by the Leathersellers' Company, Deena Shypitka Music Award, Dewar Arts Awards, Phyllis Simons Award, the Guildhall School Trust and Christine Brown Trust.
As a teacher, Raymond works for the London Youth Conservatoire, Encore Piano Tuition, Greenwich Music School, THAMES, as well as holding a private studio in Southeast London. He is also conducting ongoing research on the teaching and music by Tobias Matthay, an influential English piano pedagogue in the 20th century.
2010 - present
2010 - present
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