Romance & Poetry – An Afternoon with See Ning Hui Celebrating Women Composers
Singapore-born, London-based pianist See Ning Hui gave a delightful recital at Bechstein Music World on 2nd December 2023 themed around poetry and romance through the eyes of some lesser-known woman composers. Ning Hui’s selection of pieces by Amy Beach, Kaija Saariaho, and Clara Schumann painted snapshots of love through oceans, storms, and rain.
Even before completing her PhD studies at the Royal College of Music, See Ning Hui has been championing women composers’ works in her performances. As a researcher, Ning Hui examines issues of gender, value, and the musical canon. She is passionate about practical and meaningful strategies towards the integration of lesser-known composers into concert repertoire and education, which she skillfully exhibits in this recital with her carefully curated programme.
About the Artiste
Ning Hui See is an award-winning Singapore-born pianist recognized for her “refined touch, voluminous sound, and an all-rounded musical personality” (The Straits Times). She is a C H Scholar working with Prof Rosie Perkins, Prof Natasha Loges, and Danny Driver at the Royal College of Music London. She is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant for historical studies.
A Kris Foundation Artist, she has given recitals at the Pallant House Gallery, The Venue (Leeds College of Music), the Wells Cathedral School, and the Yehudi Menuhin School. She has performed in France, Italy, Brussels, Sweden, Aspen (Colorado), and the Esplanade Recital Studio in Singapore, and has featured on BBC Four, BBC Radio 3 and Symphony 92.4FM.