Le Yu, Percussion

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Sunday 11th August 2.30pm

Theatre Royal, DumfriesAdults £15, Under 26s £0


Programme: Keiko Abe Wind in the bamboo grove
Arr. Robert Oetomo Over the Rainbow
Steve Reich Clapping Music
Julie Spencer DJ Dog Demokracy
Ivan Trevino The Warning Light Are Blinking Red for Solo Marimba and Audio Track
Piazzolla arr. Fumito Nunoya Libertango
Interval
Gang Chen Arr.Gang Liu Sunshine over Tarshkurgan, Chinese Folk Song
J.S Bach Cello Suite No.1 Prelude
Eric Sammut Variations on Porgy and Bess
Keiko Abe Prism Rhapsody Concerto for Marimba and Piano

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Born in China. Percussionist Le Yu graduated with the first International Artist Diploma in Solo Percussion from the Royal Northern College of Music, UK with a full scholarship. Le also holds Masters Degree of Music with Distinction and Honours Bachelor Degree of Music from the RNCM, He has worked with Dame Evelyn Glennie, Keiko Abe, Ian Wright, Eric Sammut and Simone Rebello among to others.

As a concerto soloist, Le UK premiered Keiko Abe ‘The Wave’ Marimba Concerto with RNCM Symphony Orchestra and China Premiered with Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked as a concerto soloist with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Manchester Camerata, BBC Singers and Shenyang Symphony Orchestra. Le performed live on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 2, BBC Manchester, European Television 4 and CCTV Music. Le was a Soloist of 2016 World Percussion Group giving Solo recitals, masterclasses and ensemble concerts across the USA.