Award-winning musicians set for Rothesay concert

Yuka Ishizuka and Ji Liu will perform at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, February 13.
Yuka Ishizuka and Ji Liu will perform at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, February 13.

Performing at Bute Arts Society’s February concert at Rothesay Joint Campus next week are Yuka Ishizuka and Ji Liu.

Violinist Yuka is a recipient of numerous award and prizes including 2nd Prize at Windsor International String Competition, where she performed for HRH The Earl of Wessex. Winning the Tunnell Trust Artist Award with her duo partner, Ji, Yuka has also won Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians Award, Rohm Music Foundation, Manchester Midday Concerts Society Artists Award, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martyn Musical Scholarship, the first prize at the International Young Musicians’ Competition in Italy, Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition, Winfield Small Solo Violin Prize and Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize at Royal Academy of Music.

Award-winning pianist and composer, Ji Liu, was born in China, he started playing the piano at the age of 3. Whilst still only 13, he won an international competition to perform a recital at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. That concert proved to be a major turning point in Ji’s career and he subsequently left China to relocate to Europe and devote himself entirely to music.

First studying in Spain, then Germany, Ji won a scholarship in 2007 to the Royal Academy of Music and moved to London, which he now considers home. Ji Liu has gone on to win many more awards, he has played on some of the world’s most famous stages and has appeared at many international festivals.

Yuka and Ji will perform on Friday, February 13, at Rothesay Joint Campus. The concert will begin at 7.30pm, and tickets are £7 (free entry to students).