Bute Arts Society launches new season

Bute Arts Society will welcome pianist Yaunfan Yang to Rothesay Pavilion on Friday, October 3.
Bute Arts Society will welcome pianist Yaunfan Yang to Rothesay Pavilion on Friday, October 3.

Music-lovers on Bute are in for a real treat with the opening concert of Bute Arts Society’s 2014/15 programme on Friday, October 3, as award-winning pianist, Yaunfan Yang, takes to the stage of Rothesay Pavilion.

An extremely accomplished young man, Yaunfan began learning the piano at the age of six at the Horsforth Music Centre in Leeds before becoming a member of the Yorkshire Young Musicians. He passed Grade 8 with distinction at the tender age of eight, and achieved a Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music when he was just ten years old.

The Edinburgh-born pianist has performed at a number of world-renowned venues across the country, including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, performing for many major music societies up and down the UK.

Yuanfan has won many competitions including the Keyboard Category of the BBC Young Musician 2012 (then as a Grand Finalist), and the 2010 RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition (under 19).

2010 also saw him win both category and overall prize at the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA) UK Piano Competition. Most recently, Yuanfan won third prize in the Minnesota International E-Piano Competition.

This will be an unmissable evening’s entertainment provided for by an extremely talented young man, and will ensure the 46th series of Bute Arts Society’s concerts starts off on a high note.

Admission is charged at £7 (students go free), and the concert will start at 7.30pm.