Nina Leo returns for piano recital

Thai-Swiss concert pianist Nina Leo is back in Thailand to give a recital at Goethe Institute Bangkok on July 26 at 8pm.

The ‘Nina Leo Piano Recital’ is scheduled for Thursday, July 26 starting at 8pm at the Goethe Institute Bangkok. Tickets cost 500 baht (250 baht for students) from Robinson Piano Showroom at Siam Discovery (02-658-1080) and at the door. Call 081-682-8000.

The evening concert will feature Debussy's Suite Bergamasque and L'isle Joyeuse, Bach's Prelude And Fugue In D Minor from Well Tempered Clavier, Book II, Bach and Busoni's Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland, Bela Bartok's Suite, Op 14, Haydn's Andante And Variations In F Minor and Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No.1.

Leo has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and is active in many other aspects of the musical profession, including research and education.

Her musical studies have taken her from her home town of Chiang Mai to Cornell University, New York, where she undertook studies of English literature and music.

In 2006 she gained her Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) teaching diploma from London's Royal Academy of Music, and graduated from the Bachelor of Music (piano performance) programme with honours in 2009.

The versatile pianist has won competitions and performed in London's St Martin in the Fields, Hyde Park Chapel and the Amadeus Centre, as well as in many venues across the UK, the US and Asia.

She has appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has participated in masterclasses for eminent music critics and pedagogues such as Bryce Morrison, Mark Ray and Christopher Elton.

Leo has premiered several works by contemporary composers and has a specialised interest in French repertoire, musical analysis and period instruments.

Her future performances will include a gala concert at the Northern Cultural Centre in Chiang Mai.

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