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Lunchtime Concert: George Xiaoyuan Fu

Part of Lunchtime Concerts


£8, £39 Season Ticket (6 concerts)

A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable

Henri Dutilleux Le jeu des contraires

Germaine Tailleferre Pastorale

James B Wilson Water Dance (new work – 2021 Presteigne Festival commission in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society)

Freya Waley Cohen Bad Habit

Maurice Ravel Miroirs

George has performed as a piano soloist with orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Stefan Asbury, Kensho Watanabe, Vinay Parameswaran, and Jonathan Berman. He has appeared at international venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, while his live performances and interviews have been featured on several public television and radio broadcasts around the world, such as In Tune on BBC Radio 3, Performance Today on National Public Radio, and On Stage At Curtis in Philadelphia.

George continues a busy performance schedule in 2021, making several solo recital appearances which includes a debut at Kings Place in London and at the Presteigne Festival in Wales. After a successful tour of Latin America with violist Roberto Díaz, George will perform in a tour of Europe led by Curtis On Tour in a trio with violinist Andrea Obiso and cellist Timotheos Petrin.

Passionate about the creation of new work, George is an active composer and performer of contemporary music, having collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki, Harrison Birtwistle, George Lewis, Unsuk Chin, Tansy Davies, Phil Cashian, Matthew Aucoin, and Freya Waley-Cohen. Interested in collaborative work, George is a conductor, an active chamber musician with duo partners and ensembles around the world, and collaborator with artists of many disciplines.

After receiving a bachelors in economics from Harvard University, George studied at the Curtis Institute of Music under Jonathan Biss and Meng-Chieh Liu, and then at the Royal Academy of Music under Christopher Elton and Joanna MacGregor. He has also worked intensively with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, specifically on the music of Messiaen and Debussy. George is currently the Hodgson Piano Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He receives career support from the Kirckman Concert Society, the City Music Foundation, and the Keyboard Charitable Trust.

Lunchtime Concerts Food & Drink

Why not enjoy a delicious bowl of soup served with bread and butter, before the concert. Alternatively, you can swap the bread for one of our chef’s delicious toasties to accompany the soup. (Vegetarian & vegan options available).

Option 1 – £4.50

Soup of the day (vegetarian & vegan)
Served with freshly baked bread and butter
(vegan spread available)

Option 2 – £7.50

Soup of the day (vegetarian & vegan)
Served with a half cheese, tomato & onion toastie
(Vegan toastie available)