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Around the world performer, Wu Quin to perform in Cheltenham

The 23-year-old pianist Wu Qian has performed in many of the most prestigious concert venues around the world. Last month she performed before Her Majesty the Queen at the Royal Festival Hall. She also gave a recital of Brahms and Liszt at Wigmore Hall in London which won rave reviews from the critics. Now, on Saturday March 1st, she will be joining the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra in a concert at Cheltenham Town Hall.

The concert, entitled Music from Vienna, features the work of Mozart and Johann Strauss and is being held in support of the Mayor of Cheltenham's Charity Appeal.

At an astonishingly young age, Wu Qian has quickly established herself as one of the world's rising talents in classical music. While still only 15, she performed a Mozart piano concerto at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. She has given several recitals in the Royal Festival Hall, as well as major concert venues in Hanover, Amsterdam, Hamburg and New York and at the International Music Festival in Koblenz. Her recitals have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC TV 4 and BBC TV World.

In January, Qian appeared at the Hong Kong Cultural Arts Festival and she will be returning for further concerts in China later this year.

The Mayor, Councillor John Rawson, says: "It is a real coup for Cheltenham to have attracted an international star like Wu Qian. I know that music lovers are in for a real treat."

Tickets are 15 each (9 for retired/unwaged and 6 for students, disabled and carers). They can be obtained from Cheltenham Town Hall box office - telephone 01242 227979.

Further information about the concert can be obtained from John Rawson on 07802 761 443.

Posted : 19/02/2008 19:57:05

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