Thursday, 15 March 2012

12 year old, youngest pianist to pass Piano Performance Diploma (Dip ABRSM)?

Pianist Michael Ng featured in the Oxford Mail
In my search for youngest pianists to attain particular grades, such as Grade 1 Grade 8, I've come across a 12 year old Michael Ng, from Bicester, UK who might be the youngest to attain the Diploma (Piano Performance) from the Associated Board, Royal Schools of Music.

Michael started piano at the age of 5, and reached grade 8 piano at age 10, earning a distinction. Attaining the next level - this 1st level diploma of the Royal Schools of Music, equates to the first year piano undergraduate performance level at the Royal College of Music or Royal Academy of Music. Example pieces you could play at this level include the entire Moonlight Sonata, or Pathetique Sonata. The total recital time required for the diploma is 30 minutes.

The Piano Sage has researched Michael's piano youtube page and is pleased to present Michael Ng', in his preparation for his Diploma exam performing Scarlatti and Beethoven in Nov 2011.

Scarlatti K208 & K209

Beethoven Sonata in F Op10 No2 1st Movement

Beethoven Sonata in F Op10 No2 2nd Movement

 Beethoven Sonata in F Op10 No2 3rd movement

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