23rd February 2019 at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
The PATRONS CONCERT
TYLER HAY, Piano,
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"An emerging star"
Schubert: Sonata in A minor D845; Mozart - Adagio in B minor K540; Minuet in D Major K355; Eine kleine Gigue in G Major K574; Debussy: 12 Preludes (book 1); L’Isle Joyeuse.
2016 Winner of the British Liszt Society International Competition
Tyler Hay was born in Kent in 1994 and began learning the piano aged 6, studying with Andrew Haigh at Kent Music Academy for 3 years before gaining a scholarship and a place at the prestigious Purcell School for Young Musicians in 2007, to study with Tessa Nicholson. His musical progression took him under full scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied under Graham Scott and Frank Wibaut. In his final year, Tyler won the esteemed Gold Medal competition playing in the prize winner’s concert at Wigmore Hall in the Spring of 2017. In the same year under full scholarship he studied at the Royal College of Music, with South African pianist Niel Immelman and now continues with the renowned British pianist, Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
In February 2016 Tyler won first prize in the keyboard section of the Royal Overseas League Competition and then went on to win first prize in the Liszt Society Competition in the same year. CDs of Liszt’s piano music and John Ogdon’s unpublished works are both available under the Piano Classics label.
Tyler enjoys tackling some of the most demanding works in the repertoire. He has performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd Sonata at Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, Scriabin’s 5th Sonata at the Southbank’s Purcell Room and as a result of winning the Senior Concerto Competition at the Purcell School, he played Ravel’s Concerto for Left Hand Alone at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Spring, 2013.