Deeply listening to music is a special, rare moment. It’s a time when people can come together to experience the same thing and escape unwanted thoughts.
I find that playing music is like telling a story. Instead of words, there is “pure expressive sound” that people are free to experience however they choose. By “expressive,” I don’t just mean “emotions.” Some music is more mysterious than that – it uses shapes and colours of sound on a “sonic canvas.”
My performing experience spans concert halls to homes, and care homes to theatres. Back in 2016 I won the keyboard category and the Walter Todds Bursary of BBC Young Musician. In May 2021, I was a piano semifinalist of the George Enescu competition in Romania.
I’m studying at the Royal College of Music in London with Jianing Kong, supported by the Henry Wood Trust.
Music that is currently close to me includes the works of Robert Schumann, Debussy, Ravel and Ligeti. I believe in bringing neglected composers’ works to life, including Laura Valborg Aulin, George Enescu and Hans Gál.
I was so happy to record over an hour of Robert Ely's solo piano music for CD in October 2021.