Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist Avan Yu marked his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist Avan Yu marked his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist Avan Yu marked his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist wows with Rachmaninoff, but might never have flourished had he not left the Asian city as a child

  • Avan Yu astounded audiences at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week with performances of Rachmaninoff’s fiendishly difficult Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • He says the demands of Hong Kong schooling left little time for playing the piano as a child, something that wasn’t a problem after moving to Vancouver

Topic |   Classical music
Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist Avan Yu marked his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week. Photo: Winson Wong Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist Avan Yu marked his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week. Photo: Winson Wong
Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist Avan Yu marked his debut at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last week. Photo: Winson Wong
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