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Anson Hua cello

Edward Leung piano

Wednesday 12 July  2023

1:00 pm • Retiring collection

Anson Hua


Edward Leung


Music by J.S.Bach, Brahms & Martinů

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suite nr.3, in C major BWV 1009

Johannes Brahms

Sonata No. 1 for Piano and Violoncello in E minor, Op.38

Bohuslav Martinů

Variations on a Slovakian Theme


Free entry, retiring collection.

All our concerts are held in the church at 83 Portsmouth Road.  

The main entrance to the free parking is in Millmead Terrace which is accessed from Bury Fields at the end of Lawn Road.  


Anson Hua

Anson is 15 years old and currently a music scholar at Westminster School. As the senior strings competition winner in July 2021, Anson performed at St John's Smith Square with renowned pianist Martin Cousin. Recent appearances include The Barbican, The Manoukian Music Centre and The Chapel at Westminster where he gave an entire solo recital. He has also represented his school multiple times at the Royal Military Chapel (The Guards' Chapel). Anson has also been selected to perform at the Pro Corda music competition.

Anson was a student at both primary and junior Royal Academy of Music under the tutorage of Professor Alexandra Mackenzie. She described him as the finest cellist in his peer group, playing at an exceptionally high level with maturity well beyond his years. He is currently a pupil of the international cellist, Professor Bartholomew LaFollette.

Anson has won numerous prizes at competitions in the UK and will soon take his Licentiate Diploma in Cello performance after gaining Distinctions at ARSM diploma aged 13 and DipABRSM aged 14 where an 89% result was awarded. A keen pianist, he is currently performing at diploma standard having been awarded Distinctions in all of his earlier grades.

Anson was the Head Chorister of Westminster Boys' Choir and subsequently joined the chamber choir where he regularly sings at Westminster Abbey. Alongside his musical interests, he enjoys reading and debating. He is a keen table tennis and badminton player and competes at national level in Eton Fives.

Edward Leung 

Lauded as one of '16 Incredibly Impressive Students at Princeton University’ by Business Insider, American pianist Edward Leung has performed solo recitals and appeared with orchestras across North America, Europe, and Asia. 

This season’s highlights include recitals with Guy Johnston and Anthony Friend at Musicfest Aberystwyth, William Hagen at the Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series, and appearances in St George’s Bristol, Cranleigh Arts, and Menuhin Hall. He holds the current Philharmonia MMSF Piano Fellowship, and has won all the major prizes at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has made concerto appearances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Filarmonica Mihail Jora Bacau. He is represented by The Keyboard Charitable Trust in London and Live Music Now UK. 

A sought-after chamber musician, Edward is a member of the award-winning duo, Kapoor-Leung Duo, with violinist Usha Kapoor. Winners of the 2020 Tunnell Trust Awards and the 2018 Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition, the Duo has performed at Wigmore Hall, Winchester Chamber Music Festival, Wye Valley Music, Marden House Concerts, and will release their debut commercial recording with Resonus Classics in spring of 2023. Edward has also collaborated with some of the most important chamber musicians of today, including members of the Artemis, Lindsay, Elias, and Daedalus String Quartets, as well as Viviane Hagner, David Campbell, Charles Neidich, and Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne. He has worked in masterclasses with Ferenc Rados, Richard Goode, Stephen Kovacevich, Joseph Kalichstein, and Nikolai Demidenko. 

As an entrepreneur, Edward is the founder of Opus 21, an innovative chamber music collective dedicated to bringing an eclectic repertory of chamber music to Princeton University and beyond. He has curated programmes juxtaposing contemporary works of living composers with traditional repertoire, organised high-profile concerts throughout New York and New Jersey, and managed the financial and logistical elements of operating the ensemble. Hailed by The Daily Princetonian for its 'dramatic, exciting performances' and 'a true need in the Princeton arts community', Opus 21 has formed chamber music collaborations with Harvard and Columbia Universities, and has performed at the Harvard Club of New York, Richardson Auditorium, and APAP|NYC. 

Edward received a Bachelor of Arts in the School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, where he studied with Francine Kay. Afterwards, he was named the inaugural Aske-Princeton International Fellow at The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hertfordshire, England. He received a Master of Music and Advanced Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied with Pascal Nemirovski. He served as the first Accompanist-in-Residence and Music Partnership Coordinator at the Westminster School. Currently, Edward is a Staff Pianist at The Yehudi Menuhin School, and teaches piano at the Junior Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.