Vincent Ling

United Kingdom

Vincent currently studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (KUG) with Concert Pianist and Professor, Markus Schirmer. Originally from the United Kingdom, he has performed in several prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall London, and gave a solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in November 2017. Having previously studied at the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD) under Nataša Lipovšek with Scholarship, he has been successful with numerous competitions in the U.K. He received 1st prize at the Beethoven Society of Europe’s Junior Intercollegiate Piano Competition in March 2016, and won several prizes at the Mid Somerset Festival in March 2018, including the Premiere Concerto Prize and the Outstanding Pianist of the Year Award. He was also a finalist of the RCMJD’s Peter Morrison Concerto competition 2017.

In March 2019, Vincent took part in the Aarhus International Piano Competition, where he was invited amongst 42 talented pianists from around the world to perform in the competition and concerts in Denmark via a rigorous pre-selection consisting of almost 200 applicants. More recently, Vincent received 3rd prize at the Orbetello Junior International Piano Competition 2019, 1st prize at the “Piano Talents” International Piano Competition 2019 in Milan and 2nd prize at the Cesar Franck International Piano Competition 2019 in Kraainem, Belgium. In September 2019, he was invited to perform at Arsonore International Music Festival Graz amongst 6 other pianists from KUG to perform the complete Chopin Nocturnes in one evening. He has performed in numerous concert halls throughout Europe, most recently Croatia and Italy, and in November 2020 he will make his first concerto debut with Trowbridge Symphony Orchestra in the United Kingdom.

First round

L. van Beethoven: Fantasie op. 77

F. Chopin: Prelude op. 28 No. 13 F sharp major Lento from 24 Preludes

E. Granados: Allegro de Concierto op. 46

Final round

J. Haydn: Sonata b minor Hob. XVI:32
I. Allegro moderato
II. Menuet
III. Presto

F. Chopin: Nocturne E major op. 62 No. 2

S. Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux op. 39
No. 3 f sharp minor
No. 5 e flat minor

G. Bacewicz: Sonata No. 2
I. Maestoso
II. Largo
III. Toccata