Winner of the 2013 BBC Music Magazine’s Best Newcomer award, Mei Yi Foo
is recognised internationally as an innovative pianist with a diverse and
eclectic repertoire. A prolific concerto soloist, Mei Yi has appeared with the
English Chamber Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic,
Iceland Symphony, London Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic,
National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Remix
Ensemble and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, garnering rave reviews from
The Times, Independent, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, SRF broadcast, Guardian
and Klassik magazine.
As an avid new music advocate, Mei Yi works actively with living composers
and performs at the world’s most eminent festivals including the Lucerne
Festival, Ultraschall Festival Berlin, Huddersfield Festival and the Punkt Festival
in Norway. She was also the featured artist at Southbank Centre’s
‘Music of Today’ series in 2017.
A native of Malaysia, Mei Yi resides in the UK after completing her studies at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music in London with Yonty Solomon, Chris Elton and Alexander Satz. Currently she holds a teaching position at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Mei Yi was also awarded the medal of Setiawan Tuanku Muhriz for her contribution towards art and music in her home country.
“Her genius is now unquestionable”
- The Arts Desk
“Immediately we were her devoted fans”
- The Times
“Mei Yi Foo is a unique musician... Such interpreters are a composer's dream" - Unsuk Chin