Latest Reviews for Mei Yi's new recording 'ConNotations'!
“Mei Yi Foo makes light work of Shostakovich, Berg and Saint-Saëns
[…] an enjoyable programme.” ««««The Guardian, March 2017
“It’s imaginatively and playfully interpreted (…) Mei Yi Foo has form when it comes to blending profundity and wit. (…) lively intelligence is on display here. ««««BBC Music Magazine, May 2017
“I defy anyone not to derive enjoyment from Mei Yi Foo's pungently characterised alliance with Ashley Wass and members of the Britten Sinfonia in the indestructibly fresh and prodigally inventive menagerie that is Saint-Saëns's The Carnival of the Animals.
A consistently absorbing, truthfully engineered collection.” ««««Musical Ear, April 2017 Order now by clicking these links:
Wonderful Reviews for Mei Yi's concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall On March 18, 2017, Mei Yi performed Beethoven Piano Concerto no.3 with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Banjamin Zander to a sold-out crowd at the Royal Festival Hall. The critics say:
"Straightforwardness and freshness (...) Within a sparkling approach, Mei Yi Foo phrased the music subtly; instilling much eloquence (...) This reading stressed the work’s position at the highpoint of the Classical period." -Classical Source
"The soloist for Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was Mei Yi Foo, a winner of the BBC Best Newcomer of the Year Award. There was a lovely sense of detail (...) Mei Yi Foo’s contribution was characterised by a penchant for clarity (...) and it is a testament to the intelligence underlying this reading that the coda was fast but not frantic. (...) Foo clearly saw this concerto as gravitating towards Beethoven’s first couple of offerings. A most stimulating performance." -Seen & Heard
New Dates 2017 Mei Yi Foo begins the new year with more exciting engagements! In Spring, Mei Yi will appear at the Barbican Centre and at the Royal Festival Hall - more info here. ConNotations, the much anticipated new recording by Mei Yi and the Britten Sinfonia will be released on March 3rd. She will also make her Vienna debut in April, and give the UK premiere of John Adam's Roll Over Beethoven in May. Stay tuned for more updates!
Mei Yi debuts with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra! On October 7th 2016, Mei Yi will give the Asian premiere of Ginastera's Piano Concerto no.1 with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Following that, she performs the work with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra on October 15th. Visit here for more details
Mei Yi Foo is featured artist of
Music of Today 2016/17, Philharmonia Orchestra Following a re-invitation by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Mei Yi will play Abrahamsen's Piano Concerto in their new season 'Music of Today'. As part of the concert on June 8th 2017, Mei Yi will also present an innovative solo programme at the Royal Festival Hall. For more details, click here.
Guardian 5* Review! Bartosz Woroch's recording 'Dancer on a Tightrope' featuring Mei Yi Foo was awarded 5* by Guardian's reviewer Erica Jeal. She wrote "Everything is played with a focused intensity and a sense of risk-taking that make for compulsive listening." More info here.