Daisy Rentong Zhao and Jake Penlington (two pianos)
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon
1 Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG
Daisy Rentong Zhao piano
Jake Penlington piano
Daisy Rentong Zhao and Jake Penlington Four hands piano duet
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Bonis Valse Caprices
Poulenc Piano sonata for 4 hands
Daisy Rentong Zhao was born in 2001 in Qiqihar, China where she started playing the piano at the age of six. She has had great success in competitions in China, including second place in the International Steinway Piano Competition in Harbin (2019), first prize in Shanghai International Youth Piano Competition (2018) and second prize in the Harbin Bach Festival (2018). She has performed in Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin and Qiqihar.
She began to study on the BMus (Hons) undergraduate piano performance course at RBC in 2020. She is currently studying with Associated Head of Keyboard Daniel Browell. During her time at the Conservatoire, she has taken part in numerous competitions, including the Beryl Chempin Beethoven Prize, Denis Matthews Piano Prize 2022 (achieving second place). She has also participated in a masterclass playing to Peter Donohoe in 2023.
Jake Penlington was born in Nottinghamshire in 2000 where he started playing at the age of 12. Jake started studying undergraduate piano performance at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2020 under Daniel Browell and is commencing his fourth year this month. During his time at the Conservatoire, Jake has performed in multiple competitions, such as The Denis Matthews Piano Prize and the Beryl Chempin Beethoven Prize. He has also performed piano duets with Daisy and has accompanied singers in multiple venues.
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