Pianists Clare Yuan and Scott Meek of Four Hands

Pianists Clare Yuan and Scott Meek of Four Hands

Husband and wife piano duo performing at TOSH in Qualicum Beach

An exquisite wind-up to the fall series that will be filled to the brim with the spirit of the season

An exquisite wind-up to the fall series that will be filled to the brim with the spirit of the season.

Pianists Clare Yuan and Scott Meek of Four Hands, One Piano will be playing at The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre (122 Fern Rd., Qualicum Beach) on Dec. 4 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. as part of the Music On Sunday series.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased through TOSH. For more information, visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org or call 250-752-6133.

These two superb, young Vancouver pianists and piano teachers (who are also husband and wife) will lead the audience through a diverse and delightful spectrum of holiday music that will culminate with a dazzling four-hand arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

Canadian pianist Meek, first-prize winner of three national competitions (Knigge, Shean, and National Music Festival), has performed as soloist with the Toronto, Edmonton, and Winnipeg symphony orchestras, and has performed solo recitals for the University of British Columbia’s Noon Hour Recital Series and the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg.

Additionally, he has performed several times in the Capilano University Cap Classics and Qualicum Beach Music On Sunday concert series.

Meek began piano studies at the age of six, taking lessons with Carole Pollard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before enrolling at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, to earn his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts (East Asian Studies) degrees in 2005, studying piano with Alvin Chow.

A recent winner of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Bursary competition, pianist Yuan is currently a candidate for the doctor of musical arts degree at the University of British Columbia under the guidance of world famous Canadian pianist, Professor Jane Coop.

Upon winning numerous awards and scholarships, Yuan received her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, New York, where she studied with Russian pianist Dr. Arkady Aronov and her bachelor of music degree from the University of Victoria under the guidance of pianist Eva Solar Kinderman.  Yuan was invited as a soloist to perform with the Metropolitan Philharmonic of New York Orchestra in 2009.

— Submitted by TOSH