09 Nov 2018
Glasgow Caledonian University brought music and the legendary Viennese coffee house culture onto campus for the first in a series of very special concerts.
The first Coffee, Cake and a Concert show included a programme of piano music, performed by two students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Jia Ning Ng and Minkyu Kim performed Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A minor D 845, the Wanderers’ Fantasy and March Millitaire on Thursday, November 8, in GCU’s Hamish Wood building.
GCU students, staff and members of the public were able to enjoy the performance with a slice of cake and a coffee.
Jan Hulme, GCU University Secretary, said: “We are delighted to launch the University’s Coffee Cake and a Concert series in partnership with the RCS and its talented musicians. The University community and friends will revive body and soul as two international young pianists bring music to the campus.”
Jia Ning Ng said: “I love the Viennese theme and I love Franz Schubert. Even if you don’t understand the piano, you can hear the singing lines in his pieces. This is what transcends to every audience and they can really identify with that.
“I’m really excited to share this music at the first Coffee, Cake and a Concert. The audience will feel something unique to them from this music.”
Pictured: Jia Ning Ng and Minkyu Kim.