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THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2009 SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.40 LUTOSLAWSKI Grave for cello and piano RACHMANINOV Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.19 Please note there has been a change of personnel for this programme with Benjamin Powell replacing Miyako Machida. Born in Australia in 1984, Pei-Jee Ng grew up in Adelaide and studied at the Queensland Conservatorium and Elder Conservatorium. In 2001 he was Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year and in 2003 won a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music where he studies with Ralph Kirshbaum. Pei-Jee has already performed widely in Australia, the Far East and Europe. This season sees the release of his debut CD and recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and the Lincoln Centre, New York. He was recently selected for representation by the Young Concert Artists Trust. Benjamin has been awarded various prizes, including the Harriet Cohen Memorial Music Award, Gordon Greene Award, the Hilda Deane Anderson Award, the Granada Prize for chamber music, the Anne Cantelo Scholarship and the RJ Forbes Award for accompaniment. He has performed across the UK (at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Bridgewater Hall) and has forthcoming solo recitals in the Purcell Room and Royal Festival Hall as part of the Park Lane Group's Young Artists series. The concert finishes at approximately 9.05pm