Hear it Live!

Join us to hear performances and talks based on the variety and diversity of our musical instrument collection.

In this month’s Hear it Live, experience a unique performance by talented musician Agnes Chin, playing the guzheng in our 茶, चाय, Tea (Chá, Chai, Tea) exhibition!

Agnes Chin

Agnes Chin, a native of the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, is a versatile musician and dedicated educator. With a lifelong passion for music, she excels in the guzheng, piano, and flute.

Trained at renowned institutions such as the China Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Agnes is celebrated for her exceptional technique and emotive performances.

As an instructor, she has enriched the musical journeys of students at the Ellen Music Academy in Subang Jaya and the Partita Music Academy in Kuala Lumpur.

About Hear it Live!

Hear it Live! often includes performances on our four historical keyboard instruments, three of which, from the former Finchcocks Musical Museum, were restored to playing condition thanks to National Lottery funding.

The instruments are:

  • A rare surviving example of a signed Neapolitan virginals by Onofrio Guarracino, 1668;
  • A beautifully-preserved square piano by Adam Beyer, London, 1777;
  •  A 1772 Kirckman harpsichord; and
  • A handsome English chamber organ, possibly by Joseph Beloudy, London, c.1800.

Find details of previous performances you can still watch below.

Watch one of the previous performances

The Hear It Live! recordings were made possible through the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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