Accordionist Mingyuan Ruan’s recording of Des Oliver’s piece ‘Iconoclast’ was broadcast on Canadian radio last month, as part of Vancouver Radio’s ‘Accordion Noir!’ show.
The first classic accordionist to win the 27th IBLA international music competition, Mingyuan is a passionate advocate of the classical repertoire for accordion. Des Oliver’s ‘Iconoclast’, a 9 minute piece for solo accordion was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music in 2020 as part of their 200th anniversary project to commission 200 new pieces. To find out more about Mingyuan, click here: https://www.citymusicfoundation.org/artist/mingyuan-ruan/
To listen to Mingyuan’s performance on Vancouver Radio, visit here and listen from 16:10: https://accordionuprising.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/accordion-noir-radio-playlist-2022-06-29-well-see-wont-we/