The occasion was a celebratory concert in honour of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday. Named ‘Queen & Country’, the concert marked the last ever classical performance at the Fairfield Halls before its temporary closure for refurbishment in July 2016. Bocheng performed the Allegro from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor to great acclaim, and after the concert, he was honoured to meet Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Born in Lanzhou, China, Bocheng was a student of Christopher Elton at The Purcell School from 2011-2016, and has just started a four year undergraduate programme at The Royal Academy of Music. He has given recitals in London, Germany, USA, and Italy, and has had competition successes including finalist in the senior category of the Ettlingen International Piano Competition, Third Prize at the Fourth Young Pianist of the North International Piano Competition, First Prize in the Iris Dyer Piano Competition at The Royal Academy of Music, and Second Prize in the Liszt International Society Piano Prize Competition.