1977 Program for the Sydney International Piano Competition

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Sydney International Plano Competition

1977 Concert Programme


As Governor of New South Wales and Patron of the Sydney International Piano Competition 1977, it gives me great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all competitors, judges and

distinguished guests.

As this is the first time that an international piano competition has been held in Australia, it is an important milestone in the history of musical activity in this country. lam sure that it will be an enriching and rewarding experience to listen to the very fine musicthat will be played by the talented young artists who will come to Sydney from all over the world. It is my hope that the

competition will be a source of satisfaction both to those taking part and to the organisers, and Isend my best wishes for its success.




Sydney International Piano

Under the auspices of: The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Institute and Cladan Cultural Exchange of Australia



Vice-Patron Musical Patron President


Excellency, The Governor of

New South Wala Sir Roden Cutler, vc, KCMG, KCVO, CBE Mr Neville Wran, oc, Premier of New South


Roger Woodward

The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of Sydney Alderman Leo Port, MBE y


Claire Dan, oBE

Rex Hobcroft Philip de Boos-Smith


Geoffrey James

William Medcalf Michael Sinclair Robert Tobias

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Rex Hobcroft, Director

Virginia Braden, Co-ordinator

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Competition Diary



1 and 2

16 and 21

Sydney Conservatorium

of Music: Main Hall


1 and 2


17 and 22

Sydney Conservatorium

of Music. Main Hall

1 pm Recitals


Andrzej Guz Anthony Halliday Akira Imai

Australia Japan

Diana Kacso

David James

New Zealand

Alan Kogosowski


Andre Laplante


Nancy Lo00 Wolfram Lorenzen

Malaya Hong Yorg

1 pm Recitals

Czechoslovakia Israel

Boris Krajny Emanuel Krasovsky


Grzegorz Kurzynski 18 and 23 Stages 1 and 2 July Sydney Conservatorium

of Music: Main Hall

Piers Lane


Panayis Lyras Svetlana Navasardian



Shigeo Neriki


1 pm Recitals

John O'Conor


1 and 2

July 19 and 24

1 pm Recitals

Sydney Conservatorium

Paul Roberts

of Music: Main Hall

Kimberly Schmidt


England USA

Diane Selmon Laszlo Simon

Stages 1 and 2 July 20 and 25

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Main Hall

1 pm Recitals Daniel Blumenthal PawelChecinski


Sydney Conservatorium

7.30 pm Recitals

Dennis Lee

7.30 pm Recitals

Jorge Osorio Anthony Peebles IrinaPlotnikova

Margaret Powell 7.30 pm Recitals Gary Steigerwalt

All Sta



Gerrmany Mlexico

England USSR Australia


Eleanor Amado

Renate Turrini


USA Poland Poland

Vanya Elias-Jose

7.30 pm Recitals


Gustave Fenyo Philip Fowke Alexei Golovin



1 pm Recitals

7.30 pm Lieder/Quintet*

1 pm Recitals

7.30 pm Lieder/Qunitet*

1 pm Recitals

7.30 pm Lieder/Quintet*




of Music: Main Hall

July 30 Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Main Hall

July 31

1 pm Recitals

7.30 pm Lieder/Quintet*

4.30 pm Mozart Concertost

8 pm 19th and 20th Century Concertos

4.30 pm Mozart Concertost

8 pm 19th and 20th Century Concertos

Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Main Hall


August 2

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall August 3

Sydney Opera House Prizewinners

Concert Hall August 4

Sydney Town Hall With Helen McKinnon and the Sydney String Quartet.

8 pm

Presentation and Recitals Recitals by the six finalists tWith the Australian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robert Pikler





Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Main Hall

July 29

Seung Hee Kim

Marioara Trifan


Bogdan Czapiewski Manana Doidjashvili Semi Finals

7.30 pm Recitals Jeno Jando

tTWith the Australian Symphony

Conducted by Elyakum Shapirra




Al COntestants will play in StagesI&I

StageI Recital: Approximately40 minutes 1Bach-A Prelude & Fugue from the

Well-Tempered Clavier,Books 1&2

2 ASonataof Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven 3 Apublished work by an Australian composer writen since 1950

Composer and Title Abbreviations: 1-Volume One;2-Volume Two etc. M-Medium Voice; L-Low Voice H-High Voice. Mozart A. Das Veilchen K.476

1 Three Etudes:

One by Chopin

One by Liszt, Debussy. Scriabin or Rachmaninov One by Bartok, Prokofiev, Stravinsky or Messiaen 2 One of the following works: Chopin: Any Ballade or Scherzo Liszt Mephisto Waltz, Ballade No 2 in B minor or Rhapsodie Espagnole Schumann: Toccata in C major, op. 7 Alkan: 2nd Movement (Quasi-Faust) from Grande Sonate op. 33 Ravel: Ondine or Scarbo from Gaspard de la Nuit

3 A work by one of the following composers:

Bartok, Berio, Boulez, Copland, Cage, Feldman, Ives, Messiaen, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Shostakovich, Stockhausen,

Szymanowski,Takemitsu, Webern, Xenakis.

Amaximum of 12 contestants will be chosen for the semi-final Stage llI. Contestants will play in two concerts in Stage ll and the order of appearance will be varied to give each

contestant approximately equal time

GDas Lied der Trennung K.519


D. Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge K.576

A maximum of 6 contestants will be chosen for the final Stage IV

D major. Peters/1/M.

Schubert A. Fruhlingsglaube op. 20 no 2 Fmajor. Peters/1/L

Contestants will choose one concerto From

each of the following two groups:


Suleika (Was bedeutet

Contestants will prepare the accompaniments of twelve songs from the

list of Lieder. The list submitted by the applicants should include two songs or eacn

composer, which should include threesongS from each of the categories A, B, C &D. Six songs will be chosen by the Jury for performance from each semi-finalist's list of twelve songs. These final lists will be given when the semi-finalists are announced. The references to publishers are given only as a guide and for the convenience of applicants. Miss McKinnon will be singing from the editions mentioned.


op. 14 Gminor. Peters/2/M.


Group 1


D. Seligkeit

Cmajor. Original key is E major Peters/7/H.

Schumann A. Berg' und Burgen op. 24 no 7

Piano concerto in D minor, K. 466 1. Allegro, 2. Romanze, 3. Rondo: Allegro assai

B. Die Lotosblume op. 25 no 7

Piano concerto in C minor, K. 491 1. Allegro, 2. Larghetto, 3. Allegretto

E flat major. Peters/1/M.

Piano concerto in B flat major, K. 595

F major. Peters/2/M.

Mit Myrten und Rosen op. 24 no 9 C. Bmajor. Peters/1/M. D. Lied der Suleika op. 25 no 9 G major. Peters/1/M.

1. Allegro, 2. Larghetto, 3. Allegro Group 2



A. Auch Kleine Dinge (ltalienisches

Concerto in E minor, No. 1,Op. 11

Liederbuch) Gmajor. Peters/L_(IT).

B. Heb auf dein blondes Haupt (ltalienisches

1. Allegro Maestoso, 2. Romanze, Larghetto, 3Rondo: Vivace Bartok


Concerto No.2

GFlat major. Peters/L (IT) C. Nimmersatte Liebe

1.Allegro, 2. Adagio, 3. Alegro molto

F major. Peters/Morike/1/L.

DFlat major.Peters/Morike/1/L

Australian mezzo soprano Helen McKinnon.


F major. Peters/2/M.

Stage II Recital and Lieder Accompaniment and Piano Quintet

15 minutesS Lieder will be sung by the distinguished

Stage IV Two Concertos performed with

B. Lachen und Weinen op. 59 no 4

D. Begegnung

B Lieder Accompaniment: approximately

Quintet for strings and piano, Op. 557 1 Prelude-lento 2 Fugue 3 Scherzo

D minor. Pelers/1/M.

between their two appearances.

A Recital: approximately 50 minutes Each contestant will present an own choice recital of one, two or a number of works.


The Sydney String Quartet, Australia's leading Chamber Group, will play in this

a published work composed since 1950 by a a tmajor Peters/1/M Stage ll Recital: Approximately 30 minutes

1 Allegro non troppo 2 Scherzo 3 Finale

4 Intermezzo 5 Finale

E flat major. Peters/1/M.

B. Die Verschweigung K.518 composer of the competitor's own country

Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor. Op. 34

Brahms A. Das Madchen spricht (Schwalbe, sag' mir) op. 107 no 3 major. Peters/1/L.

B. Der Gangzum Liebchen op. 48 no1 D minor. Peters/1/L.

C. Auf dem See (Blauer Himmel) op. 59 no 2 Eflat major. Peters/2/L.

D. Salamander op. 107 no 2

Fminor. Peters/1/L

Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 1. Allegro moderato, 2. Andante con molto, 3. Rondo vivace Brahms Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 1. Maestoso, 2. Adagio, 3. Rondo: Allegro non troppo Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 1.Andantino 2. Scherz0 3. Intermezzo 4. Allegro Tempestoso


A.Fmajor. Fruhlingsmorgen Schott/1/L.

Rachmaninov Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op. 30.


Adagio, 3. Finale

B.Um schlimme kinder (Aus Des Knaben D major. Schot/2/.

C. Nicht wiedersehen! (Aus Des Knaben


1. Allegro ma non tanto, 2, Intermezzo:


Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

1. Allegro afettuoso, 2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso) 3. Allegro vivace

B minor. Schott/3/L.

D. Hans und Grete E tlat major. Schott/1/L.

Tchaikowsky Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

B Piano Quintet Schumann

1. Allegro brillante, 2. Andante non troppo,

Quintet for 2 violins, viola, cello & piano in Eb major, Op. 44

1 Allegrobrilla nte 2 In modo d'una Marcia.

in poco largamento-Agitato

3 Scherzo molto vivace 4 Allegro, manon troppo


3. Allegro con fuoco

Competition Jury

Rex Hobcroft, Chairman Rex Hobcroft has been director of

the Sydney State Consevatorium Conservatorium of Music since 19/2.He of Musie the Music been responsible for implementing many has TOunded Departmentar

University of lasmania. He directed the Tasmanian founded an State Conservatorium and also Tasmanian State Opera founded the tuning schooi, the proposed and directed Comcany H the firs: r e distinguished resident-artist programmes and the annual national Composers in practical music were of key Seminars 1963 anc '65 seminars. He is initiator and Director of the importance in the emergane the younger Australian composers Sydney International Piano Competition. 1960's. nte

activities and study programmes. Some of

these have been: the renowned jazz studies church music and opera music theatre diploma courses, the piano

His career has been taken up with giving recitals (he played the 32 Beethoven sonatas in public in 1962), concerto performances

conducting.chamber music, composing.and F

teaching. He was toundation head of the

He is

currently working towards setng world's first piano research inst:te Sydney, and holding an interna: onal competition



in 1979

Keyboard Department at the Queensland

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Sir Bernard Heinze Sir

Bernard Heinze is a Australian musician anddistinguished studied at Melbourne conductor. He and the Royal College of Music,University London. He then studied in Paris under Vincent d'Indy and Nestor Lejeune and in Berlin Hess. He was the Director under Willy of the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music, Founder of the Melbourne Conductor of the Victorian String Quartet,

Symphony Orchestra, Director of the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music for 32 years, Founder of the Melbourne String Quartet,

Conductor of the Victorian

Symphony Orchestra, Director of the Sydney Conservatorium 1955-66, Chairman of the Australian Council for the Arts Music

Advisory Committee.

many innovations in the fieldResponsible of music, he has associated with all the major orchestras been Australia. He has conducted in Britain, inn France, USSR, Germany. Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Yugoslavia. Switzerland. Finland. South Africa. Canada. Hong Kong and New Zealand. for

For his services to music in Australia. Sir Bernard was created a Knight Bachelor in

1949, the year of his 25th Anniversary as a Conductor. In 1975 he was voted Australian of the year and on Australia Day this year was

appointed Companion of the Order ot Australia.

Eugene List In 40 years of concert giving Eugene List has established himselt as a pan1st of international stature. He has pertormed on every continent and throughout the United States, has given a large number of world

premieres, and has made numerous

recordings Eugene List has played with all the major orchestras in the United States and abroad and has worked with most of the world s greatest conductors He has served on the jury ot many prestigious international

piano competitions including thne

Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow. List has been sent by the United States

Government on tours of Indonesia, India. Pakistan, Singapore, Poland, Ethiopia and Rumania. He toured the USSR in 1964 and returned there in 1974 tor a concert tour and to record two Shostakovich concertos with

Maxim Shostakovich conducting. He has played frequently at the White House having played tor every president since Roosevelt.

Eugene List has had the un usual honour of playing for Heads of State at two Summit Meetings. Potsdam in 1945 and Moscow in



Lucrecia Kasilag Lucrecia Kasilag is a oducator,



music Sheis


Centre of The President of the Cultural Director for the

Philippines and conCurrently the the inauguration of perlorming arts since holds key Cultural Centre. Dr. Kasilag national and international in positions of both the League organisations: Chairman the Asian and of Filipino Composers as chairman of well as Composers' League, of the Committee the Cultural Activities and music Commission National Unesco Folk Arts Centre, director of the Bayanihan the College of Music and Fine she is dean of Women's University. She has Arts, Philippine trendsin East/West significantly pioneered a number of compositions, her contemporary which are juxtapositions of Asian musical instruments with orthodox Western instruments. Lucrecia Kasilag has received numerous

national and international awards, among them: Republic Cultural Heritage Award in Music, 1960 and 1966; Mu Phi Epsilon Citation of Merit, 1971; Federal Republic of Germany Presidential Award of the Officer's Cross of Merit, 1975. She has served on several juries of international music competitions and later this year she will bea member of the Van

Cliburn International Piano Competition jury.

Andre-François Marescotti

Andre-François Marescotti was born in

Corouge, near Geneva. He began a career as a technical draughtsman, and then at the age of 18 commenced advanced studies of piano at the Geneva Conservatorium under Alexander Mottu. He studied composition with Charles Chaix, and orchestration with Joseph Lauber. He then finished his training with Roger Ducasse in Paris. He became

particularly interested in composition for both piano and orchestra, and has a prolific list of

compositions to his credit. Several of his works have been recorded. He was appointed Protessor of Music at the Geneva Conservatorium in 1931. In 1940 he became 'Maitre de Chapelle' at the Church of St. Joseph. His book The Instruments of the

Orchestra' shows a protound knowledge for this branch of technique. Marescotti is President of the Federation of International

Music Competitions, and has been invited to be a member of the jury of many international



Sergei Dorensky At the age of eight, Sergei Dorensky studies at the Central Music School



MoscowW-a highly selective school from which the best students graduate to the Moscow State Conservatorium. At the Conservatorium, he studied under the guidance of the leading Soviet teacher,

Gregory Ginzburg. He gave frequent recitals in Moscow while studying at the Conservatorium. On completion of his studies he won the 5th World Festival of Youth and Students in Warsaw. Regular

Concert tours then commenced and within fwo years he was the winner of the famous

plano competition held in Rio de Janeiro. Concert tours have taken him to South

America, Japan, Africa, Europe and twice to Australia, in 1973 and 1976. In Germany, critics praised his playing of

Beethoven (the 'hallmark' of any great

pianist). His performances of Chopin and the French impressionists have also been highly

commended. Dorensky is a master of interpretation of the great Russian composers and has given the first performances of some contemporary

Compositions, particularly those of Rodion Shchedrin. He has introduced to the Soviet Union works by other contemporary composers Such as Samuel Barber and Villa Lobos.

Denis Matthews Denis Matthews was born in Coventry, England. After winning the open piano class at the Leamington Spa Festival in 1935 he entered the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying piano with Harold Craxton and composition with William Alwyn. The war interrupted his studies but during six years in

the RAF he gave a large number of service concerts. Thereafter he pursued a career as a concert-pianist, recording, broadcasting. and touring widely. In 1950 he played The 48' at the Vienna Bach Festival, but his repertory. though based on the classics, includes several 20th-century British works. He also became known as a lecturer, teacher and writer on music. In 1971 he was appointed first Protessor of MuSic at the University of

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He was given an Hon DMus by the University of St Andrews in 1973 and was made a CBE in 1975.


Hephzibah Menuhin




born in San

musical notation Francisco. She learned

Menuhin, and has from her brother, Yehudi she remembers as played the piano as long Menuhin Hephzibah fourteen From the age of concerts with her brother until sonata played when she went her first marriage at eighteen, nineteen years that the In AUstralia. to live in the followed she played frequently with Adelaide and Symphony Melbourne,


Orchestras under resident and visiting

conductors and with many chamber music Viva and the Griller groups, including Musica Quartet. She gave first performances in Australia of the Bartok 2nd Piano Concerto and the Juan Jose Castro Concerto. After the war she resumed playing in Europe and America with her brother as well as appearing as a soloist. She has recorded

extensively with Yehudi and as a member of the Menuhin trio with Maurice Gendron. In 1957 she settled in London with her husband, Richard Hauser, a social educator and planner. Alongside a very active concert

career which has her travelling widely. she and Richard Hauser have co-authoreda number of books: The Fraternal Society, The

New Societyand Comingof Social Age.

Hephzibah Menuhin and Richard Hauser founded the Centre for Human Rights and Responsibilities in 1973.

Jan Weber Jan Weber studied piano from an early age. In 1950-55 he was a pupil in composition of Tadeusz Szeligowski, an eminent Polish composer and Adolf Chybinski, a famous Polish musicologist, in the Poznan Conservatoire and Poznan University. In 1955 Jan Weber started activities as a music critic, musicologist and editor in the Polish Radio, Music Department. He became famous in Poland as author of approximately 2,000 radio programmes, and hundreds of articles in music journals, devoted to piano music, piano playing and He interpretations. is a specialist in musIc of Franz Liszt. There is in preparation his Monograph On Liszt, written simultaneously with his

Encyclopedia of Pianists'. Jan Weber has a collection of more than 5,000 tapes and records. Since February 1977 he has been Head of the Music Department in Polish Radio and Television.


Wiktor Weinbaum Wiktor Weinbaum's first piano teacher was K.

Pliszko-Ranuszewicz, pianist, composer

and pupil of Franz Liszt. He studied piano at the Conservatory of Music in Vilno, with Prof.

Stanislaw Szpinalski, Prize Winner of the First International F. Chopin Piano Competition. He completed musical theoretic studies with Prof. Tadeusz Szeligowski, eminent composer and theorician. He has had a very active career in

performance, teaching and administration. He taught piano in conservatories and music

institutes in Vilno and Lodz. He has held many positions, including Director of the Music Department at the Ministry of Culture and Arts in Warsaw, General Director of the

Chopin Society in Warsaw, and of the

prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition. He is the Vice-President of the Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva, and the President of this Federation's Music

Committee. He hasserved on many juries of international music competitions. Wiktor Weinbaum has received numerous decorations, including the Knight Cross of the Polonia Restituta Order

Ludwig Hoffmann Ludwig Hotfmann was born in Berlin in 1925.

After matriculation and national service, he began advanced piano studies in Berlin with

Weingarten, although he had originally wanted to be an organist. He later studied in

Berlin and Cologne, and then attended COurses with Marguerite Long and Michaelangeli. His career as a pianist began

after the completion of his studies in Cologne where he received the top award, the

Hochschulpreis, from the Conservatorium. He was awarded the Liszt Prize (Weimar) in

1948, and subsequently won prizes in Bolzano and Munich. Hoffmann has given concerts in almost all European c0untries, a well as in the United States. He has recorded

for Telefunken, Philips, VOx, Miller International and ARION. This year he will record Mozart's complete piano works for

four hands with Ingrid Haebler. Hoffmann has acted as a juror in numerous intenational

music competitions including Barcelona, Bolzano, Budapest, Finale-Ligure, Lisbon, Munich, Santander, Vercelli, Versailles and Warsaw. He is currently full time Professor at the Staatlich Hochschule fur Musik in



The Competitors

Andrzej Guz



Stage II

Andrzej Guz was born in Poland in 1955. Since 1973 he has been studying at the State Academy of Music in Warsaw under Professor Wilkomirska and for the past four years he has received a awarded by the Chopin scholarship Society in Warsaw to the winner of the Society's Annual National

2 Ravel

sharp (1829-32)minor, 10NG nor Ope ttn (1894)


3 Bartok

arbo from18)


Stage lll

1973 and 1975 Distinction in Music Seminar in Weimar the 1976 2nd Stage in the 5th

Chopin Scriabin

D sharp minorOp


Op.18 No.1 (1918)

Gaspard(1926) de la Nut Sonata

A Recital




Op34 1.Sheherazade 2. Tantris ke ffon Sérénade se

recitals and chamber extensively giving music concerts including recitals for the Chopin Warsaw. Society in

Sonata B Lieder Accompaniment


B Piano Quintet


2 Beethoven

3 Bacewicz

Prelude& Fugue in F minor, Book 2 (1744) sharp Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 (1822) 1. Maestoso: Allegro con brio ed


A, D;

Wolf C. D;,


No2 (1953)

Halliday born 1955, attending Xavier was


A Schumann B,B,D;C;Schubert Mahler

Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Chopin


Brahms (1864) A. C

D minor, No.1 in EK466 minor,




student of Ronald


Awards 1973 Ormond Exhibition Wright 1975 Allans Pianotorte Award 1976 Australian winner of the Piano of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Section Competition

Appearances Has

appeared the Melbourne several times as soloist with has given manySymphony Orchestra, and solo recitals. Repertoire Prelude & Fugue in Book 2 (1744)

2 Beethoven

D major, Sonata in Cminor, Op.111

3 Humble

1. Maestoso: Allegro con brio ed appaSSionata 2. Arcade l (1969) Arietta


B minor,






D flat major, Harmonies du Soir (1838/rev.51) Op. 18, No.3 (1918)

ranscendental Etude: No.11


2 Alkan

Instrumental3 Messiaen


Op.11 (1830

Australia Stage I 1 Three Etudes


College for primary secondary education, and Bachelor of Music obtaining a from Melbourne University in 1976. degree He is a and

de D

10 from 10

Anthony Halliday

Stage 1 Bach



appassionato 2. Arietta Nos. 2, 5 and








(1840-41) in minor, Op 49 Szymanowski Masques, (1917) poems, On

International Bach

Competition in Leipzig

Appearances He has toured

1 Three Etudes

2nd movement (Quasi-Faust)

from Grande Sonate

(Les Quatre Ages) (1847) Noel, No.13 from Vingt Hegards sur l'Entant-Jesus 944)

Stage IlI

A Recital



Rondo in Aminor

Sonata Op.106


Hammerklavier (1818)


1.Allegro 2. Scherzo: Allegro0

VIvace 3. A dagio sOstenuto


Largo: Allegro risoluto B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, D; Brahms A, B; Wolf C, D, B. C Schumann C. D;Schubert Mahler A, B B Piano Ouintet Stage IV

Brahms (1864)

Concertos 1 Mozart



D minor K.466


Concerto No2 (1930-31)

Akira Imai

Japan Akira Imai was bon in in his first piano lessons atTokyo 1954 He had the of 4 from his mother. He later studied withage Takizaki. From 1971-75 he Shizuyoko studied at the Vienna Academy with

Joseph gaining his Diploma in 1974 Dichler Awards 1975 2nd Prize-Citta di Finale



Piano Competition, Itay 1976 2nd Prize-French Cultural Institute Barcelona


Angelus Prize-Maria Canals Compettion, Barcelona

Stage 1 Three Etudes Chopin Debussy

Stravinsky 2 Chopin 3 Bartok

Appearances Has





2 Beethoven

Vanations serreuses in O minor, Op54 (1841) Sonata in B flat minor, Op35 (1839)

1. Grave Doppo movimento

2. Scherzo3.Marche Funebre Jeux d eau (1901)

Mozart 8, C. Brahms C, D. Schubert A, C. Wolf A,B Schumann B. D. Mahier A, D

BPiano Quintet

3 Shishido

Brahms (1864)

Prelude& Fugue in Eftat minor Stage IV

Book 1 (1722)

Sonata in D major. Op 10 No3 (1796-98)


1 Mozart 2 Beethoven

1. Presto2 Largo e mesto

8 flat major, K.595 (1791)

No 4inG major, Op.58 (1805- 6)

3Menuetto 4 Rondo Toccata ( 1966)

David James

New Zealand

David James was born n New Zealand in 1947He studed with Molle Sxlen, Audrey Gibson and Janetta McStay Ater ootaining a


1 Three Etudes

Chopin List

Bachelor of Musc Degree and Dploma in Music with Honours at Auckand University in2 Bartok uszt 1970. he turthered hs studes a the Peabody 3 Scriab1n Conservatory Baltmore and the Juillard Schol, New York. His recent teacners nave been Lillian Freundlich, Leon Fleisner and Irwin Freundlich Awards 1964 Winner ot Auckland Star Piano

Concerto Prize

He has given many recitals and concerto pertormances with orchestras in New

Zealand and USA

No 2 in E tlat major, Irom Six

Paganini Etudes (1838) Op 18 No.1 (1918) Mephisto Waltz

Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor,

Op 23(189/)

Dramnalico 2 Allegrelto



Sonata in F sharp rninor, Op 26 No 2 (pub 1/88) Images Book 1 (1905))

1.Retletsdans leau 2 Hommage a Haneau 3 Mouvement




3 Andante 4 Presto Con luoco


1975 2nd Prize-University of Maryland International Piano Competition.

8 minor, Op25 No 10

Stage II

1973 Winner of Peabody Concerto LiSZt

Sonata in 8 minor (1852-53)

B Lieder ACcompaniment Mozart A, B. Branms B. C Schubert C, D

Woit A, D Schumann B. C. Mahler A, D Brahms (1864)

B Piano Quntet Stage V ConcertOS



2 Branmns Prelude & Fugue in F major, Book 2 (1744) Sonata in E major Op.109

1820) 7.VivaCe, ma non troppo0 2 PrestisSimo 3 Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo0


Sonata Hob. XVI/37

B Lieder Accompaniment

Europe and in Japan.




Sonata (1926)




Sharp major Op. 7 No 4 (1908) Scherzo No 4 in E major. Op.54 (1842)

A Recital




composes (1915)

Stage ll

4th Prize-Liszt-Bartok Competition,


C minor. Op.10 No 12 (1829-32) No.11 pour les ArpegeS

Four Short Concert Studies


D minor, K.466 (1785) No 1 in O minor, Op 15


I Hungary Stage 1 Three Etudes

Jeno Jando

Jeno Jando was born in Hungary in 1952.He has been studying with Professors Nemes and Kadosa at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music since 1968. Since 1975 he has been assistant professor at the same

Chopin Liszt




Op.10 No.8(1 Transcendental minor, MazeppaEtude (18

2 Chopin

Op.18 No.1 (1918


3 Prokofiev

Awards 1970 3rd Prize-Beethoven Piano

(1842) NO.4 in F mince Sonata

Stage lll

in one

A Recital

Competition (Hungarian Radio) 1972 2nd Prize-Gyorgy Cziffra International Piano Competition, Versailles


1975 2nd Prize-Dino Ciani International Piano Competition, Milan

Sonata inC minor, Ho Sonata in Bminor Suite Op.14 (1916) (185



3. Allegro B. Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, C; Brahms 8, 0; Wolf A. D:, Schumann C, D; B Piano Quintet

Stage IV

USSR, Rumania, Austria, Italy and Poland.

Concertos 1 Mozart


2 Beethoven

Prelude & Fugue in Book 2 (1/44)

2 Beethoven


molto 4. Sos

Schubert BB.C

Appearances Has appeared in France, Germany, Fin land,

1 Bach

No 3 in A

movement mine (190

1.Allegretto 2. Schera

1973 Winner of Hungarian Radio Piano





Mahler A, B

D minor, K.466 No.4 in G major,



(1864 (1785) Op.58

Sonata in E flat major. Op.7 17796)

1. Allegro moito e con brio

2. Largo.congran espressione 3.Alegro 4. Rondo


Excerpts tfrom the series Jeux

Diana Kacso


Diana Kacso was born in Ro de Janeiro 1953. She studied at the Brazilian


Conservatory with C. P. de Mello and E. Amabile. In 1972 she won a scnolarship to the Juiliard School in New York where she has been studying with Sascha Gorodnitsky Awards 1970 3rd Prize


National Beethoven

Competition, Rio de Janeiro 1975 Finalist and 6th Prize


the X


Debussy Prokofiev

2 LiSzt

3 Scriabin Stage li

1977 2nd Prize Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Israel


At 15 she made her first

appearance with the Symphony Orchestra. Miss Kacso has appeared in South America, United States and Poland., and last season made ner


debut at Carnegie Hall.



Prelude & Fugue in G sharp

2 Beethoven

minor, Book 1 (1722) Sonata in E flat major, Op.81a retour) (1809) 1. Les

Adieux, Adagio. Allegro

2.LAbsence, Andante espressIvo 3. Le Retour,

VIvacissimamente Homenagem a Artnur

Rubinstein 20


7. pour les Degres chromatiques (1915)

Op 2 No.1 (1909)

Mephisto Waltz

Sonata No 5, Op 53 (1907) Sonata No 8 in Bflat major. Op 84 (1939-40) Andante dolce 2. Andante sOgnando 3. Vivace 4 Allegro 0en marcato

Sonata in B rninor, Op 58


B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart B. D: Brahms B, C: Schubert

A, B

Wolf A, C Schumann A, D: Mahler C. DD

B Piano Quintet


Brahms (1864)


2 Chopin

(Les adieux, labsence et le

major, Op.10 No.10

1.Alegromaestoso2.Scher 3. Largo 4 Presto, non tant

Concertos 1 Mozar

Repertoire Stage Bach

A tlat


A Recital


Chopin International Piano Competition Warsaw

3 Nobre

Stage I1 Three Etudes

Cminor, K.491 (1786) No.1 in E minor, Op.11 (183

Seung Hee Kim

Korea Stagel

Seung Hee Kim was born in Seoul, Korea in 1955.She attended master classes in Switzerland and London with the late llona Kabos. She studied with Rosina Lherinne and is presently studying with Martin Canin at tne Juilliard School in New York

1 Three Etudes



Stravinsky 2



3 Scriabin

as won prizes in various competitions in the

Stage Recital




orchestras in America and Korea, including


Seoul, Seatle and Juilliard symphony

Debussy Prelude &Fuguein C sharp

2 Beethoven

Sonata in Aflat major, Op.110






für Klavier

B Piano Quintet Concertos

Stage II 1 Three Etudes

Chopin Liszt

Conservatorium with Roy Shepherd. He waS a

scholarship to study in Paris and


London. In 1972 he was awarded a


March Academy of Music, London. Since 1976 he has been living in Warsaw studying with Roger Woodward.

3 Takemitsu

Stage ll A Recital LIszt

Brahms (1864)

D minor K.466 (1785) No.1 in Eminor, Op.11 (1830)

Aminor, Op.10 No.2(1832-36) Transcendental Etude No.5 in

Bflat major, Feux Follets 1838/rev.51) Fsharp major, Op.7 No.4 (1908)

For Away (1973) Four Transcendental Etudes:

B flat Minor, Chasse-neige

1975 Winner Youth Rostrum, Sydney Appearances

Has appeared many times



television. Hall in In 1975 he made his debut at Wigmore contract won a recording later and London, toured New with World Record Club. He has his first this and year NZBC the for Zealand Club. Record World released



Six voice Ricercar, from


1966 Winner Showcase 66


Musical Ofering Arabesque in C major, Op.18 1839)

B Lieder Accompaniment Schubert B, C: Mozart B, C, Brahms A, B; D Wolf A, D: Schumann C, D; Mahler A, B.Piano Quintet



Stage IV

Concertos 1. Mozart 2


Repertoire Prelude& Fugue in F sharp major, Book 1 (1722) Sonata in F minor, Op.5/ (Appassionata) (1804) 1. Allegro assai 2. ANdanle con moto 3. Al/egro ma non troppo 3 Edwards

1. Rellets dans eau

No. 11 in D 1lat majo


2 Beethoven


Harmonies du Soir; No. 12 in

1965 Australian Youth Pianoforte



3. Largo Images B0Ok 1 (1905)

No.9 in A tlat major, Ricordanza, No. 10 in F minor,

Awards 1964 Sun Encouragement Scholarship



Mephisto Waltz

Performer's Licentiate from the Royal


Sonata in 8 minor, Op.58


in Alan Kogos owski was born in Melbourne 1952 and studied piano at the Melbourne awarded


3. Mouvement



Sonata in A major, K.331

B Lieder Accompaniment Schubert B, D; Mozart A, D; Brahms, B, C; Mahler A, D Wolf A, C; Schumann B, D;

1 Mozart

Alan Kogosowski


Vers La Flamme, Op.72 (1914)

2. Hommage a Rameau

major, Book1 (1722)

1. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo 2. Allegro molto 3. Adagio, ma non troppo 4. Allegro, ma non troppo 2 and5 five Stucke


(1908) Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

1. Allegro4.maestoso Presto, non tanto


1 .Bach


No 2. pour les Tierces (1915) Op.7 No4

1. Theme and Varialions 2. Menuetto and Trio 3. Rondo

Has given many recitals and appeared with

Repertoire Stage

F major, Op.10, No.8

Monos l (1971)

21 wwww.wwwN

Cminor, K.491 (1786) No.3 in D minor, Op.30



Boris Krajny

Boris Krajny was born in Czechoslovakia in

Stage I 1 Three Etudes


1945. He studied for four years at the Conservatory of Kromeriz. He then studied at

Rachmaninov (1832-36) Stravinsky inor, Op39 No

the Academy of Music in Prague under Professor Frantisek Maxian and finished his

post graduate studies there under Professor Ivan Moravec.

3 Bartok


Stage 1l A Recital

Has toured France, Italy. GDR, Bulgaria

Poland, Hungary, Norway, UsSR and Mongolia, and has played in Festivals in Baalbeck, Athens and Bergen.


In 1972 he toured the USA and Canada with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, and later played in Argentina, Columbia,

Ravel Chopin


Mexico and Costa Rica. He has made recordings for Radio and Television.

Repertoire Stage

1 Bach

Prelude & Fugue in C sharp minor, Book 1 (1722) Sonata in C major, Op.53

2 Beethoven

E minor,Op:


Nuit (1908)

Sonata (1926)Gaspat e

Sonat (1839)a inBtiatminea

1.Grave: Doppiot cherzo 3.

2. SCh

4. Presto

cthe t Gaspard dela2.LMareN 1.Ondine G Fantaisie in F B Lieder Accompaniment (1840-41) mino Mozart A, Wolf 8. C. C; Brahms A, D: Schumann B, C. Schid B Schuben E Piano Quintet Brahms Mahle

Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart

(Waldstein) (1804)

1. Allegro con brio 2. Adagio molto 3. Rondo Molto grave from Sonata

3 Korte

ot . O p25No cardo trom G

2 Ravel


Cminor, No.1 in EK491 (178

2 Chopin

minor, 1786 Op11


Emanuel Krasovsky Emanuel Krasovsky

was born in

Israel Lithuania


1946. In 1967 he emigrated to Israel where he studied at the Music Academy of the Tel Aviv University under Mindru Katz. He later taught at this academy. Since 1971 he has been studying tor his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the Juilliard School in New York. Here he has studied with the late Mme. lona Kabos, Guido Agosti and for the last three

years with Mme. Ania


Awards 1964 2nd Prize-Interstate Piano

of USSR.





Stage 1 Three Etudes Chopin


Op.25, No 10(1832 Transcendental Etude tNo


in F minor


2 Chopin 3

Shostakovich Stage il A Recital Brahms

Etude, Op2(1837/rev.51 No3(1909) Ballade No. 4 in F


minor, Op


Intermezzo in Aminor. Op 11 No.1 (1893)




He has appeared with the Baltimore

Symphony Orchestra and given a recital at

in A

major, Op 11 No.2 intermezzo in E flat minor


Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

Op.118 No 6

Sonata in E flat major (Les adieux l absence et le retour) (1809) .Adagio: Allegro 2 Andante


Carnegie Hall.


3. Vivacissimamente Three Piano Pieces.Op.11

Repertoire Stage 1 Bach


Sonata in B minor, Op 58

2 Beethoven

Prelude & Fugue

C minor, Book 1 (1722) Sonata in C major, in

(Waldstein) (1804)



Two Preludes in

mpressionistic Mood (1960)


(1844) 1.Allegro maestos0 2.


1. Allegro con brio 2. IntroduZione, Adagio molto 3. Hondo



Prelude &Fugue No 24 inD minor (1950-51)


3. Largo 4. Presto, non (anto

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, C, Brahrns B, D: Schubert . Wolf C. D


Schumann A. C. Mlahler A, B

B. Piano Quintet Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Schumann

Brahms (1864)

C minor, K 491 (1786 A minor, Op.54 (164-

Grzegorz Kurzynski

Poland Stage 1 Three Etudes

Grzegorz Kurzynski was born in Poland in 1949. He graduated from the High School of Music, Wroclaw in 1972 with Distinction



where he studied with Professor W


Obidowcz. In 1972 he attended International Master classes in Prague with ProfessorF

2 Ravel

Rauch and in Warsaw with Protessor

3 Scriabin

Nikolajeva. He is presently Senior Assistant in the Piano Department at the Wroclaw

Conservatorium. Awards




No 11 pour les Arteges

Cornposeds (1915) Cminor, Op.7 No 1 (1908)de la Scarbo trom the Gaspard

Nuit (1908) Sonata No 9, Op68 (1912-13)

Sonata No.4 in F sharp major,

Op 30 (1903)

1. Andante 2. Prestissirno


Slupsk, Poland




Numerous performances with orchestras in

Poland, about 60 recitals in Poland, USSA, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Broadcast recitals for Polish Radio and TV and Czechoslovakia Radio, and recordings of three Scriabin sonatas



Polonaise in F sharp rminor,

Op. 44 (1840-41)

LIsle joyeuse (1904)

Les Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este No.4, from 3rd Book,

Annéesde pelerinage Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83 (1939-42) 1. Allegro inquieto 2. Andante caloroso 3. Precipitato

B. Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, D; Brahms C, D; Schubert A, B8

Repertoire Stage

Prelude & Fugue in E flat


minor, Book 1 (1722) Sonata in Cmajor, Op.53

2 Beethoven

(Waldstein) (1804)

. Alegro con brio 2. Introduzione: Adagio molto 3. Rondo

3 Bacewicz

Wolf A, B; Schumann 8, C; Mahler C, D

B Piano Quintet

Schumann (1842)

Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Brahms

No.1 in D minor, Op.15

Sonata No.2 (1953)


Piers Lane

Piers Lane was born in 1958 in London. He subsequently moved to Australia where he attended the Kelvin Grove State High School in Brisbane. He is currently enrolled in the

Bachelor of Arts (Music) Degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, studying piano with Nancy Weir.

Awards 1974-75 Winner, Concerto sectionofthe Queensland Eisteddfod

State Finalist, ABC Instrumental and Vocal

Competition 1975 Winner, Australian Musicians Overseas Scholarship 1976 Winner, Claire Dan Liszt-Bartok

2 Beethoven

Special Prize Winner-the youngest and most promising competitor in the International Liszt-Bartok Competition in

Budapest. Appearances

Has appeared as a soloist with the

Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Youth Orchestra. He has also given numerous solo recitals throughout

Australia. Repertoire Prelude & Fugue in F sharp minor, BoOk 2 (1744)


B flat major K.595 (1791)


Sonata in C major, Op.53


1. Allegro con brio

2. IntroduZione: Adagio molto

3. Rondo 3 Le Gallienne

Sonata (1951)

StageI 1 Three Etudes Chopin

Cmajor, Op.10 No.1


B flat major, Op.65 No.1

Bartok 2Liszt 3 Bartok



Op.18 No.1 (1918)

Mephisto VWaltz

Improvisations on Hungarian folk songs, Op.20 (1920)

Stage lll A Recital Schumann

Bach Liszt


1 Bach

10 No

Stage I A Recital

1975 1st Prize Winner-Piano Festival in


Crnajor, Op

Papillons, Op.2 (1832)

TOccata in C minor (1717-23)

Sonata in B minor (1852-53)

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart C, D; Brahms A, B; Schubert B, C; Wolf A, D; Schumann C, D; Mahler A, B B Piano Quintet

Brahms (1864)

Stage IV ConcertoOs 1 Mozart

C minor, K.491 (1786)

2 Rachmaninov

No.3 in D minor, Op.30 (1909)


Andre Laplante

Canada Andre Laplante was born in Quebec, in 1949 and studied at the Vincent d'Indy studied under Academy in Montreal. He Sascha Gorodnitzky at the Juilliard School Yvonne and furthered his studies with Letebure in Paris on a Canada Council

Scholarship. Awards 1965 &1968 1st Prize in the Matinees Concerto Competition 1968 1st. Prize Quebec Music Festival 1973 3rd Prize in Marguerite Long International Piano Competition, France 1976 Awarded bronze medal in Geneva International Piano Competition Appearances

He is frequently heard over both French and English Radio and Television, and has appeared with the Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, CBC and ORTF orchestras.

2 Beethoven





(18:32-36) No3

Stravinsky 2 Ravel 3 Messlaon

Stage ll

A Recital Liszt


Op 25 No 10


Paganini Campanlla Etudes (1839)frorm

shatpnujor, Op/,No 4 (1908) Scarbo Irofn Gaspard de ta Nuit (1908)

Rogard de l'Espril de joie No.10 frorn Vingt T'Entant-Jdsus Hegards sur

Sonata in B

(1852-5 Sonata No.7 minor in Bflat

Op.83 (1939-42) major 1. Allegro 2. caloroso 3.inquieto PrecipitaloAndante

B. Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart C, D; Brahms Schubert C, D Wolf A, B, Schumann A,A, C; B, Mahler B, D

B Piano Quintet

Schumann (1842)



1 Mozart

2 Rachmaninov


Stage 1 Bach

Slage Three Eluden


K.491 minor, in


(1786) Op.30 (1909)

D minor,

Prelude & Fugue in Eflat

minor, B0ok 1 (1722)

Sonata in C major, Op.53

(Waldstein) (1804) 1. AllegrO Con brio 2.Introduzione: A dagio molto 3. Rondo0

3 Hetu

Theme and Variations


Dennis Lee

2 Beethoven

1946. Awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to study piano and violin he

Maestoso Allegro con brio ed appassionato 2. Arietta

3 Tippett

studied at the Royal College of Music, London under Angus Morrison where he won the most outstanding student award in 1968. From 1968 he studied with Josef Dichler in Vienna. His most recent teacher has been

Madame Ilonka Deckers in Milan 1968 1st Prize-Royal Overseas League

Chopin Liszt 2 Ravel

1975 1st Prize-Epinal, France 3rd Prize-Casagrande Competition, Italy Finalist, Munich Competition


Many concert a ppearances throughout Britain, Europe, and the Far East, plus many

Transcendental Etude No.10 Neumes Rythmiques (1949) Scarbo from Gaspard de la

Nuit (1908)

Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op 14

(1913) 1. Allegro ma non troppo

1969 Won the only piano Fellowship awarded by the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon). 1971 2nd Prize-BBC Piano Competition

Csharp minor, Op.10 No 4


in F minor (1837/rev.51)

3 Prokofiev

Festival London

Sonata No.2 in one movement (1962)

StageI 1 Three Etudes



Sonata in C minor, Op.111

(1822) 1.

Dennis Lee was born in Penang, Malaysia in

2. Scherzo 3. Andante 4. Vivace

Stage Il A Recital

Chopin Ravel


Barcarolle in F sharp major,

Op 60 (1845-46) Valses Nobles et

Sentimentales (1911) Sonata in A major, D.959 (1828)

1. Allegro 2. Andantino

radio and television recordings.

3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

Has appeared with Royal Liverpool, RIA

4. Rondo: Allegretto

Milan and BBC Orchestras. Has made a recording of Ravel duets with Philippe Entremont.


C; Mozart A, D; Brahms B, C; Schubert A, C Wolf A, D: Schumann B, D: Mahler B,

B Piano Quintet


Stage Bach

B Lieder Accompaniment

Prelude & Fugue in D major, Book 2 (1744)


Stage iV Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Schumann

Brahms (1864)

(1791) Bflat major, Op.54 (1841-45) K.595



Nancy Loo

Hong Kong stage I 1 Three Etudes

Nancy Loo was born in Hong Kong in 1948. She studied with Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School in New York and graduated in 1971. Since then she has studied with Vlado Perlemeuter in Paris, Guido Agosti in ltaly

and Ryszard Bakst, Derrick Wyndhamand Sir William Glock at the Royal Northern of Music, England.

Awards 1973 3rd Prize in Viotti Competition, 4th Prize in the Pozzoli, Italy



Fmajor,Op.10 No8(1829-32)


Dsharp minor, Op8 No.12 Fsharp major, Op 7 No.4


Ballade No.1



3 Szyrnanowski



Gminor, Op 23


Sonata No.3, Op 36 in one

movement (1917)

StageII Italy



8th-Marguerite Long Competition in Paris 1976 2nd-Premio Jaen, Spain

3rd-Senigallia, Spain


(1839) 1. Grave: Doppio movimento

2. Scherzo: Molto vivace 3. Marche Funebre 4. Presto Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op.82


Appearances Has appeared in U.S.A., England, Greece, Philippines, ltaly, France, Spain, Denmark, Yugoslavia, and on Radio and Television.

Sonata in B flat minor, Op 35

1. Allegro moderalo

2. Allegretto 3. Tempo di valzer lentissimo4. Vivace

She appeared with Danish Radio Symphony and Zagreb RTZ Orchestras.

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, D; Brahms A, C; Schubert A, B;

In 1975 she made her debut at the

B Piano Quintet

Hall in London.


Schumann (1842)

Stage IV

In 1976 she made her first

Repertoire Stage 1


Wolf B, D; Schumann B, C, Mahler C,D

tourto the Far East.

ead 2 Chopin

Bflat major, K.595 (1791)

No.1 in E minor, Op.11 (1830)

Prelude &Fugue in Dmajor, Book 2 (1744)

2 Beethoven

Sonata in E major, Op.109

3 Hoddinot

2. Prestissimo 3. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo Sonata No.3 (1965)


1.VIvace, ma non troppo

Wolfram Lorenzen


Wolfram Lorenzen was born in Freiburg,

Germany in1952.In 1966 he entered the Musik Academy of Basel and obtained his

diploma in1973.He has attended several master courses, his teachers being9

Mieczyslaw Horozowski, Carl Seeman, Hans Leygraf and more recently with Professor Ludwig Hoffmann. Awards 1976 Winner of Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Kunstler

First prize in International Piano Competition in Finale Ligure, Italy 3rd Prize in 27th International Music

Competition Vercelli, Italy Appearances

Since 1970 he has given concerts, radio and television recordings in Germany, Switzerla nd, France and Austria.

Repertoire Stage

1 Bach

2 Beethoven

1 Three Etudes

Chopin Scriabin

Stravinsky 2 Chopin 3 Scriabin

C sharp minor, Op.10 No.4 (1829-32) G major, Op.65 No.3


Fsharp major, Op.7 No.4


Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23


Sonata No.4 in F sharp major,

Op.30 (1903)

1.Andante 2. Prestissim0 volando

Stage I


Liszt Schumann



Sonata in B minor (1852-53) Variations on the name

ABEGG, Op.1 (1830)

Variations K.455 Unser dummer Pobel Meint Preludes No.2 and 7 Book 1

BLieder Accompaniment

Mozart B, C: Brahms B, D, Schubert A, C; Wolf A, B; Schumann, C, D; Mahler A, D B Piano Quintet Brahms (1864)

Stage Prelude& Fugue Csharp minor, Book 1 (1/22) 3rd& 4th movements Sonata in B flat major, Op.1 06

(Hammerklavier) (1818)

3. Adagio sostenulo 4. Largo 3 Stockhausen


Allegro risoluto

Klavierstuck Vil (1955)


Concertos Mozart 2 Chopin

C minor, K.491 (1786) No.1 in E minor, Op.11 (1830)


Panayis Lyras

Repertoire Stage 1 Bach

1 He Panayis Lyras was born in Athens in 953. emigrated to the United States in 1966 and soon after was awarded a scholarship by the

2 Beethoven


New York College of Music studying piano with Dr Helen Moore. From 1968 to 1972 he continued studies at the Juilliard School in New York with Robe Armstrong. Since 1972

3 Walker Stage Il

he has been studying with Adele Marcus, and

Chopin Bartok Liszt

plays chamber music with two groups.


2 Chopin

1974 1st Prize-W. S. Boyd Competition in 3 Scriabin

August, Georgia

Stage I

1975 2nd Prize-Young Artist Competition of New York Symphony Orchestra

Mozart Ravel

American Music Scholarship Association


1976 1st Prize-International Piano

He has given solo recitals at Carnegie Hal,

New York, appeared with several American

orchestras and has his Washington DC debut scheduled for the 1977-78 season.

B minor. (1832-36)Op.25 No.10 Etude Op.18 No.2(1918 No.3, La

iro Paganini Campanella Etudes (18300

Ballade No.2 in

(1836-39) Fmajor. Op38 Sonata No.5, Op.53


in B flat Sonata Major K.570 1789) Alborado del gracioso

Mirroirs (1905) from Vallee d' O bermann No.6 from Annees de pelerinage, Suisse (1836)

Liszt B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, C; Brahms B, D; Schubert Wolf A, D; Schumann B, C; Mahler B, D: A, C

Rhapsodie espagnole (1863)

B Piano Quintet

Schumann (1842)

Stage IV Concertos 1


2 Prokofiev

Svetlana Navasardian

Allegro 2.Andan

ma non i onata No.2 (19on

A Recital

1975 First Place College Winner in the National Piano Competition sponsored by the


minor, Op (Appasionata) (1804 assai

1. Allegro moto 3.

1 Three Etudes

chamber music with Felix Galimir and Jane Carlson. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in 1976. He now teaches piano and

Competition of the University of Maryland

Prelude Fugue inD Om Sonata in & Book 2 (1744


Svetlana Navasardian was born in Alaverdy

D minor, K.466 (1785) Op.16 (1914)

No.2 in G minor,

Stage I 1 Three Etudes

on 29 October 1946.


She received her early education at the


No.8 pour les agréments


(Etude to be notified) Ballade No.3 in A flat

Erevan School of Music which she finished in 1964.

She attended from 1965 to 1968 the Erevan State Conservatoire studying under

Associate Professor B. Shata. From 1972 to 1974 she worked asa teacher and as an assistant to Prof. Y. Zak at the Moscow Conservatoire.

1966 Laure ate, Zwickau International Competition 1968 Laureate, Bach International Competition in Leipzig. 1972 Laureate, Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition


She has given concerts in many cities of the

Soviet Union,and had tours abroad-Poland, Bulgaria, DDR, Belgium, Czechoslovakia Mongolian Peoples Republic and Greece.


Op.47 (1840-41) Sonata No.5 in C major. Oo 38

(1925) 1. Allegro tranquillo 2. Andante 3. Un poco allegretto

Stage IlI


Prelude & Fugue in B minor (Book 1 or 2 to be advised)

2 Mozart

Sonata in C major (K. No. to be advised)

3 Babadjanian

Six pictures for piano


From 24 Preludes &F

Op.87 (1950-51)

No.18 F minor,

No.19 E flat major, No.5 D major



French Overture

Sarcasms, 5 pieces, Op.17

(1912-14) B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Wolf, Schumann, Mahler(To be notified) B Piano Quintet Schumann (1842)

Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Brahms

Repertoire 1 Bach

3 Prokofiev


A Recital



2 Chopin

A flat major, Op.25 No.1


B flat major, K.595 (1791) No.1 in D minor, Op.15 (1854-58)

Shigeo Neriki Shigeo Neriki was born in


1951. He honours student atJapan the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. He later moved to the USA for further studies. He is the official accompanist for the cellist, Janos Starker and is presently recording the Godowsky Chopin Etudes. He studies under Ozan Marsh, at the University of Arizona.

was an


Stage I

1 Three Etudes


B rminor,


(1832-36) F


Op 25, No 10

sharp major, Op.7 No4 No 6 in A Minor, frorn Stu (1908)

2 Chopin

Paganin1 Etudes (1838)

3 Prokotiev




G ninor.

Sonata No.7



B lat rnajor,


Op83 (1939-42)

1974 Top award for accompanying in the Fifth International Tschaikowski

1.Allegroinquieto 2. Andante


1976 Lureate Biennial National Piano Competition at Tucson, Arizona

Stage Il1 A

Recital Beethoven

1. Moderatlo cantabile,

Has appeared with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra and made recital tours in USA and Japan.


molto espressivo 2. Allegro

molto 3. A dagio, ma non troppo0





1 Bach

Prelude &Fugue in Bflat

2 Beethoven

minor, Book 1 (1722) Sonata in C major, Op.53

(Waldstein) (1804) 1. Allegro con brio


Sonata in Aflat major, Op.110



3 Akira

caloroso 3. Precipilato

2. Introduzione: Adagio molto 3. Rondo Piano Suite, In Such Time

Allegro, ma


troppo Sonata in Bflat minor, Op.35 39) 1. Grave: Doppio LIsle Joyeuse (1904)


2. Scherzo: molto vivace

3. Marche Funebre 4. Presto B Lieder Accompanment Mozart C, D; Brahms B, C; Schubert A, B: Wolf A, D; Schumann A, D; Mahler B, C, B Piano Quintet Brahms (1864)

Stage IV

Concertos Mozart 2 Brahms

D minor, K.466 No.1 in D minor,(1785) Op.15


John O'Conor

Ireland Stagel

John O'Conor was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1947. He obtained an honours degree in Music at University College, Dublin. He attended the Hochschule fur Musik and Darstellende Kunst in Vienna under Dieter Weber. He has also made a special study of Beethoven with Wilhelm Kempff.

1 Three Etudes

Chopin Rachmaninov



3 Prokofiev

1975 1st Prize-Bosendorfer Competition in



He has played throughout Europe, Japan and this year makes his first visit to the U.SA. He

A Recital Beethoven

Concertos Mozart

(Appassionata) (1804) 1. Allegro assai 2. Andante con

moto 3. Aegro ma non troppo

3 Victory

No.4 from Five Correlations


33 Variations on a waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op.120

Mozart A, C, Brahms A, C. Schubert C, O; Wolf A, B, Schumann B. D; Mahler B, D

2 Beethoven


Sonata No.7 in Bflat major,

(1823) BLieder Accompaniment

Repertoire Stage

Prelude& Fugue in G minor,

Ballade No.1 in Gminor, Op.23


caloroso 3. Precipilalo

B Piano Quintet Stage IV

Book 2 (1744) Sonata in F minor, Op.57

Dmajor, Op.39 No.9

(1916-17) C minor, Op.2 No.4 (1909)

Stage l

has recorded in Europe and Japan, and has been invited to record all thirty-two sonatas of Beethoven there.

1 Bach


Op.83 (1939-42) 1. Allegro inquieto 2. Andante

Awards 1973 1st Prize-Fourth International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna

A minor, Op 25 No.11

Shostakovich (1940)

D minor, K.466 (1785) No.4 in G major, Op.58



Jorge Osorio

in born in Mexico City Jorge Osorio was studies at the age of 1951. He began his National Conservatory of and later at the From Luz Maria Puente. Music in Mexico with Paris the attended he 1968-70




Bernard Flavigny and for the following two years

Monique Haas and in Moscow with the State Conservatoire


2 Beethoven

3 Moncayo

Stage I

1 Three Etudes Chopin Liszt

Jacob Milstein.

Prokofiev 2 Chopin

Awards Musicales 1964 1st Prize Jeunesses

3 Prokofiev


Competition in Mexico

Pan1966 1st Prize Bernard Flavigny American Competition, Mexico

A Recital Beethoven

Rica, Panama, USA and Rumania.

Appearances with orchestra include Warsaw


Op 25

No 11

flat major(1838) from S anini Etudes

Op.2 No.1 (1909)

Ballade No.3 in A lat

Op.47 (1840-41) m Sonata No.5. Op.53 major (1907

Sonata in E major, Op.109

1.Vivace, ma non troppo Prestissimo 3. Andante molto

cantabile ed espressivo Polonaise-Fantaisie in major, Op.61 (1845-46)Aflat

Ginastera Sonata (1952) B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart A, C; Brahms C A.C: Wolf A, B Schumann B, B, D; Schubert Mahler C, D

Philhamonic, Mos cow State, National Orchestra of Canada and Camerata

B Piano Quintet

Academica of Salzburg.

Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Brahms

Repertoire Stage 1 Bach


(1832-36) No.2 in E





Maestoso. Allegro con tr appassionalo 2. Arie Muros Verdes (1951) ed


1974 1st Prize Rhode Island International Master Pianists Competition in USA.

Recitals and concerts in Mexico, Belgium, Costa Italy, USSR, Poland, Czechoslovakia,

Sonata in C min Op

(1822) 1.

Schumann (1842)

Stage IV

Prelude & Fugue in E major,

Cminor, K491 (1786) D minor, Op.15 (1854-58)

No.1 in

Book 2 (1744)

Antony Peebles


Antony Peebles was born in Kent, England in 1946 and was educated at Westminister School and Trinity College, Cambridge. In London he studied with Peter Katin for four years, and then received a French Government Scholarship to study with Yvonne Lefebure and more recently with Jeremy Siepmann. Apart from solo recital and concerto work, Mr Peebles gives lecture recitals in schools and has recently formed a sonata duo with violinist Johrn Georgiadis.

Awards 1971 Winner of the BBC Piano Competition 1972 Winner of the Debussy Competition in St. Germain-en-Laye


Has appeared with various orchestras-Royal Philharmonic, New Philharmonic, Halle and

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He has given many broad casts and has played several times at the Royal Festival Hall and Albert Hall. He has toured in Mauritius, Bermuda,

3 Burn Stage II 1 Three Etudes

Chopin Liszt

3 Scriabin

Prelude and Nocturne, for the

Nuit (1908)

left hand, Op.9 No.2 Stage IlI A Recital Rachmaninov Ravel


1. Allegro assai 2. Andante con moto 3. Allegro ma non



1. Cloches a travers lesteul 2. Et la lune descends sur ie


Etude No.10 Legende No.2 (1863) St. Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots


Campanella, La Paganini Etudes (1838)


No.3 from Six

B Lieder Accompaniment A, C; Brahms B, D; Schubert A, C Mozart Wolf A, D, Schumann B, D; Mahler B, C B Piano Quintet

(Appassionata) (1804)


Gaspard de la Nuit (1908) Book 2 (1907)


Stage IV

Prelude & Fugue in E major, Book 2 (1744) Sonata in F minor, Op.57

Prelude inG minor, Op 23 (1903-4) from Ondine and Le Gibet

Poissons o r emple qui fut 3.

1 Bach

2 Beethoven


Op.18 No.1 (1918) Scarbofrom Gaspard de la



G flat major, Op.25 No.9 (1832-36 Transcendental Etude No.9 in A flat major, Ricordanza

Bartok 2 Ravel

Hong Kong, Macao, France, Poland, India,

Africa and Arab States.He recently made his debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hal.

Four studies from Six Studies.


Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Brahms

Schumann (1842)

Cminor, K.491 (1786) No.1 in D minor, Op.15


Irina Plotnikova


Irina Plotnikova was born in Moscow on 23

August, 1954. She enrolled in 1961 at the Central Musical School in Professor T.

Manuilsky 's class. From 1970 she studied under Professor R. Kerera.

Conservatoire under Professor R. Kerera where she is at present studying.


3 Kabalevsky



Variations 9efrieuses inD ninor,Op 54 (1841)

Liszt Sonata in B minor (1852-53) B Lieder Accornpaniment Wof A, B, Schumann B, C, Mahler B,D B Piano Quintet Schumann



Concertos 1 Mozart


2 Haydn


Mozart A, D, Brahms C, D, Schubert A, C.

She enrolled in 1972 at the Moscow state

1 Bach


2 Tchaikowsky

Prelude &Fugue in C sharp minor (Bok 1 or 2 to be notified)

Dminor, K.466 (1785) No.2 in Gmajor, Op.44 (1879-80)

Sonata in E flat major (No. to be notified) Rondo (1958)


1 Three Etudes

Chopin Liszt

Stravinsky 2 Liszt 3 Prokofiev

Aminor, Op.10 No.2 (1829-32) No.2 in Eflat major from Six Paganini Etudes (1838) Etude F sharp major, Op.7

No.4 (1908 Rhapsodie Espagnole (1863)

Toccata, Op.11 (1912)

Margaret Powell

Australia Stage I

Margaret Powell was born in Sydney in 1957 and attended the Sydney Conservatorium High School for sixyears.In 1976 she gained a High Distinction for her Teacher's Diploma, giving recitals in both piano and cello. She is presently studying piano with Nancy Salas and cello with John Painter.

1 Three Etudes

Chopin Liszt


2 Chopin

3 Bartok

1976 State winner of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition Winner of the first prize, Dom Polski Piano Competition held in Adelaide

Appearances several times with the Sydney Has appeared

Symphony, the Australian Chamber and the Australian Youth Orchestras. She was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra for its 1975 Asian tour.

2 Mozart 3 Banks


Suite Op.14 (1916) 3. Allegro molto 4. Sostenuto

Stage IlI A Recital


Fantasia: Adagio. Sonata:1.MoltoAllegro 2. Adagio 3. Allegro Assai Liszt

Book 2 (1744) Sonata in B flat major, K.333 1.Allegro 2. Adante cantabile 3. Allegretto grazioso

Pezzo Dramatico 1953)


Sonata in B minor (1852-53)

Accompaniment Beder Mozart A, D; Brahms B, D; Schubert A, B; Wolf A, C, Schumann C, D; Mahler B, C

B Piano Quintet

Shostakovich (1940)

Stage IV Concertos

1 Mozart 2 Brahms

Prelude& Fuguein C major,

Fantasia & Sonata in C minor

(K.475, K.457) (1784-5)

Chosen to represent Australia in the Bartok/Liszt Seminar held in Budapest

1 Bach

(1829-32 Concert Etude No.2 Gnomenreigen (1862) Op.18 No.2(1918) Scherzo in B flat minor, Op.31 1.Allegretto 2. Scherzo


Repertoire Stage

Cmajor, Op.10 No.1

Cminor, K.491 (1786)

No.1 in D minor, Op.15 (1854-58)


Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts was born in Buckinghamshire, England in 1949. He was educated at the University of York and later studied at the London Royal Academy of Music with Vivian Langrish and Ruth Harte. He later studied with Fanny Waterman in Leeds.

Stage 1 Three Etudes Chopin

Debussy Prokoliev 2 Chopin 3 Bartok


1965 Winner of National Junior Piano Playing

Competition, London.


A Recital


1976 Semi-finalist at Geneva International



Has made many appearances at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, London, and has given concerts in Cologne and Frankfurt Conservatories with the Duke Plano Trio. He has given BBC broadcasts and he is currently preparing a series of illustrated talks for the BBC.

Repertoire 2 Beethoven


Prelude& Fuguein D major,


1 Mozart

Sonata in E flat major, Op.31 No.3 (1802) 1. Allegro2. Allegretto vivace

Allegro vivace .Rondo: Allegretto


Douze Etudes (1915 No.11 pour les Arpeges

composes, doigis, NO.5No.6 pour les huit

les LIsle joyeusepour (1904) Octaves B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart D, C; Brahms C, B, Wolf D, C, Schumann, A, B;Schubert B. A Mahler A, D B Piano Quintet Shostakovich (1 940) Stage IV



1 Bach

Sonata in A major, D.959 (1828)

1.Allegro 2. Andantino Scherzo:

Piano Competition.


Study in A minor, Op 25 No 11 (1832-36) No.8 Pour les Agrernents (1915) Op.2, Ballade No.3 inNoA4(1909) Op.47 (1840-41) najor, Sonata (1926)

2 Beethoven

C minor, K.491 No.4 in G


(1786) major, Op.58

3. Menuelto: Moderato e

grazioso 4. Presto con fuoco 3 Britten

Night-piece (1963)

Kimberly Schmidt USA KimberlySchmidt was born in llinois in 1950.

3 Barber


1.Allegroenergico 2. Allegro

After graduating from high school he received a scholarship to the Eastman

Vivace e leggiero 3. Adagio mesto 4.Allegro con spirito (Fuga)

School of Music where he studied with Eugene List. In addition to scholarships to various summer festivals in the US and

Europe, he won the Frances Toye Exchange Scholarship to the Royal College of Music London where he worked with Cyril Smith. He later returned to Eastman where he gained

his Master's degree and Performer's Certificate.


1 Three Etudes


Eflat minor, Op.39, No.5 Op.18, No.1 (1918) Ballade No.1 in G minor,

3 Scriabin

Sonata No.4 in F sharp

Semi-finalist in the International Leventritt

Op.30 (1903)



1.Andante 2. Prestissimo Stage ll A Recital Beethoven


Debut recitals in Chicago's Orchestra Hall and London's Wigmore Hall, and also given recitals in Italy and Belgium. He has also performed regularly in chamber music and


danseuses, No.6 General Lavine, No.7 La terrase des audiences du clair de lune, No.8 Ondine, No.12 FeUX d'artifice

Repertoire Prelude&Fuguein B minor,


in A major, K.331


1. Theme and Variations 2. Menuetto and Trio 3. Rondo

Preludes Nos. 3,4,6,78,12 from Book2 (1910-13) No.3 La puerta del vino, No.4 Les Fées sont exquises

as an accompanist.

Book 2 (1744)

Sonata in A major, Op.10 1. Allegretto, ma non troot 2. Vivace alla marcia 3.Adagio, ma nontropp0,C0 effetto: Allegro


2 Mozart



1972 Winner of the Society of American Musicians Allied Arts Piano Contest


A minor, Op.10 No.2 (1829-32)

Rachmaninov Bartok 2 Chopin


1 Bach

Sonata in Eflat minor, Op.26

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A,C., Brahms B, D; Schubert B, C; Wolf C, D Schumann A, B; Mahler A, D

B Piano Quintet

Brahms (1864)

Stage IV 1 Mozart 2 Brahms

D minor, K.466 (1785) No.1 in D minor, Op.15



Diane Selmon


Diane Selmon was born in Sydney in 1948. She attended the Sydney Conservatorium High School and later with first class honours for both graduated the Performer's and Teacher's Diplomas. She studied Salas. She has studied in the USAwith Nancy Claudio Arrau and has attended with master classes with many distinguished including Brendel in Vienna and pianists Skoda and Demus in London. BaduraDiane Selmon has taught She participated in extensively. the Munich International Piano


in 1975.

Awards 1968 Highly commended in the State Finals of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal


Awarded a German Government

Scholarship twice for study in Germany

Appearances She has played on numerous occasions with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney String Quartet, given solo Australia and USA and broadcast recitals in frequently for the ABC. Repertoire

3 Sitsky

Stage1 1 Three Etudes Chopin

Debussy Prokofiev

2 Liszt

3 Bartok

Stage Il

Prelude &Fuguein Gsharp

minor, Book 1 (1722)

Sonata in C major, Op2 No3 95) 1. Allegro brio 2. Adagio 3. Scherz0:con Allegro 4. Allegro assai Fantasia in of Petri (1962) Memory Egon F major, Op.10 No. 8, Pour les


Agrements (1915) Op.2 No.4 (1909) Ballade No.2 in B minor Two Rumanian Dances (1853) Op.8a (1909-10)

A Recital


Iberia Book 1; Evocation, El




Puerto, Fete-Dieu a Seville

Sonata in G minor, Op.22 (1833-38)

1. Vivacissimo 2. Andantino

3. Scherzo 4. Rondo

Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat

major, Op.22 (1834) B Lieder


Mozart A.B; Brahms C, D; Schubert B, C;

Wolf A, B, Schumann C, D; Mahler A, D,

B Piano Quintet



2 Beethoven

Stage V

Brahms (1864)


1 Mozart

2 Rachmaninov

C minor K.491 (1786) Concerto No.3 in D minor,

Op.30 (1909)

Laszlo Simon

Sweden Stage l

Laszlo Simon was born in Hungary in 1948 and studied at the Bela Bartok Conservatoire.

1 Three Etudes


In 1966 he emigrated to Sweden and for five years studied in Stockholm and Hanover with Hans Leygraf. He also studied with Claudio Arrau in Bonn and llona Kabos in New York and London. He is presently teaching at the Staat Hochschule fur Musik und Theater,

2 Liszt 3 Bartok


Stage Ill

Awards 1971 1st (equal) Prize-Casagrande' International Piano Competition 1975 3rd Prize-Busoni' International Piano

Competition Appearances

He has given recitals in many European countries with broadcasts and television appearances in Sweden, Germany and ltaly.



A Recital Beethoven


B Piano Quintet

2 Schumann

Book 2 (1744) Sonata in F minor, Op.57

(Appassionata) (1804)

1.Allegro assai2.Andante con moto 3. Allegro ma non troppo

3 Back

The professors unfinished


One from 4 Etudes Op.7


Mephisto Waltz Sonata (1926)

Sonata in D minor, Op.31 No.2

3. Allegretto

Sonata in B minor (1852-53)

Brahms (1864)

Stage IV


2 Beethoven


B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart B, C; Brahms B, C, Schubert A, D; Wolf A, C; Schumann B, D; Mahler A, D

Concertos 1 Mozart Prelude & Fugue in C minor,

ranscendental Etude No.12 in B flat minor, Chasse-neige,

(1802) 1.Largo:Allegro 2. Adagio

Repertoire Bach

Bminor, Op.25 No.10 (1832-36)

C minor, K.491 (1786) A minor, Op.54 (1841/45)


Gary Steigerwalt

Gary Ste igerwailt was born in the USA in 1950 He studied at the Juilliard School with Irwin Freundlich from 1968 to 1976 where he

Repertoire Stage


2 Beethoven

received the Juilliard Alumni Association Scholarship and the Olga Samaroff

Stage I1

International Piano Competition

1 Three Etudes


1st Prize-Artists Advisory Councilof


Chicago Inte rnational Auditions


1974 Winner of Madeleine Malraux Award of the Concert Artists' Guild


performance atthe Liszt-Bartok International Piano Competition in Budapest

2 Liszt 3 Bartok

Stagel A Recita Mozart

Special award for most outstanding Interpretation of Bartok at the same





1.Presto 2. Largoe mesto


Scholarship. Awards 1972 Baldwin Prize-University of Maryland

1976 2nd Prize-Special Prize best Bartok


in D sharpD 2 ninor, BookFugue Sonata in D rm (17A4) .Op.10 No3 (1896-98)

Menueto. Allegro 4, Rondo


Sonata Brevis (1963)

Brninor, Op.25 No. 10 (1832-36) Eflat 33

minor, Op No.6 Op.18 No.1 (1918)


Mephisto Waltz

Improvisations, Op.20 (1920 Fantasy in C minor, K.475 Piano Variations (1930) Etudes Symphoniques, Op.13 (1834)

Top prizes in competitions sponsored by Portland Symphony, the New York Federation of Music Clubs, An Hour of Music, the Piano Teachers Congress of New York,

B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart C, D; Brahms A, Schubert A, Wolf A, C:; Schumann 8, B, D; Mahler C, DB B Piano Quintet Brahms (1864)

and the National Arts Club.

Stage IV

Appearances He has

1 Mozart 2 Schumann


recorded for ORTF in Paris and given numerouS recitals in the US and abroad. He has appeared with many orchestras in the

Dminor, K.466 (1785) A minor, Op.54 (1841-45)

States and recently recorded the Walter Piston Concertino for Piano and Chamber Orchestra.

Marioara Trifan


Marioara Trifan was born in the USA in 1950. She received her musical training at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Eleanor Sokoloff and later at the Juilliard School, New York, where she worked with Mme. Rosina Lhevinne and received her Bachelors' and Masters' degrees. Between 1972 and 1974 she worked at the

Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna under the

late Professor Dieter Weber. She has also participated in master classes by Vladimir

Ashkenazy and Wilhelm Kempff. In 1974 and 1977 she was a member of the jury of the International Competition 'Premio Jaen' in


Repertoire Stage


2 Beethoven

1. Allegro

3. 3 Menin

Stage l

She has won numerous awards in the USA and also been prize winner in the Busoni

Chopin Rachmaninov Messiaen Liszt 3 Scriabin


Beethoven Competition in Vienna. Prokofiev

Tschaikovsky Competition, Moscow a

F major, Op.10 No.8

(1829-32) Op.39 No.6 (1916-17)

Neumes rythmiques (1949) Mephisto Waltz

Sonata No.5, Op.53 (1907) Sonata in A flat major, Op.110 espressiVO 2. Allegro molto 3. Adagio, ma non troppo 4. Allegro, ma non troppo Sonata No.8 in B flat major

Op.84 (1939-40) 1. Andante dolce 2.Andante

Prize Winner in the

International Competition 'Premio Dino Ciani' in Milan Between 1973 and 1975 placed first in all the International Competitions in Spain

Toccata (from 5 Piano Pieces) (1951)

(1821) 1. Moderato cantabile, molto

Competition in Lisbon and the International




A Recital

Competition in Italy, the Vianna da Motta

1974 Finalist in the Fifth International

con brio 2.

Scherzo: Allegro 4. Allegro

1 Three Etudes

Stage Ill


Prelude & Fugue in C minor, Book 1 (1722) sharp Sonata in C major, Op.2 No.3 (1795)

sOgnando 3. Vivace 4. Allegro Den marcalo

B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart A, D: Brahms B, C; Schubert A, B; Wolt B, C Schumann C., D; Mahler A. D

1976 Finalist International Competition, Montreal

Stage IV


1 Mozart

D minor, K.466 (1785)

2 Prokofiev

No.2 in G minor, Op.16 (1914)

B Piano Quintet

Schumann (1842)


Has performed in the USA, Europe, Africa

and the USSR. 32

Renate Turrini

Australia Repertoire

Renate Turrini was born in 12 years of age she won Sydney in 1956. At a scholarship to study at the Elder Conservatoriurn of Music at the University of Adelaide with Clemens Leske. In 1974 she was awarded an Australia Council grant to study in Europe. After initial studies in Rome with Guido Agosti, she was as a accepted student in the Polish State Academy of Music under Professor Maria



Awards 1971 Winner of State finals, ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition 1972 Beta Sigma Phi



Commonwealth winner of Australian

Bach 2



Meale Stage 1

Predde& Fgenfmurrs. Bri 1 (1722) Inata n E fat rna

H o 52

uatons (1971)

1 Three Etudes



A 1lat majpr, Op 10 No 10

1829 32)

No.11.pour les Arpegs

Messiaen 2 Chopin

Composes (1915) le de Feu1(1950)

3 Takemitsu

Op.39 (1839)

Scherzoin Gsharp anor For Away (1973)

Stage l A Rectal

Broadcasting Commission 'Instrumental and

Bach B Lieder

Appearances Renate

D. Brahms B, D: Wolf A, D, Schumann A, Schubert B, C B; Mahler A,C B Piano Quintet Brahms

vocal Competition'

Turrini has peformed throughout Australia with all major orchestras and for national radio and TV. In

Europe she has given recitals in Austria,

Geneva and for the Chopin Society in

Goldberg Variations (1742) Accompaniment Mozart C.

Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Beethoven

Bflat major, K.595 (1791) No.4 in G major, Op.58



Eleanor Amado


Stage IV

Philippines Stagell 1 Three Etudes

Eleanor Amado was born in Quezon City, Philippines. From 1968 to 1976 she was a scholarship student at the Juiliard School in New York studying with Mieczyslaw Munz.


C sharpminor,Op.10 No.4


829-132) Etude de Concert 'La



FSharpmajor, Op.7 No.4 (1908) Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

Awards 1969 Winner-International Rostrum of Young Interpreters in Paris


Sonata No.5, Op.53 (1907)

1972 Winner-Beethoven Emperor Concerto Competition at the Juilliard School

Stage Ill A Recital Schumann

Variations on the name Abegg.

1973 1 st Prize-4th International

Competition, Chicago




Before leaving for the United States, she gave many concerts in the Philippines, and appeared with various orchestras in Manila. New York, Washington and Florida.

(1910) Prelude in Gsharpminor, Op.32, No.12 (1910) Barber

EXCursions, 4 pieces, Op.20

(1944) 1.Un poc0 Allegro 2. In slow Glazunov

blues tempo 3. Allegretto 4. Allegro molto Sonata No.1 in B flat minor,



B Lieder Accompaniment Prelude & Fugue in E flat

major, Book 1 (1722)

Mozart A, B; Brahms C, D; Schubert A, C; Wolf C, D; Schumann A, B; Mahler B, D

Sonata inE flat major,

B Piano Quintet

Op.31, No.3 (1802)

Stage IV

1. Allegro 2. Allegretto vivace 3. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso 4. Presto con fuoco

3 Buencamino

Prelude in D major, Op.23 No.4 Prelude in C major, Op.32, No.1

In America she has given many recitals in

2 Beethoven

Op.1 (1830) (1903-4)

1st Prize for Most Outstanding Female Student of piano at the Juilliard School

Stage 1 Bach


Ang Larawan


Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Chopin

Schumann (1842)

D minor, K.466 (1785) No.1 in E minor, Op.11 (1830)


Daniel Blumenthal

2 Beethoven

West Germany in 1952. He began his studies in Paris then moved to the USA He returned to Paris and continued studies with MIle Madeleine Charles, Mlle Suzzanne

Demarquez at the Conservatoire and Mme Poncin at the Ecole Normale de Musique. He later returned to the US and studied with Charles Crowder at the University of

Michigan School of Music. In 1971-72 he enrolled at the Michigan School of Music, and

received the Elsa Gardner Stanley Scholarship and the John Wolaver Memorial Scholarship. Later he attended master classes with Leon Fleisher. In 1974 he studied orchestral conducting with Pierre Dervaux at the Ecole Normale de Musique in

3 Lees

Stage 1 Three Etudes Chopin


3rd Prize-Portland Symphony Orchestra/Unionmutual Young Artist Award for Pianists



major, Op 10 No 3 1.Presto 2. Largo e mesto 3. Menuelto Allegro 4. Rondo Allegro Odyssey (1970) C


(1829-32)rninor, Op.1O No4 No.1 pour les cinque doigts


Op 2 No.3 (1909)

3 Stockhausen


Stage I

Ballade No4 in F rminor, Op 52 Klavierstuck iX (1955)

A Recital

Chopin Brahms Ravel

Sonata No.3 (1844)

in B

minor, Op.58

1.Allegromaestoso Largo Presto, 2. Scherzo tanto 3.


Variations & Fuguenon on a Theme by Handel, Op.24 (1861) Alborada de Grazioso, No.4 from Miroirs (1905)

B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart A, C; Brahms D; Schubert B, Wolf A, B; Schumann A, C, D; Mahler B. DC

B Piano Quintet

He has given numerous recitals in North America, Germany and Paris, and has made three LP recordings with Viennese pianist Professor Hans Kann.


2 Chopin


Awards 1977 1st Prize in North Carolina Symphony Young Artists Competition

Sonata in


Daniel Blumenthal was born in Landstuhl,

Schumann (1842)

Stage IV


1 Mozart1 2 Schumann

B flat A

Sonata in F minor, Op.57 Appassionata) (1804)

major, K.595 (1791)

minor, Op.54 (1841-45)

Repertoire Stage 1 Bach

Prelude& Fugue in B flat minor, Book 2 (1744)

Pawel Checinski


2 Beethoven

Pawel Checinski was born in Poland in 1946 He received his Diploma with Honours from the Music Academy in Warsaw in 1969 and

3 Sculthorpe

latergraduated from the Juilliard School in New York in 1973. In 1976 he received his

Stage lI 1 Three Etudes

1.Allegro assai 2. Andante con troppo

moto 3. Allegro ma non Sonatinaa

Doctor of Musical Arts degree.



Awards 1967 Prizewinner in the Smetana International Competition in Czechoslovakia


(1832-36) Transcendental Etude No.10 in F minor

1968 1st Prize-National Classical Music

Competition, Poland


2 Chopin

3 Prokofiev

Auditions, New York 1973 A Prizewinner at Second International Piano Competition of Guanabara in Rio de Janeiro and awarded Rachmaninov Prize for

best performance ofa Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini 1975 Ravel Centennial Medal-First Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition in Cleveland.

Appearances Concerts throughout Europe, Canada, USSR, USA, and South America.

Repertoire Stage 1 Bach

minor, Book 1 (1722)


Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38 (1836-39) Sonata No.7 in B flat major, caloroso3. Precipitato

Stage Il A Recital


Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52


Gaspard de la nuit (1908)


Three Movements from Petrouchka (1921)


1. Ondine 2. Le Gibet 3. Scarbo

1. Danse Russe 2. Chez

Petrouchka 3. La Semaine grasse

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, C, Brahms C, D: Schubert A, B; Wolf A, D; Schumann B, D; Mahler B, C B Piano Quintet

Shostakovich (1940)

Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart

Prelude & Fugue in E flat


Op.2 No.4 (1909)

Op.83 (1939-42) 1. Allegro inquieto 2. Andante

1970 Special Award at 8th Chopin International Competition, Warsaw

1972 1st Prize-Concert Artists Guild Annual

sharp minor, Op 25 No.6


Dminor, K.466 (1785)

No.3 in D minor, Op30 (1909)

l Poland Stage 1 Three Etudes

Bogdan Czapiewski

born in North with Maria Poland in 1949. He studied piano Tolwinska and later with Krystyna from the State Jastrzebska. He graduated Music in Gdansk in Poland of Academy Prolessor Zbigniew where he studied with awarded an was He recently Sliwinski. the Chopin Society, artistic scholarship from

Bogdan Czapiewski


Chopin Usz


1973 1st Prize-International

6th Prize-International Lisbon.

Op2 No.4 (1909) minor,

Scherzo No.3 in C sharp

3 Prokofiev

Sonata No2 in D minor Op.14

Op 39 (1839)


1. Allegro, ma non troppo

2. Scherzo 3. Andante

A Recital


Piano Competition,

1976 8th Prize-11th International


Competition, Montreal.


4. Presto


Sonata No.3 in F minor, Op.5 (1853)

1.Allegro maestoso

2. Andante3.Scherzo:Allegro energico 4. Intermezz0

recorded for Polish Radio.


Sonata in B flat minor, Op35 1. Grave: Doppio movimento 2. Scherzo 3. Marche Funebre

Appearances Poland and has Has given concerts all over

Andante molto 5. Finale: Allegro moderalo ma rubalo

B Lieder Accompaniment


minor, Book 1 (1722)

Sonata in A major, Op.101


1. Allegretto, ma non troppo Marcia Vivace alla 2.3. Adagio, ma non troppo, con

affefto: Allegro

Mozart A, C:; Brahms B, D; Schubert C,


Wolf A, 8, Schumann B. D; Mahler A, C

B Piano Quintet Stage IV Concertos

1 Mozart 2 Rachmaninov

Schumann (1842)

C minor, K.491 (1786)

No.3 in D minor, Op.30 (1909)

Sonata No. 2 (1953)

Manana Doidzashvili

USSR Stage 1 1 Three Etudes

Manana Doidzashvili was born in Tbilisi on November 1947 and commenced music

5th the studies at the age ot 7. On completion of enroled at the school she musical primary School of Music as a pupil of M.

Chavchanidze State She commenced studies at the Tbilisi Conservatoire of MusiC as a pupil of Professor T. Ameredzibi. She was a the postgraduate student trom 1971-73 at

Chopin Debussy

She has been teaching since 1973 at the Department for Special Pianoforte at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire

2 Chopin 3 Prokofiev

Visions fugitives Op 22

Op.31 (1837)


Stage ll A Recital Schumann


Wolf C, D, Schumann B, C; Mahler A, B


Concertos 1 Mozart 2 Schumann


She has appeared with the

Georgia State

Philharminic Orchestra and in recitals in

USSR and abroad.

Repertoire Stage

1 Bach

Prelude & Fugue in Fmajor,

2 Mozart

Book l Sonata No.9 in D major

3 Takhtakhishvili

Alazan valley


Mozat's The Marriage of

Figaro' (1842)

Awards 1970 Laureate, Bucharest International

Competition, Czechoslovakia.

Humoresque (1839) Fantasy on two themes from

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart A, D; Brahms A, D, Schubert C, D; B Piano Quintet

Smetana International Piano

F major, Op.10 No.8 (1829-32) No. 7, pour les Degrés

chromatiques (1915) lle de Feu (1950) Scherzo No2 in B flat minor,


Tbilisi Conservatoire

1974 1st Prize,




Competition, Bolzano, Italy


No 2

Aminor (1838/rev 51)

4. Vivace


2 Beethoven


Transcendental Etude

2 Chopin


Stage 1 Bach

Aminor, Op 25 No.11

Schumann (1842)

Stage IV

D minor, K.466 (1785)

Aminor, Op.54 (1841-45)


Vanya Elias-Jose

in Sao Paulo in Elias-Jose w a s born Vanya recital at the age ol 7 lirst her 1949.She gave Art ona Gallery. ln 1969 at the Sao Pauo Government scholarship given by the French Paris with Magda Tagliaferro, she studied in S u z a n n e Roche and Vlado Perlemeuler, in D e s c h a u s 5 e e s . She studied Monique London with Maria Curcio. Awards

1969 Silver


at the


tage I Three Etudes



Scriabin Stravinsky 2 Chopin 3 Prokoliev

D sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

(1894) Crninor, Op.7 No.1 (1908) Ballade No.1 in G ninor, Op 23 (1831-35)

Sonata No.3 in A rninor (1907-17)


A Recital Mozart


Etude in F minor Op.25 No 2


Sonata in C minor K.457

Competilion, Vercelli, Italy


1972 Gold Medal, International Piano

3.Allegro assai


Barcelona, Spain Competition, Maria Canals'

1974 Winner of International Competition, Sao Paulo


Chopin Villa-Lobos

No. 2

given recitals extensively in ltaly, France

Spain, Germany, England, Brazil, South

America and India.

Repertoire Prelude & Fugue in F minor, Book 2 (1744) Sonala in C minor,Op.111


1. Maestoso: Allegro con brio ed appassionalo 2. Ariela

(Jungle Feslival)

B Lieder Accompaniment Mozart B, D; Brahms B, D; Schubert A, C; Wolf A, C, Schumann A, B; Mahler C, D B Piano Quintet Brahms (1864) Stage IV Concertos 1 Mozart Cminor K.491 (1786)) A 2 Schumann (1841-45)

minor Op.54

Variations on a theme of Mulher Rendeira (1953)

3. Lacerda

Gustave Fenyo


Gustave Fenyo was born in Uruguay in 1950. 1965 where

He settled in Sydney, Australia in

he finished his school studies at the Sydney Conservatorium High School, obtaining a Performer's and Teacher's Diploma in 1969

Stage II 1 Three Etudes

Chopin Liszt

Awards 1969 Winner ABC Instrumental and Vocal

in Fminor(1838/rev.51)

Op.18 No.2 (1918) Ballade in F minor, Op.52

3 Bartok

Sonata (1926)


Stage Ill Bach

1971 Overseas study scholarship 1973 Received a gra1t from the Australia


numerous broadcasts in Australia and overseas. He has appeared frequently in solo0

religieuses (1849)

Edwards Brahms

Wolf C. D: Schumann C, D; Mahler A, B

B Piano Quintet



1. Maestos0: Allegro con brio

ed appassionato 2. Arietta

Coruscations (1971)


Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op24


Stage IV


Monos lI (1971)

B Lieder Accompanirnment Mozart C,D, Brahms A, B, Schubert A, B;


Prelude & Fugue in A flat major, Book 2 (1744) Sonata in C minor, Op.111

Funerailles No.7 from

Harmonies poetiques et

Appearances Has played several times as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and has done

Italian Concerto in F major


Council to study at the Franz Liszt Academy

of Music, Budapest

3 Meale

Transcendental Etude No.10

A Recital


2 Beethoven

C sharp minor, Op.10 No.4


Bartok 2 Chopin

with Nancy Salas.

Stage 1 Bach

Frorn Ciclo Brasileiro, Four

Impressoes Seresteiras (Minstrel Impressioons) No. 3 Festa no Sertao


2 Beethoven

Ballade in F minor No.4, Op.52


pieces (1936-37)

and has Has appeared with many orchestras

Stage Bach

Molto allegro 2. Adagio

1 Mozart 2 Schumann

Schunann (1842)

D minor, K.466 (1785) A minor, Op.54 (1841-45)

Philip Fowke

England StageI

Philip Fowke was born in Amersham, 1Three Eludes England in 1950 and began playing the piano Chopin Gflat major, Op 25 No.9 at five years. At 16 he was awarded (1832-36) a ebussy scholarship to study with Gordon Green at No.12, pour les Accords (1915) Prokofiev Opus 2 No.1 (1909) the Royal Academy of Music. Whilst at 2 Liszt the Mephisto Waltz 3 Bartok Academy he won all the major piano prizes 15Hungarian Peasant Songs and represented the Academy in a recital at (1913) Stage Ill

the Paris Conservatoire.

A Recital

Awards 1973 Won National Federation of Music

Societies' Award for Young Concert Artists 1974 2nd Prize in BBC Piano Competition 1976 Winston Churchill Fellowship Award


Has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall in

London, performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Northern

Symphony Orchestra, English National Orchestra, Leicestershire Schools


Etudes Symphoniques (with

the 5 posthumous



Op.13(1834) Alouette


Islamey (1869)

B Lieder Accompaniment

Mozart B, D; Brahms C, D; B, C: Wolf A, C, Schumann A, D; Schubert Mahler A,B B Piano Quintet Brahms (1864) Stage IV


1 Mozart 2 Rachmaninov

Symphony Orchestra. Has toured in France

B flat major, K.595 No.3 in D minor,


Op.30 (1909)

and Denmark and has recorded with the Scottish National Orchestra.

Repertoire Stage Bach

Prelude& Fugue in C sharp minor, Book 1 (1722)


Sonata No.38 in F,

3 McCabe

(Hob.XVI/23) Variations Op.22


Alexei Golovin

Switzerland Stagel

Alexei Golovin was born in Moscow in 1945. From 1951 to 1964 he attended the Central Music School in Moscow. For the next five years he attended the Moscow State

Conservatoire where he studied piano with Mikail Sokolov. In 1972 he went to live in Geneva with his Swiss wife. He continued his studies at the Geneva Conservatoire with Harry Datyner and since graduating there he has studied with Nikita Magaloff.

1 Three Etudes

Chopin Debussy

Stravinsky 2 Liszt

3 Scriabin

Competition, Italy.

Appearances Has given recitals in England, France and Switzerland. Has appeared with Suísse-

Romande Orchestra. Repertoire

Stage 1 Bach 2 Beethoven

Prelude& Fugue in E flat, Book 2(1744) Sonata in E major, Op.109 (1820) 1. Vivace, ma non troppo 2. Prestissimo 3. Andanle molto cantabile ed espressivo

3 Tshedrin

Basso Ostinato (1970)


No.11,Pour les Arpeges composes (1915) F sharp major, Op.7 No.4


Mephisto VWaltz

Sonata No.5, Op.53 (1907)

Stage lI

A Recital Prokofiev

Sonata No4 in C minor, Op.29


Awards 1974 2nd Prize-Casagrande International Piano Competition, Italy 1976 6th. Prize-Busoni International Piano

G sharp minor, Op.25 No.k


1. Allegro molto sostenuto 2. Andante assai 3. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo Scriabin

TWo poems, Op.32 No. 1 &2


Sonata in B minor (1852-53) Liszt B Lieder ACCompaniment Mozart A. B; Brahms B, D; Schubert A, D; Wolf D, C; Schumann B, C; Mahler A, C B Piano Quintet Stage IV Concertos Mozart 2 Rachmaninov

Schumann (1842)

Bflat major, K.595(1791) No.3 in D minor, Op.30 (1909)

Australia's Piano Tradition

Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.


We know that piano playing went on in this COuntry from the early 1790's when Surgeon

further successful appearances as pianist and conductor he entered on a career as

not long after, Elizabeth Macarthur was able

one of the most distinguished faculty

Worgan landed an early piano and when,

to announce to a friend that she was making

satistactory progress in playing God Save

the King and Foot's Minuet. Curiously enough it seems as if AUstralians had more opportunity to hear talented violinists in the early part of the nineteenth century than to hear pianists of comparable quality. The earliest intimations for the colonists of what

members of the Juilliard School of Music in

Juilliard from 1937 until 1945. Australia, in other words, has by no means been always on the receiving end when it comes to giving instruction in the piano at a high level. At the same time as Hutcheson was to the very highest positions in the


Juilliard School in New York, two

piano perfomance appear to have been provided by some visiting English composer-pianists, including Charles Horsley and Charles Packer. The first piano soloist of some eminence to reach the

distinguished Australian musicians were exercising enormous influence through their at the leading institutions in

Halle. Paderewski was here in the early

years of the twentieth century, followed soon after by Theresa Carreño. Backhaus

came twice, in

1926 and

1930, Brailowsky in

. lgnaz Friedman 1929 and Schnabel in also came on tour in 1927 but, unlike most of his colleagues, remained in the country and ended his career here in 1949. Isadore


London: Arthur Benjamin, comp0ser and pianist, at the Royal College of Music, where his pupils included Benjamin Britten; William Murdoch, noted both for his solo

playing and for his exceptional sympathy in chamber music, at the Royal Academy of

Music, where he was professor of piano from 1930 to 1936. Another child prodigy to

piano concerto, played Debussy long before most other pianists had taken up his music, and, in short, had all the right credentials for an impoSing career in the concert hall. He was one of the leading artists of the age the reproducing pianc no and his rolls made in that period are still


deservedly prized by collectors. In his rather disappointed and dispirited old age he sometimes made remarks about music

and his own contribution to it that belie the practice of his early years.His playing was as full of character as his original

compositions and arrangements for keyboard. These compositions

appear in Australia in the colonial period

presupposed a firm attack and a

considerable spread of hand. My teacher,

time she was twelve. Bernard Shaw, during his years as a music critic in London in the

Alexander Sverjensky was another visitor

early 1890's, reviewed Elsie Hall's debut recitals in London at least three times. Here

expressed, in its most lasting form, not so

is what he said about her in a review dated

much through his own playing as through

May 25, 1892:

his long list of talented pupils at the New South Wales Conservatorium in Sydney.

.Miss Elsie Hall, who played a couple

who once studied briefly with Grainger, described his hands as ploughman's hands. They were the hands of a man whose grip on the piano was as decisive and exuberant as his attitude to music. I have no doubt at all that a number of pianists who have performed almost entirely in this country have been denied an

of movements from an early concerto of

international reputation only because they

Up to now most Australian pianists of ambition have felt the need to study and

Chopin's, and, for an encore his

have been distant from the major musical

Work overseas at some point in their career in order to measure themselves against

said matured,butshe is only thirteenremarkably since I heard her at Steinway Hall. She is a real, not a manufactured, "wonder child"

international standards. This is so even during the era, which began in the 1930's,

in which the Australian Broadcasting

Commission has arranged



by talented and eminent pianists from Overseas each year. The need to travel Overseas for a talented instrumentalist in this country in the nineteenth century was correspondingly greater. Among the first pianists to make the trip seems to have

been Frederick Ellard, son of a music-seller in George Street, Sydney, and himself a

Berceuse, hasimproved-Ihad almost centres where reputations are made and

Elsie Hall later studied at the Berlin Hochschule, won the Mendelssohn Scholarship there and worked not only with Ernst Rudolf but also under the supervision

Verne showed similar talent at a

comparably early age and returnedto Australia in 1898

returned early in the 1850's ready to communicate his newly earned fluency and

Australian pianist so far to have had her life

experience. As early as the 1870's and

retold in the form of a feature film. Her SUccess in London represented the prototype of ambition for many gifted youngsters learning the piano in this

Ellard went abroad in the 1840's and

1880's Australia was beginning to produce

representatives of the race of prodigy pianists. Ernest Hutcheson, born in Melbourne in 1871, gave evidence of his prowess as early as the age of five, appeared in public concerts at the age of

seven, toured with Melba at the age of twelve and entered the Leipzig

Conservatory at the age of fourteen. When he was nineteen he toured Australia


resumed studies in Germany, taught the piano at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin nd went to the United Staes to become pad of the piano department at the

disseminated. Two names stand out in this latter period, however, and I hope I give no offence to any other pianist if I restrict myself to mentioning these two. The first is the late Noel Mewton-Wood, another

Melbourne-born pianist whose death in London at the age of thirty-one cut short a remarkable career which included

study of the famous violinist Joachim. Much of her With Schnabel, effective advocacy of many modern composers, outstanding capacity later career was in South Africa. Adela

Una Bourne had a distinguished career as a pianist, Eileen Joyce a considerably celebrated one. Eileen Joyce is the only

composer and arranger as well as a pianist.


studied with Louis Pabst, James Kwast and Busoni in Germany, was a friend of Grieg and the most trusted interpreter of Grieg's

was Elsie Hall, born in Toowoomba and already making an impact in London by the

Goodman came in 1928 and also stayed. turned resident whose influence was to be

he is the leadingfigurein Australian composition, is Percy Grainger. Grainger was also a prodigy; and he may be said to have fulfilled the promise of his childhooc

New York, eventually becoming President of an even greater extent than Hutcheson He

cOuld be done at an advanced level of

country seems to have been Arabella Goddard, followed by Sir Charles and Lady

The greatest figure in Australian pianism

cOuntry. As we come nearer to the present day we have to omit most of the names of

accomplished pianists that deserve inclusion, not only because we would Commit some inadvertent injustice in

relation to pianists left out of the list but also because it becomes increasingly impossible to decide between the worth of those who have made careers in whole or part overseas and those who have stayed in Australia for the greater part of their pertorming careers. 38

in the performance of some of the most

taxing works of the twentieth century, and an intellectual stature which was reflected in

his playing and which made some of his Own compositions impressive and even

formidable even when they were not

particularly likable. No other Australian composer made an impact comparable to Mewton-Wood on a discerning public until the much more recent arrival of Roger Woodward as a pianist of truly original style and irresistible force of personality. Woodward can now be said to have attained the status of the catalyst in both performance and composition: he is the cause of music in others as well as in himself. It is because of his unique career that the Sydney International Piano competition has come to seem a logical extension of Australian musical development. Roger Covell Professor of Music University of New South Wales

Helen McKinnon

Queensland-born Helen McKinnon has established an international reputation for her refined and sensitive performances of Lieder and oratorios. She has appeared on concert platforms and on radio and television in the main centres of Europe, including

A successful tour of Asia and New Zealand

was followed in 1966 and 1969 by ABC tours of Australia, where she now lives. In 1971 Helen Mckinnon lectured at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and in 1972 she

joined the Sydney Conservatorium.

Berlin, Munich and Paris, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Twice an adjudicator for the ABC's

In Europe she has appeared with the Vienna

neiped to tound the National Lieder Society.

Symphony, Suisse Romande and Engish

Chamber orchestras, under such conductors

Helen McKinnoD embraces a wide range of style and technique, from Renaissance and

as Benjamin Briten, Raymond Leppard and

Baroque music through the traditional Lieder

Charles Mackerras. Erik Werba and Geoffrey Parsons have accompanied her in recitals.

repertoire to songs by such composers as Chausson, Schoenberg, and lves and the dramatic works of Berlioz, Falla and Sibelius. She has appeared in many ABC concerts and has cut a Liedder nd studio recordings Club. Earlier this year tor World Record OIsc worked in Salzburg with Nicholas she on the interpretation of Bach anoncourt cantatas, and presented vocal workshops

A State winner in the ABC's Concerto and

Vocal Competition, Helen McKinnon Subsequently became joint winner of a Joan Opera Hammond Scholarship at the London School and, after further studies in New York Vienna, was declared best student at the and Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg.


Instrumental and Vocal Competition, she



Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was formed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1936, as an ensemble of 1 7 players employed for radio studio performances. William Cade, an Adelaideborn musician who had worked in London

with Sir Thomas Beecham, was its first conductor.

Augmented by amateur musicians, it began appearing in a series of public concerts in 1937. Its first guest conductor was Professor Georg Schneevoigt, conductor of the Finnish National Orchestra. Over the years, a series of

distinguished guest conductors appeared

with the orchestra, increasing its skills and

confidence, and widening its repertoire. Sir

Malcolm Sargent, Eugene Ormandy, Ottoo Klemperer, Sir Thomas Beecham and Josef Krips were among them. In 1949 the orchestra was re-established as the South Australian Symphony Orchestra, 55 strong, and Henry Krips, younger brother of the late Josef Krips, became its resident conductor. During the next 23 years

biennial Adelaide

of Arts in Festival which the to

orchestra continues

play significant role The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra now has a full time strength of 64 players. For its main subscription season of 20 concerts each year it is augmented to between 75 and 80. a

The orchestra's other annualpublic concerts include a youth subscription series, a series of family concerts programmed to attract parents and children together, and regular choral concerts. In addition to numerous recordings made for the ABC's own sound library, the

orchestra has had commercial discs released by World Record Club, HMv, RCA Victor and the Festival labels. The orchestra's present Chief Conductor is an Israeli, Elyakum Shapirra. Its

Concertmaster since 1964 is Robert Cooper an Australian violinist with an international reputation as a chamber musician, and a

former leader of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

skilled professional symphony orchestra. He

The two concerts with the Australian Symphony Orchestra are presented with

relinquished the post in 1972, but still

assistance of the South Australian

appears as a guest conductor. The orchestra reverted to its original name in 1975.

Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Professor Krips moulded it into a highly

During the tenure of Henry Krips the

orchestra acquired a degree of international status with the inauguration in 1960 ofthe 40

Government in association with the


Elyakum Shapirra

1et Violins

Robert Co0per (Concen Mester Bogdan Kazimiercza

(ASsocale Cancet Maser) Brian Portor Meridith


Pauine Zesing Aphonse Anihony

James Ferguson Linda Edberg Rosernary MacPhal Svellana Minstchenko

Janel Snape Liniey Bramble

2nd Violins Stanley Hryniuk Donald Creedy Pauls Ezergailis Pranas Malukas

Carnel Hakendort Hugh Gordon Ena Wooderson Jenniler Newman Rita McAuliffe Julie Newman


Jean Munro Robenson Colins Juris Ezergail1s Diana Mitchell

Margaret Part1ngton June Berglas Eve TancIbudek

Celli Waldemar De Almeida Colin Fox

Arlurs Ezergailis Nandor Ferenczty

Anthony Sorgato Peter George Basses

John Fosler Arthur Bone Peter CassiOy Eugene Barnz Flutes Russell King Elzabeth Koch Susan Hacketl Piccolo

Chiet Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Elyakum Shapirra who returns to

Frankfurt where he has a guest contract for several performances each season. He was

Australia in 1977 for his third season

recently invited to conduct at Covent

Susan Hackett

continues to enjoy considerable international acclaim. He is noted for his forceful and

Garden-an offer he had to decline because of his Australian commitments.


dynamic conducting ability.

Last year he made his debut at the San Francisco Opera, an occasion that drew glowing Press acclaim from critics all over the USA.

Peter Webb Graham Crettenden

Noel Post

Cor Anglais Noel Post

Clarir Alan Bray Kenneth Wooldridge Bassoons

Chrispher Pooley Norman Lewis Horns

Stanley Fry Chtistopher Whitaker Eric Bramble

Cisetta Macleod

Trumpets Glenn Madden James Dempsey

Bruce Raymond Trombones Desmond Blundell Allred Mcleod

Bass Trombone

Per Cival Partungton


Born in Tel Aviv, Elyakum Shapirra won a conducting competition with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to study in the USA at Tanglewood and the Juilliard School of Music. He began his career in a brilliant fashion conducting the New York Philharmonic and in 1960 became Assistant Conductor of that orchestra. Guest appearances with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony and the Philadelphia and

Pittsburg Orchestras quickly tollowed Based in London in recent years he has progressively enhanced his reputation both in concerts and in opera. Mr. Shapirra has directed the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Stockholm and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras and four major London Orchestras.

His operatic activity in Europe has taken him to Stockholm, Hamburg. Cologne and

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Future engagements include ten concerts with the Residentie Orchestra of the Hague with one performance in the presence of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands. In Sweden he will conduct pertormances of

Puccini's Madam Buttertly with the Gothenburg Opera, tour with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and in Finland will conduct both the Finnish Radio and Helsinki Symphony Orchestras. Elyakum Shapirra successtuly entered the

recording field when he conducted the

London Symphony Orchestra in the first recording of the Symphony in C Minor by Bruckner for EMI

Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra is formed around a nucleus of thirteen string players, which have been augmented on this

OCcasion by wind and brass players. The Orchestra is designed to provide an outlet for leading musicians who do not have the opportunity to be involved in the performance of the chamber music repertoire The Orchestra aims to provide opportunities for young players to have chamber music and chamber orchestra experience without

having to seek employment in the larger symphony orchestra, before their artistic development has been achieved. In addition it allows young soloists to establish

themselves in Australia and overseas and acts as an incentive for the compositions of

chamber orchestra works for various Combinations by Australian composers. In 1976, the Orchestra undertook a concert

tour of the capital cities of Australia under the


direction of Neville Marriner, and mac recording for Cherry Pie.

In November of the same the Australian Chamber Orchestra touredyear Indonesia on


the Jakarta Arts Council by Dunhill sponsored International. There it in of the

performed Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Salatiga

and Bandung.

In January 1977 the Orchestra the Sydney Festival and later in appeared at the year will undertake an extensive tour of Australia witn

harpsichordist, Christopher Hogwood

Several Asian countries have invited Orchestra to give concerts in 1978.


The two concerts with the Australian

Chamber Orchestra are presented with the

assistance of The Peter Stuyvesant Trust

Robert Pikler

Robert Pikler received his musical training in Budapest,first under Eugene Ormandy, then at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music,

States, England, France, Holland,Italy Switzerland, Hungary and Austria

principally under Mandor Zsolt and Eugene

Leaving the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1966 he became Artistic Director and viola


player for the Sydney String Quartet.At the

As a violinist he toured extensively in same time he began teaching at the Sydney Central Europe, prior to taking his own Conservatorium of Music. orchestra to India in 1934. For the next 8 1969 saw Robert Pikler leaving the Sydney years he appeared as Director of the String Quartet and forming and conducting Orchestra and as Soloist in important concerthis own chamber orchestra. and radio work in India and the Far East. During the latter half of 1972 the Sydney In 1946, he took up residence in Sydney. As a

Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra was

leader of the Musica Viva Chamber Music

formed under his direction. He has toured

Players, he became engaged in a continuouS schedule of ensemble and solo Concert worK

Asian countries with the Orchestra wice in the last three years, and has just returne0

throughout Australia and New Zealand.

from conducting the first Asian Music Camp in the Philippines. Mr Pikler received the Brittannica Award of $10,000 in 1972 for his services to Australian music and in 1974 was awarded an O B.E.

In 1952 he accepted an invitation from Sir Eugene Goossens to become the principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a position he filled for 14 years.

In 1962 he spent four months overseas during which time he visited the United


Sydney String Quartet

arry Curby, first violin, Dore Tincu.sec ond

violin,Alexandru Todicescu. viola and

Natnan Waks. cello. reformed the Syaney String Quarret in late 1974, and rapidiy

estaolisned themselves as chamber ensembles

one or ine major in Australia. The

Syaney String Quartet is now the quartet-inresidence at the Syaney Conservatorium of

Music Tne Quatet nas tOured extensively througnout Australia giving concerts, master Casses. ecturing and recording. The Quartet nas

received wide critical

Overseas tours which

acclaim for its have included visits to

Asia in 1975, North and South America in 1976 and Europe and Asia this year. One of the high points of this tour was their London



at Wigmore Hall which

praise from Ovation

received hign

London critics and



In 1975 the Quartet s first record of the Ravel Quartet in F major and Beetnoven Quartet No. 11 in Fminor, Op. 95 was released and thishas been followed by one released eariy this year of the Bartok Quartet No 5 and the

Debussy String Quartet.Two more are

scheduled for release later in 1977, one disc

offamous serenades originaly written for String Quartets and the other disc, Peter

Scuithorpe String Quartet No 9. Don Banks

String Quartet and Janacek String Quartet No. 2. Op. 4

Ihe iopm GOImpettion

Poland has been the homeland of some of the greatest musicians of all

time-Paderewski, Hofmann, Friedman, Godowski and Artur HUbinstein, are revered

names among pianists. The first Chopin International Competition was held in Warsaw in 1927, and the man


yroups Chopin which alloWs compostions a wide Cornpettors personal choice Competitions araand vo listed K g range tor theot of

team of eminent Polish




works for the

pianists, who take into

related to the ror responsible this first ever international piano competition developrnent of young artists

the excellent pianist and organiser, Jerzy Zurawlew. Since that time, with the exception of World Warll, he Compelition presented by the Frederick Chopin Society has been held

yCompostion of value is Der 01 inferpretations whch


every five years in Warsaw. To date there have been nine Competitions in which 642

pianists (523 visitors and 119 Poles) have

competed. The Chopin Competitions create a special

atmosphere. It is always tascinating to listen to the variety of interpretations by young artists brought up in so many different national and cultural areas of the world.

Each generation of pianists interprets the works of Chopin from adifferent pOint of view. Today we are not able to hear his works played as he himself interpreted them. We hear his works differently to the previous


ntever new perceptions.ot th

question, this is particularly so


Chopin who is a really universal the

ring the case of


Compettions we look tor


future great musicians who have a wealththe inventiveness and presence of with little inventivene Interpreters how

to free

s, who do not

know themselves from the pressure of

convention, are of little import because invariably limited to mechanical andthey


standard reactions to the music

they pertorm

Despite the variety of interpretations in the

Competitions, it is necessary for the jury to

USe a

standard international 25 point marking system. Each member of the jury assesses the

interpretation is equally valid. Chopin's music, through its multitude of links with people, in its infinity of interpretations, realises the universality of its content and

performance of each of the competitors in each stage and the finals by a point out of the maximum of 25. awarding The sum of all the marks of each of the is divided by the number of competitors jury members. It should be pointed out that during the

essence. It is, in fact, difficult for us to assess the changes which have occurred in our

the marks awarded by their colleagues. After

generation, but each general style of

hearing, our sensibility and our taste during the time that has passed since the days when Chopin lived. Chopin's music is like the human face which always seems to express Something far deeper than what we fully


Competition members of the jury do not know

Completion of each stage, competitors with highestaverage points move into the next stages of the Competition. During the discussions at the end of the stages, the


members are not told the names of the competitors in orderof merit as expressed by the average points awarded. The names of

The pianists who apply to compete in the

competitors who are successful are read to

Chopin Competitions are asked to provide documents regarding musical competence

the jury in

and concert experience as well as other

details, and these applications are reviewed by a committee. The applicants who are

chosen to compete for each Competition differ widely as far as their creative

alphabetical order only, before

being released to the public. The choice of winners of the Competition is decided the by jury on the basis of majority of votes. Such a method takes into consideration individual assessments, and makes possible the evaluation of the periormers by a team of

capabilities, level of aspirations, personality,

urors from various points of view.

development of ability and, interestingly,

The tremendous popularity and great prestige of the Chopin Competition has influenced a number of sound and visual areas: broadcasting. television recordings, films, posters, exhibitions, graphic art and

influences of their music schools and

teachers, which are all reflected in their playing. Thus each Competition becomes a review of great varieties, individualities temperaments, aspirations and trends.

publications. The sum of these makes it

What do we expect from participants in the

possible for the widest circle of the public to

Competitions? The best of the pianists

be in touch with the actual Competitions as

should illustrate perspectives of an original experience of music, and introduce new

they take place in the National Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw. In particular, radio0

aesthetic responses. We also try to sense

and television means a vast listening and

reasons for interpretations and atitudes which result in particular interpretations. The interpretation of music requires some

general requirements-in particular discipline, concentration, patience and a maximum involvement in the quest for

perfection There are three stages and the finals in the Competitions. Each stage is devoted to


Viewing audience. The Chopin Competitions thus fulfills wide and varied roles for the up and coming young artists and their audiences. For the pianists the Competition tests the artists various Creative talents with the aim of meeting the interpretive and aesthetic values of the age. Wiktor Weinbaum

Queen Elisabeth Competition

It all started quite a long time ago, when Queen mel a musician. The year was

The violinist Eugene Ysaye, musical director

violinist whohas since achieved internationa

at the Belgian court, and the pianistArthur de

lame David Oistrakh Amore dazling slart

conductors. But the war broke out for a long period all plans for music.aliig activities. However, the idea of the in 1950, was not lorgotten the

could not be hoped for! The following year


organised in honour of a young Bavarian

the competition was reserved for pianists. A

on the same

princess, who had just arrived in Brussels.

figure struck us: there were 114 applicants 74 competitors actually entered and of this number, 56 reached the platform.

took shape with the setting up of the association the Queen Elizabeth



Greet, were the soloists at a concert

The master of the bOw cOuld not have hoped for a better listener: from a highly cultured a background, close relative of King Ludwigll of Bavaria (the munificent protector of

Richard Wagner), Queen Elisabeth had shown, at a very early age, a particular inclination towards music. An article published shortly after her wedding disclosed to the Belgians that the Queen devoted two hours each moming to the violin. The

final heat Is it necessary to recall that the first session of the Ysaye Competition revealed a

The Director of the Queen Elisabetn MusIc Foundation, Charles Houdret (who founded the Montreal competition), had clearly defined its spirit in a statement issued in 1938. 'In order to give true significance to the

Ysaye Competition, he said, a character both exclusively musical and essentially international should be maintained. The audience should not come as if it were a


stoppir contest






competition based principles. April, the conte In


Competition. The people in charge had insisted that the name of the Queen replaca that of the fanous virtuoso She

consented and s0, in May

1951.opened long series which was not interrupted Trie time, the a

hythm wasS tound: there would ben succession, a violin session, a piano sess and then a composition contest. A one-year interval would separate tnis last from the start of a new cycle. competition

immediate sympathy she felt for Eugene Ysaye soon developed into friendship.

sporting event. We wish to serve music, not

Several times, in the course of conversations

only from the point of viewofthe audlence but

with her musical director, the Queen had expressed the wish to help unknown young artists in their struggle to make a name for themselves. The execution of this generous plan was given a start in 1929, thanks to the

also from that of the competitor.

Competition. As of 1951, it has assumed its

As the same time, the Queen Elisabeth Foundation endeavoured to help the Belgian contestants. Four of them, including Andre

definitive form. However, the major role played by the Queen at every stage of the contestought to be mentioned here. From the beginning of the preliminary heats, she was

establishment of the Fondation Musicale Reine Elisabeth'. Eugene Ysaye was

appointed chairman of this new body. Its mission was to encourage young musicians by enabling them to study under well-known masters, to travel abroad and to have their work performed in public. But this was merely

a first stage. The queen already had in minda

competition reserved for young interpreters. The deaths of Ysaye in 1931 and of King Albert in 1934 delayed the fruition of this plan. And it was only in 1937 that the first competition, reserved for violinists, was organised by the 'Queen Elisabeth Foundation'. It was named Eugene Ysaye Competition. From the start, the competition SUCcess exceeded all expectations musicians came from all European countries to take part in this musical tournament. The Jury was composed of first-rate personalities: Desire Defauw, Oscar Espla, Joseph Szigeti,

Jacques Thibaud and Carl Flesch. One of the characteristics of the Ysaye Competition is

still to be found in the Queen Elisabeth Comptetition: the rules state that the competitors must play Belgian works in the

Dumortier and Henri Piette, had cleared the preliminary heats. Each was granted a

15,000 BF prize to preparefor the finaltest. In addition, auditions had been organised in

order to accustom them to audiences. A problem had come to the Queen's

attention. It was dificult for the contestants to have to learn the set concerto within a few days, under sometimes quite uncomfortable conditions. Most applicants were accommodated in private homes or in hotel rooms,scarcelyequipped for intensive work. This is why the Queen decided to arrange rooms at the Laeken Palace. Actually, this was merely a provisional solution. The

opening, in July 1939, ofthe 'Chapelle

musicale', erected at Argenteuil, was to sove

all the difficulties.

It would be to year by year, the evolution of the Queen Elisabeth

pointless describe,

present at the Conservatory. With unflaggino patience, she listened tothe performances

the contestants, took an interest in their work

shared their hopes and enthusiasms.

Queen Elisabeth's death in 1966 was deeply felt bythe wholeof Belgium. For the world of arts and lterature, the loss was


deep: the patronage of the Queen was so

closely linked with all musical, scientific and literary activities, that it seemed her presencewas inseparable from the continuation of these activities. Aware of the importance attached by the Belgian and foreign public to the high renown of the competition, Queen Fabiola decided to continue the action of Queen Elisabeth and to

The 1938 first prizewinner did not carve out a less brilliant career than the winner of the first Competition: he was the Soviet pianist Emil Gilels. But, consulting the other list of winners in 1938, one discovers names that often led the bills of concert organisations Robert Riefling, Arturo Benedetti-

Michelangeli and Monique de la Bruchollerie. The following year, the organisers proposed to arrange a session for orchestra


grant her patronage to the competition. Since 1967, she has supported the young

artists with both her encouragements and her


J. Vaerewyck

Administrator-Director Queen Elisabeth International Music competition

Piano Research Seminar

The Piano and Music Communication Research Seminar should be of great interest and benefit to all music teachers, students and music lovers

The Director of the Seminar will be Dr Mantred Clynes, Visiting Research Professor and Artist in Residence.

Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The programmes will be from 10.30 am to 12 noon on the first ten days of the Sydney

International Piano Competition,

Commencing Saturday, 16 July. The Competition sessions commence at 1 pm each day, thus the Seminar will provide a stimulating start to each day's sessions.

Programme 1030-1200 Each Day




Manfred Clynes An of

Introduction to Sentics, the

basis comrnunicating ernotions andbiologic qualities

Sunday 17th July Jan Weber Little knowrn

recordings of great pianists, past

and present, Part 1

Monday 18th July Bryce Morrison The great modern pianists, Part Tuesday 19th July Manfred Clynes The contributions of Sentics


to music

composition, performance and

understanding how Sentics helps in

performing and listening. Wednesday 20th July Dennis Condon Famous pianists and their compositions on piano rolls.

Thursday 21st July Piano Tuning School Students will demonstrate various techniques of action, regulation, tuning and

voicing. Friday 22nd July Jan Weber

All sessions will be held in the Joseph Post Auditorium of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The lecturers will be:

Dr Manfred Clynes, distinguished scientist and pianist. Dennis Condon, well-known for his unique

Recordings of great pianists, past and present, Part I. Saturday 23rd July Bryce Morrison The great modern pianists, Part Sunday 24th July Manfred Clynes

Mr Bryce Morrison, visiting music critic from

Sentic communication in daily life. The use of Sentic Cycles for better communication.

London Mr Jan Weber, Director of Music, Polish

Monday 25th July Dennis Condon

Radio and Television, Warsaw.

The pianola's influence on piano playing.

collection of piano rolls

Students of the Conservatorium School of iano Tuning&Technology, directed by: Wayne Stuart.

Acknowledgements The Competition also wishes to thank: The Utah Foundation, a Foundation Sponsor Mr J.Cumming and Dr L. Abbott, Sponsors The Women's Committee, Chairman: Mrs B. Bishop 47

The Chateau Commodore Hotel The Chevron Hotel Beth Wells

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