1981 Program for The Sydney International Piano Competition

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Sydney Internátionál Piano Competition


Contents

8 Competition Jury 12 Competition Rules

13 Repertoire 18 Competition Diary 19 Competitors International Music 37 Federation of

Competitions

Symphony Orchestra 39 Myer Fredman Orchestra 38 Sydney

Chamber 40 Australian

40 John Harding 41

David Pereira

41 Harry Curby

Quartet 41 Sydney String 42 Pearl Berridge 42 Loris Synan 44 Robert Gay 44 Sue Macleod

45 Liszt-Bartok Competition 48 Leeds Competition 50

International

Music Council

Friends of the Sydney 52 International Piano Competition

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As Governor of New South Wales and Patron of the Sydney International Piano

Competition 1981, it gives me to great extend a warm welcome to allpleasure judges and distinguished guests.competitors, This is the second time that an international piano competition has been held in

Australia, the first having been most

successfully held in

1977. Such

competitions

vital events in the history of music in Australia. I am sure that it will be an are

enriching and rewarding experience to listen

to

the

very fine music that 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 I send my best wishes for its success.

HIS EXCELLENCY AIR MARSHAL SIR JAMES GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH

WALES

ROWLAND,

KBE, DFC, AFC K.St.),


Sydney International

Piano Competition The Sydney Intemational Piano under the Competition is presented auspices ot the Sydney Conservatorium Cultural of Music and the Cladan Australia of Institute Exchange

Vice-President

Hal Myers

Vice-President and Director Rex Hobcroft

Wilfred Thornton

Robert Tobias

Distinguished Guests

Secretariat

Claire Dan, OBE

Brian Sweeney

Colombo,President,

Federation of International Music Competitions, Pierre

Patron His Excellency Air Marshal

Sir James Rowland, KBE, DFC, AFC K.St.., Govemor of New South Wales Vice Patron MP The Hon. Neville Wran, Qc, Premier of New South Wales

Geneva Bryce Morrison, Music Critic, London Alan Rich, Music Critic, New York

John H. Steinway, Chairman, Steinway & Sons, New York

Executive

Music Patron

Sir lan Turbott CMG, cvo Chairman

Sir Bernard Heinze, AC

Bronwyn Bishop

The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor

Phillip de Boos-Smith Claire Dan, OBE

of Sydney Alderman Douglas W. Sutherland,

Rex Hoberoft Geoffrey James

President

AM.

Braden, Co-ordinats illian Williams,

Secretary With the assistance of Beth Wells, Jenny Vogel Honorary Accountants

Farley Meyer James &Co. Honorary Auditors Binder, Hamlyn & Co. Selection Committee Eunice Gardiner Rex Hobcroft Elizabeth Powell Warren Thomson

Gordon Watson

Tom May William Medcalf

James Murdoch, National Director, Australian Music Centre

National Advisory Panel

Frank Barnes, Consultant, Wales Public Service of New South Professor Sir Frank

Calloway,

CMG, OBE

Head, Department of Music, University President

of Western Australia, International Music Council

Valerie Collins-Varga, Chairman,

Department of Vocal Studies, Sydney Conservatorium

Max Olding, Deputy Director, Queensland

Conservatorium of Music

Choo Hoey, Music Director & Resident Conductor, Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Dr Lucrecia Kasilag, President, Cultural Centre of the Philippines

John Painter, Deputy Director,

Music

Sydney Conservatorium of Professor Peter Platt, Head, of Department of Music, University

Sydney Beryl Sedivka Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music

Eugene List Concert Pianist, New York

Professor Jürgen Meyer-Josten, Head, Music Department, Bayerischer Rundfunk Director, Munich International Music Competition

Helena Oliveira, President,

Max Cooke, of Music, University of Melbourne

Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music

Artistico-Culturais, Brazil

Romola Costantino, OBE, Adelaide College of the Arts and

Roy Shepherd, MBE, Victorian College of the Arts

Paloma O'Shea, President & Founder Concours International de Piano Paloma

Faculty

Education Rex Ellis, Federal Director of Concerts, Australian Broadcasting Commission

Myer Fredman, Head,

School of Opera and Vocal Studies, Sydney

Conservatorium

of Music

Suzanne Gleeson, Consultant

Richard Gill, Senior Lecturer, School of Opera and Vocal Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

John Hopkins, OBE, Dean, School of Music, Victorian College of the Arts Harold Hort, Federal Director of Music, Australian Broadcasting Commission

Jan Sedivka, Director,

Dr Ronald Smart, Head, School of Practical Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Warren Thomson, Head, School of Extension Studies, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Kim Williams, General Manager, Musica Viva Australia International Advisory Panel

Professor Marcello Abbado, Director, Conservatorio Guessepi Verdi, Milan

Jacob Bistrizky, Director, Artur Rubinstein, International Piano Competition, Tel Aviv

John Drummond, Director,

Clemens Leske, Director,

Edinburgh International Festival

Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide

Gerald Glynn,

Lloyd Martin, General Manager, Sydney Opera House Trust

Derek Minett, Executive Officer, Musica Viva Australia

Concert Pianist, Paris

Edward Gordon, DFA, Executive Director, Ravinia Festival, USA Peter Görög, Director, International Music Competitions &

Festivals, Budapest Irving Heller, Director, Montreal International Competition

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Sociedade Brasileira de Realizaçóes

O'Shea, Santander Anthony Phillips, Executive Director, Van Cliburn International Quadrennial Piano Competition, Fort Worth, USA

Daniel Pollock, Concert Pianist, Los Angeles Robert Ponsonby, Controller of Music,

British Broadcasting Corporation, London

John Roberts, Director, Canadian Music Centre

Helmut Roloff, Director, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin

Jacques Vaerewyck, Administrator

Director, Concours Musical International Reine Elisabeth, Belgium Fanny Waterman, OBE, Chairman, Leeds International Pianoforte

Competition Elizabeth Wong, Music Administrator, Recreation & Culture Division Government Secretariat, Hong Kong


Sydney Conservatorium of Music The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is 65 years old. During those years a

tradition of excellence in teaching and performance has been established.

Graduates from the Conservatorium have taken their place as leaders in all fields of music in Australia and overseas. is The vitality of the Conservatorium of advanced in the wide

range reflected education courses it offers, including

degree majors in pertormance, music education, composition and musicoloEy, and diploma majors in opera, jazz studies and church music; in the range of Concerts, master classes, seminars, workshops and in-service courses open to

the public; in the number of

distinguished international resident

artists and visiting musicians each year, and through its renowned ensembles such as the internationally acclaimed

Sydney String Quartet; the Sydney Wind

Quintet and Conservatorium Symphony

Orchestra.

Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia Patron:

The Right Honourable

J.M. Fraser C.H., M.P. Prime

Minister of Australia The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia founded by Claire Dan, OBE in 1976 formalised Miss Dan's extensive involvement in, and patronage of, the arts in Australia. The Institute was established to promote

cultural exchange between Australia and

other countries of the world, in all fields of the arts. The Institute has a Board of eminent Australians who are specialists in various areas of the arts and business, chaired by Professor Sir Bruce

Williams, KBE. It is the first private organisation established in this country to initiate and develop cultural exchange and was instrumental in conceiving the Sydney International Piano Competition which

is held every four years under the joint auspices of the Institute and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In January 1981 the Institute launched its international theatre season and already theatre companies from Yugoslavia, Greece and the Netherlands have come to Australia to present productions which are chosen for their qualities of excellence and innovation and for their accessibility to those

Australians who do not speak the language in which they are performed.

It is intended that this season be conti

with other productions and

that Australian productions be sponsored by the Institute to perform overseas.

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Music Patron

Competition Jury

Chairman

E2 Sir Bernard Heinze

Rex Hobcroft

Claude Frank

Sir Benard Heinze AC is a distinguished Australian musician and

Rex Hobcroft is initiator and director of the Sydney International Piano Competition. He has been director of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the past 10 ycars. During this period the range and quality of the Conservatorium's activities and study

Now

conductor. He studied at Melbourne

University and the Royal College of Music, London. He then studied in Paris

an American citizen, Claude Frank German-born and lived in Nuremberg until he was 12. Shortly thereafter he went to live in Paris, where he continued

is

the Director of the Melbourne University

programmes have expanded on an

studies at the Paris Conservatoire. He then moved to the USA and in addition to his studies with Artur Schnabel for whom he had first played in Europe, he was a

Conservatorium of Music for 32 years,

unprecedented scale and it is now one of

composition and conducting student at

Conductor of the Victorian Symphony

the major music schools in the world.

Colombia University and at Tanglewood with Serge Koussevitzky.

under Vincent d'Indy and Nestor Lejeune

and in Berlin under Willy Hess. He was

Orchestra, Founder of the Melbourne String Quartet, Director of the Sydney

Conservatorium 1955-66, and Chairman of the Australian Council for the Arts Music Advisory Committee. Responsible 1or many innovations in the field of music, he has been associated with all the major orchestras in Australia. He has

conducted in Britain, France, USSR,

Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania,

Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Finland, South

Africa, Canada, Hong Kong and New

Zealand.

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 in 1977 was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia. In l979 Sir Bernard became the first Australian to win the UNESCO International Music Council Prize tor Musicians who have made contributions to international musical life.

Rex Hobcroft studied at Adelaide and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. His career

Melbourne Universities and nas

been taken up

with

giving recitals,

conducting, chamber music, composing and teaching. He was toundation head of

the Keyboard Department at the Queens land State Conservatorium of Music, and later founded the Music Department at

Claude Frank has appeared repeatedly with the great orchestras of five

continents, including the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with many of the world's great conductors. In chamber music he

the University of Tasmania. He founded and directed the Tasmanian State Conservatorium, and also founded the

has pertormed with such eminent groups as the Guarneri Quartet, Juilliard Quartet

Tasmanian State Opera Company. He

RCA has released his performance of the 32 Beethoven sonatas and he has performed the cycle all over the world.

proposed and directed the tirst two

national Composers'Seminars in 1963 and 1965 which were of key importance in the emergence of the younger Australian composers in the 1960s. He was chairman of the jury ot the lst

Sydney International Piano Competition in 1977, and has been on the jury of many important competitions. He was the first Australian musician to be invited to be a member of the jury of the Chopin International Piano Competition (1980)

and of the Liszt-Bartók International Piano Competition (1981).

and the American Quartet.

Claude Frank is renowned not only as a pertormer but also as a master teacher.

He gives master classes at Yale where he is on the faculty, at the Aspen Music Festival and at many colleges and

universities throughout the country.


Eileen Joyce

André-Francois Marescotti

Frederick Page

Australian-born Dr Eileen Joyce has had

André-Francois Marescotti was born in Corouge, near Geneva. He began a career as a technical draughtsman and then at the age of 18 commenced advanced piano studies at the Geneva Conservatorium under Alexander Mottu.

Emeritus Professor Frederick Page, OM Poland was born in Lyttelton, New Zealand and began playing the piano before the age of five. He studied with Emest Empson in Christchurch, who was

distinguished career on concert

platforms all over the world. She studied in Leipzig under Max Pauer and Robert Teichmuller and later with Tobias Matthay, Adelina de Lara and Artur Schnabel. She has toured throughout the

world playing regularly

with all the

He studied composition with Charles

a pupil of Godowsky, and later attended

the University of Canterbury for a Bachelor of Music degree.

leading orchestras in Britain, Europe, USA and Australia and has made many recordings, radio broadcasts and television appearances.

Chaix and orchestration with Joseph Lauber. He then finished his training with Roger Ducasse in Paris. He became particularly interested in composition tor

discovered some excitement the new music with of Delius, Debussy, Ravel,

both piano and orchestra and has a prolific list of compositions to his credit.

Falla, Bartók, and played it in public.

Her work during the war playing with

Sir Malcolm Sargent and the London

Several of his works have been recorded.

Philharmonic Orchestra in blitzed cities

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 profound knowledge of this subject.

is well known. Eileen Joyce retired from the professional concert platform in the early 1960s because of an injury to her right hand, but she returned in 1967 to play a concert for charity at the Royal Albert Hall. She plays now at concerts to raise money tor charities and to encourage young artists.

In recognition of her long, varied and

Marescotti was President of the Federation of International Music Competitions tor ten years and in recognition of his important achievements he was made Honorary

During these years in the 1920s, he

He gained a university scholarship to study with Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music in London. He later returned to New Zealand where he taught piano, and eventually became head of a newly formed Department of Music at the Victoria University of Wellington, then Professor, and on retirement, Emeritus Professor. Professor Page helped to found the New Zealand branch of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

outstanding services to music, Eileen Joyce was made an Honorary Doctor of

President upon his retirement in 1979. He has been a member of the jury of

He has been invited to give seminars at the Shanghai Conservatorium of Music

Music of the University of Cambridge in

n y nternational competitions

in 1982.

1971, and in 1979 she became the first Doctorate woman to receive an Honorary of Music from the University of Western

including the first Sydney International rlano

Competition in 1977.

Australia. She also adjudicated in the pianotorte competition there in the same

year

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Competition Jury

Maria Tipo

Cécile Ousset

Abbey Simon

Cécile Ousset is one of the world's out-

Born in New York City, Abbey Simon's talent showed up at an early age. At eight

standing artists. She was born in Tarbes where she gave her first recital at the remarkable age of five. Later, she studied the Conservatoire with Marcel

Paris at Ciampi and for a short time with Alfred Cortot. In 1950 she was awarded the Premier Prix at the age of 14.

Since 1953 she has amassed a highly

impressive list

of competition credits: the

Prix du Concours International Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud, the Prix du Concours International de Genève, Premier Grand Prix du Co cours International Viotti, Premier Grand Prix du Concours International Busoni, the

Maria Tipo was born in and aready pertorming in Naples was he was awarded a scholarship in four. She began her publie a the studies composition at the Curtis Institute of with b a ot mother, Music in Philadelphia and a piano and later herselt with one of Busoni's studente scholarship soon followed. At nineteen, Casella and Agosti. At the age of seventeen she the young pianist won the coveted Geneva Internationalwon first prize in walter the Piano C n the W. Naumburg Foundation Award and his She has given New York debut was given at the Town Europe, USA, concerts all under its sponsorship. Simon has Central throughout

Competition.

proclaiming him to be the outstanding

America, South America and the USSR, world's mostworking with conductors. distinguished

American concert artist in Europe.

As well

also been honoured with the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Medal and a citation

Abbey Simon returned to the United States in 1960, after having lived for ten

Prix du Concours International Queen

years in Europe.

Concours International Van Cliburn.

Since then he has performed all over the world and throughout the USA. In recent

Elisabeth of Belgium, the Prix du

Despite a demanding international concert and recording schedule (eight

seasons Mr Simon's appearances in North

America have included the orchestras of

tours of Russia alone), she still manages

New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, Milwaukee

to accept last-minuteengagements, even when it requires quick assimilation of

and Louisville and recitals in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. During the 1980-81 season Mr Simon performs two recitals at Lincoln Center's Allice Tully Hall.

new repertoire. This season she is appearing in recital and as concerto

soloist in Europe, North and South America, in North Africa and Japan. She has made several records for Decca and

Eterna. Cécile Ousset lives in Paris where she teaches at three colleges and gives master classes in the south of France.

For Vox Records Abbey Simon is engaged in an on-going project which includes the complete music for piano and orchestra of

Rachmaninov and Chopin, and the complete solo piano music of Ravel.

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some of the as

playing

as soloist she performs concerts tor two pianos with her husband, Alessandre Specchi. performs chamber music with She also Uto Ughi. violinist She has made many records as a soloist, with her and as husband chamber musician for Vox, Ricordihaveand FonitCetra, several of which a

a

received

critical acclaim. As well

performing, Maria Tipo intensely interested in teaching andis has been as

Professor of music

at

the

Conservatoire of Balzano and Florence for the last twenty years. She has been a

member of

the jury of several nternational competitions.

major


Li Ming Qiang Li Ming Qiang was born in Chekiang, China. He studied the piano rom the age of 10 with Yu Bianming and later with Alfred Wittenberg from Germany. In 1956 he joined the faculty of the Orchestral Instruments Department of Shanghai Conservatorium as accompanist and tutor. He then pursued further studies with Soviet pianist Kravchenko in the Central Conservatorium of Music in in 1958. After graduating in 19600

Peking

he returned to teach in the piano

Wiktor Weinbaum

Roger Woodward

Wiktor Weinbaum's first piano teacher

Roger Woodward oBE was born in Sydney and received his early education in this

was K. Pliszko-Ranuszewicz, pianist, Liszt. He composer and pupil of Franz studied piano at the Conservatory of Music in Vilno, with Professor Stanislaw Szpinalski, prize winner of the first international Chopin Piano Competition. He completed musical theoretical studies

with Professor Tadeusz Szeligowski,

city from Winifred Pope, Sir Eugene Goosens and Alexander Sverjensky. He completed his formal training in Poland with Zbigniew Drzewiecki.

After winning first prizes in three piano competitions he made two debuts, one

with the Warsaw National Philharmonic,

eminent composer and theoretician.

the other with the Royal Philharmonic

He has had a very active career in performance, teaching and adminis-

Orchestra London, establishing an international career appearing with

department at the Shanghai Conserva

tration. He taught piano in conservatories

distinguished conductors, orchestras,

torium where he is now deputy head of

and music institutes in Vilno and Lodz.

festivals and radio and TV networks throughout the world.

member

the Piano Department, and the board of directors of the Chinese a

on

Musicians' Association. international

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

Woodward's early reputation was founded on his interpretations of contemporary works, many of which were written especially tor him by composers such as Berio, Birtwistle, Boulez, Cage, Maxwell

He won prizes at various competitions: 3rd Prize, Third International Smetana Competition for Pianists at the Prague Spring Festival in Czechoslovakia (1957); 1st Prize, First International Enescu Competition for Pianists in Romania (1958); 4th Prize, Competition in Warsaw Sixth

Hc is a Vice-President of the Federation of

Davies, Lutoslawski, Meale, Penderecki,

International Music Competitions in Geneva and the President ot this Federation's Music Committee, as well as being on juries ot many international

Stockhausen. He has been the artistic

(1960).

music competitions.

Chopin

He has given

concerts

in 22 countries

New including Japan, Korea, Australia, Sweden, Greece, Zealand, Cuba, Iceland,

Finland, Hungary, Luxemburg, Norway, USSR. Denmark, East Germany and

Warsaw, and of the prestigious Chopin International Piano Competition.

Wiktor Weinbaum has received

director of the London Music Digest

Festival, which he founded, since 1971 He has recorded 22 LP discs for EMI, Decca, Polydor and Polskie Nagrania and he is now under contract to RCA

numerous decorations, including the

International in London. During the last

Knight Cross of the Polonia Restituta

two seasons Woodward has played Beethoven's 32 sonatas in 8 recitals in

Order

London, Cardiff, Warsaw, Adelaide, Sydney and New Zealand.

His recordings include works by Handel, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Enescu, Rachmaninov, He Luting and others.

Roger Woodward was recently awarded an OBE for his services to the performing arts.

He has been connected with the Sydney International Piano Competition since its

inception.

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Competition Co-ordinator

Competition Rules

3.

Admission was limited to a maximum of and a selection committee assisted by several audition committees was responsible for the choice of competitors from the

applications received. The committee

chose a priority standby list of five

applicants who were notified whether or not they would be accepted by 1 May,

freelance Arts Management Consultant

she has undertaken projects in all fields, including work tor Musica Viva

Australia, Australia Council, Arts

Council, Australia Music Centre and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In an honorary capacity she is a Director of the Board of the Seymour Group, and in the past year has served as a member

of the Council of Musica Viva Australia, the National Liaison Committee of the Education and the Arts Project and the Management Committee of the Australia Music Centre.

Jury will not vote ior who have been are prese students students years OR who are related.in the O

all nationalities borm on or after 4 July, 1951 and no later than 4 July, 1965. It was not open to previous first prizewinners of the Sydney International

forty applicants

of Virginia Braden has run the Secretariat the Sydney International Piano Competition since 1976. She has been involved in the Arts from an early age through piano and dance studies. As a

the

contestants who

Piano Competition.

Virginia Braden

Members of

2.

Eligibility

The Competition was open to pianists of

The

memhenan Management for Committee willOm responsible preparing the average he

list. points the lowest withoutfrom bighest the for the Jury after contestantsthe Stages I, I andnames 4. The V. to

each

same

ydney, finally accepted. Competition Stages

The Competition will have four stages. Stages I, I and II will be held in the Verbrugghen Hall of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Stage IV will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. The Opening Ceremony and the Prizewinners' Concerts will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. All pianists chosen to participate in the Competition will be required to perform in the first two recital stages. A maximum of twelve

pianists will be selected for the semi-final recital, art song and chamber of concerts(Stage I and a maximummusiC six pianists will be chosen for the final

accompaniment

concertos (Stage IV).

Order of appearance in Stages I and I

was by lot prior to the Competition and thereafter is alphabetical There will be

some flexibility in the order of

appearance in Stages lll and IV to allow for rehearsal and programming tactors. All works prepared for the Competition must be played from memory with the exception of the semi-tinal Stage lll art song accompaniment and chamber

music works.

Those

competitors who are unable to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified. In the case of illness or

accident certified by an medical practitioner the independent jury may, at its discretion, allow the candidate to change the order of his/her appearance. All stages of the will be

Competition open to the general public. Voting Procedure

each stage

will

be more jury members award and lowest the and one lowest points

or

points will

eliminated. 5.

eliminatea

highest

highest

giv

ann nd de

members will award a each candidate Out 25 points forpoint ot a each ot the maximum oi and sections: Jury

folowing stages

Stage I; Stage I; Stage III Stage Il Recital: Stage Il ChamberAccompaniment; Music; Stage IV Mozart Concerto; Stage IV other concerto. 6. The Jury will decide the semi-finalists and finalists admitted to Stages Ill and from respectively the lists of points y awarded. After the

Jury's decisions the will then read the names of theChairman chosen contestants in alphabetical order only to the Jury. The same then be made public.alphabetical list will 7. The order of prizes will be decided by the Jury from sums of average points in all stages ofthe the Competition. 8. The decisions of the no

discussion

entered into.

or

Jury are final and

correspondence will be

Practice and Rehearsals Daily practice facilities will for

be provided Sydney Conservatorium of Music. There wil be two rehearsals for each of the art

competitors at song

the

accompaniment, chamber

music and concertos.

Perdormance Rights While competitors will be contracted

are in Australia they to the exclusively Competition. The Competition has the right, without payment of fees to:

Televise, film, tape, broadcast or

photograph aill stages of the Competition

for media

or

for any other purpose.

Produce and distribute without limit or payment of fees to the competitors, recordings of all stages of the

Competition, either in whole or in part,

A Cumulative points system by secret ballot will be used by the Jury for

judging each

highest candidateandinlowest points

section listed below

If two

of

past tive

ot the

Jury wil not stages. Thewijll Ch nominee) and two

or his

1981. Applicants in this category were

chosen candidates were able to come to none the five standbys were

Chairman the

vote in any of

asked by 28 February, 1981 whether they

agree to be placed on this list. As all 40

n

stage of the

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Competition.

including the prizewinners' concerts. Produce documentary or feature films.


Performance Contract

The first prizewinner and some other prizewinners will be required to be available to perform in Sydney Inter-

national Piano Competition prizewinner concerts from the end of the Competition until 31 August, 1981. For that purpose the Competition reserves the right to hold prizewinners under an Exclusive Performance and Recording Contract until that date.

The Competition also reserves the right to hold the first prizewinner under an exclusive Australian Performance Contract for two years from 31 August, 1981.

Prizes There will be cash prizes totalling $23,000 First Prize Second Prize Third Prize

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Please Note

$ ,500 $ 1,500 $ 1,000

Fourth Prize Fifth Prize Sixth Prize

Engagements for the First Prizewinner Los Angeles Philharmonic One half hour solo recital on

750 500 each 250 each

Seventh-Ninth Prize Tenth-Twelfth Prize

Special Prizes

1. $2,000 for the Best Australian Pianist given by the Yamaha Music Foundation in memory of Alan Rose.

2. $1,000 for the Best Chamber Music Pianist given by Musica Viva Australia 3. $1,000 for the Best Accompanist given

No flash photography, other than that of

programme can be reproduced without permission from the Sydney International Piano Competition.

submitted new repertoire.

made by the Competition Secretariat, Selection Committee and Jury will be final and not subject to any appeal. No

The list of works presented at the Competition has been chosen by the

10 August 11 August

13 August 14 August 15 August

17 August 20 August

New Zealand

Wellington

Hamilton Auckland

Christchurch Adelaide Perth

26 August Manila, Philippines 4 & 5 September Singapore Tour for the Best Australian Pianist A tour of some Australian regional cities has been organised for the Best Australian Pianist. The following concerts have been confirmed:

29 July 31 July 5 August

Repertoire below may be included. Stage I1 Recital Maximum 35 minutes

1 One Etude by Liszt from the

following:

Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12

of the Twelve Transcendental Etudes Nos. 1, 2, 3, 6 Of the Six Paganini Etudes

Concert Etude in F minor

Waldesrauschen

Any applicant who knowingly gives

inaccurate or misleading information will be disqualified.

applicants from the Competition repertoire,. The list included the

by Chopin: Any Ballade

Any Scherzo Fantaisie in F minor Op.49 Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60 Polonaise in F sharp minor Op.44 Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major Op.61 3 Any three consecutive* Preludes from

Preludes Book I or II by Debussy Contestants will choose any sequence of three Preludes such as 1, 2 & 3; 2, 3 & 4; etc. up to 10, 11 && 12 from either of the two Books of Preludes. 4 A work by ONE of the composers: Bartók

Wollongong

Dubbo

been arranged with the co-operation of

following Lutoslawski Messiaen

Berg

Berio Busotti Boulez

Prokofiev

Schoenberg

Shostakovich Stockhausen

Cage Copland

applicant's own choice of works where this was required.

Dallapiccola

Own choice works in Stages I and II could not include works listed in Stage II Iepertoire chosen by the candidate for his/her Stage II recital.

Ives

Stravinsky Szymanowski

Feldman

Takemitsu

Hindemith

Webern Xenakis OR

a published work composed since 1950

Applicants are required to list publishers

by a composer of the contestant's own

and timings of contemporary works.

country.

Applicants are required to ensure that the timings specified for each stage are not exceeded. The jury reserves the right to stop competitors if the time allotted for any stage is exceeded.

A maximum of 12 contestants will be chosen for the semi-final Stage I

Contestants will play in THREE concerts in Stage I and the order of appearance will be varied to give each contestant approximately equal time between their three appearances.

Stage II Recital Piano Quintet or Piano Trio

Repertoire

Newcastle

Others may be announced. The tour has local keyboard dealers.

applicants

2 One of the following works

award in any category. All decisions

Canberra Dunedin,

None of the works chosen by in the Stage II recital may be played in Stage I. Other works listed in Stage II

playing.

The Competition reserves the right to change the programme. No material contained in this

Applicants who took part in the 1977 Sydney International Piano Competition

August

Peter Sculthorpe, OBE

Larry Sitsky

Gnomenreigen

4. EMI Records Australia as part of the EMI International Recording Group has offered the first prizewinner a recording to be released on its classical label immediately following the competition. The jury reserves the right to withold an

Tour for the First Prizewinner Townsville 28 July Melbourne 31 July 1 August Adelaide

composers commissioned by the competition: Nigel Butterley

the official Competition photographs will be permitted while competitors are

by the Alfred S. White Music Bequest in Repertoire Regulations memory of Dorothy White.

correspondence will be entered into.

composers must be included AND 2 ONE of three works by Australian

All contestants will play in Stages I &I Stage I Recital Maximum 40 minutes 1 Each contestant will present an own choice recital of no longer than 35 minutes. Works of at least three (3)

13

Accompaniment 1 Recital Maximum 50 minutes Each contestant will present an own choice recital of one, two or a number of

work


No works

be repcated trom Stages 1 and II progTammes.

may

contestant's

Piano Trio 2 Piano Quintet or one of the following by A piano quintet

composerTs Schumann

Stage IV Two orchestra

op.42-Schumann Peters Por Mezzo-soprano, publisher No. 238.3b Vol.

Concertos performed wiwith Contestants will choose from each one the Conceto

2 Cinq Poèmes de Baudelaire-Debussy

Mozart

1 Frauenliebe und- leben

For Soprano, publisher International

Brahms

following two gre

Group 1

F major K.459 D minor K.466 E. flat

major K482

GROUP C

Dvorak

C minor K.491 C major K.503

1 Liederkreis (Eichendorff

Shostakovich Quartet in The Sydney String Quartet, Conservatorium the Sydney at Residence in this section. of Music will play OR

One of the following pianotrios Beethoven Op.97 "Archduke'"

Peters No. 2383b Vol. 1

Group 2

2 Fiançailles pour Rire--Poulenc For Soprano, publisher Salabert AND

Schumann

GROUP D

3 Art Song Accompaniment

1 La Bonne Chanson-Fauré

Approximately 25 minutes

The Art Songs will be sung by Australian and baritones.

Contestants will prepare the accompaniof the 7 of the songs from ONE listed below. G A to groups

For Baritone, publisher Hamelle

2 Sieben frühe Lieder-Berg For Soprano, publisher Universal

AND

ments

must be All songs in the chosen group whether they have 2, 3 or 4

B flat

For Mezzo-soprano/Baritone, publisher

For Soprano, publisher Salabert

Tchaikovsky Op.50

mezzo-sopranos

op.39-Schumann

Cinq Poèmes de Max Jacob-Poulenc

Schubert Op.99 D.898

sopranos,

GROUP B

Quattro Liriche di Antonio

Machado-Dallapiccola

For Soprano, publisher Suvini Zerboni

Beethoven

major K.595

No. 4 or 5 A minor op.54

Chopin

No. 1 or 2

Liszt Brahms

No. I or 2 No. 1 or 2

Tchaikovsky No. 1or 2 Rachmaninov No. 3 or Rhapsody Theme by Paganini ona

Ravel

Prokofiev Bartók

No. 1 or 2 No. 2 or 3 No. 2 or 3

Contestants will

concertos with thepertorm the Mozart Australian Chambs Orchestra and the Group mber 2 the Sydney Symphony concertos wit Orchestra. with

prepared

song cycles listed.

GROUP E

Candidates will be asked to

play ElITHER

section 1 or 2 of their chosen group and which section they will be advised semi-finalists the when are to play

1 Chants de Terre et de Ciel-Messiaen For Soprano, publisher Durand

they

2 Four Divine Poems of John

are

Donne-Dorian Le Gallienne

announced.

Each group from A to G is approximately

45 minutes long.

Ludwig Hoffmann

AND Six Songs to Poems of Judith

Lucrecia Kasilag Eugene List Andre-F. Marescotti Denis Matthews

Wright-Margaret Sutherland

approximately 20-25 minutes long.

For Mezzo-soprano, publisher Allans

sung in their

original

languages. References to publishers are given only for the convenience of be singing applicants. The singers will

as a

GROUP F

1 Ariettes Oubliées-Debussy

For Sopran0, publisher Jobert

AND

guide and

from the editions mentioned.

Contestants

are

responsible

for

preparing

voices accompaniments to only those

listed for each group of song cycles

Fêtes Galantes I and I-Debussy For Soprano, publisher Jobert 2 Songs and Proverbs of William Blake op.74-Britten For Baritone, publisher Paber

Soprano; Mezzo-soprano; Baritone. GROUP G GROUP A

1 Dichterliebe op.48-Schumann, For Baritone, publisher Peters No. 2383b Vol.1

Sergei Dorensky

Sir Bernard Heinze

For Mezzo0-soprano, publisher Kurrajong

Each of the two sections is

Songs will be

1977 Jury Rex Hobcroft

1 Celebration of Divine Love-Malcolm

Williamson

Hephzibah Menuhin Jan Weber Wiktor Weinbaum

Chairman

USSR Australia

Germany

Philippines USA Switzerland

England England Poland

Poland

1977 Prizewinners The following prizewinners are listed in order of merit.

Irina Plotnikova

Svetlana Navasardian

USSR USSR

Andre Laplante Philip Fowke Marioara Trifan

Canada England

Manana Doidzashvili

USA

USSR USA

2 Vier ernste Gesänge op.121-Brahms

Daniel Blumenthal Dennis Lee Diana Kacso

Malaysia

2 Histoires Naturelles-Ravel

For Mezzo-soprano/Baritone, publisher

Gary Steigerwalt

USA

For Soprano, publisher Durand AND

Peters 3692a/b Vol. IV

Jeno Jando0

Hungary

Cinq mélodies populaires grècques-Ravel For Soprano, publisher Durand

For Soprano, publisher Novello

AND Zigeunerlieder op.103-Brahms For Mezzo-soprano/ Baritone Publisher

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

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Brazil

Poland Australia


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Competition Diary 8.00 pm The Hon.

Opening Concert July 3 Sydncy Opera House

Concert Hall

Stages Iand I1 July 4and 9 Sydncy Conservatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall

Stages I and II

July 5 and

10

Sydney Conservatorium

of Music: Verbrugghen Hall

StagesI and II July 6 and 11 Sydney Conscrvatorium of Music: Verbrugghen Hall

Stages IandII July 7and 12 Sydney Conservatorium Music:

Verbrugghen Hall

Stages Iand II July 8 and 13

conductcd by Myer Fredman Sibelius,

The Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov and Soloist: Rogcr Woodward. Works by Chopin,

8.00 pm Recitals

I pm Recitals

Santiago Rodriguez

Martin Roscoe Phillip Shovk

USA

France

Italy

Claudius Tanski

England Australia West Cermany

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

France

Joshua Tsai

Hong Kong

Catherinc Vickers

Canada

Liora Ziv-Li Assia Zlatkowa Giovanni Battel

Australia South Africa

Gabriella Pusner Marc Raubenheimer Yves Rault

Pietro Rigacci 1 pm Recitals

Israel

Denmark Italy

Pierre Benhaiem 8.00 pm Recitals Olaf Dressler

Dana Borsan Alec Chicn

USA Romania USA

Gordon Fergus-Thompson Alan Gampel

East Germany Englandy

Chia Chou

Canada

Mariana Giurkova

Bulgaria

England China

Akira Imai Elzbieta Karas-Krasztel Piers Lane

Poland

LI Yun

China

1 pm Recitals Danicl Blumenthal

8.00pm Recitals

pm Recitals Alan Gravill He

Qi

Endre Hegedus

Hungary

BabetteHierholzer

West Germany

8.00pm Recitals

pm Recitals Wolfram Lorenzen

of Music:

Olga Miler Edward Newman

West Germany Poland USA

England

David Owen Norris Semi-finals

8.00 pm Recitals

England

Nicholas Walker

Sydney Conservatorium Verbrugghen Hall

he Comn Competition N.K. Wran,oC, MP will officially open the

July15

Patrick O'Byrne

France

USA

apan

Australia

New Zealand Turkey

Gulsin Onay

Lydia Orias

USA

JoannePolk

USA 8.00 pm Accompaniment"

Sydney Conservatorium of Music:

Verbrugghen Hall

July 16 July17 July 18

July 19

Finals

July 2

1 pm Accompaniment*

8.00 pm Recital

1 pm ChanmberMusict 1 pm Chamber Musict 1 pm Recital

8.00 pm Recital 8.00 pm Recital

4.30pm Mozart Concertost

8.00 pm Chamber Musict 8.00 pm 19th & 20th Century Concertos

4.30pm Mozart Concertos

8.00 pm 19th & 20th

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

July 23 Prizewinners

July 24 Sydney Opera House

8.00 pm Presentation and Recitals

Century Concertos

Recitals by the six finalists

Concert Hall

July 25

8.00 pm Recital by First Prizewinner

Pearl Berridge, soprano; Loris Synan, soprano, Suzanne McLeod, mezzo-soprano; Robert Gay, baritone.

TChamber Music: Sydney String Quartet; Trio: Hlarry Curby, David Pereira.

With the Australian Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Harding SWith the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Myer Fredman.

PTesented

18

in

association with the Australian

Broadcasting Commission.


Gabriella Pusner

Marc Raubenheimer

Australia

South Africa

Gabriella Pusner was born in Italy in 1954. She began piano studies at the age of ten and later enrolled at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She graduated in 1976 whilst studying under Igor Hmelnitsky. Since 1978 Miss Pusner has participated in several international competitions. She is on the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her

Marc Raubenheimer was born in 1952. He began studying the piano with Ethel Kerkin. In Europe he worked with Dieter

recording, The Piano Works of Raymond

Hanson, was released in 1977.

Awards

1975 Shadforth Hooper Memorial Prize

Weber at the Vienna Academy and Friedrich Gulda in Munich. He spent a year at the

Royal College of Music

lan Lake and Peter He has also studied at the Julliard School, New York under Martin

working with Feuchwanger.

Canin. Awards 1977 Winner, New York Piano Teacher's Young Artists Competition, 1978

for the most outstanding recitalist at the

Winner, Portland Young Artists Piano

Sydney Conservatorium, 1976 Prize

Competition, 1980 Bronze Medal,

winner, Sydncy Youth Rostum, Vasanta

Geneva International Music

Scholarship tor Overscas Study

Competition. Appearances

Appearances

Since her graduation Miss Pusner has 8iven many recitals and concerto pertormances in Australia. She has also pertormed chamber music and worked as an accompanist.

Stage Beethoven

Chopin

Recital Sonata in D major Op. 10

Has performed as a soloist and recitalist

in Europe, UK, USA, South Africa and has recorded for the BBC. Stage I

Recital

Haydn

Sonata in C minor Hob.XVI/20 Barcarolle in F-sharp Op.60

Chopin

Etudes Tableaux Op.39 No.1

No.

Rachmaninov

Impromptu in F-sharp major Op.36 No.2

Ravel

Scarbo from Gaspard de la

Sculthorpe

Mountains

Nuit

Medtner

Improvisation Op.31

Sculthorpe

Mountains

Stage I

Recital

Stage II Liszt

Recital

Liszt

Transcendental Study No.10

Erude No. 10 in F minor

Chopin

Barcarolle in F-sharp major

Chopin

in F minor Scherzo No.4 in E, Op.54 Preludes Nos.6, 7, 8 Book II Sarcasms Op. 17

Op.60

Debussy

Preludes Nos.10, 11, 12 Book L

Szymanowski Semi-finals

Variations Op.3 A: Recital

Bach

Toccata in D major BWV912

Hanson Edwin Carr

Debussy Prokofiev

Semi-finals

A: Recital

Mozart

Schumann

Sonata K.311 in D major Allegro in B minor Op.8

Three Preludes Op.11

Scriabin Rachmaninov

Sonata No.2 Op.36

Prokotiev

Four Short Studies Sonata in B-tlat No.7 Op.83

Schumann

Schumann

Piano Quintet Op.44

B: Chamber Music

B: Chamber Music

C: Accompaniment Group D

Finals

Concertos

Mozart

D minor K.466 No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Rachmaninov

19

Quatre Morceaux Op.56

Piano Quintet Op.44 C: Accompaniment Group A

Finals Mozart Rachmaninov

Concertos F major K.459 No.3 in D minor Op.30


Lateiner. studying under Jacob

1977 Prizewinner in the Viotti International Competition, 1979 Second Prize "Maria Canals de Barcelona" International Competition, 1979 First Prize Gina Bachauer Memorial at

the

Piano and Composition at the

Cherubini" in Florence, with honours

Conservatorio "L.

competitions, 1977 First Prize, E.

Pozzoli International Competition,

1979 Fourth Prize, Lisbon Competition, Second Prize, Clara Haskil Competition, 1980 Third Prize, Dino Ciani

Competition, Italy.

Juilliard School.

With violinist Raphael Oleg he has Sonatas pertormed Schumann Violin record released by Harmonia Mundi.

Pietro Rigacci was born in 1954 in Florence, Italy. He studied with Maria Tipo and obtained both Diplomas in

Awards 1976 won several prizes in national

Awards

on a

Appearances

Has given concerts in France and

America. Stage I Beethoven

United States of America

Italy

SaintYves Rault was born in 1958 in entered he fourteen At Brieuc, France. in 1976 he the Paris Conservatoire where and for piano first awarded prize was enrolled chamber music. He is presently at the Juilliard School in New York,

Competition

Santiago Rodriguez

Pietro Rigacci

Yves Rault France

Recital

APpearances Gives regular concerts and recitals in Italy and abroad and has pertormed on Italian, Swiss, and Portuguese radio and

television Stage

Recital

Mozart

Sonata K 333 in B-ilat major

Scriabin

Sonata No.9, Op 68

J.S. Bach

Prelude and Fugue No. 18 in

Debussy Liszt

Apres une Lecture du Dante

Sitsky

Arch (Fantasia No 4)

Sculthorpe

Mountains

Stage II

Stage II Debussy Chopin

Recital Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book 1 Ballade in F major Op.38 Variations Op.27 Transcendental Study No.10 in F minor

Liszt

Recital Transcendental Study No.8

Semi-finals

Schumann

A: Recital Sonata in D major K.576 Menuet and Toccata (trom Le Tombeau de Couperin Etudes Symphoniques Op.13

Dvorak

Piano Quintet Op.81

Mozart Ravel

G-sharp minor, Book

in C minor (Wilde Jagd)

Chopin

Polonaise Fantasie Op 61

Debussy

Preludes Nos.6, 7, 8 Book II Im Freien Part II Klânge der Nacht-Hetziagd

Bartok

Semi-finals Schumann

B: Chamber Music

Prokofiev

C: Accompaniment Group C

Finals Mozart Schumann

Concertos

A: Recital Five pieces rom Fantasiestücke Op.l12 1. Des Abends, 2. Aufschwung, 3. Warum, 4. Grillen, 5. In der Nacht Sonata No.8 in B-tlat major Op. 84

B: Chamber Music Brahms

Piano Quintet Op.34

C minor K.491

C: Accompaniment

A minor Op.54

Group A

Finals Mozart Ravel

Concertos

studje done at the adies of Texas University and School Juilliard in New York, he was a the

where

scholarship student of Adele He was University of Missouri and has at the given master classes at numerous American universities. Marcus.

artist-in-residence

Awards

Awarded a prize

of

performances, Competition, New Prize, Maryland International York First Competition First Prize, Naumburg Leventritt

Competition, New York Appearances

Has pertormed in the USA and South America both with orchestra and as

a

recitalist, including appearances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

Stage I Mozart

Debussy Brahms

Sculthorpe Stage II Liszt

Recital Sonata in C minor, K.457 Feux d'Artifice

Paganini Variations Vol. Mountains

Recital Paganini Study No.6 in A minor

Chopin Debussy Stravinsky Semi-finals

Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39 Preludes Nos.8, 9, 10 Book I Petrouchka Suite

A: Recital

Haydn

Sonata in B minor, HobXVI/32

Chopin

Sonata No.2 in B-lat minor,

Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No.6

Dvorak

B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.l C: Accompaniment

35

D minor K.466 No.l in G major

20

was

were

1976

Sonata in F major Op.10 No.2 Etude pour les Quartes

Webern Liszt

Santiago

born in Cardenas,Rodriguez Cuba in I952. lessons at the age of 5. In He began pia 1960 he Nent to the USA to continue studies at we Loyola School ot Music. Further the

Group B

Finals

Concertos

Mozart

B-flat major K.595

Rachmaninov

No.3 in D minor Op.30


ESR Phillip Shovk

Martin Roscoe

England

Claudius Tanski

Australia

Martin Roscoe was born in 1952 in

Phillip Shovk was born in Sydney in

England. In 1968 he won a scholarship to

1959 and commenced studying the piano age of nine, his first teachers being A. Mirosznyk and G. Spark. He attended the Sydney Conservatorium High School for six years, studying piano with George

the Royal Manchester College of Music

where he studied with Gordon Green, winning all the major piano awards. In 1973 he made his London debut and participated in Alfred Brendel's master

classes at the Cheltenham International Festival. Awards

1976 Second Prize, British Liszt Piano

Competition. Appearances

Has made several solo appearances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony

Orchestras and has frequently given recitals on BBC radio. Stage I

Recital

Haydn

Sonata in C minor HobXVI/20

Rawsthorne Liszt

Bagatelles

Rhapsodie Espagnole

Sitsky

Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Stage II

Recital

Liszt

Transcendental Study No.10

at the

Humphrey. Awards

1978 he won a scholarship to attend the Moscow State Conservatorium of Music for the five year tertiary programme, where he is studying with Valery

Federal Republic of Germany

Claudius Tanski was born in 1958 in Essen, West Germany. He started piano

lessons at the age of 5 and from the age of 14 he was a student at the

FolkwangHochschule für Musik in Essen. Then followed private lessons with Louis Kentner and Alfred Brendel in London. Later he continued his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Professor Hans Leygraf. Awards 1976 First Prize in the all-Geman

Kastelsky. Appearances He has given many solo and chamber music pertormances at the

Gina Bachauer

Conservatorium, for music clubs and in the past three years at various places in

Has given numerous solo recitals and

Moscow including a concert in the Bolshoi Hall. Stage I Beethoven Rachmaninov Ravel

Recital Sonata in A major Op.2

No..2

Etudes Tableaux Nos.7 and

9, Op.39 Alborada del Gracioso from

Miroirs Mountains Recital Paganini Study No.6 in A

competition "Jugend Musiziert'" for

pianists under 20, 1977 Winner of the

Folkwang Prize, 1979 Fifth place in the

Competition,

USA, 1980.

Appearances

orchestral appearances in Germany and has made several recordings for radio.

Stage I

Recital

Liszt

Rigoletto Paraphrase

Schubert

Stravinsky

Wanderer Fantasy. Op.15, in C major D.760 Danse Russe from

Sitsky

Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Stage II Liszt

Recital Paganini Study No.3

Chopin

Scherzo in B-flat minor

Petrouchka

Bartok

in F minor Ballade No.1 Op.23 in G minor Preludes Nos.10, 11, 12 Book . Sonata

Semi-finals Debussy

Images Series II

Debussy

Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I

6 pieces Op.19 Sonata in B minor

Carr

Sonata No.2

B: Chamber Music

Semi-finals

A: Recital1

Beethoven

Sonata in E-flat major

Mozart

Op.8la (Les Adieux) Toccata in C major Op.7

Liszt

Sonata in D major K.311 Sonata B minor

Dvorak

Piano Quintet Op.81

Chopin Debussy

Schoenberg Liszt

Brahms

A: Recital

C: Accompaniment Group A

Finals

Concertos F major K.459 No.l in D minor

Stage II Liszt

minor

Chopin

Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor Op.39

Piano Quintet Op.34

Mozart Brahms

Sculthorpe

Op.15

Schumann Debussy

Images Book I

Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No.10 B: Chamber Music

Schumann

Piano Quintet Op.44

Debussy Boulez Semi-finals

La Campanella)

Op.31

Preludes Nos.3, 4 & 5

Book I Sonata No.1

A: Recital B: Chamber Music C: Accompaniment Group A

C: Accompaniment

Finals

Concertos

Group A

Mozart

C minor K.491 A minor Op.54

Finals

Concertos

Mozart Liszt

B-flat major K.595 No.l in E-flat major

21

Schumann


Jean-Yves Thibaudet France Jean-Yves Thibaudet was born in Lyon,

France in 1961 of music-loving parents. He began his musical studies at an early when only 7. age, first playing in public

Awards At 14 the European Youth Prize, at 15 Premier Prix, Paris Conservatoire. Has achieved distinction in several international competitions. At 17 Second Prize in the Robert Casadesus Competition in Cleveland, USA. In 1980 he won Second Prize in the First

International Music Competition of Japan (no First Prize awarded, 1981 the first French pianist to win the Young Concert Artists' International Auditions, New York.

Appearances

Has given numerous recitals in France

and abroad, radio and television broadcasts; and played under the baton of many distinguished conductors. Recital

Stage I Liszt

Ballade No.2

Debussy

Images Book II

Catherine Vickers

Joshua Tsai

Canada

Hong Kong8 was born in Hong Kong in 1956. He studied with Leon Fleisher and Fernando Laires at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, USA and obtained á Bachelor of Music with honours and Performer's Licentiate from the Royal School of Music, London.

Joshua Tsai

Awards He has

won numerous

awards and

scholarships from the Hong Kong Music

Festival.

Appearances Has played with the Cologne Academy Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has given recitals and broadcasts for Radio Hong Kong, Singapore Television and the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Stage

I

Mozart

Chopin Ravel

Sitsky Stage II

Recital

Catherine Vickers

was born Regina, in 1952. Saskatchewan, Canada She

distinguished early when she made her debutherself with the Regina Symphony 8. at studied at the the age of She has

of Music under M.Regina BuckConservatorium and H.

Brauss, the University of Alberta and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Hannover H. now studies

Piano Competition

Appearances She is giving Stage

Sonata K.332 in F major Andante Spinato and Grande Polonaise Alborada del Gracioso from Mirroirs Arch Fantasia No.4)

Bach-Busoni

Recital [ranscendental Study No.4

Butterley

Mazeppa

Liszt

Op.52

Chopin

Schubert Liszt

Debussy

Recital

Bartok

Suite Op.14

Liszt

Debussy

Transcendental Study No.8

Semi-finals

(Wilde Jagd)

J.S. Bach

A: Recital Chromatic Fantasy and

Stravinsky Semi-finals

Fugue

Mozart

Chopin Debussy Messiaen

Barcarolle in F-sharp major

Op.60 Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I

Regard No.20, I'Eglise d'amour from Vingt Regards

Schubert

Scriabin

Brahms

A: Recital Sonata in F minor Op.5 Sonata No.10

Beethoven

B: Chamber Music Piano Trio in B-flat major,

Scriabin

Op.97 (Archduke

C: Accompaniment Group A

Finals Mozart Prokofiev

Concertos C minor K.491

No.2 in G minor Op.16

Wanderer Fantasy in C major Op.15, D.760

Chopin Ravel

Sonata No.4

Liszt

Rhapsodie Espagnole

Schumann

Piano Quintet Op.44

sur l'Enfant-Jésus

Semi-finals

Stage II

Ballade No.4 in F minor

Preludes Nos.7, 8, 9 Book I

concerts in

Canada.

Stage II

Chopin

Leygraf. She

Awards 1979 First Prize Busoni International

Sitsky

Schumann

under

privately with Professor Bernhard Ebert.

1. Cloches a travers les feuilles, 2. Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut, 3. Poissons d'or Toccata in C major Op.7 Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Liszt

in

Europe and

Recital Two Organ Choral Preludes 1. Rejoice, beloved Christians, 2. Awake, the voice commands Sonata in A minor Op.143

Mephisto Waltz Uttering Joyous Leaves Recital Paginini Study No.6 in A minor Scherzo No.2 in B-lat minor Op.31 Preludes Nos.4, 5, 6, Book lI Serenade in A A: Recital Rondo in A minor K.511 Sonatain B minor Op.58 Gaspard de la Nuit

1. Ondine, 2. Le Gibet, 3. Scarbo B: Chamber Music

B: Chamber Music Schumann

C: Accompaniment Group G

Piano Quintet Op.44 C: Accompaniment Group F

Finals

Concertos

Finals

Concertos

Mozart Brahms

B-flat major K.595 No.2 in B-flat major

Mozart

E-flat major K.482

Schumann

A minor Op.54


Nicholas Walker

England in Nicholas Walker was born in 1956 the to a England. He won scholarship in London Royal Academy of Music

with Gordon Alan Bush. Green and composition with awards for the all major There he won and in 1978 was awarded the

where he studied

piano

piano,

Liora Ziv-Li Israel

Assia Zlatkowa Denmark

Liora Ziv-Li was born in 1953 in Israel. She studied the piano and the

Assia Zlatkowa was born in Bulgaria in 1953 and has lived in Copenhagen since 1975. She studied at the Sofia Music School, the Sofia Music Academy under Associate Professor Kuteva and later with Guido Agosti and Herman Koppel.

harpsichord at the Rubin Music

Academy, graduating in 1974. She continued her studies with Professor

Vardi and won the Artist Diploma with distinction in 1976. After completing her

MacFarren medal. Also in 1978 he gained the a scholarship to study at Conservatoire in Moscow Tchaikovsky where his teachers included Stanislav Neuhaus.

military service she won a scholarship

Awards

Awards 1976 First

1979 First Prize, First Newport International Piano Competition.

from the British Council and studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Parkhouse, winning several prizes.

Awards Has won prizes in competitions in the

Kingdom, Bulgaria and Italy. Appearances United

Has performed since she was nine years old with orchestras in Bulgaria, Ireland,

Prize, Jerusalem Broadcasting

Norway, Czechoslovakia, Denmark and

Finland. She has made three LP records.

Appearances Has given many concerts in England and

Competition, 1977 Winner, Francois Shapira Prize, 1979 First Prize, Viotti International Piano Competition, Italy

Stage I

Recital

Mozart

Sonata in D major K.576

abroad.

Appearances

Chopin

Fantasy in F minor Op.49

Tschedrin

Sculthorpe

Basso Ostinato Mountains

Stage I

J.S. Bach Beethoven

Recital Italian Concerto Six Variations on an Original Theme in F major,

Op.34 Scriabin

Sonata No.4 in F-sharp

major, Op.30 Sculthorpe

Mountains

Liszt

Stage

Recital Paganini Study No.3 (La

Chopin

Scherzo No.1 in B minor

Campanella) Op.2

Debussy

Preludes Nos.4, 5, 6 Book II

Bartok

Sonata

Semi-finals Mozart

Schubert LiSzt

A: Recital Sonata in D major, K.576 Wanderer-Fantasy in C major D.760

Rigoletto Paraphrase B: Chamber Music

Dvorak

Piano Quintet Op.81

Has appeared as soloist with Israeli

Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem and Haifa Symphonic Orchestras and recently at the Albert Hall, London.

Stage I Liszt

Stage I

Recital

Chopin

Scarlatti

Sonata in D minor, Sonata in C major

Debussy

Prokofiev

Sonata in No.6 in A major,

Bartok

Sculthorpe

Mountains

Stage II Liszt

Recital

Chopin Debussy

Finals Mozart

Tchaikovsky

Concertos C minor K.491 No.l in B-flat minor Op.23

Tran

(Vision

Ballade No.1 in G minor

Op.23

Semi-finals

Impressionistic Mood A: Recital1

Mozart Schumann

Sonata in C minor K.457 Sonata in F-sharp minor,

Op.11 B: Chamber Music

Schubert

Piano Trio Op.99, D.898

C: Accompaniment Group B

Finals

Concertos

Mozart

B-flat major K.595 No.1 in B-flat minor Op.23

Tchaikovsky

23

J.S. Bach

Op.20 Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I Sonata A: Recital Prelude and Fugue in A minor Book I

ental Study No.6

Preludes Nos.7, 8, 9 Book I Ben Zion Orgad 2 Preludes in an

C: Accompaniment Group B

Semi-finals

.82

Recital Paganini Study in A minor No.6 Scherzo in B minor No.1

Schumann

Chopin

Sonata in G minor Op.22 Ballad No.l in G minor

Liszt Liszt

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca Mephisto Waltz

Schumann

B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.44 C: Accompaniment

Op.23

Group B

Finals

Concertos

Mozart

D minor K.466

Chopin

No.1 in E minor Op.ll


Dana Borsan

Alec Chien United States of America

Romania Dana Borsan was born in Romania in 1957. She studied at the Cluj-Napoca Music School and in 1976 entered the

Bucharest Conservatoire Superieur de

Musique,

ying with Gabriel Amiras.

She has won numerous prizes in national

competitions. 1975 Diploma, Chopin Competition, Warsaw, 1977 Second Prize at the Robert Schumann

International Piano Competition, Zwickau. Has given orchestral concerts and recitals in Romania, in 1973 participated

in the International Youth Festival in Aberdeen and London and in 1980 toured the USSR. She has also appeared on Romanian radio and television.

Rachmaninov Bartok Mozart

Sculthorpe Stage II

Recital

Paganini Variations Book II

Etudes Tableaux in E-flat minor Op.39, No.5 3 Etudes Op.18

Rondo K.51l in A minor Mountains

Recital

Liszt

Transcendental Study No.8

Chopin

Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor

Debussy

Prokofiev

Semi-finals Beethoven Liszt

Shostakovich

Wilde Jagd) Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B flat

Finals

Brahms

Professor Adele Marcus. the head of the Piano

under

Presently he

is

Department Allegheny College in the State of at the

Pennsylvania.

Has won WQXR Young Artists Competition and the Cincinnati International Piano Competition. Has

Chia Chou was born in

Taipei in 1960. began his studies at the Royal of Music Conservatory in Toronto and later at the He

of Toronto with Mr Clifford University Poole. been a student of Since 1978 he has Lieselotte Gierth at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. und

Awards 1979 Third Prize International in Competition 1980 First Prize Senigallia, Italy. Mendelssohn

Competition in West Berlin.

Appearances He has

made numerous concert appearances in Canada and West

Appearances

performed extensively along the cast Germany as well as radio Last invited engagements

coast of the US. year he on a concert tour of the

was

with West German Radio.

People's Republic Stage I pertormed with the Symphony Orchestra of Peking, bacn Shanghai and Canton, also giving recitals and master classes in these Chopin cities of China where he

Stage

Beethoven

Chop

in

Recital Sonata in A-flat major

Op.il10

Etude in G-sharp minor,

Op.25 No.6

Chopin

Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op 50 No.3

Balakirev

ISlamey

Sitsky

major A: Recital

Stage II Liszt

Sonata in D major Op.10 No.3 Sonata in B minor B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.57

Chopin

Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Recital Paganini Study No.2 in E-tlat major

Debussy Stravinsky

Barcarolle in F-sharp major, p.60 Preludes Nos.4, 5, 6 Book I A: Recital Sonata No.5 tantasy in C minor K.475

Concertos

Mozart Schumann

No.l in D minor

Schumann

Piano Quintet Op.44

E-flat major, K.482

Carnaval Op.9

B: Chamber Music C: Accompaniment Group B

Finals

Concertos

Mozart

C minor K.491 No.2 in B-flat major Op.83

Brahms

Suavinsky

Sculthorpe Stage I

Liszt

Chopin

Dei ussy

25

Recital

Prelude and Fugue in

C-sharp major, BookkI Ballade No.4 in F minor,

Op.552

Petrouchka Suite Mountainss

Recital

Gnomenreigen

Scherzo in E major, Op.54

Preludes Nos.6, 7, 8 Book II

Kenins

Sonata |lst Movement)

Semi-finals

A: Recital Sonata in C major Op.2 No.3 Sonata in B minor Op.58 B: Chamber Music

Beethoven

Chopin Beethoven

Piano Trio Op.97 (Archduke) C: Accompaniment Group D

Petrouchka Suite

Semi-finals Scriabin

C: Accompaniment Group B Mozart

musical

the Juilliard School. There he the degrees of Bachelor, MasterI and Doctor of Musical Arts at

Awards

Appearances

Stage

training

received

Awards

Brahms

Alec Chien was born in Hong Kong in 1952 where he his piano studies at the age of seven.began At 14, moved to the he US where he continued his

Chia Chou Canada

Finals

Concertos

Mozart

F major K.459 No.5 in E-flat major Op.73

Beethoven


Olaf Dressler German Democratic Republic Olaf Dressler was born in Dresden in 1958. He began piano studies at the age of 7. In 1972 he entered the Special School for Music in Dresden studying under Professor Amadeus Webersinke. From 1974-1980 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden and then began work under Professor Rudolf Kerer at the Moscow Conservatoire.

Awards 1980 First Prize and Gold Medal,

Barcelona, Maria Canals International Music Competition, First Prize at the Gdansk Festival for Young Musicians.

Appearances

Gordon Fergus-Thompson

United States of

Gordon Fergus-Thompson was born in

Alan

Leeds in 1952. He studied at the Royal

Northern College of Music from 1968-1973 and worked with Peter Katin. He made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1976.

Awards

1978, 1979, 1980 Calouste Gulbenkian Music Fellowship 1980 Fourth Prize, Geneva

Competition Appearances Has given recitals

International

in England and Paris

and has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio in recitals and concertos.

He has given concerts in East Germany,

USSR, Yugoslavia, Austria and Poland and has made several radio broadcasts.

Stage I

Recital

Scarla Scriabin Liszt

Sonata No.5

Sitsky Stage II Liszt

3 Sonatas

Semi-finals J.S. Bach

Haydn

Recital

Liszt

Transcendental Study No.10

minor, Book 1

Rachmaninov

tudes Tableaux Op.39

Mozart Liszt

Chopin

Ballade No.l in G minor Preludes Nos.10, 11, 12 Toccata Op.11 A: Recital Prelude and Fugue inE

B: Chamber Music Piano Trio, Op.50 C: Accompaniment Group A Concertos D minor K.466 (1785) No.l in E-tlat major

Recital Chaconne in D minor Pour les Agrements trom

Etudes Book Sonata No. 5

Op 53

Stage 1

Liszt

Finals

Scriabin

Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Sonata in A major Hob.XV1/43 Dante Sonata

Tchaikovsky

Debussy

Sculthorpe

p..23

Debussy Prokofiev

Stage

Bach-Busoni

Mephisto Waltz

in F minor

Chopin

Alan Gampel

England

Debussy Szymanowski Semi-finals Beethoven Rachmaninov Liszt Brahms

Finals Mozart

Tchaikovsky

in

F-sharp

Mountains

many scholarships. Awards In the last year he has a

awards won number ot including: in The Chopin Competition The Buffalo, Teachers National Association Music

Competition in Washington, The Teachers

Music Association of Competition (1979-80 California Appearances Has at the with performed the California Hollywood Bow,

Chamber Symphony appeared Stage Recital JS. Bach Prelude and as a other orchestras. soloist with several

Recital

Chopin

Transcendental Study No. 12 Chasse Neige)

Ravel

Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major Op.61

Stravinsky

Preludes 6, 7, 8 Book II Srudy in E-tlat minor Op. 4

Sitsky

No.

Stage II

A: Recital

Li9zt

Sonata in A major Op. 101 3 Erudes Tableaux Op.39 No.5 in E-tlat minor; No.6

Chopin

Debussy

in A minor; No.9 in D

Stravinsky

major Reminiscences of Don Juan

Semi-finals

B: Chamber Music Piano Quinter Op.34 C: Accompaniment Group B

J.S. Bach Beethoven

Chopin

E-flat major K.482

major Op.44

D

and

Fugue

in

major Book II Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Toccata trom Le Tombeau de Couperin Danse Infernale, L'oiseau de Feu (transcribed by Arch Fantasia No.4)Agosti) Recital Transcendental Study No.7 Fantasie in F minor Op.49 Preludes Nos. 9, 10, 1 Book I

Danse Infernale, L' oiseau de Feu (Transcribed by

A: Recital1 Toccata in E minor

Agosti

Sonata in G major Op.31 No.1 Sonata in B-flat minor

Op.35

Concertos No.2 in G

America

Gampel was born in 1964 and studied New York in with Perry at the Professor lohn" California University of Southern has receivedSchool of Performing Arts.

Schubert

B: Chamber Music Piano Trio Op.99 D.898

C: Accompanimesit

Group F

26

Finals

Concerto6

Mozart

D minor k.466

Chopin

No.1 in E minor Op 1l


Marianna Giurkova

Alan Gravill

He Qi

England

Bulgaria Marianna Giurkova was born in Sofia in

1964. She studies piano at the Sotia State Conservatoire under Associate Professor Lydia Kouteva.

People's Republic of China

Alan Gravill was born in 1955 in England. From 1973-77 he was a student at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He was taught by Alan Richardson,

Alexander Kelly and Ruth Harte and he

Awards

1975 Third Prize at the International

won many prizes for solo piano and

Czechoslovakia, 1976 First Prize,

chamber music. After leaving the Academy he won several awards for

Senigallia International Piano Competition, Italy (under 16 Division)

part in the Edinburgh Festival master

Piano Competition, Usti no Laba,

Appearances Has performed over fifty concerts since she was ten-years-old. In 1979 she played in concerts to mark the International Year of the Child in the German Democratic Republic and West Berlin. She has toured the USA with the Bulgarian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Stage I

Mozart

Recital

Sonata in D major K.576

Liszt

Variations Brillantes Op.12 Hungarian Rhapsody No.6

Prokofiev Sitsky

Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Chopin

Stage II Liszt

Chopin Debussy Prokofiev

Suggestion Diabolique

Semi-finals Beethoven Schubert Liszt

Brahms

Transcendental Study No.7 "Eroica Ballade No.2 in F minor Op552 Preludes Nos.6, 7& 8 Book I Sonata No.7 in B-tlat major

Competition

Appearances Has give many

Chopin concerts in Britain

Rachmaninov Sitsky

Sage Beethoven

Sonata in F minor Op.57

Recital

Stage II Liszt

Appassionata)

Chopin

Chopin

Festival

O1seaux Tistes from Miroirs Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor Op. 31

Sitsky Stage I Liszt

Chopin

Arch Fantasia No.4)

Recital Transcendental Srudy No.7 Eroica) Ballade No.l in G minor Op.223

Semi-finals Mozart

A: Recital Rondo in A minor K.511 Sonata in A flat, Op.110

Beethoven

Debussy

Images Book I

Bartok

Out of Doors Vol.2

Brahms

Piano Quintet Op.34

B: Chamber Music C: Accompaniment Group B

Concertos Finals Mozart Brahms

she

Recital Sonata in C major Op.53

Waldstein

Nocturne in E major Op.62

No.2

Op.8la (Les Adieux)

E flat major K.482 No.I in E minor Op.11

StageI

including recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and the Brighton

Ravel

of

and Ravel.

Chopin

Preludes Nos.6, 7, 8 Book I

B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.34

Shanghai

Conservatory continued to perform in many Music, solo and chamber music concerts playing the works of Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven

Prize, Hastings National Piano Concerto

Canteyodjaya

Tarantella

a

Beethoven

Debussy

Sonata in A major Op.120

giving performances since the public age of eleven. While working in the Haian Song and Dance Troupe, she also many played concerts as solosit and accompanist. In 1974, she played The Yellow River piano concerto in Gwangzhou. After entering the

1978 Greater London Arts Association Young Musician of the Year, Second

Messiaen

Group B

Chopin

Awards

A: Recital Variations in D major Sonata in E-tlat major,

C: Accompaniment Finals Mozart

classes with Jorge Bolet. He is now studying with Bernard Roberts.

Recital

Op.8.B3 Mozart

further study and was chosen to take

He Qi has been

Concertos C minor K.491 No.2 in B-flat major Op.83

27

Debussy

Qu Wei

Semi-finals

Chopin Ravel

Etude in C-sharp minor Op.10 No.4 Etudes Tableaux in E-flat minor Arch Fantasia No.4)

Recital

Transcendental Study No.8 (Wilde Jagd)

Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor Op.31 Preludes Nos.1, 2, 3 Book I Dance of the Lotus A: Recital Sonata in B-flat minor

Op.35

Le Tombeau de Couperin

B: Chamber Music

Schubert

Piano Trio Op.99 D.898

C: Accompaniment Group B Finals

Concertos

Mozart

F major K.459

Beethoven

No.4 in G major Op.58


Endre Hegedus

Hungary Endre Hegedus was born in Hungary in 1954. He began to play the piano at the Franz Liszt age of 5 and studied at the Academy of Music, Budapest from 1973-1980 under Istvan Antal and with Zoltan Kocsis. Awards 1978 Second Prize, Athenaeum International Competition, Athens (No first

prize was awarded), 1979 Finalist,

1980 Second

Radio Competition, Munich Prize, Dino Ciani Memorial Competi-

Babette Hierholzer

Akira Imai

Federal Republic of Germany

Japan

Babette Hierholzer was born in 1957 in Berlin. She started piano lessons with the E. Dounias-Sindermann in Berlin at worked with H. age of five. Abroad she Lili Stessin, Juilliard School, New York; Maria Kraus, Texas Christian University; Tipo in Florence and W. Saschowa, Berlin. At the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen she studied with Paul BaduraSkoda. In 1979 she went to Buenos Aires to study with B.L. Gelber.

Akira Imai was born in Tokyo in 1954. He began learnin8 the from his piano mother and then from Professor S. Takizaki in Tokyo. From 1971 he studied in Vienna privately with Paul at Badura-Skoda and the Hochschule für Musik with Professor Josef Dichler. He

tion, Italy

Awards 1966, 1974

Appearances Has given many

Folkwang Competition.

solo recitals and has

appeared with the National Philharmonic

First Prize, National German Piano Competition, 1978 First Prize,

Appearances

Orchestra at the Franz Liszt Academy of

Has made regular public appearances

Music.

since 1969 in concerts with orchestras and solo recitals in Germany, Austria,

Stage I

Recital

Beethoven Bartok

Sonata Op.90 in E minor Burlesques Nos.1 & 2 Tannhäuser Overture

Wagner-Liszt

Italy, France, Switzerland and South

America. In 1978 she made her debut

with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and she was engaged again to play with

Sculthorpe

concert paraphrase Mountains

Stage II Liszt

Recital

Stage 1

Recital

Transcendental Study No.8

Scarlatti

Four Sonatas Nos. L352, 423, 424, 422

Chopin

Scherzo No.2 in B-flat

that orchestra in 1980.

(Wilde Jagd

minor Op.31

Debussy Bartok

Sculthorpe Semi-finals Liszt

Chopin Chopin

Stravinsky Liszt

Preludes Nos.8, 9, 10 Book I Sonata Mountains A: Recital Mephisto Waltz Nocturne No.2 in F-sharp

major, Op.15

Etude in A minor Op.25, No. 11 Piano Rag Music Sonata in B minor

B: Chamber Music

Brahms

Piano Quintet Op.34

C: Accompaniment Group A

Finals

Mozart Bartok

Concertos D minor K.466 No.3

Schumann Prokofiev

Sculthorpe Stage II Liszt

Chopin Debussy

graduated from the Hochschule with honours in 1974. From 1976-79 he

undertook

schule für Musik, Essen. Awards

Prizewinner ot the tollowing piano competitions: Elena Rombro-Stepanow Piano Competition, Vienna, Concurso Internacional Maria Canals, Barcelona, Concorso Internazionale de Pianoforte Citta de Finale Ligure, Italy, International Liszt-Bartok Piano

Competition,

Budapest, Folkwangpreis, Essen. Appearances Has made public appearances in Japan, West Germany, Austria, Italy, Hungary

and in France. Stage I

Recital

Bach

Prelude and Fugue in

Sonata in G minor Op. 22

Visions Fugitives Op. 22 Nos.1-12, 14, 17, 16 Mountains

E major, Book II

Beethoven

Sonata Op.31 No.2

Liszt

2 Legendes 1. St. Francois d'Assise "La

predication aux oiseaux

Recital Concert Study in F minor Polonaise-Fantasie Op.61 Preludes Nos.7, 8 & 9 Book I

Sculthorpe

2. "St Francois de Paule Marchant sur les flots" Mountains Transcendental Study No.4

Webern

Variations Op.27

Stage II Liszt

Semi-finals Bach Mozart

A: Recital Italian Concerto in F major Dupont Variations K.573

Chopin

Beethoven

Sonata E-flat major Op.8la

Brahms

Brahms

post-gTaduate study with

Badura-Skoda at the Folkwang Hoch-Paul

Recital

(Mazeppa Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor Op.31

Debussy

Preludes Nos.6, 7, 8 Book I

(Les Adieux)

Bartok

Sonata

Paganini Variations Book I B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.34 C: Accompaniment Group G

Semi-finals

Schubert

A: Recital 4 Impromptus Op.90

Liszt

Sonata in B minor

Brahms

B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.34 C: Accompaniment

Finals

Concertos

Mozart Liszt

B-flat major K.595 No.1 in E-tlat major

Group D

Finals Mozart Beethoven

28

Concertos E-flat major K.482 No.4 in G major Op. 58


Piers Lane Australia

Elzbieta Karas-Krasztel

Poland Karas-Krasztel was

born in

Elzbieta She Poland in 1952.

at the Ecole Poland in 7 e r studied de Musique, Warsaw

and under Regina in 1975. graduating Kazimierz Gierzod Conservatoire until the at She continued studies under 1978 doing post graduate Smendzianka

Li Yun

People's Republic of China

Piers Lane was born in London in 1958. He subsequently and

gained Bachelor from the a

Music

moved to Australia of Arts

|Music)

Degtee Queensland Conservatorium of

studying piano

with

Nancy

Professor Victor Merjanov.

Weir. BelainSiki in Washington and Kendall Taylor London.

Awards

Awards

Has

won

Polish prizes in several

competitions. 1977 Special Diploma, Piano Competition. Athens International Appearances Has given concerts in Poland, USSR and Canada and broadcast for radio and television.

Yugoslavia, Stage I Beethoven

Chopin Liszt Sculthorpe Stage I Liszt

Chopin Debussy Bartok

has

Recital Rondo a capriccio Op. 129 Sonata in B-flat minor,

Op.35 Mephisto Waltz

International Liszt-Bartok Competition in Budapest, 1977 Semi-tinalist Sydney International Piano Competition Appearances He has given numerous recitals in

Australia and overseas. Stage 1

Recital

Recital Sonata

Mozart

Sonata in F, K.332

Paganini Study No.6

Liszt

Venezia e Napoli, Années de

Sculthorpe

Pelerinage Vol.2 1. Gondoliera, 2. Canzone, 3. Taruntella Mountains

Fantasie in F minor, Op.49 Preludes Nos.7, 8, 9 Book II Sonata A: Recital Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata)

Prokofiev

Sonata No.2 in D minor

Beethoven

1975 Winner Australian Musicians' Overseas Scholarship, 1977 Winner Claire Dan Liszt-Bartok Scholarship, 1976 Special Prizewinner-the youngest and most promising competitor in the

Scarlatti

Mountains

Beethoven

Semi-finals

Since 1979 he has studied with

Stage I Liszt

Op.14

Chopin

B: Chamber Music Piano Trio Op.97

Debussy

Archduke) C: Accompaniment

Stravinsky

Finals

Concertos C minor K.491

Chopin

No.l in E minor Op.ll

was

tamily.

Her

Beethoven

Sonata in F minor, Op.57

Ravel

ppassionata Ondine trom Gaspard de la Nuit

Brahms

Finals Mozart Rachmaninov

lecturer in

graduation she worked at The Zhejiang Song and Dance Ensemble and The Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble, often pertorming as a solo pianist, and as an accompanist tor singers and instrumentalists.

Stage I Beethoven

Sonata in A-flat major

Chopin

Op.110 Etude in A minor Op.25

Recital

No.11 Liszt

Sitsky

Rhapsodie Espagnole Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Recital Transcendental Study No.10

Chopin

in F minor Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major Op.61

Debussy

Preludes Nos.16, 17, 18

Li Ying-hai

Book II Moonlight over Spring River

Semi-finals Scriabin

Sonata No.5 Op.53

Chopin

A: Recital

Impromptu Op.36

Schumann

Carnaval Op.9

Schumann

Piano Quintet Op.44

B: Chamber Music

C: Accompaniment

Finals

C: Accompaniment Group B Concertos

Group A

Mozart

D minor K.466

Concertos

Ravel

B: Chamber Music Schumann

a

Appearances After

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book I

an

Music, studying under Professor Yi Kai-ji.

Petrouchka Suite

A: Recital

is

studied piano at the affiliated middle school of the Central of Conservatory Music from 1964-1973. From 1979 to the present, she has been a student at the Central postgraduate of Conservatory

Liszt

Semi-finals

Ying-hai

composition in the samne Conservatory. She entered the primary school attached to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1961 and

Barcarolle in F-sharp major

La Semaine Grasse from

Li

Music. Her mother is

Stage

Preludes Nos. 10, 11, 12

father

music

minor

Op.60

born in 1951 of a musical

associate professor of the Composition Department of the Central Conservatory of

Book I

Group A

Mozart

Recital Paganini Study No.6 in A

Li Yun

Piano Quinter Op.44

D minor, K.466 Rhapsody on a Theme by

Paganini 29

major


9

Edward Newman

Olga Miler

Wolfram Lorenzen

Federal Republic of Germany

Poland

United States of America

Wolfram Lorenzen was born in Freiburg,

Miler was born in Warsaw in 1955. In 1974 she graduated with distinction

Edward Newman was born in Denver, Colorado in 1954. began his piano studies at the age otHefour. with Charles Crowder andHe has studied

Germany in 1952. He studied with Klaus

Linder (Basel), Ludwig Hoffmann

Olga

from the secondary school of music

(Munich) and Paul Badura-Skoda (Essen).

having studied with Bronislawa Kawalla. In 1979 she graduated from the Higher

Awards

School of Music with distinction after

1976 First Prize, Finale Ligure International Piano Competition, Third

studying with Jan Ekier and Bronislawa Kawalla. In 1978 she participated in the

Prize, Vercelli International Piano Competition, 1977 First Prize, Senigallia International Piano Competition, 1980

summer School in weimar studying with Valentina Kamenikowa.

Second Prize, Monza International Piano

Competition. Appearances In 1976 he was chosen for "Bundesauswahl Konzerte Junger Künstler"" playing 50 concerts in one season. He has performed 30 different piano

concertos with orchestra, and he has made radio broadcasts and recordings

Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow,

Recital Wanderer-Fantasy in C

Chopin

Sculthorpe Stage II Liszt

Recital

Stage I Bach

Recital Prelude and Fugue in

Chopin

Etudes Op. 10

Chopin

Debussy Bartok

Semi-finals Liszt

Schumann

A: Recital Sonata in B minor Etudes Symphoniques

B: Chamber Music Brahms

Piano Quintet Op.3

C: Accompaniment Group G

Finals Mozart Liszt

Op.13

Sitsky Stage II

Recital

Liszt

Paganini Study

Chopin

2

Ballade No.I in G minor .23

Debussy

Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I

Bartok

Sonata

Semi-finals

Haydn

Brahms

Tchaikovsky

ConcertoS

C major K.503

No.2 in A major

has

won

many national

Finals

Appearances He has

A: Recital Sonata in C major

Hob.XVI-50

Soler

Sonata in F major Sonata in A-flat major

Schumann

Romance in F-sharp major

Sculthorpe

Toccata in C major Op.7 Mountains

Stage II Liszt

Chopin Debussy Muczynski

Concertos

Prokofiev

No.3 in C major

Op.110

Op.28

Ravel

E-flat major K.482

Recital Sonata in D minor L.422

Beethoven

Sonata in F minor Op.5 B: Chamber Music Piano Trio Op.50 C: Accompaniment Group A

Mozart

Semi-finals

Recital Paganini Study No.3

La Campanella)

Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major Op.61 Preludes Nos.7, 8, 9 Book I Suite for Piano Op.13

Berg

A: Recital Sonata Op.1

Brahms

Gaspard de la nuit Fantasien Op.116

Beethoven

Piano Trio Op.97

B: Chamber Music

(Archduke

C: Accompaniment

Group D

30

the

Orchestra. Stage I Scarlatti

Nos.3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 Sonata No.3 in A minor, .28 Arch (Fantasia No.4)

Prokofiev

Transcendental Study No.10 in F minor Scherzo No.I in B minor Op. 20 Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I Sonata

Casadesus

International Piano Competition. In addition he

appeared with the Orchestra, the Baltimore Juilliard Utah Symphony and the Symphony, Cleveland

Concerts in Poland including Warsaw

E minor Book II

ABEGG-Variations Op.1

Awards 1978 Second Prize, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition 1979 First Prize, Robert

Appearances

Studies Op.10 Nos.4 & 5

Mountains

Rosina

awards.

major, Op.15 D.760 Schumann

his

Bachelor of Degree from the Juilliard studying with Adele Marcus, andSchool his Master of Music Degree as a student of William Masselos. Music

1974-75 received an artistic scholarship from the Frederick Chopin Society.

Philharmonic Orchestra.

throughout Europe. Stage I Schubert

Awards 1974 reached the finals of a Polish National Piano Competition. Participated in the International

Lhevinne and received

Finals

Concertos

Mozart Prokofiev

F major K.459

No.3 in C major


David Owen Noris

England

David Owen Norris was born in 1953 in

Northhampton, England. He studied at Oxford where he took a first and was awarded the Halstead Scholarship for Composition; at the Royal Academy of Music and with Yvonne Lefebure in Paris. At the age of 19 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Awards 1980 Best Accompanist Prize, Leeds

National Competition. 1978 Greater

Patrick O'Byrne New Zealand

Gülsin Reusch Onay

Turkey

Patrick O'Byrne was born in Dublin in 1955 and educated in New Zealand where he attended the University of Auckland. He now lives in London. His teachers included Janetta McStay, Brigitte Wild and Benjamin Kaplan.

Gulsin Onay was born in Istanbul in 1954. She began studying the piano at the age of 6 and then went to Paris where she studied under Piere Sancan and was awarded the Premier Prix for

Awards 1978 Prizewinner Tokyo Competition, 1980 Fourth Prize and the Hazen Prize,

Conservatoire. She has worked under Nadia Boulanger, Monique Haas and Pierre Fiquet and teaches piano at the Turkish National Conservatory, Istanbul. Awards 1979 Ravel Prize, Marguerite Long International Piano Competition, Paris

Jaen International Competition, First Prize Birmingham Competition. Has also

London Arts Association "Young Musician 1978" Chamber Music Prize, Royal Overseas League Festival.

competitions.

Appearances

Appearances He given recitals

Graz, Salzburg, Vienna and Corsica and

and chamber music in several

Has given recitals in London, Paris, recorded tor Austrian Radio and the BBC.

Stage I Byrd Poulenc Brahms

Grainger

Butterley Stage II Liszt

Chopin Debussy Messiaen

Recital 3 Dances

Improvisations

3 Intermezzi Op.117

Beethoven

Stage II

(Mazeppa|

Op.44 Preludes Nos.7, 8, 9 Book I Ile de Feu ll A: Recital

Sonata No.2

Tippett Brahms

Sonata No.3 B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.34

Finals

C: Accompaniment Group F Concertos F major K 459

No.1 in DD minor, Op.15

uropean

Appearances Has given concerts in France, USA,

Germany, Turkey, Austria, Belgium and

Holland

Recital Sonata in DL 164, Sonata

Stage I Bach

in D, L.14

Tanscendental Study No.4

Semi-finals

Brahms

Stage I Scarlatti

Ravel

Polonaise in F-sharp minor,

and played concertos

countries and New Zealand.

Shepherds Hey! Uttering Joyous Leaves Recital

Bax

Mozart

won several prizes in New Zealand

Piano and Chamber Music from the Paris

Sculthorpe Liszt

Chopin

Debussy Bartok

Sonata

in

C major

Waldstein

Op.53

Ondine from Gaspard de la Nuit Mountains Recital

Cnomenreigen

Ballade No.l in G minor,

Op.2

Preludes Nos.5, 6, 7 Book I Sonata

Semi-tinals

A: Recital

Haydn

Sonata No.60 in C (English) Hob. XVI/50

Chopin Brahms Finals

Piano Quintet Op.34 C: Accompaniment Group A

Mozart

D minor K.466

No.4 in G major,

Chopin Sitsky Stage II Liszt

Chopin Debussy Semi-finals Schubert

Chopin

Op.58

Esquisses, Op.9 Mazurkas Op.17, Nos.1 & 4 Arch Fantasia No.4)

Recital Etude (Waldesrauschen) Ballade No.3 in A-flat major

Op.47

Preludes Nos.8, 9, 10 Book I

Burlesques Op.8c A: Recital Sonata Op. Posth. in C minor D.958

Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise in E-flat major B: Chamber Music Piano Quintet Op.81 C: Accompaniment

Group A

Finals Mozart

Chopin

31

ABEGG Variations Op. l Ondine from Gaspard de la

Op.222

Dvorak

Concertos

G-sharp minor Book I Nuit

Bartok

Bartok

Sonata in B minor Op.58 B: Chamber Music

Beethoven

Schumann Ravel

Recital

Prelude and Fugue No.18 in

Concertos

D minor K.466 No.2 in F minor

Op.21


Joanne Polk

Lydia Orias

United States of America

United States of America

1955. She graduated with honours from the Royal College of Music, London in

became one of the youngest students to scholarship to the juilliard be awarded aDivision. Recently she

certificate in 1977. Since her return to

Preparatory

America she has studied with Dora

Austin, Bela Nagy, Arthur Balsam and Greta Sultan. She present studies with has recently participated in a documentary film on Claudio Armau.

at

numerous awards and scholarships in the United Kingdon and the USA including First Prize in the Artist International Competition 1979, the Martha Baird Rockcfeller Grant,

and 1980.

Appearances United She has performed in Europe, Kingdom and USA and has given Hall and the concerts at the Alice Tully

Carnegie Recital Hall

Ravel

Liszt

Sitsky Stage Liszt

Chopin Debussy Messiaen

Semi-finals

Brahms Prokotiev

received her Master ot Music degree she from the Juilliard School where Samuel and Canin Martin studied with

Sanders Awards

Awards Has won

Scriabin

Recital Study in D-sharp minor

Op.8 Toccata

(trom Le Tombeau

Transcendental Study

competitions

Apprarances

and Has pertormed at Alice Tully Hall the Doanell Library and has made guest appcatances with the Chappaqua Chamber Orchestra and the Bergen

the Philharmonie. She has pertormed has made and Hall Recital Carnegic numerous radio programmes

Suge Schubert Schumann Sitsky

Arch (Fantasia No.4

Recital

and Has been awarded three tirst prizes national American w o second prizes in

Berg

de Couperin Dante Sonata

Stage Liszt

No 8

Wilde Jagd

Ballade No.l in G minor

Op.2 Preludes

Nos. 6, 7, 8 Book I Regard de L'Esprit de Joie A: Recital Sonata in F minor Op.5 Sonata No.7 in B-tlat major

Op 83

Chopin Debussy

Copland Semi-finals Haydn Beethoven

Piano Quintet Op.81 C: Accompaniment

Liszt

Sonata Op

Arch Fantasia No.4)

Recital Study No. 10 in F minor

Barcarolle in F-sharp major

Op.60 Preludes

Nos. 4, 5, 6 Book I

Piano Variations A: Recital Fantasy in C major HobXVL/4 Sonata in E major Op. 109

Dvorak

Piano Quinter Op.81 C: Accompaniment

minor Op.31 B: Chamber Music

Group B

Concertos D minor K.466 No.1 in E-tlat major

Op 142 No Son4ta in G minor Op. 22

Estampes Scherzo No.2 in B-flat

Group A

Finals Mozart

Recital Lnprompeu in B-tlat major

Debussy Chopin

B: Chamber Music

Dvorak

was

Juilliard

1976, where she studied with Stephen Savage. She received a post-graduate

Stage

born in New City in at the 1954. She began studying piano then studied at the She four. of age seven School and at the age of

Joanne Polk

Lydia Orias was born in New York in

Finals Concertos Mozart Liszt

Concertos E-lat major K.482 No.2 in A major

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Federation of International

The

Music Competitions excited the

Competition has always competitions crowd. In Ancient Greece wcre

held

not

only for

sporting prowess

and artistic but also in the intellectual been the case to a domains. This has greater course

the

or lcsser extent throughout in the

Competitions ot history. nmusic have not, however,

realm ot

been

examples extending far back into history. These a days we are participating in veritable all quarters new cxplosion and from lagging.

There

are

many

Thibaud

Competition of Paris and those Bolzano, Budapest, Geneva, Genoa, Liège, Naples, Munich, Poznan, Prague, Warsaw and Vercelli.

with

of

In the

musical competitions are springing up.

a few words why this expansion seems to

me more of a positive movement in the context oft musical lite in general.

a

But first, what is the International

adopt a constitution together with rules.

The rules of the FIMC

are manifold. The principal ones which determine whether

membership is accorded, require that a

the

its aims are

only of artistic and cultural and that the panels

get

organisation whose head office is in

adjudicators consist of a majority of members foreign to the country in which

Geneva, and today co-ordinates 59 international competitions in Europe, America, Australia and Asia, and is a member of the International Music Council?

The setting up of this Federation met an unquestionable need in that at present (January 1981) it has 59 members, which includes all of the great competitions of

Federation of MusicCompetitions, this

the competition is held.

the world.

Before the Second World War, there were only a few international competitions,

such as those in Budapest, Poland and Geneva. After the hostilities had ended the number of promising young musicians increased to a considerable

extent, and this resulted in many new competitions and in practically all cases

they enjoyed great popularity at their inception.This rapidly lead to an almost anarchic situation in which an attempt was made by every competition to be

more attractive than the next without paying any heed to its fellows. In order to introduce point young artists inco-ordination the direction ana of

to

competitions which offered the greatest

Each year the Federation publishes a booklet which contains a calendar detailing the member competitions,

organisations. It represents necessary publicity for all

a

reputability, a few of the large inter

promotion of prize-winners and

getting

together. The first meeting in which 11

co-ordinating the timetables so as to avoid

as

far

as

possible

clashes in

competition times within the same

competitions participated took place in

discipline (which is becoming

International Music Competitions was founded in Geneva. The founding members were the Queen Elisabeth Competition of Brussels, the Long

and singing).

1956 and in 1957 the Federation of

increasingly difficult especially for piano

Once

a

year the

competition members Annual General Meeting of delegates. This body has sole discretion

meet at the

37

a

preparation, through the experience they

gain by performing before

a jury, listening to other competitors andbyby the contacts they make with each other. It should also be that the

mentioned

competition programmes allow young

people to pertorm works of little known composers, which is special assistance to own

competitions,

Federation. It is quite certain that in our times competition, whether we like it or not, is always more to exciting young people. The number ot young people who, as a result of listening to

competition. disposed to give good coverage, this public can assume proportions which no concert organiser could envisage. Have we not witnessed in Hungary more than people vote for public prize at the100,000 end of Budapest competition which was televised? And if the

Specifically they study means of intensifying the

their merit had the idea of

benefit from

competition because of their intense

competitions, are led to listen to classical music, is considerable. This can be verified by following each

member competitions. It also contains a list of the prize winners who have been successful in the preceding year. The Federation has established a

guarantees of impartiality and

national competitions which had proved

even those who do not

through the first round,

moreove, have their

demand among young artists, music

sub-committees

particularly evident that all

many of which are also members of the

Schools and musical

entrusted with various tasks.

It is

competitors,

contemporary composers. The latter,

which enables them to give particulars of their next session. This booklet, printed in several thousand copies, is much in

management structure with a chairman, board, a committee, and

matterTs.

Competitions are moreover manifold. Obviously their foremost aim is to try and discover new, young and exceptional talent and to promote that talent. But this should not make us forget that a competition is even more useful for other reasons.

competition be open to entrants from all that

new

extremely useful sessions where each bencfits competition from the experience of others and can thus fulfill to an even greater degree the tasks which are assigned to it. The aims of international music

Federation which thus assumed more and more importance and was obliged to

countries,

the admission of

association and other related

were co-ordinated. Little by little, other competitions were admitted to the

This phenomenon has assumed such proportions that terms such as inflation and danger are used. Shortly I will say in

to

It is the occasion for

beginning it was matter of friendly agreement without fixed rules where each competition programmesits experience, and dates andcontributed a

regard

competitions, amendments to the articles of

media

mass

are

a

a

This figure makes marvel about the power of attractionyou which

competitions have on the public.

Pierre Colombo, Chairman Federation of International Music

Competitions, Geneva ORGANISATION MEMBER OF THE NTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL (UNESCO)


Sydney Symphony Orchestra

In 1946 the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, as we now know it today, gave its first public concert. In the two Sydney subscription series established

orchestra include such world-renowned artists as George Szell, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Thomas Beecham, Otto Klemperer, Eugene Ormandy, Sir John

that year, the orchestra was heard by

Barbirolli, Igor Stravinsky and Aaron

3,662 people. Under the directorship of Sir Eugene Goossens, Nicolai Malko, Dean Dixon, Moshe Atzmon, Willem van Otterloo, and presently under Louis Fremaux, the Sydney Symphony

Copland.

Orchestra has grown to become Australia's largest and busiest orchestra,

with a full strength of 96 members. Each year it pertorms over 1500 concerts, heard

by nearly 20,000 subscribers in Sydney alone and travels over 5,000 miles for concerts in NSW and ACT. Conductors who have appeared with the

First Violins Donald Hazelwood, OBE

Concertmaster Alwyn Elliot (Dep.Concertmaster) Antoni Bonetti

Repetiteur) Mascot Blake Joseph Costa

Noclene Gower Margaret Heywood Jennifer James Natalia Koloskova

Gisela Kopsch

Janet Sapritchian Harold Taberner Alexander Vinokurov Andrew Hoffman Judy Molnar Samuel Podjarski Second Violins Gary Andrews

Soloists who have played or sung with the orchestra are numerous, and include such greats as Artur Rubinstein, Isaac

Stern, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin,

Lotte Lehman, Claudio Arrau, Mstislav Rostropovich, Victoria de los Angeles, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Valdimir

Ashkenazy. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has also established an international reputation through its tours to the UK in 1965, New Zealand in 1968 and Manila

Christine Cottle Bernard Donnelly Christine Forstat Faina Krel Ruth Micheli Anton Nevistich Janos Rac Boris Warton Barbara Kearns

Cellos Algimantas Motiekaitis

Flutes Paul Curtis

Principa) Gregory Elmaloglou

Brian Boddis

Detlev Deubach

Piccolo Jenny Andrews

Mayor Gorbatov Robert W. Miller

Oboes Guy Henderson

Molly Rogers

Joyce Murphy

Robert Sender

Maureen O'Carroll Leslie Strait Wendy Reid

(Principal Kathryn Martin

Violas Ronald Cragg

Principal

Laszlo Vidak Assoc. Princ.) Margaret Berriman Max CoOke

Cliff Gibbs Robert Humes

Jenny ngram

(Assoc. Princ.

Brian Duke

Basses Walter Sutcliffe

(Principal)

Neil Brawley

Assoc. Princ.)

Maxwell Claxton Kenneth McLure David Potts

Principal)

Assoc. Princ.

Carol Hellmers Cor Anglais

Karel Lang

Clarinets Alan Vivian

Principal

and Hong Kong in visited Europe in

1974. It being the Australian orchestra had ever toured the Continent of Europe. Over 30 concerts in seven countries were performed, the majority of which were conducted by the late Willem van Otterloo.

Concertmaster Orchestra

is

toured extensively overseas as He has the Austral String Quartet. He leader of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra injoined 1952 and was appointed Concertmaster in 1966. The orchestra presented the Royal Concert which officially opened the

Sydney Opera House in October 1973. Bassoons John Cran

Principal Roger Brooke Assoc. Princ.

Elizabeth Creese

Contrabassoon

(Principal)

Ronald Pussing Assoc. Princ. Baden McCarron

French Horns Kazimierz Machala

Tuba Cliff Goodchild

Principal

Lee Bracegirdle Assoc. Princ.) Bernard Hillman

Timpani Barry Heywood

Percussion

Douglas Trengove PTincipal 3rd)

Michael Askill

larence Mellor Richard Parkinson

Colin Piper Richard Miller

Trumpetts Daniel Mendelow

A/Asst. Orchestra

Anne Menzies

Catherine O'Flynn Keith Steele Waldemar Wolski

Bass Clarinet

Peter Ashley (Assoc. Princ.)

John Wood

Peter

Karl Bloom

Linda Cale

Assoc. Princ.) Peter Walmsley Paul Goodchild

June Loney, MBE

Russel Mattocks

Martin Foster

John Shields Winston Sterling

Harp

Trombones

Bass Trombone Alan Mewett

Ross Radford

Kyng

Sydney Symphony Hazelwood, one of

Australia's finest string players.

David Jackson

Principal

this

for the

Donald

Kevin Murphy

|Assoc. Princ.)

February

1974,

first time an

Principal

Principal

Manager

Michael Stuart-Watt

Librarian Walter Owen Orchestra Manager Colin Dunton

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Myer Fredman

British conductor Myer Fredman, who this ycar appointed Head of the School of Opera and Vocal Studies at the Sydncy NSW Conservatorium of Music, has alrcady contributed much to Australia's musical lite. As musical director ot the State Opera of South Australia trom 1974 to 1979 he directed all the company's major was

productions,

including touring scasons ot Mozart's

The Marriuge of Figaro in Perth, Cimarosa's The Sectet Marriage in Tasmania and Nicholas Maw's One Man Show in Sydney. The culmination of his work in Adelaide was the Australian premiere of Benjamin Britten's Death in

Venice at the 1980 Adelaide Festival.

Myer Fredman studied

at

Dartington Hall

and the London Opera School, later

joining Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he spent 15 years, initially as

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assistant conductor and finally as first

conductor and head of music staff. By 1970 he was conducting in Europe, Canada, the United States and Australia

in both opera and concert performances. He has appeared with all ABC orchestras and made commercial recordings with the

Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. With the ASO he

recently recorded Puccini's Le Villi, released on the Chandos label, and for the World Record Club he has conducted the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Future plans include appearances at the Wexford Festival and English National Opera in 1982. In 1970 the Italian Government awarded Myer Fredman a medal for services to Italian music and culture.


Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Australian Chamber Orchestra was tormed in 1975 and since that time it has

established itself as one of the country's most consistently successful ensembles,

performing works from the standard chamber orchestra repertoire and works by contemporary Australian composers. The orchestra, founded by John Painter, basically consists of 13 string players with harpsichord, but on many occasions it is augmented by leading wind players

based in Sydney. The orchestra usually pertorms as a conductorless ensemble but

it has enjoyed working with several

distinguished conductors including8 Neville Marriner, whose tour with the orchestra in 1976 included several performances at the Adelaide Festival. For

the 1977 Sydney International Piano Competition the orchestra was conducted

by Robert Pikler.

In 1980 the orchestra was conducted by

Violins

of Sir David Willcocks in a pertormance Overseas soloists the Bach B-minor Mass. orchestra and work frequently with the Hogwood has Christopher harpsichordist and Yehudi visitor. been a regular toured with the Menuhin Hephzibah orchestra in 1979, and in 1980 Felix Ayo the toured Australia as a soloist with

Nancy Clements Julie Batty Isabel Morse Alice Waten Martin Lass

Leigh Middenway Fiona Zeigler

Violas

orchestra.

Irena Morozov

The orchestra toured Indonesia and visited Japan and South-East Asia in New January 1980. Tours to Europe and Zealand are scheduled for 1981/82.

Jane Hazelwood

The first recording made by the Australian Chamber Orchestra was

Cellos David Pereira Anthea Scott-Mitchell1

Double Bass

released through 2MBS-FM, and a second recording of Bach and Mozart, with Felix Ayo as guest soloist, has recently been

David McBride

The orchestra has made television and

musicians.

released by Seven Records.

For the

Sydney Piano Competition theInternational Orchestra will be augmented by some other professional

radio recordings for the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

John Harding studied at the Sydney

John Harding

Rochester, Harding played

Conservatorium of Music under Robert

many performances with the Philharmonic and

Pikler. He played with the original Sydney String Quartet for a year until the

quartet.

Quartet went into recess. He then tormed

the Fidelio String Quartet with Nathan

Waks and became associate concert master of the Elizabethan Trust Sydney Orchestra.

In 1973 he went to Europe and began to study conducting with David Zenman, then co-director of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and music director of

the Rochester Philharmonic in New York State. Zenman appointed Harding to the post of assistant concertmaster of the

Rochester Philharmonic and during his first year in the United States, Harding attended the Tanglewood Festival where he was awarded the Albert Spaulding Prize as the single most outstanding instrumentalist. At this time he began studies with Joseph Silverstein, the famous concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Whilst in

40

led his

own

concerto

chamber orchestra and

string

In 1976, John Harding won a coveted principal position with the Metropolitan

Opera. This move to New York permitted him to commence conducting studies with James Levine, and provided opportunities of working with Erich Leinsdorf, Karl Böhm and Leonard Bernstein. He was invited to become artistic director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra in

1979. His other musical activities in Sydney include membership of the Mitta gong Piano Trio, and leadership of the University of New South Wales

Ensemble. He lectures at the University of Sydney and teaches violin at the Conservatorium of Music.

Sydney


David Pereira

David Pereira

Harry Curby

graduated from the

Sydney Following studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as Student of Conservatorium of Music under the Year in 1974, having studied Florent with and Georgina Hoogstoel Osric Fyfe and John Painter. He McClean, served as Curby was granted a scholarship forHarry principal cellist in the Sydney one Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and year's intensive study with the Russian violinist Leopold Cherniavsky who was a the Australian Youth Orchestra. In 1976 pupil of the celebrated teacher Leopold he continued his studies in the United Auer. Harry Curby spent many years States with the cellist Fritz Magg at studying and working in London and on Indiana University. Completinga the continent where he was leader of master's degree in performance, David Haydn String Quartet in Holland fromthe Pereira began a doctorate and was 1968 to 1974. During this same period awarded an associate instructorship at he was guest Protessor of Violin at the the University. He later played with the Royal Flemish Conservatorium i Indianapolis Symphony and in 1980 took Belgium.

up the position of princ1pal cello with

the Australian Chamber Orchestra

On returning to Australia in 1974 he

Sydney String Quartet formed in 1974 and rapidly established itself as one of the major chamber

re-tormed the Sydney String Quartet in which position he remained as leader until 1980. He has recorded extensively both in Europe and for Philips, Australia Seven Records, RCA and Cherry Pie, as well as archival recordings for the Dutch and Belgian Ministries of Culture. In addition to his current position on the

ensembles in Australia. It is the Quartet

statt of the Sydney Conservatorium as

in-Residence at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

teacher of violin and chamber music, he is engaged in a wide range of solo and

The

Sydney String Quartet wasre

The Quartet has toured extensively

throughout Australia giving concerts, master classes, lecturing and recording

It has received wide critical acclaim for its overseas tours which have included

visits to Asia, North and South America, Europe and the United Kingdom. In 1975 the Quartet's first record of the Ravel Quartet in F major and the Beethoven Quartet No. 11 in F minor

Op. 95 was released and this has been followed by several other records including the most recently released Schubert Quintet in C major Op. 163 with Janos Starker. The membership of the Quartet is currently undergoing changes due to

Harry Curby leaving the group in October last year and the tragic death of

Dorel Tincu in March this year

For the Competition the Quartet will comprise:

William Hennessy

Guest leader

Douglas Weiland Guest second violin Alexandru Todicescu Viola Nathan Waks

Cello 41

chamber music recitals.


Loris Synan

Pearl Berridge

soprano Pearl Berridge has lived in Australia since 1964 and is now

English

regarded as one of this country's most distinguished and versatile singers. With her extensive repertoire she has been

Loris

stage opera, radio,

Melbourne University She studied at the

Conservatorium of Music and graduated with first class honours as a performer

platform.

and teacher. Her professional

tic roles include Donna Anna

in Don Giovanni, Amelia in A Masked

began

Mimi and Musetta in La Boheme, Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and the Benjamin Britten roles of Lady Billows in Albert Herring and Mrs Grouse in

Loris Synan spent four years studying ina United Kingdom where she was soloist at the famous Chapel

Europe and the

Turn of the Screw. Notable performances

Royal for 15 months. Her career

developed with concert recitals as well as appearances with the St. Pancras Arts Festival and the Glyndebourne Festival

Chàrles Mackerras, Brahms' Requiem and the Mahler Fourth Symphony with Moshe Atzmon, Beethoven's Ninth

Opera Company.

Symphony, Mahler's Second Symphony

Since returning to Australia she has visited New Zealand for performances, has worked extensively with the ABC and has performed with Astra, the Victoria State Opera and many other

and Verdi's Requiem with Willem Van

Otterloo. of

Fremaux in Poulenc's Gloria on a tour of

music bodies.

major country centres. She also sang the first Australian performance of the

In 1977 Loris Synan undertook an extensive concert tour of North America, UK and Europe. One of the highlights of

virtuoso Marcello cantata Didone with Lamberto Gardelli conducting. Miss Berridge has appeared with the St. Phillip's Music Foundation Orchestra

conducted by Michael Dyer. She recently recorded with this orchestra a specially researched version of the aria Vo Far Guerra from Handel's Rinaldo and two Scarlatti works Cantata Pastorale and Su le spond del Tebro (the latter for the Festival of Sydney). overseas

performances include

appearances at Glyndebourne Festival

Opera, the Memorial Theatre at

Stratford-on-Avon, the Belgrade Theatre Coventry and the Sarah Bernhardt

at

Theatre in Paris. She appears frequently tor the ABC in major recital tours, and

recordings with ABC Recently she recorded the orchestras title role in Eugene Goossen's Judith with the Sir Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

in television

opera productions.

from the choral repertoire include Janacek's Glagolitic Mass with Sir

In 1979 she appeared with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Louis

career

Broadcasting work, Tadio

with the Australian

Commission for concert recitals and leading roles

Ball, the title role in Madame Butterfy

major

of Australia's leading

Australia and abroad.

opera, recital and on the concert

Her

one

and successfully sopranos regularly television and concerts, in appearing recitals both in

acclaimed equally for her appearances in

Her ope

Synan is

this tour was her appearance as a soloist

L

in the World Premier of A Mass for hnist the King, composed by the Master of the Queen's Musick, Malcolm

Williamson in honour of the Queen's Silver Jubilee and performed at the 250th Anniversary of the Three Choirs Festival. In 1979 Loris

Synan visited Europe again appearing as soloist in contemporary Australian compositions at the 10th

Zagreb Festival of Music. While in Yugoslavia she also appeared in other concerts in

Zagreb

recorded for Radio Loris

Synan's

and

Belgrade

and

Belgrade.

1981 schedule

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Suzanne McLeod

Robert Gay

Robert Gay, baritone, graduated from Sydney University in 1969 and went to

England where he began his singing studies. There he took part in the first

public master classes at the Maltings,

Snape, and continued to study with Pears and later with Walter Gruner.

Peter

On returning to Sydney he began to establish a reputation as a lieder specialist. He studied with Hans Hotter during the latter's visit to Sydney in 1975, later continuing his studies with him in Munich.

He has given many solo and duet recitals in Sydney and sung principal roles with Rockdale Municipal Opera, Hurstville and the new Company of the

Light Opera

Performing Arts.

He teaches music history for the WEA, and for the last three years has given a Learning to Sing' course at the WEA's Bathurst Summer School. He is president of the Sydney Schubert

Society, and for the last 18 months has been music education producer at Radio

2MBS-FM.

After completing studies at Sydney McLeod University in 1975, Suzanne music in began pertorming regularly in

at ease city. Equallyshe has and lieder, oratorio opera, as diverse as circles in this

performed roles in operas Purcell's Faerie Queen and Bizet's Carmen, has an oratorio repertoire three centuries, from the St. spanning Matthew Passion to the Dream of a Gerontius, and is in great demand as recitalist, performing a wide variety of lieder and art songs, both in concert and for broadcast over several Sydney radio networks.

She is a

soloist with several renaissance chamber groups, besides

and baroque

frequently presenting works by of contemporary Australian composers both national and international repute.

Miss McLeod has attended master classes with both Gerard Souzay and Geottrey in two in 1980 was a

finalist

Parsons, and

of Australia's major national singing competitions. She is currently taking part in the Graduate Diploma in Opera at the

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Myer Fredman.

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The Liszt-Bartók International Piano Competition

Hungary is rightly proud of the pioneering sphere of music work it has done in the of the beginning competitions. At the director former late Imre Kun, 1930s the Music Competiof of the Budapest Oftice tions,

suggcsted

to

the General Assembly

f the Association of Concert Managers in the Association should help to Rome that music competitions. When this

organise proposition of the 1927

was

put

Warsaw

forward, the success Chopin Competition

this forealready known and importance of the shadowed growing in the international world was

competitions

of the international musical 1ife. Linkino

the names of Hungary's two great masters the occasion of the 150th of the birth of Franz Liszt andanniversary the 80th anniversary of the birth of Béla on

Bartók-the Budapest office founded

Liszt-Bartók Piano Competitionto be

the

held every five yearS. This

competition 1961 had a genuine atmosphere of an cxciting contest. At first some were

The Budapest Academy of Music adopted the first Liszt the suggestion and arranged 1933. in Although the Piano Competition had neither competition Hungarian

precedent nor experience, the Liszt Com

pianists, petition, attended by complete success. The Jury with Ernö Dohnányi in the chair and with members Alfred Cortot, Emil Sauer, Felix Weingartner, awarded the tirst prize to 68

was a

Annie Fischer, whose career to world fame started that day. Competitions were not held for some years after the Second World War. Hungarian musical life,

doubtful as it was considered an unreasonable demand to require skill and competence in two entirely different musical styles. In of the exacting

spite

reviving after the liberation at a tast rate,

was quick to see the importance of music competitions. In 1948 the Hungarian Radio, under the chairmanship of Zoltán Kodály, arranged a Bartók Competition for piano, violin, string quartets and composers. Of the 58 participants, Peter

overcame the difficulties and talented

artists produced outstanding achievements. 47 pianists from 19 countries entered for the competition and the standard of the performances was so high that the jury presided over by Prof. Pál Kadosa had to raise the number and the sums of the prizes; accordingly two ex aequo first prizes and two third prizes were awarded. Gábor Gabos, Hungary, and David Wilde, England, won ex

first

prizes.

The second

prize

was

at

the

competition. The late

Prof. Freundlich, USA said: the many competitions that exist'Among the LisztBartók, one of the oldest and one of most prestigious, holds very specialthe place'. Prof. Eugene List, USA said: competition is enormous help and'This Irwin

a

an

in

requirements most of the competitors

of music.

guests

aequo

awarded

to the Italian Dino Ciani-who was not even 18 years old at that time. His career

came to an untimely end when he was killed in a car accident.

a

great

opportunity tor young pianists too meet outstanding artists from

world,

and

to

achieve

the music

distinction in their chosen life's work. This can launch them on careers and well serve to has an immediate and also a therefore it lasting value.' Mrs Nancy Weir, Australia, said: 'When one attends international piano competitions, the labyrinthine routes by which the young have competitors arrived there are not usually made public, and yet a full account of the means which they achieve the essential by artistic

equipment would reveal the most distin guished musical lineage of two hundred years. In this respect, Hungary stands preeminent, with its superb heritage derived from the span and richness of Liszt's life, its

beginning so close to Beethoven,

its

ending heralding Bartók. Geographically Budapest is ideally situated to provide a meeting ground for universal young piano-playing devotees.'

The second Liszt-Bartók Piano Competition held in 1966 can be rightly considered the contest of young people,

The international jury awarded the prizes as follows: I. Robert Benz, West Germany; I ex aequo Gary Steigerwalt, USA and Frédéric Aguessy, France. Two

for the average age of the participants was

ex aequo l

20-22 years. On this occasion the high

Hungary and Vadim Monastirsky, Soviet

prizes: Imre Rohmann,

Walfish, an Israeli pianist, was the

standard of Hungarian piano teaching

Union; two IV prizes: Akira Imai, Japan

winner of the first prize in the piano category. The winner of the second prize was Paul Badura-Skoda.

scored a success. As the first prize was withheld, the winner of the competition was-with his 2nd prize-the Hungarian Imre Antal.

and Boris Gusslitzer, Soviet Union. A special prize was awarded to the

In the years following the Second World

The third Liszt-Bartók Piano

War music competitions were organised throughout Europe. To commemorate the

Competition was held in 1971 and 31

70th anniversary of the death of Franz Liszt and of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Béla Bartók a Liszt Piano

pianists from 11 countries took part. The programme included exclusively works by Liszt and Bartók and a new Hungarian

Competition and Bartók Festival were

Composition.

held in 1956. To raise the standard of the

competition the organising committee invited a number of young pianists who had already won first prizes at other international piano competitions. Of the 51 panist won the first prize, Mihály Bächer

participants Lev Vlasenko, aSoviet

from Hungary was awarded the second

prize and the third prize was divided

between the Russian Lazar Berman and

Liu Shi Kun of China. The increasing number of music competitions made it necessary to co-

ordinate the different events and with this end in mind the organising offices from different countries, including the

Budapest office of music competitions, founded the Fédération des Concours Internationaux de Musique in Geneva in 1956.

Over a period of time each of the competition offices developed a special character of its own. The Budapest Office, for example, favoured

competitions commemorating Hungary's gTeat musicians and other representatives

Australian pianist, Piers Lane.

The whole music world wishes to celebrate in 1981 the centenary of the birth of BélaBartók. In Hungary, a Bartók Centenary Memorial Committee is chaired by Pál Losonczi, President of the Hungarian People's Republic and includes leading personalities of Hungarian social,

The international jury raised standards required but even this high standard necessitated the increase of the number of prizes. The result was the following: two first prizes ex aequo to Reiko Matsuzaki, Japan and Nikolai Souk, Soviet Union. One second prize to Helena Skuratovskaia, Soviet Union, two third prizes ex aequo to Etsuko Tazaki, Japan and László Baranyai, Hungary. Most recently the fourth Liszt-Bartók Piano Competition was held in 1976. In

political and cultural life. In the series of musical and cultural events one of the 1mportant will be the fifth Liszt-

noSt

Bartók Piano Competition which will be held between September 14 and 30, 1981. The Honorary Chairmen of the Competition are: Prof. Pál Kadosa, Antal Dorái, Sir Georg Solti, Béla Bartók jr. and Annie Fischer. The members of the international jury will be: György Cziffra, Anton Dikov, Rex Hobcroft, Ludwig Hoffmann, Zoltan Kocsis, Frantisek

Rauch, Georg Sándor, Péter Solymos,

fact the success of this contest can only

Erzsébet Tusa, Vlado Perlemuter, Lev

be compared with that of the first LisztBartók competition held in 1961. From among 68 applicants, 47 participated

Vlassenko, Amadeus Webersinke, Wiktor Weinbaum, Takashi Yamazaki, Carlo Zecchi, and Kornél Zempléni.

from 15 countries; 24 of them reached the semi-finals and 11 pianists competed in the two round finals with Liszt's Sonata in B minor and with another Liszt or

The organising committee hopes on this occasion in the homeland of both composers after whom the competition is

Bartók piano concerto. As well as the works by Liszt and Bartók the programme included one of the French Suites by Bach, a Sonata by Beethoven and a new Hungarian work. May we cite some or ac opinions of jury members and honorary 45

named, to salute many young pianists rom

all

over

the world.

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Office of Budapest International Music Competition


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The Leeds Intermational Pianoforte Competition The Leeds International Pianoforte Competition is almost unique in a very important respect, that is, where it is

held-Lecds. Most of the other worldimportant competitions are held in national or state capitals and almost invariably with the resources of an important conservatoire or academy

is by no awarded, although inimportant, the world, but the

thc highest means list of engagements offered to the winners This

unsurpassed or not even equalled. in list of engagements not only comprises

United Kingdom, but concerts in the realises another facet of the word

a notable companion in this respect is the

In all parts of the world orchestral and managers, concert societies

Britain is known the world over as the

home of the cottage industry-the individual Hebridean crofter making his

length of Harris Tweed or the Shetland fishwife knitting her Fair-Isle pullovers spring immediately to mind. The Leeds

held in the presence ot our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Kent.

the first

the Leeds

importance in enabling to International Pianoforte Competition

fulfil its task-that of providing a

of

International Pianoforte Competition is

platform for the most distinguished this generation's young pianists.

one part-time typist, all the work carried out on behalf of or by the Competition is voluntary and unpaid.

The membership of the jury and the together give make-up of the repertoire

Until recently, the vast bulk of the finance was laboriously raised by begging from individuals and firms; the amount

certain

another example. With the exception of

being given by subvention by local or central authority is exceedingly small-a total of £l1,250 per annum out of a

budget, then, of approximately £36,000. Since 1978, we have been fortunate in obtaining the sponsorship of the worldrenowned wine shipping firm Harveys of which has enabled us to devote

Bristol,

less of our energies to fund-raising and more to artistic matters. There are no

strings

beyond

this sponsorship pleasure in informing the

attached our

to

world of its existence.

All competitions have features in The competitors exhibiting

common. differing degrees of composure, the

international juries, the increasingly fervid and partisan interests of the

audiences; all these can be seen anywnere in the competition world from Leeds to Sydney. More importantly, they also have their differences and these differences are more important than the assuredly similarities. Without these important dissimilarities the raison d'être of the multiplicity of competitions would

disappear In what aspects does Leeds differ from other competitions and why? Three important considerations

characterise the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition. We know this fact from direct questioning of the participants: these are, firstly, the enormous number of prestigious

international engagements offered to the laureates; secondly, the choice of reper toire; and thirdly, the membership of the juries. The value of the cash-prizes

the style of the Competition

family resemblance

as

well

as a

to the

exhibit winners, all of whom

over

qua non,

relevel ot inspirational

Creation, which lifts them

and in 1981 the accompanying orchestra will be the world-tamous Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by the equally

renowned Sir Charles Groves. The BBC

will cover both concerts live on television and also record the 10 semi-tinal recitals for future broadcasts.

One feature of the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, which I believe is unique among international competitions is the voting system. I believe that it is impossible to quantify

on a scale from nought to 25, or any other and

above a technical mastery, whicn 1s a Sine a

minutes and a performance with the or quintet. The final stage is a gala

to see their impresarios have been happy the international section of in the names awarded to winners. We

engagements of regard this aspect as

for the semi-final. This consists of a recital of their own choice of about 45

occasion. Divided into two nights with three concerto pertormances in each, it is

Competition.

Texas.

minutes' playing time-and the suc cessful competitors will be reduced to ten Gabrieli String Quartet of a piano quartet

international' in the title of the

behind them. Leeds is the exception (and Van Cliburm competition at Fort Worth,

a major 'modern' work-about 40

above their

scale, the artistic judgment ot any competitor's performance. Consequently.

all we ask of the jury is, that they shoulá vote Yes' or 'No' tor every competitor,

contemporary colleagues.

the question being, whether they wish to

Pianoforte The first Leeds International 1963 and it has in held was Competition

hear them in the next round or not. Thus,

Waterman and been founded by Fanny Marion Thorpe, who as Chairman and Vice-Chairman respectively are still the artistic directors and providers of the

pass to the second round. The limitation

been held every third year since, having

motivation. general driving power and About two hundred applications to

reduced

perform are received. These are careful to one hundred by a searching,

examination of the application forms and statements and accompanying supporting

literature. The important criterion borne

in mind by these examiners is that the Competition is open to professional The candidate, who has carried pianists. off r off the prizes at his conservatoire, but has not emerged into the cold, hard, competitive musical world, is not yet ready to enter the Leeds International

in the first round, the jurorwill have 16 votes, but the top twenty 'Yes-es' will of votes to sixteen prevents a series of second or third balots among a number

of 'Maybe' competitors tor the last two or three places. In the tnal round, there is a

separate ballot for each of the six prizes. We have found this method of voting to be the cleanest, quickest and most just of

all the methods observed. We do not have the heart-searchings and disputes among the jurors, which have been reported among other juries.

Before closing, I must pay tribute at this point to the work ot the Jury Chairman,

the Rt. Hon. Lord Boyle of Handsworth, who has occupied this position since

1972. To have him as Chairman of the Jury must be the best thing that has ever

Pianoforte Competition, if only for the

happened to the Competition. His

fact that be is as yet unable to carry the

judgments are based on knowledge, experience, common sense,

burden of the prize engagements. Of the hundred selected, about 60 to 70 will

kindness-and an inborn integrity. The

manifest fairness of his conduct of jury

actually perform. The stages of the Competition are

searching, but not ridiculous, feats of virtuoso endurance. The first stage

meetings has greatly enhanced the prestige of this competition in the musical world.

(during which the jury may order the playing to stop in the interests of hearing more of a competitor's programme) will

give about 25 minutes' playing time. Twenty performers will be selected to

play in the second stage. This will consist of a major classical or romantic work plus

48

Fanny Waterman oBE, MA, FRCM

Chairman, The Leeds International

Pianoforte Competition


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The Intemational Music Council of UNEScO and Australia The first Sydney Intemational Piano Competition in 1977 was an historic event in the development of music in

Australia and represented further cvidence of our growing status in music intermationally. As a member of the Federation of Intemational Music

Competitions (FIMC) since1978,the

Sydney event is now linked with such well known and longer-established competitions as the Queen Elisabeth

Belgium), Tchaikovsky (USSR), Munich FRG), Long/Thibaud (France), and LisztBartók (Hungary) all of which share membership of the Federation to which twenty-six countries now belong.

The FIMC's primary purpose is to bring together representatives of international music competitions concermed with the promotion of young musicians at the

outset of their careers. Founded in 1956, the FIMC became a member of the International Music Council (IMC) of UNESCO in 1966.

The IMC is a world-wide UNESCO non-

governmental organisation which since 1949 has been an integrating force in international music life through co-

Council and the International

Federation

include its General Music

Week every

these were held, for two years (in 1979 hemisphere, the first time in the southern

in Australia), a Congress also every two connection with the General years in and Assembly, regular seminars festivals rostrums, workshops, symposia, and other meetings. The IMC composers rostrums provide unique and unequalled world-wide to develop opportunities audiences for composers. The

Composers' Rostrum inn is which Australia is a regular participant House in Paris, UNESCO at held annually Rostrum every two years the Asian Music the African in a different Asian country,

International

in a Music Rostrum every two years and the Latin different African country Music Rostrum American and

Caribbean

every

two

years in

a

different Latin

The American or Caribbean country. Folk Music Rostrum is

European

organised by the International fo

co-operate in the award

two years of the

of Accordionists.

Mectings of the IMC Assembly with World

IMC also

cach

coveted UNESCO /IMC musicians who have made distinguished contributions to inter national musical life. Prizes for

To mark its 25th the 1MC established

Anniversary in 1974,

the Musicians International Musical Aid Fund largely through the initiative of (MIMAF the former IMC President, Yehudi Menuhin.

The Fund provides a means tor musicians to help other musicians and

particularly those in 'third world' countries. MIMAF gave some support tor the Indian Ocean Arts Festival in Perth in 1979.

will be seen from this brief survey that the IMC's interpretation of ts charter is broad and far-reaching and involves most categories of musical activity without national or cultural limitations. Observers of the Council's work will also realise that specialist IMC musical

It

organisations benetit greatly when they

relate to one another. Thus composers need performers and both need promoters scand administrators. To meet their

Council in collaboration with the IMC. are Other rostrums sponsored by the IMC the International Rostrum ot Young

professional aims and ideals music

educationists particularly,

at all levels, should seek the co-operation of the widest possible range of other musicians.

ordination and co-operation between

Performers and the IMC Opera Rostrum

countries, regions, institutions and

organisations. The main professional

for young opera singers. The IMC is also linked with the Salzburg TV Opera Prize

groups represented in the IMC member

awarded by the City of Salzburg every

language and each race of people

three years.

possesses its own distinctive musical voice, music is nevertheless a universal

ship include composers, performers,

scholars, teachers, critics, administrators, music librarians, publishers and persons concerned with music through the media of radio, television and recordings. These

The IMC distributes a Bulletin (The World of Music) four times a year-in

covered by

three languages-in addition to otherI reports, a calendar of international music events organised by the IMC and its

committees in seventy countries, form

line with the Council's aims. In 1977 the

many areas of musical endeavour are

eighteen international organisations which, along with national the main membership categories of

the Council. In addition to its links through the FIMC, Australia participates in the activities of at least eight other IMC organisations. These include the International Societyy for Music Education (ISME) of which the Australian Society for Music Education is a member organisation (ISME held its XI International Conference in Perth, WA in 1974), the International Musicological Society (IMS), represented in Australia by the Australian Musicological Society

(IMS held its Third International

Symposium in Adelaide in 1979), the International Association of Music

Librarians (a prominent Commission of which unites the world's twenty-two Music Information Centres including the

Australia Music Centre), the Inter national Society for Contemporary Music, the International Federation of Musicians, the International Folk Music

members, as well as other information in

IMC initiated the celebration throughout the world of International Music Day each October 1.

Much of theIMC's work is achieved through other bodies. A notable example of this is the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music Recordings (now totalling some 110), A Musical Anthology of the Orient, An Anthology of African

Music, Musical Sources and Musical Atlas all developed and issued in cooperation with the International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation in Berlin(FRG). At its General Conference in Yugoslavia in October 1980, UNESCO approved support for two new projects of

While there may be no one musical

phenomenon and theretore contains seeds for the unity of mankind. In addition to enjoying our own musical heritage,

should we not take every opportunity to enrich our lives further by

experiencing

and seeking to understand the music of

cultures other than our own? Apart from being fascinating and rewarding in itself, this will help to promote greater communication and understanding among the peoples of the world which is the ultimate aim of the International Music Council of UNESCO.

By its membership of the FIMC of the International Music Council the Sydney International Piano Competition forms part of the fabric of world musical life. The IMC congratulates those responsible for the organisation of the present Competition as well as those who are

participating in it and those who are Supporting it.

considerable international importance

Professor Sir Frank Callaway CMG, OBE.

and for the implementation of which the IMC will be primarily responsible. These are The World History of Music and the

(Professor & Head, Department of Music The University of Western Australia

World Inventory of Sources of Music Information (WISMI).UNESCO and the

President, The Intermational

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Music Council of Unesco


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The Friends of the

Sydney

International Piano Competition have successful functions, highlights

Patron

Jill Wran

President

Bronwyn Bishop

Vice Presidents Peter Sculthorpe OBE Elayne Mills

Treasurer

Stephanie Medcalf Sheila Prior

Publicity

Margaret Carter

Secretary

Elizabeth Jelfrey

Executive

Dr Lew Abbott, Fiorella

Committece Council

de Boos-Smith Amina Belgiomo-Nettis Carol Grace

Perpetua Hoberoft Joscphine Jacoby Anne Landa

Joan Levy Dr Amy McGrath Donald McDonald Ross Stecle Dr Paolo Totaro

Lady Turbott and Beth Wells.

been a

meet

Irina Plotnikova,

Woodward (a

a luncheon recital with Mark Zeltzer,

Arrau when the

who replaced Claudio cancel his ABC tour latter was forced to luncheon recital

through ill health; a with Isador Goodman; an evening

with André Laplante reception and recital SIPC) and third prizewinner in the first a Peter with conversation and

lunch

Sculthorpe at his

homne.

The Friends, as well as wishing to in the engender a continuing interest

funds to assist in Competition, also raise

financing theSIPC. in There are many advantages

being a Friend. Membership is only $5.00 per and these

are some

of the

benefits:

Concessions for subscription and

Piano Competition was founded in 1978 following the success of the first SIPC in

single tickets for all stages of the, the final competition including orchestral concerts at the Sydney

1977.

It was founded by a group of people who

Opera House Special advancebooking

saw the need to promote the ideals of

excellence as fostered by the Competition. They also thought that the Competition was of such importance that a continuing interest should be maintained between Competitions.

to

a winner of the 1977 Competition; with Roger reception and an evening judge in this Competition);

annum

The Friends of the Sydney International

reception

arrangements.

Special events and receptions world of music

connected with the during and between Competitions.

The chance to meet distinguished

Since its inception The Friends have built

international guests in Sydney for the

their membership to some 400 with

Competition.

and people from many states of Australia representing all walks of life. Of its many

If you have enjoyed the Piano to Competition this year and would like become involved in the next one become

a member of the Friends of the Sydney

International Piano Competition by filling out the form below.

Application Form I wish to

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Please print Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms .

Address

Telephone I enclose $5.00 being my annual subscription

Signature Please return to:

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