INTERNATIONAL Piano Competition
of Australia 1996
LiwinqCithy NSW Ministry for the Arts
INTERCONTINENTAL sYDNEY CITY COUNCIL
Contents Message from the Governor.
ABC Television. the Prime Minister
Message from the Fedcral
Message from the NSW Premier Qantas Aivays Message from the Lord Mayor of Sydney
Hotel Inter-Continental Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute
ABC FM Radio _
International Advisory Committee
Piano Tuners' Guild.
Theme and Variations .
Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury 18
Soundscapes Kawai Pianos Prizes and Engagements.
Beethoven's last Sonatas .
Opening Recital .
Talks by Australian Composers
Competition Diary Pianists. for Australian
Winner's Recital Previous
Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
En Shao Sydney Morning Herald. Tasmanian
Competition Rules Greengarden House.
Application for Friends SIPC
People's Choice Prize
Inside Back Cover
Message from the Governor
As Patron of the Sydney International Piano Competition South of Australia, I am most happy to welcome to New in Wales all those participating in the Competition the to various roles, and others who have come to listen hear. will undoubtedly fine music
who were fortunate enough to attend the excellence to performances in 1992 will remember the the the standards of execution and musicianship which 40 competitors have competitors displayed. This year the will undoubtedly and been chosen from 300 applicants, which their with music making repeat and splendid delighted their audiences. Those of
not only to a feast of We can look forward therefore an of outstanding new talent, music but to the emergence field of such high quality a whose ultimate selection from of the a challenge to the taste and judgment will
present jurors. It is
by best wishes
which constitutes those involved in the Competition addition to the musical life of Sydney.
Honourable Gordon Samuels AC
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Message from the Prime Minister
I would like to extend my best wishes for the Sixth Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia. Over the past 20 years the Sydney International Piano Competition has established itself as one of the most important competitions in the world, gathering together brilliant young pianists from all over the world, including
Australia. The international reputation and acclaim which the SIPC
has received is a tribute to the competitors, judges and all those associated with the Competition, in particular the
Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute. I am certain that this year's performances will confirm the Sydney International Piano Competition of Austalia as a major cultural institution for this nation. I wish you every success
Message from the Federal Minister for
Communications and the Arts
Competition of Australia
Australia both in it of the most exciting events in excellence. Scope and its over forty countries No fewer than 350 pianists from were selected to take part from which forty applied following auditions world-wide.
Australia's best and most promising pianists have world's best. chance to compete side by side with the lover of music, it is As Federal Minister for the Arts, and a and the an honour to wish the participants, organisers
audiences great success and many hours of pleasure.
'eKe Senator The Hon. Richard Alston Minister for Communications and the Arts
Message from the Premier
On behalf of the New South Wales Government, I extend my best wishes to all competitors in the Sydney International Piano Competition and welcome especially our visitors from overseas. The competition is exciting in
both its scope and its excellence, and the New South Wales Government is proud to support it. This is the sixth competition. No fewer than 350 pianists from 40 countries applied to take part; 40 competitors have been selected. Australia's most promising pianists
will compete side by side with the world's best. All of us competitors, members of the jury, listeners -
are indebted to the vision and energy of the founders and organisers of the competition, especially Claire Dan and the hard-working executive committee. The competition is a vital component of Sydney's musical life and an
event of national and international distinction. As Vice-Patron of the Sydney 1nternational Piano Competition, I wish both participants and organisers great success and trust that audiences will enjoy many hours of superb music.
Bob Carr Premier
Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Minister for the Arts
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Message from the Lord Mayor
I am pleased to provide a message of introduction for the
1996 Sydney International Piano Competition and to welcome the competitors from around the world who will participate in this prestigious contest. The Sydney International Piano Competition has now established itself as one of the finest events of its type in the World, with enormous international interest as evidenced in the 350 competitors from 40 countries who app d. Only 40 have been selected, following worldwide auditions, to participate. Council has supported the Sydney International Piano Competition in previous years and in 1996 will provide the first prize. The competition is held at a time in Sydney when many international cultural events take place and it forms part of the "Sydney Shines in Winter" Winter Arts Program. To those of you visiting from overseas, I bid you welcome and trust that you will enjoy the many attractions of Sydney and I take the opportunity to wish the competitors every success during the contest. Yours sincerely
Frank Sartor Lord Mayor
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The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia Patron: The Hon. John Howard M.P. Prime Minister of Australia
The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia was founded by Claire Dan AM OBE in 1976. One of the Institute's first achievements was the tablishment of the Sydney International Piano Competition, which helped put Australia on the musical map of the world. The Competition is held every four years, with the Sixth Competition being held in
Sydney from July 4 to July 20 1996. Sydney audiences have flocked to the competitions from the beginning. and in recent years this event has drawn increasingly large numbers from throughout Australia and
overseas as well. This illustrates that the aim of the Competition is not only to encourage
and discover new talents but to spread the enjoyment of music and the arts. As part of the award for the Competition, the Institute organizes tours for the winner and the best Australian pianist in Australasia and Europe. In 1995 Australian pianist Gidon Mead received a scholarship of S15,000 from the Institute.
In addition to the Competition this year the Institute will give a scholarship to a young Australian pianist. participating in the seminar following the competition when twenty pianists will work with four jury members. Miss Dan has an extensive theatrical background, and was a trained actress in Europe. Her love of the arts led her to found the Institute which was established to promote
cultural exchange between Australia and other countries in all fields of the arts. 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. These same groups. as well as a Melbourne Theatre company production of Einstein by Ron Elisha, have been taken on tour of the United States organized and sponsored by the Cladan Institute.
The Institute has a board of eminent Australians who are specialists in various areas of the arts and business. Chaired by Mr Robert Tobias, OAM they are: Mrs Joy Annand, The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, Miss Judy Cassab, Miss Claire Dan AM OBE, Mr Neville Grace, Dr Michael Kennedy, Mr Sam Miller, Mr Phillip Rowe and Sir Bruce Williams KBE. In 1989 the Institute instigated the Cladan Awards, which isan annual presentation for
the recognition. encouragement and contribution to Sydney theatre performances To
date. awards have been given to Rachel Ward. Ruth Cracknell. Melita Jurisic. Richard Wherrett and John Carmody.
The Cladan Institute is the first private organisation established in this country to initiate and develop cultural exchange by bringing overseas art to Australia and sending our Talents overseas.
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Acknowledgements The Competition gratefully acknowledges the wide range of support received from the organisations and individuals listed below, who have donated funds and/or provided services, or volunteered their tlme and profcssional advice.
For the loan of Plano and Technical Teams
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And for the kind assistance of Joy Annand
Australian Institute of Music
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Australian Music Examinations Board
Dr Michacl Kennedy
Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik AG, Vienna
NSW Govemment. through the office
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Syney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Conservatorium of Music Peter Weiss AM Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd
Major Sponsors Australasian Performing Right Association The Fuyo Group:
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Melinda Bryant Council and members of the Friends of the SIPCA
Council of the City of Sydney Friends of the Sydney Intemational Piano
Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition (Melbourne Branch) Neville Grace Greengarden House, London Hunt&Hunt Ltd Mrs Barbara Leser
Danny May Sam Miller and Joan Langham Musicians' Union of Australia The Music Teachers' Assoc. of NSW Radio 2MBS-FM Dr Alex Reisner and Dr Pamela Pennycuik Scots College, Sydney Goldie Sternberg Tarantella Music Walsingham Classics
Department of Forcign Afairs, Canberra Department of Immigration, Sydney Goldman Travel
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PROFESSOR SIR BRUCE WILLIAMS KBE Chairman of the Executive Committee for the oth International Piano Competition of Australia.
Australian by birth and formal education, Professor Sir Bruce Williams was a Professor of Economics and
an advisor to the governments of the United Kingdom and OECD from 1946 to 1967. He was Vice
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He wasthe Chaiman of the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia from 1976 to 1982 and of the
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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music was founded in 1916 and is Australia's leading school of music.In
1977the first Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia was presented through the co-
operation of the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia and the `ydney Conservatorium of Music. The Conservatorium has continued its important association with the Sydney International Piano Competitionto the present day and collaborates with the Competition to provide the performance venue for the first 21l concets of the Competition. practice facilities and general assistance.
The Conservatorium has established a recognised tradition of excellence in teaching and perfiormance. uraduates Irom the Conservatorium have proudly taken their places as leaders in all fields of music in Australia and overseas. The
vitality of the Conservatorium is reflected in its wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses
concerts, Master Classes, seminars, workshops and the distinguished international musicians who contribute each year to the education program. The Conservatorium ofíers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Performance (including jazz and
opera), Composition, Music Education and Musicology, as well as courses for the wider community and the music profession through the Conservatorium Access Centre.
International Advisory Panel
Nicole Henriot- Schweitzer
Marcello Abbado Verdi' Dircctor, Conservatorio Giuseppe
Concert Pianist. Paris, France
Sulamita Aronovsky Professor of Piano, FRSA, London
Choo Hoey Music Director, Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Chairman. Santander intemational ano Competition Santander. Spain
Paul C. Pollei
Founder/Artistic Director Gina Bachauer
International P'ano Foundation
Salt Lake City, Utah. uSA Peter Averi Artistic Director,
Leonard Hokanson Bloomington, USA
Pierre Columbo Conductor, Honorary President Federation of International Music
Leslie Howard Concert Pianist
Dr Lucretia R Kasilag
National Artist for Music
Artists President, Music Competitions for Young Foundation, Inc
President, Dell'Arte Artistic Production Professor of Piano, School of Music
Federal University of Rio de Janiero Director, The Forum for Science and Culture
(UFRY), Rio de Janiero
Sir John Drummond CBE
Controller of Music, BBC
Dean Elder Senior Consulting Editor, Clavier Magazine,
Takahiro Sonoda Pianist, Member of Japanese Academy of Arts
Prof Hugo Steurer
Professor of Piano and Chamber Music. Munich and Leipzig, Germany
Professor Jürgen Meyer-Josten Music Competition of the ARD, Munich
Bryce Morrison Professor and critic, London, UK
Gerald Glynn Paris, France
Helena Oliveira President, Sociedade Brasileira de Realizacoes
Professor Emeritus, University of Otawa Canada
Concert Pianist; Director of the International
Dr Glacy Antunes de Oliveira Head, Graduate School of Music Institute of Arts, Federal University of Goiás,
Director General of Chopin Society
Jean-Paul Sevilla Concert Pianist
Toyoaki Matsuura Concert Pianist and Professor of Piano,
Composer. Pianist, Teacher, Translator
Fort Worth. Texas, USA
Concert Pianist and teacher,
Executive Director, Van Cliburn Foundation
Wellington City Opera,
Artistico-Culturais, Brazil; Vice-President Wratislavia Foundation, Poland
Dr Fanny Waterman OBE, D Mus, FRCM
Chairman and Artistic Director Leeds International Pianoforte Compeition Leeds, England Kazuko Yasukawa Chairman of the Management Committee International Music Competition of Japan
Tokyo, Japan Professor Zhou Guang-Ren Central Conservatory of Music, Beiling People's Republic of China
International Auditions Jurors of National and International Audition Panels
The Sydney Intemational Piano Comptition of Australia conducted auditions worldwide for the Sixth Sydney Intemational Piano Competition of Australia. The Competition administration and executive committee wishes to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to the organizations that hosted the auditions and provided practice facilities for those auditioning and the distinguished musicians who assisted the Artistic Director Associate Professor Warren Thomson OAM with the auditions in each centre. Vicnna Bösendorfer Saal Bösendoríer Piano
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Emeritus Prof John Painter AM Mr Geoffrey Tozer Concert Pianist
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Prof Karl-Heinz Kämmerling- Hochschule Hanover Prof Herbernt Drechsler Hochschule Düisseldorf
Mr Harold Schonberg- Former Head Music Critic, New York Times
Prof Lev Natochenny - Concert Pianist
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Prof Nicole Henriot Schweitzer Prof Aquiles Delle Vigne - Brussels Conservatoire
Prof Nancy Bricard- University of Southen California, Los Angeles Prof John Pery- University of Southem
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Prof Mikhail Voskressenski - Moscow
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Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia The Sydney Intenational Piano Competition of Australia is presented by the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia in association with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. It is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions. Geneva. Vice-Regal Patron
His Excellency Governor of New South Wales
The Honourable Bob Car, Premier of New South Wales
Sir Georg Solti
The Right Honourable lLord Mayor of Sydney. Alderman Frank Sartor
Life President and Founder Co-Founders
Claire Dan AM OBE
Rex Hoberoft AM Robert Tobias OAM
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conductors, was bom in Budapest in 1912 and studlied composition and conducting with Iartok, Dohnányl, Kodály and Leo Weiner. Although he made his concert debut as a he was soon pianist, as a conductor by the Budapest Opera. In 1937, Toscanini sclected hinm as his assistant at the engaged Festival. Before the outbrcak of \World War II, Sir Salzburg Georg went to Switzerland as a refugee, tuming again to the piano for his livelihood and in 1942. he was awarded first in piano,
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to music. he received a Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II of Great From 1979 to 1984, he served as Conductor and Artistic Director of the London Principal Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently its Conductor Emeritus. Sir Georg made his first recordings for Decca in 1947 as a pianist and as a conductor and since then has recorded over 40 operas and more than 250 discs. He has won 31 awards. During the 1995-96 scason. Sir Geonrg has returned to the ChicagoGrammy Symphony Orchestra, and has been in Europe for concerts and recordings with various orchestras. In August he will return to the Festival for fully staged performances of Fidelio with the Salzburg Vienna Philharmonic. Maestro Solti has reccived Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from several Universities both in and the USA. He also has an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree and an Honorary degreeEngland in the
disciplines of art, music and drama. His major awards are numerous and include, in 1989 the Gold Medal of the Royal P'hilharmonic Society. Great Britain's highest musical honour. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Music, London, was the title of given Professor Honoris Causa by the Minister-President of in Germany, the Knight Commander's Cross (with badge and star) of the Order of Baden-Württemberg Merit the Federal Republic of Germany, the 1987 Loyola-Mellon Humanities Award. That year, on thefrom of his seventy-fifth birthday, Maestro Solti received the Medal of Merit, Chicago's highest award.occasion He also holds the French 'Legion d'Honneur' and in 1995 received the 'Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
WARREN THOMSON OAM Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury Warren Thomson has been active in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia since its inception and has been the Artistic Director since 1990. He was the Foundation Head of the School of Extension Studies of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music a position held since 1974 until retirement in 1995. With the amalgamation of the Conservatorium with the University of Sydney, he was made the first Associate Professor. In addition to his position at the Conservatorium, Professor Thomson was Chairman of the Music Examinations Advisory Board of New South Wales from 1980 to 1995, and an Executive member of the Australian Music Examinations Board. He is currently Director of the City of Cultural Council and Chairman of its Music Committee, and Consultant to the Australian InstituteSydney of Music. A graduate of Melbourne University, Warren Thomson became the first Music Director of Trinity Grammar School Melbourne and developed one of Australia's leading music schools before Director of Studies for the Australian Music Examinations Board in 1972. He was Federal becoming Examiner of the Australian Music Examination Board in 1972, 1973, 1992 and 1993. In 1975 he initiated a programme of workshops and seminars in Sydney and country areas of NSW in association with the Australia Council and the NSW of the Arts a Ministry programme which grew to involve over thirty centres annually. During the same period he organised over 350 In Service Courses for music teachers. He has made over thirty recordings of piano music for teachers and students as well as giving many radio broadcasts in Australia and abroad, including a recording of the Piano Music of Khachaturian in 1978, the year of the composer's death, for Moscow Radio. His publications, totalling almost fifty, with an additional eleven for the AMEB, have received critical acclaim both nationally and -
internationally, especially the editions of Mozart Sonatas and the Well Tempered Clavier, Inventions
and Sinfonias of Bach, which include the first Australian Urtext editions. In addition to adjudicating all the major eisteddfods in Australia, he has served on a number of international juries, including those for the Sydney International Piano Competition (1988 and 1992) Tchaikowsky International Competition in Moscow (1982 and 1990), Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition (1991), Cincinnati (1993), National Concerto Competition in Christchurch. New
Zealand (1993), UNISA Transnet International Music Competition in Pretoria (1994), Hamamatsu nternational Competition (1994), the first Horowitz Competition in Kiev, LIkraine (1995) and Krainev Competition in Kharkov, Ukraine (1996).
Professor Thomson was made an Honorary Member of the Tchaikowsky Society. Moscow in 1995 and in 1987 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to music.
Jurors AQUILES DELLE VIGNE
Eduardo del Puevo and C o . studied piano with Claudio Arrau, and at thc age of seventeen won the Albern Aquiles Dclle Vigne of cight, at the
debut in South America's
prestigious has lourished in
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States. South America, Europe. the Unitcd pan and conducted by Sir Yehudi orchestras major uin, Leonnl H has performed widely Juan Carlos Zorzi. He recently toured vith major South seventeen concerts. Laurent P'etitgirard. Georges Octors and
Since then. his
Amentan performing the Liszt Europe and South America He has been numerous recitals at Festivals throughout de Paris. Ath He has given Santa concert halls of Cecla de Roma, SaleofGaveau Atheneu Georgeinvf perform in the famous Brussels, Villa Lohas bos in Moscow, P'alais des Beaux-Arts Hall Theater of 1 of Bucharest. Tchaikowsky of Cuiture of Solia. Palazzo Ducale de Cen of Rio de laneiro, 'alais Royal Norhem Cecilia Meirelles Hall Barcelona. Manchester and Lyceo ofl College of NMusic of for EMI, His Masters Voice, BASE Harmor having recorded Delle Vigne has a wide repertoire. was presented to the Do"undi, BMG of Messiaen s Preludes and EMS. His recording RCA Victor. Pavane Caming him of the complete Liszt Etudo has made recordingS from the composer. He tremendous Concerti. thepraise late Piano Sonatas ol Beethoven and Schubert, Chopin and Liszt. and the cOmalssohnis for llano Concertos
Alberto Lysy. Maurice Ravel, together with piano and violin by in Europe. Russia, the United States. Japan. Englan Master Classes Aquiles Delle Vigne has givenserved as adjudicator at international piano competitions in Rome Africa and Australia. He has and Several of his punile Cincinnati,
SOuth nt Sydney. Such as Gina Bachauer. Roma, Paris, Queen Elisabeth dedicated to him by contemporary composers Pierre 'etit, Victor
Pretoria. Viotti. Casagrande, Vincent. international recognition at prestigious competitions
works Cincinnati and Viotti. He has had and Juan Carlos Zorzi. Bruzdowicz Joanna Legley. Flavio Scogna, Grand-Prix International Bösendorfer-Empire and Venice Festivyal He is presently Music Director of the
vith Franziska Heinrich, a pupil of Dean Elder. pianist. cducator. writer and critic, had his early piano training Later he studied with Concerto Competition. the legendary Teresa Careño. In his teens. he won the Spokane Walter Frey, Alfred Cortot and \Walter Gieseking in Europe.
Consulting Editor for Clavier read music jourmalists, Onc of America's widely lessons and technical regimes. a book of interviews wvith great pianists, master he is Senior
Mr Elder has Gina Bachauer, Leeds, Paris Music Masters,
Play. Rubinstein. William Kapell. served on the juries of the Arthur Piano Competitions. Senigallia Italy. Utrecht Liszt, and Valencia José Iurbi International Currently, he is co-investigator and musical consultant for a project conducted by two of Pianists at
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Emest Fleischmann, the Los Angeles headed its administration since 1969.
Philharmonic's Executive Vice President and Managing He has greatly expanded the orchestra's activities and nas
associated with its artistic progress. As General Director of the Hollywood Bowl he has been responsible for the famous
venue's remarkitO in number and range of events including Jazz at the Bowi, the Virtuoso Series, the Sunday te chest
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Ernest Fleischmann was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and has lived in South Africa and tnCoates. Frank
chartered accountant and a bachelor of music. His chief music teachers includeAukuting in public Rothschild, Erik Chisholm and Joseph Trauneck, and he began playing the Pli ino debut the sat theage ol nine. He was a music critic at seventeen and made his professional conducting e
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and a Citation from the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 1979 he was the re Snecil Awaru Award lor service to music, and in May 1980 he was given the Fresi was lunior Ch.l o a ommerce's highest civic honour in 1985, The Award of Merit. Mr Fleischmann ngeles n |as recipicnt Association of California Orchestras. He was the Symphony
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octorate in Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and in AMay 1989 he was chorn Calionid f Southe 1989 Friends of Music Award for Distinguished Arts Leadership from the UniVersiny his Prior to Philharmonic post, Mr Fleischmann was Director for Europe ot D Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.
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ALEXANDER JENNER Alexander lenner was born in 1929 in Vienna. He studied music and performing arts under Paul became the Bruno Seidlhofer and Richard Hauser at the State Academy of Music in Vienna, which later Weingarten. Hochschule in Vienna. He won Second Prize in the Intermational Geneva Competition and the Viotti Competitions of 1951 and 1952. After completing his studies he was awarded the First Prize in the Rio de Janeiro International Piano
Competition in 1957 by a unanimous decision of the jury. Since the early fifties he has played a large repertoire in recitals, concertos and chamber music all around the
world. As a soloist he has performed with many orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic and all other major Austrian orchestras, the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic. NHK Orchestra of Tokyo and the
eading orchestras of Europe under hundreds of conductors including Abbado, Mehta. Sawallisich. Dohnányi. Neumann. lansons, Karabtchevsky. A memorable experience was the períormance of Khachaturian's Piano
Concerto with the composer himself conducting. in 1957 and in 1961.
Since 1970 Alexander Jenner has been Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna, his former school. He has given Master Classes and intemational workshops, courses and seminars in Austria. Japan. the United States. Germany. Taiwan. Spain. Chile and Colombia. He has acted as an adjudicator on the panel of some of the most renowned international piano competitions, such as the Chopin.
Schumann, 1Tchaikowsky. Beethoven, Busoni, Schubert, and those of Tokyo. Cologne. Viña del Mar. Munich. Athens, Bratislava,
Porto, Pretoria and
GYÖRGY NADOR Gyorgy Nador was born in Budapest and studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He was a scholarship recipient at the MoscOw Tchaikowsky Conservatory for two years. As a Protessor of piano at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, his real vocation is teaching. His pupils have won scholarships to major universities and major prizes at the most prestigious international competitions Barcelona, Athens, Montreal, Fort Worth, Senigallia. Porto, Monte Carlo, Budapest Liszt Competition, Cincinnati, Beijing. He lectures on the principles of teaching, on piano technique and musical styles. He has conducted Master Classes in several countries including the United States, Japan and Italy.
ProtessorNadorisalso a renowned perfommer. giving concerts at home and abroad. He has toured extensively in the United States as soloist with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.
During the orchestra's 1978 tour he
As the envoy of the Franz Liszt Academy at the International Music Symposium in Stockholm in 1990 he lectured on Bartok's pedagogical work.
He has hwice received the Award of Excellence in Teaching, an award
presented by the Hungarian State. Professor Nador is a frequent juror at national and international competitions including the Gina Bachauer,
Rubinstein, Monza, Senigallia, Budapest Liszt, Tokyo PTNA, Virtuosi per Pianoíorte in the Czech Republic and UNISA in Pretoria.
HIROKO NAKAMURA Hiroko Nakamura began playing the piano at the age of three and, at fifteen, she was the youngest winner ever of Japan's most prestigious music competition. This led to a sensational debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra on their first overseas tour. She studied in New York at the Juilliard School oí Music with Rosina Lhevinne and became the youngest prizewinner at the 7th Chopin Competition. Since then she has given more than three thousand concerts. The New York music critic Harold Schönberg in his book The Great Pianists Wrote "She has temperament to spare and an aitinity for romantic music.
She has made over thirty best selling recordings.
Her recording of Chopin's Concerto No I with the London Symphony Orchestra sold over one hundred thousand copies in a year. Besides playing regularly on radio and television she is a well-known non-fiction author. critic and television personality. Her first book The Tchaikowsky Concours won the coveted Ohya Non-Fiction Prize and sold over a million copies. It tells of her experiences on the juries of the 1982 and 1986 competitions in Moscow describing the background and the changes taking place in the international world of classical music. competitions and politics. Her second book Savages called Pianists has also received critical acclaim. In the past she has been a juror in Sydney and many other international competitions the Chopin. Leeds. Rubinstein, Paloma 0'Shea, Vianna da Motta. Gina Bachauer, Busoni, Maria Callas and Tokyo. In 1992 she was awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Gold Medal and in 1993 the Commandery of the Order oí NMerit of the Republic of Poland. More recently in July 1994 she helped to set up the International Tchaikowsky Sociery in Moscow. When not travelling Hiroko Nakamura spends most of her time in Tokyo with her husband, a renowned novelist, Tobacco and Gemmae, their ocelot cat and miniature dachshund.
OHN PAINTER, AM
Cellist. chamber musician and administrator. lohn Painter is well known for his training of young Australian musicians.
Painter's appointment at theage of 14 the cello section of the usSR. chamber music periormances and teaching commitments havecellist included He Hong Kong. China. lapan and South of the
to Mr the Adelaide Svmnhon. performing career which has taken him to most of the world's music centres. Hie Orchestra he
began a solh
was principal Australian Ch:noslovakia, Uk. uand Pikler Chamber Orchestra; and member of the ABC and Sydney String Quartets. and In addition to the chamber music series presented ith Hephzibah Menuhin, Ernest Llewelkr Pikler, he was guest cellist in the national tour ot the Israeli String Quartet and has takenn nd Roben important music festivals in Australia. in all of the Lecturer in cello. chamber music. and orcherstral studies, Deputy Director and later Director Conservatorium of Music, Mr P'ainter iwas appointed Director of the he Canberra School of MusieSVdney position from which he retired at the end of 1995. During this period, he was also visiting
Conservatory in Shanghai and the Academy for the Performing Arts in Hong Kong. artist/teacher att the His intense interest in the training of young musicians led to the tormation of youth chamber Sydney and Canberra with which he has toured extensively in Asia and usA as conductor. orchestratas in both Painter's long association with many of and Community Arts Committee of the Australia's arts organisations includes membership of the Music Australia Council. the Board of Musica Viva Australia. the Victor Institute of Colleges, the National Institute of Dramatic Sydney University, the Sydney Internaional n Competition and the recently formed National Academy Art, of Music. national iano jOHN ROOos After his carly music training at the Rustenburg Conservatoire in South Africa, John Roos continued studics at the University of Pretoria attaining a BMus degree. In 1968 he won the UNISA Overseas his music for Teachers (Piano). At the Konservatorium für Musik in Zürich, studying under Sava Savov, he Scholarship further in the of piano specialised teaching. After his return to South Africa in 1972 he served in the University of South Africa's Department of Music previously Music Examinations). In 1984 the MMus was conferred cum laude on degree him by UNISA. From 1987 to 1990 he was Director (Professional), of Music and in 1990 became Department Unisa Transnet Music Director of the Foundation, an organisation actively participating in music educational upliftment programmes and in the presentation of the Unisa Transnet International Music Competitions. Since 1982 he has been closely involved with UNISA's biennial international music serves on of the competitions. He regularly most panels prestigious national music competitions in South Africa. He has adjudicated at various international music
competitions including Bilbao, Cologne, Caltanissetta, Marsala, Monte Carlo. Munich, Naples, and Senigallia. In 1991 he served on the jury of the Concours Panafricain de Lome, Togo and in 1992 on the in of the same competition in Dakar, Senegal. During theMusique Panafricain de Musique presentedjury Concours at UNISA in Pretoria in 1995, February Roos John was President of this appointed Vice
Pnina Salzman is considered the First of the piano playing the piano soon after she learned toLady walk.
Born in Tel Aviv, Miss Salzman begain
At eight years of age, Alfred Cortot heard her. and immediately recommended she study at the Ecole Nor de Musique de P'aris, under his personal supervision. At fourteen she studied with Conservatoire National de Magda Tagliarero d ne de Musique Paris, where she was awarded the Premier Prix du Bronislaw Huberman attended Piano one of her concerts tnat sul year. and at once wrote to the Israel engage the brilliant young pianist, Philharmonic saying that it is a once in a life time experience to meet sucn upon her return to Israel, Pnina Salzman played three tic e then s concertos with the IPO in one has regularly periormed with that orchestra evening Si and was chosen to be the soloist on their iworld rour inder t ne batons of Giullini and Krips.
Miss Salzman has toured several times all the five er t he Paray, Solti, Sargent., Giullini, Münch, continents. She has played with major orcn ini and Mehta, Kempe, Marriner, Dorati, Davis, many others. uolS She is active as a recitalist, and in 1963 she was the first she was the first Israeli dcll invited to Again. in I*t to perform in the Israeli pianist invited to periorm in the USSR.rMusic. play in China. She is an enthusiastie Professor Pnina Salznman is Head pertormet o of the Piano h Tel Aviv University, and is constantly invited to Department of the Rubin Academy or She is at musie important frequently requested to act as membergiveofmasterclasses centrcs the jury at International including Artn Rubinstein, Santander, Dublin, Piano Jose Iturbi, Munich,. Pretoria competi and AthensS. batons of
EDVARD TCHIVZHEL Edvard Tchivzhel was born in 1944 into a highly musical Leningrad family. His father. who was of Latvian descent. was a noted violinist and his mother the organist for the Leningrad Kirov Theatre.
Tehivzhel showed exceptional talent for music as a child and graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire in 1972 with the highest distinction in piano and conducting. He followed this with three years of post-graduate study in the prestigious conducting class of the renowned conductor Arvid Jansons. In 1971 Tchivzhel won the Soviet Conductor's Competition in Moscow which brought him to the attention of Yevgeni Mravinsky. Chief Conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic. the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra and other leading Russian orchestras.
As an opera conductor Tchivzhel has given numerous performances in the Opera House of Leningrad Conservatoire and as guest conductor at the Kirov Theatre and in Sweden at the Stockholm Opera House. Since the mid 1980's he has also conducted in England, Germany, Poland and Scandinavia. As associate conductor of the USSR State Symphony Orchestra he toured widely in Japan in 1990 and in 1991 achieved great success with this orchestra on tour throughout the USA. In 1989 Edvard Tchivzhel toured Australia for the first time as Guest Conductor of the Australian Youth Orchestra, and in 1991 made the first of his now annual visits to New Zealand where he regularly conducts the Auckland Philharmonia. In 1992 he conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the final concerts of the Sydney International Piano Competition and will returm to the Sydney Opera House in 1996 to conduct the two final concerts in this year's event.
In 1993 Edvard Tchivzhel became Musical Director of two American Orchestras, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the New York based Atlantic Sinfonietta. LEV VLASSENKO
Well-mown intemational concent pianist. Lev Vlassenko. began his concert life earily. Bom in Tbilisi, Georgia. in 1928, he attendedthe Special Music School for gifted children, studying under Professor Virsaladze. In 1948 he entered the Moscow State Conservatoire and wasa student of Proíessor Flier for eight years, followed by a
period of postgraduate studies. In 1956 he was awarded 1st Prize and Gold Medal at the Liszt Memorial Competition in Budapestandin 1958 was second prizewinner in the first Tchaikowsky Competition. Emil Gilels stated "One of the most thrilling moments of the competition was the b minor Liszt Sonata played by the Soviet pianist Lev Vlassenko. In the interpretation of this monument the pianist displayed wide breath. sincerity and deep penetration into the music."
He has been on the staff of the Moscow State Conservatoire since 1957 and is presently Professor and Head of the Chair of Piano. Many of his pupils have been prizewinners of intermational competitions, including Pletnev Petrov, Randalu, Suk, N Vlassenko and Stepanov.
Lev Vlassenko is the President of the Intermational Association of Tchaikowsky Competition Stars. In 1991 Lev Vlassenko was given the honorary title People's Artist of the USSR President Gorbachov's last decree.
Lev Vlassenko has made many concert tours in Europe. America and lapan. and has been a jury member of
some of the leading international pianocompetitions, including Leeds, Chopin. Tchaikowsky. Lisbon. Montreal. Tokyo. Bolzano, Athens, Sydney, Maryland, Gina Bachauer, Zurich. Budapest and Madrid.
Masterclasses undertaken have included appearances at the Juiliard School, New York: Bloomington, Indiana New England School, Boston: Curtis Instirute, Philadelphia, and Michigan University, as well as in Germany, Austria. Italy. Switzerland, Poland and Israel. In addition to his activities as a concert pianist. professor and adjudicator, he is in demand for radio and television talks on music and for the production of recordings (22 discs). For two years he has been visiting Professor in Bloomington, Indiana. and has also taught in the New England Conservatory in Boston. He was President of the Jury in Athens in the Maria Callas Piano Competition and in 1994 was President of the Tchaikowsky International Competition. In 1995 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in NMusic by Griffith University. Brisbane. MIKHAIL VoSKRESSENSKY Mikhail Voskressensky is one of the leading Professors of the Tchaikowsky Moscow Conservatory, and a wellknown Russian pianist. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and finished his post-graduate degree. His teachers were Lev Oborin (piano) and Leonid Roisman (organ). His enormous repertoire includes fifty-one piano concertos períormed with more than one hundred and fifty conductors, including John Pritchard, Stanislav Scrovachevski, Kurt Mazur, Evgeny Svetlanov and Kiril
Kondrashin. In 1993 he played the Piano Concerto No 2 by Prokofiev in Mexico and Tokyo, Concerto in G Major by Ravel in Madrid, Concerto in d minor by Mozart in Budapest and Concerto in B Major by Brahms in St Petersburg. In the 1982-83 Season he played the complete piano works of Chopin in Moscow in nine recitals, as well as all thirty-nwo sonatas by Beethoven. Competitions he has won include the International Competitions in Berlin (Schumann), Bucharest (G Enescu). Rio de Janeiro, and Van Cliburm Contest in Fort Worth. Texas, USA. His world premières include the Piano Concerto by Taneev, the Sonata in E minor by Scriabin, the Piano Concerto by Buzko, and Bagatelles by Denissov, which were dedicated to Voskressensky. His pupils have been international prize winners forty-one times, including twenty-six gold medals.
Mikhail Voskressensky has ghven Master Classesin France (Paris, Tours, Colmar). Holland (Utrecht, Tilbur
lapan (Tokvo Sapporo. Nagova. Osakal. the uSA (Rutgers University). Spain (Madrid. Oviedo). Germany (Dresden. Weimar), Austria (Salzburg). Australia (Sydney, Brisbane) and Poland (Warsaw). Inadition to the Tehaikowsky Competition. he has served on the juries of the Leeds International Piano Competition (1975, Great Britain) and many other renowned competitions. He is a Co-Chairman of the Grieg Sociery in Moscow.a member of the Presidium of the Scriabin International Society, Guest Professor of Toho Gakuen School in Tokyo, a member of the lapan iano Teachers Association and a member of the Moscow Union of Musicians.
DR GUSTAV A ALINK
Dr Gustav A Alink irom the Netherlands is onsidered an authoritV on piano competitions. In 1SI he graduated with Honours irom the State University in Uirecht as a mathematician. From a keen interest in classical music (having been active him1sel! as a violinist). he developed a
1ascination 1or music competitions. Alter having attended various music festivals and competitions throughout Europe since 1980. it was Marnha Argerich who advised him on the start ol a research on
p1ano :ompetitions. In February 1983, Gustav Alink decided to quit his job at university to devote his full time to piano competitions, investing nearly all the money he possessed. Berween 1986 and 1995, he was employed again as a stientist. and took part in NATO
meetings. Meanwhile, Dr Alink published íour books on piano competitions: a comprehensive directory detailing some 900 piano
competitions. plus three unique reterence
books listing the results of international piano competitions and precise participation
details. These books disclose historic tacts,
showing how tamous pianists such as Bela Bartok and Ferruccio Busoni fared as contestants. Apart irom speciiying the
achievements of over 15.000 participants and adjudicators at piano competitions, the DoOkS also present analyses and depict Irends in the competition circuit.
During his research, Dr Alink attended some IwO
MARC CASTELAIN Born in 1942, Marc Castelain studied the
BERNARD LEVIN CBE Bernard Levin was born in London in 1928
plano at the Royal Academy of Brussels and went on to obtain a Master of Arts in
and was educated at Christ's Hospital and
Musicology from the Free University of Brussels. He has a long association with various arts bodies in the field of music journalism, writing tor, among others, the publications La Lettre du Musicien and Piano. From 1965 to 1981, he served as a producer and a journalist for Belgian Television and since 1981 as a producer and journalist for Belgian Radio 3 (RTBF).
succeeded in anything else. A journalist since 1951. he has written tor many newspapers and magazines in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
In 1975 Mr Castelain received the annual prize of the press for a television report on
the sociological aspects of church music. He has represented RTBF in the European Broadcast Union (EBU) and the Internationales Muzik Centrum (IMZ) from 1981 to 1984, and President of the IMZ video group from 1975 to 1984. In addition to a busy career as a journalist he has since 1982 been a lecturer at the
Institute of Art History and Archaeology in Brussels. In 1992 he was Manager ot the Opera Festival of Semur-en-Auxois (France). His highly appreciated daily programme Main de Mailre on Radio 3 is devoted to great performers, therefore he covers the
the London School of Economics. From university he went straight into journalism. and insists that he could not
He has been Chiei Columnist of The Times for tiwenty five years. and recently celebrated the publication of his two thousandth column. He aiso reviews books for the Observer, is a regular broadcaster on television and radio, for both ol which he
has written extensively. He has had fifteen books published.
most recent, I should Say So, is the eighth anthology of his journalism. His long lascination with "Utopia is explored in A World Elsewhere. published in 1994. Mr Levin has served as President of the
English Association and is an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics. He was tor many years a member of the
judging panel of the annual London theatre awards The Evening Standard Drama Awards. In 1987 and again in l1989 he won
most famous international festivals and
the British Press Award as columnist of the
competitions. Since 1996 Marc Castelain has been a member ofthe Board of Directors of the Brussels Festival.
Year. In the summer of 190 he was honoured with a CBE 1or services to
journalism. He first came to the Sydney International
competitions worldwide. He has lectured on
Piano Competition in 1985, and has
Ihe subject in various countries, and published many articles. He issues a
attended cach Competition since.
Newsletter twice a year, thus keeping the piano world up-to-date with the latest news, announcements, results, and much inside information Irom the competition circuit.
Apart irom being a researcher. Gustav Alink has specialised in photography since 1976.
His quality portraits of musicians have appeare on record sleeves, and many have been used lor publicity. Dr Alink also promoted foreign talented
pianists in the Netherlands by offering concerts, radio and teleVision recordings.
irs-prize Winner of the 1985 Sdney International Piano Competition, Chinese Du Ning-Wu had his irst periormance in
Europe ior Dutch ielevision which had been arranged through Dr Alink. Currently. Dr Alink continues his research on piano competitions, and stays in contact With manv past prizewinners. His filth book Will appear in February 1997
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Appassionata Sonata by Ferdinand Ries.
the time humming and sometimes howling. always up and down. without singing any definite notes. In answer to
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seat in the corner and he all about me. Now he stormed for at least an hour soon
with the beautiful finale of the sonata. Finally he got up. was surprised still to see me and said: 'T cannot give you a lesson today, I
must do some more work."
(Franz Wegeler and Ferdinand Ries, Biographische Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven (Coblenz 1838) as translated in Thayer's Life of Beethoven, rev and ed. Elliot Forbes (Princeton, 1964). 356.)
Such images of Becthoven's improvisations give the impression of music welling up like a wave, starting with small ripples (in this case, in the form of animal-like to torrents oÍ sound
grunts), leading great from the keyboard in the finale
itselí. The second image reviser arises not
from the and
- Beethoven the obsessive only from anecdotes, but also
physical appearance of his sketchbooks manuscripts. Here the piano is replaced by pen (or, sometimes the blunt lead pencil) and surge of creativity becomes a tussle with
notes, drafts, second thoughts and crossings out. This description by the Czech 1814, is far Tomáaek, who visited Beethoven in composer, removed from the sweeping flood of creativity evoked by Ries. The reception room in which he greeted me.. was as disordered as was his hair.
Here I found an upright on the keys lay a lead-pencil, piano.. with which he
sketched out his work: and beside it on a scribbled sheet of music-paper I found a number of the most divergent ideas. jotted down without any
Robert Winter, The Beethoven Sketchbooks (Oxford, 1985), 6.)
These twin images, the fiery improviser and the tireless reviser. provide the hvo sides of the Janus head of the mythology of Beethoven's creative process. ACcording to one, the artwork springs to life. fully formed as the product of a restless creative mind in action.
other, the artwork has a difficult birth, painstakingly carved out of the stone, its every detail the result of masterly deliberation. Nowhere is this dichotomy better inscribed than in the last three piano sonatas, opus 109 in E major, opus 110 in A major and opus 111 in C minor. Beethoven had offered these three sonatas to a publisher dated 30 April 1820 and worked on them until
(Gustav Nottebohm, Ein Beethoven (Leipzig. 1865) Skizzenbuch as Douglas lohnson translated in Becthovcn Skelchcs,Beethoven Schola 19th Centun 2 (1978-9), 3-17.) nd
back into his pocket. The ideas that he tossed off separately, with only a few lines and points and without barlines, are hicroglyphics that no one can decipher. Thus in these tiny notebooks he
spontancous and tempestuous improviser i s aptly captured in a now-famous anecdote about the finale of the "Once we were taking a ... walk in which we went so lar astray that we did not get back to Dõbling. where Beethoven lived. until nearly 8 o'clock. He had been all
but not artist
But there is one issue which is the last threc highly relevant p1ano sonatas, to fascinating pursue in the which i evidence they yield turns sketches. e if the out to
that is thehesuggestive motivic unityconclusive: issuc of the binding
separate sections of musical and
piece together by usin
motivcs in way in the different movements.
In the Piano opus 109, for example, first two notes of the irst movement form the musical interval of athethird.
movement, bars 1-2.
1822. They interrupted his work on the Missa
Solemnis but also seemed to help precipitate the remarkable period of creativity of the last six years of his life after the energy-sapping custody battle for his nephew. In them, one finds the spontaneous and the studied side by side the
recitative and freely varied aria next to the austere fugue (in the finale of opus 110, for example). And even in places where the final
product gives the impression of being freely improvised, examination of the composer's sketches often reveals that what seems most spontaneous is the result of the most painstaking working over.
This interval becomes a recurring feature in all the movements, coming back as a chord at the end of the first movement, in the second and at
end of the third beginning movement. And perhaps most tantalisingly, the last two bars of the whole sonata reverse the first. and
Beethoven, opus 109, second movement, bar 1-3 and third movement, closing bars.
However, von Lenz is not quite right in saying that Beethoven's hieroglyphics cannot be deciphered. As work on Beethoven's sketches has gathered momentum over the last thirty years, urged on by the win spurs of the analytic method of the Austrian theorist, Heinrich
Schenker, and recent advances in techniques of paper analysis, the last three piano sonatas
have done rather well. There are three separate studies of the sketches for opus 109, one shorter study of opus 110 published in conjunction with a facsimile of the manuscript and one on opus 111. These five studies are over and above the
pioneering work of Gustav Nottebohm last
century, the first scholar to make a serious study of Beethoven's sketches, and the analytical editions of the last five sonatas, based on study of manuscript and sketch sources by Schenker. The diverse issues addressed by these studies adequately canvassed here. Indeed
But with only the completed work at ou disposal, what are we to make of this? Is it co-
despite the obvious fascination of being able to
elbowing each, just as they may have
glimpse inside Beethoven's workshop, there has been debate about what can inferred from them. Nottebohm reasonably be
incidental, intuitive, a figment of the imagnaton Or a later writer, or a conscious tool used y
"without betraying the secret of genius, Beethoven's sketches provide some ideca of his method. The demon has dwelt in these sketchbooks. But the demon has vanished; They are to
Sonata, Nicholas Marston highlights som Teatures of the work which throw an intrgug
most heterogeneous individual details come to his mind."
(cited in 0. G. Sonneck, Beethoven: Impressions by His Contemporaries (New
York, 1926). p. 101.)
Beethoven in the construction of the piece tne most recent study of the sketches tor tnis
light on this issue.
And, as Wilhelm von Lenz was to describe, the sketchbooks were also used out of doors.
superfluous work of art,
irst, he points out that the first movemeni of tne l09 seems, from the evidence as a" ot conceived Sketches, to have been
independent piece.a nperhaps entry in a conversation Bagatclle. There is books in which the deaf
book (the small
Piano Sonata in C Minor, opus I|1. Opening of the Allegro Con Brio and close of the sonata.
his visitors to write their composer askcd Oliva, o n e of Beethoven's Franz comments) by
suggesting many unpaid lor the Sonata (Oliva "little new piece" be used in Beethoven was once again clearly saw that with his publishing of secretaries,
or not commitments). \Vhcther
he was acting
this direct suggestion is impossible 109 jump the next sketches tor opus
Some recent studies of the last three Piano
Sonatas Drabkin. Villiam, The Sketches for Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor. Opus 111. 2 vols. Ph.D. diss. (Princeton. NI. 1976)
say, but straight to
Forte, Allen. The Composilional Matrix (New
the main theme of the third movement. Only form (with on the theme in its final after
the last movement.
of Although this does not give any kind conclusive proof, it does suggest that it was only
Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109
after he had seen the possibilities of a
It has long been known (since it was pointed out by Nottebohm in 1865) that the first appearance
double thin barlines which Beethoven used to indicate ends of sections or changes of key)
of the Allegro Con Brio goes back rwenty years to about 1802, when Beethoven considered it as a
comes at the end of the last movement, that the unfinished sketch for the
opus 30, no. 1.
"litle new piece" only comes to a complete close at the end of the whole piece.
Sketch in the Kessler Sketchbook. circa 1802.
barline in the whole work (as opposed to the
possible slow movement for the Violin Sonata
A similar issue can be found in the next sonata,
the Piano Sonata in A major, opus 110. Many players and writers have commented that the
opening of the first movement anticipates the fugue of the last movement by being based on the same musical intervals.
Piano Sonata in Major, opus 110. first and last movement.
Significantly this version lacks the characteristic, knuckle-wrenching fourth which is so prominent in the final version. Equally interesting is that this fourth is not prominently used in the early sketches for the sonata proper. William Drabkin, in his dissertation on the sketches for opus 111,
Dcon áma7lità ) sa nfaL
FUGA Allegro ma non troppo
points out that the final version, in which there is a three-fold repetition of this interval of a fourth is found relatively late in the sketching process in a sketchbook which is now in the Bibliothaque Nationale in Paris. Is it merely a coincidence that this version of the theme which emphasises the
rising fourth is found on a page which is surrounded by some of the early sketches for the second movement, Arietta which also begins with the interval of a fourth? Possibly it is. But it is equally possible that the cumulative evidence of the sketches in these three sonatas demonstrates a feature of Beethoven's creative personality which one might not guess at from the evidence of the finished works alone: that
these unitying links between
Although the sketches again do not give conclusive evidence. it is again intriguing that the first sketch for the fugue occurs side by side with an early sketch for the first movement.
In the case of the last of the three sonatas, the Piano Sonata in C minor, opus 111, it is the
musical interval of the fourth which dominales. Again one can draw a parallel between the opening of the Allegro Con Brio and the very
Koma, Karl Michael, Die Klaviersonate As-Dur Opus 110 Von Ludwig Van Beethoven: Beiheft zur Faksimile-Ausgabe (Stuttgart. 1967) Marston, Nicholas, Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E, Op. 109 (Oxford, 1995) Meredith. William Rhea. The Sourees for
b a g#), did Beethoven the final two bars moving write the second return to the earlier material, write variations of movement and then return to
between the first and last movement connection that Beethoven started to see the "little new piece" as a "little new sonata". Marston also points out a mistake in all editions of the sonata Schenker's): the only double thick
Did Becthoven discover these things at the piano or through his pen? That of course. we shall never know, but at least in the case of the sketches. we have more concrete material than Ries's eloquent testimony to help us in our
the movements of
works, particularly the outer movements, quickened his creative focus while composing. Such a conclusion is not exclusive to these last three sonatas, of course. It can be found from works as early as the Piano Concerto, No. 2 in B°
(where Beethoven replaced the original finale, possibly in order to enhance such a link) to his
last full work, the String Quartet in F major. opus 135, taking in such works as the Symphony No.
3 in E' along the way.
closing notes of the sonata, both outline the same fourth, G - C.
Ph.D. diss. (University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill. 1985) Peter McCallum is Assistant Principal at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. University of Sydney, where he lectures in the Musicology Unit. and a crilic for the Sydney Morning Herald. His PhD was on Beethoven's sketches for the String Quartet in F major, opus 135.
Olivier Cazal - Gala Opening Recital
of the region Cazal began learning the piano early in life and entered the National Conservatory Ofivier Evelyne Flauw. At the age oi 12. in a unanimous decision. he eamed the Gold Medal. highest honours.
of Toulouse. where he
born. under the
He entered the Consenvatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris under Pierre Sancan and in 1981 won the first prize in piano, again by unanimous decision also receiving the first prize in chamber music. He has since entered many international competitions and has performed concerts in France, Belgium, Middle East, South Africa, England. Canada and USA. the Australian Chamber Orchestra several orchestras, notably the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. the Orchestra of Trieste. Italy. with He has played stations, on a number of foreign radio and television and also 2. Antenne France, on Radio heard has been Cazal and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Olivier
(R.A.I, South Africa and Australia in particular), all accompanied by rave reviews.
AWARDS PEOPLE'S CHOICE PRIZE AND SECOND PRIZE
IST PRIZE WINNER Bellini (Italy) 1993
Tnternational Piano Competitidn of Australia 1992 and the Reisner-Pennycuik Concerto Prize
Jaen (Spain) 1993
Busoni (Italy) 1990 and 1991
UNISA Competition (Pretoria, South Africa)
THIRD PRIZE WINNER Marguerite Long Competition (Paris) 1992
City of Marsala (ltaly) 1989 (ltaly) 1989
Ciry of Senigallia Viotti Valsesia (ltaly)
Buchhi (ltaly) 1991
Frederic Chopin (Mallorca.Spain) 1988
Viotti Vercelli (ltaly) 1983
Gina-Bachauer (France) Pre-Competition 1987
Ivo Pogorelich (Pasadena, California) 1993 Tchaikowsky (Moscow) 1990
SECOND PRIZE WINNER Bellini (ltaly) 1992 Maria Canals (Spain) 1988 Alfred Cortot (France) for Young Pianists, 1977
William Kapell (USA) 1990: Special Nomination and 'Boucher Prize'
GALA OPENING RECITAL 3 July 1996 Sydney Conservatorium of Music
8.00 pm Romeo and Juliet
Melancolie Allegro de Concert
INTER VA L Sonata in b minor Sonata No. 2 in b° minor
concepts. He evolved a harmonic system built on fourths rather than thirds and built entire compositions on chords.
music for a ballet wrote the Prokofiev and luliet for s Romeo in 1935 Shakespeare Theatre in Moscow. based on Bolshoi at the success. production not a pcrlormancCs were first ds hard, cold, jis was considered Prokofiev's music l'rokofiev himself said incongruous
to speclal pains reach the hearts of
1 have taken I which. simplicity
hope. will and no 1ind no melody But I I1 peopie sorry. work l shall be very
this emotion in or later
Written three orchestral
and the third
comprises The suite for piano ballet score by the composer arranged irom the was written between the 5th suile in 1937. This and oth piano sonatas.
The Allegro de Concert Op. 18 was written in
The street wakens
The young luliet Masks The Montegues and the Capulets
magnificent argument, which glows with passion and poetry as well as showing the purely musical cunning of which his
"Franz Liszt remains an enigmatic musical celebrity. Was he a genius, a composer of daring
Section blossoms into a beautiful melody, or as both sections are welded into a taut
originality who created new musical torms and eloquence? Or was he a charlatan, a lacile
fugue subject at the start of the
recapitulation.) What is more. the sonata's rich and varied keyboard texture
performer who designed his compositions to To be pamper the artificial taste of the public?
offers superb opportunities for the player to reveal every facet of a virtuoso Not for nothing had Liszt
accurate, one must concede that there is some
truth in both propositions." (Gillespie)
wizard' of the early years, he was the after eight years of extensive touring and piano Weimar at the age of 36. in Europe, he settled in Transcendental Virtuoso works such as the first two books Studies, the Paganini Studies and written in these early were of Years of Pilgrimage' took second place to years, but composition In his
Dance of the girls with lilies
Romeo bids Juliet farewell
MELANCOLIE - Poulenc (1899-1963)
technique. been one of
"His music is characterized by wit.
accessibility. It bespeaks the 'music hall' and all that it implies" (Hinson). His melodic writing is
spontaneous The composer said "Do not analyse my musSIC, love i.
forth much great years brought in the b minor Sonata written
The Weimar music including
1852-53. Hinson states the following: Liszt enclosed the "In a single span, musical regions that previous composers
had confined to separate movements, massive structure by unifying this concentrating
number of on a small which are
The Melancolie was written in 1940 and is a
analysis of the Joan Chissell writes the following ALLEGRO DE CONCERT OP.18 Scriabin (1872-1915)
Scriabin's compositions, apart from SIX Symphonic works, are all for piano. Chopin and were his LISZI early models for composition ana
later Wagner. "Scriabin considered himsell to De
philosopher as much as a musician, pregnated his writings with the spirt o elzshe and oriental philosophy. His personal
Deliet in a free, all-powerful personality that Identified itself with the cosmos (l am God, I am ne world, I am the centre of the contributed toward the creation of hisuniverse nervous excited pianistic works" (Gillespie). At lirst Scriabin composed short salon pieces but produced more daring and unorthodox gradually works that opened entirely new harmonic
Sonata: "The overall
of the work is that
traditional sonata-form, complete with exposition. recapitulation; innovation
of is the interpolation
movement into the central development discernible
any his of the argument. For the four himselí only material he allows that mysterious, First there is themes. Lenlo the of scale descending to ol tempo The change introduction. bar brings the
Section without continuity
SONATA NO. 2 IN B* MINOR OP. Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Allegro agitato Non Allegro Allegro molto 1913 but revised The Sonata No. 2 was written in Rachmaninov can be the composer. in 1931 by artistic mantle considered as having inherited the
of Tchaikowsky whom he admired greatly. He "Russian Five" or for had little sympathy for the embedded the works of Scriabin. "His roots
was intellectually in tradition. Whilst he and stimulated by the innovations of Stravinsky himself to think never could bring he Prokofiev,
Ewen, he said:
music speak simply I try to make my which is in my heart at and directly that i there is love the time I am composing. or sadness. or bitternes. there, or of my moods become part
either music, and it becomes or religious. For composing sad, bitter, or as a part of my living music is as much music I compose breathing and eating expression to my because I must give I must give I talk
fcelings, just as
utterance to my thoughts.
two sets of works are his Rachmaninov's greatest ventured only Concertos. He the Preludes and No. I in d sonata lorm WIce into the plano second in 1913. the and 1907, minor Op. 28 in 1931
the work in time In revising at the same the structure and tightened problems. pertormance the some of ol
However, technical as
in energico B Minor lirst
subject proper, out in stormy half is hurled second hall takes the and its Octaves, ominous knocking ol repeated lorm of a n the its
the most lionized executants
as they did" (Ewen).
perlormin8 Poulenc's piano music spans the period 1916-
mind was capable. (In this last respect. what happens to the note main first subject as its two sections are combined en roule. or as its second
SONATA IN B MINOR
that Liszt constructs the whole of his
was influenced in some way by Liszt. He wrote over 700 works encompassing all the piano he had no genres. In the genre of the tor comprises a vast His piano output equal. not of all works, great merit however. range of The pinnacle of 19th century piano writing can Liszt be said to be his 12 Transcendental Studies. tonal textures, of new a range was able to bring harmonic and colours as well as technical,
this material and nothing else whatsoever
1896 and comes just before the second sonata (Sonata-Fantasy) Op. 19. It is a billiant concert
are: parts of the suite
Arival of the guests .
new theme in the work is the reflective opening idea of the andante sostenuto slow movement' in F major. It is from
Without exception every composer of the 20th
Folk Dance .
chorded) kind of hymn of praise marked grandioso in the score. The only other
Amongst his plano oultput are 10 sonatas, sets of preludes. poems, impromptus and studies.
he had the music score that become the suite has sCcond became popular. The seven The lirst suite has
not unlil It was suites bascd on
notes in the bass. The key changes to the rclative major of D for the second subject proper, an exultant. full-hearted (and full-
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Nigel Butterley Bcing a composer
in Australia 1956
All in the oseph Post Auditorium. Sydney Conservatorium of Music
at the University ot NMelbourne born in Launceston. Tasmania. in 1929. He was educated and Sussex. and he holds honorary doctorates trom Tasmania. Melbourne in Musical Composition O.B.E. in 1977 and to the Order of Australia in 1990, he is Protessor Appointed Ted Albert Award for (Personal Chair) at the University of Sydney. Recent honours include the I993 Heinze Award tor Service to Music in Australia. Bernard Sir and the 1994 Services to Music Outstanding of the outback. Peter Sculthorpe's music is closely identified with Australia. especially with the landscapes and recorded is Australia's best-known composer, and his works are regularly pertormed
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Heud the Fire
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and There Came
As a pianist Nigel Butterley is known particularly for períormances of Messiaen's Visions of the Amen and Cage s
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ADAM ALEKSANDER (WEGRZYNEK)
28.4.70 Tallinn, Estonia
24.5.67 Edmonton, Canada
Toomas Vana at the age of seven entered the Central Music School, Tallinn. In 1 988 he of began studies at the Estonian Academy Music, Tallinn with Prof. Bruno Lukk and since 1991 has been studying at the College of Music, Karlsruhe with Prof. Kalle Randalu.
Adam Aleksander (Wegrzynek) began studying piano at the age of five and had his first public and
television performances at the age of eight. At eleven years of age he received his first gold medal at a piano competition at the Kiwanis Music
Toomas Vana has given concerts in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine
In 1983 he moved to Warsaw, Poland to study with Professor Regina Smendzianka. In 1988 he received a Master's Degree with Honours at the
at the and Music
and MA With receiving a BA awardca prizes in competitions while she was chamber music) in lapan.
Victor Merzhanov at
with She continued studies für Musik in Trossingen and the Hochschule at the Ecole Normale with Aquiles Delle Vigne de Musique in Paris.
at Chopin Academy and later received a scholarship Baltimore.
in Japan and She has given pertormances radio in Japan and in France and also on
the Peabody Conservatory of Music in
Tallinn National Piano
Competition. Awards 1994
and In 1991 he received a Teaching Assistantship scholarship for the Doctorate in Musical Arts Program at the University of Miamí and is curently with Ivan Davis. He has recorded for
International Piano Competition G.B. Viotti, Vercelli.
5th International Brahms
Competition, Hamburg. 1995
Ist prize &
Television and Radio and performed
audience prize Competition, Hannover.
International Piano Elisabeth, Brussels.
STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 6 Sonata L465
Apres une lecture de Dante
NIavierstücke Op 119 No 1 'Intermezzo' Brahms
Sonata No 1 Op 22
STAGE I1I RECITAL
Sonata Hob XV/52 in E* Major Rain Tree Sketch (1982) Alborada del gracioso from 'Miroirs' Sonata No 5 Op 53
SEMI 101 in A
Polonaise-Fantasie Op 61
Schumann Liszt "Feux follets'
Haydn Ligeti Liszt
Spanish Rhapsody STAGE IV
in d minor Op 11 in e minor
Concerto Op 23 in b" minor
RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book II No 7 terrasse
du clair de lune'
Sonata ISt mvt
RECITAL Sonata Op 2 No 3 in C Major CHAMBER MUSIC
Violin sonata in A Major Mozart
Etude Op 8 No 10
Pictures at an Exhibition
Fantasy Op 49 in Í minor
Polonaise Op 53 in A* Major Beethoven
Concerto KV503 in C' Major
Three Mazurkas Op 50 Nos 1, 3 and14 La Campanella
Sonata No 3 Op 36
Sonata Op 13 'Pathetique' in
CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata Op 99 in F Major
RECITAL STAGEI Etude Tableau Op 39 No 5
Sonata Hob XVV23 in F Major
Sonata No | Op 22
Barcelona, Spain Paris, France Palm Beach, Florida, uSA
Concerto KV466 No
Study No 5
C minor Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
TWO CONCERTOS Conc
Allegro Op 8
RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book I No 10 'La cathédrale engloutie'
Sonata Hob XVI/49 in E' Major
Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B
Prelude Book I No 5 'Les collines
RECITAL Etude Op 10 No 1 Capriccio KV385 Sarcasms Op 17
Ist prize 2nd prize 3rd prize 4th prize
Canada, the LInited States and
T W O CONCERTOS
Concerto KV503 in C Major in b° minor Concerto No 1 Op 23
MIKHAIL YANOVITSKY RUssiA. UISA
5.2.65 Leningrad. Russia
14.0.70 Yallourn, Australia
16.6.65 Legazpi, Spain
Mikhail anovitsky was born in Leningrad and
began piano studies with his mother. He later studied with Manina Woli at Leningrads Special Music School for gifted children. From the age of cighteen he studied at the Moscow Consenv'atory
Withugene Moguilevsky and Mikhail
'Oskresscnsky. He has pertormed as a soloist with Russian orchestras including the Mosco
Philharmonic. the Leningrad Philharmonic and the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra.
Yanovitsky plaved his first concerts in Japan. then in Mexico and Uruguay and was a participant at the 1002 Marlboro
Music Festival in Vermont. recitals throughout the United
He has given States and has been a soloist with the Santa
5arbara Symphony, the Richmond symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony and with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. He is currently undertaking a Doctoral Degree at Temple University studying with Harvey \Wedeen. Awards Young Concert Artists' International Auditions
Aaron and Irene
Diamond Soloist Prize Pro Piano Competition,
Pontoise Young Artists Competition, France
Miriam Klausner Competition, New York
Transcendental Study No 12 'Chasse neige'Liszt
Impromplu Op 90No 3
Three Pieces Op 11 STAGE II
Prélude Book II No 12 'Feux d'artifice' Debussy
Ballade No 4 Op 52 in I minor Sonata No 4 Op 30 STAGE II
In 1991 he completed a Bachelor of Music
completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris with Dominique Merlet. In Madrid she studied with Dimitri
Degree with Honours in Performance at the university of Melbourne (teachers included Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost), winning numerous prizes including the prestigious Grace Funston Scholarship three times.
In June 1995 he obtained an Italian Masters Degree under the guidance of Prof. Lidia
Baldecchi-Arcuri, receiving Top Honours with a notification of Distinction to the Ministry in Rome.
Chaconne Sonata No 3 Op 23 in ' minor
Scarbo from 'Gaspard de la nuit Toccata Op 11
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS
Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No 2 Op 83 in B' Major
Chopin Competition, Darmstadt, Germany
National Piano Competition EXPO-92. Sevilla.
National and Intemational Competitions including Terzo, Busalla, Tortona and Finale Ligure.
Best Spanish pianist, Santander International Piano Competition,
RECITAL STAGE I Transcendental Study No 10 Suggestion Diabolique Op 4 No4 Sonatine
RECITAL STAGE II1 Prélude Book I No 2 'Voiles' Three Sonatas F86, 29 and 12 Three Burlesques Op 8c STAGE II
PROGRAM RECITAL STAGE I Etude Op 25 No 11 Chopin Nocturne Op 27 Nol Chopin Ravel Une barque sur l'ocean from 'Miroirs' Granados El Pelele from Goyescas'
Suite für Klavier '1922' Op 26 Uttering loyous Leaves SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 11| in c minor Gaspard de la nuit
CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata Op 69 in A Major
STAGE V FINALSS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV595 in B" Major oncerto in G Major
Debussy Preludes Op 23 No I and No 2
RECITAL Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E* Major
Prélude Book II No 3 'La puerto del vino'
Sonatas K27 and K492
QUARTER FINALS Ha
Beethoven Ravel Beethoven
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor
RECITAL Sonata D959 in A Major
Bashkirov. At the age of 11 she gave her first recital. She has performed with the Contemporain Ensemble of Chamber Music. She has also performed in the Salle Gaveau Paris, Orangerie, Palais de Congres in Darmstadt and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.
He has given recitals and chamber music Concerts in many Italian cities, recorded for RAI and in Australia for 3MBS and the A.B.C.
RECITAL Sonata KV3 10 in a minor
Marta Zabaleta began music studies at a young age at the San Sebastian Conservatoire and
Timothy Young was born in Gippsland, Australia and began studying piano at the age ot 7.
Suggestion Diabolique Op 4, No
Rachmaninov 4 Prokofiev
STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Mozart Sonata KV333 in B' Major Quindvart Pieza para piano Brahms Paganini Variations Op 35 Book Il
SEMI FINALS STAGE IVN RECITAL Sonata Op 2 No I in f minor Klavierstücke Op l 19 Sonata No 2 Op 14 in d minor CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V
Beethoven Brahms Prokotiev Franck
TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV459 in F Major Concerto No I in d minor
YURI BOGDANOV 0ZGUR
2.2.72 MoSCOW, Russia 40.72Colorado. US.
and g r a d u a t e d
Ankara at the the Eighth o1 prize
cOuncil britisn of Music College irom the Royal raduated A d v a n c e d Studies in 1993. wOrk
tamous teacher A.D.
Central he entered the School at
studied in the
and in of A. Mndoyants
Conservatoire, he Moscow State In 1990, at the and Professor T. Nikolaeva of class the entered completed his studies. in cities of in many concerts He has pertormed Commonwealth of Independent Russia and The
and in January
his Diploma at Guido Botlaro gained nineteen. 1987 at the age of in Conservatory In He
Superieur gained the Diploma Normale in P'aris.
In 1003 to full scholarship
Awards Treviso International Piano
Competition Fourth International
Competition F. Schubert,
Göttinger Chopin Competition.
EtudeTableau Op 39
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude BookI No 5 Les collines
Op 15 No 15 euillet d' Album Op 45 No l Poemes Op 32 No 1, Op 69 No 2
Scriabin Scriabin Scriabin
RECITAL Haydn Sonata Hob XVI42 in D Major Drei Nachtstücke Elis (1961) Nos 1 & 2 Holliger Liszl Les cloches de Geneve Apres une lecture de Dante
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata D 959 in A Major Sandchen von Shakespeare Der Müller und der Bach
TWO CONCERTOS COncert
Op 31 inb
Carnaval Op 9 Utering joyous LeaveCS
in B Major
Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V
Concerto KV488 in A Major Concerto No I in E" Major
in C Major
b° minor No 2 Op 35 in 25 No 8 10 No 8, Op
Violin sonata Op 47 'Kreutzer
Pictures at an Exhibition
RECITAL Sonata KV576 in D Major
RECITAL Sonata KV311 in D Major
Sonate Tragique Op
minor Sonata D784 in a
Book I No 7 'Ce qu'a
le vent d'ouest Rondo Capriccioso Andante and 39 No 5
II No 23 & Fugue Book
CHAMBER Music Cello sonata Op 65
in c minor
Szymanowski QUARTER FINALS
Toccata Op 11
Masques Op 34 No 2 Tantris tne Butfoon
Book I No 1
Chaconne in D Major
in B Major Scherzo No 2
d Anacapri Préludes Op 13 No 6. Op 11 No 14,
STAGE II RECITAL
bagatelles COp 119 NosI-5
Study No 9
Etude Op 10 No I
39 No 5 Etude Tableau de LDante une lecture
PROGRAM STAGE I
J.S. Bach, Leipzig
GPA Dublin Piano Competition andd
Vigne. He is currently
Czerny-Steianska Magaloff and in
Protessor hdrl-Heinz Aammerling
Paris with Aquiles
1987 with A. Nasedkin.
and at born in Moscoiw Irom to lake lessons
Yuri Bogdanov was four began age of
KV4o7 in C AMujor Concerto No I in E" NMajor Concerto
WEI-TING CHEN TAIWAN
CRISTIANO BURATO ALY
180.08 eresara. itav
24.9.72 Taipei. Taiwan
Tstiane Burato graduated at the Consen'aton o MantOVa studving with Rinaldo ROssi and attervards attended the specialization COurses
Wei-Ting Chen began plaving piano at the age of five.
From the age of 7. Roberto Cominati took par in the most important national piano
o Aldo Ciccolini. He has been awarded the Medal of the President of Italv.
In 1988 she entered the National Taiwan Academy of Arts in Taipei and studied piano with Professor Francis WVu.
In 1984 he began his piano studies with Aldo
He has given many concerts either as a soloist or with orchestras in Italv and Europe.
Tecoraed on CD the 1st and the 3rd Beethoven Concert0s with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra and is recording another CD of
in 1993 she graduated with a first class Diploma and was awarded a prestigious entrance Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Frank Wibaut and Dr. Malcolm Hill in the Master of Music
ranck's compositions. He has also studied Composition and some of his musical works
have been plaved in recitals.
In 1995 she was awarded the Degree of Master
of Music by the Royal Academy of Music. She has given numerous solo and duo concerts (with clarinet) in England and Taiwan.
competitions gaining high praise. Ciccolini and in 1989 entered the Piano Academy in lmola.
He has given many Solo recitals in ltaly and has been a guest with many Italian Orchestras under conductors such as Gustav Kuhn. Jan Lathan Koenig and Zoltan Pesko. Awards 1991
International Competition Alfred Casella. Naples.
Intemational Competition Ferruccio Busoni.
Manv National Awards. st prize
2nd prize Srd pnze
Rachmaninov International Competition. Morcone Rina Sala Gallo, Monza F.P.
Neglia. Enna. G.B. Viotti. V'ercelli Paloma O'Shea International
STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 6 Sonata No 2 0p 19 in g5 minor
Piano Competition. Santander,
STAGE II RECITAL
Prélude Book II No 12 Feux d'artifice' Debussy
PROGRAM STAGE I
Green Way No 3
Transcendental Etude No 10
Ballade No 2 Op 38 in F Major
Triana irom lberia
STAGE II QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata KV310 in a minor Uttering loyous Leaves Fantasia Op 15 'Wanderer STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No 3 in D Major Sonata Op 58 in b minor CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Conceto KV488 in A Major Concerto No I Op 11 ine minor
Sonata KV576 in D Major
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 109 in E Major Symphonic Etudes Op 13
Mozart Butterley Schubert
Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor
Concerto No I Op 1 in e minor
STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 5 Images Book 2 El Pelele from Goyescas
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 8 'La fille aux cheveux de lin' Etudes Op 2 No 1. Op 8 No 9. Op 42 No 5 Evocation. Triana from 'Iberia
Sonata KV330 in C Major Beethoven Schumann
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV488 in A Major Beethoven
Nocturnes No l and No2 Ballade No 4 Op 52 in Í minor
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 5 Les collines
STAGE III RECITAL
Sonata Op 3o No 2 in b minor Sonata 2nd mvt
STAGE IV RECITAL
Sonata Op 28 Pastoral' in D Major Preludes Op 28 Nos 1 -8
Carnaval Op 9
CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Mozart Concerto KV595 in B Major Op 30 in d minor Rachmaninv
INGO DANNHORN MICHELE
MIRANDA DELIALLISI ALBANIA
14.7.74 Munich, Germany
2.7.72 Tirana, Albania
Ingo Dannhom has studied with Prof. Margarita Hohenrieder, Prof. Anton Czjzek and Prof. Peter Lang. He has taken part in international festivals in Brussels, Eindhoven and Venice.
Miranda Deliallisi began to study the piano at
20.10.68 Rome, Italy
Micheie irom the n
oi Music Santa Cecilia
Master taken part various piano He has Delle Vigne, Hans Classes held by Aquiles He Ciccolini. Kazimierz Morski. Levgrai. Aldo Viviana Buzzai in the Accademia studies with in
Ducale or Genoa.
He has and in chamber groups. as a review Piano Written articles lor the musical score Time and is now studying composition, state in a and teaches soloist
Senigallia International Piano Competition.
Albania. In 1993 she obtained a Diploma in Piano at the Conservatory A. Casella de la ville d'Aquila
studying with Prof. Drahomira Biligova. In 1994 she studied both piano and chamber music at the Ecole Normale in Paris and obtained a Diploma studying with Prof. Aquiles
conservatorium of music in Italy.
In 1992 under her teacher Vasilika Petrzlo she obtained the Diploma in Piano at the Academy of Fine Ats in Albania. From the age of six until twelve she obtained various national prizes in
the age of six at the Artistic School in Tirana.
Ettlingen International Piano Competition. Rassegna Internationale
Delle Vigne. She has given recitals in Albania and Italy including duo recitals with violin.
Citta di Pinerolo
Prizes in International Piano Competition Marsala and others.
Transcendental Etude No 5 'Feux follets' Liszt Sonata Op 57 'Appassionata Ist mvt ini minor Beethoven
Ballade No 2 Op 10
RECITAL Prélude Book 1 No 10 'La cathédral
Prelude and Fugue BookI No 16 n minor
Préludes Op 28 Nos 19 - 24
STAGE I1 RECITAL
onata Op 26 No 2 in f" minor Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B' Major Sonata 2nd mvi
Clementi Prokofiev Vine
IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 111 in c minor Sonata No 2
35 in b' minor
CHAMBER Violin sonataMUSIC in A
Beethoven Chopin Franck
Concerto KV491 inc Concerto Op 54 in a minor minor
STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 10 No 5 Prelude and Fugue Book I No 3
Sonata KV281 in B' Major
in C" Major
RECITAL Prélude Book I No 5 'Les collines
d'Anacapri' Sonata Op 10 No 2 in F Major Faschingsschwank 4th mvt
National Piano Competition MasciaMasin de Sangemini.
PROGRAMM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 12 Toccata Op 11 Three Intermezzi Op l17
Debussy Beethoven Schumann
QuARTER FINALS STAGE III RECITAL Mozart Sonata KV31| in D Major Genzmer Sonata No 4 Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin' Ravel SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No 3 in D Major Sonata in b minor
3rd prize && special prize
RECITAL Prelude Book I No 5 'Les collines
d'Anacapri Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in minor BWV903 d Etude Op 8 No 12 STAGE II
Sonata Hob XV/20 in c minor Scherzo No 2 Op 3 l in b° minor Monologu i Arbanit STAGE IV
Cello sonata Op 69 in A Major
ebussy Bach Seriabin
Haydn Chopin Zadeja
Sonata Op 109 in E Major Sonata No 2 Op 19 in g" minor
STAGE V FINALSS TWO CONCERTOS
Cello sonata Op 99 in F Major
Concerto KV406 in d minor Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G Major
Concerto KV503 in C' Major Concerto No 1 Op I1 in e minor
27.2.70 Tenerite. Spain
1987 he has been
Solomon A1ikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he has gained a Bachelor and a Masters Degree. Currently he
a full-scholarship student in the Doctor of Musical Aris Program. He has plaved extensively in Spain as well as in
France. England and the USA and has worked
Skrovazcewsky. Adrian Leaper. Jose Ramon
Encinar. Kristian Mandeal and Armando Alfonso, with the symphonic orchestras of
Ming Fong received his first formal training at the Central Conservatory of Music where he studied piano, percussion and theory.
He has made appearances with the Lincoln and
the Hutchison Symphony Orchestras. the
Southeastern Music Centre Orchestra and with the Lawrence Chamber Players. In 1992 he made a successíul tour of China where he was a soloist with the Shanghai and Tianjing Symphony, the Guangzhou Philharmonic and the Harbin Opera Orchestras. Rice LIniversity in 1993. He curently studies with Nina Lelchuk and recently performed in Steinway Hall and the Caramoor Centre in New York.
interpretation of French music Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Barcelona, Spain
RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book II No 12 'Feux d'artifice' Debussy Albeniz Corpus in Sevilla írom 'Iberia' Boulez Sonata No |
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major
Young Keyboard Artists VIl Jose Iturbi
Naftziger Young Artists'
Pro Musicus International Competition.
2nd Prize & Award for the Best
Performance of Leo Sowerby's Piano
Sonata Grace Welsch Competition,
PROGRAM Liszt Haydn Ravel
Liszt Liszt Scriabin
Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F# Major
Sonata Hob XVI/48 in C Major Haydn Three Movements from 'Petrouchka' Stravinsky Barber Ballade (1977)
Pictures at an Exhibition CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata Op 69 FINALS STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV46o in d minor
Concerto No I in E" Major
interrompue' Impromptus Op 90 Nos 3 & 4 Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F* Major
Sonata Hob XVI/23 in F Major Autumn \Wilderness
Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B° Major
Haydn Giad Wei-jie Prokotiev
RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No T in e minor Sonata in b minor CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor STAGE V
RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book I No 9 'La sérénade
Sonata Op 120 in A Major
Etude Tableau Op 39 No 1
STAGE II RECITAL
Sonata in D Major Ballade No 2 in b minor
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book 1I No 7 La terrasse des audiences du clair
TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV406 in d minor Concerto No 2
Sonala in b minor
SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 2 No 3 in C Major
First Beijing International
Sonata KV310 in a minor
RECITAL STAGEI Paganini Etude No 6 Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E Major Ist mvt Toccata irom 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Gaspard de la nuit Utering Joyous Leaves
RECITAL STAGEI Transcendental Study No 8 'Wilde Jagd'
He has performed with various orchestras, including the Valencia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Beijing Central Symphony Orchestra.
Lyras at Butler University, Indiana, u.s.A.
Edmunds & Thelma
and is currently studying with Prof. Panayis
1992 6th prize
Miller Young Artists'
Silver Medal and prizefor the best
Toccata Op 11
Festival, USA. He has studied with Sedmara Rutstein, Zhou Guan Ren and Yang Hang Guo
1990 Grand prize Awards
In 1994 he participated in the Master Class series in the Gilmore International Piano
School of Music and Bordeaux, France.
In 1995, Ping Gao obtained the Artist Diploma
from Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
He received his Master's Degree in piano from
Tenerife. Gran Canaria. Sevilla, Manhattan
15.11.70 Chengdu, China
4.9.68 Beijing. China
Gustavo Diaz-lerez began studying piano at an early age in the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Santa Cruz de Tenerite with Prot. lesus Angel Rodriguez Martin. Since
PING GAOo CHINA
TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No 2 Op 21 in I minor
in in Mostow
7.10.73 Toronto, Canada
the Central Music
class of Prof.
Moscow became a student o1 the n j001 he Lev Vlassenko. He took Prot. with nsen atory Conser in Master C lass O1 P'rot. Vlassenko nart in the Svdnerin1003. many recilal concerts in towns of He has gven made appearances with Russian Russia and
1004 Semi-inalist Tchaikowsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. XII International Piano Competition, Porto
1005 3rd prize
Stephen Ham was nearly lourtcen years of age when he lirst began piano lessons. Within two to three years he was playing at an advanced level, winning a city-wide competition with his
performance of the Sonata by Alban Berg. He has appeared with the Canadian Chamber Academy, in recital for the Organization of American States in Washington D.C., chamber
recipient of numerous prizes and awards
including the Gina Bachauer Award at the Juilliard School, the Dora Zaslawsky Prize and
He studies with Marc Durand as a scholarship in the student Artist Diploma Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Suggestion Diabolique Op 4 No 4 STAGE I1 le vent d'ouest
Paganini Etude No 2 Prelude & Fugue Op 87 in BMajor Etudes Op 10 Nol, Op 25 No 7
RECITAL Sonata KV311 in D Mozart Major Prelude & Fugue in G Schedrin Major Preludes Op 23 No 2 and Op 32 No 12 Rachmaninov
Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 IV
in C Major
Etude Op 10 No 4 Sonata L21 in E Major
32 No 13
V1olin sonata Op 108 in d minor
Bartok Transcendental Study No 5 'Feux Follets' Liszt Improvisations Op 20
QUARTER FINALS STAGE II RECITAL Sonata No 50 Hob XVIV37 in D Major Prélude, Chorale and Fugue
Prelude and Fugue STAGE IV
Sonata Op 109 in E Major Prelude and Fugue Book II No 23
CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata Op 69 in A Major
23 in b' minor
Aberdeen Young International Chamber Competition
Bergen Philharmonic Competition (wice).
PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 33 No 6 Images Book I Sonata L23 in E Major
TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV491 in c minor
Preludes Op 23 No 6 in E* Major and
Op 32 No 5 in G Major Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
RECITAL Beethoven Bach Ravel
Sonata Hob XVV52 in E Major Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel Op 24
Fantasia tor Piano (1961) STAGE IV
Haydn Brahms H StevensS
Sonata Op l10 in A* Major
Fantasie Op 17
Cello sonata Mozart
Concerto KV467 in C Major Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G Major Mozart
Concerto No 3 Op 20 in C Major
La terrasse des audiences du
Concerto KV453 in G Major
clair de lune
Gina Bachauer Competition at Juillard School of Music Westchester County Competition
Prélude Book II No 7
STAGE V FINALS OnCerto No
RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book 1 No 2 'Voiles'
in B Major Gaspard de la nuit
Sonata Op 22 in g minor Prélude
Prélude Book I No 7 'Ce qu'a vu
were broadcast on radio station WQXR New
York City and KBS Television in Korea. Awards
the Enrico Fermi Prize.
She has performed with the Manhattan School Philharmonic, the Yonkers Philharmonic, the Seoul Chamber Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Her performances
Awards Music Competition
Three Sonatas in B Majo, G Major andg minor
subsequently studied with pianist Constance Keene at the Manhattan School of Music. She is presently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern California and is the
has been heard frequently on Canadian radio including a Network appearance for the Canadian Broadcasting Company. He has also attended summer music sessions at both the Banff and Orford Arts Centres.
STAGEI RECITAL EtudeTableau Op 39 No5
Jungwon lin began her musical studies at the age of six. She attended musical Conservatories in Korea and later went to the United States to continue her studies at the Juilliard School. She
music at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto and
14.12.67 Seoul. Korea
TANEL 1OAMETS ESTONIA
KAREL KOSAREK CZECHOSLOVAKIA
14.9.68 Tartu, Estonia
22.6.67 Gottwaldov, Czech Republic
13.5.71 Ipswich, Australia
Karel Kosarek was six years old when he started to play piano at the Elementary School of the
Mark Kruger graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Griffith University
Arts in Gottwaldov with his mother.
with distinction in 1992, With Stephen Savage.
Tanel loamets studied piano at Tartu Music School and since 1989 at the Estonian of Music with Prof. Valdur Roots.
In addition to solo recitals he has played in festivals in chamber music, in trios and duos with another pianist, violinist or singer. He also plays in a jazz quartet and tree improvisation
continued his piano study at the Prague
He recorded the Symphonic Etudes of Schumann for Czechoslovakia Radio, Bratislava in September 1991. That same year he was
Estonian National Piano
The same year he began study at the Prague
Academy of Music with Prof. Frantisek Rauch.
September 1996 will continue those studies in
He is currently studying at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas with Dr. Harris Crohn and J0aquin Achucarro, Artist in Residence.
He has given solo recitals in Australia and
Sonata No 9 Op 68 "Black Mass Nocturne Op 15 No1
STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata KV570 in B° Major
F. P. Neglia Competition in Enna, Italy. B. Smetana International
Préludes Book1 CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor STAGE V FINALSS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV488 in A Major Concerto in G Major
Von Mickwitz Award for outstanding graduate pianist and Winner of the S.M.U. Concerto Competition.
Transcendental Study No 10 Sonata Hob XVV32 in b minor Sonata lst mvt
STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata kV333 in B" Major Sonata No 2 Op 14 Uttering Joyous Leaves
STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 7 No 3 in g minor Sonata
Debussy Liszt Messiaen
Scherzo No 3 Op 39 inc' minor Prelude Op 9 No 1 for the left hand
STAGE IV RECITAL
Sonata D784 in a minor
Butterley Beethoven Barber Smetana
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor
cheveux de lin'
Regard de lesprit de joie
STAGE II RECITAL Prlude Book I No 2 'Voiles' Sonetto 104 del Petrarca Three Czech Dances
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 11l in c minor Sonata Op 26 Poetic Polka Op 8
STAGE II RECITAL Prlude Book II No 8 'La fille aux Sonetto 104 del Petrarca Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus No 10
STAGEI RECITAL Etude No 2 in a minor Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Sonata No 5 Op 53
Mozart Tubin Sumera
Artists' Competition, Texas.
RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No 1 in c minor
STAGEII RECITAL Prélude Book 1I No 8 'Ondine'
Piece from 1981 5 Preludes Op 74
Russia and has won a number of prestigious awards and scholarships in Australia.
Competition Hradec, Kralove, Czechoslovakia.
Professor Lev Vlassenko. He has performed
with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and
introduced to larger Czech audiences.
PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 8 For Alina Prelude and Fugue Op 87 in
Piano Scholarship and the following year
studied at the Moscow State Conservatoire with
which young people with special gifts were
Diploma International Scriabin Piano
Competition. Nizhy Novgorod.
In 1992 he won the S20,000 Florence Davey
the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and in 1995 appeared in the ABC's "Quest' Competition. He is currently studying towards a Masters Degree with Stephen Savage and in
invited to take part in a television program in
Estonian National Grieg
Conservatoire with Prof. Valentina Kamenikova.
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Mozart Concerto KV491 in c minor Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor Rachmaninov 2
Sonata No 6 Op 82 in A Major CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No 1 in E" Major
ANNE LOUiSE-TURGEON ANADA
27.12.70 Prince George. British Columbia, Canada
10.3.67 Montreal. Canada
lo.7.70 Athens, Greece
pian0 Nikolaes laatis studied 01 Athens With
his Diploma the Ballantine's his studies
hairegiongoU-SigaTa 1001. He was
Gold Seal sthokarsnip and continued at the Royal College s a post-graduare sludent with Yu Chun-Yee where in London in Music Juir 1004 he was gven the ARCM LDiploma.
State Orchestras As a soloist he has joined the of Athens and Thessalonika and given numerous retitals in Athens and other Greek cities and has participated in the Ballantine's Diano Festival in Greece. He has recorded live 1or tne GTek Kaaio.
David Louie graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the
University of Southern Calitiornia in Los Angeles. His principal teachers include lohn Perry. Leon leisher and Boris Zarankin. He has appeared as a soloist and recitalist in Canada, the United States and Europe. Recent orchestral engagements include pertormances with the Vancouver Symphony, the National Arts
Gulbenkian Chamber Orchestra of Portugal and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Great Britain.
Louise-Turgeon is Assistant Professor of Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Harid Conservatory in Boco Raton. Florida and an examiner ior the Roval Conservatory of MMusie in Canada.
She holds Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts Degrees irom Yale School of Music and a GOvernment of Canada Award for Achievement in the Arts. She has
pertormed in chamber music workshops and festivals at Harvard University, Yale University, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
and the Banfi Centre of Fine Arts.
In 1904 he was awarded a silver medal in a In January 1995 he made his debut in London at the Purcell Room. He has also studied violin
1Or nine years and has been a member of the Greek National Youth Orchestra. Meanwhile he has obtained the Diploma ol Harmony and LOunterpoint and is now studying Fugue with the composer, Periklis Koukos. at the
EtudeTableau Op 39 No5 Sonata Op 54 in F Major
Litle Rhapsody (1988)
Prelude and Fugue Op 87 No 1 in C Major Op 87 No 2 in a minor Douze Notations
Shostakovich Boulez FINALS
unata KV576 in D Major
lecture de Dante IN SEMI FINALS
in c Sonata No 7 83 minor Op in B Major avane pour une infante de
Op 108 in d minor STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV595 in B Major
oncerto No I Op
15 in d minor
International Stepping 1995
Stones. Cleveland International
Piano Competition. 9th International Schubert Competition tor
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 3 La puerta del vino' Scarbo from 'Gaspard de la nuit'
PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op l0 No 12
Valdesrauschen STAGE III RECITAL
Sonata Op 25 No 5 in f minor
Impromptu D899 in G° Major
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sechs kleine Klavierstücke Op 19
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major
Impromptu Op 142 No I in t minor Schubert P'relude and Fugue Op S7 No 15 in D" Major Shostakovich STAGE II RECITAL
Sonata KV333 in B Major
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV459 in F NMajor Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 10 La cathedrale
Scherzo No2 Op 31 in b minor Franck
Sonata 2nd mvt
Sonata Op 10o 'Hammerklavier' in B' Major
Sonata Op 11)
CHAMBER MUSIC 1On sonatla
o Etudes pour piano, ivre I (1985)
Sonatina NoI (196))
Le loriot írom Catalogue d'oiseaux'
Prelude Book II No 5 Bruyeres
The XII Santander
STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No ó Rachmaninov Impromptu D89o in c minor Schubert La semaine grasse irom TPetrouchka' Stravinsky
Conservatory ol Athens.
Greek poetry competition.
Sonata Op 22 in B° Nlajor antasien p Ilo
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V
TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV503 in C Major Concerto No 1 Op 1l in e minor
KONSTANTIN MASLIOUK RUSSIA
13.1.73 Tomsk. Russia
8.9.69 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Konstantin Masliouk was born into a medical family in Tomsk. He the piano at began tive vearS Of age and in 1988 playing entered the Central Music School where he studied in the class of Sivavush Gazhiev. He then entered th Mostow Conservatoire in 1991 and studied in the class of Prof. Tatyana and since Nikolayeva 1994 his teacher has been Prot. Mikhail
He has given recitals and taken part in Symphony and chamber music concerts in Russian towns and also
Slovenia and Serbia.
Lorraine Min began her studies at the age of five by the age of fourteen, she had completed her Associate Diploma from the Royal
Conservatory of Music with three medals. Thereafter she studied with full-tuition
scholarships at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she completed her Bachelors Degree in 1991. She completed her Masters Degree at the Juilliard School in 1993. Her
principal teachers have been Ellen Mack, Jerome Lowenthal and Joseph Kalichstein with whom she is presently studying.
currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical ArtsS Degree at Juilliard. She has given recitals in the u.s.A., South America and England.
PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 9 Etude Op 23 No 2 Ballade No 2 in b minor
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 5 'Bruyères' Sarcasms Op 17 'Perpetuum Mobile' in C Major STAGE III RECITAL
Las quejas o la Maja yel Ruisenor from 'Goyescas
Uttering Joyous Leaves Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B° Major STAGE Iv SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata D575 Op 147 in B Major Symphonic Etudes Op 13 and 3 Posth. Etudes Sonata No 5 Op 53 CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major
outstanding artist in Cuba in 1989.
He continued his studies at the Higher Institute of Arts of Cuba under the direction of Frank Fernandez. In 1988 he finished his university studies graduating as the most outstanding student of that year being personally invited by Leo Brawer to participate as a soloist in a tour to
the main Cuban cities. He has resided in Spain
since 1991 and has given concerts in Austria.
France, China, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Venezuela, Portugal, Ireland and South Africa and has recorded for Radio Nacional d'España,
Television Española, Radio Portuguesa and Radio South Africa, always obtaining great success with the critics and public.
D'Angelo Young Artists
2nd prize &
Pianistiques Musiciartis under the direction of
Aquiles Delle Vigne.
Busoni International Piano Competition
Semi-finalist Leeds International Piano Competition Prize-winner
He is a member of the Centre de Hautes Etudes
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Mozart STAGE I Granados
Etude Op 25 No 6
Ballade No 2 in b minor
Sonata L271 in G Major
Sonata KV282 in E* Major Etude pour les chromatiques
STAGE IV Mozart Brahms
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS
Concerto KV488 in A Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major
le vent d'ouest
STAGE III RECITALL
Sonata KV310 in a minor Preludio Mirambel No 6
Spanish Rhapsody Liszt
Prlude Book I No 7 'Ce qu'a vu
Danza Russa trom Petrouchka'
Sonata No 2 Op 36 in bP minor
RECITAL Transcendental Study No 9 'Ricordanza'
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 47 'Kreutzer
XXXVII International Competition of Jaen. Concorso Pianistico Internationale Aosta, Italy.
'Embraceable you' and 'I got rhythm'
Sonata D960 in B° Major
Jacinto & Inocenio Guerrero Foundation IV
STAGE II QUARTER FINALS RECITALL Sonata KV281 in B* Major Etude de Sonorité No 2 Carnaval Op 9
PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 33 No 6 Etude Op 25 No 10 Scarbo from 'Gaspard de la nuit'
STAGE II RECITAL Prlude Book I No 5 'Les collines
Awards Vianna de Motta
Concerto KV467 in C Major Concerto No 1 Op 15 in d minor
Leonel Morales was born in Cuba where he was the winner of all the competitions that were held there including for the most the prize
5.10.64 Havanna, Cuba
Sonata KV281 in B Major
LEONEL MORALES SPAIN
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 101 in A Major
Sonata Op 26
Mozart Garcia-Abril Liszt
Beethoven Balakirev Barber
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor
STAGE V FINALS TVO CONCERTOS Concert0 KV466 in d minOr Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor
EDWARD PARK AUSTRALIA
GABOR ROSZA HUNGARY
11.6.73 Seoul, Korea
4.7.66 Budapest, Hungary
172 Melboume, Australia
her study of
OCallaghan and graduated in 1993 the age o1 siX musi at of the Arts where she College \'ictorian trom the Michael Kieran Harvey. with had worked Second Viennese the music of the nassion for led American Contessional Poetry and School the u . s . . . where as a to 1904 Danaè in the Schoenberg Seholar, she Visited Danaë Sylvia Plath Archive. Institute and With pianists Donna
Coleman and Phillip Kawin.
in She Osiris Melbourne and is Artistic Director of the Australia and the Series. Concerts in Concert u.s. have focused upon modern music themes irom Plath's poetry in is noW active
Edward Park began his piano study at the age of four and made his professional debut at the age of thirteen playing Beethoven's Concerto in C
After his family emigrated to Australia he continued studies with Elizabeth Powell at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and
chamber musician and concerto soloist in Korea, Australia and Russia.
courses with Gyorgy Cziffra and two years later
He is presently in his second year at the Moscow Conservatorium of Music where he
attended a further summer course in Spain under Baskirov.
studies in the class of Prof. Lev Vlassenko.
He completed a second Degree in Piano 1992 with Zempleni Kornel and completed a
third Degree in Accompanying the following
year. In 1993 he was accepted into the teaching statf of the Liszt Academy in Budapest and Debrecen
STAGE I La leggierezza
Prelude and Fugue Book I No 24
BWV869 inb minor STAGE II
uavierstucke Op 11 Nos I and 3
antasiestücke Op 12 'Warum'
and in der
Nachr Schumann STAGE I1 QUARTER FINALS RECITAL
Sonata KV330 in C Sonata Ist mvt
ariations Op 27 Partita No 4 BWV828 in D Bach Major s kleine Klavierstücke Op 19 Schoenberg CHAMBER MUSIC
Sonata Op 110 in A' Major Symphonic Etudes Op 13
TWO CONCERTOS oncerto KV467
oncerto No 3
Canberra School of Music.
PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 12
RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book I No 4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir Mephisto Waltz No 1
RECITAL CHAMBER MUSIC
Sonata KV281 in B* Major
TWO CONCERTOS Mozart Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No 1 Op 23 in b' minor Tchaikowsky
STAGE IV RECITAL
Sonata Op 90 in e minor Klavierstucke Op 1 18
Dance Suite CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonat.a Op o5 in g minor STAGE V
Beethoven Brahms Bartok
Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No I Op 23 in b° minor
STAGE V FINALS
as a plano teacher and repetiteur. In 1995 hee was appointed as Lecturer in Keyboard at the
Basso Ostinato Nutcracker STAGE IV
Sonata Op 109 in E
remiere communion de la Vièrge No 11 rom 'Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus' Unala Op
Paganini Variations Op 35 Book Toccata Op 11 RECITAL Sonata KV332 in F Major
Prélude Book I No 6 'Des pas sur a neige
Chorale-Prelude No5 Ballade No 1 Op 23 in g minor RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book II No 5 'Bruyères'
Sonata No 9 Op 68 'Black Mass'
In 1986 and 1987 he attended summer piano
Performance at the Liszt Academy of Music in
at Manhattan School of Music.
Numerous awards and scholarships in Australia.
attend the Liszt Academy Teacher Training School where he obtained his Degree in Piano
many concert appearances as recitalist,
number of Australian competitions. He has had
and won prizes in the Hungarian National Piano Competition in 1982. He went on to
Teaching under Lajos Kertesz in 1987. He won first prize in the School's Chamber Music Competition in 1986.
established himself by winning first prize in a
She successfully auditioned in 1994 for scholarship entrance into the Masters Program
Gabor Rozsa began piano studies at eight years
of age. He studied at the Bela Bartok Specialist Secondary School of Music from 1980 to 1984
DAMIEN SCOTT OLGA SAMOSSOUEVA
o.4.72 Minsk. Belorussia
9.3.67 Tel Aviv, Israel
16.1.69 Sydney, Australia
Oga Samossoueva graduated Irom the pre
Bclorussian Consenaton School of Music with . Semenvako in 1990 lollowing which she
Conservatorium of Music with Elizabeth Powell
began studies at the Moscow Tchaikowsky
the Bachelor of Music Degree and then
Consenvatony with Victor Nosov.
successlully completing a Masters Degree.
She has performed for Belorus television on
He also studied with Mario delli Ponti at the Milan Conservatorium and with Alexander Kelly at the Royal Academy, London.
numcrous OCcasions and has been soloist with
the Belorussian Philharmonic Orchestra. She is now a post-graduate student of the Moscow
Conservatory in the class of Professor 1. Slesarev.
from 1988-1994 graduating in first place from
He has períormed in Australia, Japan and Italy and participated in Master Classes with artists such as Prof. Lev Vlassenko and Christina Ortiz and has recorded for ABC-PM radio. He is presently furthering his studies under scholarship with Michael Keller at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Münster campus.
He has received a number of awards and prizes
Ory Shihor was chosen at an early age for Advanced Music Studies at Tel Aviv University and went to the United States in his early teens to work with Jorge Bolet at the Curtis Institute of Music. In 1986 he began studying with full scholarship at the Juilliard School in New York He is currently studying at the University of Southern Calilornia with John Perry. He has given many solo appearances in U.S.A.
and with orchestras including the Haifa Symphony in Israel and America, the
Tallahassec Symphony, Missouri Symphony Lakeside Symphony and Memphis Chamber Orchestra. In April 1994 the Liege Philharmonic
invited him to appear as the featured guest soloist on their 15 concert North American Tour under Music Director, Pierre Bartholomee.
STAGE I RECITAL P'aganini Etude No 2 Sonatas K87, K135 Sonata No 3 Op 28 in a minor
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 5 'Bruyères' Hungarian Rhapsody No 10
Mendelssohn/Rachmaninov STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata Hob XVV23 in F Major Haydn Sonata No 2 Op 36 in b' minor Rachmaninov
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 2 No 3 in C Major Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op 24 CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata Op 69 in A Major STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV491 in c minor Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major
STAGE I RECITAL
Prelude Op 32 No 3 Prelude Op 32 No 4 Arabesque Op 18
PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 10 No 4 Klavierstücke D946/1
RECITAL Intermezzi Opl19 Nos I and 2
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 9 'La Sérénade
Nocturne Op No 3 in B Major
Organ Prelude and Fugue B\WV532 in D Major
Haydn Beethoven Kos
CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata
Symphonique Etudes Op 13 Etude No 1 for single hand ( 1994)
Mozart Schumann Yedidia
STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 57 'Appassionata' int minor Beethoven Varations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op 24 Brahms
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 47 'Kreutzer
Concerto KV460 in d minor
STAGE IlI QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata KV310 in a minor
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto No 2 Op 83in B' Major
32 Variations WoO No 80 in c minor Beethoven
Sonata D960 in B° Major
Six Bagatelles Op 126 Kolo Pour les notes répétées from Douze Etudes STAGE IV
Allegretto D915 in c minor Sonata No 5 Op 53
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 2 'Feuilles mortes'
RECITAL Sonata Hob XVI/36 in ct minor
Young Concert Artists' International
Etude Op 25 No 10
Etude Tableau Op 39 No 7 Rachmaninov Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Sonata Ist mvt
FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV459 in F Major Concerto No 5 Op 73 in E Major
1.1.69 Abano Terme. Italy
Castiglione Stiviere, Italy
1.9.77 Fukuoka. Japan
Pertile studied with AMr. Vincenzo Auriana Silva Conservatory in Benedetto Marcello at the in 1988. sihe gained her Diploma enice where 1000 she w a s accepted at the In 1980 and the Grat at Hans Mastercourse ol Sommerakademie Alozarteum in Salzburg.
Giampaolo Stuani studied at Mantua Conservatoire with Prof. N. Salardi then at the Pescarese Music Academy with Prof. B. Mezzena. He has taken part in Master Classes with A. Cohen and P. Badura-Skoda.
has studied at the Hochschule Since 1990 she Darstellende Kunst in Vienna fur Musik und of where she attended the Konzertiachklasse now and von Vintschger Grai. Jürg Hans
given recitals in Italy and abroad.
Citta di Stresa -Premio Yamaha.
He has appeared as a concerto soloist and has
PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 9 a Valse Las quejas o la Maja y el Kuisenor irom 'Goyescas
Bellini International Piano Competition
Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
A. Casella International Piano Competition Epinal International Piano Competition D. Ciani International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer International Piano
Cleveland International Piano Competition Scottish International Piano Competition
e vent d'ouest
l'relude and Fugue Book I No 22
in b' minor
Lesgynka STAGE III
Sonata KV311 Leai (1990)
Sonata Op 25 No 5 in f minor
Sonata No 2 Op IV STAGE RECITAL
LOncerto Oncerto KV488 in A Major No 4
58 in G
Rounds (1967) Sonata Op 26 in e' minor
Clementi Berio Barber
unior Piano Competition.
5th All Japan Music
Gold medal and 3rd prize
(youngest finalist) Palma d'Oro, Finale
Ligure, Italy. 1994
Competition, Moscow. PROGRAM
STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 6 Sonata-Fantasy Op 19 Toccata Op ll
STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 10 'La cathédrale
engloutie' Improvisation Op
Debussy 8+ No 5
Sonata KV457 in c minor
Sonata lst mvt STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 110 in A Major
CHAMBER MUSIC Brahms
17 No2 Sonata No l Op 22
CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V
STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Mozart
104 and 123 Three movements from 'Petrouchka' Stravinsky
Concerto KV595 in B° Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major
Sonetti del Patrarca Nos 47,
Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor
SEMI FINALS STAGE IVv RECITAL Sonata Op 109 in E Major
CHAMBER Violin sonataMuSIc Major STAGE FINALS TWO CONCERTOS
Debussy Chopin Liapunov
SEMI FINALS 110 in
Prélude Book I No 2 'Voiles' Scherzo No 2 Op 31 in b" minor
STAGE II QUARTER FINALS RECITAL in D
RECITAL Prélude Book I No 7 "Ce qu'a vu
periormed on radio and television in Japan.
STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 1 La Valse Gavotte variée
He has performed in Master Classes in Lucerne. Ravinia Festival, Chicago and schleswigHolstein Lübeck.
Switzerland, Germany and Poland and
Yuki Takao has been a piano major student at the Musik Hochschule, Lübeck Germany with Prof. James Tocco since 1993.
TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV595 in B° Major Concerto No 2 in g minor
SERGEI TARASOV RUSSIA
20.4.71 Moscow. Russia
Scrgei Tarasov was born in Moscow into a famiy o musitians. At the age oi six he entered a music schaol where M. Yershova was his first teacher. ater Prot. L Naumov heard him and took him to his class as an exception - he Was
still too voung.
At the age oi 16 he graduated
rom the Central Music School of the Moscow*
Winner's Recital Sydney Town Hall Tuesday 30 July
Consenvatoire in the class of Pro. L. Naumov. He has given recitals in Russia and Czechoslovakia and has perfomed a number of concertos with orchestras and at testivals in Bratislava. Germany and lapan. He has released CDs in Russia. U.S.A. and Japan.
A virtuoso performance from the Winner of the 1996 Sydney International Piano Competition.
Prague Spring Festival intenational
Booking: Ticketek (02) 266 4800
Tickets: Full S20 Conc Sl5 (booking fees apply) or at the door
Competition. Spain. Tchaikowsky
SYDNEY CITY COUNCIL
International Piano Competition Moscow.
STAGEI RECITAL Chopin
Etude Op 10 No 1
Variations on a theme by Pagannini Op 35 BookI Etude Tableau Op 39 No 5
RECITAL Prélude Book II No 3 La puerto
del v Ballade No 4 Op 52 in f minor
La Campanella STAGE II
Sonata 1st mv STAGE IV
supported byWoOLWORTHS LIMITED
RECITAL Sonata KV281 in B Major Sonata No 2 Op 36 in b' minor
RECITAL Sonata OP 57 Appassionata in i minor Chaconne in d minor Mephisto Waltz No !
Beethoven Bach/Busoni Liszt
Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V
Mozart Concerto KV491 in c minor Concerto No 1 Op 23 in b' minor Tchaikowsky
and a nd
u r s
1985 Jury Australia
Aer H n n .
27/bnns Sir Remard Heinze
/ u u i gH o u m a n
USSR Australia West Germm.any
n d r t . AIaresconi
H e p h z i n a hM k m u h i n
England England Poland Poland
Prizcwinncrs I . I r i n aP ' h o t n i k o n : a
Andire Laplanie 4. M a r a u r a l r i a n
5 .P h l i p F o w k e o
a n a n aL k N i Z A s h v i l i
S Dennis Lee Diana Aacso 1 0a n S t e i g e n v a l t
11. Jeno l a n d o 12. Pawel Checinski
uSSR usSR Canada
Hungary Poland Australia
Rex lloberoft. Chairman ileen loyce CMG Marcello Abbacdo
Nicole Henriot Andre laplante Li Min-duo lungen Meyer-losten
Australia Australla/uK Ilaly France
Canada China West Ciermany Australia USA
Elizabeth Powell Harold C Schönberg l'eter Solymos Gordon Watson
Prizewinners 1.Du Ning-Wu
Newspaper Prize for Best Australian Pianist Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize
3. Thomas Duis
Switzerland Hungary Hungary
8. Rita Kinka
9. David Selig 10. Michacl Gurt
11. Luigi Ceci
12. Phillip Shovk
Eduardus Halim 1981)Jury Rex HobcroL, Chaiman
Eileen loyce Andre-F. Marescorti
China Australia Poland
. David Owen Norris
7. Marc Raubenheimer
Patrick O'Byrne Martin Roscoe 10. Alec Chien 11. Edward Newman 12. Yves Rault
Special Prizewinners Daniel Blumenthal
South Africa New Zealand
England USA uSA
France Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize
David Owen Norris Musica Viva Special Prize PhilipShovk
Li Mingqiang Hiroko Nakamura
Rex Hobcroft, Chairman Joan Chissell
Nicole Henriot Li Mingqiang Albrecht Roeseler
Harold Schönberg Warren Thomson
Arie Vardi Lev Vlassenko Prizewinners 1. Alexander Korsantiya 2. Riccardo Zadra 3. Eduardus Halim 4. David Buechner 5. Sergei Erohin
6. Phillip Shovk 7. Gilead Mishory 8. Anton Batagov
9. Matthias Fletzberger
Best Australian Pianist Alfred S White
Prize for Best
Australid Great Britain Australia USA R China
Joaquin Soriano Maurice Till rie Vardi Lev Vlassenko William Littler
Isracl Russia Canada
Prizewinners 1. Xiang-Dong Kong
2. Olivier Cazal
5. Anna Malikova
Australia Japan Russia
6. Vitali Samoshko
4. Hiroshi Arimori
West Germany USA Australia
Brazil Israel USSK
7. Daniel Gortler 8. Matthias Kirschnereit
Netherlands Korea uSA
10. Ivor Janssen
11. Young-Ah Kim 12. Helen Sim Special Prizewinners uncan Giford
uSSR Australia Israel
USSR Australia Israel
12. Adrienne Krausz
Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship for Best Australian Pianist Reisner-P'ennycuik Concerto Prize The Fuji People's Choice Prize Edward Sternberg Chamber Mlusic Prize Australian Chamber Orchestra Prize for Best Pertormance of
10. Victor Sangiorgio 11. Asaf Zohar
9. Michele Bolla
a Mozart Concerto
Xiang-Dong Kong Xiang-Dong Kong
Foundation Prize for Endre Hegedus
Australian Chamber Orchestra P'rize lor Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto Austral.asian Performing Right Association Prize lor Best Perlormance of an Australian Composition
1992 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman 0an Chissell
. Daniel Blumenthal 6. Liora Ziv-Li
Chamber Music Prize \lexander Korsantiya
3. Duncan Gifford 1988 Jury
Kazuyuki Tohyama Ana Maria Trenchi de Botazzi
Prizewinners 1. Chia Chou 2. Endre Hegedus
Exchange Institute Prize for Best Australian Pianist Lotto People's Choice Prize Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize Australian Opera Auditions Committee Prize for Best Accompanist
David Selig Bernd Glemser
Scholarship lor the Pest Australian Pianist lexander Korsantiya Reisner Pennycuik Conceno Prize Rlccardo Zadra Prize for the Best Overall Concerto P'erlormances Ricardo Zadra L.otto People's Choice Prize cduardus Ilalim Musica Viva
4. Eduardus Halim 5. Arnan Weisel 6. Ueli Wiget 7. Istvan Gulyas
Hephzibah Menuhin Memorlal
West Germany West Germany
2. Bemd Glemser
13. i e s Lane
Neville Grace Prize for Best Perlormance of a work by Liszt Sam Miller& loan Langham Prize for Best Pertormance of
a work by Mozart in any stage ot the Lompetition) The Leo Guthman,
Chicago, Music Awards
for Best Pertormance oO a Stage lIl Contemporary Work
The Leo Guthman, Chicago, Music Awards
for Composer of the Best Contemporary Work
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GEORG PEDERSEN Geog l'edersen was bom in Copenhagen, Denmark, and grew up in a lamily where making music together was the most important lamily activity. Ile studied in P'aris with P'aul Tortelier and in los Angeles with CGregor Piatigorsky. Returning to Copenhagen, Alr Pecdersen became Principal Cellist of the Royal Danish P'hilharmonic. the oldest orchestra in the world, lounded as Court Orchestra in 1448 by King Chrlstian The Second, and he worked with
many of the world's greatesi conluclors: Bernstein, Celibidache. Markevich, Sanderling. Panula etc. Mr
Pedersen founded the Dania String Quartet and the Copenhagen Chamber Soloists, both major forces in the musical life of Denmark. Over the next lifteen ycars he performed all over Europe, in the USA and Canada. Hong Kong. Singapore, Australia and New Zcaland, as recitalist, chamber music player and soloist with
orchestra. Mr Pedersen is currently Senior L.ecturer in Cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Sydney University
and he came hereto join the Sydney String Quartet and the Soloists of Australia. He has touredextensively lor Musica Viva and the Australian Broadcasting Corporatlon as soloist and chamber music performer. He was a
member ofthe contemporary musie group "Flederman" and has commissioned many new works from Australian Composers with grants from the Australia Council. Mr Pedersen has recorded for 6 diferent labels
his latest release the complete Mozart Plano Trios on Tall Poppies with "Mozartrios". His next CD wil be an anthology of Australian Celo music. In acddition to being an active performer, Mr Pedersen is also an innovative and intenationally sought after teacher, currently President of the Australian String Teachers' Association. NSW. Mr Pedersen plays on an instrument labelled: "David Tecchler, Rome 1734".
DR SEMYON KOBETS
Dr Kobets was born in Kiev, Ukraine, into a family of professional musicians. He studied violin and conducting at the Kiev State Consenvatory, completing a Masters in 1969 and a PhD in violin performance in 1973. During 1977-1980, he undertook Post-graduate Studies in Chamber Music at the Moscow State Conservatory. During his time as Co-founder, Music Director and First Violinist of the internationally acclaimed Leontovych String Quartet in Kiev (1971 - 1992), Dr Kobets achieved a number of music awards; International contest Laureate in Budapest, Hungary in 1978, the Ukrainian State Lysenko Award in Music in 1989, and Outstanding Artist of Ukraine in 1989. Beginning his concert and teaching career in the late 60's, Semyon Kobets performed concerts and led Master Classes in many major American cities, including New York, Washington DC, Boston. Chicago, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Houston, San Francisco and Portland, amongst others. In New York he appeared with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre, and took part in important Chamber Music íestivals in the USA and Europe.
He performed numerous recitals and conducted Master Classes in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia. Poland. Germany and ltaly, and periormed in a concert tour throughout New Zealand with the New Zealand String Quartet. In Australia, he also played solo recitals and chamber music concerts wvith
prominent Australian and overseas musicians. Currently Dr Kobets is Concertmaster with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and is also a part-time lecturer in violin at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Australian and international press praised Dr Kobets' playing for his 'mellow lyricism' in the Sydney Morning Herald 1994, and his 'impressive performance of contemporary and romantic music in the Philadelphia Inquirer, USA 1992.
Ms C Balloe in Woodstock Times New Paltz, New York in 1992 said about Dr Kobets' interpretation of one of Beethoven's violin sonatas: 'Kobets revealed the uncontrived immediacy and effervescent musicality ... We were eavesdroppers, listening to the most extraordinarily whimsical, ostensibly simple dialogue betveen man and Beethoven ever heard on the concert stage. What KObets throS avay as incidental to music conversation
is a technique violinists work a lifetime to achieve."
CHARMIAN GADD-GOLDNER (VIOLIN)
Charmian Gadd was born in the bush near the small town of Ourimbah in New South Wales. Her first teacher was her mother, herself self-taught. From this unusual background she has built an international career which has included solo performances with many of the world's finest orchestras, as well as recital v chamber music and professorships at wo US universities.
Her principal teachers were Richard Goldner, Josef Gingold. Henryk Szenyng and lanos Starker. She holds
Diplomas of Honour from both the Tchaikowsky and Sibelius Competitions and was a prize winnerin
international violin competitions in Vienna and Philadelphia. Early in her career Charmian won the ABC Concerto Competition and has toured nationally on a number ot occasions as a soloist for the ABC. She has
also toured in many capacities for Musica Viva. Returning to Australia for family reasons in 1987, Miss Gadd became Head of the Strings Department at the
Canberra School of Music and, in 1990, was appointed to the SydneyConservatorium ofMusic as Chairman of Strings. Recently she relinquished this post to have more time for her periormance activities while sill etaining a small class at the Conservatorium.
She remains active in the performance field. both in Australia and the USA.
Syuney Symphony Orchestra
oR Established in 1932 as a tadio broadcasting ensembie by the ABC. the Svánev Symphomy Orchestra has in the intenvening vears aeveioped Into Australia's largest and mos SUCcessTul VmphonY Orchesta Under proposals announced by the Federal Govemmeat in 1904 and supponed by the New South Waies Governmeni. the Orcbestra"s aeveiopment as the natiom's ilapship archestrz is be A series of initiaties.
inciuding expansion in pizyer numbers trom tnE CurTent 95 to 110. increased touring and
recording ventuTes and enhanced orchestral
sa.anes and condtions *il ensuTe that under ts Chiei Conductor and Artistic
Director. Edo de Waar he Svaney Symphony cortinues to se new denchmarks ior orchestral in
Svmphony has been incorporated as
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community and will be responsible for ensuring the Orchestra's financial stability and artistic
independence, iactors critical to íts proposed
fumher deveiopmet. Over 200.000 peope will this year attend the
more than 150 periomances presented by the
Syaney Synphony in ns seventeen subscriptíon series, concerts in outer metropolitan and
regional centres, special chidrens' schools and iamily concerts, open rehearsals and the very
popular annuial Symphory Under the Stars.
Through its ongoing relatíonship with ABC Classic FM and ABC TV,
throughout the year. The Orchestra alsoregularly gains national and intermational exposure through ts growing list of
released on the The Sydney
Symphony receives the generous financial support of the Commonwealth
Government through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation through the Major Organisations Board and of the Council: the New South Wales Australia through the for the Arts;Govermment the Council of the CityMinistry of Sydney and the Orchestra's many sponsors and benefactors. The Sydney Symphony its principal sponsor, is especially indebted to Philips Electronics, for its
long-term commitment to the Orchestra's continuing development.
many times laraer can erperience the Orchestra's
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En Shao he 1Oo6. 1s 1 result of the Culiural Revulution, W.1s orccd lo put his music studies on hold for four vears. H.aving acress to a piano in a countny
school. he gradually developed his musical talents and by the age vl 18 was working as a ianist and percussionist in an orchestra and undert.aking compositional study.
ie studied at the Beijing Centre Music Conservatory and after graduation becamC second Principal Conductor of the Chinese Broadeasting Symphony Orchestra. a post he held or five years. At the same time. he was also
Principal Guest Conductor of the Central
Philharmonic Orchestra of China and the National Youth Orchestra.
In the UK En Shag
werks regulari; Bournemauth sYmphony, Northern the Roval Sir
his debul with the Orchestra. He also
AMusic. He was awarded the Netherlands Radio Foundation's Eduard Van Beinum Foundation Principal Conductor and Artistic
Scholarship in the same year. In 1989 he won
uvisor of the lllster Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Euskadi Orchestra in
Conductor's Competition which resulted in
Span. Born in 1954 in Tianjin in the People's Republic of China. En Shao started to play the piano at the age ot tour and the violin at the age ot five. In
engagements with the Hungarian Radio Orchestra and the State Symphony Orchestra. In 1990 he was appointed Associate Conductor of
the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, a post created specially for him.
States and Canada withappeared in the orchestras such Colorado, Toront0 and
Highlights of future seasons include return to New Zealand and the United States and a visits to South Airica. he will tour make his London Proms with the uister debut at the Orchestra later this season. On this his the
tour, En Shao will
Tasmanian, Melbourne, Queensland symphony orchestras.
Interpretation is everything. The Sydney Morning Herald 54
.urope where he h the (Oslo has and Czech Rer. conductcd at the P'rague Autumn In 1 last year made his Festival and a debut with the Helsink Ln has
En Shao's European career began to develop in 1988, when he was awarded the Lord Rhodes Fellowship at the Royal Northern College of
P'hilharmonic and the p among others In 92 he debut with gust the Orchestra and in June
nian Svmphom Orchestra
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breadeasts, CD Tecordings andnational radio appearances. The orchestra has alsolclevision provided backing music tor television
Barhar3n0t l . theaton
documentaries, vidcos and film
This vear the onchestra in New South \Wales and Victoria and will regional tour the South the orchestra eriormis concerts outside ils nmajor series to cater to exNanding audiences to experienceC a wider repertoire ot works.Wishing In April
pertormed Pacitic. Increasingly.
concerts. is PWT Sulhs ithOn series of
and tours to TSO teaches
large part in New Music three twentieth pertormed programs of conducted by iDavid century mussc. devised and I'orcelijn The TS0 continues to be funded by the the bulk of its ABC for Tasmania, where
operational costs, supplemented
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John Panckridge HORNS Frits Harmsen" Doris Grant
TRUMPETS Bruce Lamont
TIMPANY Duncan Catanach
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Compctition Rules the
Eligibility The oth oompetition is open lo pianists ot any
after 20 luly 10o4 and
1ater ihan 4 July 178. It is not ojen to previous
inst prizewinners of the Sydney International Piano competition oi Australia. Admission is
lmied toa maximum ol fortv competitors. A sclccii0n committee, headed by Artistie tor Thomson, the competitors
irector.Waren was respomsille choice of from applications receined, olowing intemational auditions.
purpose Septemher 1o90. For ihe right lo hold Competilion r e s e r v e s Exclusive Perlormancc rizewinners under an hal dale. 11nd Recording Contract until the righl to hold The Cometition also reserves Exclusivc an under lirst the prizewinner Australian
Pertormance Conlract lor two ycars
Irom 18 Seplember 1996.
Please Note than that of No flash or other photography, other
official Competition photographers, will be
il. 11l and IV will be held in the Verbrugghen
Hall of the Sydney Conscrvatorium of Music. Stage V will be held in the Concen Hal of the
Svdney Opera House.
The Gala Opening Benefit Recital will be held in the Conservatorium, and the Prizewinners
Concert will be held in the Concert Hall of the Svdney Opera House. All pianists chosen to participate in the Competition will be required to perform in the first hwo recital
make The Competition r e s e r v e s the right to changes to the jprogram. No material contained in this program can be
reproduced withoul permission of the Sydney Inlernalional Piano Competition of Australia. All stages of the Competition will be open to the
general public and broadcast live throughout Australia by the Australian Broadcasting
The remainder ot
Violin and Piano Sonatas Beethoven Brahms Franck
will be selected lor the Stage \V concertos.
Order ot appearance in Stages I and II was drawn bv the Acting Lord Mayor of Sydney
The list of works to be presented at the Competition was chosen by the competitors from he Competition repertoire competitors' own choice of works where this is
Henry Tsang. prior
appearances in Stages IV and V may be
necessar for rehearsal and programming factors.
and includes the
required. No work, whether own choice or listed in the epertoire, may be repeated in another stage.
one (1) sonata:
Sonata in A No. 2
Op.99 Op.65 Op.I117
will be chosen for the Finals
Finals 2 Concertos
Competitors will play one (1) concerto from each of the following tivo groups GROUP A Mozart KV453 KV488 KV459 KV491
All works prepared for the Competition must be
Competitors must list timings and publishers
played from memory, with the exception of the
Stage IV chamber music works.
Competitors must ensure that the timings specified for each stage are not exceeded. The Jury reserves the right to stop a competitor who
who are unable to perfornm When called upon to do so may be disqualified. In the case of illness or accident certified by an
runs over time.
independent medical practitioner, the Jury may, at its discretion, allow the competitor to change
the order of his/her appearance. Practice and Rehearsals
Nos. I or 2 Nos. 2 or 4
Each competitor will present: 1. One () virtuosic study by Chopin, Liszt or 2. The remainder of the program will be own
There will be two rehearsals for each of the chamber music and concerto programs.
choice of works by tiwo (2) composers. One or
played. Stage II Recital 40 minutes 1. One (1) prélude from either Préludes Book I
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, including the prizewinners' concerts.
Produce documentary or feature films. All approaches to the media must be made through and with the approval of the Competition Secretariat, and the competitors will be required to be available for media calls as arranged.
The first prizewinner and some other prizewinners will be required to be available to perform in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia prizewinner's concerts from the end of the Competition until 18
Nos. 1 or2 Nos. 1 or 2
Nos. 4 or 5
competitors at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Televise, film, video, tape, broadcast or photograph all stages of the Competition for
Beethoven Schumann Chopin
All competitors will play in Stages I and I1.
Daily practice facilities will be provided for
While competitors are in Australia they will be contracted exclusively to the Competition. The Competition has the right, without payment of
Recital 20 minutes
more works ot each chosen composer may be
or lI by Debussy. 2. The remainder of the program will be own choice of other than works by wo (2)
Debussy or the two own-choice composers listed in Stage I. One or more works of each chosen composer may be played.
Twenty (20) competitors will be chosen for the Quarter-Finals Stage III.
Competition OR a work written since 1960, preferably from the country of the Competitor. The Australian works set for 1996 were: 1.Carl Vine Sonala
Nigel Butterley Utering loyous Leaves.
remainder of the program will be
chojce ol works by
Nos. I or2
No 3 or Rhapsody on
a Theme of Paganini G major
Nos. 2 or3 os. 2 or 3
Competitors will perform the Mozart concertos With the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and
the Group 2 concertos with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Smoking is prohibited in the Conservatorium. nauthorised recordings and the taking of
photographs are strictly forbidden throughout the Competition.
No one may enter or leave the Verbrugghen fHalt
except in the pauses between Competitors
Quarter Finals Stage l11 Recital 40 minutes 1. One (1) sonata by Haydn, Clementi or Mozart. 2. A work written by an Australian composer selected by the competitor irom several works sent to competitors three (3) months before the
Bartok OR Cello and Piano Sonatas Beethoven Brahms
Competitors who took part in previous Sydney International Piano competitions must submit
or Schuben prOgramme will be
Chamber Music Each competitor wil present
chosen ffor the
and one chamber music work. Recital 50 minules 1. One (1) sonata by Becthoven
Appearances will follow in alphabetical order although some flexibility in the order of
Semi-Finals Stage IV Recital Chamber fusic Fach competitor will present a 501minute
Any competitor who knowingly gives inaccurate
Stage IV recitals and chamber music: six pianists
competitors Semi-Finals Stage IV.
or misleading inlormation will be disqualified.
Twenty pianists will be selected for the Stage 11I recilals: twelve pianists will be selected for the
of the sonata che
competitor s own choice.
permilled during perlormances.
The competition will have five stages. Stages I.
than the composer
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