1996 Program for the Sydney International Piano Competition

Page 1

4-20 July

SYDNEY

INTERNATIONAL Piano Competition

of Australia 1996

LiwinqCithy NSW Ministry for the Arts

ABCCO0

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INTERCONTINENTAL sYDNEY CITY COUNCIL

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Contents Message from the Governor.

ABC Television. the Prime Minister

Message from

Message from the Fedcral

Minister

for

Communications

and the

Arts

Message from the NSW Premier Qantas Aivays Message from the Lord Mayor of Sydney

Hotel Inter-Continental Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute

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ABC FM Radio _

11

Acknowledgements

2

International Advisory Committee

International Auditions

I3

Piano Tuners' Guild.

14

Steinway Pianos

15

Executive Committee

16

Theme and Variations .

17

Music Patron

17

Jury

22

Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury 18

Observers. First

23

Prize-winners

1994

Tour

Soundscapes Kawai Pianos Prizes and Engagements.

26

Beethoven's last Sonatas .

28

Opening Recital .

30

Yamaha Pianos

2

Talks by Australian Composers

33

Competition Diary Pianists. for Australian

34

Seminar

5

Competitors

18

Winner's Recital Previous

49

Juries and

Prizewinners

50

Bösondorfer Pianos

51

Chamber Musicians

52

Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

53

En Shao Sydney Morning Herald. Tasmanian

Symphony

Orchestra

.

56 57

Competition Rules Greengarden House.

58

SydneyConservatorium.

59

Friends

Sydney

Intermational

Piano Competition.

60

Websdale Printing

61

Application for Friends SIPC

61

Voting Form

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People's Choice Prize

Sponsor's Logos

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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

they

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

us

predecessors

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

a

great

pleasure for

me to

offer

by best wishes

to

all

which constitutes those involved in the Competition addition to the musical life of Sydney.

significant

His

Excellency the

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

John Howard


Message from the Federal Minister for

The

Communications and the Arts

Sydney International

Piano

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.

is

one

the

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.

Donations to the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia are tax-deductible.


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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.

Principal Sponsors

For the loan of Plano and Technical Teams

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Kawai Australa Pty Ltd Sydney and

And for the kind assistance of Joy Annand

Hamamatzu, Japan

Australian Institute of Music

ARC FM Stereo 24 Hours NMagazine

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia

Steinway & Sons, Hamburg, with Brashs of

Melboune and Sydney Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd

Sponsors

Competition

1Albert & Son Pty Ltd

The Hotel Inter-Continental Sydncy

Australian Music Examinations Board

Dr Michacl Kennedy

Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik AG, Vienna

NSW Govemment. through the office

Cherry Ple Records

of the Minister for the Arts

Syney Symphony Orchestra Sydney Conservatorium of Music Peter Weiss AM Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd

Major Sponsors Australasian Performing Right Association The Fuyo Group:

Canon Australia Fuji International Finance (Australia Ltd) Hitachi Australia Ltd Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd Hitachi Metals Australia Pty Ltd Marubeni Australia Ltd The Nichido Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd Nichirei Australia Pty Ltd Nissan Diesel Motor Co LId Oki Electric Industry Co Ltd

Melinda Bryant Council and members of the Friends of the SIPCA

Council of the City of Sydney Friends of the Sydney Intemational Piano

Wesley Benn

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

PanHandling Guy Harrison

Chris Hayles

Shirley MacGrory Virginia Maxwell

John McLean Manu Prasad The Principal and Stalf of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sue Sidore Sydney Opera House Trust and staff Gervaise Saminaden Alistair Scott-Mitchell Rohan Smith

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Okura& Co (Australia) Pty Ltd Showa Line Ltd Tobishima Oceania Pty Ltd Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd Yamaichi Austraila Pty Ltd The Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co Ltd Yasuda Trust Australia Ltd Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd

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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Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney from 1967 to 1981 and a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1969 to 1981. He chaired the Australian Government Inquiry into

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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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Executive Committee for the 4th, 5th and 6th Competitions. He is currently a Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney and Chairman of its Finance Committee.

University of Sydney

THE SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF Music - uNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

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

Milan, Italy

Sulamita Aronovsky Professor of Piano, FRSA, London

Choo Hoey Music Director, Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Paloma O'Shea

Chairman. Santander intemational ano Competition Santander. Spain

Paul C. Pollei

Founder/Artistic Director Gina Bachauer

London, UK

International P'ano Foundation

Salt Lake City, Utah. uSA Peter Averi Artistic Director,

Leonard Hokanson Bloomington, USA

New Zealand

Pierre Columbo Conductor, Honorary President Federation of International Music

World

Leslie Howard Concert Pianist

London, UK

Dr Lucretia R Kasilag

Competitions

National Artist for Music

Geneva, Switzerland

Artists President, Music Competitions for Young Foundation, Inc

Myrian Dauclsberg

Philippines

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

Formerly.

Controller of Music, BBC

Dean Elder Senior Consulting Editor, Clavier Magazine,

Tokyo, Japan

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

Brazil

Albert Grudzinski

Helena Oliveira President, Sociedade Brasileira de Realizacoes

Warsaw, Poland

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,

USA

Composer. Pianist, Teacher, Translator

Fort Worth. Texas, USA

Tokyo, Japan

London, UJR

Concert Pianist and teacher,

Richard Rodzinski

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

London Steinway Hall Steinway Piano

Prof Alexander Jenner - Hochschule Vienna

Miss Joan Chissell - Music Critic

Prof Heinz Medjimorec Hochschule Vienna

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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

Paris

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Prof Nicole Henriot Schweitzer Prof Aquiles Delle Vigne - Brussels Conservatoire

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Prof Nancy Bricard- University of Southen California, Los Angeles Prof John Pery- University of Southem

Moscow Moscow Conservatoire Rachmaninov Hall Kawai Piano

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Yamaha Ginza Yamaha Piano

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California, Los Angeles

Miss Hiroko Nakamura - Concert Pianist Prof Kazuhiko Nakajima - Concert Pianist

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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

Vice-Patron

The Honourable Bob Car, Premier of New South Wales

Music Patron

Sir Georg Solti

Honorary President

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

Board of Directors

Secretary Treasurer Exccutive Committee

Claire Dan AM OBE, Chairman

Neville Grace Dr Michael Kennedy Sam Miller Phillip Rowe Sir Bruce Williams KBE, Chairman The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP Claire Dan AM OBE

Neville Grace Dr Michael Kennedy Sam Miller Sheila Prior AM, BEM

Phillip Rowe Goldie Sternberg Assoc Proí Warren Thomson OAM Robert Tobias OAM Artistic Director

Assistant & Ticketing Assistant Publicity Officer

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Treasurer

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Accountant

Phillip Rowe Young Bansdall & Co Chartered Accountants

Hon. Accountants Hon. Auditors

Harveys Chartered Accountants

Hon. Solicitors

Phillips Fox

Stage Manager

Christopher Hayles

Deputy Stage Manager

Melinda Bryant

Piano Technician Front of House Manager Secretary to the Jury

Geoff Pollard Wesley Benn Manu Prasad

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SIR GEORG SOLTI KBE Sir

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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.

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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

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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

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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

Texas

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

DEAN ELDER

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.

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ERNEST FLEISCHMANN

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

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closely

associated with its artistic progress. As General Director of the Hollywood Bowl he has been responsible for the famous

increase

venue's remarkitO in number and range of events including Jazz at the Bowi, the Virtuoso Series, the Sunday te chest

Ford Amphitheatre,

Nusio Los Angeles Philharmonc l Fleischmann

Chamber at the Anson and the concerts, an important adjunct to the Philharmonic's Summer Institute for Young orce

Music

John

Conductors, which he founded in 1982 together with Leonard Bernstein. More receHllgood Bow's

announced the formation o the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, which made its debut at the Hollyvo the Los Summer Festival in 1991. This new ensemble, which is completely sepzitlis Classics. Philharmonic, performs at the Hollywood bowl, tours internationally and records for Pniips

Angeles

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

vear

in Capetown, South Africa. Honours he has receiv

includea Commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Bradly. a cythe lphn Seine

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

distinguished

honvan

recipientO

S ardecn oi th

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,

Taipei,

Porto, Pretoria and

sydney.

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

played harpsichord.

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.

brilliant technique.

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.

vigorous encourapema

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

and

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

Africa.

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

methodology

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

organisation.

PNINA SALZMAN

Pnina Salzman is considered the First of the piano playing the piano soon after she learned toLady walk.

in Israel.

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

untries.

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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.

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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

hundred

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plano

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

have

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.

The

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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Beethoven's Last Sonatas THE PEN

MIGHTIER

THAN THE PIANO?

Pcter McCallum delves into some recent studies of the sketches for Bethoven's last three piano sonatas. Of

the many anccdotes of Beethoven's

compositional method. two somewhat opposite Images of his creative pracess recur.

The first that

of Becthoven

"When Beethoven was enjoying a be e might suddenly pull out his notebook and write something in it. Something just occumed to me: he would say, sticking it

concealed a treasure of ideas."

the

(Wilhelm von Lenz, Beethoven. Elne

Kunststudie (Kassell, 1855)as translated in Douglas Johnson, Alan Tyson and

Appassionata Sonata by Ferdinand Ries.

the time humming and sometimes howling. always up and down. without singing any definite notes. In answer to

my question what it was he said: °A theme for the last movement of the sonata has occurred to me' (in F minor

Op. 57). When we entered the room he ran to

the

pianoforte

his hat. I took

without

taking

off

seat in the corner and he all about me. Now he stormed for at least an hour soon

a

forgot

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

the the

- 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.

According

to the

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

"

to the

underslanding of

the

(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

wn

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

rather

be

than

that is thehesuggestive motivic unityconclusive: issuc of the binding

separate sections of musical and

a

intervals

piece together by usin

motivcs in way in the different movements.

a

of the

transforme formed

In the Piano opus 109, for example, first two notes of the irst movement form the musical interval of athethird.

Sonata,

Beethoven, opus

109, tirst

movement, bars 1-2.

Vivace p

dolce

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

the

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

Prestissimo

Schenker, and recent advances in techniques of paper analysis, the last three piano sonatas

nen marcato

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

ritard.

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

cannot be

But with only the completed work at ou disposal, what are we to make of this? Is it co-

connection, the

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."

himself said,

(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.

..

understanding

of

a

superfluous work of art,

the

certainly,

26

irst, he points out that the first movemeni of tne l09 seems, from the evidence as a" ot conceived Sketches, to have been

opus


something of

a

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

investigations.

that this

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,

a mess

something

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)

on

say, but straight to

to

Forte, Allen. The Composilional Matrix (New

the main theme of the third movement. Only form (with on the theme in its final after

h

settling

the last movement.

of Although this does not give any kind conclusive proof, it does suggest that it was only

17

Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109

after he had seen the possibilities of a

(including

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

suggesting

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.

A

Opening of

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

York 1974)

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.

27

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

was

born. under the

guidance

of

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

Italy. Spain.

Greece.

Japan,

concets

(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

Sydney

Jaen (Spain) 1993

Busoni (Italy) 1990 and 1991

UNISA Competition (Pretoria, South Africa)

THIRD PRIZE WINNER Marguerite Long Competition (Paris) 1992

1990

City of Marsala (ltaly) 1989 (ltaly) 1989

Ciry of Senigallia Viotti Valsesia (ltaly)

Buchhi (ltaly) 1991

Frederic Chopin (Mallorca.Spain) 1988

1982

Viotti Vercelli (ltaly) 1983

Gina-Bachauer (France) Pre-Competition 1987

PRIZEWINNER

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'

PR

O G

R

A

M

GALA OPENING RECITAL 3 July 1996 Sydney Conservatorium of Music

8.00 pm Romeo and Juliet

Op.7

Prokofiev Poulenc

Op.18

Scriabin

Melancolie Allegro de Concert

INTER VA L Sonata in b minor Sonata No. 2 in b° minor

Op.36

Liszt Rachmaninov


Program Noles

ROMEO

1

AND

JULIET

concepts. He evolved a harmonic system built on fourths rather than thirds and built entire compositions on chords.

oP. 75

Prokofiev( 1801-1953)

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 the

text.

achieve a

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

isteners.

this emotion in or later

feel sooner

they will."

the

most

sections.

Written three orchestral

balct

popular.

the second

seven,

and the third

ten

six.

pieces

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

ten

.

.

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

Friar Lawrence

in particular

"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

9.

Dance of the girls with lilies

l0.

Romeo bids Juliet farewell

2.

MELANCOLIE - Poulenc (1899-1963)

technique. been one of

"His music is characterized by wit.

freshness

and

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

themes

The Melancolie was written in 1940 and is a

characteristic

romantic pastorale.

constantly transformed."

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

plan of

of the work is that

traditional sonata-form, complete with exposition. recapitulation; innovation

development Liszt's

and

parilcular

of is the interpolation

a slow

movement into the central development discernible

break in

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

Allegro

SONATA NO. 2 IN B* MINOR OP. Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

.

36

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

were

was intellectually in tradition. Whilst he and stimulated by the innovations of Stravinsky himself to think never could bring he Prokofiev,

dramatic

In

an

artistic statement

to

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

religion.

these

beautitul, or

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

because

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

Rachmaninov

the work in time In revising at the same the structure and tightened problems. pertormance the some of ol

simplified

However, technical as

it

still

well

as

contains

expressive

eighth

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

of histime.

as they did" (Ewen).

perlormin8 Poulenc's piano music spans the period 1916-

3.

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

.

contrapuntal devices.

Mercurio

unpretentiousness,

that Liszt constructs the whole of his

piece.

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,

.

1959.

this material and nothing else whatsoever

1896 and comes just before the second sonata (Sonata-Fantasy) Op. 19. It is a billiant concert

century

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.

Liszt (1811-1886)

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-

Program notes by

lirst

Warren

Thomson

O

1996

a

wide range

devices.


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makers are continuing to improve the Today piano However the improvements of instruments they produce. n t etwentieth century encompass far more than the added tuning stability, and the revision of scaling, of

touch

and

the soon to be released Australian- produced film "Shine"

tone.

divitalsampling technologies, are being combined with the These hybrid pianos have their genesis in the imagination oftechnicians and engineers in much the same player piano did

way the

some

80 years earlier.

Hybrid pianos are traditional acoustic pianos with

the addition of state-of-the-art

digital technology. Engineers and craftsmen now have the

extraordinary ability

to

performancesin "Phantom of the Opera". Some of the audience here today at the Sydney

traditional virtues of the acoustic piano.

International Piano Competition may have heard last year's performance of Stravinsky's "Les Noces" which used four Disklaviers. Originally conceived by Stravinsky for four player pianos, until the development of Disklavier it was not able to be successfully performed. We are all emotionally attached to the piano. It is an important part of our culture. It has been continually developed over the past centuries through the desire

combine

these diverse elemernts but it is for the pianist to employ them for artistic and educational benefit. Silencing the piano has been

of musicians who play it to stretch its performance capabilities.

an issue for many years which until recently w a s not

And so it is with these new instruments. They herald the century of fourth piano

successfully resolved. The new "Silent Piano" uses a combination of mechanical action and advanced electronics to achieve this end. In Silent

development and

it is instruments

such as the Disklavier and Silent Piano that have the ability to

Mode the "silent" rail stops the hammer millimetres from the

stretch our musical horizons.

string.

and technicians of Yamaha have provided pianists with the ability to attain to new musical horizons horizons that will be further

Like Christofori, the craftsmen

Four optical fibres

measure and Via

precisely

the duration

velocity of every key stroke. headphones the pianist hears themself playing on digitally recorded concert The grand. Silent Piano is with popular pianists who

-

a

don't want

Traditional craftsmanship is at the heart of every Yamaha piano, making them the

world's best selling piano

to

explored All

in the years to

lovers

of

come.

piano

music

together with all at Yamaha share in the excitement of these

ahilromise traditional acoustic touch and feel for the new developments. Not only does Yamaha show the ts ability

to

play whatever the time of day

or

commitment to the future of the

night.

he other piano hybrid is the Disklavier and in concept it owes much to the player piano of an earlier age.

LOmbined with the optical and laser technologies found in he

Silent Piano" the Disklavier adds computer-like Orage and reproduction capabilities, just as its name suggests. he

Disklavier fulfils

of roles.

variety nstrument capable of providing entertainment ame way the earlier Duo Art, Welte and a

as

did in bringing music struments there is no pianist. Unlike its

to

the home

It in

is an

mue

Ampico

even when

forebears the Disklavier through

its

piano through

Disklavier and Silent Piano but through its continua acoustic

instruments.

development of traditional the heart of Traditional craftsmanship however is still at refine the to artisans continuing every Yamaha piano, its

of touch and tone. Yamaha continues to technicians advance the craftsmanship and skills of piano the world through extensive training at the throughout Hamamatsu. Piano Technical Academy in of Pianists also benefit through Yamaha sponsorship International the Sydney including piano performance, Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition and the

essential

qualities

Piano Competition.


Leading Australian Composers Talk About Their Music Sponsored by the Australasian Performing Right Association ADMISSION FREE

Wednesdav i0 july

i0am

Peter Sculthorpe The piano music of Peter Sculthorpe

11.30am

Thursday 11 luly

10am 11.30 am

Friday 12 luly

10am -11.30am

Carl Vine Carl Vine: Piano Sonata"

Nigel Butterley Bcing a composer

in Australia 1956

1996"

All in the oseph Post Auditorium. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

PETER SCuLTHORPE

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

Peter Sculthorpe and at \Vadham

was

College. Oxford;

Certainly he

throughout the world.

CARL VINE some twenty Carl Vine occupies a unique place in Australia's musical lite. The catalogue of his music includes and chamber works for dance. music íor film and theatre, electronic music and numerous solo instrumental six symphonies to his credit works. More recently he has emerged as a composer of major orchestral works, with

and more on the way. His works are among the most widely pertormed in Australia and may be heard around

the world. Many are available on commercial recordings. (1985) for his most acclaimed scores are Poppyy (1978) for the Sydney Dance Company. Elegy Amongst Flederman, Cafe Concertino (1984) for the Australia Ensemble and Legend (1988) for the \West Australian Ballet

Company. Forthcoming

commissions include concerti for Oboe and for Piano,

a

Fourth

String Quartet and

continuing work for film and television.

NIGEL BUTTERLEY of Laudes at the 1964 Adelaide Festival in 1935. The first was born in established him as one of the leaders ot the then 'new wave composers in Australia. Two years later his

Nigel Butterley

performance

Sydney

choral work In the radiophonic His output includes the opera

Heud the Fire

was

awarded the

prestigious

Italia Prize.

Lawrence Hargrave lying Alone. several major orchestral works (three ot them

available on ABC Classics CD +46 478-2), and four string quartets. Notable vocal works include The Woven

Light (soprano and orchestra. 1994). liRC a Bugle tor unaccompanied choir.

the

Whitman cycle Sometimes With One

TLove

and There Came

a

Wind

As a pianist Nigel Butterley is known particularly for períormances of Messiaen's Visions of the Amen and Cage s

Sonatas and Interludes (recorded on Tall Poppies TPO25). In 1991 an Australian Artists Creative Fellowship enabled him to retire from the position of Senior Lecturer in

the Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle.


Compctition Dian

EAIING

3

RECITAL

July

8

pm Sydney Conscrvatorium of Music by Olivier Cazal

GALA O P

STAGE 1&I

ydney

Conservatorium

All

to cach

Competitors

and

Saturday 6

July

Toomas Vana

Mikhail Yanovitsky Timothy Young Marta Zabaleta

Ozgur Aydin Yurij Bogdanov Friday 5 July and Sunday 7 July

Cristiano Burato

Ping Gao

Wei-Ting Chen

Dmitry Cirigortsevich

Roberto Cominati

Stephen Ham

Michele D'Ambrosio

Jungwon Jin

Ingo Dannhorn

Tanel loamets

Miranda Deliallisi

Karel Kosarek

Gustavo Diaz-Jerez

Mark Kruger

2.00 pm

.30 a m

Gabor Rozsa

David Louie

Olga Samossoueva Damien Scott

Ory Shihor

Konstantin Masliouk Lorraine Min

Adriana Silva

Leonel Morales

Giampaolo Stuani Yuki Takao

Danaë o'Callaghan Edward Park

STAGE

7.15pm Ming Fong

Nikolaos Laaris

Anne Louise-Turgeon

ded

Sydney

recitals

Guido Bottaro

Maric Tsunoda

Adam Alcksander (\Vegrzynek)

SCX.

two 20-minute

2.00 pm

9.30 am Thursday 4 July

play

Sergei Tarasov

Conservatorium

20 Competitors

to

each

play a

40-minute

recital

QUARTER FINALS

9.30 am

2.00 pm

Tuesday 9 July

9.30 am

2.00 pm

STAGE IV

Sydney

Monday 8 July

Conservatorium

12

Competitors

to

each

play a

.15 pm

50-minute

recital and

one

violin

or

cello

sonata

SEMI- FINALS

Wednesday 10 July 10.00-11.30 am Talk by Proí Peter Sculthorpe.* 6.00 pm

12.00 noon Thursday 11 July

10.00-11.30 am Talk by Carl Vine.*

Friday 12 July

10.00-11.30 am Talk by Nigel Butterley."

6.00 pmn

12.00 noon

6.00 pm 12.00 noon Chamber musicians: Violin - Charmian Gadd, Tony Gault, Semyon Kobets. Cello- Georg Pedersen Talks sponsored by the Australasian Performing Right Association

STAGE V

al

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

FINALS

6 Competitors to each play two concertos with orchestra

Tuesday 16 July

8.00 pm

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by En Shao three pianists/three Mozart concertos

Wednesday 17 July 8.00 pm Friday 19 July 8.00 pm

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, as above

Sydney Symphony Orhcestra

conducted

by

Edvard Tchivzhel

three pianists/three 19th- or 20th-century concertos

Saturday 20 July

Sponsored by Dr Michael Kennedy 2.30 pm

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, as above In association with Peter Weiss AM

FINALISTS' AWARDS

Saturday 20 July

AND

RECITALS

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall 7.30 pm 8.00 pm

Presentation of Awards Recitals by the six finalists

Sma ETiON S BROADCAST LIVE THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA ON ABC CLASSIC FM Smoking is pro the Conservatorium. Unauthorised recordings and the taking of photographs are strictly forbidden No one c a v e the Verbrugghen Hall except in the pauses between Competitors' performances 3

throughout thecompettio


SEMINAR FOR AUSTRALIAN PIANISTS July 22 26 St Lawrence Arts Centre

505 Pitt St Sydney sponsored by

YAMAHA MUSIC AuSTRALIA PTY. LTD. and incorporating

THE CLAIRE DAN SCHOLARSHIP OF $15,000 ADMISSION FREE

(Recitals and Public Master Classes)

Monday 22 July

Tuesday 23 July

9.30- 12.30 2.00 4.30

4 Private Master Classes Public Master Class Pnina Salzman

6.00

Concert of Australian Music

8.00

9.30 - 12.30

2.00

4.30

6.00 7.00

3 Private Master Classes

Public Master Class Edvard Tchivzhel

Recital Alexander Jenner

Wednesday 24 July

9.30- 12.30

3 Private Master Classes

2.00 - 4.30

Public Master Classes

Alexander Jenner Thursday 25 July

9.30 - 12.30 2.00 4.30

3 Private Master Classes Public Master Class Gyorgy Nador

6.00 7.00

Recital

Pnina Salzman Friday 26 July

9.30- 12.30

3 Private Master Classes

6.00 - 7.30

Selected Participants Recital and announcement of Claire Dan

Scholarship Winner


Competitors

MARIE

TOOMAS VANA

ADAM ALEKSANDER (WEGRZYNEK)

ESTONIA

CANADA

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

TSUNODA

IAPAN

5.0.08Yanaguchi, lapan

Tsunoda

Marie

Universiry ol

at the and Music

studied

Arts

Fine

National

in Tokyo

Haruo Kometani

and MA With receiving a BA awardca prizes in competitions while she was chamber music) in lapan.

(piano and

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.

Germany,

and Lithuania.

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

Awards

1988

Poland.

Tallinn National Piano

Ist prize

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

studying

1992

International Piano Competition G.B. Viotti, Vercelli.

Diploma

Festival, Canada.

2nd prize

5th International Brahms

Competition, Hamburg. 1995

Ist prize &

Television and Radio and performed

countries in

Europe,

South America.

Chopin Society

Awards

audience prize Competition, Hannover.

1995

Semi-Finalist

International Piano Elisabeth, Brussels.

PROGRAM

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 6 Sonata L465

Chopin

Scarlatti Liszt

Apres une lecture de Dante

STAGE II

RECITAL

d'Anacapr Debussy

NIavierstücke Op 119 No 1 'Intermezzo' Brahms

Sonata No 1 Op 22

STAGE I1I RECITAL

Ginastera

Sonata Hob XV/52 in E* Major Rain Tree Sketch (1982) Alborada del gracioso from 'Miroirs' Sonata No 5 Op 53

RECITAL Sonata

Op

SEMI 101 in A

Major

Polonaise-Fantasie Op 61

Major

in A

STAGE V

Major

Takemitsu Ravel

Scriabin

Beethoven

Chopin

Prokofiev

Franck

STAGE II

Schumann Liszt "Feux follets'

Haydn Ligeti Liszt

Spanish Rhapsody STAGE IV

1

in d minor Op 11 in e minor

Concerto Op 23 in b" minor

Moza

art

Chopin

RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book II No 7 terrasse

des

audiences

du clair de lune'

Liszi

Ginastera

STAGE III

QUARTER FINALs

Sonata ISt mvt

STAGE IV

RECITAL Sonata Op 2 No 3 in C Major CHAMBER MUSIC

STAGE V

TchaikowSky

Havdn Szymanowski

Chopin Vine

SEMI FINALS

Violin sonata in A Major Mozart

Scriabin

Etude Op 8 No 10

Pictures at an Exhibition

Brahms

ebussy

Chopin

Fantasy Op 49 in Í minor

Polonaise Op 53 in A* Major Beethoven

FINALS

Concerto KV503 in C' Major

SzymanoWSki LISzt

RECITAL

RECITAL

STAGE V

Rachmaninov

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

SEMI FINALS

Sonata No | Op 22

Barcelona, Spain Paris, France Palm Beach, Florida, uSA

PROGRAM

La

QUARTER FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Concerto KV466 No

Study No 5

Transcendental

C minor Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

TWO CONCERTOS Conc

Allegro Op 8

Study 'Fanlares

Haydn

CHAMBER MUSIC

Violin sonata

RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book I No 10 'La cathédrale engloutie'

Sonata Hob XVI/49 in E' Major

FINALS

Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B

Mozart Prokofiev

RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

IV

Chopin

Debussy

Prelude Book I No 5 'Les collines

STAGE

RECITAL Etude Op 10 No 1 Capriccio KV385 Sarcasms Op 17

STAGE I1

PROGRAM

Salerno, Italy

Ist prize 2nd prize 3rd prize 4th prize

Competition Queen

in many

Canada, the LInited States and

Beethoven

MoussorgSky

Franck

FINALS

T W O CONCERTOS

Concerto KV503 in C Major in b° minor Concerto No 1 Op 23

Mozart Tchaikowsky


MIKHAIL YANOVITSKY RUssiA. UISA

5.2.65 Leningrad. Russia

TIMOTHY YOUNG

MARTA ZABALETA

AUSTRAIA

SPAIN

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

991

Winner

1993

Winner

Aaron and Irene

1994

Grand Prize

Diamond Soloist Prize Pro Piano Competition,

2nd prize

Pontoise Young Artists Competition, France

Ist prize

Miriam Klausner Competition, New York

PROGRAM

STAGE I

RECITAL

Transcendental Study No 12 'Chasse neige'Liszt

Schubert

Impromplu Op 90No 3

Schoenberg

Three Pieces Op 11 STAGE II

RECITAL

Prélude Book II No 12 'Feux d'artifice' Debussy

Chopin

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.

Scriabin

Mozart Gubaidullina

Chaconne Sonata No 3 Op 23 in ' minor

Scarbo from 'Gaspard de la nuit Toccata Op 11

Scriabin

Schubern

3rd prize

1990

3rd prize

Awards

1992

Ist prize

1992

2nd prize

(Italian Radio)

Prokofiev Brahms

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.

Winner

National and Intemational Competitions including Terzo, Busalla, Tortona and Finale Ligure.

Best Spanish pianist, Santander International Piano Competition,

Spain.

Pilar Bayona

Competition, Zaragoza,

PROGRAM

Spain.

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

Prokofiev Ravel

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'

Debussy

STAGE II

Liszt

Scarlatti

Bartok

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

Mozart Brahms

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

RECITAL

Prélude Book II No 3 'La puerto del vino'

Sonatas K27 and K492

QUARTER FINALS Ha

Hindemith

Butterley

Beethoven Ravel Beethoven

Ravel

CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor

wards 1989

SEMI FINALS

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.

QUARTER FINALS

RECITAL Sonata KV3 10 in a minor

STAGE IV

Marta Zabaleta began music studies at a young age at the San Sebastian Conservatoire and

International Piano

New York

1994

Timothy Young was born in Gippsland, Australia and began studying piano at the age ot 7.

Mozart Ravel

Suggestion Diabolique Op 4, No

Scarlatti

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

Albeniz

Malaga

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

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV459 in F Major Concerto No I in d minor

Mozart Brahms


(GUIDO BOTTARO

YURI BOGDANOV 0ZGUR

ITAY

RUSSIA

AYDIN

TIRKIY. US1

11.2.68CGenoa, Italy

2.2.72 MoSCOW, Russia 40.72Colorado. US.

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Colarado

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HC

Turkev.

in

in

Am

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boulder.

slarted

playing

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Sialc

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entered

when he

Ankara in

in

and g r a d u a t e d

3ailabie

prizes

Us

and Consen.aton

Turkish

1991.

won

Ankara at the the Eighth o1 prize

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to a

won

also

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in 1988.

l'ianoLompetitiON

Nation.al

him in

him and

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Aatin

Peter

in 100

Semra Kartal

teacher

Wlh his

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He was

tngland.

agreed awarded

with

scholarship

Diploma

to a

and

cOuncil britisn of Music College irom the Royal raduated A d v a n c e d Studies in 1993. wOrk

bu

piano in

by the

with

awarded

him

Artobolevskaya. At

tamous teacher A.D.

Central he entered the School at

High Special

State

Moscow

studied in the

class

the the

seven

Musical

Conservatoire

and

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

1994 Yuri

concert

solo

a

performed

his Diploma at Guido Botlaro gained nineteen. 1987 at the age of in Conservatory In He

Superieur gained the Diploma Normale in P'aris.

he

1993

d'Execution

studied

Lugano, in

in

studying

the

with

Halina

German

In 1003 to full scholarship

a

Hochschule

tur

continue in

Musik

his

studies

Hannover

at

the

at the

Awards Treviso International Piano

Finalist Competition.

Dortmund,

Semi-finalist

PROGRAM

STAGE I

Competition Fourth International

1993

2nd prize

Competition F. Schubert,

of

the

Competition

Göttinger Chopin Competition.

International

Mendelssohn

EtudeTableau Op 39

No9

iszt

Rachmaninov Bethoven

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

Debussy

STAGE II

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

Liszt Liszt

STAGE V

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS COncert

K

A00

A

Debussy

Prelude

Op 31 inb

STAGE II

Bach

Chopin

RECITAL

QUARTER

Debussy Mendelssohn

Carnaval Op 9 Utering joyous LeaveCS

Schubert

Mozart Schumann

IV

Op

147

in B Major

CHAMBER MUSIC

Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V

Concerto KV488 in A Major Concerto No I in E" Major

Berio Schubert

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL Waldstein'

in C Major

Sonata

Op 53

Sonata

b° minor No 2 Op 35 in 25 No 8 10 No 8, Op

Op

CHAMBER MUSIC

Violin sonata Op 47 'Kreutzer

Beethoven

Chopin

Chopin Beethoven

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

Schubert Moussorgsky

Franck

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

Mozart

Butterley

Schubert-L.iszt

Chopin

STAGE

STAGE V

Pictures at an Exhibition

Schubert-Liszt

Erden Klavier

Etudes

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

FINALS

Medtner

FINALS

RECITAL Sonata KV576 in D Major

IV

QUARTER

RECITAL Sonata KV311 in D Major

vu

Sonate Tragique Op

STAGE

Prokofiev

minor Sonata D784 in a

Book I No 7 'Ce qu'a

III

III

STAGE

minor

le vent d'ouest Rondo Capriccioso Andante and 39 No 5

STAGE

Bach-Busoni

Liszt

II No 23 & Fugue Book

Sonata D575

CHAMBER Music Cello sonata Op 65

RECITAL

in c minor

Szymanowski QUARTER FINALS

n Rève

'Danseuses

Toccata Op 11

STAGE I

Pr lude

Masques Op 34 No 2 Tantris tne Butfoon

Book I No 1

Chaconne in D Major

Gnomenreigen

in B Major Scherzo No 2

d Anacapri Préludes Op 13 No 6. Op 11 No 14,

STAGE II RECITAL

de Delphes

'Ricordanza'

bagatelles COp 119 NosI-5

Liszt

Chopin

Piano

in Hamburg.

Pr lude

RECITAL

Study No 9

Rachmaninov

Op

Etude Op 10 No I

Dortmund. Laureate

1994

International

RECITAL

39 No 5 Etude Tableau de LDante une lecture

Apres

PROGRAM

Transcendental

Masters Competition,

International Piano

Competition. Weimar.

PROGRAM STAGE I

Genoa.

Bogdanov

J.S. Bach, Leipzig

International Liszt

Special prize

of

Awards

3rd prize

International

1095

Ducale

Germany.

1992

GPA Dublin Piano Competition andd

3rd

Vigne. He is currently

Accademia

Monte Carlo.

Awards 004

Delle

in

Czerny-Steianska Magaloff and in

Nikita

with

Protessor hdrl-Heinz Aammerling

Semi-finalist

with

Geneva

GOVernment

the

Ecole

Irom

Paris with Aquiles

1987 with A. Nasedkin.

States

in

and at born in Moscoiw Irom to lake lessons

Yuri Bogdanov was four began age of

Mozart Liszt

KV4o7 in C AMujor Concerto No I in E" NMajor Concerto

Mozart iSZt


ROBERTO COMINATI

WEI-TING CHEN TAIWAN

CRISTIANO BURATO ALY

A

ITALY

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.

He has

Tecoraed on CD the 1st and the 3rd Beethoven Concert0s with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra and is recording another CD of

17.11.69Naples. Italy

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

Course.

have been plaved in recitals.

In 1995 she was awarded the Degree of Master

Awards

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

1St prize

International Competition Alfred Casella. Naples.

1993

Ist prize

Intemational Competition Ferruccio Busoni.

Manv National Awards. st prize

2nd prize Srd pnze

Semi-tinalist

Rachmaninov International Competition. Morcone Rina Sala Gallo, Monza F.P.

Neglia. Enna. G.B. Viotti. V'ercelli Paloma O'Shea International

PROGRAM

Bolzano.

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 6 Sonata No 2 0p 19 in g5 minor

Scriabin

Sonata K44

Scarlati

Chopin

Piano Competition. Santander,

STAGE II RECITAL

Spain.

Prélude Book II No 12 Feux d'artifice' Debussy

Rigoletto Paraphrase

PROGRAM STAGE I

Rondeau

Green Way No 3

RECITAL

Transcendental Etude No 10

Ballade No 2 Op 38 in F Major

Suite Op

Liszt

Chopin

Bartok

Sonatina

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

Debussy Ravel

Albeniz

Sonata KV576 in D Major

STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 109 in E Major Symphonic Etudes Op 13

Mozart Butterley Schubert

Chopin Franck

Mozart

Chopin

Mozart

M.S.Chen

Chopin

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

Rachmaninov

Debussy Granados

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

STAGE II

Debussy Scriabin

lbeniz

QUARTER FINALS

RECITAL

Sonata KV330 in C Major Beethoven Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC

STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV488 in A Major Beethoven

Messiaen Ireland

QUARTER FINALS

Nocturnes No l and No2 Ballade No 4 Op 52 in Í minor

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 5 Les collines

d Anacapr

STAGE III RECITAL

VerdiLiszt

PROGRAM

Brahms

Sonata Op 3o No 2 in b minor Sonata 2nd mvt

STAGE IV RECITAL

Mozart Rachmaninov

Vine

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 28 Pastoral' in D Major Preludes Op 28 Nos 1 -8

Beethoven

Carnaval Op 9

Schumann

Chopin

Mozart

hopin

CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata

Debussy

STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Mozart Concerto KV595 in B Major Op 30 in d minor Rachmaninv

ConcertoNo3


INGO DANNHORN MICHELE

GERMANY

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

D'AMBROSIO

ITALY

20.10.68 Rome, Italy

D'Ambrosio

Micheie irom the n

graduated

Conservatorum

with

honours

oi Music Santa Cecilia

Kome.

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

Ist prize

International Steinway

Competitions, Salzburg

Ducale or Genoa.

and Vienna.

He

has

given

concerts in

ltaly

and abroad,

both

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

piano

reading

1993

3rd prize

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

1994

3rd prize

conservatorium of music in Italy.

Awards

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

Awards 1988

the age of six at the Artistic School in Tirana.

1994

lst prize

Ettlingen International Piano Competition. Rassegna Internationale

Delle Vigne. She has given recitals in Albania and Italy including duo recitals with violin.

Citta di Pinerolo

Awards

Prizes in International Piano Competition Marsala and others.

1993

PROGRAM PROGRAM

STAGEI

RECITAL

Transcendental Etude No 5 'Feux follets' Liszt Sonata Op 57 'Appassionata Ist mvt ini minor Beethoven

Ballade No 2 Op 10

Brahms

STAGE 11

RECITAL Prélude Book 1 No 10 'La cathédral

engloutie

Prelude and Fugue BookI No 16 n minor

Préludes Op 28 Nos 19 - 24

STAGE I1 RECITAL

Debussy Bach

Chopin

QUARTER FINALS

onata Op 26 No 2 in f" minor Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B' Major Sonata 2nd mvi

Clementi Prokofiev Vine

STAGE

IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 111 in c minor Sonata No 2

Op

35 in b' minor

CHAMBER Violin sonataMUSIC in A

STAGE V

Major FINALS

Beethoven Chopin Franck

TWO CONCERTOS

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

Chopin

Sonata KV281 in B' Major

Mozart

in C" Major

Bach

RECITAL Prélude Book I No 5 'Les collines

STAGE II

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

Beethoven Liszt

RECITAL Prelude Book I No 5 'Les collines

STAGE II

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

Beethoven

ebussy Bach Seriabin

QUARTER FINALS

RECITAL

Haydn Chopin Zadeja

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

CHAMBER MUSIC

Chopin

Prokofiev Brahms

Sonata Op 109 in E Major Sonata No 2 Op 19 in g" minor

Beethoven Scriabin

CHAMBER MUSIC

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

Brahms

Mozart

Beethoven

STAGE V

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

Mozart

Concerto KV503 in C' Major Concerto No 1 Op I1 in e minor

Schumann

39

Mozart

Chopin


GUSTAVO DIAZ-JEREZ

MING FONG

AIN

27.2.70 Tenerite. Spain

1987 he has been

a

pupil

of

Prof.

Solomon A1ikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he has gained a Bachelor and a Masters Degree. Currently he

is

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

with

conductors

including

Stanislaw

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.

Awards

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

Mozart Ravel

Butterley

1994

Finalist

Young Keyboard Artists VIl Jose Iturbi

4th prize

International Piano

Naftziger Young Artists'

Competition, Spain

Competition.

1995

Pro Musicus International Competition.

2nd Prize & Award for the Best

Performance of Leo Sowerby's Piano

Sonata Grace Welsch Competition,

PROGRAM Liszt Haydn Ravel

deJune

Debussy

Waldesrauschen

Liszt Liszt Scriabin

Gnomenreigen

Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F# Major

Sonata Hob XVI/48 in C Major Haydn Three Movements from 'Petrouchka' Stravinsky Barber Ballade (1977)

Liszt

Franck

Mozart Bartok

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

Rachmaninov

Schubert

Moussorgsky Beethoven

Debussy

interrompue' Impromptus Op 90 Nos 3 & 4 Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F* Major

Schubert Scriabin

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Hob XVI/23 in F Major Autumn \Wilderness

Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B° Major

Haydn Giad Wei-jie Prokotiev

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No T in e minor Sonata in b minor CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor STAGE V

Mozart Liszt

Soler Liszt

RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book I No 9 'La sérénade

STAGE IV

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 120 in A Major

RECITAL

Etude Tableau Op 39 No 1

STAGE II RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

RECITAL Beethoven

STAGE 1

Sonata in D Major Ballade No 2 in b minor

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book 1I No 7 La terrasse des audiences du clair

STAGE IVv

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV406 in d minor Concerto No 2

1st prize

1992

RECITAL

Sonala in b minor

STAGE V

1990

STAGE III

FINALS

SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 2 No 3 in C Major

First Beijing International

6th prize

Competition, USA.

Liszt

Prokofiev

Sonata KV310 in a minor

1991

Competition.

RECITAL STAGEI Paganini Etude No 6 Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E Major Ist mvt Toccata irom 'Le tombeau de Couperin'

Debussy

Gaspard de la nuit Utering Joyous Leaves

Awards

Chicago.

RECITAL STAGEI Transcendental Study No 8 'Wilde Jagd'

QUARTEI

He has performed with various orchestras, including the Valencia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Beijing Central Symphony Orchestra.

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

STAGE II

Lyras at Butler University, Indiana, u.s.A.

Edmunds & Thelma

IBLA Internatinal

Competition, Italy.

RECITAL

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

International Piano

1990 Grand prize Awards

L.Isle joyeuse

In 1994 he participated in the Master Class series in the Gilmore International Piano

Piano Competition.

School of Music and Bordeaux, France.

2nd prize

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

1993

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

CHINA

Beethoven

LiSZt

Brahms

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No 2 Op 21 in I minor

Mozart

Chopin


DMITRY GRI70|

JUNGWON JIN

CANADA

RUSSIA

KOREA

13.072Vladivostok. Russia

Dmitnv

Schaol

igOrisCVIch

Cnfered

in in Mostow

ioS

7.10.73 Toronto, Canada

the Central Music

In the

class of Prof.

A. Naseikin

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

orchestras,

Awards

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.

1st prize

PROGRAM

Scarlatti Prokofiev

Suggestion Diabolique Op 4 No 4 STAGE I1 le vent d'ouest

Debussy

Paganini Etude No 2 Prelude & Fugue Op 87 in BMajor Etudes Op 10 Nol, Op 25 No 7

STAGE II

Liszt

Shostakovich

Chopin

QUARTER FINALS

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

53

STAGEI

RECITAL

Etude Op 10 No 4 Sonata L21 in E Major

32 No 13

Berg

Sonata Opl

V1olin sonata Op 108 in d minor

Debussy

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

1Op

23 in b' minor

Aberdeen Young International Chamber Competition

2nd Prize

Bergen Philharmonic Competition (wice).

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 33 No 6 Images Book I Sonata L23 in E Major

STAGE V

Scarlatti

RECITAL

STAGE II

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV491 in c minor

Debussy

Preludes Op 23 No 6 in E* Major and

Franck

Op 32 No 5 in G Major Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue

Hamelin

STAGE III

Rachmaninov

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

Bach

QUARTER FINALS

Haydn Brahms H StevensS

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

Beethoven

Sonata Op l10 in A* Major

Beethoven

Fantasie Op 17

Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC

Debussy

Cello sonata Mozart

Prokofiev

STAGE V

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV467 in C Major Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G Major Mozart

Debussy

Haydn

FINALS

Concerto No 3 Op 20 in C Major

Tchaikowsky

Rachmaninov

La terrasse des audiences du

Rachmaninov

TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV453 in G Major

Winner

Winner

clair de lune

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

Beethoven

Brahms

Gina Bachauer Competition at Juillard School of Music Westchester County Competition

Prélude Book II No 7

Schumann

STAGE V FINALS OnCerto No

RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book 1 No 2 'Voiles'

in B Major Gaspard de la nuit

CHAMBER MuSIC

Winner

Chopin

Scarlatti

Waldstein'

Sonata Op 22 in g minor Prélude

Op

Liszt

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

Sonata Op

National Canadian

RECITAL

Prélude Book I No 7 'Ce qu'a vu

were broadcast on radio station WQXR New

York City and KBS Television in Korea. Awards

PROGRAM Rachmaninov

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.

1993

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

Portugal.

STAGE

14.12.67 Seoul. Korea

Mozart

Beethoven


TANEL 1OAMETS ESTONIA

KAREL KOSAREK CZECHOSLOVAKIA

MARK KRUGER

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.

Academy

AuSTRALJA

He

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

group "ExtemporizerS"

He recorded the Symphonic Etudes of Schumann for Czechoslovakia Radio, Bratislava in September 1991. That same year he was

Awards 1993

2nd prize

3rd prize

Estonian National Piano

Competition 1995

Finalist

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

London.

University in Dallas with Dr. Harris Crohn and J0aquin Achucarro, Artist in Residence.

He has given solo recitals in Australia and

Prize winner

1990

Winner

1992

Sonata No 9 Op 68 "Black Mass Nocturne Op 15 No1

STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata KV570 in B° Major

Ballade

STAGE IV

F. P. Neglia Competition in Enna, Italy. B. Smetana International

Debussy Scriabin

Chopin

Scriabin

SEMI FINALS

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

1992

Von Mickwitz Award for outstanding graduate pianist and Winner of the S.M.U. Concerto Competition.

Beethoven

Debussy Brahms

Mozart Ravel

STAGE I

RECITAL

Transcendental Study No 10 Sonata Hob XVV32 in b minor Sonata lst mvt

Liszt

Haydn Bartok

Mendelssohn Scriabin

STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata kV333 in B" Major Sonata No 2 Op 14 Uttering Joyous Leaves

Debussy

STAGE III QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 7 No 3 in g minor Sonata

Debussy Liszt Messiaen

Clementi Vine

Scherzo No 3 Op 39 inc' minor Prelude Op 9 No 1 for the left hand

Chopin Scriabin

LIS Zt

Martinu

STAGE IV RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata D784 in a minor

Mozart Prokofiev

Butterley Beethoven Barber Smetana

CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor

cheveux de lin'

Regard de lesprit de joie

Liszt

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

PROGRAM

Artists' Competition, Texas.

PROGRAM

RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No 1 in c minor

Corpus Christi

International Young

STAGEII RECITAL Prélude Book 1I No 8 'Ondine'

Piece from 1981 5 Preludes Op 74

Winner

Rachmaninov Shostakovich

d minor

Russia and has won a number of prestigious awards and scholarships in Australia.

Awards 1990

Competition Hradec, Kralove, Czechoslovakia.

Arvo Pärt

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

Competition 1994

Conservatoire with Prof. Valentina Kamenikova.

Brahms

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

Schubert Prokofiev

Brahms

Mozart Liszt


DAVID LOuIE

NIKOLAOS LAARIS

CANADA

ANNE LOUiSE-TURGEON ANADA

27.12.70 Prince George. British Columbia, Canada

10.3.67 Montreal. Canada

RETC

lo.7.70 Athens, Greece

pian0 Nikolaes laatis studied 01 Athens With

Conservatory

in

lanuary

Maria

his Diploma the Ballantine's his studies

oblained

and

hairegiongoU-SigaTa 1001. He was

the

at

oflered

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

Centre

Orchestra

of

Canada.

the

Gulbenkian Chamber Orchestra of Portugal and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Great Britain.

Anne

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

1988 1995

Prize-winner

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

PROGRAM RECITAL

EtudeTableau Op 39 No5 Sonata Op 54 in F Major

Rachmaninov

Beethoven

Litle Rhapsody (1988)

STAGE II

Koukos

RECITAL

Debussy

Prelude and Fugue Op 87 No 1 in C Major Op 87 No 2 in a minor Douze Notations

STAGE

III

RECITAL

QUARTER

Shostakovich Boulez FINALS

unata KV576 in D Major

pres

une

STAGE

lecture de Dante IN SEMI FINALS

Dragatakis Liszi

in c Sonata No 7 83 minor Op in B Major avane pour une infante de

funte

Op 108 in d minor STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV595 in B Major

oncerto No I Op

Competition. Spain.

Stones.

International Stepping

1989

15 in d minor

Beethoven Prokofiev

Mozart Sranms

Canadian Musie

Competition.

International Stepping 1995

Semi-finalist

Stones. Cleveland International

1995

st prize

Piano Competition. 9th International Schubert Competition tor

Piano Duos.

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 3 La puerta del vino' Scarbo from 'Gaspard de la nuit'

Debussy

Messiaen

Ravel

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op l0 No 12

Valdesrauschen STAGE III RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

Scherzo (1960)

Sonata Op 25 No 5 in f minor

Clementi

Impromptu D899 in G° Major

Schubert

STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sechs kleine Klavierstücke Op 19

LIgeti

Schoenberg Beethoven

CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major

engloutie'

Debussy

Impromptu Op 142 No I in t minor Schubert P'relude and Fugue Op S7 No 15 in D" Major Shostakovich STAGE II RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV333 in B Major

STAGE IV

Mozart Vine

hopin

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV459 in F NMajor Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor

Liszt

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 10 La cathedrale

Scherzo No2 Op 31 in b minor Franck

Chopin Laderman

Sonata 2nd mvt

Ravel

Brahms

2nd prize

PROGRAM

Sonata Op 10o 'Hammerklavier' in B' Major

RECITAL

Sonata Op 11)

CHAMBER MUSIC 1On sonatla

Competition.

o Etudes pour piano, ivre I (1985)

Mozart

Sonatina NoI (196))

Canadian Music

International Piano

Le loriot írom Catalogue d'oiseaux'

Prelude Book II No 5 Bruyeres

3rd prize

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.

STAGE I

Awards

Awards

Greek poetry competition.

Alozart

Rachmaninov

Sonata Op 22 in B° Nlajor antasien p Ilo

CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V

Beethoven Brahms

Franck

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV503 in C Major Concerto No 1 Op 1l in e minor

Mozart Chopin


KONSTANTIN MASLIOUK RUSSIA

LORRAINE MIN

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

V'oskressensky.

He has given recitals and taken part in Symphony and chamber music concerts in Russian towns and also

in

Slovenia and Serbia.

Belorussia, ltaly,

Lorraine Min began her studies at the age of five by the age of fourteen, she had completed her Associate Diploma from the Royal

and

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.

She is

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

Awards

Rachmaninov

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 5 'Bruyères' Sarcasms Op 17 'Perpetuum Mobile' in C Major STAGE III RECITAL

Rubinstein Liszt

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.

3rd prize

D'Angelo Young Artists

2nd prize &

Washington International

Pianistiques Musiciartis under the direction of

special prize

Piano Competition.

Aquiles Delle Vigne.

Finalist

Busoni International Piano Competition

1988

Ist prize

1993

Ist prize

1995

2nd prize

1995

Prize with

Debussy

1993

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

Butterley

Prokofiev

RECITAL

Etude Op 25 No 6

Chopin

Ballade No 2 in b minor

Liszt

Sonata L271 in G Major

Scarlatti

Schumann Scriabin

Franck

FINALS

d'Anacapri'

Sonata KV282 in E* Major Etude pour les chromatiques

'Fascinating Rhythm'

STAGE IV Mozart Brahms

Schumann

Schubert

GershwinWild

Beethoven

STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV488 in A Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major

Mozart

Prokofiev

Ravel

le vent d'ouest

STAGE III RECITALL

Debussy

Stravinsky

Rachmaninov

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV310 in a minor Preludio Mirambel No 6

Spanish Rhapsody Liszt

Chopin

Prlude Book I No 7 'Ce qu'a vu

Danza Russa trom Petrouchka'

Mozart Morel

Rachmaninov

RECITAL

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.

STAGEII

SEMI FINALS

'Embraceable you' and 'I got rhythm'

Distinction

Competition.

Debussy

Gershwin/Wild

Sonata D960 in B° Major

Jacinto & Inocenio Guerrero Foundation IV

Debussy Mozart

STAGE II QUARTER FINALS RECITALL Sonata KV281 in B* Major Etude de Sonorité No 2 Carnaval Op 9

Competition Portugal.

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

Schubert

Awards Vianna de Motta

International Piano

PROGRAM

TWO CONCERTOS

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

1990

1990

Prokofiev Weber

5.10.64 Havanna, Cuba

1989

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV281 in B Major

STAGE V

LEONEL MORALES SPAIN

CANADAN

STAGE IV SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op 101 in A Major

1Slamey

Sonata Op 26

Mozart Garcia-Abril Liszt

Beethoven Balakirev Barber

CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor

Brahms

STAGE V FINALS TVO CONCERTOS Concert0 KV466 in d minOr Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor

Rachmaninov

Mozart


DANAE

O'CALLAGHAN

EDWARD PARK AUSTRALIA

GABOR ROSZA HUNGARY

11.6.73 Seoul, Korea

4.7.66 Budapest, Hungary

DAAUSTRALIN

172 Melboume, Australia

commenced

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

Danac

Fulbright

studied concurrently

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

as

ireelance recitalist

a

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

minor

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

PROGRAM

third Degree in Accompanying the following

STAGE I

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

Liszt Scriabin

BWV869 inb minor STAGE II

Bach

RECITAL

uavierstucke Op 11 Nos I and 3

antasiestücke Op 12 'Warum'

Debussy Schoenberg

and in der

Nachr Schumann STAGE I1 QUARTER FINALS RECITAL

Sonata KV330 in C Sonata Ist mvt

Major

Vine

STAGE IV

Berg

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Major

Beethoven Webern

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

in C

Canberra School of Music.

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 12

Bartok Hess/Bach

Beethoven Schumann

RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book I No 4 Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir Mephisto Waltz No 1

Debussy

Sonata K141

Scarlatti

STAGE III

Liszt

QUARTER FINALS

RECITAL CHAMBER MUSIC

Debussy

Sonata KV281 in B* Major

Mozart

Pillanatkepek'

Kidosa Stravinskv

Petrouchka

STAGE V

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS Mozart Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No 1 Op 23 in b' minor Tchaikowsky

STAGE IV RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 90 in e minor Klavierstucke Op 1 18

Dance Suite CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonat.a Op o5 in g minor STAGE V

Debussy

Beethoven Brahms Bartok

Chopin

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOs

Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No I Op 23 in b° minor

Major

Chopin

Sonata Chorale

SEMI FINALS

Cello sonata

STAGE V FINALS

Prokofiev

Mozart

RECITAL

as a plano teacher and repetiteur. In 1995 hee was appointed as Lecturer in Keyboard at the

Brahms

Schedrin Tchaikowsky-Pletnev

Basso Ostinato Nutcracker STAGE IV

Debussy

QUARTER FINALS

Cello sonata

Mess1aen

Sonata Op 109 in E

STAGE III

Chopin

Mozart

remiere communion de la Vièrge No 11 rom 'Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus' Unala Op

Bach-Bussoni

Paganini Variations Op 35 Book Toccata Op 11 RECITAL Sonata KV332 in F Major

Prélude Book I No 6 'Des pas sur a neige

Liszt

Chorale-Prelude No5 Ballade No 1 Op 23 in g minor RECITAL STAGE II Prélude Book II No 5 'Bruyères'

RECITAL

Sonata No 9 Op 68 'Black Mass'

ECIITAL

La Campanella

PROGRAM

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

multi-media contexis.

Awards

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

incorporating

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

Mozart Bartok

15

Mozart Tch.aikowsky


ORY SHIHOR

DAMIEN SCOTT OLGA SAMOSSOUEVA

ISRAEL

AUSTRALI

TORUSSIA

o.4.72 Minsk. Belorussia

9.3.67 Tel Aviv, Israel

16.1.69 Sydney, Australia

Oga Samossoueva graduated Irom the pre

Damien

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.

Awards 1988

Prizewinner

Scott

studied

at

the

Sydney

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.

Belorussian Republic

Piano Competition.

He has received a number of awards and prizes

PROGRAM

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.

in Australia.

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

Awards

Liszt Prokofiev

Debussy

Liszt

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

Winner

STAGE I RECITAL

Vine

Beethoven

Prelude Op 32 No 3 Prelude Op 32 No 4 Arabesque Op 18

STAGE II

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 10 No 4 Klavierstücke D946/1

RECITAL Intermezzi Opl19 Nos I and 2

Debussy

Schubert

Scriabin

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 9 'La Sérénade

interrompue

Nocturne Op No 3 in B Major

Organ Prelude and Fugue B\WV532 in D Major

Haydn Beethoven Kos

Debussy

Brahms

Schubert

CHAMBER MUSIC Cello sonata

Symphonique Etudes Op 13 Etude No 1 for single hand ( 1994)

Debussy

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 V

Mozart Brahms

Debussy Chopin

Bach/Bussoni

STAGE IlI QUARTER FINALS RECITAL Sonata KV310 in a minor

STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto No 2 Op 83in B' Major

Chopin

Schubert

32 Variations WoO No 80 in c minor Beethoven

SEMI FINALS

Sonata D960 in B° Major

Prokofiev

Schumann

QUARTER FINALS

Six Bagatelles Op 126 Kolo Pour les notes répétées from Douze Etudes STAGE IV

Mozart

Rachmaninov Rachmaninov

Allegretto D915 in c minor Sonata No 5 Op 53

Brahms Beethoven

Chopin

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book II No 2 'Feuilles mortes'

RECITAL Sonata Hob XVI/36 in ct minor

Young Concert Artists' International

Competition.

Etude Op 25 No 10

Etude Tableau Op 39 No 7 Rachmaninov Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Sonata Ist mvt

1986

PROGRAM

Scarlatti

Beethoven

FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV459 in F Major Concerto No 5 Op 73 in E Major

Mozart

Beethoven


GIAMPAOLO STUANI

ADRIANA SILVA

YUKI TAKAO

ITALY

TALY

IAPAN

1.1.69 Abano Terme. Italy

10.5.65

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.

Carmen Gral-Adnet.

Awards 1989

Premio Venezia

1st prize

Competition. 1990

International Competition

3rd prize

Citta di Stresa -Premio Yamaha.

904

2nd prize

He has appeared as a concerto soloist and has

Vienna.

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 9 a Valse Las quejas o la Maja y el Kuisenor irom 'Goyescas

Rachmaninov Ravel

He

Ist prize

Bellini International Piano Competition

1991

5th prize

Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

1993

Ist prize

1993

2nd prize

A. Casella International Piano Competition Epinal International Piano Competition D. Ciani International Piano Competition Gina Bachauer International Piano

1993

3rd prize

1994

6th prize

1995

4th prize

1995

Ist prize

Cleveland International Piano Competition Scottish International Piano Competition

PROGRAM

e vent d'ouest

STAGE II

l'relude and Fugue Book I No 22

DebussyY

slamey

Bach Balakirev

in b' minor

RECITAL

Lesgynka STAGE III

Sonata KV311 Leai (1990)

Sonata Op 25 No 5 in f minor

Sonata No 2 Op IV STAGE RECITAL

Sonata Op

Sonata

in b

Major

2 in

minor

A Major

Berio

Liszt

in A

Franck

LOncerto Oncerto KV488 in A Major No 4

Op

58 in G

Majot

Rounds (1967) Sonata Op 26 in e' minor

Mozart

Beethoven

recitals in

Clementi Berio Barber

u.s.A..

Italy.

Beethoven

unior Piano Competition.

1991

Ist prize

5th All Japan Music

Competition. 1993

Gold medal and 3rd prize

(youngest finalist) Palma d'Oro, Finale

Ligure, Italy. 1994

Diploma

Tchaikowsky

International Piano

Competition, Moscow. PROGRAM

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 6 Sonata-Fantasy Op 19 Toccata Op ll

Rachmaninov Seriabin

Prokofiev

STAGE II RECITAL Prélude Book I No 10 'La cathédrale

engloutie' Improvisation Op

Debussy 8+ No 5

La Valse

Faure Ravel

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV457 in c minor

Mozart

Balakirev

Islamey

Vine

Sonata lst mvt STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 110 in A Major

CHAMBER MUSIC Brahms

17 No2 Sonata No l Op 22

Hexentanz Op

CHAMBER MUSIC Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V

STAGE V FINALS TWO CONCERTOS Mozart

Prokofiev

Beethoven Liszt

Funérailles

104 and 123 Three movements from 'Petrouchka' Stravinsky

47

3rd Kyushu-Yamaguchi

SEMI FINALS

Liszt

Concerto KV595 in B° Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major

Grand prize

RECITAL

Sonetti del Patrarca Nos 47,

Violin sonata Op 108 in d minor

1990

STAGE III

QUARTER FINALS

SEMI FINALS STAGE IVv RECITAL Sonata Op 109 in E Major

Beethoven

CHAMBER Violin sonataMuSIc Major STAGE FINALS TWO CONCERTOS

Debussy Chopin Liapunov

Brahms

SEMI FINALS 110 in

Rameau

RECITAL

Mozart

f minor

Rachmaninov Ravel

Prélude Book I No 2 'Voiles' Scherzo No 2 Op 31 in b" minor

STAGE II QUARTER FINALS RECITAL in D

given

Awards

Competition

STAGE

RECITAL Prélude Book I No 7 "Ce qu'a vu

has

periormed on radio and television in Japan.

1991

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 1 La Valse Gavotte variée

Granados

He has performed in Master Classes in Lucerne. Ravinia Festival, Chicago and schleswigHolstein Lübeck.

Switzerland, Germany and Poland and

Awards

Elena Rombro-

Stephanow Competition,

Yuki Takao has been a piano major student at the Musik Hochschule, Lübeck Germany with Prof. James Tocco since 1993.

MacDowel

Ginastera Franck

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV595 in B° Major Concerto No 2 in g minor

Mozart Prokofiev


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

8.00pm

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.

Awards 988

Ist prize

Prague Spring Festival intenational

1990

Liwing Cahy

Booking: Ticketek (02) 266 4800

Competition. 1989

Tickets: Full S20 Conc Sl5 (booking fees apply) or at the door

2nd prize

4th Intermational

Diploma

Competition. Spain. Tchaikowsky

SYDNEY CITY COUNCIL

International Piano Competition Moscow.

PROGRAM

STAGEI RECITAL Chopin

Etude Op 10 No 1

Variations on a theme by Pagannini Op 35 BookI Etude Tableau Op 39 No 5

Brahms

Rachmaninov

RECITAL Prélude Book II No 3 La puerto

STAGE II

Debussy

del v Ballade No 4 Op 52 in f minor

Chopin Liszt

La Campanella STAGE II

Mozarn Rachmaninov

Vine

Sonata 1st mv STAGE IV

supported byWoOLWORTHS LIMITED

QUARTER FINALS

RECITAL Sonata KV281 in B Major Sonata No 2 Op 36 in b' minor

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL Sonata OP 57 Appassionata in i minor Chaconne in d minor Mephisto Waltz No !

Beethoven Bach/Busoni Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC

Violin sonata in A Major STAGE V

Franck

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

Mozart Concerto KV491 in c minor Concerto No 1 Op 23 in b' minor Tchaikowsky


Priz

Prizcwinners

and a nd

s Jurics

u r s

1ious

Ph

1985 Jury Australia

/7lur

Aer H n n .

haimman

27/bnns Sir Remard Heinze

/ u u i gH o u m a n

USSR Australia West Germm.any

Phillipines USA

AASilag

Siwitzerkand LISI

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

Stetlana

NaasArdkan

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

Danicl Blumenthall

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

USA England

USSR uSA

Malaysia

Brazil USA

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

Hungary Australla

Kasuko Yasukawa

Prizewinners 1.Du Ning-Wu

Piers Lane

Jeno lando

Newspaper Prize for Best Australian Pianist Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

China

3. Thomas Duis

Istael

Switzerland Hungary Hungary

8. Rita Kinka

Australia USA

9. David Selig 10. Michacl Gurt

Italy

11. Luigi Ceci

Australia

12. Phillip Shovk

Eduardus Halim 1981)Jury Rex HobcroL, Chaiman

Claude Frank

Eileen loyce Andre-F. Marescorti

Frederick P'age

Australia

uSA

Switzerland

New Zealand

France

Abbey Simon

USA

Wiktor \Weinbaum

China Australia Poland

Roger Woodiward

Australia

Li Mingqiang

.Catherine Vickers

Canada

Hungary uSA

. David Owen Norris

England

7. Marc Raubenheimer

Patrick O'Byrne Martin Roscoe 10. Alec Chien 11. Edward Newman 12. Yves Rault

Special Prizewinners Daniel Blumenthal

ictor Sangiorglo

Israel

South Africa New Zealand

England USA uSA

France Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

David Owen Norris Musica Viva Special Prize PhilipShovk

Yamaha Music

Anthony Fogg

Edward Gordon

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

Bequest

Prize for Best

Accompanist

Australid Great Britain Australia USA R China

apan

John O'Connor

Ireland

Elizabeth Powell

Australia

Albrecht Roeseler

Germany

Spain

Joaquin Soriano Maurice Till rie Vardi Lev Vlassenko William Littler

New Zealand

Isracl Russia Canada

Prizewinners 1. Xiang-Dong Kong

China

2. Olivier Cazal

France

Australia

5. Anna Malikova

Australia Japan Russia

England

6. Vitali Samoshko

(Ukraine)

4. Hiroshi Arimori

France China

West Germany USA Australia

Japan

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

Dlivier Cazal

Italy

Olivier Cazal

Indonesia USA

uSSR Australia Israel

Mathias Kirshnereit

Xiang-Dong Kong

USSR Australia Israel

12. Adrienne Krausz

Hungary

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

Austria

10. Victor Sangiorgio 11. Asaf Zohar

Israel

Germany

Italy

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

Canada

. 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

Australia/Uk

Cecile Ousset

Gordon \Watson

Cladan Cultural

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

Indonesla

4. Eduardus Halim 5. Arnan Weisel 6. Ueli Wiget 7. Istvan Gulyas

Thomas Duis

Hephzibah Menuhin Memorlal

West Germany West Germany

2. Bemd Glemser

Special Prizewinners

The Australian

Phillip Shovk

Japan

13. i e s Lane

Special Prizewinners

Speclal Prizewinners

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,

Xiang-Dong Kong

Chicago, Music Awards

for Best Pertormance oO a Stage lIl Contemporary Work

Robert Muczynsky

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

SYDNEY SYMPHONY

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.

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acceieraied

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

periormance

Austualiz

Tne Sváney

Svmphony has been incorporated as

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a subsidiary company of the Australian

Broaácasting Corporatíon, with its own Board of Directors. The Board will be working to increase the level of involvement and support for the

Sydney Symphony throughout

the

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,

a

national audience

performances

throughout the year. The Orchestra alsoregularly gains national and intermational exposure through ts growing list of

released on the The Sydney

ABC Classics

label.

recordings

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.

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David jackson Mary MeV anish Leonid Volovelskv ustine Wickham Heidi von bernevitz Paul Mcfillan

David Schneideman belinda Williams

CELLOS Latnenine Hewgill P@ Paticia Mendelow AP

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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

with

Liverpooj orchestras

made

Symphony

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

n

Shao is

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

the

Hungarian

Television

International

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.

enjoys

success

Royal

last

in

Philharmonic. P'hilharmonic.

Symphony

Philharmonic.

United

the

Shao

States and Canada withappeared in the orchestras such Colorado, Toront0 and

Vancouver

symphonies.

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

conduct and

fourth ABC

tour, En Shao will

Tasmanian, Melbourne, Queensland symphony orchestras.

Interpretation is everything. The Sydney Morning Herald 54

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year

Philhatm atmonic

.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

conducted

as

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

his ILondon

Adelaide


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documentaries, vidcos and film

in

regularly

productions,

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.

ot man

and imuch

subscription

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and tours to TSO teaches

the TSO

played

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

mportant

a

it

operational costs, supplemented

by tunding from the local councils and

Tasmanian Crovernment

extremely gratelul corporate sponsorship. it Principal asmania's to our

Hydro, and

ontinued sponsorship.

to the

for their

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra David Porcelijn Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Barbara Jane Gilby -

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COncertmaster

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Conertmd

VIOLA lanet Rutheríord* Rodney McDonald

Michael Mluldoon

Phillip Taylor Nara Dennis

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CELLO Sue-Ellen Paulsen* Ivan lames

Brett Rutheríord

Brendon Conroy n

Malkolm

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DOUBLE BASS Stephen Martin* Caroline Brenchley Michael Fortescue

FLUTES Douglas Mackie*

OBOES loseph Ortuso*

Alan Greenlees

CLARINETS Duncan Abercromby*

Christopher Waller BASSOONs Lisa Storchheim*

John Panckridge HORNS Frits Harmsen" Doris Grant

TRUMPETS Bruce Lamont

TIMPANY Duncan Catanach

MANAGEMENT

Julie Warn General Manager Siobhan Lenihan

Orchestral Resources Manager Colin Norris Accountant

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Compctition Rules the

this

Eligibility The oth oompetition is open lo pianists ot any

nationality

bom

after 20 luly 10o4 and

on or

no

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.

Competition Stages

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

Twelve

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

Corporation.

Repertoire Regulations

2.

The remainder ot

Violin and Piano Sonatas Beethoven Brahms Franck

Six (6)

will be selected lor the Stage \V concertos.

new repertoire.

Stage V.

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

Stage V

Henry Tsang. prior

to

the

Competition.

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:

Op.47 'Kreutzer

Sonata in A No. 2

Op.69

Op.99 Op.65 Op.I117

Debussy

Sonata

competitors

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

contemporary works.

KV466

KV503

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

KV467

KV595

Those

competitors

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

Repertoire

Brahms

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

Performance Rights

played. Stage II Recital 40 minutes 1. One (1) prélude from either Préludes Book I

media

or

for any

other

purpose.

Produce and distribute without limit or payment of fees to the competitors, recordings of all stages of the Competition, either in whole or in part, 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.

Performance contract

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

Saint-Saens

Rachmaninov.

iees, to:

Nos. 4 or 5

Op.5

Stage I

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

GROUP B

Liszt

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)

composers

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

-

Ist

or

OR

2nd movement

Nigel Butterley Utering loyous Leaves.

3. The

remainder of the program will be

chojce ol works by

Tchaikowsky

Nos. I or2

Rachmaninov

No 3 or Rhapsody on

Ravel

a Theme of Paganini G major

Bartok

Prokofiev

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

performances.

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

one

or

more

compOSers

own other

the

Op.108

Bartok OR Cello and Piano Sonatas Beethoven Brahms

Competitors who took part in previous Sydney International Piano competitions must submit

recital

or Schuben prOgramme will be

tne

Chamber Music Each competitor wil present

Faure

Alderman

chosen ffor the

and one chamber music work. Recital 50 minules 1. One (1) sonata by Becthoven

Chopin

Appearances will follow in alphabetical order although some flexibility in the order of

hosen in\

will be

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

(12)

competitors Semi-Finals Stage IV.

or misleading inlormation will be disqualified.

slages.

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

above.

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION All concerts broadeast live on ABC Classic FM.

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Competitions.

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