2000 Program Sydney International Piano Competition

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7TH SYDNEY

INTERNATIONAL Piano

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Contents

Message from the Governor ABC Television

Message

2

from the Prime Minister

3

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Sydney University South Wales Message from the Premier of New

Qantas Airways

Message from the Lord Mayor of Sydney_

Mercure Hotel_

Miss Claire Dan The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute 10

ABC Classic FM Presenters

Acknowledgements, Sir Bruce Williams, International Advisory Committe,.

International Auditions, Piano Steinway Pianos

The Seymour Centre 12

Tuners' Guild

13 4

Executive

Competition Board and Theme and Variations

6

SirCharles Mackerras, Warren Thomson. Jury Members

17

18 21

Observers

A Steinway & Sons Article -

2

Tradition in the Future

3

The Seymour Centre

4

Yamaha Pianos_ Prizes and Prizewinners' Tours

25

lst Prize Winner's Recital

26

Elena Kats-Chernin,

Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine

The Opening Concert

27 28 29

Program Notes

Bösendorfer Pianos Competition Diary

Competitors

30 31 32 44

Kawai Pianos Previous Juries and Prize-winners

45

Thürmer Pianos

46

Chamber Music Players

Christopher Hogwood

47 48

Australian Chamber Orchestra_

49

SydneySymphony Orchestra

50

Competition Rules Greengarden House

52 53

The Friends of the

54

Sydney International Piano Competition

Application Form for Friends SIPCA Voting Form Peoples Choice Prize . Sponsors Logo's - Inside Back Cover

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Message from the Governor

As patron of the Sydney International Piano Competition of New South Wales all those participating in the Competition as pianists, judges and

Australia,

I am

delighted to welcome to

administrators. I welcome too the visitors to Sydney who will come

here to experience the splendid

performances they know

they will hear. I acknowledge also all those who live here, and regard the Competition as presenting one of the special experiences which musical life in Sydney can ofter; and one not to be missed.

This year 36 pianists, with 10 reserves, were chosen from 250 applicants. lt is considered that the standard of performance appears to be even higher than that revealed in 1996, and will again present a real challenge to the judgement of the jurors. We can expect, therefore, both outstanding music making and the appearance of a new talent to enrich the world of the concert piano.

I offer my warm wishes to all those involved in the competition.

The Honourable Gordon Samuels AC CVO Governor of New South Wales


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Message from the Prime Minister

I am delighted to havec the opportunity to provide a message

on the occasion ofthe Sydney International P'ano Competition of Australia. The Sydney International iano Competition

of Australia, held

under the auspices of the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute

of Australia, is a major event in the international music calendar.

Australian audiences have enjoyed the brilliant periormances since the Competition began in 1977 and I am contident that this year's performances will meet the high standards set by

previous Competitions. The role ofthe Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia in encouraging and recognising achievement is commendable.

The

Competition

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expertise of

the world's young pianists and selection as a participant in the

Competition is

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I am delighted to extend my best wishes to the performers in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, members of the Jury, distinguished guests and the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia.

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Message from

the Premier

The Sydney International Piano Compectition is a worldrenowned cultural event, known for the high distinction of its

performances Since its inception in 1977, the Competition has been an

exciting part of Sydney's musical life. The event showcases Australian compositions with the third stage of the Competition requiring the performance of newly commissioned work by an Australian composer. The Competition brings together some of the world's most

promising pianists.

Performers from

forty-tive

countries

auditioned for this year's Competition. As Vice Patron I am grateful to the founders and organisers for creating an event of international stature and scope. The Competition continues to grow in popularity. This year the ABC will broadcast it over national radio to an audience of up to 1.5 million people. It will also be presented live over the Internet, making it accessible to audiences across the globe. On behalf of the New South Wales Government I wish all participants great success.

Bob Carr

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Message from the Lord Mayor

On behalf of the City of Sydney, it is my great pleasure to welcome both national and overseas competitors to the 2000 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia. Since its establishment in 1977, this Competition has developed a reputation as one of the finest in the world. The audition process is fierce, with hundreds applying and only a handful selected. This year, 36 pianists will compete for prize money totalling $100,000 in a series ofrecitals taking place in Sydney during June and July 2000. The City of Sydney is proud to have been a supporter of this Competition since its inception. We recognise that Sydney's future depends not only on economic strength but also, just as importantly, on fostering our artistic and cultural excellence. The Sydney International Piano Competition is an integral part of attaining excellence in the arts. I congratulate all those involved in organising the Sydney International Piano Competition, and wish participating pianists all the very best. To those visiting from overseas, I hope you are able to enjoy some of the many attractions our

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OBE The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia was founded by Claire Dan AM of the Sydney 1976. One of the Institutc's first achicvements was the establishment in on the musical map International Piano Competition, which helped put Australia Seventh the with Competition being held World. The Competition is held cvery four years,

ot the

in Sydney from June 29 to July 15, 2000.

Sydney audiences have flocked

to

the

Competition

from the

beginning, and

in recent years

this event has drawn increasingly large numbers from throughout Australia and overscas as well. Thisillustrates that the aim of the Competition is not only to encourage and discover

new talents but to sprcad the enjoyment of music and thc arts. As part of the awards tor the the People's Choice Competition, the Institute organises tours for the First Prizc- Winner, New Asia, America and in Zealand, Australia, and the best Australian

Prize-Winner,

pianist

Europe. In 1995 Australian pianist Gideon Mcad recciveda scholarship of Sl5,000 trom the Institute. In addition to the Competition in 1996 the lnstitute gave a scholarship ofS15,000 to Lance Coburn, a participant in the seminar for twenty nominatcd Australian pianists with jury members following the Competition. In 1997 the Institute initiated, with a donation of

S10,000 to the Australian lnstitute of Music, a scholarhip in memory of Lev Vlassenko. This scholarship becomes a prize in each Competition. In 2000 the Institute hasgranted an award, for travel assistance, to Alexander Gavriluk, in memory of Sir Peter Abeles.

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 of the theatre exchanges between arts. companies from Yugoslavia, Greece and the Netherlands have come to Australia to present productions which are chosen tor their qualues of excellence and innovation.

Australia and other countries in all ields

Already

Those same groups, as well as a Melbourne Theatre company production Einsteinby Ron Elisha, have been taken on tour of the United States organised and speonsored 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: The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP, Miss Judy Cassab, Miss Claire Dan AM OBE, Mr Neville Grace, Dr Michacl Kennedy, Mr Sam Miller and Sir Bruce Williams KBE.

In 1989 the Institute instigated the Cladan Awards, which is an 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 cstablished in this country to initiate and develop cultural exchange by bringing overseas art to Australia and sending our talents Overscas.

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Acknowledgements The Competition gratefully acknowledges the wide range of support received from the listed below, who have donated funds and/or provided servics, or volunteered their time and professional advice.

PROFESSOR

SIR

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KBE

organisations and individuals Principal Sponsors

Sponsors (cont)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Friends of the Sydney International Piano

ABC FM Sterco ABC TV 24 Hours Magazine Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute

Council of the City of Sydney

Competition (Victorian Branch) Neville Grace

of Australia

Friends of the Sydney International Piano

Competition Dr Michacl Kennedy NSW Government, through the Office of the Minister for the Arts The Seymour Centre

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Greengarden House, London Dr John Gregory-Roberts Dr Miriam Hyde Hunt & Hunt Ltd Barbara Leser

Danny May Sam Miller Musicians' Union of Australia Naxos Records

Ronald Ogden

The University of Sydney Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd

Marilynne Paspaley

Music, Adelaide Kawai Australia Pty Ltd Sydney and

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Hamamatzu, Japan

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For the loan of Pianos and Technical Teams

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Hamamatzu, Japan Major Sponsors Australasian Performing Right Association Mr Miklos Felix Kawai Australia Pty Ltd

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And for the kind assistance of The Australian Institute of Music Council and members of the Friends of the SIPCA Department of Forcign Affairs, Canberra

Department of Immigration and Multicultural

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Chairman of the Executive Sir Bruce Williams is Piano Competition International for the 7th this position for the 4th, in served also has and Chairman of the 5th, and 6th Competitions. Institute from 1976

Exchange contribution to 1982, he has made a large and is the current artistic life, Sydney's Festival of President of the Sydney Spring Cladan Cultural

Modern Music. Australia before Sir Bruce was educated in Britain from 1946-67. There he was in living to Professor of Economics and an advisor a

From the British Government and OECD. 1967-81 he served as both Vice-Chancellor

and Principal of the University of Sydney in addition to serving on the Board of the Reserve Bank from 1969 to 1981. Sir Bruce's expertise has seen him chair both the Australian Government Inquiry into Education and Training from 1976 to 1979 and the Review of the Discipline of Engineering from 1987 to

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International Adrisory Committee

Marvelo Abbado Rormer Director, Conservatono Gnuppe

Takahiro Sonoda

Alexander Jenner

Irofesor, Vienna University

Vend

Milan Ita

Hirotaka Kawai Tresident, Kawai Corporation

Rudolf Art Gcncral Director, Boscndorter icnna. Austna

Hamamatzu, Japan Thomas Kurrer Managing Director Stcinway & Sons

London, UK

Hamburg, Germany

Teter Aven Artistic Director

Concert ianist and Professor of Piano

Wellington City Opera

Tokyo, Japan

Wellington. New Zealand

Professor Jürgen Meyer-Josten

Professor Gavin Brown

Concert Pianist; Director of the International Music Competition of the ARD

Munich, Germany Professor KH. Kammerling Hochschule für Musik Hanover, Germany

Joan Chissell Music Critic & Author

London. UK

Bryce Morrison Professor and Critic London, UK

Sir John Drummond CBE

Former Controller of Music, BBC London. UK Dean Eldcr Concert Pianist and Teacher Senior Consulting Editor, Clavier USA

Hiroko Nakamura Concert Pianist

Tokyo, Japan Magazine

Norma Fisher Concert Pianist London, UK

Ernest Fleischmann Consultant, Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeies, USA

Dr Glacy Antunes de Oliveira Head, Graduate School of Music Institute of Arts, Federal University of Goiás Brazil Helena Oliveira President, Sociedade Brasileira de Realizacoes Artistico-Culturais, Brazil Vice-President Wratislavia Foundation, Poland

Gerald Gynn

Paloma O'Shea

Composcr, Pianist, Teacher, Translater Paris, France

Chairman, Santander International Piano

Albert Grudzinski Director General of Chopin Society Warsaw, Poland

Santander, Spain

Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer Concert Pianist Paris, France Choo Hocy Music Director

Competition

Professor Ovchinikov

Rector, Tchaikowsky Conservatoire Moscow, Russia Paul C. Pollei Founder/ Artistic Director Gina Bachauer International Piano

Foundation

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Salt Lake ity, Utah, USA

Leonard Hokanson

Richard Rodzinski Executive Director, Van Cilburn Foundation Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Bloomington, USA Leslie Howard Concert Pianist London, UK Shuji Ito President, Yamaha Corporation

Japanese Acau

Edvard Tchivzhel

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Music Director Fort Wayne Philharmonic Indiana, USA Concert Pianist Tel Aviv, Israel

Professor Mischa Voskressensj

Toyoaki Matsuura

Svdney, Australia

of

Arie Vardi

Sulamita Aronovsky Profexsor of Pano. FRSSA

Vice Chancellor and Principal University of Sydney

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icnna. Austria

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Tchaikovsky Conservatoire

Moscow, Russia Dr Fanny Waterman Chairman and ArtisticOBE, DMus, FR Leeds International Director KCM Pianoforte Com Leeds, England Professor Zhou Guang Ren Central Conservatory of Music

Competiton

Beijing. China


Auditions for the 2000 Competition

Audition Panels

Jurors of National and International international Piano Competition conducted auditions worldwide for the Seventh Sydney The Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia to the organisations that hosted and thanks sincerc appreciation its to cxpress Administration and Executive wishes auditions in cach centre. with the assisted of Australia. The Competition who and to the distinguished musicians the auditions and provided facilities for those auditioning Auditions took

place during January, February and

Artistic Director, Warren Thomson OAM. March 2000. Eminent musicians who assisted the

were

Professor Alexander Jenner - concert

Miss Joan Chissell - world authority on

Professor Hcinz Mcdjimorec atmember Vicnna of the Haydn Trio, Professor Director of the

Miss Norma Fisher - concert pianist and

Professor Volker Banficld-Professor of

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.Professor Ditlef Kraus - Former Professor

Professor Lev Natochenny- concert pianist and recording artist. Professor

of Essen Hochschule and world-authority on the music of Brahms

Los Angeles - Kawai America

concert pianist

Emeritus Professor Nancy Bricard-

Aquiles Delle-Vigne - distinguished

former Head of piano University of

Argentinian pianist, recording artist and

Southern California -Los Angeles and

teacher

leading editor of French piano

Moscow Rachmaninov Hall

music

Professor John Perry concert pianist

.Professor Serge Dorensky - former Dean of Piano at Moscow Conservatory and concert pianist

and teacher at the University of Southern California -

Tokyo

. M i s s Irina Plotnikova - 1st prize-winner

Los Angleles

Yamaha Ginza

Professor Shuku Iwasaki - Professor at

of the 1977 Sydney International Piano

Competition and now Associate at Moscow Conservatory

at

the Frankfurt Hochschule and formerly Mannes School in New York

Paris Yamaha European Centre

Madame Nicole Henriot-Schweitzer -

Competition

New York Yamaha America Mr Harold Schönberg -author of several

Hamburg Hochschule, concert pianist and recording artist

Tokyo Music College and concert pianist

Professor

former professor at Toho University of Fine Arts

Professor Midori Tanabe

Professor Mikhail Voskressensky - prolific

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Vice-Regal Patron

His Excellency The Governor of New South Wales, Mr Gordon Samucls AC, CVO

Vice-Patron

The Honourable Bob Carr,

Music Patron

Sir Charles Mackerras AC The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Sydney,

Premier of New South Wales

Honorary President

Alderman Frank Sartor

Life President and Founder

Claire Dan AM OBE

Co-Founders

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Board of Directors

Robert Tobias OAM Claire Dan AM OBE, Chairman Neville Grace, Secretary Dr Michael Kennedy Sam Miller Sir Bruce Williams KBE

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Sir Bruce Williams KBE, Chairman The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP Julian Block Claire Dan AM OBE

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Mackerras studicd in Sydney and Australian parents in America, Sir Charles Born in 1925 of Conductor of at Sadler's Wells. He was First conductor an as debut opera made his Prague and (later English National Wells Sadler's Musical and Dircctor the Hamburg Opera (1966-69) Janácek National Opera (1987-92), where his notable (1970-77), and of Welsh Opera) Charles was Chief Conductor Sir 1976-79 From acclaimed. werc productions, among many others, and also conducted the opening public concert at the Sydney Orchestra of the Sydney Symphony Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Conductor Charles is Conductor laureate Opera House. Sir Guest Conductor of the San Francisco Opera National Principal Welsh Opera, Emeritus of the York. A specialist in Czech Director of the Orchestra of St Luke's, New and from 1998, Music Czech Philharmonic Gucst Conductor Charles has been

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Orchestra, following his musical life.

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of Czech

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nunter adjudicating at all the major eisteddfonds in Australia, he has served Sydncy lnternational for the Competutim those 1988 lMan ofinternational juries, including the tina Moow 1990), (l982, lnternational Compctition 2000), 92,96, the Tchaikovsky In addition

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Kiev 1995,97,99), Krainev

Kharkav (1990), June lurb Valenia. Spaun (19o),Cuhgnc

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LAZAR BERMAN

Lazar Berman was born in Leningrad and at the age of seven gavc

Bol'shoy Theatre, and at the same age made his first recording. At theperfe a e ance atat commenced study at the Moscow (Central MusiC School, studying with Alee of nine he a was his studies with Goldenwciscr as a student at the Moscow Conservatorder Golden age of 10, playing Mozart Piano Concerto KV503 with the Moscow pPhilhmadeh

ed inneeua enweirmalaccept er.Heomot debut att

Shortly after this he gave a recital at the Festival Hall Recital Room, Lone

oom,

London

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as

e

did not make appearances in the West throughou. part perform regularly in the USSR where his reputation as an interpreter.the 1960 composers continued to grow. As a result of his many recordings being kn thoven, in 1971 Berman he to appear years stature. His recording of Tchaikovsky's b" minor Concerto with a Karajan piani a Lazar Berman's playing is known for his extraordinary virtuosity and eneros becn unvefn but to reveal the quality of thec music. His ability to combine bravura with 1 not as end. ac phrasing and fecling for lyricism continues to cement his place as a pianist of SS of touc the cxpressed a special affinity for LISzt, Schumann, KachmaninoV and the carlyofwo works ot

Although Lazar Berman

in Italy, and within the next five

became rec

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AQUILLES DELLE vIGNE Aquilles Delle Vigne studied piano with Claudio Arrau, Eduardo del Pueyo and Geörgy Cziffra. He made nis dcbt in Bucnos Aires at the age of cight, and at the age of scventeen won the Albert Williams Grand Prix, South America's most prestigious musical award. ince then, his carcer has flourished in the United States, South America, Russia, Europe, Asia, Japan and Korca. Hc has performed widcly as soloist with conductors such as Sir Yehudi aurent Menuhin, Leopold Hager, Pctitgirard, Gcorges Octors and Edvard Tchivzhel. Delle Vigne has been invited to perform at many music festivals and throughout his carcer has Aquilleswith numerous orchestras including the performed rench Radio and Television Orchestra, the RA.I of Rome, National Orchestras of Belgium, Argentina, Colombia and the Philharmonics of Buenos Aires, Skopje, the and Bogota. Bucharest, Rio, Bangkok, Mexico, Fort Dallas

Aquillcs Delle Vigne has given numerous recitals, including

Tchaikowsky

at

Santa Cecilia de

Moscow, Palazzo Ducale de Genova and the Lyceo of Roma, Salle Gaveau de Paris, Barcelona. Recordings have EMI, His Masters Voice, BASF Harmonia Mundi, BMG, RCA Victor and EMS. include the Liszt Etudes, Mendeclssohn's Recordings complete and Liszt as well as Concerti, late sonatas of Beethoven, Schubert, the complete works for Chopin and violin by Ravel, together with Alberto piano Lysy. Aquilles Delle Vigne has given Master Classes at Juilliard and the Hall in

been made for

Moscow

Conservatoire,

the Mozarteum

Manhattan School of Music,

at

the

and the Universities of Texas, Baltimore, Munich, and Tokyo, Osaka, Scoul, Bangkok, Pretoria, He has served on the Hamburg. in Rome, jury of International Piano Paris, Pretoria, Cincinnati, Competitions Turin, Texas, Casagrande, Monte Carlo and works dedicated to him Sydney. Aquilles has had by contemporary composers Pierre Petit, Victor Bruzdowicz and Juan Carlos Zorzi. He Flavio Scogna, Joanna lives in Brussels with his wife and Legley, three

daughters.

ERNEST FLEISCHMANN Ernest Fleischmann holds degrees in both Coates, Frank Rothschild, Erik Chisholm andmusic and business, his chief music teachers included Albert Josef Trauneck. He began in public at the playing the piano and conducting age of nine, was a music critic at 17 and made

his professional conducting debut the same In 1952, Ernest Fleischmann was appointed music organiser for the Van Riebeck Festival at first major international arts festival held in South Africa. Cape Town, the This was followed of Music and Drama for the by an appointment as Director 1956 Festival, which rivalled scope. From 1959 to 1967 he big festivals in size and managed the London Symphony Orchestra,Europe's a grew to become one of the world's most in which the period prestigious orchestras. In 1967 he became Director for Europe CBS Masterworks, the classical division of CBS Records. o Named the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Executive Director in became General Director of 1969, Ernest Fleischmann the Hollywood Bowl. In 1988 his title changed to Executive and Managing Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Among his innovations tenure are Jazz at the Bowl, the Philharmonic Institute for dun with Leonard Bernstein), the Philharmonic Chamber MusicYoung Musicians and (Co-tou an cnsemble and the Society separate to the Philharmonic. He more than Hollywood Bowi r es doubled the number of Philharmonic during both the winter season and at the pcri erving as artistic consultant. Hollywood Bowl, before retiring in 1998. He is currenuy Since 1998 Ernest Fleischmann has been Artistic Director a juror at music of the Ojai Festival, and regular1y competitions around the world. As both current lecturer and consultant he is in demand, positions in USA, Europe and Japan. noa Cros Among the many honors he has received are the of the Order of Merit of the Federal of Recpublic the Germany, French Legion of Honor, Knight of the Order of the White Rose. He also holds eland an Institute of Music. honorary Doctorate in Music year in Cape Town, South Africa.

Johannesburg

orchestra

simultancous Vice-President Conductors

Commainand's rou

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FRANZ MULLER-HEUSER

T

Franz Muller Heuser studicd singing at the Folkwang Academy, Essen with Professor Hilde

a n n then continued his studies at the University of Cologne, majoring in Musicology, Fine Arts and

Philosophy. He received his PhD for work on the acsthetic of Gregorian Chorales under Prot. Dr. Karl Gustav Fellerer. r t Muller-Heuser has performed extensively throughout the world, including numerous oratorio concerts

and heder performances in all the major German cities, Europe, China, Japan and Korca. In addition to his oncert cngagcments he has also made countless recordings for radio, gramophone and tclevision. Prof. IDr.

uler-Heuser is in demand as a lecturer and has given many Master Classes as a visiting professor. He has actca as juror in many international competitions, and was the founder of threc competitions in Cologne.

n

1963 Prof. Muller-Heuser was appointed as a Professor of Singing at the Academy of Cologne, before

Deing madec Director in 1967 and Chancellor in 1988. In 1997 he retired from the academy after 34 ycars ot service. Prof. Muller-Hcuser has been active in many facets of the musical world, including the Founding residency of a German State Music Council, the current Presidency of the German Music Council (a position he has held since 1988), and the Vice Presidency of the International Music Councils, with a seat

at UNESCO in Paris. A member of the Radio Council of the West German Radio since 1987, Prof. Muller-Heuser is also the

ounding President of the new Nuremburg-Augsburg Academy. For his services he has been awarded the Cross of Merit of the Republic and the Order NRW.

JOHN PAINTER

Cellist, chamber musician, and administrator, Emeritus Professor John Painter is well known for his vigorous encouragement and training of Australian musicians. Painter's

appointment at the age of 14 to the cello section of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra began performing career, which has taken him to most of the world's music centres. His international solo and chamber music pertormances and teaching commitments have included the USSR, Czechoslovakia, UK, USA, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and South Africa. He was principal cellist of the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras; founder, chairman and principal cellist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Pikler Chamber Orchestra; and member of the ABC, Sydney and Adelaide String Quartets. In addition to chamber music series presented with Hepzibah Menuhin, Ernest Llewellyn and Robert Pikler, he was guest cellist in the national tour of the Isracli String Quartet and has taken part in all of the important music festivals in Australia. a

Lecturer in cello, chamber music, and orchestral studies, Deputy Director and later Director of the

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Painter was appointed Director of the Canberra School of Music in 1985 a position from which he retired at the end of 1995. he was also During this -

period,

visiting

artist/teacher at the Conservatory in Shanghai and the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong His intenseinterestinthe trainingofyoung musicians led to the formation of youth chamber orchestras in both

Sydney and Canberra with which he

toured

extensively in Asia and USA as conductor

Painter's long association with many of Australia's arts organisations indludes membership of the Music Board and Community Arts Committee of the Australia Council, the Board of Musica Viva Australia, the Victorian Institute of Colleges, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney University, the Sydney International Piano Competition, and the Australian National Academy of Music. He is presently Principal of the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.

IRINA PLOTNIKOVA Irina Plotnikova having received her training at the Moscow Central School of Music, graduated the Moscow State Conservatory in 1978. Her principal teachers were T. Manuilskaya and Rudolf Kerer. She first came to international attention as the winner of the inaugural Sydney International Competition in 1977, following which she was a laureate of the 1986 Tchaikowsky Competition, was then awarded the 2nd Prize in the 1993 Ivo Pogorelich Competition, and most recently was the first prize winner at the Monte Carlo Piano Masters Competition in 1995.

Throughout the inaugural Sydney Competition Irina's performances overwhelmingly attracted rave reviews. Her playing was described by one critic (Roger Covell) as that of irresistible fire, grace, sparkle, humour and involvement" and by another (John Sinclair) as "retlecting a spontaneity, a sensitivity and a

depth of musical feling that is inborn and cannot be acquired at any conservatoire in the world". She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Piano at the Moscow Conservatory. Irina Plotnikova maintains a demanding performance schedule, performing both as recitalist and with orchestra. She regularly performs in most of the musical centres of the world, and is frequently heard with the leading orchestras of Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Switzerland, and

Italy

France

It is with pleasure that we welcome Irina back to Sydney both as a juror and providing the opening recital for the Year 2000 Competition.

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Replacement Jury Duetoillnes,Mr Ernest Fleischmann and Professor John Painter have had to withdraw as members of the Jury for the 2000 Competition. The Competition Board is pleased to have secured the services of two eminent people as substitutes They are:

FRANK WIBAUT Frank Wibaut was born in London and attended the Royal College of Music on both junior and senior scholarship. He then gained awards from both the Leverhulme Trust and the Countess of Munster Trust. Throughout his studiesS his teachers have included John Barstow, Cyril Smith, Gordon Green, Ilona

Kabos and Andre Tchaikovsky. to In additionChandos, extensive concert career, Wibaut has recorded for EMI Hugo, Bongiovanni and HNH, many of which Hyperion. Polydor, He has also made recordings for radio. have received awards.the national radio of the BBC Austria. an

numerous

France. Denmark, Italy and including and As member of the Dartington Piano Trio Wibaut toured and recorded extensively, and currently performs in duo partnerships with some of the world's foremost musicians.

Over the last decade Frank Wibaut has had invitations to perform regularly in Italy. Holland. Czech Republic, France, Greece. Spain, Finland, Malta. Japan, China., Korea, Malaysia, America and Australia. During his last tour of China, he was soloist with the Wuhan and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, and on the same tour was the first western pianist to be made an Honorary Professor at the Wuhan Conservatory. He also holds two honorary professorships in Greece.

Highly sought after as a teacher. Frank Wibaut has served as Professor of Piano at both the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music in London and in 1996 was appointed as Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Royal Academy. He is currently Director of the Australian National Academy of Music, and is also founder and artistic director of the Salzkammergut International summer course for advanced performers in Austria.

TIMOTHY CALNIN Timothy Calnin was born in Melbourne and is a graduate of the University of Melbourne where he studied

music and modern languages. His career as a music administrator began with the State Orchestra of Victoria the Spoleto Melbourne Festival and The Australian Opera. In 1990. after two years as Music Administrator of

the Australian Chamber Orchestra (which included the management of many nationaltours and tours to South America and Europe). he moved to London where he became General Manager of The Academy of Ancient Music, managing this baroque and classical orchestra's extensive recording program for the Decca Record

Company and several international tours, including major concerts in Japan and North America. On his return to Australia in 1993, Timothy managed ABC Concerts' Young Artists Program, including the direction of the ABC Young Performers Awards and the establishmernt of the ABC's Young Conductors Program, before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestrain 1997 in the role of Artistic Administrator. Hisworkwith Edode Wart and the Sydney Symphony has inciuded the artistic planning of the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 concert seasons, the programming and planning of severalinternational tours and the casting of the operas Siegfried and Gotterdämmerung as well as frequent pre-concert talks and public lectures.

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PNINA SALZMAN of the piano in Pnina Salzman is considered the First Iady playing the piano sxon after she learned to walk.

Isracl. Born

in Tel

iMis Sal1man

A..

be gn

At cight years of age, Alfred Cortot heard her, and mmediately recommended the

Normale de Musique de Paris, under his personal super v1si(oti. At fourteen she studied athe at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, where she was awarded the Premie D"a Taz u samc year. Bronislaw Huberman attendcd one of her conccrts and at once wrote to the 1

Philhar me that

Orchestra to engage the brilliant young pianist, saying that it is a once in a life time o

wxh

talent.

Isracl, P'nina Salzman played thrce concertos with the IPO in o she has rcgularly performed with that orchestra and was chosen to be the soloist on their 2 loist on

Upon

her

return to

their world Since tenur the batons of Giullini and Krips. under Miss Salzman has toured several times all the five continents. She has played with major orchestr batons of Paray, Solti, Sargent, Giullini, Münch, Mehta, Kempe, Marriner, Dorati, Davis, Grolshmunder the and many others. ertin She is active as a recitalist, and in 1963 she was the first Isracli invited to per form in the 1TCee 1994, she was the first Isracli pianist invited to play in China. She is an enthusiastic performero an, in

Chamber

Music Professor Pnina Salzman is Head of the Piano Department of the Rubin Academy of Music at the

University, and is constantly invited to give masterclasses at important music centres in many e

e Avi

Rubenstein. Santander, Dublin, Jose Irurbi, Munich, Pretoria, Sydney and Athens.

Arthur

countries. is frcquently requested to act as member of the jury at International Prano Competitions includino e

She

PHILLIP SHOVK Philiap Shovk reccived his carty musical training at the Sydney Conservatorium High School with George Humphrey from where he graduatcd with the Frank Hutchens Prize being for the most promising pianist of the year He then undertook further study at the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Valery Kastelsky,

graduating as a Master of Fine Arts. Phillip Shovk is a prizzwinncr of numerous competitions which include Lisbon - Vianna da Motta (1987) and the Sydney International Piano Competition where he was twice awarded the Best Australían Pianist

Prizc (1981, 1988), and in 1988 received both the 6th Prize and the Hepzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship. In 1994 he was awarded the Best Accompanist Prize at the Tchaikowsky International Competition. He has performed in Russia, Georgia, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Singaporc and New Zealand and has broadcast for Russian, French and Portuguese Radio. in 1998 Phill1p Shovk was recommended for a "Mo" Award for his performance of Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.5 and most recently conducted the World Premiere of the musical "Jack the Ripper" by Australian Composcr James Easton. Phillip Shovk is in great demand as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician, and after commencing his pedagogic activities at the Rachmaninov Conservatoire in Paris he is Currentty on staff at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As the Sydney International Piano Competition has played an important role in his musical development, Phillip Shovk looks forward cagerly to experience the *other side' of this event to enjoy its flavour as a juror.

EDVARD TCHIVZHEL

Edvard Tchivzhel was born in Leningrad (St Petersburg), Russia. His parents served as musicians for the Kirov Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Edvard showed musical talent from an carly age. He graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire with the highest distinction in the arcas of piano and conducting. He completed three more years of postgraduate study at the Leningrad Conservatoire's Higher Academy of Music in the

prestigous conducting classes of Arvid Jansons. While still a student, Tchivzhel scored a remarkable success by winning the Third Soviet Conductor's Competition in Moscow. From 1974 until 1977, he worked as

Assistant onductor to the legendary conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appeared regularly with the Moscow Philharmonic, Moscow Radio Symphony,and Conductor of the Karelian Symphony Orchestra of TV and Radio, a position he held until 1991

1973 became Music Director and Principal

Since 1980, Tchivzhel's career has reached international status with appearances in England, Germany Ccchoslovakia, Poland, Romania, Scandanavia, Australia and New Zealand. In 1986, Tchivzhel became thechicf conductor of the Umea Sinfonictta of Sweden and in 1988 made his debut with the Stokno Philharmonic. An associate conductor of the U.S.S.R State Symphony Orchestra, he toured widely in J a and

the United States. Following this tour, Tchivzhel defccted to the U.S and has since performed as a conductor with various American orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony and the AtlanticSintoeta where he served as Music Director from 1992-94. "M Tchvzhel's appearances with the Sydney Symphony Orcheara are iponsored

by Marilynne Paspaly.

Tchivzhel is

a

permanent guest conductor of the Auckland Philharmonic in New Zealand,

where heRapid

srved as rtistic Advisor, and in recent years has also debuted with the Indianapolis and Grand

SymphonyOrchestras. He has made numerous recordings with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Philharmonic, the Mocow Radio Orchestra, the State Russian Orchestra and the Atlantic Sintos serves Today, in addition to his main position as Music Director ofthe Fort Wayne Philharmonic, TchivZnc as Music Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina.

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Observers

GUSTAV ALINK Drs. Gustav Alink from the Netherlands is considered a leading authority on piano competiticons. He speaks

seven languages and in 1981 graduated with Honours from the State Universityin Utrechtasa mathematician. One year later, it was Martha Argerich who advised him on the start of a rescarch on piano competitions

Gustav Alink has attended more than 200 piano competitions worldwide,. He haspublished five books and more than 100 articles on the subject. His next publication willcover the names of 25,000 pianistsfrom the past and present and their achicvements in more than 400 different international piano competitions. As a result of his activities as a photographer, portraits of pianists made by Custav Alink have been used in programmc notcs for recitals and competitions, and have also appeared on posters, CD and record sleeves.

Drs. Alink is frequently invited to important competitions as a guest or lecturer. He has also served as an adjudicator at piano competitions in France, Japan and the United States. Gustav Alink is the Director of the Alink-Agerich Foundation, a worldwide information scrvice for musicians which he founded, with Martha Argerich as co-founder and patron. Gustav Alink's rescarch continues, and he is currently preparing more books on Piano Competitions. He frequently contributes articles and photographic materials for a number of specialised piano and music magazines. Another series of his articles are on the personal experiences of great pianists before and after their performances, and his encounters with emerging young talent around the world.

MARC CASTELAIN the piano at the Royal Academy of Brussels and went on to Born in 1942, Marc Castelain studied the Free University of Brussels. He has a long association from obtain a Master of Arts in Musicology of music journalism, writing for, among others, the publications La field in the bodies arts various with to 1981, he served as a producer and a journalist for Lettre du Musicien and Piano. From 1965 Television and since 1981 as a producer and journalist for Belgian Radio 3 (RTBF).

Bclgian

In 1975 Mr Castelain received the annual prize of the press for a television report on the sociological and the of church music. He has represented RTBF in the European Broadcast Union (EBU) aspects Internationales Muzik Centrum (IMZ) from 1981 to 1984, and President of the IMZ video group from 1975 to 1984.

been a lecturer at the Institute of Art to a busy career as a journalist he has since 1982 in Brussels. In 1992 he was Manager of the Opera Festival of Semur-enand Archaeology History o n Radio 3 is devoted to Auxois (France). His highly appreciated daily programme Main de Maitre festivals and as and as a result he covers the most famous international and performers, great Brussels Since 1996 Marc Castelain has been a member of the Board of Directors of the In addition

competitions. Festival.

KLAUS GEITEL Klaus Geitel is a native of Berlin, Germany, and studieda wide variery of subjects at the universities of Halle Saale, Berlin and Paris. He has been writing since 1958 as a music and dance critic for the daily Ger man newspaper Die Welt and for almost eighteen years for the Berliner Morgenpost. Klaus Geitel has published books about the composer HansWernerHenze,the pianist Friedrich Gulda, the dancers and choreographers

Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Béjart, Joha Cranko, Marcia Haydée and others. He has witen esays, available in book form, about Hans von Bülow, Herbert von Karajan, Marlene Dietrich and Luchino Visconti. His

writings have been translated into English, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish and Japanese. Together with the producer Klaus Lindemann, Klaus Geitel made a number of films about the Berlin Philharmonic, the eight Radio Symphony Orchestras of Germany, Dietrich Fisher - Dieskau and Riccardo

Chailly. He has published conversations with Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, Renata Tebaldi, Luciano

Pavarotti, Leonard Bernstein and Sir George Solti. For the Presidents of Germany, Richard von Weizsäcker and Roman Herzog he developed private concert

programs for Berlin's Bellevue Castle. Klaus Geitel has toured with Dame Gwyneth Jones who played the role of Malvina Schnorr Richard Wagner's first Isolde, all over Germany and in Paris, London, Marseille, Barcelona, Madrid and Zurich. He has been a member of the press jury during music competitions in Evian

(France), Paris, Trappani (Italy), and

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acted

as

Observer for the 1996

Competition

in

Sydney.


Tradition

Steinway Sons - A

in the Future

STEIN WA Y&SON S. The archives of the Medici, the princely Florentine dynasty, show that it was in the year 1700 that they took delivery of a prototype of a stringed instrument operated by a hammer mechanism. This keyboard instrument had been developcd by Bartolomeo de Francesco Cristofori, who named it a 'gravicembalo col piano e forte' - harpsichord with soft and loud. The piano is thus cclcbrating its 300th anniversary and that Steinway & Sons plays a decisive role in the whole piano industry is more than obvious. Since its foundation in New York in 1853, the company of Steinway & Sons has been setting

the standard of cxccllence in the manufacturc of upright and grand pianos. Today

nearly 150

years later - the high regard felt for Steinway throughout the world remains unchanged: whether by the creanm of internationally acclaimed artists, young up-and-coming pianists or the music

lover playing at home.

Singularly unique, quite incomparable features make Steinway so special, and help keep its quality for generations. Even after years of demanding use, a Steinway retains its unmistakable

personality. Hcinrich Engelhard Stcinweg's goal was to create the 'best piano possible' and, from the very beginning, this has meant a commitment to supreme quality in the exclusive construction that still sets the world's standard in pianomaking today. In the materials which arc so carefully selected to comply with the optimal requirements so essential to Steinway; and ultimately in the art of handcrafting. Even in our technological age, people, not machines carry out 80% of all production work by

hand; craftsmanship in the purest form. This is precisely the reason why cach Steinway is both an original and a work of art - constructed by specialists and created by the experienced and

dedicated hands of master craftsmen.

The high standard of the Steinway pianos is not solely the outcome oftheir technological sophistication and the so carefully treated materials used in their making. The cssential part is played by the long Steinway tradition of mastery and handcrafting that has been so passionately safeguarded down the years. Enthusiasm, motivation and profound dedication mark that special

impetus behind the people involved in the creation of a Steinway. Care, precision and sensitivity govern their daily work After three years,

a

and that takes time!

Steinway

is

ready

to leave the

factory

and go out into the world!

Steinway grand and upright pianos have an excellent reputation all over the world. The

international élite of performing artists have been choosing Steinway as their preferred instrument for more than a century - both on the concert stage and at home. More than 1,300 artists have

given Steinway & Sons their testimonials by explaining how they appreciate Steinway, and it was Arthur Rubenstein who stated: A

Steinway

is

a

Steinway and

there is

nothing

Concert halls and auditoria, theatres and opera decide in favour ofa Steinway grand. One can can

certainly

say that at any

Steinway grand.

given moment,

else like it in the world"

houses,

hardly

a

concert

small and

large platforms

they all

how many there are now, but one is starting somewhere in the world ona

count

However, even though a Steinway is a masterpiece for great pianists and professional musicians, Steinway & Sons have alwayscreating deemedinspiration it their mission to offer active support to young up and coming musicians.

The company feels honoured by their success, almost always linked with the name see it both as a reward and commitment for the futurc.

and

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Grace Sponsored by Mozart Concerto Best Performance of a Neville

The travel for the Peoples Choice Prizewinners tour is sponsored by Associate Professor Ross Steele

$5,000

Sponsored by Sam Miller

DATE

TIME

Peoples Choice Prize $5,000

July 19

7.30pm

Sponsored by Miklos Felir Best Performance of a 19th or 20th Century

July 2 July 22

7.30pm

July 2 July 23 July 2

30pm 2.30pm 8pm 8pm

8pm

Concerto S5,000

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Best Performance of a work by Beethoven

$5,000 Sponsored by Kawai Australia

July 28

Best Performance of an Australian work

$5,000 Sponsored by the Australasian Performing Right Asociarion

July 28

8pm

July 29

8pm

July 29

8pm

Best Performance of a Chamber Music work

VENUE Town Hall, Tamworth Art Gallery of N.S.W ABC Odeon, Hobart with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Concerto Prize-winner) Town Hall, Nowra of Music, Gosford Cultural Centre, Frankston Costa Hall, Geelong with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Concerto Prize-winner) Goethe Institut, Sydney in association with The Friends of the SIPC Concert Hall, Melbourne with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Mozart Concerto Prize-

Central Coast Conservatorium

winner)

S3,000

Sponsored bry the Australian Music Examinations Board Best Performance of a work by Chopin $3,000

Riverside Girls High School. Auditorum, Huntley's Point for the Hunters Hill Music Club Polish Consulate, Sydney (Best Australian

July 30

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July 31

(excluding Concertos) $3,000

AugustI

7pm 7pm

Sponsored by Goldie Sternberg Best Performance of a work by Schubert

August 2 August 4

$2,500 The Gloria Ogden Memorial

August 12

4.30pm

August 12

Radisson Plaza Ballroom, Cairns Radisson Resort Port Douglas The Auditorium, The Scots Collegc, Bellevue Hill Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Middle Cove Town Hall, Forbes St Johns Church, Wagga Wagga School of Music, Canberra Performing Arts Centre, Camberwell Grammar

Prize-winner)

30pm 30pm

Ronald Ogaen The Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award $2,000

August 16 August 18

8pm 8pm 8pm

AParded to a pianist not selected after the quarter

August 18

7.30pm

School, Canterbury Loquat Valley Anglican Preparatory School,

finals to proceed to the semifinals Best Performance of a Debussy Prelude in Stage II $2,000

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7.30pm

Gold Coast Arts Centre

e sponsorea by

Bayview Special Return Visit - First Prize-winner

Sponsored by Danny May Best Australian Pianist $2,000 Recital Fee sponsored by the Australian Musicians Academ

October 11, 12,

8pm

13 & 14, 2000

Best Performance of a Virtuoso Study in Stage I $1,500 Ihe Lev Vlasenko Memorial Prize sponsored by the

Australian Institute of Music

Recording contracts The lst

U.S.A

Prizewinner to make a CD recording

in the

The Naxos Prize The lst

2002 The

The

Prizewinner to make a CD recording

in

prizewinner to

make

a

CD

with Greenville Symphony Orchestra, USA

July 2001

with Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, USA Ruhr Festival, Germany Bochm Festival, Germany

2001 (Date to be finalised)

Wigmore Hall, London

2001 (Date to be finalised)

Salle Gaveau, P'aris

2001/2002 (Dates to be finalised) 2001/2002 (Dates to be finalised)

Tour in China (10 concerts) Tours in USA, Canada, & Mexico Return tour of Australia including appearances with

the Adelaide, West Australian and the Australian

Walsingham Classics Prize

lst

2002

Overseas Engagements February 17 & 18, 2001 April 21, 2001 May / June 2001

The Forte Records Prize

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera Housewith the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

recording 1 25


Winners

recital

A virtuoso performance by the winner of the 2000 Sydney International Piano Competition

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! SYDNEY ToWN HAL SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2.30PM 2000

SYDNEY

INTERNATIONAL Piano Competition o fAustralia

Tickets: Full $22 Concession $16.50 (Prices include GST) Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 000 (Booking fee applies) Tickets available at the door


C 0 m p a s e r s

Talk About Their Music

Leading

Performing

Right

Association

Australasan

he

h

A D M I S S T O NF R E E

11.30am

Peter Sculthorpe

10am

11.30am

Carl Vine

10am

11.30am

Elena Kats-Chernin

10am Wednesdar5 July

Thursday6 Ju Frday7 Jul

1 heatre,

Seymour

Centr entrc

DovWIstairs

All in

the

PETER SCULTHORPE

Peter Sculthorpe was born in Launceston, Tasmania, in 1929. He was educated at Launceston Church Grammar School, at the University of Melbourne and at Wadham College, Oxford. Until recently, he was Professor in Musical Composition (Personal Chair) at the Universiry of Sydney, where has taught since 1963. He has also taught at music institutions and universities throughout the world,

and he holds honorary doctorates from Tasmania, Melbourne, Sussex and Griffith. In 1977 Sculthorpe was appointed OBE, and in that year he was also awarded a Silver Jubilee Medal.

He was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in 1990. Other recent honours include the 1993 Ted Albert award, the 1994 Sir Bernard Heinze Award, the 1997 R.M. Johnston Medal from the Royal Society of Tasmania, and two ARIA awards, both for Best Classical Release, as well as other awards

for recordings of his music. He was elected one of Australia's 100 Living National Treasures in 1998, and in 1999 he was identificd as one of Australia's 45 Icons. Peter Sculthorpe has written works in most musical forms, and his output relates casily to the unique

social climate and physical characteristics of Australia. Furthermore, the country's geographical position has caused him to be intlucnced by much of the music of Asia, especially that of Japan and Indonesia. His work is discussed in

books by Michacl

Hannan, Peter Sculthorpe:

His Music and Ideas 1929 -

1979, St Lucia, 1982,; Deborah Haes, Peter Sculthorpe, A Bio-Bibliography, Connecticut, 1993; and the composer himselt, Sun Music, Journeys and retlections from a composer's life, Sydney, 1999. At present, a biography of the composer is being written by Graeme Skinner.

CARL VINE in Australia

as a

composer

tor

dance,

with

over

20 dance

scores

to

his

Carl Vine first came to prominence television and theatre, electronic includes ô symphonies, +4 concertos, music for ilm, credit. His catalogue now a composer of modern 'classical' music works. prnmanly chamber Athough music and numerous solo and National Anthem and writing music for the as arranging the Australian he has undertaken tasks as diverse Atlanta Olympics (the 'Sydney 2000' presentation). l1996 of the Closing Ceremony Born in 1954 in Perth, Western Australia, he studied piano with Stephen Dornan and composition with to Sydney in 1975, he worked as a freelance John Exton at the University of Western Australia. Moving dance companics. He has been resident and composer with a wide range of ensembles, theatre and

pianist composer

with the Sydney Dance Company (1978), the London Contemporary Dance Theatre (1979),

the New South Wales Conservatorium (1985), the Australian Chamber Orchestra (1987) and the Western Australian University (1989) From 1980 to 1982 he was lecturer in Electronic Music CompOsition at the Quecnsland Conservatorium of Music. Amongst his most acclaimed scores are Poppy (1978) for the Sydney Dance Company, Café Concertino

(1984) for the Australia Ensemble, Piano Sonata (1990) for Michael Harvey and Percussion Symphony No.5 (1995) for the Sydney Symphony and Synergy Percussion. Carl Vine's work has been recorded xtensively on both the ABC Classics and Tall Poppies labels, and he recently completed his hrst Phano Concerto and Second Piano Sonata.

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Elena Kats-Chernin was born in Tashkent in 1957. At fourteen she left home to study at the Gnessin Musical College in Moscow. Four years later she emigrated with her family from the Soviet Union to Australia where she entered the NSW Conservatorium as a pianist and composiion pupil. Graduating in

1980 she participated in the first summer school for Young Composers organised by the Australian Music Centre and received a DAAD Fellowship to study with Helmut Lachenmann in Hanover, Germany. While in Europe she became active in theatre and ballet, composing for state theatres in Germany and participating as a pertormer with the German choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann in experimental theatre productions in

Tokyo, Lisbon, Rovero (Italy) and Karlsruhe (Germany). Kats-Chernin remained in Germany for thirteen years, returning to Australia in 1994. Since her return she has become one of the leading young composers with commissions from Sydney Alpha Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Bang on a Can All- Stars, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian String Quartet and the lasmanian

Symphony Orchestra. Her catalogue spans a variety of genres, including orchestral pieces, chamber and ensemble works, the highly successful chamber operas Iphis and Matricide as well as soundtracks to several

full length silent films for FDF / Arte television channel in Europe. A portrait CD of her piano works, played by Lisa Moore, is due for release in late 2000.

27


Irina Plotnikova - The Opening Concert

Gala Opening Recital Sponsorcd by Mrs Jeanie Pratt

WEDNESDAY 28 June, 2000 York Theatre, Scymour Ccntre

8pm

Irina Plotnikova - Piano

Program Sonataop. 120, D664 Schubert

Humoresque Op 20 Scbumann

Interval Sonatain b minor Lisz

28


Program Notes

The first movement is in Sonata Form and is

sONATAOr.120, D.664

lyrical overall with the second subject making use

Schubert (1797 1828) violin was his father, teacher of ubert's first celist, and his elder and amateur olrcacher teacher. In 1808 a

Schuber

hrother lgnaz

t the age Choir School

his

Was

ofll

he

hirst

went

piano

to the

Imperial Chap hapel continued

and (called Konvikt)

school he the Konvikt l/. At until he was and evening every in orchestra olaved violin the with the works of Mozart,

there

ecame

acquainted Chcrubini

Havdn,

Plaving wo

in

a

quartet

brothers gave

and

at

also

home

some

Beethoven.

his father and

with

quart a knowiedge ofthe ot lo he began studies with

At

composition.

At the instrumental

time,

Mozart

was

his model for respect for

a wnting and growing

developing. After nine months Becthoven a teacher he became assistant become training to school. In 1814 Gretchen at the father's his at Whecel was composed and Erlking the was

Spinning

following year. Schubert's understanding of the resources of the piano was evident in the range of outstanding

piano accompaniments he wrote

at this

time tor

a number of songs. In these songs the piano was reated as an cqual partner, and he was able to

project in the piano parts the differing characters of cach song in a manner that has seldom been

cqualled,

The second movement is in Ternary Form with a chordal mclody which is used in different ways, including inmitation and rhythmic transformation. The third movement is in Rondo Sonata Form and has rhythmic vitality and buoyancy and uses a variety of keys in the Development.

HUMORESKE OP.20

2.

him

repertoirc. the age time was on him at this Salieri. Salieri's infuence intiuence we attribute and to this considerable to write fine basses, a Schubert's ability of Gluck's approach to opera, of vocal knowlcdge Italian approach to ot the clasSiC writing, and same

of triplets. The Development section uses the idcas of both subjects together and the sccond subject in imitation.

and

never

surpassed.

This

understanding of the capabilities of the piano to project a wide range of tonal colours was carried into his solo piano compOsitions.

In 1817 he gave up teaching, and although he had no fixed abode spent much time at the home of his wealthy friend Chober. Chober had a piano and this may have influenced Schubert to explore further the possibilities of the piano sonata. In the period between March and November of this year he composed six piano sonatas.

These six sonatas heralded the great works of later years. The sonata Op.120 was thought to have been written in 1825, and it was listed thus in

Schumann (1810 1856) The piano works of Robert Schumann are of great mportance, not only in the company of Brahms,

Chopin and Liszt in the nineteenth century, but in the piano repertoire overal. Many of his early works were for piano and show a wonderful warmth and imagination unlike any other music that appeared before. Many of the piano works have descriptive titles and there are many larger

works, such as, Papillons, Carnaval, Davidsbündlertänze, Albumblätter,

Pilgrimagc were written in the carly years, but composition took second place to performing. The Weimar years brought forth much great music including the b minor Sonata written in 1852-53. Hinson

states the

following:

"In a single span, Liszt enclosed the musical regions that previous composers had confined to separate movements, unifying this massive structure by concentrating on a small number of characteristic themes which are constantly transformed."

Joan Chissell writes the following analysis of the Sonata: "The overall plan of the work is that of traditional sonata-form, complete with exposition, development and

recapitulation;

Liszt's

particular

innovation is the interpolation of a slow movement into the central development

smaller pieces. He has been criticised for his lack of formal structure in larger works such as the Sonatas and Symphonies. Many of the piano works are also closely linked with verse or other

iterary sources but these were mostly concealed by the composer. Much of his best music is rather introvert. The music for piano is rich in cross rhythms and syncopations, new pedal effects, an endless variety of accompaniment figures and counter-melodies, and is seldom virtuosic for virtuosity sake. The Humoreske was written in 1839, the same year as the Arabeske and Blumenstück. The Humoreske is extended form with five main sections and epilogue, which are played as a whole without a feeling of divisions between the sections. Schumann wrote to Clara I have been all the week at the piano, composing, writing, laughing and crying all at once. You will find this state of affairs nicely described in my Op.20, the Grosse Humoreske.

1906 however, Scheibler challenged this date and

Schumann turned his attention to song writing,

in 1841 orchestral music and 1842 chamber

Overall less technically demanding, although octave passages in the first movement necd

Studies, the Paganini Studies and first two books of "Years of

section without any discernible break in the continuity of the argument. For his material he allows himself only four themes. First there is the mysterious, descending scale of the Lento introduction. The change of tempo to Allegro energico in the eighth bar brings the dramatic b minor first subject proper; its first half is hurled out in stormy octaves, and its second half takes the form of an ominous knocking of the repeated notes

Suggested 1819 as the year of composition. This 2Sumption was based on a letter concerning Schuber's visit to Steyr in 1819. The letter from Albert Stadler to Ferdinand Luib indicates that

1858) doubt still remains. This sonata has Decome one of he most frequently performed and

pinnacle of 19th century piano writing can be said to be his 12 Transcendental

Fantasiestücke Op. 12, Kinderszenen and Album

Nottebohm's Thematic Catalogue of 1874. In

nad happened to the sonata, (it had been published in 1829 and was quite well known by some

works, not all of grcat merit, however. The

für die Jugend, are made up of a collection of

In the second main section there is an interesting inner voice' written but not played. After 1839

chubert wrote a sonata for Josephine von Koller While he was visiting Steyr. As Stadler also said in the same letter of 1858 that he didn't know what

output for the piano comprises a vast range of

music.

3.

SONATA IN B MINOR Liszt (181l - 1886)

"Franz Liszt remains an enigmatic musical celebrity. Was he a genius, a composer of daring originality who created new musical forms and eloquence? Or was he a charlatan, a facile performer who designed his compositions to pamper the artificial

ne

taste of the public? 'To be accurate. One

pecial attention. The sonata was first printed in December 1829 in Vienna by Joseph Czerny. There are three movements: Allegro Moderato Andante Allegro

must concede that there is some truth in both propositions." (Gillespie)

in the bass. The key changes to the relative

major of D for the second subject proper, an exultant, full-hearted (and full-chorded) kind of hymn of praise marked grandioso in the score. The only other new theme in

the work is the reflective opening idea of the andante

sostenuto

movement

constructs the whole of his magnificent

argument, which glows with passion and poetry as well as showing the purely

musical cunning of which his mind was capable. (In this last respect, note in

particular what happens to the main first subject as its two sections are combined en route, or as its second section blossoms into a beautiful melody, or as both sections are welded into a taut fugue subject at the start ofthe recapitulation.) What is more, the sonata's rich varied keyboard texture ofters superb opportunities for the player to reveal every facet of a virtuoso

technique. Not for nothing had Liszt been one of the most lionized executants of his time"

Without exception every composer of the 20th century was influenced in some way by Liszt. He wrote over 700 works encompassing all genres.

Program Notes

In the genre of the piano he had no equal. His

Warren Thomson 2000

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in F# major. It is from this material and nothing else whatsoever that Liszt


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CompetitionD i a r y

NIING A L A

Thursday2 9J u n e

1 July Saturday

and

28 June

RECITAL

8pm York Theatre, Seymour Centre by Irina

Plotnikova

of Seymour Centre, University Sydney.

All competitors to cach play two 20-minute recitals

9.30am

2.00pm

7.15pm

Evgeny Ukhanov Cuong Hung Van Toomas Vana Valeria Vetruccio Alexei Volodin Gotlieb Wallisch Henry Wong Doe

Roger Wright

Clemens Leske Maxim Manioukov Alexander Mikhailuk

Takahiro Mita Sun Young Park Mariano Santamaria

Natalia Tcherepova

Paul Wyse Alexey Yemtsov Natalia Zagalskaia

Tanya Bannister David Bochler Fabiano Casanova

Ayako Uehara

and

Sunday

2

2.00pm

9.30am

Friday 30 June

July

Dmitri Grigortsevich

William Chen Daniel Del Pino

Matthew Hagle

Nikolay Ivanovsky

Shan Deng

Vera Kameneva Svetlana Karpounkina Marina Kolomiitseva Viktoria Lakissova

Iulia-Maria Dobrescu

Jean-Baptiste Fonlupt Grace Francis

Kenji Fujimura Seymour Centre, University of Sydney STAGE III QUARTER FINALS

20 Competitors

to each

play a

40-minute recital

2.00pm

9.30am

Tuesday 4 July

7.15pm

2.00pm

9.30am

Monday 3 July

Seymour Centre, University of Sydney

STAGE IV

12

SEMI FINALS

Competitors to each play a

50-minute recital and

one

piano trio

10.00-11.30am Talk by Professor Peter Sculthorpe*

Wednesday 5 July

12.00pm

7.15pm

12.00pm

7.15pm

10.00 11.30am Talk by Carl Vine

Thursday 6 July

10.00- 11.30am Talk by Elena Kats-Chernin*

Friday 7 July

7.15pm

12.00pm Donald Hazelwood

violin, Dene Olding - violin,

Chamber musicians: Nathan Waks -

Talks sponsored

by

cello, Julian Smiles -

STAGE V

FINALS Tuesday 11 July

Sydney Opera House

Wednesday 12 July

Venue: Downstairs

Theatre, Seymour Centre

Concert Hall

6 Competitors to play two concertos with orchestra

8.00pm

Australian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher

8.00pm

Australian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christopher

Hogwood.

Friday 14 July

cello

the Australasian Performing Right Association

.00pm

Three

pianists/ Mozart concertos

Hogwood. Three pianists/ Mozart concertos Tchivzhel Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edvard Three pianists/19th or 20th century concertos

Sponsored by Dr Michael Kennedy

Saturday 15 July

2.30pm

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by

Edvard Tchivzhel

Three pianists/19th or 20th century concertos

Sponsored by Mr Peter Weiss AM

FINALISTS' AWARDS AND RECITALS Saturday 15 July

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall 7.30pm Presentation of Awards 8.00pm Recitals by the six finalists

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the


Competitors CLEMENS LESKEE

MAXIM MANIOUKOV

AUSTRALIA

RUSSLA

ALEXANDERMIKHALUR UKRAINE

4

19.6.70 Adelaide, Australia Clemens reccivcd his Bachelor of Juilliard School of Music in NewMusic from the York. Whilst there, he regularly appearcd in various festivals of 20th Century Music at the Lincoln Throughout his studies Clemens hasCentre. won numerous

awards, prizes and scholarships the David Paul Landa Mcmorial and Australian String Quartet, regularly with the Virtuosi di Moscow and at the Barossa Music Festival. In addition to his extensive solo he has also with the appeared Tasmanian, Adelaide, West Australian, Queensland and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, with conductors such as Nicholas Braithwaite, David Porcelyn and David Measham. Clemens has also recorded three CD's on the ABC Classics and CRI labels.

including Scholarship

performed

performances

performing

Awards Winner ABC Young Performer of the Year

Maxim commenced his musical studies at the age of 6, and in 1994 graduated from Nizhny School of Music. He then cntered the M.I Glinka with Professor Olga V. Lysova. In 1997 Maxim commenccd studics at the Moscow

Conservatoire, under the tuition of Profesor Vera V. Gornostaeva. Maxim has performed in many music festivals of Threc Centuries" Festival in Toliatty, Russia and the "New Names" International Charity Festival in Russia. Hc has also

performed

Cxtensively with Russian orchestras tncuchng the Volograd and Nizhny Novogrod Symphony Orchestras, conductcd by Edward Scrov and Vladimir Ziva respectneh, a weil a performing with thc Amadcus Chamber Orchcitra,

conductcd by Freddy Caden on the Ruuan VIsit to the Moscow Conscrvatoure

Awards Prizewinner

PROGRAM

P'rizewinner Rachmaninov Scriabin

Shostakovich

Debussy Choopin

Gounod/1iszt

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV330 in C Major

Mozart

Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5

Vine Scriabin

Three Etudes Op.65 Shrove-Tide Fair from P'etrouchka STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.57 in fminor

Stravinsky SEMI FINALS

Appassionata

Beethoven Bartok

Sonata (1926) Nocturne Op.15 No.2 Flight of the Bumble Bee

Chopin

Rimsky-Korsakov/Cziftra CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor STAGE V

Mendclssohn

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV467 in C Major

Concerto No.2

1992, Volgograd, Russi Gclendzhik International Phano

PROGRAM

Rachmaninov

Variations on a thene of Sussmàyer' Wo078 Song Withour Words Op.67 No's 2 and 4

Beethoven

Mendelssohn

degreeses. Alexander has pertormed in many major citie including Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Stokholm, London and Warsaw. Florence, Nivelles

In 1989 he t soloist with uermany s toured Iouth

s

the baton ot Philharmonic Helmuth Rilling. tHe pertormed the Becthovensall in Festival and has beenStuttgart Ludwigsburg heard MDR

Orchestra under

has the

in

at

Radho

Debussy

Scarlatti

Liszt

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALSs Sonata Hob XVI50 in C Major Haydn Between Five Bells Sculthorpe Three Movements from Petrouchka

Stravinsky

STAGE IV RECITAAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.53 in D Major Schubert Four Songs: "Erlkönig', 'Der Müller und der Bach', 'Das Wanderm',

'Frühlingsglaube',

Schubert / Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC

Op.70

No.1 in D Major STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Mozart Concerto KV595 in B° Major Bartok Concerto No.I in E>Major

FINALS

32

un

Leiptig

on and Berlin. Hlis recent concertsDeutschland Radio in include

recitals at and a pertormance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.I with the MDR onducted by Rolt Reuter. Alexander has Orchestra in many Master Casses including thosepertormed given by Paul Badura Skoda and Klaus

Princeton Univeruty

Hellwig.

Pruzewtnner

Awards International Franz Liszt Piano

Competition, 1997, Weimar Shostakovich International Piano Competition, 1997, Hannover

Taorima lInternational Piano

Competition, 1998, Italy PROGRAM STAGEI

RECITAL

Erude Op.39 No.6 Sonata

Apres

une

lecture du

Dante

Rachmaninov Chopin Liszt

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I, No.9

Hungarian Rhapsody No.10

Piano Trio

Eugeni

Malinin and vatory undergraduate and postgraduate received

Nocturne Op.27 No.2

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No.12 Feux d'artifice' Three Sonatas K429, K9, K135

eOno concerto

Orchestra. Music S.h continued his studies at Central the

lst Prize

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op.39 No.4

s

School. He then entered the Moscow Central N. Moscow Conu where he studied with

t Prize

Competitnon, 1994, Russia

Prelude& Fugue Op.87 No.15 STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.7 Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest Berceuse Op.57 Waltz from Faust

Competuton of Young Panists,

kevboard

years pertormance with the gave his first He attended the Kiev Ukranian State

both

throughout Russia, including the "Piano Music

Competition, 1990, Australia

Competition, 1995, London

Alexander began his 6 and within two

Conservatoire of Nizhny Novogorod, studying

Winner Royal Overseas League Music

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op.39 No.9 Sonata No.4 Op.30 in f minor

5.6.70 Borispol Kievskoj, Ukraine

7.9.78 Nizhny Novogrod, Russia

Beethoven FINALS

Mozart Liszt

La serenade interrompuc

Debussy

Intermezzo Op.117 No.2

Brahms

hree Movements from Petrouchka

Stravinsky

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E>Major Haydn Bctween Five Bells Sculthorpe Ballade No.4 Op.52 in f minor Chopin Prelude and Fugue Shostakovich Op.87 No.24 in d minor STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.l10 in A Major

SEMI FINALS

Sonata No.8 Op.84

Beethoven Prokoficv

CHAMBER MUSIC Phano Trio Op.67 in e minor V TWO cONCERTos Concerto KV537 in D Major

STAGE

Shostakovich

FINALS Mozart

Concerto No.3 Op.30 in d minor acnanau


TAKAHIRO MITA

SUN YOUNG PARK

JAPAN

SOUTH KOREA

10.1.75 Seoul, Korea

5.4.70 Nicaragua

Sun-Young attendcd the University of Seoul where she graduated with a Diploma in 1997.

Mariano was born in Nicaragua, and studicd with Teresa Castrillon at the National Conservatory

14.9.73 Tokyo, Japan

Tkahiro

commenced

of 5, and he

his

keyboard studics at the 1996 studicd at

and between 1992

Music National University of

Tokvo,

under

Mitsuko

& Fine Arts in In 1997 he

Kobayashi.

of Brusscls, Conservatorium cntered the Royal his Superior Diploma whilst achieved uhere he Vanden Eynden. Takahiro with Claude studving chamber music and numerous solo, has given recitals in Japan, concerts, including concerto France and Bclgium.

Italy, Spain,

Awards Maria Canals

2nd Prize

International

Piano

Competition, 1998, Barcclona,

Spain PROGRAM STAGE I

RECITAL

Etude Op.25 No.l1 Mephisto Waltz No.l Prelude "Un reflet dans le vent'

Chopin Liszt Messiaen

STAGE IIRECITAL

MARIANO SANTAMARIA NICARAGUA

She then furthered her studies at the Vienna

Hochschule, studying with Professor Alexander Jenner. She has given recitals in many countries

including Japan, Korca, Italy, USA, Holland, Greece, Bulgaria, Austria, and in 1999 performed at Steinway House in Vienna. In 1998 Sun-Young was awardcd a scholarship from the Austrian Government and the Sociecty of "Gescllschaft für Musikfreunde". She also reccived, in 1999 the Award of the "University

of Vicnna Gonda-Weiner". Throughout her study she has participatcd in many masterclasses including those given by K. Hellwig in Berlin and B. Bloch in Salzburg PROGRAM

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op.39 No.5 Variations Séricuses Op.54 Fantasy KV397 in d minor

Rachmaninov

Mendelssohn Mozart

PreludeBookINo.7

Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest

Debussy

Fantasie Op.49

Chopin

Sonata No.4 Op.30 in fminor

Scriabin

RECITAL

STAGE II Prelude Book I No.9 La sérénade interrompue

Debussy Scriabin Chopin

Sonata No.4 Op.30 in FFMajor STAGE I1I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E °Major Haydn Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Vine Barcarolle Op.60 Chopin Chorale and Variations Dutilleux STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.143 in a minor

Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B>Major Le Gibet and Scarbo from

'Gaspard de la nuit'

STAGE II QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV570 in B Major

Mozart Vine Brahms

Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5

Klavierstücke Op.76 SEMI FINALS

Schubert Prokofiev

Ravel

CHAMBER MUSIC hano Trio op.67 in e minor Shostakovich STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV595 in

Concerto No.l Op.23B°Major

Ballade No.4 Op.52 in fminor

Mozart

SEMI FINALS RECITAL Sonata Op.10 No.3 in D Major Beethoven Schumann Carnaval Op.9

STAGE IV

in Mexico City from where he graduated in 1996.

He has taken several masterclasses given by important pianists such as Jörg Demus and Bernard Flavigny. He has also been invited to perform as soloist with all the major orchestras in Mexico, and has pertormed extensively both as recitalist and with orchestra in Mexico and

Europe, including Rome, Paris, Salzburg, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Awards lst Prize National Piano Competition 1994, Xalapa, Mexico lst Prize National Piano Competition 1995, Mexico City Ist Prize "Jean Francaix" International Piano Competition 1998, Paris Ist Prize "Gino Gandolfi" International Piano

Competition 1999, Parma, Italy PROGRAM STAGE RECITAL Etude Op. 10 No.4 Intermezzo Op.119 No.l

Chopin

Intermezzo Op.119 No.3

Brahms

Rhapsody Op.119 No.4 Alborada del Gracioso

Brahms Ravel

Brahms

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.7 Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest

Debussy Schumann

Novelette Op.21 No.8

Avec Tambours et Fifes and Barcarolla from 'Out of Doors Suite' BookI STAGE III

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata HobXVI/34 ine minor CHAMBER MUSIC Piano trio Op.67 in c minor

TWO CONCERTOS STAGE V Concerto KV595 in B» Major Concerto No.3 Op.30 in d minor

in E' minor

Tchaikovsky

Haydn Vine

Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 4

Shostakovich FINALS

Mozart

Rachmaninov

Bartok

Noctuelles, Une barque sur l'ocean

Ravel Ginastera

From 'Miroirs'

Sonata No.l Op.22 STAGE IV

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op.54 in F Major

Beethoven

Fantasiestücke Op.12

Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio in a minor

STAGE VTWO CONCERTOS Concerto K467 in C Major Concerto No.3

33

Ravel FINALS Mozart Bartok


ATALIA TCHEREPOVA RUSSIA

AYAKO UEHARA JAPAN

285.72 Moscow, Russia Natalsa

completed her studies Conscrvatory graduating

at

30.7.80 Kagawa, Japan

the AMoscow with both

undergraduate and postgraduate degrces. Her teachers throughout her study have been Professor Mischa. Voskressensky and Protfessor N. Troull. Natalia regularly performs as both soloist and chamber musician in Russia and abroad. 3rd Prize

Competidon of Chamber Music 1992, Italy Scmifinalst Pretoria International Piano

Competition 1996, South Africa

Europe and Japan. She has given concerts and aPpearances in Japan, France, Germany, Poland, and the USA, and performedd

Awards

Chopin Rachmaninov

Allegro Op.8

Schumann

STAGE I

RECITAL Prelude Book II No.12 Feux d'artifice a

Eguchi and Shinji Urakabe. performed extensively throughout

has

ist Prize

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 25 No.11 Etude Op.39 No.6

on

Ayako

Philharmonic Symphony.

PROGRAM

Vaniations

Fumiko

with orchestras such as the Washington National Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic, and the Bialystok

Carlo Soliva" Compckuon 1998, Italy

Toccata Op.11

thene of

Duport

Dcbussy

Mozart Prokofiev

STAGE I I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/42 in e minor

Haydn

Page Turm

Kats-Chernin Chopin

Scherzo No.3 Op.39 Sonata No4 Op.29 in c minor

Prokofiev

STAGE rv RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.54 in F Major Beethoven Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Mendclssohn Four Pieces Op.119 Brahms Sonata Op.22

Ginastera

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Tno Op.67 in e minor

19.5.82 Gorlovka, Ukraine

Ayako commenced musical studies at the agc of three, and since 1990 has been a student of the Yamaha Master-Class in Tokyo. Whilst studying there her teachers included Vera Gornostaeva,

made television

Awards

Ist Prize

EVGENY UKHANOV UKRAINE / AUSTRALIA

Shostakovich

STAGE V TWO cONCERTOs Concerto KV466 in d minor Concerto No.3 Op.26 in C Major

FINALS Mozart Prokoficv

2nd Prizec

International Competition for

Young Pianists, 1992, Ertlingen, Germany

International Tchaikovsky

Competiion for Young Musicians, 1995, Sendai, Japan Semifinalist International Tchaikovsky

Competition, 1998, Moscow PROGRAM STAGE I

Evgeny arrived in Sydney in July currendy scholarship holder at the1998 Institute of Music, Ase He has been 1st studying with Viktor Ma a

lakarov. Pnizewinner at many Australian and competitions cisteddfodau and ma an for both ABC and SBS has performed radio. Eveen extensively throughout Russia, the recordings

Ukraine and

Prizewinner PROGRAM

RECITAL Etude Op.39 No.6 Etude Op. 10 No.4 Prelude and Fuguc Book I No.15 Ballade No.4 Op.52 in f minor STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.7

qu'a

vu

le

vent

d'Ouest

Rachmaninov Chopin Bach

Chopin Debussy

Scarlatti Liszt RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Mephisto Waltz No.

Transcendental Erude No.5 'Feux Follets Sonata No.l Op.12 Mazurka Op.63 No.3

Liszt

Shostakovich

Chopin

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No.8 Ondine

Songs Without Words Op.67 No.2, Debussy Op.62 No.2 and Op.38 No.3 Mendelssohn

Regard de l'Esprit de Joic

Messiaen

STAGE I I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/37 in D Major Haydn Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Vine Sonata No.6 Op.82 in A Major

Prokofiev

SEMI FINALS

Schubert

Prcludes Op.32 No's l and 10, Preludes Op.23 No's 9, 6 and 2 Rachmaninov CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No.l Op.32 in d minor STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV453 in G Major Rhapsody on a theme

Arensky FINALS

Mozart

Rachmaninov

34

Romania

STAGE I

Sonatas L423, L487

RECITALL

of Paganini

Australia.

Awards 2nd Horowitz Competition, 1997, Kiev Piano Competition for Young Pianists, 1997, Senigallia, Italy

Prizewinner

Ce

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata D598 in c minor

in

STAGE III Sonata KV576

in D Major Bagatelles No's 1, 2 and 4 L'isle joyeuse

Mozart Vine

Debussy

Spanish Rhapsody STAGE Iv RECITAL Sonata Op.110 in A'Major Sonata No.8 Op.84

Liszt SEMI FINALS

Bcethoven Prokofiev

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No.l Op.32 in d minor STAGE V Concerto KV595 in B>Major Concerto No.3 Op.30

TWO CONCERTOSs

in d minor

Arensky FINALS Mozart

Rachmaninov


TOOMAS VANA

HUNG CUONG VAN

VALERIA VETRUCCIO

ESTONIA

VIETNAM

ITALY

22.8.72

graduate

Van is a

Hung Conscrvatory,

Cuong

Gtate

where

scow of the Mosco

he studied

Cleveland

Music's

Diploma

Mu

curently a

student

with

continued Institute of

then

fesor Victor Merzhanov. He within the his studies Program, Artist

28.4.70 Tallinn, Estonia

Quinhon, Victnam

of Paul

where he is

Schenly. Cuong has

Toomas began his musical studies at the Central Music School in Talinn, Estonia and continued his study at the Estonian Academy of Music under

Valeria graduated with honours from the State Conservatory of Lecce . She has performed extensively both within Italy and abroad in cities

College of Music in Karlsruhe and commenced study with Professor Kalle Randalu, with whom

Salzburg, Ferrol, Liege and New York. In addition

Professor

Russia, th roughoutrecitals rformed cxtensively in and the U.5.A including ietnam Ho Chi Minh City,

he in

Moscow,

a

Cleveland

Tambov, and

Hanoi,

Long

Island.

Bruno Lukk. In 1991 he entered the

stayed until 1998. Toomas has given concerts Estonia, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Russia,

Lithuania, France and Brazil, and in 1997 released CD

on

the "Bella Musica" label

Prizewinner

Music

Awards 5th International Brahms

Ist Prizc

Chamber Music Competition,

4th P'riz

International Vianna da Motta

Competition, Hanoi, Victnam

Competition, 1997,

Cleveland

Semi-finalist

USA

PROGRAM

Liszt Harmonies du Soir' Prelude and Fugue Book I No.l in C Major

STAGEI

Bach Chopin

Erude Op.10 No.l Ballade No.4 Op.52 in fminor

Chopin

RECITAL

STAGE II

Prelude Book I No.10

La Cathédrale engloutie'

Debussy

Sonata No.5 Op.53 Erude Op.39 No.l

Scriabin

Rachmaninov

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV333 in B°Major Mozart Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Vine Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B'Major Prokofiev RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op.110 in A'Major

Becthoven

Sonata in b minor

Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC Op.49 in d minor

hano Trio

Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV466 in d minor

Concerto

No.2

Op.83

in

B'Major

FINALS Mozart Brahms

to her solo recitals Valeria has also performed with the Schipa and the

Conservatory Carlo Felice Theatre Orchestras. She is currently a student of both Aquiles Delle Vigne and Riccardo Risalti.

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op.39 No.l Sonata Op.l in b minor

Allegro Op.8

Compctition, 1999, Macau

RECITAL STAGE I Transcendental Etude No.11

STAGE IV

Competition, 1992, Hamburg 1997, Karlsruhe

PROGRAM

including Lccce, Spoleto, Trani, Genova, Venezia,

PROGRAM

2nd Prize

Awards First National

30.12.75 Tricase, Italy

Rachmaninov Berg

Schumann

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No.3 "La puerta del Vino'

Debussy Chopin Chopin

Barcarolle Op.60

Vaniations Op 27

RECITAL Chopin Webern

Etude Op.25 No.3 Danzas Argentinas

Toccata Op.7

Schumann

STAGE II

RECITAL

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV280 in F Major Mozart Between Five Bells Sculthorpe Gaspard de la nuit Ravel

Etude Op 10 No 12

Prelude Book II No.3 pucrta del Vino' Legende No.2 Sonatina No.2 Op.l

Debussy Liszt Pårt

STAGE I1 RECITAL QUARTERFINALS Sonata KV533/494 in F Major Mozart Berween Five Bells Sculthorpe Sonata Bartok STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.8la in E'Major Les Adieux Picrures at an Exhibition CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven

Moussorgsky Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV466 in d minor Concerto No.l Op.15 in d minor STAGE V

35

FINALS

Mozart Brahms

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Sonata Op. 109 in E Major

Ginastera

SEMI FINALS

Sonata No.l Op.28 in d minor

Beethoven Rachmaninov

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Concerto K453 in G Major Mozart Concerto No.2 Op.18 in c minor Rachmaninov


HENRY WONG DO

GOTTLIEB WALLISCH

ALEXEI VOLODIN

NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRIA

RUSSIA

Alexci began musical studics at the age of six, and in 1987 cntered the Moscow Grnessin

Special

School, studying with T. Zelikman. In 1994 he commenced studics at the Moscow Conscrvatory under Professor Eliso Virsaladze his studies he has been the winner compctitions and participated in many solo and chamber many music festivals in both

Throughout

of

local

music capacities, including the Portogruaro Festival (Italy) and the Holland Music Sessions. gious halls Alexei has pertormed in many pr

both in Russia and Europe, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has been soloist with several orchestras and has recorded both for radio and CD.

Heinz currently a student ofProfessor in Vienna at the Univesity Music of Mcdjimorec

Gotticb is

and has attended master-classes with Oleg Bashkirov and Steven

Maisenberg, Dmitry Kovacevich. Gottlicb has performed extensively and Asia including throughout Europe, U.S.A Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, HallHall -London, Carnegie Wigmore Spain,

New York, Becthovenhaus Bonn, Washington Middle East and D.C, Japan, Hong Kong, the

Africa.

orchestras under He has performed with many Menuhin and conductors such as Lord Ychudi Dennis Rusell Davies, and in February of this year with the Vienna Philharmonic gave his debut has also under Giuseppe Sinopoli. Gottlieb Classic" label. relcased three CDs on the "Musica

Awards Finalist

Busoni Competition, 1997, Italy

Prizewinner

Santander International Piano

Awards Ist Prize

Competition, 1998, Spain Prizewinner

15.12.76 Auckland,

7.8.78 Vienna, Austria

17.7.77 St Petersburg, Russia

Long-Thibaud International Piano Competition, 1998, France

Ist Prize

Competition, Elena-Rombro-Stcpanow

Competition, 1997, Vicnna

Finalist

Piano Competition, 1999, Bclgium

RECITAL STAGE I Etude Op.25 No.11

Choppin

Four Sonatas: K107,K113, K87 and K96

Scarlatti

Prelude and Fugue Op.87 No.15 Shostakovich

PROGRAM

STAGE I

Debussy

La danse de Puck'

Chopin

Fantasy Op.49 in f minor

Liszt

Hungarian Rhapsody No.10

Rachmaninov Etude Op.39 No.9 No.l of Drei Klavierstücke D946 Schubert Albeniz

Mozart

Debussy

Ce qu'a vu le vent d' Ouest Fantasy Hob XVI1/4

Bagatelles No's 1, 2 and 5

Vine

Haydn Chopin

Rachmaninov

Threc Movements from Petrouchka Stravinsky STAGE IV

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Beethoven

Sonata Op.l11 in c minor

Impromptu Op.142 No.3 in F Major

Schubert

Fantasy on 'The Marriage of Figaro' Mozart/Liszt/Busoni

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

TWO CONCERTOS FINALS STAGE V Mozart Concerto KV537 in D Major Concerto No.3 Op.30 in d minor Rachmaninov

solo recitals in Christchurch, Kerikeri

and

Auckland as well as engagements with the Christchurch Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Auckland University and Youth Orchestras. His performances in the Chnstchurch and Auckland Town halls were recorded and broadcast for the National Radio Concert EM. Awards st Prize

National Concerto Competition, 1995, Christchurch, New Zealand

National Recital Award of the CANZ, 1996, Wellington, New lealand Semitinalist The Queen Elizabeth International Music Competition, 1999, Brussels, Belgium PROGRAM

Liszt

Ricordanza

Prelude and Fugue Book II in D Major

Debussy

RECITAL Prelude Book II No.5 "Bruyéres Le Baiser de l'Enfant Jésus from

Debussy

Une Barque sur l'océan trom 'Miroirs Alborada del Grazioso from "Miroirs

Intermezzo Op.l17 No.2

Fantasy Op.17

Beethoven

Schumann

Concerto KV537 in D Major

Concerto No.l Op.15 in d minor

Sculthorpe Brahms Brahms Ginastera

Sonata No.l Op.22 STAGE IV

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op.54 in F Major Pictures at an Exhibition

Beethoven

Moussorgsky

CHAMBER MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

VTWO CONCERTOS

Albeniz

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS STAGE II Sonata Hob XVI/34 in e minor Haydn

Ravel Ravel

SEMI FINALS

Messiaen

Vingt Regards' Malaga trom Iberia

Berween Five Bells Intermezzo Op.117 No.l

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.101 in A Major

Bach

L'isle joyeuse

Ravel

STAGE

currently

studies at he

Throughout his studies, Henry has tormed extensively throughout New Zealand includino

Sculthorpe

Piano Trio Op.87 in C Major

Mendelssohn

Evelyne Brancart and

is

Indiana University udy1ng under Leonard Hokhansor

Oiseaux Tristes from "Miroirs'

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

zart

Sonata KV457 in c minor

Between Five Bells

Scherzo from 'A Midsummer Night's

Dream' Mendelssohn arr

STAGE II

at

in the United

He

STAGE II

RECITAL STAGE II Prelude Book I No.7

RECITAL QUARTER FINALSs

Sonata KV576 in D Major

University of Auckland.

RECITAL Transcendental Etude No.9

RECITAL

Polonaise Op.44 in fi minor STAGE III

Henry commenced his tertiary musical with Susan Smith and Bryan Sayer

STAGE I

Triana from 'Iberia RECITALL STAGE II Prelude Book I No.11

Zealand

t Prize

Stravinsky International Piano 1995, IIlinois, USA

Qucen Elizabeth International

PROGRAM

New

Brahms FINALS

Piano Trio in a minor STAGEV

TWO cONCERTOS

Ravel FINALS

Mozart

Concerto KV467 in C Major

Mozart

Brahms

Concerto No.l Op.15 in d minor

Brahms


ROGERWRIGHT

PAUL WYSE USA

USA

ALEXEY YEMTSOV

UKRAINE/ AUSTRALIA

14.74 Houston, U.S.A

25.4.70 Portland, USA 6.11.82 Pavlograd, Ukraine

towards

a

Doctor of

study1ng e eurrently University of Scuthern Degrcc at the has performed

oraia, ic

ttensvelh

with John l'erry. He U.s.A and Canada throughout the New York, recitals in Washington,

including

souri,

South

Caroli1na

pertormed

has York and New

ROgcr

Hal

and Alberta

in Carnegie's Weil Recital lDonncll Library Centre

City's

med with orchestras such as the

rforme

o . Midland-Odessa,

Sim

Victoria and Dallas

of his performances have been ony. Many Radio in New 1ork ity and

KAMU

nwOXR

Radio

in Texas.

Awards San Antonio International Piano

2nd Pnze

Competition, 1997

Frinna Awerbuch International

Ist Prize

Paul

completed

2nd P'rize

Fleisher and is towards a Doctor of Musiccurrently atworking degree the University of Montreal, under Marc Durand. He has perfor

extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including recitals with Carter Brey and

Vladimir Feltsman in venues such as the Claude Champagne, Wilfred Pelletier Jordan and Pollack An aficionado of

paricpatcd Tanglewood

performed

Washington International Piano

Rachmaninov Schumann

Blumenstück Op.19 Mirage (1997)

Fabregas

RECITAL Prelude Book I No.12 'Minstrels Trclude and Fugue Book 1 No.l0 in e minor Gargoyles (Four movements) STAGE II

Debussy Bach Laeberanh

STAGE I11 RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/48 in C Major Haydn Between Five Bells Sculthorpe Sonata in c minor Soler Sonata Op.35 in F'minor

Chopin

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Schubert Sonata Op.53 in D Major Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues (1979) rom North American Folk Ballads' Rzewski

CHAMBER MUSIC ano Inio

Op.70 No.l

Awards Ludmila Knezkova Hussey International Piano Competition, 1998

Major Beethoven

STAGE V Two cONCERTOS FINALS Concerto K\466 in d minor Mozart Onerto No.3 Op.30 in d minor Rachmaninov

Ukraine and Australia, and has made two CD recordings. Alexey has also appeared on both ABC and SBS radio.

Chopin Schumann

Haydn

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No. 12 Feux d'artifice Gondoliera Scarbo from "Gaspard de la nuit'

STAGE III

Debussy Liszt Ravel

Clementi Vine

John Corgiano

SEMI FINALS Beethoven St Francis de Paul marchant sur les tlots Liszt Prokofiev Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B' Major STAGE IV

RECITAL

Sonata Op.111 in c minor

CHAMBER MUSIC

Piano Trio Op.67

in

e

mino

Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Mozart Concerto KV466 in d minor Concerto No.l Op.23 in b' minor Tchaikovsky

37

lst Prize

Awards Horowitz International Piano

Competition, 1996, Ukraine Prokofiev Competition, Donetsk

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op.39 No.l Sonatas LI18 and L395

Rachmaninov Scarlatti

Ballade No.+ Op.52 in f minor STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No.3 La Puerta del Vino' Carmen Variations

Chopin

Debussy Bizet/ Horowitz Liszt

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV333 in B'major Mozart Bagatelles No's 1,2 and5 Vine Sonata 'Aprés une lecture du Dante'

STAGE IV

REcITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Op.24 No.2 Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 4 Etude Fantasy

lst Prize

Spanish Rhapsody

STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op.25 No. 11 Romance Op 28 No.2 Sonata Hob XV1/48 in C Major

STAGE V

in D

Gettysburg.

PROGRAM

PROGRAM

RECITAL STAGE I Etude Op.39 No.9

contemporary music,

Paul has in contemporary music festivals at the Music Centre, Harvard and Brandeis Universities. As a member of the Ives Piano Trio, he has recorded for WGBH Radio in Boston and has with the New World. and Bangor Symphony Orchestras.

Special prize

Competition, 1999

Alexey arrived in Sydney from the Ukraine in 1998 and is currently a scholarship holder at July the Australian Institute of Music, studying with Viktor Makarov. He has countries such as performed cxtensively in England, USA, Isracl, China, Russia,

Halls.

Competition, 1998

Special Prize

Master of Music from the studying with Leon

Peabody Conservatory whilst

Piano Competition, 1998 Nena Wideman Piano

a

RECITAL

Liszt

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op.164 in a minor

Sonata No.6 Op.82 in A Major

Schubert Prokofiev

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No.l Op.32 in d minor

Arensky

TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV467 in C Major Mozart Concerto No 2 Op.18 in c minor Rachmaninov

STAGE V


RUSSIA

Natalia commenccd her musical studies at the Moscow Music School and in 1990 entered the Central Music School within the Moscow Conservatory, under Professor Mndoyants. In 1997 she furthered her studies with Professor G.Hauer at the College of Music, Karlsruhe, where she is currently studying. Natalia has performed in Germany, Russia, Bclorussia,

Ukraine, France, USA and Bulgaria.

Tanya has studied with Gabriel Kwok, Sequeria Kammerling and Franco Scala in Imola. She is currently studying with Claude Frank Yale with orchestras in University. She has Europe and given recitals in the Far East. U.S.A, and Europe in halls including the Concertgebouw, Teatro Communale in Bologna and has a forthcoming recital in Carnegie Hall.

performed

Awards

Chopin Competition, 1995,

3rd Prize

International Piano Competition for Young Pianists, 1998, Ettlingen

Ist prizc Kawai International Pano

Gottingen PROGRAM

RECITAL

STAGE I

Etude Op.25 No.10

Chopin Gubaidulina

Chaconne Sonata L407 in G Major

Scarlatti

STAGE II Prelude Book I No.8 La frille aux cheveux de lin' Suggestion Diabolique Op.4 No.4 Sonata No.2 Op.35 in b'minor

RECITAL

lst prize Young Chang lnternational Phano Competiton U.SA

Chopin Haydn Sculthorpe Chopin

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Symphonic Erudes Op.13

Schumann

Piano Trio Op.67 in c minor

Awards

STAGE I Etude p.

RECITAL No.7

Chopin

Premiere communion de la Vicrge Tarantella

International Lions Club 1989

Liszt

International Chopin Competition Gottingen 1990

l'rizewinner

Europcan Chop1n Competition

Darmstadt 1992

RECITAL

Prelude Book I No.7 Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest Ballade No.4 Op.52 in fminor

Debussy Chopin

Sonata L465 in D Major

Scarlatti

PROGRAM

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTERFINALS Sonata KV570 in B°Major Mozart Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Vine mphonic Erudes Op.13 Schumann STAGE IV

P'nzewinner

Messiacn

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Schubert Janacek

Sonata D598 in c minor

CHAMBER MUSIC l n o Op.49 in d minor FINALS 1ano

Concerto KV466 in d minor

Mozart

STAGE V

Concerto No.2 Op.21 in f minor

Chopin

Concerto KV466 in d minor

STAGE 1 Erude Op.39 No.1

RECITAL Rachmaninov

Prelude & Fugue Book lI No.5 in D Major

Bach

Ballade No.I Op.23 ing minor

Chopin

STAGE II

RECITAL

Prelude Book I No.10 La cathédrale engloutie Sonata Kl62 Thirty-two Variations

Debussy Scarlatu

Beethoven

WoO 80 in c minor

Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS

Lübeck.

He has bcen awarded prizes in national and international compet1tions. He has been awarded the Edwin Fischer scholarship and the Yamaha Music Foundation ot urope He has Scholarship. pertormed in recitals, concertos and as a chamber musician in Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland and Poland.

t prize

In the Mists

CHAMBER MUSIC

David began piano lessons at the age of seven and entered the Freiburg Hochschule für in 1987. He studied with l'rotessor E. NMusik and Professor V. NMargulis. In 1994 he Kolodin entere the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Hannover in the class of Professor K.H Kammerling. Since 1999 he has studied with Professor K. Elser at the Hochschule in

PROGRAM

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Op.110 in A* Major

STAGE V

Competition lst prize Stravinsky Awards

STAGE II

Debussy Prokofiev

Sonata Hob XVI/31 in E Major Between Five Bells Scherzo No.2 Op.31 in b'minor RECITAL

10.4.73 Freiburg, Germany

Costa, Christopher Elton, Karl-Hcinz

Awards Finalist

STAGE IV

GERMANY

29.7.77 Hong Kong

5.6.78 Moscow, Russia

STAGE III

DAVID BOEHLER

T BANNISTER ENGLAND

NATALIA ZAGALSKAIA

Mendelssohn

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Mozart

Concerto No.2 Op.l8 in c minor Rachmaninov

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Mozart Sonata KV280 in F Major Vine Bagatelles No's 1,2 & 5 Four Piano Pieces Op.1 19 Brahms STAGE IV

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op.57 in f minor Beethoven

'Appassionata

Chaconne from

Violin Parita BWV1004 Scherzo No.l Op.20 inb minor CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor STAGE V

Bach/Busoni Chopin Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No.2 Op.21 in f minor

FINALS Mozart

Chopin


FABIA.

WILLIAM CHEN

CASANOVA

AUSTRALIA

ITALY

DANIEL DEL PINO SPAIN

9.2.74, Rome, Italy

rcccved

of piano from

dinloma diplom his

Fahiano

of Conservatorium

15.3.72 Shanghai, China the

Milan, aduating of O. Minola.

GSerdi the tuition th honourshisunder studics with Paul Badura-Skoda He

rthered

Milan and

classes in

at

master A.Lonquicnstudent of K.

He 1s

currently

Bogino

of Romc. Angclica the Academia as a soloist in various active has been Fabyano including Milan, lurin, Bergamo, Iralian citics and 'alermo. In addition to his Monza,Rome, is also a keen chamber musician and he work olo invited to participate at the Art Fiorcnc.

s

(Constantiana

recently

Europa

Festval

of Todi.

European

Ist prize

Srd prze

Semi-finalist

Bloomington,

music merit award.

He has performcd at the Lincoln Centre Alice Tully Hall and recorded for WQXR and WNYC radio. In Australia William has with the Sydney. Mclbourne, Adelaiude pertormed and Qucensland Symphony Orchcstras and made radio broadcasts

Semifinalist

Compctition "Citta di

Moncalieri", 1995

acparthcnt London

"Martha Del Vecchio" National Piano Competition, Arenzano, 1995

Winner

at

the

in

the Post

graduate

y a l AAdemy ot usic in

STAGEI Etude Op.39 No9 Fantasta KV475 in c minor

RECITAL

Rachmaninov Mozart Prokotiev

Sarcasms Op.l7, No's I and 3

STAGE II relude BookI No.12 lacata Op.7 Ireludes Op.ll

RECITAL

Minstrels

Debussy

Schumann

Ao's 9,11,13,14,16,18

Scriabin

STAGE II RECITAL Sonata Hob XVI/50 in C QUARTER FINALS

hagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Major Sonata No.7, Op.83 in BMajor STAGE IV

RECITAL

onata Op.27

No.l in

b minor

CHAMBER MUSIC ano Irio Op.67

in

Haydn Vine

Prokofiev SEMI FINALS

EPMajor

Beethoven Liszt

minor

Shostakovich

TWO oncerto KV 466 in d munor Onerto No.2 Op.18

FINALS

CONCERTOS

studies with

Joaquin

Achucarro.

Daniel has performed as soloist with orchestras including Sinfonica de Sevilla, Sinfonia de Galicia, Sintonica de Castilla-Lcon and the Meadows Symphony Orchestra under conductors such as

Bragado, Gatti and Rinehart. He has performed Spain, Portugal, France, Holland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Morocco, Japan, Brazil, and the

in

USA. Daniel is also an avid chamber musician and frequently invited to perform at festivals in

is

Awards Ist prize & Special Ciudad de FerrolPnze

STAGE I RECITAL Erude Op 25 No.11 Chopin La Lonot trom "Catakoguc d'Oiscaux' Messiaen Sonata Hob XVI/20 in e minor Haydn

Spain 1999

Audience prnze

Fundacion Guerrero -

Special Prize

Spain 1999 Jeunesses Musicales du Maroc - Morocco 1988

Ist Prize

Meadows Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 1999

STAGE RECITAL Prelude Book lI No.4 Les Fees sont d'exquises danseuses Debussy Sonata No.4 Scriabin The Firebird Suite Stravinsky/Agosti

PROGRAM STAGE I Etude Op.10 No.5 Erude Op.2 No.l

STAGE II1

Sonata Apres une lecture du Dante'

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Op.7 No.3 in g minor Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Variations on a theme of Corelli Preludes No.1, 7 & 22 STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.101 in A Major

Clementi Vine Rachmaninov Bowen SEMI FINALS

Apres une lecture du Dante

Sonata (1926)

Beethoven

Liszt Bartok

CHAMBER MUSIC Ravel

Piano Trio in a minor STAGE V

e

performance from Yale University where he

studicd with Peter Frankl. He is currently enrolled at the Southern Methodist University where he

Awards 2MBS Young Pertormer of the Year

PROGRAM

"Citta di Cantu" International Competition for l'iano and Orchestra, 1997

Daniel studied piano with Julian Lopez-Gimeno the Real Conservatorio de Musica of Madrid. He currently holdsSuperior a Master's degree in

at

Spain, Brazil and Italy.

"Iremio Venezia" National

PROGRAM

SIAGE V

SBS. He Is currently an

Associatcd Board tellow

Competition, 1996

Sonata in

William studied with Elizabeth Powell at the Sydney Conservatorium High School and with Jerome Lowenthal at the Julliard School, where he received both the Bachelor's and Master's degrec. Hc also holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University, where he studicd wth Gyorgy Sebok and was awarded a

for the ABC, 2MBS and

Awards

6.11.72, Beyrouth, Spain

TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV 503 in C Major

FINALS

Mozart

Concerto No.2 Op.18 in c minor Rachman1nov

RECITAL

Chopin Scriabin

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.5 Les collines d'Anacapri" Etude Op.10 No.l1

Debussy Chopin Granados Granados

Qucjas ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor

EI Pelele STAGE II

LISzt

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV333 in PMajor Page-Turn Sonata No.7 Op.83 in BMajor RECITAL STAGE IV Sonata Op.101 in A Major

Mozart

Kats-Chernin Prokofiev SEMI FINALs

Sonata (1926) Trois nouvelles études Scherzo No.3

Mozart

Beethoven Bartok

Chopin Chopin

CHAMBER MUSIC

Minor

Piano Trio in a minor

Rachmaninov

TWO CONCERTOS STAGE V Concerto KV467 in C Major Concerto Op.5+ in a minor

39

Ravel FINALS Mozart

Schumann


SHAN DENG

MARIA DOBRESCU ROMANIA

AUSTRALIA

22.4.75 Beijing, China

Competition, South Afrnca. Shan has featured on radio and television in Australia, South Africa, USA and China and has appearcd as soloist with

major orchestras including the Melbourne, West Australian,and Qucensland Symphony Orchestras. She has won numerous

fellowships

and scholarships, and graduated from Griffith

University with both first class honours and a university medal, and has also been awarded a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

9.10.76 Vitry-sur-Seine, France

Maria commenced her formal musical studies at the George Enescu Conservatorium studying with Gabriela Stephan. She then furthered her studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, under Professor Gerard Her Fremy. teachers have also included Pierre Laurent Aimard, Hans Leygraf and Martha Maria has Agcrich. given recitals and concerts ,

France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Roumania, Czechn Republic, Japan, Malaysia and Argentina. Awards Prizewinner Senigallia International Piano

PROGRAM RECITAL

Gnomenreigen

Liszt Ravel Rachmaninov

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.5 Les collines d'Anacapri' Etude Op.25 No.6 Nocturne Op.27 No.2 in D>Major Sonata No.3, Op.28 in a minor

Competition, Barcelona, Spain

Prizewinner Epinal Piano Competition, France

PROGRAM STAGE 1 RECITAL Etude Op.10 No.2 Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este' Sonata No.3 op.28 in a minor STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.2 °Voiles Polonaise - Fantasie Op.61

Two Sonatas K427, K88 STAGE II Debussy

Chopin

Chopin

Prokofiev

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTERFINALS Sonata Op.25 No.5 in F*Major Clementi Bagatelles No's 1,2,3,4 8&5 Vine Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise Op.22

Chopin

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.31 No.3 in E Major Beethoven French Suite No.5 in G Major Bach Sonata Fantasie Op.19 No.2 Scriabin

Chopin 1szt

Prokofiev

Debussy Chopin Scarlatti

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata K\V 457 in c minor

Between Five Bells

Mozart

Sculthorpe

Images Book I

Debussy Scriabin

Two Poèmes Op.32 STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.l10 in A'Major Fantasie Op.17 in C Major

Shostakovich STAGE V TWO cONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV 453 in G Major Mozart Concerto No.2 Op.22 in g minor Saint Saëns

+O

the Musique of

his

musical

At the

studics in

age of 14. 1 he National dde study1ng with

Conservatore Supericur Paris, Rigutto Georges Pludermacher, and hasBruno been finalist at several national and and

a

1997 he commencedEuropcan studies competitions. at College of Music, London where he the Royal ith Yonty Solomon, winning the Cyril studied with Smith Prize that year. He has pertormed both as soloist and chamber musician throughout France In

with John

and is at the

PROGRAM STAGE I

RECITAL Etude Op.10 No.l Chopin Trancendental Etude No.l1 Harmonies du soir' Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903 Liszt Bach STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.5 Les collines d'Anarcapri' Sonata No.5 Op.53

Suggestion Diabolique Op.4 No.4

Debussy Scriabin

Prokofiev

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI / 24 in D Major

Between Five Bells

Sonata No.3 Op.58 in b minor STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op. 8la in E> Major

Haydn

Sculthorpe Chopin

SEMI FINALS

Thirteen Preludes Op.32

Beethoven Rachmaninov

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

Mendelssohn

Becthoven

Schumann

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV 466 in d minor Mozart Concerto in G Major Ravel

Piano Trio Op.67 in c minor

entered

began

south France.

Les Adieux

SEMI FINALS

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio op.70 No.l in D Major Beethoven

CHAMBER MUSIC

Baptiste

currently studying

Competition, Italy

National Keyboard ABC Young Winner Performer's Award 1994 Semifinalist 8th UNISA International Piano Competition, South Africa 1998

Jcan

Grenoble,

Bingham Trinity College of Music, London.

Prizewinner Maria Canals International Piano

Awards

Ondine from "Gaspard de la nuit' Etrudes Op.39 No's 2 and 9

FRANCE

8.6.76 Bucharest, Romania

Shan was named Young Australian of the Year in Quccnsland in 1999 and was recently chosen to compete in the 9th UNISA International Piano

STAGE I

JEAN-BAPTISTE FONLL

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV 595 in B°Major Mozart Concerto No.2 Op.83 in B>Major Brahms


GRACE FRANCIS

KENJI FUJIMURA

DMITRI GRIGORTSEVICH

JAPAN

RUSSIA

3.5.75, Japan

13.9.72 Yaroslavsky, Russia

ENGLAND

29.4.71 London, England

Kenji completed his Master of Music at the University of Melbourne as a full scholarship betore cntering student and has been studying with Ronald Eilcen Broster wherc she studicd with Peter School, Farren-Price since 1990. In 1997 Kenji Menuhin In 1989 she entered Vnsand Louis Kentner. London under Inna undertook two years of study at the Royal Music, of Renal College Academy Music, London under Frank Wibaut. commenced

Grace

her keyboard

studics with the Yehudi

the

there

whilst studying Was Pnize and the Chappell both the Paucr award. the College's highest piano Gold Medal, with both the Royal She has performed Symphony Orchestras Philharmonic and Croydon and Fairficld Halls, both under Barbican t the

7antskaya and ncr of

the

baton ot

Davison.

Arthur

received

a

Wingate scholarship

Having recently Bartok and Schubert, the piano music of to study with Martino Tinimo. studying Grace is currently recital at Steinway Hall, has recently given a

of

The recipient of many awards and prizes, Kenj has also appeared with many orchestras, under

Dmitri entered the Central Music School in Moscow in 1987, studying with Professor A. Nasedkin. He continued his studies in 1991 at the Moscow Conservatoire in the class of Profesor Lev Vlasenko, and more recently, Professor Mischa Voskressensky. Dmitri has recently completed a post-graduate diploma at the

Moscow Conservatoire.

such conductors as John Hopkins, Geotrey

He has given many recitals in towns of Russia,

Simon and Sir William Southgate. He has made

made appearances with Russian orchestras, and is

many radio broadcasts for 3MBS-FM, ABC-FM

currently the assistant to Professor Nasedkin at

and BBC Radio3, and has performed in Australia,

the Moscow Chopin Specialist College.

New Zealand, Japan. United Kingdom, Austria and South East Asia Kenji has also performed cxtensively as chamber musician and accompanist

Awards Semi-finalist

and is currently furthering his studies within the

She

Advanced Performance Program at the Australian

London

National Academy of Music

3rd Prize

Awards Winner Scmi -finalist

BBC Young Musician of the

Year Yamaha Foundation of Europe

Finalist

Special

Prize

Portugal

PROGRAM

Hattorn Foundation Award

Kryboard Scholarship Epta International Piano Competition, Zagreb

6th Prize

STAGE I RECITAL Transcendental Etude No.1l

Liszt

Harmonics du soir

RECITAL STAGE I Etude Op.39 No.6

Albeniz

laganini Varnations Book II

Brahms

Prclude, Gavotte & Giguc (From Partita for Bach/Rachmaninov

Etude Op. 10 No.4

El Fandango de Candil

Klavierstücke Op.11 Nos. I and 2 Schönberg Nutcracker Suite Nos. 1, 2 and 5 Tchaikovsky / Pletnev

Granados

RECITAL Prelude Book II No.7 "La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune Debussy

Young Juiet

Debussy Bartok Liszt

Sonata (1926)

Trancendental Study No.l10

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI / 50 in C Major Haydn Bagatclles No's 1,2 and 4 Vine Sonata 'Apres une lecture du Liszt Dante STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.8la in E° Major Bcethoven Les Adieux Valscs Nobles et Sentimentales Ravel Sonata No.2 Op.36 in b' minor Rachmaninov

Major

Beethoven

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor

FINALS

Op.30

in d minor

Medtner

Dithyramb Op.10 No2

Prelude Book II No.7 La terrase des audiences du clair de lune'

Concerto No.3

Chopin

Mozart

Rachmaninov

STAGE I1I

Mozart Vine

Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5

Sonata No 2 Op.36 in b' minor (Original version) RECITAL

Sonata D557 in A' Major Sonata No.3 Op.5 in f minor

Debussy

Scarlatti Scarlatti Sonata in A Major Three Songs Das Wandern', Wohin' Schubert / Liszt and 'Erlkönig

Piano Tno op.49 in d minor

STAGE III QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV332 in F Major Bagatelles No's 1, 2 and 4

Rachmaninov SEMI FINALS Schubert Brahms

CHAMBER MUSIC

Mendelsohn

FINALS Mozart Concerto KV466 in d minor Concerto Op.73 No.5 in E 'Major Beethoven

STAGE V

RECITAL

Prelude Book II No.3 La pucrta del Vino'

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV330 in C Major

STAGE IV

STAGE II

Fugue in g minor

Prokofiev

RECITAL

in D

RECITAL

solo violin in E Major)

(From Romco and Julict Op.75 No.4)

CHAMBER MUSIC Pano Tno Op.70 No.l

PROGRAM

STAGE II

Rachmaninov

Tnana from Ibena'

STAGE I

Sydney International Piano Competition, 1996, Australia

STAGE I

(From Goycscas)

PROGRAM

Tchaikowsky International Piano Competiton, 1994, Moscow XII International Piano Competition, 1995, Porto

TWO CONCERTOS

Mozart Vine

Remeniscences de 'Don Juan

Mozart / Liszt

STAGE IV

SEMI FINALS

RECITAL

Sonata Op.l43 in a minor

Sonata in b minor CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor

Schubert Liszt

Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS FINALS STAGE V Mozart Concerto KV467 in C Major Concerto No 2 Op.18 in c minor Rachmaninov


VERA

NIKOLAY VANOVSKY

MATTHEW HAGLE U.S.A

25.3.73 Moscow, Russia

22.10.76, Leningrad, Russia

23.5.71, Tulson / Arizona, U.S.A Matthew is a graduate of both the Peabody Conservatory and Yale University, and was thc recipicnt of many faculty prizes throughout his course of study. He was named a laureate of the 1997 Amenican Pianists Competition, and in 1994

with

Nikolay is currently studying and in Seryogina since 1990,

Professor Nina

year

spent a student of Professor 1997

in Indiana, USA as a in recital Alexander Toradze. He has performed and nas cities and with orchestra in many Russian

London with Maria Curcio Diamand. His other

Bulgana, performed in Europe, including and Switzerland. Italy Sweden, Finland, Poland,

teachers have included Robert Weirich, Donald

He has taken part in the masterclasses of Dmitry

Curnier, and Claude Frank.

Davidovich in Bashkirov in Moscow, and Bella Switzerland. Nikolay has also pertormea at both St. international music festivals in

reccived a Fulbright Grant to study privately in

has

explored many often neglected mastcrpieces of the 20th century piano repertoire, Matthew

resulting in a series of recitals centered around

also

PROGRAM STAGE I Etude Op.10 No.4

held at the Universiry of Kansas and the University

Isolde's Liebestod

RECITAL

Islamey

RECITAL

Etude Op.39 No.9 Barcarolle Op.60 Ondine from "Gaspard de la nuit'

RECITAL Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest Rachmaninov Les Lilas Chopin Chaconne Ravel STAGE III

STAGE II Prelude Book I No.7 Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este

RECITAL

Bagatelles No's 1, 2 and 5

Debussy Liszt

Carter

Piano Sonata (lst mvt)

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/ 50 in C Major Haydn Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Vine Variations on a theme of Handel Brahms STAGE IV

RECITAL

SEMI

FINALS

Sonata Op.143 in a minor

Schubert

Première Communion' and Regard de l'espirit de Joic' from 'Vingt Regards' Funerailles

Messiaen Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

Concerto No.2 Op.83 in P Major

Symphonic Etudes Op.13

Bach /Busoni

Clementi

Vine Schumann

Beethoven Moments Musicaux Op.16 Rachmaninov Nos. 1,2 and 5 Three Movements from Petrouchka Strav1nsky

1990

Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV503 in C Major Mozart Concerto No.3 Op.26 in C Major Prokofiev

both recitalis and with

as

as

cnsembles.

a

chamber

Awards Maria Callas Piano

2nd Prize

Athens, Grecce, 1998Competition, Special Prize Han Komanson Piano

Competition, Seoul, Korea 1995 PROGRAM

STAGE I

RECITAL

Etude No.6

Paganini /Liszt

Three Sonatas

Scarlatti

L'isle joyeuse

Debusy

STAGE II

RECITAL

Prelude Book II No.5 "Bruyères Variations on a theme of Schumann Op.9

Debussy Brahms

Fight of the Bumble Bece

Rimsky-Korsakov / Rachmaninov RECITAL QUARTER FINALs Mozart Vine

Sonata KV31l in D Major Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 5 Sonata No.6 Op.82 in A Major STAGE IV

RECITAL

Sonata Op.27 No.l in E'Major Six Moments Musicaux Op.l6

STAGE V

TWO

Prokotiev SEMI FINALSs

Beethoven Rachmaninov

Shostakovicn

CONCERTOS

Concerto KV467 in C Major Concerto No.l Op.15 in d minor

42

a and

orchestra, and member of

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio in e minor

FINALS Mozart Brahms

as the

Russian Competition has played Germany. She many concerts within Russia and

STAGE III

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

in

the Internation sentative ofof the representative Young Pianists in intenauonal Ettlingen,

Debussy

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.53 in C Major 'Waldstein'

Mendclssohn

TWO CONCERTOS STAGE V Concerto KV503 in C Major

rofesor

selected

was

Rachmaninov

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Op.36 No.4 in C Major

Moy hIn Moscoe

the

rofessorte

Dorensky. Vera

Wagner/Liszt

Prelude Book I No.7

STAGE I

at th

rge. commenceCdher postgraduate study studying again

Chopin Balakirev

STAGE

musical stud entered thestudies

Conservatory, studving Dorensky. In 1997 V

regularly pertorms

currently on Faculty at the Music Institute of

PROGRAM

her and nd in 1981 1981

School of the Moscow State Central 1991 she became a student of Conse usic

abroad

music by Copland, Carter and Ives. He is

of California.

Vera commenced of five

in

Petersburg, Russia and Chicago, USA

Chicago and has taught at the International Instirute for Young Musicians, a summer festival

MANEVA

RUSSIA

RUSSIA

FINALS

Mozar Brahms


MARINA KOLOMIITSEVA

SVETLANA KARPOUNKINA

RUSSIA

VIKTORIA LAKISSOVA RUSSIA

AA. 5.12.71 Tadzhikistan, Russia

6.11.79 Gorky, Russia

27.11.75

the commencing piano lessons 7, of age the t she studied latcr. From 1986 to 1990 Music College, then furthered her her

anCOmmenccd

scOw tthe

ith Professor

musical

Marantz at

studies

rod Conservatorium.

Moscow

studics

In

the

on

Nizhny

1997 she entered

studying with

Conservatory,

rofessor Victor Mcrzhanov.

rOUghout

her

Througnnv scholarships

rapicnt

of many

has bcen the and has

studies Svetlana scholarsh

participatcd

many music festivals including the Scriabin ng Music Festival and the Potsiden Palacc

Marina commenced her musical studies at the of five, age entering a music school in Gorky, Russia From 1991 until 1997 she studied at the Central Music School in Moscow with Alexander Bakulov Marina is currently attending the Moscow State Conservatoire, studying with Professor Elisso Virsaladze. She has undertaken recitals in Russia,

Ukraine and Belorussia and has Mozart Piano Concerto recently perfomed with the State Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of A. Skulsky.

a

Night " S a n s s o u i c i " .

Shehas given recitals in Rusia, Switzcrland, Italy, Germany. Svetlana is currently a Greecc and Hochschule for Music sudent at the Hamburg with Professor Volker studying Theatre, and Banficld.

Diploma

Awards Young Pianists Competition, 1994. Ettlingen, Germany

Prizcwinner

Gottingen International Chopin Piano Competition, 1995,

Germany 1999, Enna, Sicily PROGRAM STAGE I

RECITAL

Enude Op.10 No.7

Chopin

Etude Op.39 No.5

Rachmaninov

SonataHob XV1/6 in G Major

Haydn

STAGE I1 Prelude Book I No.5 'Les collines d'Anacapri Sonata Op.1 in b minor

RECITAL

Debussy Berg

Scherzo No.l Op.20 in b minor

Chopin

STAGE I1I

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/20 in c minor Haydn Bagatelle's No's 1,2 and 5 Vine

Polonaise Fantasie Op.61 inana from lberia'

Chopin

STAGE IV RECITAL on. ta Op.109 in E Major

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

onata No.3 and

Albeniz

Etude Op 10 No 1 Sonata Hob XVI/ 28

in

E(

Rugolctto Paraphrase

oncerto KV467 in C Major No.4

Op.58

in G

Major

Chopin Haydn

Major Verdi

Liszt

RECITAL

Petersburg,

where she and the Gold Medal. graduated with Honors She then attended the St.

Petersburg rotessor E.

Conservatoire studying,

Murina betfore

with

undertaking studics

with Professor Volker Banfield fur Musik and Theatre in

at

the

Hochschule

Hamburg, Germany.

Viktoria has performed in many International Master Classes, including those of Professors Merzhano, Kammerling, Naumov and Hellwig. She has pertormed recitals, chamber music and concertos and with ditferent orchestras in Russia,

Germany, Switzerland and Poland. She has

Awards st

Prize

2nd Prize

Virtuosi per musica di

Czechoslovakia, 1988 All Russian Piano

1992 2nd Prize

Competition,

Bremen Piano Competition,

Debussy Rachmaninov

2nd Prize Ist prize

Citta di Marsala, Italy, 1997 Elise Meyer Competition,

Germany 1998

Prokotiev PROGRAM STAGE I

RECITAL

Erude Op.39 No.5

Rachmaninov

Spanish Rhapsody

Liszt

Nocturne Op. 15 No.2 STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.31 No.l in G Major Beethoven Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B° Major Prokofiev Mendelssohn Vaniations Serieuses Op.54

Chopin

STAGE II

RECITAL

Prelude Book I No.11 La danse de Puck'

Debussy

Sonatas L23 and L225

Scarlatti Scriabin

Sonata No.5 Op.53

CHAMBER MUSIC

Piano Tno Op.67 in e minor

pianotorte,

uermany, 1997

STAGE Il RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV310 in a minor Mozart Bctween Five Bels Sculthorpe Six Grand Erudes Paganini/ Liszt

STAGE V

ot

of St.

RECITAL

Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Mozart Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No.l Op.23 in b' minor Tchaikowsky

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV576 in D Major Mozart

Bagatelles No's 1,2 and 4 Gaspard de la nuit

Vine Ravel SEMI FINALS

STAGE IV RECITAL

Sonata Op.101 in A Major Beethoven Sonata No.2 Op.36 in b> minor Rachman1nov /Banfield Premiere communion de la Vierge

Op.58 in b minor Chopin Fugue Op.87 No.24 Shostakovich

CHAMBER MUSIC ano Tno Op.32 No.l in d minor STAGE TWO CONCERTOS

Viktoria began her 5 and attended thekeyboard studies at the age Special Music School

Phano Concerto No.3.

STAGE I1 Prelude Book I No7 Cc qu'a vu k vent d'Ouet Prclude Op 23 No 1 Sonata No3 Op 28 n a minor

Paolo Nagia Competition,

ard 'rize

Petersburg, Russia

recorded for both television and radio and has recently tinished recording a CD of Beethoven's

PROGRAM STAGE I

Awards

St

Messiaen

From Vingt regards

Arensky

CHAMBER MUSIC

FINALS

Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor FINALS

Mozart

STAGE V Concerto KV453 in G Major Concerto No.2 Op.18 in c minor

Beethoven 43

Mendelssohn

TWO CONCERTOS

Mozart Rachmaninov


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Special Prizewinners

1977 Jury Rex Hoberofi, Chairman

Sengei Dorensky Sir Bermand Heinze Landwig Hotiman

Australia USSR Australia West Germany

Phillipines

Lucrecia Kasilag

England

Denis Matthews

Hephzibah Menuhin

England

Poland Poland

Jan Weber Wiktor Weinbaum Prizewinners 1. Irina Plotnikova 2. Svetlana Navasardian

3. Andre Laplante 4. 5. 6. 7.

Marioara Trifan Philip Fowke Manana Doidzashvili Danicl Blumenthall

USSR USSR Canada USA

England USSR USA

Malaysia

8. Dennis Lee 9. Diana Kacso

10.Gary Steigerwalt 11. Jeno Jando

Brazil USA

Hungary

12. Pawel Checinski

Poland Australia

13. Piers Lane Special Prizewinners Piers Lane

The Australian Newspaper Prize for Best Australian Pianist and the first Cladan Award

Jeno Jando

Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

1981 Jury Rex Hobcroft, Chairman Australia Claude Frank USA Australia/ UK Eileen Joyce Andre-F. Marescotti

Li Mingqiang Cecile Ousset

Frederick Page Abbey Simon Gordon Watson Wiktor Weinbaum Roger Woodward

Switzerland China France New Zealand USA Australia Poland Australia

Prizewinners 1. Chia Chou 2. Endre Hegedus

3.Catherine Vickers 4. Daniel Blumenthal

5. David Owen Norris 6. Liora Ziv-Li

7. Marc Raubenheimer 8. Patrick O'Byrne 9. Martin Roscoe

10. Alec Chien 11. Edward Neuman 12. Yves Rault

Canada

Special Prize Yamaha Music

Phillip Shovk

Foundation for Best Endre

England Israel South Africa New Zealand

England

Australian Pianist Alfred S White Bequest Prize for Best

Hegedus

Accompanist 1985 Jury Rex Hoberoft, Chairman Australia Eileen Joyce CMG Australia / UK

Marcello Abbabo

France

Canada China West Germany

Jurgen Meyer-Josten Elizabeth Powell

Australia

Harold C Shönberg Peter Solymos Gordon Watson Kasulo Yasukawa

Australia

Japan

1. Du Ning-wu 2. Bernd Glemser

China West Germany West Germany

3. Thomas Duis 4. Eduardus Halim 5. Arnan Weisel

Israel Switzerland

7. Istvan Gulyas 8. Rita Kinka 9. David Selig 10. Michael Gurt 11. Luigi Ceci 12. Phillip Shovk

Special Prizewinners David Selig Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute Prize for Best

Australian Pianist Lotto People's Choice Prize Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

Thomas Duis Eduardus Halim

Australian Opera Auditions Committee

Prize for Best Accompanist

1988 Jury Rex Hobcroft, Chairman Joan Chissell Nicole Henriot Li Mingqiang

Albrecht Roeseler Harold Schönberg

USA

Warren Thomson

Australia

England France China

West Germany USA Australia

Kazuyuki Tohyama Ana Maria Trenchi de Botazzi Arie Vardi Lev Vlassenko

Isracl USSR Austria

Australia Israel

Hungary

Concerto Prize

Riccardo Zadra

Prize for the Best Overall Concerto

Riccardo Zadra

Lotto People's Choice Prize Musica Viva Chamber

Performances Eduardus Halim

Music Prize

Alexander Korsantiya

Australian Chamber Orchestra Prize for Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto. Australasian Performing Right Association Prize for Best

Victor Sangiorgio

Performance of an Australian Composition.

1992 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman Australia Joan Chissell Great Britain Australia Anthony Fogg

Edward Gordon

USA

Li Mingqiang Hiroko Nakamura

PR China

John °'Connor Elizabeth Powell Albrecht Roeseler Joaquin Soriano

Ireland Australia

Maurice Till Arie Vardi Lev Vlassenko William Littler

Japan Germany Spain

New Zealand Israel

Russia Canada

Prizewinners 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Xiang-Dong Kong Olivier Cazal Duncan Gifford Hiroshi Arimori Anna Malikova

Japan

6. Vitali Samoshko

Brazil Israel USSR

7. Daniel Gortler 8. Matthias Kirschnereit 9. Michele Bolla 10. Ivor Janssen

11. Young Ah Kim 12. Helen Sim 45

Australia

Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship for best Australian Pianist Alexander Korsantinya Rcisner-Pennycuik

Australia USA

Italy

Italy Indonesia USA USSR

Phillip Shovk

Hungary Hungary

Australia

USSR

Special Prizewinners

Indonesia

6. Ueli Wiget

Bernd Glemser

1. Alexander Korsantiya 2. Riccardo Zadra 3. Eduardus Halim 4. David Buechner 5. Sergei Erohin 6. Phillip Shovk 7. Gilcad Mishory 8. Anton Batagov 9. Matthias Fletzberger 10. Victor Sangiorgio 11. Asaf Zohar 12. Adrienne Krausz

USA

Hungary

Prizewinners

USA France

Italy

Nicole Henriot Andre Laplante Li Min-duo

Hungary Canada USA

Musica Viva

Chamber Music P'rize David Owen Norris Musica Viva

USA Switzerland

Eugene List Andre-F. Marescotti

Prizewinners

Daniel Blumenthal

China France Australia

Japan Russia Ukraine Israel

Germany Italy Netherlands Korea

USA


Special Prizewinners Duncan Gifford

Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship for Best Australian Pianist

Olivier Cazal

Rcisner-Pennycuik

Concerto Prize Olivier Cazal The Fuji People's Choice Prize Mathias Kirschnereit Edward Sternberg Chamber Music Prize

Xiang-Dong Kong

Australian Chamber

Orchestra Prize for Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto Neville Grace Prize Xiang-Dong Kong for Best Performance of a work by Liszt Xiang-Dong Kong Sam Miller & Joan Langham Prize for Best Performance of a work by Mozart (in any stage of the Competition)

Xiang-Dong Kong

The Leo Guthman,

Chicago, Music Award for Best Performance

Australia

John Painter John Roos

South Africa Isracl

P'nina Salzman

USA/ Russia

Edvard Tchivzhel

1996 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman Aquiles Delle Vigne Dean Elder Ernest Fleischmann Alexander Jenner György Nador Hiroko Nakamura

Australia Brazil USA USA Austria

Hungary Japan

The Fuyo Peoples Sergei Tarasov

Reisner- PennyChorce PhiPrizue for Best Per of a

Russia Russia

Lev Vlassenko Mikhail Voskressensky

19th or Tmace

Roberto Cominati Prizewinners 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Sergei Tarasov Yuki Takao Roberto Cominati Cristiano Burato Mikhail Yanovitsky Dmitry Grigortsevich

Russia

Japan Italy

Italy Russia/USA Russia Russia

Konstantin Masliouk

8. Ingo Dannhorn 9. David Louic 10.Edward Park 11.Gabor Rosza 12.Annc Louise-Turgeon

Australian Music

ations Board PrizeExami for nBest Music Performance Chamber Cristiano Burato Barbara Leser I the best

Roberto Cominati

Helena

Encouragement AwarHaasd -given after the Quarter Finals to pianist not selected

Roberto Cominati

a Debussy Prelude

Sergei Tarasov

an Australian Work Kawai Australia Prize for Best Performance of a work by Bcethoven Sergei Tarasov Mr Neville Grace Prize for Sergei Tarasov

in Stage II

Friends of the Sydney International Piano

Competition (Victona)

Prize for Best

Pertormance of a

Virtuoso Study Sergei Tarasov

work by Liszt

Sergei Tarasov Mr Sam Miller& Ms Joan Langham Prize for Best Performance of a Mozart

for the Semi Finals Danny May Prize for Best Mr

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Yuki Takao

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Chamber Music Players 1te performancesin the Chamber MusicStage of the Competition is sponsored by Mrs Antoinctte Albert and Robert Albert.

DONALD HAZELWoOD Donald Hazclwood, concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra from 1965 & co concertmaster from 1988 to 1998, has enjoycd a long and successful career at the forcfront music. An active performer of both symphonic and chamber music, represented Australia at the 1974 Expo in Spokanc, Washington, where he performed Tchaikovsky's Violin concerto with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. During Symphony's 1974 European tour, Donald Hazelwood's performances of Richard the Sydncy Ein Heldenleben solo were critically lauded and his repeat performances of this Strauss

of Australian classical Donald Hazclwod

Work highly praised in the Symphony's 1986, 1989 and 1991 scasons. As a soloist with the orchestras of the ABC, he has given many outstanding performances of concertos from

Becthoven to Elgar, and has worked with many leading conductors, Mackerras, Elder, Tortelier, de Waart and Hogwood to name but a few. His collaborations include performances, in 1990, of Bach's Brandenburg concertos Nos. 4 & 5 with flautist James Galway, two world tours with his Austral String Quartet, four tours of Asia with his Hazelwood Trio, in addition to his work with the Australian Piano Trio. During 1988-89 Donald Hazelwood was Artistic Director of the National Ensemble based at the NSw Conservatorium, and was Director of Music for the National Music Camp from 1989-91 and again in 1996. For his services to music he received an OBE in 1976 and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1988. He was awarded the Sir Bernard Heinze for services to music in 1998 and the Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence in

Award 1999

Don Hazehvood's appearances at the Competition an sponsored by Warren Thomson. DENE OLDING

2

Dene Olding is recognised as one of Australia's most outstanding instrumentalists, and has performed over thirty-five concertos including many premieres, with some of the world's leading conductors and orchestras. Dene has worked with, amongst others, de Waart, Skrowaczewski, Challender, Mackerras, Mester, Herbig, Andreas and Porcelijn. He attended the Juilliard School in New York from the age of fourteen as a scholarship student of Galamian and Pardee, and graduated in 1978 with a Master of Music and was awarded the Morris Locb Prize, Juilliard's highest violin award. In 1985, he was awarded the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship, and later that year became a laureate of the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Violin Competition. As a chamber musician, Dene Olding -known to audiences as first violinist for the Australia Ensemble and with Irina s Morozova he is a founding member of the Goldner String Quartet. His positions as a

Concertmaster have included leadership of the Australian Chamber and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. Solo recordings include a sonata disc of Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart for ABC Classics with his father, Max Olding, the CD premiere of concertos by Martin and

Milhaud, and concertos by Barber and Edwards- winner ofthe 1994 ARIA award for Best Classical Recording and the prestigious Cannes award. Most recently he has recorded the Hindemith violin concerti. Other varied activities have included Artistic director of the Mostly Mozart Festival at the Sydney Opera House (1996-97) and Chamber Music concerts for the Festival of Sydney.

Dene Olding's appearances at the Competition are sponsored by Mrs Marilyn Walker.

JULIAN SMILES As a student with Nelson Cooke at the Canberra School of Music Julian rapidly established a position of prominence among young Australian musicians with successes in various major competitions and concerto appearances with youth and symphony orchestras around Australia. Upon graduating in 1989, Julian joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra as their principal cellist, a position he held for three years. During this time advanced studies with Janos Starker at Indiana University and also appeared frequently in chamber music recitals with leading Australian musicians. As cellist since 1991 ofthe Australia

he undertook

Ensemble, resident Chamber group of the University of NSW, and of the highly acclaimed Goldner String Quartet, Julian enjoys the rare privelege of a full time chamber music carecr. He has made many recordings with both groups and performs extensively both in

Australia and internationally. In September 1999 the Goldner Quartet gave two return recitals at Wigmore Hall, London. Julian frequently receives invitations to perform as

guest principal cellist, having appeared with the Sydney,Canberra and Tasmanian Symphony

Orchestras, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Julian lives in Sydney with his wife, violinist Dimity Hall (also a member of

both the Goldner Quartet and Australia Ensemble), and their three year old daughter.

Juhian Smiles's appearances at the Competiion are sponsored by Sir Bruce Willams. 42


Chamber Music Players and Conductor for the Australian Chamber (Orchec.

chestra

NATHAN WAKS of the Nathan Waks, is currently the a he has held from 1998. Nathan Waks performs extensively both in Australia and

Sydney Symphony

principal cello

Orchestra, position

abroa

and holds the positions of Artist in residence and Lecturer at both the Sv

Conservatorium and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. Throughout hic ey and BBC the with (.ve worked Symphony Sydney performing career Nathan Waks has

and has also been principal cellist with thhe Elizabethan Trust Orchestra, now the ()ne

Ballet Orehestra. Nathan Waks is also a highly respected chamber musician, and he d

permanent member of the Fidelio and Sydney String Quartets, the Hong Kong Academ Trio, and is the current Music Advisor to the Canberra Chamber Music Festival, A ura.

aduate ofboth the Sydney Conservatorium and the Paris Conservatoire, Nathan Waks was awinner in of the ABC National Concerto Competition, Music for the ABC and Managing Director of Symphony Australia

and recent years has acted Directorof He is also as

.

curru rrently

Chair of the Music Fund and councillor for the Australia Council for the Arts and Boare

Dircctor of the Australian National Academy of Music. Also an accomplished composer Nathan Waks has composed numerous film scores for Australian films such as "My Career", "Kangaroo", and "For Love Alone". He has also becn active as a

liant ecord

producer for Sony and ABC Classics, producing the guitarrecordings of John Williams

Nathan Wak's outstanding musicianship has caused him to be highly sought aftcr by numerous organisations, having served on the boards of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Australian Music Centre, National Council

Musica Viva, and the Advisory Council -

Sydney Conservatorium. Nathan Waks's appearances at the Competition are sponsored by the Hon. Bronwyn Biskop M.P

CHRISTOPHER HOGwoOD Since founding The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) in 1973, Christopher Hogwood has gained international recognition as a pioneer in the field of 'authentic' music-making but the adjective is one of which he is wary, and he is the first to reject any suggestion that his performances seek to make categorical pronouncements about a 'correct way ofplaying

music of the Baroque and Classical periods. 'Historically informed' is the description he prefers the same principle can be applied with cqual justification throughout his very broad conducting activities, which are not restricted to period instruments ensembles nor

to purcly Baroque and Classical programmes. With the AAM Hogwood has a busy schedule of concerts worldwide and a celebrated catalogue of recordings for Decca on the L'Oiseau-Lyre label. He has also made his mark in the field of television and video, including an ambitious and dramatic programme of Handel operatic arias with Kiri Te Kanawa and the AAM.

Hogwood is Artistic Director of Boston's Handel & Haydn Society and Associate Deirector of the Beethoven Academie in Antwerp. He is also Artistic Director of the National Symphony Orchestra's annual Mozart Summer Festival in Washington DC and is active as an operatic conductor. He appears as a regular guest of Opera Australia with whom he conducted a revival of Idomeneo this summer, and will return will once again tour in

Australia this year. He returns to Deutsche Oper Berlin in this season and next for a staged production of Mendelssohn's arrangement of Bach's St Matthew Passion and will be

reappearing in the Mozart Festival in Barcelona with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. Other engagements this scason include the Munich Bach Collegium with the Dave Brubeck

Quartet, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Martinu Festival with the Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Residentie Orchestra, Kammerorchester Basel, a recording ofGade symphonies with Danish Radio and a European tour and recording with the AAM and Cecilia Bartoli of Handel's Rinaldo.

Despite his busy conducting schedule, Hogwood has written a number of books including enormously successful biography of Handel, published by Thames and Hudson.

He

his

enjoys a fine reputation as a harpsichordist and clavichord player, and holds an Honorary

Prembroke Colleges

Doctorate from the University of Kecle, is a Fellow of Jesus and Cambridge, and is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Hogwood

resides in

teaching than he would like, and ltalian keyboard instruments, ranging from a 16th-century

Cambridge, where

he does less

posesses a number of fine harpsichord to a 19th-century piano, once the property of Weber.

for his time with the Competition been sponsored by the Victorinn Branch of the Friends of the Competition.

Christopher Hogwood's travel and 48

accommodation

have


Astralian Chamber Orchestra

A

Acclaimed as one of the world's greatest small orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra has built an international reputation for its artistic excellence and adventurous programming. Founded in 1975, it is Australia's most internationally travelled arts organisations, with the largest audicence subscription base of any chamber orchestra in the world. A colourful and vibrant ensemble, the Orchestra is comprised of some of the finest musicians in Australia and from overseas. It consists of a core group of seventeen strings and, depending on repertoire, is augmented by additional strings, woodwind and brass. ACO Artistic Director and Leader Richard Tognetti assumed his position in 1989. The

appointment of this talented Australian violinist opened up an exciting chapter in the ACO's artistic history. Under his leadership the ACO has worked with celebrated soloists such as Stephen Hough, Lorraine Hunt,Stephen Isserlis, Robert Levin, Christian Lindberg, Barry

Tuckwell, John Williams, Peter Wispelwey and Thomas Zehetmair. The ACO's extensive

national tour program includes subscription seriesin Sydncy, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle and Wollongong. 1999 saw the establishment of a new chamber choir, ACO Voices, which has already performed to critical acclaim. In addition to this national concert program the ACO regularly tours Asia, Europe and the USA, performing at many of the world's great concert halls, including Amsterdam's

Concertgebouw, New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincon Centre, Vienna's Musikverein and London's Wigmore Hall, Birmingham's Symphony Hall and Washington D.C's Kennedy

Center. In 1999 the orchestra toured Europe and have just rerurned from a highly successfiul tour of the U.S.A in April of this year.

The discography of the ACO is both wide and varied, include numerousreleaseswith ABC Classics, Sony and Channel Classics, and among which there have been several ARIA Award winners. The latest release, on ABC Classics, features Richard Tognetti in Beethoven's Violin

Concerto and directing the ACO in Mozart's 4Oth Symphony. This is the first disc to feature

the ACO with clasical wind and brass instruments. The ACO is now celebratingits twentyfifth year with outstanding guest artists such as Marc-André Hamelin, Imogen Cooper and

Yvonne Kenny. The 2000 season also features significant collaborations with Bang on a Can All Stars (an official event of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival) and Midnight Oil's Peter Garrett.

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Svdney Symphony Orchestra

SYONEY SYMPHONY

ORCHES T RA 1932 was a momentous year for Sydney. The

determined to make the Sydney Symphony

Sydncy Harbour Bridge, an engineering miracle of the day was opened in March.In July the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was cstablished, and with it the group of musicians that would becomc the Sydney Svmphony Orchestra.

"among the six best in the world."

marking the beginning of a new rece agreement with the ABC Classics abel

Goossens' introduced outdoor concerts,

In

conducted Australian premieres of major new

under Edo

The Orchcstra consisted 24 players, who performed incidental music for radio plays, music for the dinner hour and broadcasts of concert repertoire. The first significant concert cvent in which the orchestra took centre stage occurrcd in 1934, when the renowned Irish conductor Sir Hamilton Harty visited Australia which led to calls for the creation of a pcrmanent concert orchestra for Sydney.

of just

of

his kind of galvanising impact on the players was the Dutchman Willem van Otterloo. An

A series of initiatives announced by the Government in 1994, including Federal increased player numbers (T10), increased touring

l1930's

Princess of Japan.

cight-weekk Europcan tour in 1974 culminated in two concerts in Amsterdam and The Hague

that

Otterloo's special home-coming. It also under Otterloo that the Orchestra

were

and recording venturcs as well as enhanced orchestral salaries and conditions have scen

the

Australian conductor Stuart Challender stepped in to conduct some of his performances. These concerts led to his appointment as the Orchestra's Chicf Conductor in 1987.

Rubinstcin,

Under Challender, the Symphony's supreme achievements were the ABC Classics disc of

Stars, performed

public

scasons in 1936.

instability in

Europe. Their equally successful two-weck and tour Japan and Taiwan took place in 1996, and included a lokyo concert Novemh in the presence of the Crown performed Prince and

have an Opera Housc." It was he who chose Bennelong Point as the site for what would become Australia's most famous building. After Goossens, the next conductor to have

Europe saw many amounts of time

to 70 for

pertormanccs, and inaugurated annual concert Political

de Waart's

Sydney Symphony develop into Australia's flagship orchestra. The Orchestra's role as Sydney's musical organisation continues to leading develop. From a subscription audience of 500 people in 1936, this year over 350,000 people will attend a Sydney Symphony pertormance. Over 150 concerts will be given in Sydney and in outer metropolitan and regional centres, including special children's, schools and family

group of ABC managers incrcascd the size of the Sydncy orchestra to

playcrs, augmcnted

the

Sydney Symphony Orcheste dircction, underto concert tour of triumphant Grcat Britain

works as a matter of course, and in 1948 uttered thc famous statement: "Sydney must

was

A forccful new

45

1995,

ng

lcading artists spending large

in Australia. Fine were given under the direction of Solti, Antal Dorati and Sir Thomas Beecham. Soloists appearing with the Orchestra included Artur

performances Georg

Bronislaw Huberman and Artur Schnabel.

During the war, despite the near impossibility of buying strings or instruments, the Orchestra was a sourcc of inspiration and solace to

made the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall its main performance home. In 1982 Sir Charles Mackcrras became the first

Australian to take up the Chief Conductor's post. When he fell ill in 1985, the young

Peter Sculthorpe's music, performances of

Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, the Sydney and Adelaide seasons of Wagner's Tristan and

cnthusiastic servicemen. The number of

Isoldc, and the 1988 tour of the USA. As his

women in the Orchestra increased to 32 in

international reputation grew, so his illness

concerts and

open rehearsals. This year the annual outdoor concert, Symphony Under the in the Sydney attracted a crowd of 130,000.

Domain,

Through its ongoing relationship with ABC Classic FM and ABC TV, and its growing list of recordings on ABC Classics, a national and international audience many times larger can experience the Orchestra's performances throughout the year.

1942 from a pre-war total of 20.

increasingly sapped his energies, and he died

At war's cnd the ABC reached agrcement with

of AIDS-related causes in 1991.

Sydncy's City Council and the NSW State Government to establish an orchestra in Sydney. The new 82-player Sydney Symphony Orchestra gave its first concert in January 1946. One of the prominent guests in that 1946

Edo de Waart's appointment as the Sydney Chief Conductor and Artistic Director a short time later has led to a period of greatness for the orchestra marked by many landmark cevents: the concert performances of Wagner's Das Rheingold, thrilling performances of Mahler's second and third

As the city's major musical organisation, the

symphonics, a strong commitment to new Australian music and the release of four CDs

Cultural Ambassador for the Olympic Arts Festivals from now until 2000.

scason was conductor Eugene Goossens. A

world-famous musician and charismatic leader, Goossens agreed to return the following ycar as the Orchestra's first Chief Conductor. He

Symphony's

Sydney Symphony will play a pivotal role in the celebrations surrounding the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000, both in the numerous outdoor events that will take place, and in the many cultural events surrounding the Games. The Symphony is an official

Department lafeimation Teio the Arts

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John H a r d i n g C-Cencrrtmaster

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Marsden Aistant Concertmastrr

Marina A i n a n t Concertmaste Fiona Zicgler Sriers Limited Chair

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Nathan Waks Principal Fenella Gil Leah Jennings Frederick McKay

Juris Muiznicks Clare Rowve dnan Wallis

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Melissa Barnard

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Julic Batty

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Joseph Costa

Alex Henery Principal Neil Brawley Asociate Principal Maxwell Claxton Richard Lynn David Potts John Shiclds Winston Sterling Walter Sutcliffe

Amber Davis

Norreman Capricorn Line Chair Rosalind Horton Jenniter Janmes Jenniter Jofhnson

Georges Lcntz

Nicola Lewis

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Jun Yi Ma Warren Rcid

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Janet Sapritchian

Louise Johnson Principal Sydney

Alcxander Vinokurov Leoné Ziegler

Opera House Car Park Chair (A member of Mulpha Australia Ltd)

Susan Dobbic Asociate Principal

FLUTES Janet Webb Principal Alison Mitchell Asociate Principal Jenny Andrews

Emma West Assistant Principal

Emma Sholl

Robert Johnson Principal

PICCOLO

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Rosamund Plummer Principal

Geoff O'Reilly Acting Principal 3rd

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Lee Bracegirdle Bernard Hillman Gerard Patacca

2nd VIOLINS

Stephen Bryant Principal Gary Andrews Principal

Pieter Bersée Maria Durek Emma Hayes Shuti Huang Stan Kornel Faina Krel Benjamin Li Nicole Masters

Philippa Paige Biyana Rozenblit Karl Titchener-Bloom

Maja Verunica Martin Silverton

VIOLAS Esther van Stralen Principal HIH Insurance Chair Anne Louise Comerford Associate

Principal Yvette Goodchild Asistant Principal Andrew Thyme Reid Trust Chair

Robyn Brookficld Sandro Costantino

David Deacon Jane Hazelwood Graham Hennings David Jackson

Mary McVarish leonid Volovelsky

HORNS

Diana Doherty Principal

Allianz Chair

Principa

TRUMPETSs

Simon Blount Associate

Daniel Mendelow Principal

Principal Rixon Thomas

Paul Goodchild Associate Principal Peter Walmsley

COR ANGLAIS

Anthony Heinrichs

Alexandre Oguey Principal

David Elton

CLARINETs Lawrence Dobell Principal

TROMBONES

Francesco Celata Associate Principal

Scott Kinmont Asociate Principa

Christopher Tingay

Nicholas Byrne

Ronald Prussing Principal

Honeywell Chair

BASS TROMBONE

BASS CLARINET

Christopher Harris Principal TUBASteve Rossé Principal

Craig Wernicke Principal

TIMPANI

BASSOONs

Richard Miller Principal

Roger Brooke Acting Principal Fiona McNamara

PERCUSSION

cONTRABASSOON

Ian Cleworth Principal Rebecca Lagos Colin Piper

Martin Foster Prineipal

Justine Wickham Belinda Williams

Felicity Wyithe 51


Competition Rules

Eligibility The th Compctition is npen to piansts ot any

nationality who are aged 1 but not more than 30 Tan ot agr on the 20th of June 2000. Iu is not n to prrvANs first prireninners of the Svndner

Intermainal Mano Competition. Admision will be imited to a maimum of thirtv sit (36)

until I September, fiom theendofthe Competition has the the Competition 2000. For this purpose an Exclusive under nght to bond prizewinners Contract until that Pertormance and Recording date. bind the first

The Competition also has the right Exclusive Australian pizeninner under an for Terformance Contract two years trom to

Carl Vine Ragatelles No'% 1, No'r 1, 2 and 5

OR

2and 4or

Peter Sculthorpe - Betwren Fire Bellr OR

Elena Kats-Chernin - Page Turn

The remainder of the program will be own. of works by one or more choice composers other than composer of the sonata chOsen in l above Twelve (12) competitors will be chosen

A sclevtion committee. headed by mpetitors, Artist Dietor, Warren Thomson, was resqonsible

September 2000.

or the vhoir of competitors fronm

Please Note

Semi-Finals

than that of No tlash or other photography, other oficial Competition photographers, will be

Stage

permitted dunng pertormances. The Competition reserves the right to make changes

and one chamber music work.

to the program.

One (1) sonata by Beethoven or Schubert The remainder ot the program will be

applicatioms

meinnd anni following international auditions.

Competition Stages The comprtition will have tive stages, Stages I, Il,

111, and N will be hcld in the York Thcatre, Scymour Centre. Stage V will be held in the Concert Hall of the Svdney Opera House.

No matenial contained in this program

can

be

The iala Opening Recital will be held in the mour Ccntre, and thc Prizewinners' Concert will e held in the Concert Hall of the Svdnev Opera HoISC. anists chosen to participate in the Competition

y without permission ot the Piano Competition of Australia. All be open to the stages of the Competition will general public and broadcast live throughout Australia by the Australian Broadcasting

will be

Corporation. Repertoire Regulations Any competitor who knowingly gives

required

to

pertorm

in the first

nvo

recital

stages Twenty pianists will be selected tor the Stage ll recitals; twclve pianists will be sclected for the Stage

I' recitals and chamber music; sin pianists will be sclected for the Stage V concertos. Order of appearance in Stage I and II was drawn by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Alderman Frank to the compctition. Appcarances will torpnor tollow in alphabetical order although somc ficxibility n the order of appearances in Stages I and may be necessary for rehcarsal and programming factors. All works prepared for the Competition must be played from memory, with

reproduced

International

Recitals

IV

competitor s

own

Each

competitor

inaccurate

or mislcading intormation will be disqualified.

Competitors who took part in previous Sydney International Piano Competitions must submit new

repertoire. Ihe list of works to be presented at the Competition was chosen by the competitors from the

Competition repertoire and includes competitors

own choice of works where this is required. No work, whether own choice or listed in the repertoire, may be repeated in another stage.

Six (6) competitors Will be chosen tor the Finals

Stage

.

Finals Stage V2 Concertos Competitors will play one (1) concerto from each of the following groups

GROUP 2 Beethoven Schumann

All competitors will play in Stages I and II. Recital 20 minutes

Daily practice facilities will be provided for competitors at the Seymour Centre. There will be two rehearsals for cach of the chamber

One () virtuosic study by Chopin, Liszt or

music and concerto programs.

Rachmaninov

Each competitor will present:

photograph all stages of the Competition for mcdia or any other purpose.

Produce and distribute without limit orpayment of fees to the competitors , recordings of all stages of the Competition, cither in whole or in part, including the prizewinners' concerts.

Tchaikovsky Rachmaninov

works of cach chosen composer may be played.

Recital 20 minutes

by Debusy. The remainder of the program will be own choice ofworks by two (2) composers other than Debussy or the two Own-choice composers listed in Stage I

One or more works of cach chosen composer may be played.

Produce documentary or feature films.

Twenty (20) competitors will be chosen for the Quarter-Finals Stage II.

All approaches to the media must be made through and with the approval of the Competition

Quarter Finals Stage I1I Recital 40 minutes

Secretaniat, and the competitors will be required to be available for media calls as arranged.

The first six prizewinners will be required to be available to perform in Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia Prizewinners' Concerts

Brabms Saint-Saëns

The remainder of the program will be own choice

One (1) prélude from either Préludes Book I or lI

Televise, film, video, tape, broadcast or

Chopin Liszt

ofworks by two (2) other composers. One or more

Stage II

(1) Piano Tio

op.49 (d minor) Ravel-(a minor) Shostakovich op.67 (e minor)

Repertoire

While competitors are in Australia they willbe contracted exclusively to the Competition. The Competition has the right, without payment offees,

one

Mendelsobn

the right to stop a competitor who runs over time.

Performance Rights

present

Brahms op.87 (C Major)

Competitors must ensure that the timings specified for each stage are not exceeded. The Jury reserves

Stage I

will

Drorak op.90 - (Dumky)

GROUP1

Practice and Rehearsals

Ravel Bartok

Prokofiev

K503 K537 K595 Nos.4 or 5

Op.54 Nos.1 or 2 Nos.1 or 2 or Totentans Or Wanderer Fantasy Nos.1 or 2 Nos. 2 or 4 Nos. 1 or 2 Nos. 2 or 3 or Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini G Major Nos. 2 or 3 Nos. 2 or 3

Competitors will perform the Mozart Concertos with the Australian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Hogwood and Group 2 concertos with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edvard Tchivzhel.

Smoking is prohibited in the Seymour Centre. Unauthorised recordings and taking of photographs are strictly forbidden throughout the Competution. No one may enter or leave the York Theatre exeept in the pauses between Competitors' pertormanees.

One (1) sonata by Haydn, Clementi or Mozart.

Awork writen by an Australian composer seected

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING

by the competitor from the several works sent to

CORPORATION All concerts broadcast live on ABC Clasie EM.

competitors three (3) months before the Competition. The Australian works set for 2000 are

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the

Arensky No.1, op. 32 (d minor) Betboven op.70 No.l (D Major)

Mosarr KA53 KA66 K467

her appearance.

choice.

from the following list:

Competitors must list timings and publishers of

order of his/

recital

Chamber Music

contemporary works.

independent medical practitioner, the Jury may, at its discretion, allow the competitor to change the

minute

Recital 50 minutes

Thosc competitors who are unable to perform when

case of illncss or accident certified by an

Chamber Music

Each competitor will present a 50 min

the exception of the Stage IN chamber music works.

called upon to do so may be disqualitied. In the

for he

Semi Finals Stage IV


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Frienasofthe Sydney International Piano Competition of Australin

P'atrons Music Patron President Deputy President Senior Vice President Vice President Minute Secretary Newsletter Editor Treasurer Volunteer Coordinator Publicity Officer Council Members

Mr& Mrs Richard Pratt Dr. Peter Sculthorpe OBE

MP The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop

Mrs. Denise Fink Warren Thomson OAM Ms. Margaret Carter

Ms. Nerida Young Robert Daley Mrs. Sheila Prior AM, BEM Mrs Judy Hunt

Mr Danny May Mrs. Elaine Briers Mr. Gavin Dallow-Smith Mrs. Rosamund Dallow-Smith

Mrs. Eleanor Herriott

Mrs. Christine Liddy Mrs. Trish Mappin Mrs. Diana-Rose Orr Ms. Lyn Osmon Mr. Alf Reichardt Mr. Philip Shovk

Assoc. Prof. Ross Steele Mrs. Janice Tuynman Victorian Committee

Judy Mallinson Blanche White

The Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia was founded in 1978 following the success of the first SIPCA in 1977. It was conceived by a group of people who wished to promote the ideals of musical excellence fostered by the Competition. They also considered that the Competition was of such maintained between Competitions. importance that a continuing interest should be Since its inception the Friends has built up a strong membership of people from all walks of life, Australia wide. give the Friends the opportunity to meet and Regular recitals, presented at the homes of generous supporters, was launched by the President in 1994 when The Victorian branch of the Friends musicians. excellent enjoy Duncan Gifford gave a piano recital. Consuls-General in Sydney are also most supportive and we are grateful for their interest and assistance. These activities and others have enabled the Friends to contribute substantial donations to the Competition funds. There are many advantages in being a Friend. Membership is only $25 per annum and some benefits

are

Conceions for subscriptions and single tickets for all stages of the Competition, including the Opening Recital and Final Concerto Concerts at the Sydney Opera House Special advance booking Special events and receptions connected with the world of music during and between Competitions The chance to meet distinguished international guests in Sydney for the Competition and at other timcs

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42plication and Voting Forms THE FRIENDS OF THE SIPCA If you have enjoyed the Piano Competition this year and would like

to

become involved

in the next one, become a member of the Friends of the Sydney International Piano

Competition by filling out the form below: Application Form I wish to take advantage of a Special Competition offer and receive 18 months'

Membership for a 12-month subscription of $25.00 This offer is available until 31 July 2000. Please print

Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms Address

Telephone I enclose $25.00 being my annual subscription Signature_ Mrs Sheila Prior, Hon. Treasurer Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia 149 Artarmon Rd, Artarmon, NSW 2064 Telephone: (02) 9419 4665

Please return to:

People's Choice Prize $5000 Sponsored by Mr Miklos Felix vOTING FORM Indicate your vote in order of preference, numbered 1,2 and 3 only, in the boxes provided. Competitors:

LMaxim MANIOUKOV

Tanya BANNISTER

Alexander MIKHAILUK

David BOEHLER

Takahiro MITA

Fabiano CASANOVA William CHEN

Sun Young PARK

Daniel DEL PINO

Mariano SANTAMARIA

Shan DENG

Natalia TCHEREPOVA

Iulia-Maria DOBRESCU

Ayako UEHARA

JeanBaptisteFONLUPT

Evgeny UKHANOV Hung Cuong VAN

Grace FRANCIS Kenji FUJIMURA Dmitri

Toomas VANA Valeria VETRUCCIO

GRIGORTSEVICH

Alexei VOLODIN

Matthew HAGLE Nikolay IVANOVSKY

Gottlieb WALLISCH Henry WONG DOE

VeraKAMANEVA

Roger WRIGHT

Svetlana KARPOUNKINA

Paul WYSE

Marina KOLOMIITSEVA

Viktoria LAKISSOVA

Alexey YEMTSOV

ClemensLESKE

Natalia ZAGALSKAIJA

Icase complete this form and place it in one of the boxes provided in the front foyer of the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, following

the last Finalists Concerto Concert on Saturday, 15 July, 2000. Forms must be lodged no later than half an hour after the last concert. The winner of the Pcople's Choice Prize will be announced on the evening of Saturday, 15 July at the Presentation of Awards and Zewinners' Concert starting

at

7.30pm,

Concert

Hall, Sydney Opera 55

House.


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