2008 Program for The Sydney International Piano Competition

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Message from the Governor of New South Wales

It is

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great pleasure

to welcome the pianists, jurors and observers nation and from overseas to our hospitable city for the

prestigious Sydney International Pano Competition. Now in its 31" year, the resonates with

Cormpetition

unique experience, as Sydney enthralling performances by J6 outstanding pianists from is a

around the world all competing for the First Prize. l applaud the Founder and Artistic Director of the Competition for this commitment to musical

excellence. providing the opportunity for talented musicians to shine. I congratulate also the pian1sts who have been selected to pertorm in Sydney. Only one will win the coveted Firnt Prize, but all who compete have already achieved ecellence. You will give great joy to audiences through all stages of the Competition and through the ABC Classic FM, as well as through live performances in Australia and New Zealand, and

worldwide via the Internet. My best wishes are with you all for a most happy and memorable event.

Marie R Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales


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Message from the Vice-Chancellor - Sydney University

For

more than 30 years, the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia has been a significant event in the musical life of the city of

Sydney. Internationally regarded as one of the world's greatest piano competitions, it draws considerable interest from outstanding performers across the world.

The University of Sydney is pleased to be associated with the Competition, particularly in that its high standards and its encouragement and

development of the most talented young pianists reflect the values and aspirations of the University itself. Once again the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia is to be congratulated for its role in presenting this intemationalcompetition The Seymour Centre at the University of Sydney will again host the first four stages of the competition. I am also delighted that the Australian

Broadcasting Corporation will make live internet broadcasts of al stages of the competition so that it is available to so many Australians and others worldwide beyond those who can be physically present in the audience. I congratulate all participants on being selected in what was a very

difticult audition process for the Judging Panels given the quality of the

performmers. I wish them every success. I am confident that the Competition will again deliver memorable performances at every stage and we look forward to hearing a new group of pianists.

Professor Gavin Brown AO FAA CorrFRSE

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Message from the Premier of New South Wales- Vice Patron

The

Sydney Piano Competition continues to grow in stature and popularity. It is one of the great competitions of its kind in the world, attracting some of the finest and most promising pianists from International

many countries.

This

year's event is the ninth since the series was founded in 1977 by Claire Dan with the enthusiastic support of the NSW Government of the day, led by my predecessor Neville Wran.

Every four years eager music-lovers hear the contestants in competition

while the event is broadcast live to a vast listening audience by ABC Classic FM and more recently through the internet. This 36 have been invited to contest the finals and

$150,000.

year, pianists complete for prize-money of

Competitions are a wonderful way of forging friendships and building lasting collaborations through shared musical experience. Not everyone can

be

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winner, but excellence is

encouraged and exciting

new

talent

revealed. The Sydney International Piano Competition has established itself as much loved and respected highlight of the musical life of our city, and I wish everyone involved in this year's event a most enjoyable and

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Meswagefrvm the lond Mayor of Sydney- Honorary President

Welcome to Sydney and the 9m Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia 2008. Clare Dan and her co-founders have been bringing the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia to us every four years since 1977. It's no mean feat to organise a competition at this level. It is also a great achievement to have made this event, in a relatively short time, one that is both internationally recognised and that is also embraced so whole-heartedly by the people of Sydney.

Sydney is so often depicted as the Emerald City, all flash and dazzle but no real depth. The Piano Competition, along with events like the Sydney Writers' Festival,gives a more rounded- and I would say, more realistic - picture of our city.

City of Sydney is proud to continue its connections with Sydney's musical life through restorations of our City Recital Hall and Capitol Theatre as well as though support of cultural events including the sponsorship of the First Prize for the Piano Competition, which Council has supported since 1992. In March, as Honorary President of the Competition, I had the honour of drawing the name of the first of the 36 pianists selected to compete this year. I would once again like to congratulate all the participating and also the members of the panel who auditioned 240 applicants from countries throughout the world.

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Miss Claire Dan - The Cladan Cultural Exchange nstitute of Australia

It is now thirty years since The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia was founded by Claire Dan AM, OBE. One of the Institute's first achievements was the establishment of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, which has helped put Australia on the world musical map. The stability, continuity and support of the Competition Board and the Friend Committee is a great asset. The audience is now from all parts of Australia and overseas and not only from Sydney. Our audiences have been very loyal and many have attended every Competition since 1977. With the outstanding broadcasts by ABC Classic FM since 1988, our audience is not limited to the Concert Hall but heard live by some 1.6 million listeners in Australia cach day on ABC radio and also by unknown numbers in New Zealand and world-wide on the internet. This illustrates that the aim of the Competition isn't only to encourage and discover new talent but to spread the enjoyment of music and the arts. As part of the awards of the Competition, the Institute organises tours for the First Prize-Winner, the People's Choice Winner, the best Australían pianist and other prize-winners in international festivals, recitals in many countries and recording contracts. 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 Wherret and John Carmody. In 2007/08I finished a book 'Ups and Downs' which I anticipate will be the sales of this printed before the 2008 Competition. The proceeds of book will go to the Competition. The Cladan Institute was the first private organisation established in this overseas art country to initiate and develop cultural exchange by bringing to Australia and sending our talents overseas.

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Acknowledgements

The Competition gratefully acknowledges the wide range of support received from the organisations and individuals listed below, who have donated funds and/or provided services, or volunteered their time and professional advice. 1. Principal Donors

Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC Classic FM

ABC TV

4. Donors

And for the kind assistance of

Mr. Robert Albert AM Ars Musica Australis

Em. Prof. Michael Brimer

Australia Council Music Board

Limelight Magazine

Mr& Mrs J Bain

ABC Classics

The Hon.

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Julian Block Arthur Charles

Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia

Council of the City of Sydney

.Friends ofthe Sydney International Piano Competition

Dr Michacl Kennedy NSW Govermment,through the Office of the Minister for the Arts

The Seymour Theatre Centre Sydney Opera House

Sydney SymphonyOrchestra The

University of Sydney

Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd 2. For the loan of Pianos and Technical Teams Kawai Australia Pty Ltd Sydney and

Hamamatzu, Japan Steinway & Sons, Hamburg and Theme and Variations, Sydney Yamaha Music Australia, Pty Ltd and

Hamamatzu, Japan 3. Major Donors

Australasian Performing Right Association

The Australian String Quartet Flight Centre St Ives

Council and members of the Friends of the SIPCA

Department of Immigration and

Bronwyn Bishop MP

Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs Sydney

Michael Easton

Mrs Jana Chvojka Lady Mary Fairfax Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition ( Victorian Branch)

Neville Grace Kitty Graf

Julie Fenyo Pan Handling Laurence Langou

Chris Hayles R.M. Gregory - Printers

Sheila Lennon

Hochtief Australia Holdings Ltd

Hunt& Hunt Ltd Lawyers Mrs Judy Hunt

Musicians Union of Australia Li Ya Dai General Manager and staff of the Seymour Centre

Mrs Barbara Leser Manly Music Club

Danny May Music Teachers Association of NSW Mrs Deirdre McCann Music and Opera Singers Trust Ltd Naxos Records

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The Scots College, Sydney Steinway & Sons

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Dr. Paul Pollei

Phofesor Karl Heinz Kammerling

M:Marvello Ahhado Phanist and Composer Milan Italy

Founder/Artistic Director

Hochschule für Musik

of Gina International Piano Foundation Bachahauer

Hanover Gemany

Salt Lake City USA

Miss Sulamita Aronovsky

Mr. Hinotaka Kawai

Founder London Intemational Phano

President Kawai Japan Hamamatsu Japan

Competitn London Great Britain

Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel Music Director and

Principal Conductor. Greenville Symphony Fort Wayne USA Orchestra the

Profesor Bryce Morrison

Mr John Crawfornd Manager. ABC Classic FM Svdney Australta

Teacher and Critie London Great Britain

Profeswor Senge Dorensky Peope's Atist of Rusa, Academician

Concert Pianist

Mr. Mitsuru Umemura President of Yamaha

Professor Jurgen Meyer-Josten Munich Germany

Tchaikovsky Conservator

Miss Hiroko Nakamura Music Director of Hamamatsu International Piano Academy and Chairperson of

Moscow Rusua Ms Norma Fisher

the Hamamatsu International Piano

Concert Pan1st and Teacher London Great Britain

Competition

Mr. Emest Fleischmann

Tokyo Japan

Consultant. Former Managing Director of Los Angeies Philharmonic Los Angeles USA

London Great Britain Professor Alexander Jenner Pianist. Professor Emeritus of Vienna

Tel Aviv Israel

Conductor

Professor Mischa Voskressensky

Dr. Glacy Antunes de Oliveira

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Founder and Artistic Director, Leeds International Pianoforte Competition

Mrs. Paloma O'Shea Founder and President of the Santander International Piano Competition Madrid Spain

Musicologist

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Concert Pianist and Head of Piano Chair of Moscow Conservatory Moscow Russia

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Auditionsfor the 9" Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, 2008

Since the tint Competition in I977. live auditions have been held world-wide. In 2008, live auditions were held in Naples, Vienna. Hamburg.

Paris. Mosco. London.New York. Los Angeles. Tokyo, Beijing. Shanghai and Sydney. In addition unedited videotapes or DVDs were sent from Thailand. Malayvia, Indonesia. Isracl and South Korea. The videos and DVDs were viewed by the Sydney Panel. From theseauditions

a total of 36 pianists were selected to come to Sydney for the Competition itself whieh runs from the Opening Recital on 16 July to the Presentation of Prizes on 2 August, 2008. A Reserve list has also been provided Yamaha provided the Audition facilities in Paris. New York and Tokyo. Kawai

provided the Audition facilities in Los Angeles and Steinway in Vienna, London, Moscow and Hamburg. Conservatories of Musie provided the facilities in Naples, Beijing and Shanghai and in Sydney.The Scots College. Bellevue Hill. Practice rooms were provided in each venue and the staff members in each city were very helpful. In cach

city

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Naples: Francesco Nicolosi and Laurado De Fusco Vienna: Alexander Jenner and Heinz Medjimorec Hamburg: Volker Banficld and Matthias Kirschnereit Paris: Aquiles delle Vigne and Marcel Baudet Moscow: Serge Dorensky and Ludmila Roschina London: Norma Fisher and Bryce Morison New York: Augustin Anievas and Robert Sherman

Los Angeles: John Pemy and Nancy Bricard Moscow Auditions - 2008

Tokyo: Midori Tanabe and Shuku Iwasaki Beijing: Zhou Guangren and Li Qifang Shanghai: Huang-Kuan Chen and Yun-Ling Yang Sydney: Michael Brimer and Malcom Batty

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to each of the assisting Judges and to the Managers in each of the Venues were the Auditions took place. New York auditions were the largest by sheer

number, with 45 and second in number was Paris with 35. In Sydney there were 35 including the 8 videos and DVDs. A total of 240 Applications were received from 36 countries.

These countries were: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, P.R. China, England, France, Georgia.

Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, lceland Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia. South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taipei, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekhistan and Venezuela. Prof. Warren Thomson OAM Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury

New York Auditions - 2008

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Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia

The 9 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia is presented in association with the University of Sydney and with the co-operation of the Australian Broadeasting Corporation. It is a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitio Geneva.

Vice-Regal Patron

Her Excellency The Governor of New South Wales. Prof Marie Bashir, AC

Vice-Patron

The Honourable Morris lemma, Premier of New South Wales

Music Patron

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Honorary President

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Sydney. Alderman Clover Moore MP.

Life President and Founder

Claire Dan AM OBE, Chairman

Co-Founders

Rex Hobcroft AM Robert Tobias OAM

Board of Directors

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

Advisory Committee

Sam Miller, Chairman The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP Julian Block Jessica Block Neville Grace Kitty Graff Dr Michael Kennedy Phillip Rowe Prof. Warren Thomson OAM

Artistic Director

Prof. Warren Thomson OAM

Assistants

Sheila Lennon Nerida Young Laurence Langou Julie Fenyo

Treasurer

Dr Michael Kennedy

Accountant

Michael Grasso

Hon. Auditors

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Hon. Solicitors

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Secretary to the Jury

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In the years since Vladimir

Ashkenazy first came to prominence on the world stage in the T95» Warsaw he has built an not extraordinary career, as only one ol tne mo renowned and revered pianists of our times, but as an artist whose creative life of encompasses a vast range activities and continues to offer inspiration to music-lovers across the world. Formerly Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic (1998 to 2003). he became Music of NHK Symphony Orchestra in Director in 2004. In Tokyo 2009 he will take up the new January of Principal Conductor and Artistic posilion Advisor to the Sydney to Sydney Over Symphony Orchestra. A regular visITO many years, he already shares a warm relationship with the Orchestra, and they look forward to collaborating on a number of exciting projects including composer festivals, major recording projects and international

Chopin Competition

Ashkenazy was

in

touring activities. longstanding relationship with the Philharmonia Orchestra of which he Conductor

continues his

appointed

Laureate in 2000. He also holds the positions of Music Director of the Youth Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and maintains strong links with major orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra (he is former Principal Guest Conductor). San Francisco Symphony and Deutsches Berlin Orchester Symphonie (Chief Conductor and Music Director 1988-96). He returned to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic in October 2007.

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Ashkenazy continues to devote himself to the piano, these days mostly in the recording studio where extraordinary comprehensive recording catalogue with releases such as the 1999 Grammy award-winning Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Bach's Wohltemperierte Klavier and released in June 2007, Beethoven's he continues to build his

Diabelli Variations.

PROF. WARREN THOMSON OAM -Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury Professor Warren Thomson is a graduate of Melbourne University, where he studied under Roy Shepherd, a pupil of Cortot, and became the first Music Director of Trinity Grammar School. Melbourne, which he developed into one of Australia's leading music schools. He became Director for the Australian Music Examinations Board in 1972. He has been actively involved with the Sydney International Piano Competition since its inception and is the Artistic Director. He was the foundation Head of the School of Extension Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

of Studies

a position held from 1974 to 1995. When the Conservatorium amalgamated with the University of Sydney he was appointed the first Associate Professor.

In addition to his position at the Conservatorium he was Chairperson of the Australian Music Examinations Board in New South Wales 1980-95 and also Federal Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and Federal Examiner and was Director of the City of Sydney Cultural Council and Chairperson of its Music Committee from 1980-99. In 1975 he initiated a program of workshops and seminars in Sydney and the country areas of NSW in association with the Australian Council and the NSW Ministry for the Arts. He has made over thirty recordings of piano music for teachers and students, as well as giving many radio broadcasts in Australia and abroad, including a recording of the piano music of Khachaturian in 1978, the year of the composer's death, for MoscOw radio. His publications, totalling over fifty. have received critical acclaim both nationally and internationally, especially the editions of Mozart Sonatas and the Well-Tempered Clavier, Inventions and Sinfonias of Bach. In addition to adjudicating at all the major eisteddfods in Australia, he has served on a number of international juries, including those for the Sydney International Piano Competition (1988,97, 6 ,2000, 2004 and 2008). the Tehaikovsky International

Competition in Moscow (1982. 1990), the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competion(99.Cincinnati(1993),the National Concerto Competition inChristchurch,New Zealand (1994), the UNISA Transnet lnternational Music Competition in Pretoria(1994),Hamamatsu International Competition (1994), Horowitz Kiev (1995, 97, 99), Krainev - Kharkov (1996, e Iturbi Valencia, Spain (1996), Cologne (1996), Schubert -

Competition -

and Tbilisi

-

International

Dortmund (1999), China International Competition Xiamen (2007), 1rami - Italy (2000, 2002), Thalberg Competition Naples (2006)

Georgia (2005). Future Competition juries

include Thalberg and Hamamatsu.

In 1987 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to music, and in 1995 was made an honorary member of the Tchaieouel..

Society of Russia. In 2006 he was made Honorary Professor of both the shangna onservalory or MusiC and the First Private University PR. China A Faculty of The Shanghai Polytechnic". Kong Xiang-Dong Music Arts College.

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Jury Members

MICHAEL BRIMER Michael Brimer has a brnad musical background as pianist, chamber musician.compor ser.o and academic.

anist.commductrm

Studies at the University of Cape Town, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Schout in London and at the University led to an academic career that Church University of Westem Australia as Lecturer, Monash University as Senior Lecturer, the ntmeno as Foundation Professor of Music. the University of Cape Town as Dean of the Faculsersity University of Melboume where he was for nine years the Ormond Professor of Music anisMusc ofthe Faculty. He was appointed Professor Emeritus on leaving Melbourne and subsequen . eyear in Sydney while performing and lecturing. en based

of Cambridge.

broupht

The formative years of his piano study (in South Africa) were with Eleanor Bonnar Goxdowsky. Thesewere followed by study in London at the Royal College of Music,a at the Cambridge and in Vienna.

pupil of Leopold

University of

He has performed the complete series of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas five times, has performer Schumann in a live ned the e concerto of Busoni. He has broadcast recital series and broadcast the complete sonatas of Schubert. On SIX has OCCasions ne perfomed all four of Tchaikovsky's works for piano and orchestra in a series with the Melbourne performed the mplete amember Symphony Orndary ot The Australian Trio his latest CD set (of chamber music by Saint-Saëns) was released ABC ClassiCs in March by

Pand piano

musie of

chestra.

2008

AQUILES DELLE VIGNE om in Argentina. Aquiles Delle Vigne gave his first recital ATau and

at the or age of 8. At 17 he was the Grand Prix "Albert a Williams", the most prestigious competition in South America. the doors of the most important concert halls of the continent for nim. he completed his training in Europe with Prof. Eduardo del Pueyo and 20 tours in György Cziffra. He has accomplished Japan. 8 in Australia. the United States of America and

uaio This

award

already disciple

won

opened

Later.

Mexico. Festivals and performs in the most important halls in the world. He Dertormed in the Festivals in Gstaad. Paris, Salzburg, Madrid, Flaine. Torroella de Beethoven Festival- where he Antiverp. in the played the Concerti No. 3,4 and 5 Lausanne, Berne, Montgris, Miami, Lljubiana, has Aquiles Delle Vignes been a concerto soloist under Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Skopie. Leopold Hager, Georges Octors, Alberto Lysy, Bogo Leskowitch. Vladimir Kim, Emiel Simon, Edvard R. Donneux. Ferdinand Terbi. Kamen Goleminov, Juan Carlos Zorzi, Reinaldo Tchivtzel, Andre Vandermoot, Edgard Zemba. Eugene Castillo, Jesus Medina, Claudio Santoro. Henrique Morelenbaum. Misto, Alexis Soriano...as soloist with Flavio Scogna, Hendrick Rycken, Andre Neve, D. Marinescou, Roberto Orchestras in Europe, South America, USA, Mexico and Asia. As a teacher, Aquiles Delle Vigne is highly sought after He holds internationally. at Conservatorium (Codarts. Hogeschool voor de currently post the Rotterdams Kunsten) in The Netherlands. He also gives masterclasses International Sommerakademie Universität at the Mozarteum in Northern College of Music in Salzburg, and is a Visiting Professor at the Royal Manchester. His pupils have won over 100 international prizes world-wide. He is also regularly invited at the Juilliard. Manhattan and Mannes Schools in New the Tchaikovsky Moscow York, Petersburg Conservatory. the Toho Unversity in Conservatory and the Korsakow St. the Hochschules in München, Karlsruhe and Taejan. Sydney. Melbourme, Pretoria, Baltimore,Tokyo, Hamburg. the Universities and Conservatories in Seoul. Texas, Indiana, Osaka, Kyoto, Bangkok. He chairs and juries in the most important international in all five Competitions in Monte-Carlo, Bellini, continents: Sydney, Pretoria, Cincinnati, Turin, Madrid, Roma, Warsaw. Texas. Casagrande, Masters

Oday. he is

invited

to

the

most

important

-,

MANANA DOIDJASHVILI Famous Georgian pianist, People's Artist of Rector and Professor at the V. Tbilisi State Conservatoire, prize-winner at the internationalGeorgia, competitions, Director of the Georgian Saradjishvili Musie Competitions Fund Manana Doidjashvili carries out intense performing, and social activities. She teaching Conservatoire under Professor T. Amiredjibi. Her successful graduated the Tbilisi State participation in such international competitions the G. Enescu International Piano in Competition Bucharest (1970), the B. Smetana First International Piano Competition (1974) and the Competition in Sydney, Australia (1977) as well as the festivals brought her worldwide appearances at the major musiC recognition. as

She is known to many musicians and classical music lovers in Russia, Bulgaria, Iceland. the USA. Spain, Germany, Austria, Argentina, Korea, Australia and elsewhere in the world. She has issued a few Finland. CDs o solo recitals, as well as audio caSsettes recording her performances with symphony orchestras. Under her initiative the Grand Hall of the Conservatoire has been Doidjashvili herself has become the organizer and inspirer of the restored and brought back to musical lite. M. competition "movement" in founded two music competitions in Georgia, viz: the Republican Competition of Musician Georgia. She ha Performers /1995 and the Tbilisi Intermational Piano /1997/. In

Competition

Prize, the most honourable award for

a

2003 M.

Georgian musician.

Doidjashvili was

awarded the

z.

Paliashvill

In 2004-2005 she was awarded the prize of the Russian Performing Art Fund for the contribution development of performing art. In 2005 M. Doidjashvili was conferred "Officier de l'Ordre des Artsinto et des the Lettres" by the Republic of France. 22


NORMA FISHER

Noma Fisher was bomn in London of Russian-Polish parents.Soonrecognised as 'arare musical tualent". she was awarded a Junior Exhibition to study with Sidney Harrison at the Guildhall School of Music. At fourteen she was heard by the celebrated Greek pianist Gina Bachauer who became her mentor,introducing her to the distinguished Hungarian teacher lona Kah with whom she subsequently studied. A period wAs also spent in Paris studying French music with Jacques Fevrier.

Her highly acclaimed early performancesfor the BBC Ted to an invitation by RIAS (Berlin) to make her debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra - which launched her career in Europe. Success inthe Buson1Inlernational Piano Competition as a top prize-winner followed and in 1963, when she shared the much-coveled Piano Prize in the Harriet Cohen International

Music Awards with Vladimir Ashkenazy, her international reputation was sealed. That same year she made her debut at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall and became a favourite soloist with all the leading British orchestras.

Norma Fisher is known for her versatility as a performer, receiving international acclaim as one of the Britains leading pianists. This versatility extends to chamber music, which she plays with leading musicians throughout the world. Her reputation as a teacher is widely established and many of her prize-winning students are well known on the international

concert circuit. She is Professor of Piano at the Royal Northem College of Music and is invited to give masterclases throughout the world. She is also much in demand as an adjudicator and is regulariy invited on the Jury of many major international piano competitions. London Master Classes whose courses attract She is Artistic Director of in 2008. London. London Master Classes celebrates its 20 Anniversary

major talent

from around the

world

to work

intensively

with top performers/teachers in

CHOONG-MO KANG Frinna Awerbuch the winner of the Dong-A Competition in Korea, the Born in South Korea, pianist Choong-Mo Kang was from critics around the won has Mr. plaudits McMahan D. Kang Competition. Piano Competition, Louise International world for his acclaimed performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, his and confident simplicity of talent captured audiences in as well as Korea's leading orchestras. His poetic intensity in His Oxford. performances and London in honorary and in House The Sydney, at Hall, Opera performances Moscow and St. Carnegie Petersburg to commemorate the 10" anniversary of Russia's revered pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva's death received noteworthy commendations.

Few undertakings are as inspiring as pianist Choong-Mo Kang's five-year endeavour to master and perform J.S. Bach's entire works for the keyboard. His utter absorption in the task of musical expression and his novel interpretations of Bach 's emblem of uncompromising musical compositions are invaluable contributions to classical music. His devotion is an integrity, and none would dispute such a designation. His recordings include Bach's Goldberg Variations, Inventions and Sinfonias, and The Well-1empered Clavier. The great pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher has claimed Mr. Kang's Goldberg Variations as "A quite spectacular performance. A

notable addition to the Goldberg discography." A graduate of Seoul National University, he received his master's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory and his

Arüst's Diploma from Peabody Conservatory. While pursuing his DMA degree at Peabody Conservatory.he was appointed as a member of the Peabody piano faculty.

In 1993, he returned to Korea in order to serveas an eminent faculty memberof the Korea National University of Arts, wherehe hastrained and cultivated young

Lalented pianists who have won many international competitions. His students have been prize-winners in prominent competitionssuch as VlanClibum.Leds, Gina Bachauer, Porto, Jeunesses Musicales, Epinal, Shanghaiand Dublin. He has been invited to be on the jury for prestigious intemational competitions such

as Warsaw Chopin, Cleveland, Dublin, Shanghai and many more. He is also an artistic director of the Euro Music Festival and Academy in Leipzig. as well asa faculty member of the Ishikawa Music Festival in Japan.

HEINZ MEDJIMOREC Heinz studied at the Viennese Academy of Music and Performing Arts (now: University of Music and Performing Arts) with Richard Hauser. He has prizes at International Piano Competitions (Salzburg, Geneva, Vienna). His career as a concert pianist began at the age of 20. He has made tours throughout Europe, the Near and Middle East and the USA. He has made radio recordings and has made TV appearances. Since 1968, he is the pianist of the "Haydn Trio Wien". The Trio concerts have taken the ensemble to North-and South America, Africa, Europe and the Far East. Since 1968 they also have a series of concerts in the Chamber Music Series in the Wiener Konzerthaus. The Trio has made recordings (LPs and CDs) with Arabesque N.Y., Teldec, Warner Classics and Musica Wien. He has accompanied several well - known singers including Edith Mathis, Peter

Schreier, and Kurt Equiluz in numerous Lieder Recitals.

His other musical activities include being a jury member of international and national Piano and Chamber Music

Competitions. He has given Masterclasses in Europe, Australia and the USA. Since 1975, he has been teaching young concert pianists at the Keyboard Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

IAN MUNRO lan Munro has emerged over recent years as one of Australia's most distinguished and awarded musicians, with a career that has taken him to thirty countries in

Europe. Asia, North America and Australasia. His award in 2003 of Premier Grand Prix at the Queen Elisabeth International Competition for composers (Belgium) is a unique achievement for an Australian and follows on from multiple prizes in international piano competitions in Spain (Maria Canals), Italy (Busoni). Portugal (Vianna da Motta) and the UK, where his second prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1987 established his international profile.

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Jury Members

AN MUNRO (Cont) lan Munro completed his carly training in Melbourne under the guidance ol Roy Shepherd, a pupil of Alfeat

and furthered his studies in Vienna, London and Italy with Noretta Conci, CGuido Agosti and Michele Ca

ortn

the UK alone he has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, English Chamber . n London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and broadcast widelestra

SBC. Elewhere, he has performed with orchestras in Poland, Italy. Portugal, Russia, USA, China,New 7aor the ne ajor orchestras in Australia in over fifty piano concerti. In chamber music he has joined artists such asand al

iCCI, Erich Gnuenberg. Karina Georgian.Jane Manning,Gerald English. Yvonne Kenny, the Medici and Belict

lcea String

Quartets and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.

nhas recorded CDs for Hyperion, Naxos, ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Cala and the new UK label Wae CCent dises include two ireverent political satires: The Keating Tangos, a musical "tribute' to the eponymoucuse Ad he Whitlam Rags. Concerto Symphonique on the ABC Classics label was recorded with David Porceltor, a n i a n SO, featuring popular and rare concertante works for piano and orchestra. A second volume:elijnand O n g with discs of music by Tasmanian composer Katherine Parker and the piano concerto by Elend hermn, commissioned for lan Munro by Tal Poppies and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (SDreams won the concerto prestigious Queen Elisabeth competition in Brussels and was subsequentiy played oy the twelve finalists of tha Broadcast across Europe both on radio and etition. State Orchestra. Since television, Dreams received its second perromancc tetage then lan has received reisdurg in Russia with Musica Viva and the Flinders Quartet, amongst others. many commissions for new work from tne lasnlalla d y " * Australia Ensemble.ith

Commitment to the professional development of younger players has scen him classes and give participate on juries arounu ncWodror many years. the Tasmanian Conservatorium for five years between 1995 and 1999, he joinea Australia Ensemble 2000. This he is

navingol headed the piano department at University NSW in year

on

tne

the staff at ANAM and is

a

member of the board of

PHILLIP SHOVK

Phllip Shovk is considered

to

be

one

Musica

at

vivd

the

of Australia's

concert pianists, chamber musicians, Ater studying at the Sydney Conservatorium Highforemost accompanists and teaCners School with George 1or and graduating with the rize being nmost promising performer of his year he continued Humphrey the Frank Hutcnens his studies at the Moscow State Prolessor Valery Kastelsky (himself a student of Heinrich Neuhaus) Conservalory win Laureate at the Vianni di Motta graduating as a Master of Fine Arts. In 1987 he became in Lisbon and in 1988 at the competition the Sydney International Competition, where he was awarded Hephzibah Menuhin Prize and the Best Australian Pianist Prize. the He was awarded a Best Accompanist prize at Tehaikovsky Competition in 1994 has He performed to great acclaim in Russia, Georgia, Portugal, France, Zealand and China, where he has been Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Singapore, New involved in recording traditional Chinese music. Phillip Shovk has also adjudicated at many of Australia's leading competitions including the Sydney International Competition. Sydney Eisteddfod, Yamaha Youth Competition, Hephzibah Menuhin Competition and many others. Piano Heis currently teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and The a

Australian Institute of Music.

ARIE VARDI

Beginning his artistic career at the age of fifteen, Israeli born Arie Vardi went on to receive of the country's foremost acclaim as pianists. After winning the Chopin Competition in lIsrael, he international with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta, upon appeared winning the George Enescu International he played numerous concerts in throughout Europe. Alongside his study of music at the RubinCompetition he Bucharest, in achieving a Academy, succeeded degree in law at Tel Aviv University.

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Vardi continued his piano studies in Basel with Paul and studied composition with Pierre Boulez Karlheinz. Stockhausen. He has performed widely Baumgartaner as soloist with major orchestras under the baton of Semion Bychkov, Sergio Commissiona, Lukas Foss, Kurt Masur, Jerry Maksymiuk, Zubin Mehta, Paul Paray. Paul Sacher and David Zinman, among others. His concert tours have taken him to Eastern and Western the United States. Latin America, the Far East, Australia and Japan. His first Russian tour, in 1992, included Europe, St. Petersburg and other cities. Vardi in Moscow, performances pertorms regularly as by Bach and Mozart, part of which he has played on the soloist-conductor, playing the complete set of concerti Hammertluegel. In recent he has specialized in the literature of the Impressionist period, including the entire repertoire of Debussy and years Ravel. His RCA records have won international acclaim and prizes. and

Mr. Vardi's extensive repertoire includes various Israeli works, many of which were dedicated to him. In addition to his concert career, Arie Vardi is a of piano at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover and at the Rubin Academy ol Music, Tel AVIV Universily, where he served as its director and chaired profesor the Piano Faculty. More than 30 of his students have won first prizes in internalional competitions. Arie Vardi is best known to television viewers for his Classes", the family series of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra which he conducts and series "Master presents, and currently for his new series "Intermezzo with Arik". He has been a Jury member in most of the lead1ng as piano Beijing. such Cleveland, Hamamatsu, Leeds, Milan, Moscow. Salt Lake City, Santander, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna, Warsaw, and otners. He is the Artustic Advisor and Chaiman of the Jury of the Arthur Rubinstein International Master Conmpetition.

inlernational

competitions,

Mr. Vardi has held Master Classes and presented lecture recitals at the Juillard School of MusIe, the Paris Conservatoire, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. the London Royal Academy. and many other major music centres. In the 200I season, Arie Vardi directed, conducted and played a series or nve concerts with the Israel Chamber Orchestra. The series, entitled "The Piano Concerto", featured twelve concertos ranging Irom Bach to tne 2 Cenury. In 2004-0 Season he launched a new weekend series with the Israel Philharmonic, Morning Intermezzo", where he serves as conductor and presenter. Mr. varai was tne recipient of the Minister of Education Award in 2004 or lifetime achievement.

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Observer

GUSTAV A.ALINK

Gustav Alink from the Netherlands,

is

considered the worlds" leading authority

on

piano competufirms

He studied mathematics, and from the State University of Utrecht with honours. He played the violin for l13 years, and speaks seven languages. Being a devoted photographer.his portraits of great musicians on record sieeves, and have been used appeared on posters and in programme books. In the early 1980s. it was Martha Argerich who advised him during his research of piano Gustav Alink has visited some 50 piano competitions worldwide. published six books, andcompetitions. wrote more than 300 articles.

graduated

Drs.Alink is frequently invited as a guest to all major international competitions around the world. He served the jury for international competitions in Europe, Japan, and thepiano USA. and has given lectures on all continents In November 1999, he founded together with Martha Argerich the Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF) aims at helping and assisting young musicians in the liceld of compctitions and building carcers. Morewhich than 75 intemational piano competitions Joined AAF and have become AAF member competitions. on

A unique institution in the Piano World, AAF and its website (www.alink-alerich.org) have become welknown and are frequently consulted by thousands pianist and organisers from all over the world. Drs. Alink research continues. In the 4 cdition of his Guide Book to piano competitions he introduced a classification

of competitions. The various aspects of the classification are constantly being updated and further elaborated They will appear on the AAF website, so that it becomes transparent on which aspects competitions score higher or lower and people can clearly see which are the pros and cons of certain competitions. This is all done in order to help improving the conditions and perspectives for young pianists. Mr.Alink keeps track of more than 45,000 pianists and their achievements in competitions. Meeting contestants and jury members frequently at competitions, Gustav Alink maintains good relations with many of them. which has provided him with a dense network of personal contacts in the Piano World. Because of his dedicated research, Gustav Alink is often referred to

as

'Mr.

Competition".

MARC CASTELAIN Born in Belgium. Studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels and musicology at the Free

University of Brussels. Thesis: "Liszt and the instrumental pianotranscriptions". From 1965 to 2007, senior producer and journalist at the Belgian Radio and Television (RTBE). On "Radio 3" specialist of opera and piano programs which were among the most popular of the music channel. Commentator of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. Represented RTBFinseveral international organizations, European Broadcast Union (EBU), Internationales Musik Zentrum (IMZ). For 20 years lecturer (musicology) at the Institute of Art History and Archeology of Brussels. Piano teacher at the Music Academy of Ixelles. Follows worldwide the most important Festivals and Piano Competition. Observer at the SIPCA since 1992. Recently. the Mayor of Brussels asked him to organize piano recitals in the Gothic Hall of the Brussels' Town Hall.

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Gala Opening Recital Wednesday 16 July, 2008 York Theatre, Seymour Centre

8pm John Chen - Piano In

July 2004, at

the age of 18, John Chen became the youngest ever winner of the also awarded Sydney International Piano special prizes for the best performance for works by Beethoven, prestigious Mozart, Schubert, Chamber Music and Competition. He Concerto. This followed his win in the 3d Lev 19h/20h Vlassenko Australiasan Piano Competition in Brisbane 2003 where he swept all theCentury prizes. was

special

John began his piano studies 10 years. He won his first

the age of three. He has studied with Rae de piano competition at the age of nine, and over the Lisle for the last was successful in a number of national years competitions. He made his official subsequent at age 15, orchestral debut performing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no 3 with the New Zealand Orchestra. at

Symphony

John's musical experience is extremely varied. He has concertos with the many major orchestras in New Zealand and Australia. Heperformed has solo recitals extensively given throughout New Zealand and Australia. He has recorded works for the Royal NZ Ballet and NZ's Concert FM and recorded the complete piano solo works of Dutilleux for Naxos, and a selection of and Ravel for ABC Debussy Classics. John is a keen chamber musician, and has recently toured for Chamber Music New Zealand and given performances with the New Zealand String Quartet, the leading chamber ensemble of New Zealand. He has also been a casual orchestra pianist for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. John's recent and upcoming include engagements concerts in New Zealand, Australia, and The Bochum Festival, both in Japan, Singapore and the Ruhr of the

prestigious

Germany.

Sonata KV 280 in F Major Le Tombeau de Couperin

PROGRAM WA Mozur M Ravel

INTERVAL

Prelude No 3 Le Jeu des contraires 25 Variations and a Fugue on a theme

of Handel

30

Op 24

H Dutilleur JBrahms

Festival


in

tunsparet, itellectunl, almost elussical in form",

F'Mnfor

in David Ewen's "Tlome Book of Twentieth Centwy Musie "(Areo 1950). lis tmusic is often compared witlh the musie of Debussy biut in lact,

K20 Sonata

WAMOZat (1750-1701)

fr

Sonatas

many

e hvan

o

Ihe

the two styles are vstly dillerent, Although Ravel was inlluenced by there were other intluences whieh wereDebussy, more pronounced these inclule Spanish Music. Ravel's melodies

his the

t i e t y at couit at Vicnnan

liends,

and

tthukents mincned

by hy

the the

inthuened nMn'h

Nas

nk uhe

nh

cae

Nels, Mozat varnety

th a

ol

Istnguished

on on

inlucnce

him,but also

those who

witlh were

particularly Society at to the p:anotorte. ments drastic changes inelincdtoaCCept musie required of thuS the OCcasions diions and

he

onial

thein

etinement.grace,

und

The

Basque music.

is also often found in Phrygian provineial songs and Andalusian MamencoSpanish songs.

The

clegance

at this and the pianoforte is

availablee at

avichord,

the invention of in 1709 in Padua.

amolorte. The tm

to Cristofori

Exhibition of 1889. Ravel made use of the secondary sevenths and ninths, pedal points, appoggiaturas and many acciaccaturas. Ravel was a Classicist with

German

made many instrument makers Bach n t h i C n c e of J.C. and 1English ributed

vements

Romantic tendencies.

the

and

in

this

development,

This work is

don was important at many places on planorortes pertomed Sonatas were Mozart London

his

concert

Carner tours, 1neHarpsichord and from the pianoforte, but

1or sixth about the the on any ot uld be played time. avalable

a musical homage to the great French Harpsichordist Couperin le Grand' and was written in 1917. Each of the six movements is dedicated to one of his friends who died in the First World War. The set of pieces shows his classical interest and love of structural logic. The

the wrilen for

probably

onwards

three instruments

at that

CPE Bach

had

Levboard style

a

new

develop his

ideas

works

as

further. The 'Alberti'

bass

The work was also arranged for orchestra.

Three Preludes Henri Dutilleux

new dotted note rhythmie figure and part of the

(1916-

second theme . Adagio - in sonata form in the tonic minor f minor.

The short development is really a free lantasia UIng part of the first theme. "This movement shows the nfuence of

Haydn.

Presto - in sonata form. The second theme has a mythmic link with the first theme of the second

movement. The development also uses this

requires rhythmic vilality

Henri Dutilleux was born in January 1916 in Angers. His ancestors were personal friends of Delacroix and Corot. While at secondary school, he studied piano, harmony and counterpoint at Donai Conservatory with Gallois and then from 1933-38 at Paris

Conservatoire with CGallon (harmony counterpoint and fuguc), Emmanuel (music history) and Gaubert

(conducting) In 1938 he won the Prix de Rome. In 1942 he became Director of Singing at Paris Opera

Le Tombeau de

Couperin M Ravel

(1875-1937) born near the Pyrénées of FTench father and Basque mother in 1875. he age of twelve, he taken to Paris to NTIOUS music begm studies. At the age of teen, hne the Paris TCd Conservatoire where 1ourice Udld de the Beriot, Pessard, Gedalge and teachers r'aurc. ui an unmistakable creative gift and his music nas been deseribed "Precise, rect, as

a

as

variatron

sonoity

Avoidance of so-called programme music or any music contlaining a message

do not, of course, deny in our art a meaning o spiritual order Absolute necessity of choice, of economy o means (at a technical level The Three Preludes were not conceived as a set ls such and were composed over a period of time

from 1973-1988. No 1. D'Ombre et de silence' Composed in 1973, he looks back at Debussy's late works. No 2. 'Sur un même accord' Composed in 1977, he uses only one chord but treated in many

different ways. No 3. Le jeu des Composed in 1988, this work is almost as long as No's I & together. It shows his interest in symmetry and several of the aspects of his style mentioned above are evident in this work.

contraires

Number 3 will be performed in this Recital

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op 24

JBrahms (1833-1807)

Written in 1861, this is regarded as Brahms greatest work in variation formm. The theme comes trom the last section of Handel's Suite in B Flat Major for harpsichord. In the Handel Suite. there are five variations but Brahms has twenty-tive variations and a fugue.

development uses material Irom the transition, a

was

ot

a Musette, which makes use of the upper register

- in classical sonata form. The

AN

ol

and includes Variations and Fugue on a Theme

-

INTERVALL

a

spirit

a vigorous dlance Minuet-modal and lyrical - the middle section is

The movements are:

was

Joy ot sound"

for the

a certain type

Rigaudon

piano Toccata-a virtuoso piece

sonatas

Ravel

for

Forlane modal and wistful

personal touches

of the

The Sonata KV280 was one of six autumn of 1774. composed in Salzburg in the

Maurice

Apenchant

After an absence of five years from Hamburg. he returned to his native city to become better known there. In Hamburg his output of works was vast

own

example,

and buoyancy.

Evident predilection

Fugue sombre - Baroque techniques with his

bass is not sonatas, the use of "Alberti KV6. In the Iittle changes in it when 1s employcd, frequent and that to relieve il of the monotony the patterm tend talented composers. when used by less come can of overuse could be noted-for Fven so, some cases Sonata K V545, Second movement.

hythiun. This movement

scaffolding

Prelude- capricious in character

was

the young Mozart and was used in cariy Andante kno to the Allegro KV6 and the such

Allegro assai

summarised as follows ('areful avoidance of pre fabricated formal

movements are:

approach to quick to

estabiisnecd composers were

and

was also

inluenced by the humour and wit of Erie Satie, and also the Vicnnese Waltz, the Russian Nationalist Composers and the Javanese gamelang orchestras he heard at the Paris

all, society and wit.

instrumenis Harpsichord

keyboard

Mode

Ravel

church

Above

originality.

t

Mora

court and

lall into the Dorian and

Phrygtan Modes with a preference for the Dorian. This mode was frequently uscd in medieval times and is eharacteristic of F'rench folksongs and

musicians

some had

n

frequently

inlo comaet

he

by Handel Op24.

Geiringer in his book of Brahms states: In this work all the principles of variation followed in the older works are united for the first time. In the great majority of the twenty-five harmonic and periodic structure of the theme is serupulously preserved, while due regard is paid to the melody. Precisely because

variations, the

of the strict limitations, the master imposed upon

himself, the wealth of imagination and technical kill he displays in this work give it a very specal position among his compositions tor the anotorte. It is not easy to say which deserves

greater adnmiration - the logical concatenation of the individual variations, their tirm organie cohesion, the profound spiritual vitality of the work, or its purely technical effectiveness as pianotorte music. Passing from the quietly guy tir

and from 1943-4 at Freneh Radio in a similar

variation, still in the spirit of Handel, through the

position and Director of Music Productions from

two softly veiled pieces in the minor key (Nos. 5

1945-1963. Hle was appointed a Professor of

and 6), the trumpet variations (Nos. 7 and 8), the

Composition in 1961 at the Ecole Normale and 1970 at Paris Conservatoire. iis composilions are all tinely craftled and an

delicate canon (No. 16), the Siciliana (No. 19), the "Musical Box"(No. 22), and the great final elimax (Nos. 23-5) to the powerful erowning Fugue - the

independent composer following on directly from

whole is a masterpiece, in which the strictest

Debussy, Ravel and Roussel.

adherence to the rules and the greatest freedom are miraculously balanced."

le defined his musical style in 1966 and this can


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C m y e m I O n

D i a r i

RECITAL Wednesday 16 July

GLAOPENING,

Dil: SeymourCer Ccntre, University

sTAES IAND

and Saturday

7 July

19 July

ot

2008-

800p.m. York Theatre,

Sydney. All competitors

9.30am Miya Kazaoka

Tharsday

18July sriday

McCullough

2.00pm Ran Dank

Charlie Albright

Christopher Devine John Fisher

Stage

approximately 6.00pm on Sunday 20 July

FINALS: Seymour Centre, University of 2.00pm

Tuesday 22 July

9.30am

2.00pm

of the

7.15pm

Anmouncement ent ofthe 12 p

pianists selected to proceed to Stage

Sydney. 20 Competitors will play

IV-approximately 6.00pm

STAGEIV: SEMI-FINALS: Seymour Centre, University of Sydney 12 Competitors

will

play 50-minute Recital and a Piano Trio

at 12 noon and

Talk- Downstairs Theatre 10.00-11.30am (Talk by Andrew Ford)

Wednesday 23 July

on

Friday 25 July

de

Concours and

its

Competition 12.00 noon. 7.15pm 12.00 noon. 7.15pm

place in my piano music'

10.00-10.45am (Talk by Dr Earl Owen) How Pianists can avoid physical

Announcement of the six finalists approximately -

STAGE V: FINALS:

12.00 noon, 7.15pm

problems to have a long successful career

1l1.00pm on Friday 25 July

Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall. 6 Competitors will each

Tuesday 29 July 8.00pm

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by

40-minute Recital.

7.15pm each day

10.00-11.30am (Talk by Roger Smalley) Morceau

a

Tuesday 22 July

Imagining the Piano' Thursday 24 July

XiXi Zhou

Elizaveta Ivanova Ill-

APTER FINA Il1: QUARTER 9.30am

Alexey Yemtsov Chun-Chieh Yen Feng Zhang

David Fung Adam Herd

Marco Ciampi

STAGE Monday 21 July

Aiko Yajima

Balázs Fülei

Manuel Araujo Sean Chen

af the 20 pianists selected to proceed to

Nicholas Milton. Three

play 2 Concertos

pianists, Mozart Concertos.

Wednesday 30 July 8.00pm Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Milton. Three pianists, Mozart Concertos.

Friday 1 August 8.00pm

yaney Symphony

Orchestra, conducted by

Kirill Karabits. Three

pianists

19th or 20h century Concertos.

Saturday 2.30pm UDEy Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits. Three pianists 19h or 20th century Concertos. 2 August

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES AND FINALISTS' RECITALS

ydney Opera House, Concert Hall: Saturday 2 August at 8.00pm DEpnzes will be presented by

each

Wojciech Wisniewski

Mariangela Vacatello

Eric Zuber

in

Xun Wang

Yekwon Sunwoo Daniil Tsvetkov

Hao Zhu

Recital

7.15pm

Konstantin Shamray

Femando Altamura

.

20 minute

Takashi Sato

30am

ouncement of t

a

Sergei Saratovsky

Hoang Pham and Sunday 20 July

both Stages with

Yoonsoo Rhee

Tatiana Kolesova Eduard Kunz Jose Menor

in

2.00pm

Tomoki Kitamura

Miyeon Lee Ryan MacEvoy

play

Seyr Seymour Centre John Chen

Miss Claire Dan AM, OBE.

33


Competitors TOMOKI KITAMURA

MIYA KAZAOKA JAPANESE 03-03-78

JAPANESE

29-03-85

In 2006 Miya was awarded a First Class Diploma the "Santa Cecilia" in Rome where Conservatory she studied with Franco Medori. at

She has given many recitals since then, mainly as a soloist but also as a duo with a violinist. She has been invited to important festivals in Italy and Japan. In 2007 she gave a concert which included an exhibition of her pictures stucco work in Rome and is presently specialising not only as a soloist and in chamber groups but also in work in collaboration with other artists including dancers, actors, narrators. painters and video artists.

Symphony. the New Japan Philhamonic.

He is currently studying

with Fumiko Eguchi and Mayuko Onishi. PRIZES 3nd Tokyo Music Competition 2005 - 1* Prize and Grand Prize Hamamatsu International Piano Competition -

Pianists -2004 Prizewinner

Rachmaninov Scriabin

L'Isle joyeuse STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 10 La Cathédrale engloutie Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde

Tomoki began playing the piano at the age of 3. He performs frequently in concerts in Japan and also he has performed in the United Kingdom and in Germany. He has been a soloist with the Tokyo Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and

2006-3 prize Ettlingen International Competition for Young

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableaux Op 36 No 1 in c minor Sonata No 5 Op 53

TATIANA KOLESOVAa RUSSIAN

22-04-91

Debussy Debussy

Wagner/Liszt

Suggestion Diabolique Op 4 No 4 Prokofiev STAGE I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E Flat Major Haydn Thin Air Andrew Ford Danse Macabre Op 40 Saint-Saëns/Horowitz Fantasie Op 28 in b minor Scriabin STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op 1 10 in A Flat Major Beethoven Fantasia quasi sonata 'Après une lecture du Dantè" Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca Liszt Toccata (1933) Petrassi CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 49 in d minor Mendelssohn STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto in G Major

FINALS Mozart

Ravel

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 6 General Lavine Eccentric Sonnet Op 94 No 3 from '6 Pieces Rondo Op 51 No 2 in G Major

Schubert Seriabin

Debussy Sibelus

Becthoven

Morart

Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Prelude "Weinen Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen' Liszt French Suite No 4 BWV 8IS in E Flat Major

Bach SEMI FINALS

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 122 in E Flat Major

L'oiseau de feu Aus Holberg's Zeit' Suite im alten stil Op 40

in

recorie

Birmingham

City. Winnipeg. Minnesota Symphony. Chamber Orchestra of South Atrica. Russian National

Orchestre. National d'lle de France and Israel Camerata.

Schubert

Stravinsky/Agosti Grieg

Brahms PROGRAM

STAGEI

RECITAL Paganini Etude No 3 'La Campanella Liszt Intermezz0 Opl17 Nolin E Flat Major Brahms Intermezzo Opl17 No2 in b lat minor Brahms Sonata Op 54 in F Major Beethoven STAGE II

RECITAL

Prelude Book II No 11 Les tierces alternées

Debussy Elude Op 10 No 9 in I minor Chopin Three Movements from 'Petrouchka' Stravinsky STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI44 ing minor Haydn Morceau de Concours Intermezz0 from Concert Studies

Roger Smalley

Op-40 Wanderer-Fantasie D 760 in C Major STAGE IV

RECITAL

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No 1 Op 99 in B Flat Major Schubert

Sonata Op 106 in B Flat Major

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV 453 in G Major Mozart Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G Major Beethoven

Melody from Orfeo

Beethoven

Gluck/Sgambati

TWOCONCERTOS

Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto No 2 Op 22 in g minor

Kapustin Schubert

SEMI FINALS

'Hammerklavier

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio in a minor STAGE V

4

addony

Minneapolis. UNISA. Grieg. Rubinstein and

Chopin

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV 311 in D Major

of ProfAlexei

She has been a prizewinner in International Piano Competitions including GB Viotti, Leeds

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op 10 No 11 in E Flat Major Moments Musicaux Op 94 No 2 in A Flat Major Sonata No 2 Op 19 ing sharp minor

Tatiana was born in MoscoW and is curmen student at the Moscow Tchaikovsky COntlya in the class Nasedkin. In completed a postgraduate course with Prot J Rouvier in Paris. She has given recitals Rusi Italy. Spain. Poland. Great Britain, Switzer Israel and Germany. She has also radio and TV in Russia. Poland. Italy. France and England. She has played with many onehestr including Kharkov. Yarosalivl City. Russian Camerata. Kazan Philharmonie.

Ravel FINALs Mozarn

Saint Saéns


EDUARD KUNZ RUSSIAN

MIYEON LEE

SOUTH KOREA 28-10-82

30-10-80

RYAN MAcEVOY McCULLOUGH

AMERICAN 22-03-1987

n d graduated msk aand gradu.

in 1998

Omsk

borm

in

was

d GCnessin

Special

m the

he graduated

Music in

of

chool

Moscow

from

2003 a postgraduate he completed In 2004 Irom the Royal No thern (mcrvatorn distinction 2005 he (RNCM) and in elomawith af Music Diploma at the Colganother postgraduale Maco

Dpon

In the same year he

completeda

valory.

Junior

in

Fellow

ecamensiderable hashad

Prano

atl RNCM.

He

in international

success

(ompetnions

PRIZES

es

"

following

in the

Compctitions

Piraerus,

-

2002

Sulmona,

-

2005

Italy, George

Enescu

Bucharest,

RECITAL

No Op 25

b Prelude in

12 m

c

Chopin

minor

-

Etude Op 25 No 11 Winter Wind in a manor Ftude Tablcaut Op 19

BachZiloti

in

D

Chop1n

Map

Rachman1nov

Hungarnan Rhap STAGE II

Scarlattu

K212

K213,

STAGE II

RECITAL

No 12

Debussy

"Minstrels

Prelude Book I Rachmannov Lilacs Lisz No 12 Hungarian Rhapsody FINALS QUARTER STAGE II RECITAL Sonata Hob XVI/29 in F Major Haydn

Roger Smalley

Morveau de C oncours

Bach/Busoni

Chacomne

STAGE IN

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

No2 RECITAL

Liszt

Sonata Op 53Waldstein Mayor

Sin Moments Musicaux Op l6

Beethoven Rachmaninov

CHAMBER MUSIC

PanoTrio No1 Op 32 in d minor

Arensky

STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor Conento No I Op 23

FINALSs

mb tlat minor

Mozart

Tchaikovsky

Prelude Booi II Sol0 Cawope Prelude& Fugur Bok l

Debussy

No 6 in d munor

Bach

Regand de I'Espat de pouc Iroen Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus Messiacn STAGE I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata HobXVI46 ia A Flat Maor Hay dn Thin Air Evocation, El Corpus en Sevilla El Albacin from Ibena

STAGE IN RECITAL

Andrew Ford

performed at UNESCO in Paris,

Walt Disney Hall- Los Angeles. Cortinaltaly and Radio. He has also been a soloist with [or Nr

the LoS

Angeles Philharmonic.

He is currently studying with John Pemy at Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. He has also undertaken master-classes with Deborah Clasquin. Leon Fleisher,

William Grant Nabore, Stanislav loudenich. Yoheved Kaplinsky. Manahem Pressler and Jerome Lowenthal. Ryan has also been placed in many competitions including the Magin in Paris. CAPMT in California, World International Piano Competition in Cincinnati and Virginia Waring Competition. Palm Desert, California

Albeniz SEMI FINALS

Beethoven

Three Pieces Op 52 Poeme Enigme, Poème languide Elis Three Nocturnes Fantasia quasi sonata

Après une lecture du Dante

Scriabin

Holliger Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC Phano Trio Op8 in B Major TWOCONCERTOS

Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No 2 Op l6 in g minor

Brahms FINALS Mozart

Prokotiev

Chopin

Prelude and Fugue Book II No I in C Major

Pagodes, La soirée dans Grenade and

Bach

Jard1ns sous la pluie from Estampes' STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 8 °Ondine Impromptu Op 142 No 3

Debussy

in B Flat Major

Schubert

Debussy

Five Preludes

Magin STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/20 in c minor Morceau de Concours Sonata Op 26 STAGE IV

Sonata Op 2No3 in C Major

STAGEV

Ryan is from Humboldt County. Califomia and has

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 10 in b minor

minor

Sonatas K27,

n

Portugal

STAGE RECITAL Nu9

PROGRAM

Etude

Competition, Germany 1" prize

Internmational Competition.

-

Andorra- 2007

STAGEI

Brussels National.

PROGRAM

Duo USA

and

Maric Canals International. Spain 5h prize

2004

Manchester

Phano

Berlin Symphony PRIZES Artur Schnabel prize

Netherlands

Dudley,

began at attended Seoul Arts piano the High School graduated with Prof Choong-Mo Kang. She is currently at Berlin University of the Arts with Pascal studying She has Devoyon. Master classes with P participated in Frankel.V Krainev. Rouvier. A Vardi. J O'Conor and H Schiff. She has performed with a number of orchestras including Seoul Symphony. KBSleading Orchestra. Porto. ot 5. She has

and

Porto

Sabutor - 0

Viola.

Miyeon was born in Seoul and

age

Haydn Roger Smaley Barber

RECITAL

SEMI FINALs Sonata Op 28 Pastorale' in D Major Beethoven rations on an Original Theme

Op21 Nol Sonata No 3 Op 28 in a minor CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major

STAGEV TWOCONCERTOS Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G Major

Brahms Prokofiev Brahms

FINALS Mozart Beethoven


Competitors YOON SO0 RHEE SOUTH KOREA 14-08-8

HOANG PHAM

JOSÉ MENOR SPANISH

AUSTRALIAN

17-01-85

28-09-77

Yoon So0 was born in Seoul and bega José studied piano composition and conducting at the Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Musica. Barcelona and is currently studying for a Masters

degree in Piano at the Royal College of Musicin London withh Yonty Solomon and Kevin Kenner.

He has scholarships from the British Council. Maza Foundation and Myra Hess Trust. He has

and moved to Hoang was born in Vietnam Australia with his parents at an early age. His

first recital in Seoul. first teacher was his father and since the age of

he has been a private student of Rita Reichman. He was also a student of the Australian National

Academy of Music from 2004-5. He has received numerous National awards and has pertormed with the Melbourne. Queensland and Tasmanian

completed an Artists Diploma at Yale School of Music and was offered a 2 year Fellowship by the Aspen Music Festival in 2006-7. He has given

Orchestras. He is currently studying Symphony the Manhattan School of Music in New York with

recitals throughout Spain, the United Kingdom and

Mare Silverman.

Germany. At age 15 he performed at New York's Carnegie Hall when he was the I" prizewinner

PRIZES

of the World Piano Competition at Cincinnati.

at

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition

2005 - 1

PROGRAM

PRIZES

STAGEI RECITAL

He has been awarded a number of prizes in National competitions in Spain.

PROGRAM

Jeux d'eau Les Requiebros from 'Goyescas and El Pelele

STAGE II

Ravel

Prelude Book II No 4 Les fees sont d'exquises danseuses

Debussy

Sonata K96 in D Major

Scarlatti

Sonata Nol Op 22 Ginastera STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata HobXVI/4| in B Flat Major Haydn Morceau de Concous Roger Snalley

Vine

Sonata No Polonaise Op 44 in f sharp minor

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Sonata in b minor

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV 537 °Coronation in D Major Concerto No l in E Flat Major

Chopin

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op l10 No 3 in D Major

STAGE V

PRIZES

t

Beethoven Scarlattu

Beethoven Liszt

Brahms FINALS

RECITAL.

Liszt

Boevendorfer Piano Competition

STAGET RECTTA

Debussy

Prelude and Fugue Op 87

Shostakov h

Arabesque on themmes fon th*

Etude Op 25 No 4 n a minor

Strauss Schulz-Evler

RECITAl. QUARTER FINALSs

No S in D Major

Bach Liszt

STAGE II

RECTTAL

Prelude Book I No 5

Sonata KV 332 in F Major

Mozart Andrew Furd Scherzo No 3 Op39 in c sharp munor Chopin Out of Doors "The Night's Music Bartok The Chase

Les collines d' Anacapr

Thin Air

Rondo Op 129 Paganin Variations Op 35 Book l

STAGE IV RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata D664 in A Major

chubert

Sonata Hob XVL 50 in C Major Thin Aur

Une barque sur l'ocean Alborada del gracioso, La vallée des cloches trom 'Miroirs Radetzky Walu

Ravel

Hough

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No 1 Op 49 in d minor Mendelssohn STAGEV TWOCONCERTOS Ca Concerto KV 453 in G Major Paganini Op 43

Chopin

Prelude and Fugue Book II Mephisto Waltz Nol

FINALS Mozart

Rhapsody on a theme of

Mozart

including the Korean Music Competition, Johanna Hogdes International Prano Competiton and the

PROMRAM

Feux d'artifice

STAGE I

She has had a number of scholurships

of works by Liszt.

-

Etude La leggiere//a No 2

Beautiful Blue Danube

RECITAI

Helwig.

prire

No 12 in g sharp mino

Granados

In 2006 she

and awards. In 2003 she issued a CD recording

Prelude Book II No 12

Rachmaninov

SH he

She has also won prizes in National competitions

of "Three Concert Enudes Sonata Op 78 in F Sharp Maxr

STAGEII

in e minor

piano

graduated from Yewon Music School at the sage of I5 and was accepted to the Vienna National University ot Musie and Pertorming Art where

Ennio Porrino Piano Competition -2007- 1

Sonata K87 in b minor

STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableaux Op 33 No 3

is also involved with chamber music in a

quartet and also in a duo with a cellist

moved to Berlintocontinue her studies ith Klaus

a Music Arranger and Musical Director for the Opera Show ILa Petita Flauta Magica".

different

attended music festivals in USA and Spain, Sh

her Masters program with ftonours.

prize Cleveland lnternational Piano Competition 2007-Mozart Prize

also worked

She has now given recitals

in Korea. Austria. USA and Spain. She asalso

she studied with Heinz Medj1moree and completed

As a composer he has premiered a number of his has on productions for theatre and television and also as

own works. He

studies at the age of6 and at the age of 1-gavener

Rachmaninov

STAGE I

Debussy

BeethoveD

Brahms RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Haydn Andrew Ford

Sonata No -Op 2 in t sharp minor

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 101 in A Major

Brahms

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Oseaux trnstes, Une barque sur

T'océan and Alborado del gracioso from "Miroirs

Five Klavierstücke

Rigoletto Paraphrase CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major

STAGEV

TwoCONCERTOS

Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G Major

Ravel Yun

Verdi/Liszt

Brahms FINALS Mozart Beethoven


SERGEI SARATOVSKYy

NADIAN

AN

TAKASHI SATO

13-11-81

RUSSIAN

JAPANESE 18-08-83

KONSTANTIN SHAMRAY

CANA

RUSSIAN 27-05-85

C.euei

recipient of an Putin recognising

was a

Vladimir

award his

from

President

accomplishment

He pertornmed France, Italy, nmusic. USA Canada. and Russia. He graduated Portugal. in Piano Performance with a Masters degree Brandon University and is and Literature irom candidate at the University doctoral oresently a where he studies with the

of British

in

has

Columbia

Canadian pianist

Jane

Piano Competition, Portugal Porto Intenational 1999-1 prize and two Special prizes Beethoven and Debussy. Russian Music International Piano Competition, Califormia-2003 - 3" prize and Special Public

prize Eckhard-Gramatte National Competition. Canada. Missouri Southern International Piano Competition., Doris Mclellan Competition. Manitoba 2006-2 prizes PROGRAM

RECITAL

Transcendental Etude No l10 in f minor Liszt Chopin Nocturne Op 15 No I in F Major Nocturne Op 9 No 3 in B Major Chopin Basso Ostinato Shchedrin STAGE II

Debussy Bach

Butterflies and Bobcats (2004) Mclntyre STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/37 in D Major Haydn Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Giaspard de la Nuit

Ravel SEMI FINALS

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 28 Pastorale' in DMajor Beethoven Lilacs Op 21 No5

(ranseribed by

Scherzo from 'A

the

composer)

Night's Dream Midsummer

Rachmaninov

Mendelssohn-Rachmaninov

Varvations on a Corelli Op 42 Theme ot

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op

STAGEV

8 in B Major

TWO KV 537 oncerto nD Major

Japan.

graduated from Tokyo National University of

Fine Arts & Music with top honours in 2006. He is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Hanover with Arie Vardi.

AWARDS ARD Intermational Competition

2006-Special prize

oncerto No5 Op 73 E Flat Emperor Major

-

Chopin

Debussy Chopin Schumann/Liszt

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Op 37 No 2 in G Major Clementi Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Les roseaux Couperin Sonata Sz 80 Bartok STAGE IV

RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op 27 No l in E Flat Major Beethoven

Sonata No 3 Op 58 in bminor

Chopin

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 99 in B Flat Major

Novosibirsk

and

He has performed in many concert halls in Moscow and other cities in Russia and also in

Italy, Germany.

Holland, Austria, Czech Republic and USA. His solo recitals have many different programmes and he has performed with international orchestras

including the Prague and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras. He has recorded CDs in Holland and PRIZES

Poulenc Bach/Busoni

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 5 'Les collines d'Anacapri

was borm in

began studies in the Kemerovo Music School and from 1996 continued his studies in Moscow at the Gnessin Music School and in Special 2003 at the Russian Gnessin of Music with Tatiana Zelikman. Academy He has been the recipient of several Foundation awards.

The Young Pianists Competition, Senigalia -

RECITAL

Etude Op 10 No in C I Major Presto in B Hat Major Chaconne

Konstantin

the Czech Republic.

PROGRAM STAGEI

Schubert

STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV 595 in B Flat Major Mozart Concerto No 5 Op 73 'Emperor in E Flat Major Beethoven

1995-3 prize Concertino-Praga- 2000- 1" prize Higher Academies of Music International Competition. Russia - 2007-2nd prize The Russian medal

Delphic Games 2007-Gold -

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 5 in e flat minor Partita No 5 in G Major

Rachmaninov

Bach

Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde'

Wagner/Liszt

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 8 °Ondine Prelude & Fugue Op 29 Alborado del gracioso from Miroirs'

Debussy Taneyev

Ravel STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV 332 in F Major Mozart Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Prelude & Fugue Op 87 No 15 in D Flat Major Shostakovich Toccata Op7 Schumann Fantasistüke Op 111 No 2 Schumann

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op l106 "Hammerklavier in B Flat Major Beethoven Three Etudes Op 65 Scriabin CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major Brahms

Rachmaninov Brahms

CONCERTOS FINALS

Coronation

in Munich

Poulenc Competition 2006-3 prize Schubert Intermational Piano Dortmund- 2007- 1" prize Competition.

Widmung Op 25 Nol

Prelude BookII No 12

Competition

pertormed

Barcarolle Op 60

RECITAL

Feux d'artifice Prelude and Fugue Book l No3 BWV873 in c sharp minor

at the age of 4 prize at the Music in Japan 2001. As well as giving solo recitals ne has with major orchestras in Japan and Europe and also with many renowned as part of a chamber music work. He has artistsS 3 CDs that have been released in

of

He

Coop.

PRIZES

STAGEI

Takashi began playing the piano and won the first

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 595 in B Flat Major Concerto No 2 Op 16 in g minor

Mozart

n

Beethoven

37

FINALS Mozart Prokofiev


Competitors MARIANGELA VACATELLO

DANIIL T S V E T K O V

VEKWON sUNWOO SOUTH KOREAN

KAZAKHSTAN

ITALIAN

25-06-84

22-01-82

10-02-89

Mariangela was born in Naples and studied at th Yekwon began studying piano at the age of 8. In 2004 he gave his recital debut at Kumho Art Hall and gave his orchestral debut with the Yewon orchestra. In 2007 he participated in the Bowdoin Festival and was invited to perform at the Goethe Institut in Manhattan. He was chosen by Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation to undertake a tour in Central America. He is currently a student at the Curtis Institute of

Music where he studies with Seymour Lipkin.

Daniil

was

born in

Kazakhstan

and started play1ng

performed the New Russia, Tbilisi Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic and Winterthur Orchestras.

PRIZES

Dong A Music Competition, Educate of Music Competition, World on Music Competition -

2001 Grand prizes Daegu Broadcasting Competition - 2002 - I

prize Ewha& Kyanghwang Competition- 2003-I

Porto Intenational Piano Competition, Portugal

Europe

PRIZES 1999 -2M prize in Utrecht Liszt Competition Ferruccio Busoni Competition - 2005-2H prize -

Belgium Queen Elizabeth Competition.

-

2007

RECITAL

Etude

Op 39 No 3

Tableau

Rachmaninov

Chopin

Rondo Op l6 Preludes & Fugues Op 87 No 2

in a minor & Nol5 in G Major International Piano

STAGE II

Competition, Madrid 2007 - I" prize

Shostakovich

RECITAL

Prelude Book II No 3

PROGRAM

PROGRAM STAGE I

Chopin Schumann

Ravel

Debussy

Brahms Brahms Balakirev

Ballade Op 118 No 3 in g minor

Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Mozart

Sonata KV 333 in B Flat Major

Roger Smalley Morceau de Concours Three Movements from Patrouchka Stravinsky

Chopin

Ballade No 1 Op 23 in g minor RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 101 in A Major Scherzo No 4 Op 54 in E Major

Beethoven

Variations on a theme of Corelli

Rachmaninov

Chopin

CHAMBER MUSIC

Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major

STAGEV

South

in

Africa and the

in f sharp minor

2005-1"prize

STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op 10 Nol in C Major Abegg Variations Opl LaValse STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 2 'Voiles Intermezzo Opl18 No 2 in A Major

STAGE IV

-

2007- 1" prize

prize

the Royal Academy concerto appearances given recital and USA.

PROGRAM

2004-3 prize

Spanish Composers

has also studied

STAGE

3nd Tbilisi International Piano Competition

Conservatory with RRisaliti. Sh D Merlet in Paris C Eltona of Music in London. She h

laterat the Milan with

Laureate prize

PRIZES Belgrade International Piano Competition

prize Seoul Youth Chamber Competition 2004- 1

Accademia Pianistico in Imola with F Scala an

from

He graduated the piano at the age of five. MoscOw in 2003. the Central Music School in and Prot N His teachers were A Mndoyants of the Moscow 4h the now in year is He Troull. Prof Troull. He State Conservatory still with Ukraine, Georgia. has given recitals in Russia, and Spain. He Germany, Switzerland, Portugal different styles. He has has a wide repertoire of with the Tchaikovsky Great Symphonic.

TWO CONCERTOS

Brahms FINALS

Mozart Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No 3 Op 30 im d minor Rachmaninov

Chopin

Etude Op 10 No 2 in a minor Two Sonatas K 53 in D Major & K 64 in d minor Improvisations Op 20 STAGE II

Regardde l'Espritde joie from

STAGE IV

Messiaen

Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Haydn

Sonata Hob XVI/20 in c minor Réminiscences

de Don Juan

Figured in the Drift of Stars RECITAL

Mozart/ Liszt Gordon Kerry

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Sonata Op 2 No 2 in A Major Shéhérazade from Masques 34 Paganini Variations Op 35

Op

Szymanowski

Books I and I

Brahms

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 67 in e minor

Shostakovich

STAGEV TwOCONCERTOS Concerto KV S03 in C Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major

38

FINALs Mozart Prokofiev

RECITAL

Sonata Op 109 in E Major Scherzo No 2 Op 54 in E Major

SEMI FINALS Beethoven Chopin

Gaspard de la nuit

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major

Andrew Ford

Thin Air

STAGE IV

Haydn

Debussy Schumann

Arabesque Op 18

Busoni

Fantasy inC Major

Scarlatti Bartok

RECITAL

sont d'exquises danseuses

in c minor by Chopin Op 22

sTAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/ 50 in C Major Haydn Andrew Ford Thin Air Sonata Op 22 in g minor Schumann

Prelude Book II No 4 'Les fées

STAGE IlI

Debussy

'ILa puerta del vino' 10 Variations on the Prelude

RECITAL

STAGEV

TWOCONCERTOS

Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No 3

Op 26 in C Major

Ravel Brahms FINALS MOzart Prokoliev


WOJCIECH WISNIEWSKI CHINESE

l1-09.79

at the

age of five

and

studies to study his piano Conservatory

ean.

Nthe

h Mrs

Central

Yuan

Music

He has

2

years. afteronly Philharmonic. Chinese LingBeijing Symphony

of

Spain.

th and Tenerife (Santa Barbara) and Festival Symphony Nt recitals in USA .Spain. given no

Onchestras.

He has

Singapore,

AIKO YAJIMA JAPANESE 08-07-82

POLISH AUSTRALIAN 05-05-81

X U NW A N G

and Japan, Malaysia

France.

Jaly. in the Central Conservatory studied at and also at the Cincinnati University scholarship and the York on full

Wojciech was born in Nowa Sol in Poland and started to play the piano at the age of seven. He then studied with Dr Wojcik in Karlowicz High School of Music in Poznan. He has collaborated with cellist Koziak and also with singers during the

2002 and 2003 Summer Academy in Warsaw. He has pertormed in many Cities in Poland and in 2001

gave a recital in the birthplace of Chopin Zelazowa Wola. He has also performed in Germany. He

presently studies with Phillip Shovk.

China.

He has

ing in New luliard School and

degrees with Bachelor ohtaining has an Artists he addition In of Music where he School Yale I r o m the Diploma

studied

with

Boris

Master

1992-2 prize Stefanski Piano Competition (Poland) -1996 3 prize 7 National Piano Competition. Lodz (Poland) 1999- 1" prize

National Competition

Stravinsky

Intermational

SenigaliaInternational

1" prize -

Competition

1" prize

Competition

Bachauer Piano Competition

1" prize

at

Juilliard

Gina 202 & 2004 l " prize

STAGEI

RECITAL

Etude Op 10 No I in C Major without Words Op 19 No 1

Songs

and Op 67 No 2 Prelude Op 23 No 5 in g minor

Chopn Mendelssohn Rachmaninov

RECITAL

STAGE II

Debussy

Prelude Book II No 8 °Ondine' Waltzes Op 34 No 2 in a minor & Op64 No 2 inc sharp minor

Chopin

Hungarian Rhapsody No6 in D Hlat Major

Liszt

STAGE III RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Hob XVI 46 in AFlat Major Ihin Air Three Movements from

Haydn

Andrew Ford

'Petrouchka' Stravinsky STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op 106 B Flat Major Sonetlo 47 del Petrarca

n

Hammerclavier

Beethoven

Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC Phano Trno Op 97 in B Hlat Major Archduke

STAGEV Conceno

Etude Tableau Op 39 No 1 Rachmaninov

Chopin Scarlatti

Scarlatti

RECITAL No5

Prelude BookI s

collincs d'Anacapri

Debussy

Toccata BWV9Il in c minor

Rigoletto Paraphrase STAGE II RECITAL

Bach

Verdi/Liszt

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV 576 in D Major Thin A Capriccio Op 76 No I

Mozart Andrew Ford Brahms

in t sharp minor

Spanish Rhapsody STAGE IV RECITAL

Liszt

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 8la 'Les Adieux in E Flat Major Pictures at an Exhibition

Beethoven

Mussorgsky

CHAMBER MUSIC

8h European Chopin Competition in Darmstadt -

RECITAL

Etude Op 25 No 11 Winter Wind

Chopin Debussy

in a minor

Etude "pour les arpèges composés

Valse

Ravel

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 8 Ondine Auf dem Wasser zu singen Sarcasms Op 17

Debussy Schubert/Liszt

TwO CONCERTOS

Brahms FINALS

Beethoven

Qucjus o la maja y el riusenor

from Goyescas Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante Op 22

Mozart

Tchaikovsky

9

Granados

Chopin

STAGE IV

SEMI FINALS Sonata Op 78 in F Sharp Major

Beethoven

Sonata No 8 Op 84 in B Flat Major

Prokofiev

Noctume Op 62 No I in B Major

Chopin Messiaen

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No 2 Op 67 in e minor Shostakovich

STAGE V

TwO cONCERTOS

Concerto KV 466 in d minor

Concerto in G Major

FINALs

Prokofiev

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI46 in A FHat Major Haydn Thin Air Andrew Ford

Ile de Feu I

Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major STAGE V

-2002-2 prize

STAGEI

in c minor

STAGE II

18 Takahiro Sonoda Award Piano Competition

PROGRAM

RECITAL

Mozart Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor Rachmaninov

Two cONCERTOS

KV 467 in C Major oncerto Nol nd flat minor Op 23

STAGEI

1"Atlanta Intemational Piano Competition-

2002-3 prize 2006-2 prize

PROGRAM

Scherzo No 4Op 54 in E Major Arna K32 in d minor Sonata KI in d minor

PROGRAM

She has given many solo recitals in Japan and throughout Europe and also many concerto performances in Japan. PRIZES

3d National Piano Competition. Nowa Sol -

PRIZES

Xin Hai

she went to study at the Hochschule in Hanover where she graduated with I" Class Honours. She now studies with Prof Arie Vardi.

PRIZES

Berman.

-

Aiko was born in Tokyo and in 2001 entered the Toho-Gakuen School of Music in the Soloist Diploma course studying with Prof Michiko Okamoto and Michael Voskressensky. n 2005

FINALs Mozart Ravel


Competitors AUSTRALIAN

FENG ZHANG

CHUN-CHIEH YEN

ALEXEY YEMTSOV

TAIWANESE

06-11-82

CHINESE 21-01-86

29-09-83

Alexey was bom in the Ukraine and began studying

Chun-Chieh was born in Taiwan and came

the piano at the age of seven. He came to Australia on full scholarship in 1998 and is currently

to prominence when he won 3

Tchaikovsky (Youth) International Music

completing a Masters degree at the Sydney

Competition in St Petersburg. 1997. He has grven

Conservatorium of Musie studying with Gerard Willems. He has given recitals in New South Wales. Victoria, Queensland and South Australia venues have included Tyalgum Festival, Sydney Festival (Prom Concert).Art Gallery of New South Wales and the The Steinway Celebrations in the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. He has also

concerts in Europe, Asia and North America. He has performed in festivals in Germany. Saratosa and Italy. The orchestras with whom he has performed include Russian National. Rheinische Philharmonic and the National Symphony of Taiwan. His teachers have included Mei-Fu Chen and Vladimir Krainev in Hanover. Germany. In 2007 he was given a full scholarship to study with John Perry at the Colburm Academy in Los Angeles.

-

performed in the Ukraine. USA and China. He Was soloist for President Clinton on his first visit

to the Ukraine. He has

performed

with the

Sydney Symphony.

Queensland. West Australian and Australian Youth Orchestras with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy and Simone Young.

Holland.

PRIZES Hamamatsu International Academy Piano

Competition. Japan- 1999 -1" prize 4th Prokofiev International Piano Competition. St

PRIZES

Horowitz Competition, Kiev - 1996- 1" prize Prokofiev International Competition, Donetsk1996- I" prize UNISA International Piano Competition -2008 - 2 prize and 3 Special prizes

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No 4 in b minor Rachmaninov Ondine from 'Gaspard de la Nuit Ravel Fantasie Op 49 in f minor Chopin STAGE II RECITAIL Prelude Book I No 8 'La fille aux cheveux de lin' Intermezzo Op 118 No 2

Debussy Brahms

Brahms Liszi/Volodos Hungarian Rhapsody No 13 STAGE IIM RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV 330 in C Major Mozart Thin Air Andrew Ford Ballade No 3 Op 47 in A Flat Major Chopin Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F Sharp Major Scriabin STAGE IV

SEMI FINALS Sonata Op 120in Major Schhubert Organ Prelude and Fugue BWV 532 in D Major Bach/Busoni Sonata No 7 Op 83 in B FHat Major Prokofiev CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio in a minor

Ravel

STAGE V TWOCONCERTOS Concerto KV 453 in G Major

FINALS Mozart

Concerto No 1 Op 23

Tchaikovsky

Feng is a student in the Piano Department. of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Vice Professor Hong Huang and more recently with Prof. Huan Kuan Chen. He began his pian lessons at the age ot nine and was self-taught

PRIZES Star of the Ocean Piano Competition, Henan

I prize Mozart Concerto Competition - 2003 - 3" prize

Annual Conservatory Piano Competition 4h prize

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Transcendental Etude No5 Feux Follets' Liszt Prelude & Fugue Book I No 22 BWV 867 in b tlat minor Bach Sonata KV 494 in F Major

Petersburg-2004 3 prize

3 Mvt Rondo

PROGRAM

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 4 'Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir Debussy Good Night and

STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableau Op 39 No6 in a minor Sonata KV281 in B Flat Major Fantasy Op 28 in b minor

STAGE II

Rachmaninov Mozart Scriabin

Prelude Book 11 No 5 Bruyères Etudes Op 25 Nos 1-6 El Corpus Christi en Sevilla

STAGE II

Carnaval Op 9

Haydn Roger Smalley Schumann

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven Ravel

Sonata No 2 Op 36

STAGE IV RECITAL

Rachmaninov

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 595 in B Flat Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major

Brahms FINALS lozart

Prokofiev

Rachmaninov SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 106 in B Flat Major

Hammerclavier Nocturne Op 55 No 2 in E Flat Major CHAMBER MUSIC Phano Trio in a minor STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto No 3 Op 30 in d minor

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major

Alkan

in b tlat minor

STAGE IV

RECITAL Sonata Op 110 in A Flat Major Jeux D'eau Sonata No2 Op 36 (1931) in b flat minor

Schubert/ Godowsky

Albéniz

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Morceau de Concours

Etude in e minor

Chopin

Debussy

from Iberia Book I

Wandering

Mozart

STAGE I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata HobXVV6 in G Major Haydn Morceau de Concous Roger Smalley

RECITAL

Sonata HobXV1/49 in E Flat Majo

IntermezzoOp 118 No 6

in b flat minor

prize in the

Beethoven Chopin Ravel FINALS Mozart

RachmaninOv


HAO ZHU XIXI ZHODU

CHINESE

13-12-84

at the age offive the p i a n o studying S c h o o l affiliated began VXi to the Middle admittedInstitute in 1997. He is now a

and was Arts oNanjingthe Piano Department at student

in

studying

With

Prof.

the Shanghai Huan Kua uan

Conservatory Chen.

He

as

Fleisher, He has given

with Leon

hadmaster-classes Fou T'song. Gorski and

Anatol and during of halls in Shanghai recitals in a variety he has w o n prizes and at his time

the Conservatory

scholarships.

minor "Winter Wind' BookI

Prelude and Fugue

Chopin No 8

Bach Liszt

Rhapsody No 2

STAGE II

RECITAL

Debussy

PreludeBook II No 8 °Ondine

Mozart Variations KV 398 in F Major Arabesque on themes from the Strauss/Schulz-Evler Beautiful Blue Danube STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Op 25 No 5 in f minor Thin Ar Chant

Moments Musicaux Op 16 Nos 3 & No 4 Overture to Tannhäuser

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata D 958 in e minor SIx Pieces Op 118

Clementi Andrew Ford Bach/Busoni

Rachmaninov

Wagner/Liszt SEMI FINALS Schubert

CHAMBER MUSIC Phano Trio

Op 8 in

STAGE V Concerto KV

Concerto

He

was awarded the Gold Medal in the Chinese Music Festival in Beijing in 2003. He has also participated in a number of master-classes and has received a number of scholarships.

currently at the Peabody Conservatory as an Artist

Diploma candidate studying with Boris Slutsky. He has performed with the Baltimore Symphony,

South Bend. Peabody, Aspen Concert, Hilton Head, Delaware Symphony and New Millennium Festival Orchestras.

He has also participated in

festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Newman Millennium Piano Festival and Bowdoin Festival. PRIZES

prize

in e flat minor

Hungarian

Siyi Wu, Qingfeng Chen and Yunlin Yang.

Eric holds a Bachelor degree from the Peabody Conservatory and a Performance Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Leon Fleisher and Claude Franck. He is

Kawai National Piano Competition 2007-2 RECITAL

Etude Op 25 No 11 in a

Hao is a native of Shanghai and began studying the piano at the age of three. He entered the Primary School of Music affiliated with Shanghai Conversatory and in 1996 entered the Middle School and in 2005 was accepted into the Conservatory itself. His teachers have included

PRIZES

PROGRAM

STAGE I

ERIC ZUBER AMERICAN 09-06-85

CHINESE 09-01-86

Major TwO CONCERTOS B

466 in d minor No2 Op 16 ing minor

Brahms

4th Shanghai International Piano Competition

International Young Artists Competition of

2007-4thprize

Washington-2006- 1 prize Yale Gordon Competition -2006-1 prize

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op l10 No 5 in G Flat Major Chopin Prelude Op 23 No 4 in D Major Rachmaninov Fantasie Dance Op 22 Turina STAGE II

- 3

prize

La Cathédrale engloutie Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

Debussy Balakirev

Prelude & Fugue WTC Book I No 8 in e flat minor

Bach

STAGE III

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Mozart Sonata KV 457 in c minor Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableaux Op 39 No 5 in e flat minor

Rachmaninov

Sonatas K 33 in b minor &

K135 in E Major

Polonaise - Fantasie Op 61

Chopin

Grand Polonaise Op 22

Albeniz

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 10

RECITAL

Spanish Rhapsody

FINALS

Symphonic Etude

p 13

SEMI FINALS Beethoven Liszt Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC

Piano Trio Op 97 Archduke Beethoven in B Flat Major STAGE V TWOCONCERTOS FINALS Concerto KV 595 in B Flat Major

Mozart

Concerto Nol Op 23

Tchaikovsky

in b fiat minor

Scarlatti

Andante Spianato and

Triana STAGE IV

-

2007 1 prize

Prelude Book I Nol0

Brahms

Prokofiev

Viardo Intemational Piano Competition 2006 Hilton Head International Piano Competition

RECITAL

Sonata Op 10 No 3 in D Major

Mozart

California Intenational Young Artists Competition 2006 2d prize

La Cathédrale engloutie Mazurkas Op 50 Nos 2 & 3

Chopin

Debussy Szymanowski Liszt

Spanish Rhapsody

STAGE I RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV 330 in C Major Mozart Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Concert Suite from the Nuteracker Op 7la Tchaikovsky /Pletnev STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 110 in A Flat Major

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven

Impromptu Op 90 No 3

in G Flat Major Sonata in b minor

Schubert Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC

Piano Trio Op 49 in d minor STAGE V

Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto No 1 Op 23 in b flat minor

41

Mendelssohn

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Mozart

Tchaikovsky


Competitors MANUELARAUJO

FERNANDO ALTAMURA

CHARLIE ALBRIGHT AMERICAN

ITALIAN

PORTUGESE 26-02-83

26-09-85

29-07-88

Charlie comes from Washington and began playing the piano at the age of 3 . He has performed

Born in Bari (Italy). He graduated in Bari and

As a young pianist he was awarded first pri

Rotterdam Conservatories.

several competitions in Portugal. Spain and laly

throughout Washington, Oregon. Indiana. Montana,

Marisa Somma and Aquiles Della Vigne. He has

Kansas, Texas and New York. He has performed with a number of orchestras including the Olympia Symphony. Seatle Philhamonic. Port Angeles and North West Wind Symphony. In 2007 he graduated from High School and is now studying in a joint

performed with the Bari Philharmonic, Rotterdam

program with the New England Conservatory of Music and Harvard College.

Competition winner 4

PROGRAM

OMTA Concerto Competition Puget Sound Concerto Competition

PROGRAM RECITAL

Paganini Etude No 3 La Campanella Etudes Op 25 Nos 2,6,12 Ricercare and Toccata on a theme from The Old Maid and the

Liszt

Chopin

Thief

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book 11 No 7 La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune Sonata From the Street 1-X. 1905 I mvt Sonata Op 101 in A Major Mvts I & 2

Menotti

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Sonata Op 3I Nol in G Major Valses nobles et sentimentales

Janácek

Sonata

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven Ravel

Bartok

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No 1 Op 67 in e minor Shostakovich STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto in G Major

He has performed in Portugal, Netherlands Macedonia. Italy. Germany. Russia, Belgium Brazil and Austria.

I prizes in the following competitions: Nationale Pianistico Mascia Masin (ltaly) Maria Campina Portugal

FINALS Mozart Ravel

Ciudad de S.Sebastian, Spain Helena Sa e Costa, Portugal

F. Zadra. Italy PROGRAM

STAGEI RECITAL Transcendental Etude No 2 Prelude & Fugue Book I No 8 in e flat minor Sonata KV 282 in E Flat Major

Liszt

Bach Mozart

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 7 La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune' Fantasia quasi sonata "Apres une

lecture du Dante

Debussy Liszt

Malambo

Ginastera

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI48 in C Major Haydn Thin Air Andrew Ford Three Movements from Petrouchka'

SEMI FINALS

STAGE IV

Beethoven Ravel

Sonata No 9

Sonata

Op

RECITAL

101 in A

Opl03

Stravinsky SEMI FINALS

Major in C Major

Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 CHAMBER MUSIC

Chopin CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 97 The Beethoven Arehduke STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS FINALS

in b flat minor

Wagner/Liszt

Dutilleux

Debussy

Beethoven

of the City of Ploiesti orchestras.

Riviera del Conero, Italy

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 9 Hommage a S.Pickwick Esq.P.P.M.P.C. Debussy Une barque sur l'océan from Ravel "Miroirs Sarcasms Op 17 Prokofiev STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI:DI in D Major Haydn Thin Air Andrew Ford

Chopin

Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto No 1 Op 23

Schumann

Sonata

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/32 in b minor Haydn Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Sonata Op 101 in A Major Mvts 3 & 4 Beethoven Etudes Op 25 Nos 3.7, 8, 10 STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 53 Waldstein in C Major Gaspard de la nuit Etudes Op 25 Nos 4, 5. 11

Scriabin

Symphonic Variations Op 13

Beethoven Prokofiev Liszt

Piano Trio No 1 Op 67 in e minor Shostakovich STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 503 in C Major Concerto No I in E Flat Major

Mozart

Tehaikovsky

42

in

He has been a soloist with the Oporto Nationa Macedonian Philharmonic. Norte and Filarmonica

PRIZES

(5 Posthumous Variations only) Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde

NW Chopin Festival

STAGEI

Youth and Skopje Philharmonic Orchestras. He has performed in International festivals in ltaly. Austria, Belgium, Holland, Germany and South Korea.

STAGEI RECITAL Etudes Op 8 No3 in b minor

PRIZES MTNA Senior Piano times

He is a student of

FINALS Mozart Liszt


MARCO CIAMPI ITALIAN 12-10-81

S E A NC H E N

AMERICAN

27-08-88

RAN DANK

ISRAELI

sophomore

al

Juiliard

School in New

studying with Jerome uhere he is currently with Edward Francis studying menthal after has pertormed with a number he was 8. He New West Symphony and ochestras includ1ng He received a

a an is

Concerto

Orchestra.

he Conejo in 206 from the National Levell el 1 Scholarship in the Arts and Advancement Foundation for the USA Department of selected by also 3 has 2006 Presidential Scholar. He

Marco was born in Naples and in 2003 from the Conservatory San Pietro a graduated Majella with the Paolella Prize as the best He studied graduate. with Francesco Nicolosi. He has in performed Music Festivals as a soloist and with orchestras in a number of cities in Italy including Venice. Naples, Novara and Castello. He has won thity National and International Piano Competitions including Nemi. Roma. Venezia. Salermo. Napoli

Education as a

scholarships and awards since 2002 had nunmerous in USA. He has had

fomanumberof Foundations concerto in

pertformances

Considerable experience nluding Brahms No 2 and concertos by Prokofiev, Chopin and Rachmaninov.

STAGEI

RECITAL

Chopin

Prelude and Fugue Book II

Bach Seriabin

No l6 mg minor

Sonata No 4, Op 30 in F Sharp Major

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 2 feuilles mortes

Debussy

Erudes Tableaux Op 39

No6,8&9

Etude No 13

STAGE III

Rachmaninov L'Escalier du Diable' Ligeti RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sumata KV 333 in B Flat Alorccau de Concours

Major

Mozart

Roger Smalley

Ballade No 3,Op 47

mA Flal Major

Serenade (Standchen)

Ranble on Love Dic Forelle

Chopin

R Strauss/Godowsky

RStrauss/ Grainger

Schubert/Godowsky

STAGE IN RECITAL Sonata Op 78 in F Sharp Three P Major Op 18 Sonata in b minor

SEMI FINALS

CHAMBER MUSIC Puano

Beethoven

Bartok Liszt

Trnio in a

AGEV

minor Two cONCERTOS

LODCerto KV 595 in B Flat UNapsody on atheme Major y raganin1 Op 43

Ravel

FINALS Mozart

Rachmaninov

degree studying with Emanuel Ax and Robert McDonald at the Juilliard School in New York. He has

performed in a

number of festivals

including

Virtuosii Music Festival in Finland, Israel Festival, Chopin Festival in Warsaw, Poland and given solo performances in New York, Finland, Russia and Israel.

Cleveland Competition 2007

RECITAL

Etude Op 8 Nol2 in d sharp m Sonata Op 36 (1931) in

Seriabin I Rachmaninov

Etude Op 10 No 12 inc minor

Etude Op 10 Nol in C Major

prizes and scholarships began an Artists Diploma

PRIZES

PROGRAM

b flat minor

PROGRAM

Ran has been awarded many since 1994. In 2007 he

and Latina.

STAGEI

03-04-82

Chopin

STAGE II RECTTAL

Prelude Book I No 8 La fille aur cheveux de lin Debussy Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F Sharp Major Scriabin Transcendental Etude No 10 in f minor Liszt STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALs Sonata KV 332 in F Major Mozart Thin Ai Andrew Ford Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op 35 Book I Brahms Clair de lune from Suite Debussy

Bergamasque

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 109 in E Major Fantasie Op 17 in C Major

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 67 in e minor

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Schumann Shostakovich

STAGEV TWOCONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor

FINALS

Mozart

Concerto No 2, Op 18 in c minor Rachmaninov

National Competition in Tel Aviv 2002 -

prize

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude Op 10 No I in C Major Prelude and Fugue Book I

Chopin

No 8 in e flat minor

Bach

Sonata No 9 Op 68 Black Mass STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 12 Feux d'artifice Douze Notations Polonaise Op 53 in A Flat Major STAGE II

Scriabin

Debussy Boulez

Chopin

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata KV 570 in B Flat Major

Mozart

Morceau de Concours Sonata No2 Op 36 in b flat minor

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Roger Smalley Rachmaninov SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 27 No I in E Flat Major

Beethoven

Partita No 5 BWV 912 in D Major

Bach Bartok

Three Etudes

Op

18

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 8 in B Major

STAGEV TWOCONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major

Brahms

FINALS Mozart

Prokofiev


Competitors BALASZ FULES JOIN FISHER

CHRISTOPHER DEVINE ENGLISH 25-11-82

AUSTRALIAN

IUNGARIAN 05-12-R4

25-05-1984

at

Christopher was born in the Netherlands and studied at the Royal Conservatory of "The Hague where he studied with Marcel Baudet and is

currently in Vienna with Stefan Vladar. Since the age of IS he has given concert pertomances in varnous parts of the world including Barcelona, Berlin. Budapest, London. Moscow, New York (Carnegie Hall). Paris, Seoul and Tokyo. He has also performed with major orchestras in the Netherlands and in Spain. He is also active as a

lessons born in Brisbane and began piano at thhe the age of 4. In 1997 he began studying

John at

was

Queensland Conservatorium with John Winlher. and studies with Natasha Vlassenko was awarded B.Mus he 2005 In Oleg Stepanov. Performance) with First Class Honours

He

currently

(Advanced and he is currently undertaking postgraduate with the Queensland study. He has appeared Conservatorium Orchestra, the Queensland Chamber Orchestra and will perform witn the

Chamber musician and is known for his work as

Brisbane Philharmonic in 2008. Hehas pertormed

a composer. He had a work "Mirkwood Music"

in the Tyalgum Festival.

performed in Amsterdam by the Dutch Chamber Orchestra. He frequently includes his own works

PRIZES

in his recitals.

Queensland Piano Competition 5h Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition

PRIZES

1999

-

IN Prize

2001 1 Prize

(National)

Vlassenko Piano Competition -2001 -3" Prize

the Bartok Conervatr

passing his exans Alter in Budapest Balazs moved

to the Franz Lisz

Academy of Music also in Budapest in 2x)3 undertaking a degree as a concert pianist. He has

participated in a number of Master Classes since 2001.

He has had concert tours to a number of

European countries and also to China and Japan He has also given world premieres of works by Hungarian composers.

PRIZES Newport International Competition for Young Pianists, Wales 2000- 2 Prize Vianna da Motta International Music Competition, Lisbon 2001 5 Prize Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition London 2002 - 1* Prize

PROGRAM

Young Music Talent, Netherlands 1998 -

4MBS-FM ChamberMusic Competition (Trio)STAGEI

Prize Princess Christina Competition -

1999 - IH Prize

2004

I" Prize

National Piano Competition -2001 2nd Prize

PROGRAM

(International)

RECITAL STAGEI Etude Op 10 No I in C Major Op posth No in c minor

Festival New York - 2002- equal 1" Prize

Scriabin/N.Rubinstein Competition Paris 2003 -1

Prize

Chopin

EtudeTableau

Rachmaninov

Variations on a theme of

Ricard Vines. Spain -2004-1 Prize

Brahms

Paganini Op 35 Book PROGRAM

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 8 Ondine Etude Op 25 No7 in e sharp minor

STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op 25 No 11 'Winter Wind in a minor

Arabesque Op 18 Sonata No 5 Op 53 STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No 7 °La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune" Two Rhapsodies Op 79 in b minor and g minor

Etude No 10 Die Zauberlehrling

Chopin Schumann Scriabin

Debussy Brahms

Ligeti

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV 31l in D Major Mozart Andrew Ford ThinAir Sonata No 7 Op 83 in

BFlat Major

Prokofiev

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op 53 *Waldstein' in C Major Beethoven Preludes Book II No's 1.2.3,4. 5,6,8. 11 & 12 Debussy CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio in a minor STAGE V TWOCONCERTOS Concerto KV 467 in C Major

Totentanz

RECITAL

Etude Op 10 No 10 in A Flat Major Contrapunctas XI from 'Art of

Debussy Chopin

Balakirev

Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/32 in b minor Haydn Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Isolde's Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde' Wagner/Liszt Variations on a theme by Paganini Op 35 Book I Brahms STAGE III

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 10 No I ine minor Sonata No 2 Op 36 in

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven Rachmaninov

b flat minor

Chorale- Prelude "Ich ruf zu Bach/Busoni

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 40 in d minor

Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV 466 in d minor

FINALS Mozart

Concerto No 5 Op 73 Emperor in E Flat Major

Beethoven

Ravel FINALS Mozart Liszt

4

Brahms

RECITAL

Prelude Book I No 6

Des pas sur la neige Sonata K 545 in B Flat Major Improvisations on Hungarian

Debussy Scarlatti Bartok

Peasant Songs Op 20

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Mozart Sonata KV 331 in A Major Andrew Ford Thin Air Ave Marie from "Die grosse Klavierschule von Lebert und stark Liszt Impromptu Op 142 No 4 in f minor Schubert SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL

Sonata Op I10 in A Flat Major Prelude. Chorale and Fugue Sonata (1926)

Beethoven César-Franck

Bartok

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 99 in B Flat Major

Schubert

STAGE V

FINALS

TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV 466 in d minor

dir, Herr Jesus Christ

Bach

the Fugue BWV 1080 Ballade Op 10 No 1 in d minor

STAGE II

Chopin

Concerto No 5 Op 73 Emperor in E Flat Major

Mozart

Beethoven


ADAM HERD

AUSTRALIAN 09-10-84

ELIZAVETA IVANOVA RUSSIAN 28-11-86

a medical

Adam is currently in his 4h year of a B.Mus in

Elizaveta was bom in Moscow and graduated from

to

Advanced Piano performance with honours. Although offered places at the Royal College of Music and Trinity College of Music in London and also a full scholarship at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music he chose instead to study with Natasha Vlassenko at the Queensland Conservatorium. He has won many competitions

music school of the Academic Music College of Moscow in the class of Olga Mechetina and is now at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory studying

DAVID FUNG

AUSTRALIAN

way

his

17-08-83

ming

to

scholarship accepting 2001 after South Wales. New Sout of of New

Daid was o

dxtorn

a

University

at

the

gNar of medical

studies

he

was

of

number

h

Since

Award.

Year

winner

the

Young Performer of

hisi r s t SymphonyAustralia the

n

has then he

performed

Colbun.

orchestras

including of

Japa apan,

anazawa

mphony

Sydney Syn Melbourne Orchestra, the China National Queensland engagements Los had Symphony and a Shanghai Cnnhony, the performed solo ie ympnony,

with

nd

nas

Orenesira. Angles Chamber including Aspen, Edinburgh. recilals

Franz

in festivals

Philharmonic

Chamber

AngelesInternational Keyboard the ciety and with John Perry studying

Liszt, LOS

Music .

is currently festival. He

I2"

Rubinstein

Piano

international festivals both as a soloist and with

orchestra.

in his hometown on Coffs Harbour.

She has been awarded a number of scholarships, including from the International V. Spivakov Charity Foundation since 2002, Ministry of Culture of Russia 2004-5 and International Foundation "Russian Performance Art" 2005-6.

PRIZES Queensland Piano Competition 2006- I" prize ASKM National Open Piano Competitionpnze

Qucensland Piano Competition 2005-2 prize Open Piano Championship Canberra 2004- 1"

Masters

Best Competition-2008-4 prize Concerto & Chamber of Classical performances Music

International -

Summer Piano

Prize and

Audience

LevVlassenko Piano pnze

and

Competition

-

2005

Prize

Competition- 2003- 2d

Performer of the Symphony Australia Young Grand Prize Award-2002 Year PROGRAM -

STAGEI RECITAL Eude Opl0 No 12 in e minor

Chopin

Ihree Hungarian Folk Songs

from the Csik region La Valse

Bartok Ravel

STAGE II RECITAL Pelude Book I No 8 La fille aUx cheveux de lin' Sonatas KI in d minor, K32 in dminor, K141 in d minor

Ballade No 4 Op 52 in f minor

Debussy Scarlatti

Chopin STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV 282 in E Flat Mozart Morceau de Concours Major Roger Smalley Preludes Op 32 Nos 8-13

STAGEIV RECITAL Sonata Op 90 in minor Six Bagatelles 126 Op Me de Feul e

Chorale et Variations trom the Piano Sonata(1948)

CHAMBER MUSIC Prano

Rachmaninov

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven

Rachmaninov

Partita No 5 in G Major-

PROGRAM STAGEI

Pracambulum.Allemande, RECITAL Seriabin Poulenc Ravel

Mélancolie La Valse STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No 5 °Les collines

d'Anacapri

Debussy

Prelude Op ll No l Ballade No 2 in b minor

Liadov

Liszt

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Op 40 No 2 in b minor Clementi Morceau de ConcoursS Roger Smalley Sonata Dutilleux STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op 0 in e minor Variations on a theme by

Cho

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etudes Tableaux Op 39 No 4 in b minor

pnze

2tude Op 65 No 3

prize

and Audience

in Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. She has also participated in

and scholarships and in 2007 made his concerto

200%6 3

Intenational

She has given

performances in many parts of Russia and also

debut with the Queensland Orchestra. He has concert engagements in 2008 in Brisbane and also

in Los Angeles.

PRIZES

with Professor Sergei Dorensky.

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Rachmaninov

22

Sonata No 4 Op 30 in F Sharp Major

Corrente Gigue. Scherzo No 2 Op 31 in b flat minor STAGE II

RECITAL

Prelude Book I No 5 Les collines d'Anacapri Fantasy KV 475 in c minor Six Preludes Op 34

Debussy Mozart

Shostakovich

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata KV 332 in F Major Mozart Morceau de Concours Roger Smalley Prologue and Races from the ballet 'Anna Karenina' Shchedrin Chaconne BWV 1004 from Partila in d minor Bach/ Busoni STAGE IV

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op 26 in A Flat Major Sonata No 6 Op 82 in A Major

Scriabin

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op 67 in e minor

PianoTrio No 1Op 32 ind minor

Arensky

STAGE V

STAGE V

FINALS

Concerto KV 503 in C Major Concerto No 3 Op 26 in C Major

CHAMBER MUSIC TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV 595 in B Flat Major

Concerto in G Major

Beethoven

Messiaen Dutilleux

Trnio Op 67 in e minor

IAGEV Two cONCERTOSShostakovich Conceno KV FINALS Mozart Loncento No3503 in C Major Bartok 5

Mozart Ravel

Bach

Chopin

Beethoven Prokofiev Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Mozart Prokofiev


Composers

ANDREW FORD and broadcaster, has WOn awards in all Andrew Ford is a composer, writer his song cycle. Learning to the prestigious Paul Lowin Prize for

thre hree

ap How! citieg

including has been played throughout Australia and in more than 40 countries around the u i e

was composer-in-residence with the Australian Chamber Orehestra (1992-94dHe Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composer Fellowship from 1998 to 2000 and was awardedat h e 0-ycar Australia Council for 2005 2006. the Music Board

ofthe

fellowship by

in the Faculty of Creative Arts at the lini. Beyond composing. Ford has been an academic Jniveron all manner of music and publisho written has He widely (1993-95). Wollongong of

books. He wrote.presented and co-produced the ABC radio series llegal Harmonies.e the Landscape and Music and Fashion. Since 1995, he has presented The Music Sho

Saturday morning on ABC

Radio National.

ROGER SMALLEY Roger Smalley was born near Manchester, England in 1943. At the Royal College of Musie,

London, he studied piano with Antony Hopkins, winning the Chappel Gold medal in 1964 Widely recognised for his performances of contemporary piano music, Roger Smalley was a prize-winner in the Intemational Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music (Utrecht, 1966) and received the Harriet Cohen International Music Award for contemporary music performance in 1968. He gave the British premiers of five of Stockhausen's Piano Pieces, and numerous other avant-garde works. In 1968 Roger was appointed the first Composer-in-Residence at King's College

Cambridge, and in 1969, together with Tim Souster, he formed Intermodulation. an ensemble specialising in works involving improvisation and live-electronics

which performed throughout England and Europe until 1976. He also excelled as a music critic for various publications including The Musical Times and Tempo.

Roger was invited to the University of Westen Australia in 1974 as a Composer-in-Residence returning permanently 2 years later as a research fellow, subsequently becoming Associate Professor, Professorial Fellow and is now Emeritus Professor of that institution. InAustralia Roger continued to perform a wide range of solo and chamber works, and to accompany numerous Australian an international artists. In 1985 he was soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in the Australian premiere ofhis own ConcertoforPianoandOrchestra (a BBC commission for European Music Year), which won the top honourofRecommended Work for 1985. From 1990 to 2000 Roger was Atistic Director and Conductor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra's New Music Ensemble. In 199| he was the recipient of an Arts WA Creative Development Fellowship and was elected a Fellow for the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 1994 he was awarded the Australia Council's prestigious Don Banks Fellowship " in recognition of his distinguished contribution to

Australian music". In 1995-96 he was Composer-in-Residence with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Roger Smalley's compositions have been performed and broadcast worldwide. He has been commissioned by many organisations and ensembles, including the BBC, ABC, West German Radio, the Festival of Perth, London Sinfonietta, Fires of London, The Sydney, Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Flederman, Nova, Ensemble, Seymour Group, and

Australia Ensemble. Many works are currently available on CD. onABC Classics, Tall Poppies. Melba. NMC, and Deux-elles. In 2001 Roger was awarded an Australian Government Centennial Medal for service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of music and in 2004 was proclaimed a Western Australian State Living

Treasure

Roger's most ecent works include a Piano Quinte, his Second Piano Concerto, commissioned for the winner of the 2004 Sydney International

Piano Competition, the first Barbara Blackman commission Birthday Tumgo to celebrate the 30h Birthday of the Australian Chamber Orchestra a short Lamentfor Horn and Percussion to honour the victims of the 2006 Tsunami disaster, Three Studies in Black and White for the piano

left hand. right hand and both hands together and a song cycle about cats. The Birthday Tungo recently won the 2007 Australian Music Centre and Australian Performing Rights Association's top award for the Best Composition by an Australian Composer.

6


Previous Juries and Prizewinners 1977 Jury Rex Hoberoft. Chairman Sergei Dorensky Sir Bernard Heinze

Ludw ig Hoffman Lucrecia Kasilag Eugene Lis

Andre-F. Marescoti Denis Matthews

Hephzibah Menuhin Jan Weber Wiktor Weinbaum

Prizewinners 1. Irina Plotnikova

2.Svetlana Navasardian 3. Andre Laplante

Marioara Trifan 5. Philip Fowke 6. Manana Doidzashvili 7. Daniel Blumenthall 8. Dennis Lee 9. Diana Kacso

10.Gary Steigerwalt 11. Jeno Jando 12. Pawel Checinski 13. Piers Lane

Australia USSR Australia West Germany

Phillipines USA

Switzerland England England

7. Mare Raubenheimer

South Africa

Nicole Henriot

8. Patrick O'Byme

New Zealand

Li Mingqiang

9. Martin Roscoe

11.Edward Neuman 12. Yves Rault

Music Prize

David Owen Norris: Musica Prize

Poland

Phillip Shovk:

USSR Canada USA

England JSSR USA

USA

Hungary Poland Australia

Special Prizewinners Piers Lane: The Australian Newspaper Prize for Best Australian Pianist and the first Cladan Award

Jeno Jando: Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

Endre Hegedus: Alfreds White Prize for Best Rex Hoberoft, Chairman Eileen Joyce CMG

Marcello Abbabo Andre Laplante

Li Mingqiang Cecile Ousset Frederick Page Abbey Simon Gordon Watson Wiktor Weinbaum

Roger Woodward

USA Australia/ UK

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

Canada

Hungary Canada USA

England Israel

China West Germany Australia USA

Hungary Australia

Japan

Du Ning-u

Israel

Arie Vardi

USSR

USSR

1.Alexander Korsantiya

Jtaly

2. Riccardo Zadra

Indonesia USA

China

5. Sergei Erohin

USSR

6. Phillip Shovk

Australia

7. Gilead Mishory

Israel

8. Anton Batagov

USSR Austria

9. Matthias Fletzberger 10. Victor Sangiorgio

Australia

11. Asaf Zohar

Israel

12. Adrienne Krausz

Hungary

Special Prizewinners Phillip Shovk: Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship for best Australian Pianist

Alexander Korsantiya: Reisner-Pennycuik Concerto Prize Riccardo Zadra: Prize for the Best Overall Concerto Performances

West Germany

Riccardo Zadra: Lotto People's Choice Prize

3. Thomas Duis

West Germany

Eduardus Halim: Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

5. Arnan Weisel

Australia

Ana Maria Trenchi de Botazzi

2. Bernd Glemser

Rex Hobcroft, Chairman

Andre-F. Marescotti

Canada

Prizewinners

4. Eduardus Halim

Eileen Joyce

Australia Australia/UK

Italy

Gordon Watson Kasulo Yasukawa

Japan Brazil

4. David Buechner

France

Elizabeth Powell Harold C Shönberg Peter Solymos

Kazuyuki Tohyama

3. Eduardus Halim

Bequest

Nicole Henriot

Jurgen Meyer-Josten

Australia

Prizewinners

1985 Jury

1981 Jury Claude Frank

Special

Yamaha Music Foundation for Best Australian Pianist

Accompanist

West Germany USA

Lev Vlassenko Viva

Malaysia Li Min-duo Brazil

Harold Schönberg Warren Thomson

Chamber

Viva

Albrecht Rocseler

USA

Special Prizewinners Daniel Blumenthal: Musica

China

USA

France

Poland

USSR

England

10. Alec Chien

France

Indonesia Israel

6. Ueli Wiget

Switzerland Hungary Hungary

7. Istvan Gulyas 8. Rita Kinka 9. David Selig

Australia

10. Michael Gurt

USA

11. Luigi Ceci

Italy

12. Phillip Shovk

Australia

Special Prizewinners David Selig: Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute Prize for Best Australian Pianist Bernd Glemser: Lotto People's Choice Prize Thomas Duis: Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize Eduardus Halim: Australian Opera Auditions Committee Prize for Best

Alexander Korsantiya: Australian Chamber Orchestra Prize for Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto Victor

Sangiorgio: Australasian Performing

Right Association Prize for Best Performance of

an

Australian

Composition

1992 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman Joan Chissell

Anthony Fogg Edward Gordon Li Mingqiang

Hiroko Nakamura John O'Connor

47

Japan Ireland

Germany

Maurice Till

England

PR China

Australia

1988 Jury Joan Chissell

USA

Albrecht Roeseler Joaquin Soriano

Australia

Australia

Elizabeth Powell

Accompanist Rex Hoberoft, Chairman

Australia Great Britain

Arie Vardi

Spain New Zealand Israel

Lev Vlassenko

Russia

William Littler

Canada


Previous Juries

and

Prizewinners

Prirewinners 2.

hina

OlivieT Caral

France

Duncan Gifford 4.

Australia

Hiroshi Aimori

Japan

Anna Malikova

Russia

Vitali Samoshko

Ukraine

7. Danicl Gortler 8.

Italy Italy

Roberto Cominati

Xiang Dong Kong

Isracl

Matthias Kirschnereit

Germany

9Michcle Bolla 10. Ivo Janssen

Italy Netherlands

11. Young-Ah Kim

Korea

12. Helen Sim

USA

4. Cristian Burato 5. Mikhail Yanovitsky

8. Ingo Dannhorn

Russia Germany

9. David Louic

11. GaborRosza

Hungary Canada

International Piano Competition for Best

6. Henry Wong Doe

Australian Pianist

New ealand Special Prizes Shan Deng: Best Australian Pianist Sponsored by the Friends of the

5. Vera Kameneva

of an Australian Work

Olivier Cazal: The Fuji People's Choice Prize

Sergei Tarasov: Mr Neville Grace Prize for Best Performance of a work by Liszt

Mathias Kirschnercit: Edward Stermberg Chamber Music Prize

Sergei Tarasov: Mr Sam Miller & Ms Joan

Mozart Concerto

Xiang-Dong Kong: Neville Grace Prize for Best Performance of a work by Liszt

Xiang-DongKong: Sam Miller & Joan Langham Prize for Best Performance of

Langham Prize for Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto

Yuki Takao: The Fuyo People's Choice Prize Sergei Tarasov: Reisner-Pennycuik Prize for Best Performance of a 19th or 20th century Concerto Roberto Cominati: Australian Music Examinations Board Prize for Best Chamber Music Performance

a work by Mozart (in any stage of the

Cristiano Burato: Barbara Leser Prize for

Competition) Xiang-Dong Kong: The Leo Guthman,

the best performance of a work by Chopin

Chicago, Music Award for Best Performance

Roberto Cominati: Goldie Sternberg Prize

of a Stage llI Contemporary Work

for the Best Performance of a work by Mozart

Robert Muczynsky: The Leo Guthman, Chicago, Music Award for Composer of the Best Contemporary Work

(excluding concertos)

1996 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman Aquiles Delle Vigne

Australia

Argentina

Dean Elder

USA

Enest Fleischmann

USA

Alexander Jenner

György Nador Hiroko Nakamura John Painter John Roos Pnina Salzman Edvard Tehivzhel

Austria Hungary Japan

Yurij Bogdanov: Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award - given after the Quarter Finals to a pianist not selected for the Semi Finals Roberto Cominati: Mr Danny May Prize

Israel

USA/Russia

Marina Kolomiitseva: Best 19th or 20th Century ConcertoPerformance of Sponsored Dr John Gregory-Roberts

by

Marina Kolomiitseva: Best Performance of work by Beethoven Sponsored by Kawai

a

Australia

Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of Australian work Sponsored by the Australasian Performing Right Association Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a Chamber Music work Sponsored by the Australian Music Examinations Board Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a work by Chopin Sponsored by Barbara Leser an

Viktoria Lakissova: Best Performance of work by Mozart (excluding Concertos) Sponsored by Goldie Sternberg a

Sergei Tarasov: Friends of the Sydney

International Piano Competition (Victoria)

Tulia-Maria Dobrescu: The Paul & Helena

Prize for Best Performance of a Virtuoso Study in Stage I

Haas Encouragement Award Awarded to a Quarter-Finalist not selected to proceed to

Sergei Tarasov: Walsingham Classics Prize Edward Park: Australian Musicians Academy Recital for Best Australian Pianist

2000 Jury

Mikhail Voskressensky

Russia

Lazar Bernman

2. Yuki Takao

Best

Performan Mozart Concerto Sponsored by Sam Millere of a Ayako Uehara: Peoples Choice Prize Sponsored by Miklos Felix

Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a work

Warren Thomson, Chairman

Australia Russia

Timothy Calnin

Russia

Marina Kolomiitseva:

by Schubert, The Gloria Ogden Memorial Prize sponsored by The Ogden Family

Russia

1. Sergei Tarasov

International Piano CompetitionSydney Marina Kolomiitseva: Best Performance. ance of a work by Liszt Sponsored by Neville Girace

Stage I.

Lev Vlassenko Prizewinners

Russsa Russia

for Best Performance of a Debussy Prelude in

Australia CD Recording South Africa

Japran Australa 'Ukraine

4. Alexei Volodin

Sergei Tarasov: Kawai Australia Prizecfor Best Performance of a work by Becthoven

Xiang-Dong Kong: Australian Chamber

Russwa

3. Evgeny Ukhanov

Special Prizewinners Edward Park: Friends of the Sydney

Olivier Cazal:

Orchestra Prize for Best Performance of a

Prizes 1. Marina Kolomiitseva

12. Anne Louise-Turgeon

hrael

tala USAIAuntRunswa Fnyland

Frank Wibaut

2. Ayako Uehara

Sergei Tarasov: Australasian Performing Right Association Prize for Best Performance

Rcisner-Pennycuik Concerto

Phillip Showk Edvard Tchivzhel

Australia

Special Prizewinners Duncan Gifford: Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship for Best Australian Pianist Prize

Ciermamany Rusia

Pnina Salman

Russia

Canada

10. Edward Park

Irina Plotnikova

Russia/ USA

6. Dmitry Grigortsevich 7.Konstantin Masliouk

Franz Muller-Heuser

Australia

Aquiles Delle-Vigne

Argentina

Japan 48

the Semi-Finals Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a Debussy Prelude in Stage II Sponsored by

Danny May Shan Deng: Best Australian Pianist Recital Fee sponsored by the Australian Musicians

Academy Ayako Uehara:

Best Performance of a

Virtuoso Study in Stage I, The Lev Vlassenko

Memorial Prize sponsored by the Australa

Institute of Music


2004 Jury Wamen Thomson, Chaiman

Australia

Nancy Bricand

Aquiles Delle Vigne Alexander Jenner

Xiang-Dong Kong Piers Lane

William Lyne John O'Conor Arie Vandi

USA

Argentina Austria

PR.China

Manila Santini: Encouragement Donated by the Victorian Friends Award of the Competition, given after Stage l1 for a pianis not selected for the

quarter-fnals Best Performance of a Sonata by Haydn in Stage 1l1 Donated by Vicki Chu-Fang Huang:

Luberman, in memory of Goldie Sternberg

Australia

Ayano Shinmada: Best Performance of a

England Ireland

Virtuoso Study in

Stagel excluding Liszt

Donated by the Australian Institute of Music

Israel

Prizes 1. John Chen

New Zealand

2. Rem Urasin 3. Daniel Hill 4. Ayano Shimada

5. Alexander Lubiantsev 6. Chu-Fang Huang Special Prizes

Russia

Australia

Japan Russia

P.R.China

Daniel Hill: Best Australian Pianist Concet Tour of up to ten concerts in Australia 2006 Daniel Hill: Best Australian Pianist Sponsored by the Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition

Alexander Lubiantsev: Best Performance of work by Liszt excluding Studies Donated by

a

Neville Grace

Alexander Lubiantsev: Best Performance of Study by Liszt in Stage I Donated by David

a

Burns

Finalists Sydney International Piano Competition 2004

Rem Urasin: Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto Donated by Sam Miller

Rem Urasin: People's Choice Prize Donated by Hochief Australia Holdings Lid John Chen: Best Performance of a 19th or 20h Century Concerto Donated by Dr John GregoryRoberts

John Chen: Best Performance ofa work by Beethoven Donated by Kawai Australia

Rem Urasin: Best Performance of an Australian work Donated by the Australian Performing Right Association Rem Urasin: Best Performance of a work by Chopin Donated by the Ogden Family, "The Gloria and Ronald Ogden Memorial Prize"

John Chen: Best Performance of a Chamber Music work Donated by Joan Adler in memory

of Henry Adler John Chen: Best Performance of a work by Mozart (excluding Concertos) Donated by Mr & MS J. Bain

John Chen: Best Performance of a work by Schubert Donated by the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP

James Jae-Won Moon: The Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award Donated by Music Lud, awarded to a pianist not selected after the quarter-finals to proceed to the

and Opera Trust

semi-finals Chu-Fang Huang: Best Performance of a Debussy Prelude in Stage II Donated by Danny

May

49


Chamber Music Players

HELEN AYRES

Helen is a Doctoral graduate from the University of Melbourne, where she com

music of the Romanian violinist and composer George Enescu. Alongside her

cd rese.

carchp held a ful-time position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, has perfortHelen Concertmaster with Orchestra Victoria, and has toured with the Australian Cha

as Actiiou

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. In 2007. Helen held teaching positions at OucenerchestaPU University of Melbourne's Faculty of Music, where she was Acting Head of Strin lege a n e

for the Australian Youth Orchestra's Young Australian Concert Artists and YouneS

len hase

continuing a long association which started when she toured as a student with AYOtonists pro

ams,

Japan. Europe and America.

ealand,

As a member of the Seraphim Trio Helen has performed at various festivals in Vienn

New at home in Townsville, Mildura, Castlemaine, Port Fairy, the Barossa Valley and the MorCaledonia Other highlights include performances at International Chamber Music Competitions in Aaon Penin

and Trieste and several broadcasts for Musica Viva, ABC Classic FM. 2 MBS FM bourne.O FM and and 3 MBS

ne.Osaka

FM.

TIMOTHY NANKERVIS Tim is currently a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra having taken up a position in 2 to this he was studying music performance as a Doctoral candidate at Melbourne UniversitsPrevious

2004

graduated from Melbourne University with a Master of Music degree, studying with Nelson Tim completed his Bachelor of Music degree in 1998 with honours at the Australian Institute of d.K. He Lois Simpson. After being awarded a Big Brother Music Award in 1995, Tim studied with s i c under and Raphael Wallfisch in London. In 1999 he took up a scholarship to study at the Tchaikove Fieeth Academy of Music in Kiev under Vadim Chervov. Tim s other teachers include Georg Pedersen Lawrence and David Berlin. enise Tim has won numerous awards for cello performance and chamber music and is a member of the acclai. Seraphim Trio. In 2004 and again this year, Tim performed with his colleague from the Trio. viol claimed Helen Ayres, in the Sydney International Piano Competition to provide competitors with a Diano the chamber music component of the competition. In 2000 Tim attended the

Australian National Academy

of MusIC and was one of two

perform with Orchestra Victoria. He has performed widely throughout Australia as awinners selected soloist and hac broadcast regularly for the ABC and 2MBS-FM. Tim is also an active chamber musician

to

the Sydney Soloists and is a member of the Linden String Trio.

performing with

JULIAN SMILES Julian is well known to Australian audiences as one of the country's leading cellists. As a member of the Australia Ensemble, the University of New South Wales' acclaimed resident chamber music group, and of the Goldner String Quartet, he has a busy career performing and recording in Australia and internationally. 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. He had, by the age of 20, performed as soloist in the Dvorak, Elgar and Shostakovich concertos, the Brahms Double Concerto, and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations. In 1989 Julian was

appointed principal cellist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, a position he held Sydney became increasingly active and recognized as a chamoer

for three years, and with the move to

University. Julian accepted an

musician. During 1990 he also undertook advanced studies as a member of Janos Starker's class at lndiana invitation to join the Australia Ensemble in 1991.

Over the last few years Julian has had

frequent

invitations

to

perform

Guest

Principal Cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestrd Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has tutored gifted young musicians individually and as chamber groups at the Australian av of Music in Melbourne, and for the Australian Youth Academy Orchestra, and held teaching positions at the Sydney Canberra School of Music. the

as

Conservator u

In 2007 he was a member of the Jury for the fifth Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and 2008 sees him aP

soloist with the Canberra Symphony and Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestras, and Vale, Townsville, The Hunter Valley, Bangalow and in the French

Alps.

Julian

plays

a

cello

by

Lorenzo

Ventapane, made

in

1827 50

at

chamber music festivals at Camden Haven,

n

as


Chamber Music Players

DIMITY HALL y is privileged to enjoy an exciting career centred on her love of the chamber music. As a member the Australia Ensemble (Resident @UNSW), and of the Goldner String Quartet, she ny highly acclaimed recordings and festival appearances, as well as frequent nationalhas andpaep internau0u DOn

tours.

, Dimity made her solo debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, performing Vaughan

williamsn ASCending". Her performances lead to an invitation to record the work for ABC Classics.

,She appeared as soloist in the SSO's Masters Series performing Bach's Concerto for Two Vi1olins, win

colleague Dene Olding. In 2008 she will perform as soloist with the Canberra Symphony renesud Dimity graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium before completing two years ot postgraduate study with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam on a Netherlands government scholarsnip Sne is amongst a small number of his former students invited to on publication ns eaching). During that time she toured and recorded with the Royalcontribute to a special under major Orchestra Concertgebouw and conductorS performed in recital in the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal as Zilveren Vriendenkrans award. prize-winner of the coveted

She returned to Australia in has

1989 as Principal Second Violin with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Guest Concertmaster and soloist on several occasions. Dimity's association with the Australia Ensemble began in 1986 with frequent guest appearances. Her contributions led to the creation of a seventh outstanding core position from 1992. As diverse programs, part of the Ensemble's Dimity regularly performs piano trio with Julian Smiles and lan Muro. repertoire As a member of the Goldner String Dimity has undertaken many special projects including the complete Beethoven Quartet Cycle Quartet, for Musica Viva, a major of 20th Century Quartets, a national tour with didgeridoo artist William Barton, and severalretrospective at London's and appearances UK and Wigmore Hall prestigious Festivals. Dimity was a member of the European for the 2003 Melbourne jury International Chamber Music Competition. In 2009 a major series of concerts is planned for the season of the Melbourne inaugural Recital Centre. been that

Dimity

is also

orchestra's

increasingly in demand Guest Concertmaster and in recent has appeared with the Symphony Orchestra and with the Australian Opera years and Ballet Orchestra. as a

Melbourne and Adelaide

5


Conductors NICHOLAS MILTON Dr Nicholas Milton's visit is supported by the Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd.

Nicholas Milton is currently General Music Director and Chi In Jena Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany. Australia he ser

onduct and Artistic Director of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and CiefCond.e

Conducton

the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Forthcoming European hiohtnduço

highlights inclnchude the orchestras of Dortmund, Hannover, Rostock, Wiesbaden. Inn his United Kingdom debut with the London Philharmonic, and r

periormances vwith

He served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Duhro

nd N

Orchestra from 2000-2004 and made his United States dehu n Phoenix Symphony. He has appeared frequently as a g

SymphIce

2005 withphonythe

Australia's major orchestras.

Nicholas Milton is also a

all of

devoted interpreter of opera. Recent roductions include

The Mariage of Figaro, Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Hänsel ind

Fledermaus, Barber of Seville, La 1Traviata, II Trovatore, Carmen Iretel, Die and Don Pasquale. In 2007 he conducted Franz Schmidt's masternienamore

with Seven Seals at the German National Theater in Weimar and in 2 Book 9 he will a new production of Henze's Undine. Als an international advoo contemporary Australian orchestral music, Milton this season conducto ales for Eu conduct

premieres of works by Peter Sculthorpe. Graeme Koehne, Elena Kats-Chemia

Vine and Matthew Hindson. Forthcoming highlights include performancesofe by Nigel Westlake, Ross Edwards, Richard Meale, and lan Munro. Originally a violinist. Nicholas Milton was Concertmaster of the AdelaideSv Orchestra from 1996-2002 and Violinist with Macquarie Trio Australn from of Music, 1998-2005. He studied at the Sydney State University. Boston University, the Mannes College of Music, and the unlliard School, and holds Master's degrees in Violin, Orchestral Conducting, Musie Theory, and Philosophy, and a Doctoral degree in Music from the City versity of New York. He won the 1999 Symphony Australia Young Conductor of the Year Competition and was a prize-winnerin the 1999 Lovro von Matacic Intermationl Conductor's Competition. In 2003, Dr. Milton was awarded the Australian Centen Medal, for Service to Australian Society and the Advancement of

Conservatorium

Michiean

Unive

Music

KIRILLKARABITS Mr. Kirill Karabits visit is supported by Mrs Joan Levy in memory of Mr Wal Levy.

Ukrainian Kirill Karabits will become Chief Conductor of Bournemouth Symphony from the start of the 2009/10 season. Highlights of 2007/8 have included Karabits' debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra (fora UK tour of 6 concerts including London's Royal Festival Hall). MDR Leipig, Musikkollegium Winterthur and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

Orchester

Further ahead, he will work with SWR-Sinfonieorchester Luzerner Sinfonie Orchester, Seoul Philharmonic, and in April 2010 will make his North American debut with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Baden-Baden/Freiburg

As an opera conductor, Karabits has recently made debuts with Grand Theatre Geneve in Janacek's The Adventures of Mr Broucek and with Glyndebourne Festuval

de

Opera with performances of Eugene Onegin. Future productions include Verdi's Ballo in Maschera with Opera National du Knin

in autumn 2008. Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame at the Grand Theatre de Luxemboug in January 2009 and Idomeneo in Nancy in June 2009.


Svdney Symphony Orchestra

PATRON Her

Excellency

Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales Founded in 1932, the Sydney has Symphony evolved into one of the world's finest orchestras as cities. Last year the Orchestra celebrated its 75th Sydney has become one of the world's great anniversary and the milestone achievements during its distinguished history. Resident at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where it more than 100 performances each gives year, the Sydney Symphony also concerts in a variety of venues around performs Sydney and regional New South Wales. International tours to the Orchestra world-wide Europe, Asia and the USA have earned recognition for artistic excellence. Critical to the success of the Sydney Symphony has been the leadership given by its former Chief Conductors Nicolai Malko, Dean Dixon, Willem van including: Sir Eugene Goossens, Otterloo, Louis Frémaux, Sir Charles Mackerras, Stuart Challender and Edo de Waart. Also to the contributing outstanding success of the Orchestra have been collaborations with legendary figures such as George Szell, Sir Thomas Beecham, Otto Klemperer and lgor

Stravinsky.

Maestro Gianluigi Gelmetti, whose appointment followed a ten-year relationship with the Orchestra as Guest Conductor, is now in his and final year as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the fifth Sydney Symphony, a position he holds in tandem with that of Music Director at Rome Opera. Maestro Gelmeti's particularly strong rapport with French and German repertoire is complemented by his innovative programming in the Shock of the New concerts. The

Sydney Symphony's award-winning Education Program is central to the Orchestra's commitment to the future of live symphony music, developing audiences and engaging the participation of young people. The Sydney Symphony also maintains active commissioning program promoting the work of Australian composers, and recent premieres have included works Ross an

major

LiZa Lim, who was composer-in-residence from 2004 to 2006.

by

Edwards and Brett Dean,

In 2009 Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy will begin his three-year tenure as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor.

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well

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Sydney Svmphony Orchestra

Mozart Program Nicholas Milton, conductor

19/20 Century Program Kirill Karablts, conductor

BASSOONS

Matthew Wilkie Prineipal Fiona McNamara

Saturday 26 July -

Wednesday 30 July-

Wednesday 30 July 2008

Saturday 2 August 2008

HORNS

FIRST VIOLINS Kirsty Hilton Asst Concertmaster

FIRST VIOLINS

Ben Jacks Principal Robert Johnson Principal

Fiona Ziegler Assr Concertmaster

Sun Yi Assor. Concertmaster Kirsten Williams Assoc. Concermaster

Sophie Cole

Jennifer Hoy

Leone Ziegler

Jennifer Johnson

SECOND V1OLINS Shuti Huang A/Asst Principal Susan Dobbie Principal Emeritus Nicole Masters

Geoffrey O'Rcilly Prineipal o Lee Bracegirdle Euan Harvey Marnie Scbire

Gicorges Lentz

TRUMPETS

Nicola Lewis Alexandra Mitchell

TROMBONES

Emily Long Emily Qin#

TUBA

Alexandra D'Elia#

SECOND VIOLINS

TIMPANI

Belinda Jezek

Emma West Asst Principal Picter Bersée Emma Hayes Stanislaw Kornel

Richard Miller Principal PERCUSSION

Benjamin Li

Colin Piper

Philippa Paige

HARP

Biyana Rozenblit

VIOLAS Anne-Louise Comerford Assoc. Principal Justine Marsden Mary McVarish Leonid Volovelsky

Alexander Nortonf

CELLOS

VIOLAS

Leah Lynn Asst Principal Fenella Gill Rowena Crouch# Patrick Sutherst

Yvette Goodchild A Sandro Costantino Jane Hazelwood Graham Hennings Felicity Tsai Jacqueline Cronin#

DOUBLE BASSES Alexander Henery Principal Gordon Hil1# FLUTES OBOES

KEYBOARDS / EXTRAS Principal * = Guest Musician #= Contract Musician

= Sydney Symphony Fellow

Jennifer Curl# Yilin Zhu*

CELLOS

Diana Doherty Principal

Ulrich Horn Principal* Kristy Conrau

Elizabeth Chee

Timothy Nankervis

David Wickham CLARINETs Frank Celata Assoc. Principal BASSOONS Roger Brooke Assoc. Principal Fiona McNamara

Rebecca Lagos Principal

DOUBLE BASSES

Alexander Henery Principal David Campbell Richard Lynn David Murray

HORNS

FLUTES

Ben Jacks Principal Robert Johnson Principal Marnie Sebire Euan Harvey

Emma Sholl Assoc. Principal OBOES

TRUMPETS

Shefali Pryor Assoc. Principal Alexander Oguey Principal Cor Anglais

TIMPANI

David Papp

Adam Jeffrey

CLARINETS

Rosamund Plummer Principal Piccolo

Lawrence Dobell Principal

Christopher Tingay

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Compeition Rules

igidility

The Cmpetiton open to panists of any natimality wo an agvM7 ut not mone than 30 years on the 16° July -08. a tis not open to previous hnt winners ot the syuney lntemational Piano CmetithNm. Admissm wille imited to a maximum thirty-six (6) competitors. A sclection eommitte, haded by Artistic Ditor, P'rof, Wamren Thomson, nesponsible tor the choee of competitors from applications reveived and tollowing international auditions. is

was

compctition

The will have five stages, Stages I. 1. I11. and IV will be held in the York Theatre. mour Centre. Stage V will be Sey held in the Concert Hall ot the

Sydney Opera

House. The Gala Opening will be held in the Recital Seymour Centre. and the Concert will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sydney

Prize-winners

Opera House.

All pianists chosen to participate in the will be required to perfom in the first two Competition recital Twenty pianists will be selected for the stages. II recitals: twelve pianists will be selected for Stage the Stage and recitals music: six pianists will be selected for the Stage V concertos.

chamber

Order of appearance in Stage I and II was drawn by the Lord Mayer of Sydney, Alderman Clover Moore MP.prior to the competition. Appearances will follow in order although some fiexibility in the order of appearances in Stages IV and V may be

alphabetical

necessary for rehearsal and programming factors. All

works

prepared for the Competition must be from memory, with the of the Those

competitors

who

Competition

irst prize-winner under an Exclusive Australian ertormance Contract for two years from I" October 2008.

played Stage IV

exception

are

unable to perform when

called upon to do so may be disqualified. In the case of illness or accident certified by an independent medical practitioner, the Jury may, at its discretion, allow the competitor to change the order of his / her appearance.

Practice and Rehearsals

Daily practice facilities will be provided for

or

other

photography, other than that of during performances. The Competition reserves the right to make changes to the program.

official Competition photographers, will be permitted No

material contained in this reproduced without permissionprogram of the

International

Piano

the

Repertoire Regulations Any competitor who knowingly gives inaccurate or misleading information will be disqualified. Competitors who took part in previous Sydney International Piano Competitions must submit new repertoire. The list of works to be presented at the Competition was chosen by the competitors from the Competition repertoire and includes competitors' own choice of work where this is required. No work, whether own choice or listed in the repertoire, may be repeated in another stage.

Competitors must list timings and publishers of

contemporary works. Competitors must ensure

set

for 2008

for each stage are right to stop a competitor who runs over time.

choice remainder of the program will be own the than other more composers of works by one or in 1 above. composer of the sonata chosen Twelve (12) competitors will be chosen for the SemiThe

Semi-Finals Stage IV: Recitals and Chamber Music Each competitor will present a 50 minute recital and

one chamber music work. Recital 50 minutes One (1) sonata by Beethoven or Schubert The remainder of the program own choice.

Each competitor will present one (1) Piano Trio from the following list:

Arensky No.l, op.32 (d minor) Beethoven Op. 97 'Archduke' Brahms Op8 (B Major) Mendelssohn Op.49 (d minor) Ravel- (a minor)

Schubert Op.99 (B Flat Major)

Shostakovich Op.67 (e minor) Six (6) Stage V.

competitors

will be chosen for the Finals

Finals Stage V: 2Concertos

Competitors

will play the following groups:

one

(1) concerto from each of

Mozart

453 K503

K466 K537

All competitors will play in Stages I and I1.

Beethoven

Nos. 2 or 3 Nos. 3 or 4or 5

Brahms

Nos. I or 2

Chopin

Nos. I or 2

Liszt

Nos. I or 2

competitor will present:

Wanderer Fantusy

Prokofiev

Nos. 2 or 3

While competitors are in Australia they will be contracted exclusively to the Competition. The Competition has the right, without payment of fees,

to

Stage I1: Recital 20 minutes

Ruvel

One (1) prélude from either Préludes Book (except Book I No.7) by Debussy.

Saint-Saëns

Nos. 2 or 4 or 5

Schumann Seriabin

Op. :

Tchaikovsky

Nos. I or 2

Produce and distribute without limit

or

payment

of fees to the competitors, recordings of all

Stages of the Competition, either in whole or in part, including the prize-winners concets.

Produce documentary or feature films. All approaches to the media must be made through

and with the approval of the Competition Secretariat, and the competitors will be required to be available for media calls as

arranged.

The first six prize-winners will be required to be

available

to

perform in Sydney International Piano

Competition of Australia Prize-winners' Concerts

I or I1

The remainder of the program will be own choice of works by two (2) composers other than Debussy or the tw0 own-choice composers listed in Stage I. Onc

or

more

works of each chOsen composer may

K467 K595

or Totentanz or

study by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin

The remainder of the program will be own choice of works by two (2) other composers. One or more works of each chosen composer may be played.

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

u

Chamber Musie

GROUP 2 Bartok

One (1) virtuosic or Rachmaninov.

o

w

Repertoire

Each

Televise, film, video, tape, broadcast or

are:

Andrew Ford- "Thin Air' Roger Smalley- "Morceau de Concurs

GROUP1

that the timings specified not exceeded. The Jury reserves the

There will be

Performance Rights

Sydney

by ABC Classic Australian Broadcasting Corporation. FM of

Stage 1: Recital 20 minutes

rehearsals for each of the chamber nusic and concerto programs.

be

of the

competitors at the Seymour Centre. two

can

Competition of Australia. All Competition will be open to the general and public broadcast live New Zealand and online throughout Australia and

stages

The Australian works

Finals Stage IV.

llease note No flash

Competition Stages

chamber music works.

fnm the end of the Competition until 1" October 2008. purpose the Competition has the right to bond pTize-winners under an Exclusive Perforance and Recording Contract until that date. The also has the right to bind the or this

Rachmaninov Nos. I or 2 or 3 or Rhapsody on a

Theme by Paganini G Major

Op. 2

Competitors will perform all the concertos with the

Sydney Symphony

be played.

Group I: conducted by Nicholas Milton

Twenty (20) competitors will be chosen for the

Group 2: conducted by Kirill Karabits

Quarter-Finals Stage ll.

Smoking is prohibited in the Seymour Centre.

Quarter Finals Stage Il1: Recital 40 minutes One (1) sonala by Haydn,Clementi or Mozart. A work written the

by an Australian composer selected by

competitor from the Iwo works sent to competntors

three (3) months belore the Competition.

Unauthorised recordings and taking of photographs strictly forbidden throughout the Competition.

are

No one may enter or leave the York Theatre execept in the pauses between Competitors' performances.

AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTINGG CORPORATION All concerts broadcast live on ABC Classic FM.

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