2012 Program

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Sydney Australia

4July 21 July 2012

2012

SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL Piano Competition of Australia

THE UNIVERSITY OF

pto SYDNEY Chlan

ABC

Classic FM


Contents

Patron. Message from the Govemor of New South Wales ABC Presenters Message frnom the Prime Minister.. .

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Message from the Vice Chancellor - Sydney University.

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Acknowledgements..

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International Advisory Committee and the Australian Piano Award...

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International Auditions..

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Yamaha Piano.

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Competition Board & Advisory Committee. Theme and Variations Piano

Services.

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Vladimir Ashkenazy - Music Patron; Prof. Warren Thomson - Artistic Director.

Jury Members...

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Prizewinners' Concert Tours.

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City Recital Hall - First Prizewinners Recital.

Previous Prize Winners.

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Competition Rules.

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Previous Prize Winners.

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Conductors..

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Previous Prize Winners.

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The Seymour Centre.

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Message from the Governor of New South Wales - Vice-Regal Patron

It is a great pleasure to welcome the pianists. jurors and observers from across our nation and from across the world to beautiful Sydney for the

prestigious Sydney Intenational Piano Competition. For the past 32 years, this Competition has provided a memorable experience, as Sydney responds with joy and acclaim to enthralling performances by outstanding pianists from around the world-all aspiring to a great future. The Founder and Artistic Director of the Competition Dr Warren Thomson, has established an unwavering commitment to musical excellence in this acclaimed competition. from which many young musicians have continued their journey to succesful and deeply

satisfying careers l extend warmest congratulations to the pianists who have been selected to perform in Sydney. First Prize will be granted only to one performer. but all who compete will have already achieved acclaimed heights in

their presentations. Indeed all performers will give great joy to audiences through all stages of the Competition and through ABC Classic FM, as well as through

live performances in Australia and New lealand., and worldwide via the Internet.

My

best wishes

are

with you all for

event.

Professor Manie R Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales

a

most

happy

and memorable


CLASSIC

CONC

ABC Classic FM brings you two concerts every day. Join us at 1pm and 8pm for the best seats in the house. Tune in and turn your home into a concert hall.

Presented by Damien Beaumont

and Julie Howard

(Evenings),

(Afternoons), Simon Healy and Mairi Nicolson (Weekends).

ABC Classic FM

abc.net.au/classic


Message from

the Prime Minister of Australia

Music is an exhilarating celebration of human creativity. and few instruments

bring

more

widespread joy

or

have

given

repertoire than the piano.

rise

to

a

greater

Over the last three decades, the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia has become a premier global event, showcasing some of the world's leading young pianists and launching some exceptional careers. As

the stunning backdrop to the competition is the glorious harbourside city of Sydney itself, with the Opera House providing a fitting venue for the finals.

always,

The Sydney International Piano Competition is also a remarkable partnership - between the ABC, the University of Sydney, the Sydney

Symphony and many kind Friends, sponsors and supporters, whose abiding generosity has enabled this to become an event of truly world-

class quality I therefore welcome all the competitors and audience members who have travelled from near and far for this much-anticipated quadrennial highlight of Australia's cultural calendar Together you will create something truly memorable.

Tho/ponourable Julia Gillard

Prime Minister of Australia


YOUR

LEGACY

INSPIRES

DISCOVERY

THE

UNIVERSITY OF

7SYDNEY

For the benefit of future

generations, composer

he would leave his estate to the University ot

Peter

Sculthorpe

announced

Sydney's Conservatorium

and

Department of Music. You can also become part of the University's work as we explore new frontiers of knowledge across ll disciplines, from science to health and sport. culture, business and education. Find out how easy it is to include a bequest in your will. T +61 2 8627 8492 E wendy.marceau@sydney.edu.au For more information visit

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Message from the Vice-Chancellor - Sydney University

The University of Sydney is pleased to once again support the Sydney International Piano Competition at our Seymour Centre. Like the University, the Competition attracts the most able young people from around t.he world and we are both committed to nurturing their talents. The University also has a strong and proud tradition of engagement with the cultural life of Sydney and this event is a wonderful showcase

for exceptional performers.. I congratulate all participants who have been seclected to compete in Sydney and I wish thenm well in the tinal stages of the competition.

Michael Spence Vice Chancellor and Principal The University of Sydney


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Message from the Premier of New South Wales - Vice Patron

The Sydney International Piano Competition has enhanced the musical life of our city since 1977. Founded by Claire Dan, AM, OBE, with the support of the NSW Govermment, it has not only survived, but

strengthened over the 35 years of its existence. The Sydney International Piano Competition is deservedly a much loved musical celebration of the finest young pianists from around the world who stand on the threshold of great concert careers. It is recognised as one of the most important international piano competitions in the world. Its international regard is such that concert careers are made on the strength of not only winning, but merely having been selected, to compete in the Sydney International Piano

Competition. Its remarkable relationship with the ABC means that every note of the competition is broadcast live on ABC FM and through the internet reaching music lovers world wide, morning, noon and night, for the three week duration of the competition. Many, many people tune in while in their offices or going about their daily business ensuring they do not miss a note. Such is the draw of the Sydney Intenational Piano Competition. The intense interest amongst listeners and the debate that rages over who should or shouldn't proceed to the next round is furious all over the country. The Sydney Intemational Piano Competition is a great asset to the cultural life of Sydney. I am delighted that Sydney is once again playing host to this inspiring competition. I wish the pianists and their audience another joyful and upliftüng experience.

ba oaveu Bary O' Farrell. MP Premier


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Message from the Lord Mayor ofSydney Honorary President -

Welcome to

Sydney

and to the 10th

Sydney

International Piano

Competition of Australia 2012.

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 It is also

a

no mean

feat

great achievement

internationally recognised

to

organise

a

to have made

competition this

and that is embraced

at this level.

event one so

whole

that is both

heartedly by

the people of Sydney. for Honorary President, I congratulate all the participating pianists the of members the achievement of being selected to compete, and the countries. from 25 170 than more auditioned applicants juries who As

I wish you

a

very successful 2012

Competition.

Clover Moore MP

Lord Mayor of Sydney

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Classic Weekdays in 2012

GREAT MUSIC

ALL DAYLONG Start your

day with

beautiful music and Emma

Ayres in

Classic Breakfast from 6am.

that is inspired by what's Christopher Lawrence at 9am for Mornings, a music program the milestones and even some of happening in the music world the people, the performances,

Join

-

the controversies. At Midday spend your lunchtime with Margaret Throsby and her guests, as they tell the stories behind their public careers and present their choice of music. Damien Beaumont is your companion for Afternoons, stating with the best of Australian and international concerts at 1pm, followed by a music selection designed for afternoon listening. Let Julia Lester and Classic Drive at 4pm take you on a jor ney through the music you love, with some new discoveries along the way -from classical to jazz, stage to screen, around the world and back again. Evenings with Simon Healy and Julie Howard showcase Australian and world orchestras and ensembles with a feature concert every night at 8pm.

For full program schedule and more information: abc.net.au/classic

ABC Classic FM

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Miss Claire Dan - The Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia

It is now over forty 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 the Competition Board map. The stability. continuity and support of

musical and the

Friends 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 FM Competition since 1977. With the outstanding broadcasts by ABC Classic some since 1988, our audience is not limited to the Concert Hall but heard live by unknown 1.6 million listeners in Australia each day on ABC radio and also by numbers in New Zealand and the world-wide on the internet. and This illustrates that the aim of the Competition is not only to encourage As the arts. part of discover new talent but to spread the enjoyment of music and for the First Prizethe awards of the Competition, the Institute organizes tours Pianist and other Australian the Best and Winner Choice Winnner, the

People's prize-winners in international festivals, recitals in many countries and recording

contracts.

instigated the Cladan Awards, which is an annual contribution to Sydney presentation for the recognition, encouragement and been have awards given to Rachel Ward, Ruth theatre peformances. To date, In 1989 the Institute

Cracknell., Melita Jurisic. Richard Wherret and John Carmody. In 2007/08 1 finished

a

book "Ups and Downs" which was

Competition. The proceeds of the sales of this

printed before the 2008

book will go to the

Competition.

The Cladan Institute was the first private organization established in this country to initiate

and

develop cultural exchange by bringing

overseas

art to Australia

and sending our talents overseas.

Donations to the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of Australia and the Sydney International Piano

Competition of Australia are tax deductible.

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Australian

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Discover the music of our time and place Have you explored the vast

collection of Australian music available online? The Australian Music Centre's website is a great way to discover and research the music of Australian composers &sound artists.

Discover Artists: Discover Australia's top composers, sound artists & improvisers with our detailed biographical information on over 550 represented artists.

Repertoire Guide: Find repertoire for your performance with our repertoire guide. Choose by instrument, duration, difficulty, listen to audio samples &view score samples. Borrow from the Library: Members can borrow sheet music &CDs from the library &access nearly 10,000 scores for digital loan online. Buy Music Online: Sheet music, recordings, books and teacher resource kits are available for sale online. MP3 files can also be purchased and downloaded directly from the site

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Message from the ABC Chairman

Every four years, the Sydney International Piano Competition introduces generation of gifted pianists to Sydney and the world.

a

new

The players, from a range of diverse cities including Shanghai, Vienna. Moscow New York and

Sydney, demonstrate that interest in the piano is still very much with

us, a vivid element of contemporary culture. established

Competitors arrive full of hope and promise, with talents and techniques through many years of dedication and practice. With the experience of the competition behind them, they leave with more confidence and renewed enthusiasm. Winners are granted greater future opportunities for performance, engagement with

orchestras, recording and travel. Each competitor gets to meet and mix with players at a similar stage of musical development, from different cultures and countries., ages and backgrounds. This, too, is an enriching experience for the players

given an opportunity to perform in an inspirational setting that is both encouraging and exacting and on two great stages in the Seymour Centre and the

They

are

Sydney Opera House.

While other music lovers, teachers and students enjoy the live experience within the venues, the ABC records and presents these performances to a wider audience

through ABC Classic

FM and ABC Television.

The rich experience of the Sydney International Piano Competition is now

within the reach of so many more people in so many more ways. Audiences now access those recordings not just through the radio or the television screen, but are

increasingly watching and listening online,

or

through

mobile

phones and

tablets.

On behalf of the ABC. I welcome all the competitors and their families to Australia, and look forward to celebrating their gifts and their achievement through future broadcasts on the ABC.

The Hon. James Spigelman AC QC Chairman of the ABC

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STEIN WAY & SON S A LEGACY

OF

INNOVATION

THAT CONTINUES TODAY

Since its foundation in New York in 1853 he company of Steinway & Sons has been

setting the slandard of excellence in the manufacture of upright and grand

pianos. Today more than 150 ycars later lhe high rgard felt for Steinway throughoul the world emains ndhanged: whether by the cream of internationally acclaimed artists, young up and-coming pianists or the music lover -

playing al home.

Singularly unique, quite incomparable features make Steinway Special, and help keep its quality for generations. Even after years of demanding use, a Steinway retains its unmistakable personality. Heinrich engelhard Steinweg's goal was to create the "best plano possible and, îrom the very beginning, this has meant a commitment to supreme quality in the exclusive construction that

SO

still sets the world's

standard in In the materials which are so carefully selected topianomaking today. with the comply optimal requirements s0 essential to Steinway; and ultimately in the art of hand-

Steinweg's

goal was to

reate

the 'best

piang .

possible

crafting. Even

in our

technological age, people, not machines carry out 80% of all production work by craftmanship in the purest form. This is precisely the reason why each is both original and a work of art constructed by specialists and created by the Steinway experienced and

hand;

an

dedicated hands of master craftsmen. The

high standard of the Steinway pianos is not solely the outcome of their technological sophistication and the so carefully treated materials used in their making. The essential part the played by long Steinway tradition of mastery and handcrafting that has been so passionately safeguarded down the years. Enthusiasm, motivation and profound dedication mark that impetus behind the people involved in the creation of a Steinway. Care, precision and special sensitivity govern their daily work and that takes time!

After three years,

a

Steinway

is

ready

to

leave the

factory

and go out into the world!

Steinway grand and upright pianos have an excellent reputation all over the world. The international elite of performing artists have been ch0osing Steinway as their preferred instrument for more than a century both on the concert stage and at home. More than 1,300 artists have given Steinway & Sons their testimonials by explaining how they appreciate Steinway, and it was Arthur Rubenstein who stated: "A

Steinway

is

a

Steinway

and there is

nothing

else like it in the

world

However, even though a Steinway is a masterpiece creating inspiration for great pianists and

professional musicians, Steinway & Sons have always deemed it their mission to offer active support to young up and coming musicians.

The company feels honoured

by their success, almost always linked with the name and see it both as a reward and commitment for the future.

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Steinway,


Acknowledgements

The

individuals listed helow, Competition gratefully acknowledges the wide range of support received from the organisations and

who

have donated funds and/or provided serviees, or volunteered their time and professional advice. Principal Donors

Donors

Allan's Music and Billy Hyde

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Mrs Jone Adler

Mr. Robert Albert

ABC Classic FM

Ars Musica Australis

ABC TV ABC Classics Limelight Magazine

Mr& Mrs J Bain The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP

Bracher Nominees Pty. Ltd. Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute of

Professor Anne Boyd Mrs Jana Chvojka

Julian Block

Lady Mary Fairfax .Neville Grace

Australia

David Burns

For the loan of Planos 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 And for the kind assistance of:

Alex Sahagian

Dr Michacl Kennedy

Hunt & Hunt Ltd

Council and members of the Friends of

Friends of the Sydney International

Mrs Judy Hunt

the SIPCA

Manly Music Club

Department of Immigration

Danny May

Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs,

Music Teachers Association of NSW

Sydney

Mr& Mrs Kevin McCann Mrs Harumi Maguire

Michael Easton

Piano Competition

Graham Wickes Kawai Australia NSW Government, through the Communities Arts NSW

R.M. Gregory -Printers Mr Anthony Saady

Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney St Andrews College University of Sydney

Sydney Opera House

Music and Opera Singers Trust Ltd

Naxos Records Dr Keith & Dr Eillen Ong Mr& Mrs Tony Osman

Paspaley

Radio 2MBS-FM

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Scots College, Sydney

The Flinders Quartet

Steinway & Sons

The Ogden Family

The Seymour Theatre Centre The University

of Sydney

Theme &Variations Piano Serivces Major Donors Australasian Performing Right Association

.Flight Centre St Ives Kawai Australia Pty Ltd

Renaissance Tours

.Theme& Variations Piano Services Yamaha Music Australia Pty Ltd

Sydney Youth Orchestra Professor Warren Thomson OAM

Trinity College London Peter Weiss AM Mrs Wendy Weight OAM Ray Wilson OAM Friends of Victoria Branch of SIPCA From the Will of Anatolij Miroszynk

and

Julie Fenyo .Pan Handling

Manouk Kotoyan Chris Hayles Sheila Lennon

Timothy Jones and staff of the Seymour Centre

Nerida Young

Council of the City of Sydney .Curious Design Consultants


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U7altomal Advisory

Commintee

Mr. Mancello Abbado Concert Pianist and Composer

Milan. Italy

Dr.

Glacy

2012 and the

Australian

Oliveira Antunes de and Music Fducator

Concen Pianist, in Piano

Performance

Pedagogy

Specialist

Competition London. Great Britain Dr. Leslie Howard AM Concert Pianis1. Composer. Conductor and

Musicologist

London, Great Britain

Professor Alexander Jenner Pianist. Professor Emeritus of Vienna

University

Awar

Mr. Mitsuru Umemura President of Yamaha Hamamatsu, Japan

Corporation

Professor Arie Vardi

Goais, Brazil

Miss Sulamita Aronovsky lounder 1ondon Intermational Piano

Piano

Concert Pianist and

Mrs. Paloma O'shea Santander President of the

International

Tel Aviv, Israel

Conductor

Dame Fanny Waterman DBE

Piano Competition

Musician

Madrid, Spain

Leeds, Great Britain

Dr. Paul Pollei

the Gina Founder/Artistic Director of

Competition Bachauer International Piano Salt Lake City. USA Maestro Edvard Tehivzshel of the Music Director and Conductor

Madame Zhou Guangren Piano Professor at the Central of Music Beijing, P.R.China

Conserv ervatory

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Vienna. Austria Professor Doctor Bryce Morison Teacher and Critic

Fort Wayne, USA

London. Great Britain Miss Hiroko Nakamura Concert Pianist

Tokyo. Japan

SHOWCASING A FULL WEEK OF EXCEPTINAL

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more

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2012 Australia, Piano of International Competition 10" the Svdney Auditions for

in Singapore, Rone, Vienna, world-wide. In 2012, live auditions were held the Since the first Competition in 1977, live auditions have been held Sydney and Sydney. In addition DVD's were judged by the Hamburg. IParis, Moscow, London. New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai from Opening runs which itself the for Competition to Panel. From these auditions, a total of 36 pianists were selected to come Sydney Recital on 4th July to the Presentation of the Prizes on the 21st July, 2012. A reserve list has also been provIded.

Yamaha provided audition facilities in Paris, New York and Tokyo. Kawai provided the audition facilitics in Los Angeles and Steinway in Vienna, London. Moscow and Hamburg. Conservatories of Music provided the facilities in Rome, Shanghai and in Sydney. The Scots College. Bellevue Hill. Practice rooms were provided in each venue. The staffs in all the cities were extremely helpful.

Rome Auditions

were Alex Musicians who assisted on juries for the 2012 auditions Massimilano Sahagian, Rena Cheung, Chee-Hung Ton, Carlo Guaitoli, Kirschnereit, Ferrati, Alexander Jenner, Heinz Medjimorec, Matthias Norma Fisher, Marcel Baudet, Delle Albert Mamriev, Aquiles Vigne, John Perry. Robert Sherman, Anievas, Bryce Morrison, Augustin Professor James Bonn, Shuku Iwasaki, Dan Wen Wei, William Chen,

Michael Brimer and Leah Horwitz.

Vienna Auditions

New York auditions were the largest with 37 pianists and second was Sydney with 29. A total of 171 applications were received from 36 countries. These countries were: Australia,

Austria, Belarus, Canada, P.R.China, England, France,

Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon. Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taipei, Thailand, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Prof. Warren Thomson OAM Puris Auditions

Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury

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Svdney International Piano Competition of Australia and with the in association with the University of Sydney Sydney Intermational Piano Competition of Australia is presented Music International Competitions It is a member of the World Federation of co-operation ot the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The 10th

Geneva.

Vice-Regal Patron Vice-Patron

Her Excellency The Governor of New South Wales Professor Marie Bashir, AC CVO The Honourable Barry O Farrell. Premier of New South Wales

Music Patron Honorary President

Vladimir Ashkenazy 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 Prof. Warren Thomson OAM Artistic Director

Prof. Warren Thomson OAM

Assistants

Sheila Lennon

Nerida Young Manouk Kotoyan Julie Fenyo

Treasurer

Dr Michael Kennedy

Accountant

Michael Grasso

Hon. Auditors

Harveys Chartered Accountants

Hon. Solicitors

Church&Grace

Stage Manager

Christopher Hayles

Secretary to the Jury

Alex Sahagian

Competition Dates

July 4t-July 21 2012

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his traumg in lunpe with Prof. Fiduardodel Mueyo andGiyöngy Czillra. Ilehras accomplished Japan, 8 in Australia, the United States of Aerica ad Mexico.

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CTlOed in the estivals in Gistaad, Pais, Salburg, Maclrid, l laine, 'Torrocla de Montgris, Antwerp, in n

cethoven'estival, NMiani, 1 ljubiana, Shopic. Aqjuiles Delle Vignes has been a concerto soloist under IOrd Yeud lo

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llager, icones (trs, Alheto 1ysy. Bogo 1eshowitch and other great conductors. Iic is

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the Juilliard, Manhattan and Manes Selhools in New York, the

Tehaikovsky MOScow

a t y and the Korvakw St, Petersbhug Conservatony, the "Tioho Unversity in Tokyo, the 1lochschules in Munchen, Karlsruhe and Hamburg, the Universities and Conservatories in Sydney, Melbourne and Bangkok.

Tle chans and junes in the nost important international Competitions in all five continents: Sydney, Pretoria,

Cincimat, Roma,

W.asaw.

As a teacher. Aquiles Delle Vigne is highly sought alter inlernationally. Ile Ile also holds poosI at thhe Rottendams Conservatorium (Codarts, Hogesehol voor de Kunsten) in The Netherlands.

currently

IVes Maslerelasses at the lnternational Somneiakadenmie Universitlit Mozarteum in Salzburg, and i8 a Visiting 'vlessor at the Roy al Northem College of Music in Manelhester. His upils have won over T00 intertional i C s wOrld wide.

PH

P

SiIOVK

Phillip Shovk is considered to be one of Australia's foremost concert chanber musician. iccompanists and teachers. Aller initial lessons with Anatole Mirosznyk he pianists, continued his studies at the Sydney Conservatoriun High School with George Hunmphrey tronm where he graduated with the Frank Ilutehens Prive lor being the most pronising perlornmer of his year. FHe then furthered his studies at the Moscow State Conserviatory with Professor Valery Kastelsky (himself a student of the legendary Hemtich Neulus) grahuating as a Master of Fine Arts with higlhest marks in all musical subjects. In 1987 he bec:ane a laureate at the Vianni di Mottua competition in Lisbon and in 1988 at the Sydney lnternational Competnti where he Was awarded tlhe Heplhzibah Menuhin Prize and the Best Australian Pianist Prize. He was a Best awreu Accompanist prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994. He has pertored to great Russia, Cieongu, Pontugal, l'rance, iemmany, Switserland, Belgium, Singapore, New Zealand andac elain Chin. Phillip Shovk has adjudicated at nany of Australia's leading competitions including the Sydney Piano Competition, Syuney Eisteddfod, Yamaha Youth Competition, Hephzibah Menuhin Copetnt 1any others. Ile also been a hus jury mennber of Coneours Animato of Paris, the New 7ealanu Conceto Competitim and the N Singapore National Piano Rachunaninofl and ihe Australian Institute of Musie and is Competition and has taught at the Conei presently Lecturer in Piano and Accopa at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is releasing a CD of and Mussorgshy Master Performers label.

Intemat

Tchaikovsky


NORMA FISHER Noa Fisher was borm in London of Russian-Polish parents. Soon recognised as 'a rare musical talent, she was

awarded a Junior Exhibition to study with Sidney Harrison at the Guildhall School of Music. At fourteen she was neard by the celebrated Greek pianist Gina Bachauer who became her mentor, introducing her to the distinguished tfungaran teacher Ilona Kabos, with whom she subsequently studied. A period was also spent in Paris study1ng Irench musie with Jacques Fevricr. Her highly acclaimed carly performances for the BBC led to an invitation by RIAS to make hecr debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra - which launched her career in Europe. Success in the Busoni International P1ano

Competition as a top prize-winner followed and in 1963, when she shared the much-coveted Piano Prize inthe Harriet Cohen International Music Awards with Vladimir Ashkenazy, her international reputation was sealed. T hat Same year she made her debut at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. 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 Northern College of Music and is invited to give masterclasses throughout the world. She is Artistic Director of London Master Classes whose courses attract major talent from around the world to work intensively with top performers/teachers in London.

DAN-WEN WEI Dan-Wen Wei, a native of the People's Republic of China, is hailed as one of the most outstanding musicians of his generation. His commanding technique and artistic temperament have resulted in his appearances as soloist with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the New York Chamber Symphony. the Augusta Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony, the National Orchestra of China and the Singapore Symphony among many others. Mr. Wei made his critically acclaimed New York Debut in 1991, performing with the New York Philharmonic on the opening concert of the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center. His pertormance was broadcast internationally on PBS as part of the "Live From Lincoln Center" series. As a recitalist, Mr. Wei has performed

in cities throughout the United States as well as in Germany. Austria. Italy, France, Switzerkand and China. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr. Wei was also very fortunate to have taken lessons from the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitu. Mr. Wei has been awarded prizes at numerous piano competitions including the

Montreal International Piano Competition, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, and the Marguerite Long International Piano Competition. A much sought-after teacher and a frequent adjudicator in China and abroad. Mr. Wei appears regularly in summerfestivals such astheBerlin International Music Festival and Academy, the Perugia Music Fest, and the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.

HEINZ MEDJIMOREC Heinz studied at the Viennese Academy of Music and Performing arts with Richard Hauser. He has prizes at International Piano Competitions such as Salzburg. Geneva and Vienna. His career as a concert pianist began at the age of 20. He has madetoursthroughout Europe, the Near and Middle East and the USA. He has also made radio recordings and has made TV appearances. Since 1968, his isthepianist 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

Tmo has made recordings 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 iLeider Recitals. His other musical activities include be gajury member ofinternational 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.

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iuy Moul

fsMArae an*2iat giatis srnes Artit af (enrza ¥ce-tecor nt Pfesser te VS ote SMatoi r a r tae trortn of the (ergn Wacac Campeiios Fund. Mamana t t i e t e erhrnitg. hing and uhiuc

rmer atme smer Proterr rngre, 116), amd ta

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Fira nnernatirnal Piann Competitinn n Syines. Ausralia

wrwie e s r 2 n Fher ertormung art ss well kae P

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0 many uicans and classicai:

eryyed zresr swccese m Rassia. Paitic uunres. Koumanta Buigra Czechsios

A. Spnin Aovttia. (ermanty. Arzentina. celand. Korea Austraia and elsewhere im the n gives res tale, charnker and sympheny musuc cmces She has appeared m a g a sagmnca ve tns d the wend. kike Ateneuns (Pacharest.

Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory. PhilharmoIC Grand Petershnung), (ewatdkavs (eipziz). Mezarteum (Saizhurg. Opera House Sy dney dney Finian Finiand

inet atd Stnall Halks of the

H (felsinki, Altenis iHall (Cranacrs) and many cthers. Her vast repertore ranes from the works classkeal, Hennattic cuRip rETs tU modern European and eorian music ML Dotjashvi as dingrapt1y f

CD» atd DVD» with solo programs. and pertormances wIth chamber and sm

nchestras, Her recondings have been preserved in the Goiden Fund of the Georgian Radio

aivili a

ia

Ieoqpetly invited

leo

signifieant international píans Unpetítions and festivais

as a jury member.noror uest or chairman Amon. Tbilisi Internatíonal Piano Competition (Georgia): Tyderyx hopin Aithur Rubinalein Interational Intermational F Compctítíon (1sraely, Sergei Taneev International Compeuuon or CamoerMusic lnteutiomal (Russig

l t lntonstiomal Coetitiom

ugalava),

Aanalaaaiale

(Atneniay,

C'onpetition (taly).

AR VARDM egmng

hin autitie caneer at the age of fifieen, Israeli born Arie Vardi went on to receive intermational one of tle foremost pianists. After winning the country's Chopin Competition in lsrael, he wiih tlie Iacl Philharmonie Orehestra with Zubin Mchta, upon winning the George Enescu Ttomatinal Conmpetition in Bucharest, he played numerous concerts throughout Europe. Alongside Iin aludy of usie at the Rubin Academy, he succeeded in achieving a degree in law at Tel Aviv Univenity

t

lain

an

Ayhad

Vanti mtinued his piano studies in Bascel with Paul Baumgartaner and studied composition with Pierre Rules and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has performed widely as soloist with major orchestras under tte batn t Semiom Byehkov, Sergio Conissiona, Lukas Foss, Kurt Masur, Jerry Maksymiuk, Zubin Mchta, P'aul P'aray, P'aul Sacher and David Zinman, among others. His concert tours have taken him to iastern and Westenn lunpe, thhe United States, Latin America, the Far East, Australia and Japan. His

it

Russian our, in 1992, included performances in Moscow, St.Petersburg and other cities. Vardi egularly as solvist-conductor, playing the complete set of concerti by Bach and Mozart, which he has played on the ammerfluegel. In recent years he has specialized in the literature part

INTtiwms t

the lyweanimist pernnl, ineluling the entie repertoire of Debussy and Ravel. His RCA records haveofwon ntematial avlainn and prizes.

Mi Varndi's entensive repeitoire includes various Israeli works, many of which were dedicated to him. n akltinm w his cmert caner, Arie Vardi is a professor of piano at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannoner and at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University, where he served as its director and thant the Pian» aculty. Morr than 30 in international of his students have won first competitions. Arie Vardi is best known to television viewers tor hin sees "Master Classes", the family series of lsrael Philhamonic prizes Orchestra which he conducts and presents, and currently for his new series "Intermez70 wth Ank He has tvn a Jury nember in n s t of he leading intemational competitions, such as Beijing, Cleveland, Hamamatsu, Leeds, Milan, Moscow, Sall ake hu, Santanir. Sydney, Tokyu, Vienna. Warsaw, and others.piano He is the Artuistüc Advisor and Chairman of the Jury Mastr Cqtitkn of the Arthur Rubinstein

Internaliona

M andh has hchd Master Clases and at Juilliard School of Music, the Paris thecentres. Oeatwy, the LaNaA»n Roy al Acakmy. and many other major music

presented lecture recitals

n the AD a , Ane Vandi diratal. vmdurtad and played a senes of hve concerts with the Israel Nan la Na", toaturni tuedie immus anging trom Bach to the century. In 2004-05 season he htharm NON Mvmne IateYUKZA, uhee he s n s as conductor andZIst presenter. Mr. Vardi was the

Conservatoire,

the Moscow Tchaikovsky

Chamber Orchestra. The series, entitled he launched a new weekend series with the Israci recipient of the Minister of Education Award in 2

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Observers

GUSTAV ALINK Gustay Alink from the Netherlands, is considered the world's leading authority on piano competitions. He studied mathematics, and graduated from the State University of Utrecht with honours. He played the

violin for 13 years, and speaks seven languages. In the early 1980s, it was Martha Argerich who advised him during his rescarch of piano competitions Gustav Alink has visited some 350 piano competitions worldwide. published six boks, and wrolc inore

than 300 articles. Dr. Alink is frequently invited as a guest to all major international piano compctitions around the world. He served on the jury for international competitions in Europe, Japan and the USA, and has given lectures on

all continents. In November 1999, he founded together with Martha Argerich the Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF) which aims at helping and assisting young musicians in the field of competitions and building careers. More than 1 30

the Queen Elisabeth, the Chopin, the Cliburn and has become a frequently visited service (www.alink-argerich.org) Tchaikovsky Competitions. news and reliable information. latest the point for professional pianists, where they can always find

international piano competitions have joined AAF, including AAF's website

Dr. Alink's research continues. In the 4th edition of his Guide Book to piano competitions he introduced a classification of competitions. His documentation of competitions is so profound that it contains names of many of them good relations With many of them, which has yielded a dense network of personal contacts in the Piano World, which is of

pianists and precise details of their achievements in competitions. Having 50,000 approx. frequently at competitions, either as contestants or jury members, Gustav Alink maintains

met

great benefit to the Foundation. Because of his dedicated research, Gustav Alink is often referred to as "Mr: Competition

MARC CASTELAIN

Bom 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 (RTBF). On "Radio 3" specialist of opera and piano programs which were among the most popular of the music channel. Commentator of the Queen

Elizabeth Competition. Represented RTBF in several international organizations, European Broadcast Union (EBU), Intemationales 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 Competitions. 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 Hal.

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P'rices and Other

Engagemens

Prire

Speeinl Prizes (cont)

It Prire

Donated

by the

2nd Prire

Priends

Donated y Allan Ard Prire

nf

Music

Donated hy Theme & 4th Prire

$25,000

SICA

S10,000

Billy Hyde

Donated by the Saady

in

memory

donated

Encouragement Award for the Runner-Up for the Peoples Choice Prize donated by Harumi

$4,000

&

Family Mn Helen Saady (LMus.A:

Prize for the hest overall performance of a work frorn the Romantic Period in Stages 1-IV by Mrs Jana Chvoike.

$6,000

Variations Piano Services

Donated by Bracher Nominces Pty ltd 5th Prire Donated by Hunt Hunt

6h Prize

Prize for the best performance ol a work by a Russian

composer in Stages 1-IV donated by Jonn Adler

of

The Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award" given after the Quarter Finals to a pianist not sclected for the Semi Finals

$2,500

donated by Music and Opera TrustLtd

$2,500

Prize for the best performance of a Prelude by Debussy in Stage II donated by Trinity College London

FTCI)

Prize for the best performance of a Sonata by Clementi donated by Keith and Eileen Ong

Specinl Prizes ABC Classics Prize Naxos Prize The

-

Prize for the best performance of a Sonata by Haydn in

winner will make a recording in 2014 winner will make a CTD recording in 2013

Encouragement Award given after Stage II fora pianist not selected for the Quarter Finals, donated by the Victorian Friends of the Competition

Prize for the best performance of donated by Mr. David Burns

a

Chopin by Ogden Family Study by Liszt in Stage

Pnze for the best

performance

of

Mr James Agapitos OAM

Competition, donated by Manly Music Club in

memory of Mrs Vaila Mead

$1,500 $1,000 $1,000

Other Engagements

$5,000

One Prize-winner will be invited to return to Australia in May 2013 to undertake a tour with the Flinders String Quartet performing Piano Quintets

$5,000

The

I Prize-winner will perform in City Recital Hall, Angel Place 12 August 2012 at 2.30pm

$5,000

The 1 Prize-winner will be offered March and April 2014

1

The

a

major

on

return tour to Australia in

I I

Prize-winner will perform in the Klavier-Festival Ruhr 2013 Prize-winner will perform in the Bochum Festival in 2014 The 1 Prize-winner will give the world premiere in 2014 with the Sydney Youth Orchestra of a new piano concerto by Gerard Brophy. This new concerto is The

$5,000

made

possible due to the Will of Anatolij Mirosznyk Other engagements are being negotiated in Korea, Singapore, Germany.

$5,000

Japan, China, France and USA.

Pize for the best performunce of a work by Ravel

Prize for the best Chamber Musie Performance donated by Mr Robert Albert AM

$750

Australia

Prize for the Best Female Competitor donated by Janice and Hank Tuynman

of

donated by Yamaha Music Australia

,500

500

Encouragement Award for the Youngest Australian Pianist in the

work by Rachmaninov

donated by Mr Ray Wilson OAM in memory

$2,000

donated by Anon

Prize for the youngest Finalist, donated by Ars Musica

$5,000

a

$2.000

All six Semi-Finalists not selected for the Finals donated by Mrs Wendy Weight OAM

Sydney Symphony Orchestra will vote Prize, donated by the Sydney Symphony Orechestra

for best onerall performer of the wo Concertos

$2,00%

1 Stage IV donated by Lyn and Tony Osman

The musicians of the for the

$2,00

Lyn and Tony Osman Encouragement Award in Chamber Work

$5,000

Prize for the best performance of a work by "The Ogden Family Prize" donated the

$2500

$1,500

Prize for the best performance of the Virtuoso Study in Stage I (excluding Liszt) -

performance of a

19h or 20t"h century Concerto donated by Mr Peter Weiss AM Prize for the best performance of a work by Beethoven donated by Kawai Australia

$3,6)

Stage 1l1 domated by Mr & Mrs K McCann

- The

The Flinders Quartet will a to Major Prize Winner perform with the Quartetlengage as guest artist for its National Subseription Season Tour ot 12 concerts in May 2013. Artist Fec $10,250 plus Travel Prize tor the best of a work performance Liszi by (Cxcuding Studies in Stage ) donated Mr In addition a medal by Neville Gruce. is presented by Graham Wickes in memory of Australian pianist Dennis Hennig $7,000 Prize for the best Australian pianist donated by the Friends of the Svdney Intemational Piano Competition $S,000 Prize for the best of an Australian work in performance donated by Australian Stage lII, Performing Right Association $5,000 Prize for the best of a Mozart Concerto performance donated anon. in memory of Andrew Wolf $5,000 People's Choice Prize donated by the Victorian Friends f the Competition Prize for the best

Maguire

$3 M

,000

All

engagements are offered in principle only and are subject to final negotiation by the Competition Oftice with the presenter of each concert

$5,000

Prize for the best female pianist (Paspaley South Sea pearl carrings) and prize for the best male pianist (Paspaley South Sea pearl cuffiinks) donated by Paspaley value over

$4,000

Prize for the best performance of a work by Mozart (excluding Concertos) donated by Mr & Ms J Bain

$3,000

Prize for the best performance of a work by Schubert donated by The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP

$3,000 28

or

concert tour and the

Prize-winner(s).


Prizewinners° Concert Tours

Privewinners Tours Venue

Date Time

Priewinners Tours (onty Date Time

Venue

Ist Prizewinner

People's Choice Prize-Winner or

July

July

27

7:30 p.m. The Uniting Church Performance Centre, Busselton

28 29

8:00 p.m. Bunbury Entertainment Centre 2:30 p.m. Arts Margaret River Cultural Centre Perth Concert Hall 7:30

30

p.m.

8:00 p.m. Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Art Gallery Society

29 31

Music 2:30 p.m. Gosford - Central Coast Conservatoriun of 8:00 p.m Taree- Manning Regional Art Grallery

of NSW

August

8.00 p.m. Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton . .30 p.m Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany

8:00 p.m. Tamworth - The Capitol Theatre

1.30 p.m. Campbelltown Arts Centre

2:30 p.m.

6

8.00 p.m. Ravenswood Centenary Centre - Killara Music Club

8

8:00 p.m. Parramatta Riverside Theatre

10

1:10p.m. Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide

11

8:00 p.m. Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith

12

2.30 p.m. City Recital Hall. Angel Place City of Sydney Council

14

8:00 p.m. Queensland Conservatorium Brisbane -

3:00 p.m. Sofitel Wentworth Hotel Hunters Hill Town Hall- Hunters Hill Music Club

8:00 p.m. Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

10 16

18 25

lan Hanger Recital Hall Townsville Civic Theatre Cairns Civic Theatre The Johnstone Shire Hall, Innisfail Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton Coffs Harbour Education Campus "D" Block Auditorium

18 21 22 24 29

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

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7:00 p.m. University of Sydney -Great Hall-Private Function

2 9

2:30 p.m. S:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Hall 8:00 p.m. Camberwell Grammar School Centenary 7:00 p.m. Friends SIPCA Goethe Institut Mountains Concert 8:00 p.m. Springwood Civic Centre Blue Society Inc. 7:00 p.m. Home of lan Lucas, Montville

September 2:30 p.m. Camden Haven Music Inc.

8:00 p.m. St Luke's Presbyterian Church Roseville

-

Roseville Music Club 7

8:00 p.m.

9

2:30 p.m.

Hall Peninsula Music Club Blessed Sacrement Church Clifton Gardens-

Loquat Valley School

-

Mosman Music Club

September

7

Major Prize-Winner

27

August 2

a

Villa Strachanus via Berry St Bernard's Catholic Church, Bateman's Bay Tyalgum Hall, Tyalgum -Opening Recital Arts Theatre, The Arts Centre Gold Coast Wesley Performing Arts Centre, Horsham

14

7:30 p.m. The Scots College - Coote Auditorium

16

3:00 p.m. The Snowy Monaro Arts Council St. Pauls Hall

Best Australian Pianist in the 2012 Competition July 28

7.00 p.m. Home of lan Lucas, Montville

8:00 p.m. Sacred Heart College Geelong - McAuley Hall

14 15

8:00 p.m. Vic. SIPCA - Camberwell Grammar School Performing Arts Centre 8:00 p.m. Spring Civic Centre-Blue Mountains Concert Society

18

7:00 p.m. New England Conservatorium of Music -

19

7:00 p.m. New England Conservatorium of Music

August 8.00 p.m. Albury Regional Art Gallery

4

9

3.00 p.m. 7.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.

Inverell Town Hall

8

CB Newling Building Armidale

25 28 30

8:00 p.m. Darwin Entertainment Centre 8:00 p.m. Boonah Cultural Centre 3:00 p.m. Byron Community Centre- Byron Music Society

October 7:30 p.m. St Andrew's College - The Chapel 6

8:00 p.m.

Yass Memorial Hall - Yass Music Club

2:30 p.m. Home of Dr. Janet Ninio, Bowral

29

Murray Conservatorium of Music Wagga Wagga, Riverina Conservatorium of Music St. David's Church, Mossman Freshwater Sacred heart Church, Caims Village Chapel, Yungaburra

11

8.00 p.m. Home of Dr. Janet Ninio, Bowral

15

1.00 p.m. St Luke's Presbyterian Church Roseville -

19

Roseville Music Club 2.00 p.m. Dubbo Regional Theatre


Gala Opening Recital

Wednesday 4th July, 2012 Seymour Centre York -

Theatre

8pm

Konstantin Shamray Konstantin

Novosibirsk

Shamray and

was

born

He

in

captured people's attention as the fir history of the Competition all the eight special prizes,

in the

began

studies at the age of six in the Kemerovo Music School with Natalia Knobloch. From 1996 he continued his studies in Moscow at the Gnessin Special Music School, in 2003 at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music with Tatiana

out

the Peoples Choice Prize. after this event, he undertook tour of 27 concerts in all states receiving critical acclaim.

Zelikman and more recently with Vladimir Tropp. He has been the recipient of several Foundation Awards.

In

2009, he undertook a

with the Australian

Australian capital South Australia

Konstantin has performed in many concert halls in Moscow and in many other cities in Russia as well as in Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgrade, Austria, the Czech Republic and USA. His

to take

includino

Immediately a

successful

ofAustralia

tour of 14 concerts

String Quartet

cities and in regional as well as recitals

Adelaide, Melbourne, Geelong and Sydney, the Ruhr Festival in Dusseldorf and the Bochum Festival in Germany, with critical acclaim.

solo recitals have varied programs and he has performed with

In 2010 he has performed 30 solo recitals arOund Australia and

international orchestras including the Prague and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras, National Philharmony of Russia, Maryinsky Theatre orchestra, Jena and the Sydney Symphony. Konstantin has performed with distinguished conductors

Singapore. In October 2011 Konstantin won the First prizeat the Klavier Olympiade in Bad Kissingen, Germany. He continues to give recitals and concerto performances in many parts of Russia, and Europe. Recently Naxos has released Konstantin's recording of the last set of 18 piano works (Op 72) by Tchaikovsky. A compact disc for ABC Classics of works by Scriabin, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev is soon to be released.

including Sebastian Lang Lessing, Vladimir Spivakov Nicholas Milton, Tugan Sokhiev, Alexandr Vedernikov, Jonas Alber, Kirill Karabitz, Kirill Petrenko, Dmitry Lis. Konstantin burst onto the Australian music scene in August 2008 as Winner of the Sydney Intermational Piano Competition.

PROGRAM Andante Favori Wo0.57 in F Major

Beethoven

Humoreque Op.20 in B Flat Major

Schumann

Toccata Op.7 in C Major

Schumann INTERVAL

Harmonies potiques et religieuses S. 173 No.3: Benediction de dieu dans la solitude

Lisa

Gaspard de la Nuit

Ravel

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Pogram Notes

Andante favori, Wo0 57

The THumersque was written in 1839, thc

Ravel had an unmistakable creative gift and

Ludwig van Beethoven

same year as the Arabeske and Blumenstück. Ihe Humoresque is in extended form with

his music has been as described as "Precise, direct, transparent, intellectual, almost

five main sections and an epilogue which

classical in form", in David Ewen's "Home

(1770

1827)

The Andante favor1 was written between

Schumann

Book of Twentieth Century Music "(Arco 1956). His music is often compared with the

wrote to Clara "I have been all the week at

music of Debussy but in fact, the two styles

played

are as a whole without Is03 and 1804 and pubiisnea in 1S09.tdivisions between the sections.

o

was originally intended to be the second of

the

three

movements

of

Beethoven's

"

a

fecling

of

tha

the piano, composing, writing, laughing and

are vastly different.

Waldstein" Piano sonata, Op. 53. "Ries orts that a friend of Bethoven 's said to

erying all at once. You will find this state of affairs niccly described in my Op 20, the

there were other influcnces which were more

him that the sonata was too long. was terribly taken to task by the composer.

Grosse

1or whichne

But in quiet retlection Beethoven was convinced of the correctness of the eriticism. The andante was therefore excluded and in its place supplied the interesting Introduction to the rondo which it now has.A year after the

Humoresque."

interesting 'inner voice' written but not Played. After 1839 Schumann turned his lo song writing, in 1841 orchestral

hon

music and 1842 chamber music.

grazioso

con

moto and

formally

the

the

theme work is a rondo, with each return of appearing in varied form. The theme itself is

This

flamenco songs. Ravel was also influenced

1810- 1856

by the humour and wit of Eric Satie, and also the Viennese Waltz, the Russian Nationalist

early

work

composed

in 1833 is

a

brilliant virtuoso work It is the double notes and octaves that was

originally

are

the

written

biggest challenge. It in D Major and then

transposed to C Major.

ranz Liszt

(1811- 1886)

(1810-1856)

by

are

of

overall. century, but in the piano repertoire were for piano and works Many his early

of

a

Ravel made use of the secondary sevenths

was a

Classicist

de la nuit, composed in 1908, is named after a collection of prose poems by Aloysius Bertrand -three of the poems were

Gaspard

po etiques et religieuses is a group of ten works composed 1845 1852 on the Polish Ukrainian country estate of armonies

beginning of each piece in the first edition.

-

in the company of

only great importance, Brahms, Chopin and Liszt in the nineteenth

show

of 1889.

chosen by Ravel and stated in full at the

Robert Schumann

not

orchestras he heard at the Paris Exhibition

many acciaccaturas. Ravel with Romantic tendencies.

Harmonies poetiques et religieuses S173

R Schumann

Composers and the Javanese gamelang

and ninths, pedal points, appoggiaturas and

INTERVAL

takes about 9 minutes to perform.

The piano works

used in medieval times and is characteristic

of French folk-songs and Basque music.

Phrygian Mode is also often found in Andalusian Spanish provincial songs and

fairly extended and in ternary form. The work

Humoresque Op 20

Dorian and Phrygian Modes with a preference

for the Dorian. This mode was frequently

R Schumann

The reason of the title was given by Becthoven's pupil Czerny: because of its

Andante

-

The

Toccata Op 7 in C Major

appeared appeared separately."

in society). The Andante favori is marked

these include Spanish Music. Ravel's melodies frequently fall into the

pronounced

In the second main section there is an

publication of the sonata, the andante also

populanity (for Beethoven played it frequently

Although Ravel was influenced by Debussy.

wonderful warmth and

imagination

unlike any other music that appeared before. Many of the piano works have descriptive

LISZt's

mistress Princess

Carolyne von Sayn-

Wittgenstein.

The ten pieces were inspired by Poems of Alphonse de Lamartine.

a

set of

ONDINE dedicated to Harold Bauer This work captures the picture of a water

sprite "attempting

to seduce

a

mortal

as

she

tries to lure him to her palace in the depths of the lake" (Dubal).

titles and there are many larger works, such as Papillons. Carnaval, Davidsbündlertänze,

The third work in the set is: Benediction de dieu dans la solitude (God's benediction i the solitude). This work is one of the most

It is the bell which sounds from the walls of

Albumblätter, Fantasiestücke Op 12,

beautiful of Liszt's compositions.

a town on the horizon and a corpse hanging

Kinderszenen and Album für die Jugend,

are made up of a collection of smaller pieces. He has been criticised for his lack of formal structure in larger works such as the Sonatas and symphonies. Many of the piano works are

LE GIBET- dedicated to Jean Marnold

from a gibet, reddened as the setting sun'". Gaspard de la Nuit

(Gillespie)

M Ravel

(1875-1937)

SCARBO dedicated to Rudolph Ganz "Evokes the image of a grotesque dwarf"

also closely linked with verse or other literary

Maurice Ravel was born near the Pyrenees of

(Gillespie) Gaspard de la nuit is certainly

sources but these were mostly concealed by

a Swiss-French father and a Basque mother

one of the outstanding piano works of the

the composer.

Much of his best music is

in 1875. At the age of twelve, he was taken

rather introvert. The music for prano is rich

to Paris to begin serious music studies. At

in cross rhythms and syncopations, new pedal

the age of fourteen, he entered the Paris

eflects, an endless variety of accompaniment

Conservatoire where the teachers included de

figures and counter-melodies, and is seldom

Beriot, Pessard, Gedalge and Faure.

virtuosic for virtuosity sake. 31

Twentieth Century.

Program Notes: OWarren Thomson 2012


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THEME

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Competition Diary

GALA OPENING RECITAL Wednesday 4 July 2012- 8.00pm York Theatre, Seymour Centre Konstantin Shamray STAGES IAND I: Seymour Centre, University of Sydney. All competitors play in both Stuges with a 20 minute Recital in each. Thursday 5 July and Saturday 7 July

9.30am

7.15pm

2.00pm

Wei Cao

Stefan Cassomenos Angelika Fuchs Tanya Gabrielian James Guan Stefano Guarascio Atsushi Imada

Aaron Liu

Elizaveta Ivanova Wenbin Jin Joanne Kang

Tlaria Loatelli

Nikolay Khozyainov

Dmitry Onishchenko

Konrad Olszewski

Olga Paliy

Jin-Hong Li Brian Yeubing Lin KeLin

Marios Panteliadis Poom Prommachart

Maya Irgalina Friday 18 July and Sunday 20 July

9.30am

2.00pm

Alex Raineri Lu Shen Yifan Sun Benoit Tourette Sean Yeh Jung-Yeon Yim

Tamoaki Yoshida Avan)Yu Hao Zhu Arta Arnicane Mikhail Berestnev Feng Bian Guilio Biddau

Qian Yong

Announcement of the 20 pianists selected to proceed to Stage Il1 - approximately 6.00pm on Sunday 20 July -

STAGE I1: QUARTER FINALS: Seymour Centre, University of Sydney. 20 Competitors will play a 40-minute Recital. Monday 9 July

9.30am

2.00pm

Tuesday 10 July

.30am

2.00pm

7.15pm

Announcement ofthe 12 pianists selected to proceed to Stage IV- approximately 6.00pm on Tuesday 22 July STAGE IV: SEMI-FINALS: Seymour Centre, University of Sydney 12 Competitors will play a 50-minute Recital and a Piano Trio at 12 noon and 7.15pm each day Competition

Talk-Downstairs Theatre Wednesday 11 July Thursday 12 July Friday 13 July

10.00-11.30am (Talk by Anae-Boyd) Crso®30 010.00-11.30am (Talk by Carl Vine) Compaz

12.00 noon, 7.15pm 12.00 noon, 7.15pm

12.00 noon, 7.15pm 10.00-10.45am (Talk by Dr Earl Owen) How pianists can avoid physical problems to have a long successful career

Announcement of the 6finalists-approximately 6.00pm on Friday 13 July STAGE V: FINALS: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall. 6 Competitors will each play 2 Concertos

Tuesday 17 July 8.00pm Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by

Nichotasvfitton. Three pianists, Mozart

Wednesday 18 July 8.00pm Nicholasiton. Three pianists, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by

Concertos.

Mozart Concertos.

Friday 20 July 8.00pm Nicholas EarTer, Three pianists 19h or 20th century Concertos. Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by mlton Saturday 21 July 2.30pm Nicholas Carter. Three pianists 19m or 20h century Concertos. Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by PRESENTATION OF PRIZES AND FINALISTS' RECITALS House, Concert Hall: Saturday 21 July at 8.00pm

Sydney Opera

The prizes will be presented by Miss-Caire-DanAM,OBE. ?

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Competitors ANGELIKA FUCHS HUNGARIAN 9-08-87

STEFAN CASSOMENOos

WEI CAO CHINESE 26-11-87

AUSTRALIAN

29-01-85

T Wei Cao started piano lessons at the age of 3. When he was 8 years old Wei moved to Shanghai to continue his education. In 2006 Wei graduated from Shanghai Musie School attached to the

Shanghai Music Conservatory and began study at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg where he studies in the class of Prof Andreas Weber From October 2010 Wei also

Aquiles Delle-Vigne.

joined

the class of Prof

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Etude

Op.10 No.l

in C

Major

Chopin

Paganini Variations Book 1 Op.35

Brahms Ravel

Ondine from Gaspard de La Nuit STAGE II

RECITAL

AWARDS

Prelude. Book 2 No.7- "La

terrasse des audiences du clair de lune"

Debussy Chopin Seriabin

Ballade No.1 Op.23 ing minor Sonata Op.30 No.4 in f sharp minor

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob XVI/52 in E Flat Major

Haydn

Nocturne Op.48 No.l inc minor

Chopin

Rhapsodie Espagnole

Toccatissimo STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.101 in A Sonata in b minor

Liszt Carl Vine SEMI FINALS

Major

Beethoven Liszt

CHAMBER MUSIC Trio Op.67

Melbourne pianist. conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos studied at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National Academy of Music. His main piano teachers were Margarita Krupina and Stephen Mcintyre. He has performed internationally since the age of 10, and performed the premiere of his own first piano concerto with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. He has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe and Asia, and now gives regular solo recitals and concerto performances throughout Australia. In 2009 he was a grand finalist and prize-winner at both the Trieste International Chamber Music Competition and the Melbourne Asia-Pacific Chamber MMusic Competition.

Shostakovich

STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV467 in D Major Concerto No.3 Op.26 in C Major

FINALS Mozart

Prokofiev

ic e

lur

Scherzo No.3 Op.39 inc sharp minor China Gates

Liszt

Debussy

Chopin

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata in b minor Hob. XVI/32 Haydn Toccattisimo Carl Vine Fantasia Quasi Sonata 'Apres Un Liszt

SEMI FINALS

Vingt Regards No.15

Funerailles Paganini Variations Bk I Op.35

CHAMBER MUSIC Trio Op.8 in B Major STAGEV TWO

CONCERTOS

n

bai

Major

through

Netherlands and China. In the same year she had her debut appearance with the St Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia. She also performed at Fazioli Concert Hall in Sacile, and gave a concert tour of Quito, Ecuador which included a solo a

pertormance

Competition

Adams

Concerto KV 503 in C Concerto No.3 Op.26 inMajor C

Uzhgorod. As a soloist highlights in 2009-2010 season included extensive concert tours

Prokofiev 100th birthday

Lecture Du Dante

i

symphony orchestras including Kiev, Donetsk and

and

in honour of

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Transcendental Etude No.4 in d minor

Mazeppa' Etude No.5 Book

elude Book I No.l: Dansenses de Delphes

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op. i 10 in A fat Le Baise De L'enfant Major Jesus:

Atila Nemethy. Sandor Falvay and Balazs

Szokolay. She continued her education at Oberli Conservatory and is now a student of Solomon Mikowsky at Manhattan School of Music. Angelika has appeared with many chamber and

Piano Competition, Utrecht First Prize two years Kyiv Vorsel Second Prize Donetsk

Prokofiev Ligeti

Etude No.4: Fanfares STAGE II RECITAL

and

AWARDS 2008 Third Prize International Franz Liszt

PROGRAM Sonata No.3 Op.39 in a minor

degrees

recital at Casa de la Musica, an interview for Quito Radio.

University of Melbourne Prizes Ormond Exhibition - Third Year 2005 Rosemarie Kenny Prize 2006 (Best BMus student in 3rd or 4th year) Traveling Scholarships - Youth Music Foundation of Australia 2007 and 2008

STAGEI RECITAL Transcendental Etude No.8: Wilde Jagd

Angelika Fuchs received her Bachelor

from Budapest's Master of Music anz Liszt Academy under the tutelage of Professors

Beethoven Messiaen Liszt

Brahms Brahms FINALS Mozart

Prokofiev

iszt

Barcarolle Op.60 in F Sharp Major

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book 2 No.9:

Ligetu

Chopin

Hommage to S.Pickwick

Debussy loccatainc minor ach Chaconne Gubaidulina STAGE III RECITAL Sonata Hob. XVI/50 in C QUARTER FINALS Major Haydn Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B Flat Prokofiev Kalbati Meditation (Dawn) Major STAGE IV

RECITAL

Sonata Op.81 in E Flat Major Sonata in b minor

Anne Boyd

SEMI FINALS

"Les Adieux"

CHAMBER MUSIC Op.8 in B Major

Trio

STAGE V TWO Concerto KV467 in CCONCERTOS Concerto No.l in E FlatMajor

Major

Beethoven Liszt Brahms

FINALS Mozart Liszt


TANYA GABRIELIAN AMERICAN 25-05-83

Tanya Gabrielian has been hailed by the London Times as a pianist of powerful physical and

imaginative muscle, Tanya has recently given recitals at Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Edinburgh

JAMES GUAN AUSTRALIAN 31-10-90

STEFANO GUARAScIO

James was borm in Sydney and showed musical talent from a very early age. He began learning

Stefano Guarascio graduated with the score of 10, laude and honourable mention. Stefano received his Masters degree in the High Piano Academy

ITALIAN

the piano accordion at the age of 6 and changed

International Festival, and Salle Cortot in Paris. From 2000-2006 she attended the Royal Academy of Music. London graduating with DipRAM.

to the piano at the age of 7. James attended the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China from 2000-2002, then the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School from 2003. James began his studies with Paul Rickard-Ford in 2007 and

Masters in Music, Bachelor in Music DipRAM

is currently a third year student at the Sydney

which is the highest performing award given by the Royal Academy of Music. She received prize for the best final recital for six consecutive years. From 2009-2011 sheattended the Juilliard School and was the only candidate accepted for the prestigious post-graduate residency. She has been a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Royal Scotish National Orchestra, the new London Sinfonia, and the Armenian Philharmonie Orchestra. She has been featured on the coverof the magazine Clavier.

AWARDS

Conservatorium of Music and the recipient of the

Vimpani and Bessie Cook Scholarships James was the featured artist at the City Recital Hall in has numerous recitals in China in 2008 and 2009. He has also performed in Barcelona.

Sydney in 2008 and

given

solo

Winner of the Sydney Conservatorium Keyboard Unit's Concerto Competition 2009 Finalist in the Vlassenko Competition in Brisbane

STAGEI

RECITAL

Etude Op.25 No.II in a minor Rondo alla turca

Competition

Chopin MozaruVolodos Liszt

Pro Musicis International Award

Ballade No.2 in b minor

PROGRAM

STAGE II RECITAL Preludes Book 2 No.4 "Les fees sont

RECITAL Etude Op.8 No.12 in d sharp minor Prelude and Fugue for Organ in a minor

STAGEI

Bach/Liszt Schubert

in B Flat Major

STAGE I

Debussy Schnittke

Gounod/Liszt

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Hob XVI/49 in E Flat Major Haydn Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) Anne Boyd Etude Tableaux Op.33 No.5 1,2.3,7,9 Rachmaninov SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Out of Doors The Lark Sonata Op.l11 in c minor

Prelude and Fugue Op.29 Taneive

ing sharp minor

Impromptu Op.42 No.3

STAGE I1 RECITAL Preludes Book 2 No.3: la Puerta del Vino Variations on a chord Waltz from Fantasy

Debussy

d'exquises dan seuses

Scriabin

Bartok Glinka-Balakirev

Mirors No.3 "Une Barque sur l'ocean

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.2 No.3 in C Major Moment Musical Op.16

in b flat minor

SEMI FINALS

Beethoven

Nos.1,2,3.5,6

Rachmaninov

CHAMBER MUSIC Trio Op.49 in d minor

Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Piano Concerto K537 in D major Piano Concerto Op.26 No.3

FINALS

in C Major

Prokofiev

Beethoven Shostakovich

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Piano Concerto KV467 in C Major Piano Concerto No.l, Op.23

Ravel

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata K333 in B Flat Major Mozart Sonata Op.58 in b minor Chopin Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) Anne Boyd

CHAMBER MUSIC Trio in e minor Op.67

"Mendelssohn" in Taurisano (LE) where he still studies with Ippazio Pnezetta. He has performed numerous

piano

recitals

and

concerts

with

orchestras both in Italy and overseas. AWARDS 2009 - First Prize Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Roma

2010- First Prize Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Roma 2011 - First Prize 9th Concorso Internazionale

Riviera di Rimini 2011 - First & Audition Special Prize 6th

AWARDS

PROGRAM

First Prize Scottish International Piano Competition Aram Khachaturyan International Piano

29-01-89

FINALS Mozart

Tchaikovsky 35

Mozart

International Piano Competition Prize F Liszt de Grottammare PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Romance without Words Op 38 No.6

Mendelssohn

Etude Op.39 No.6

Rachmaninov

Variations on a Theme by Paganini Book I

Brahms

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.6: Des pas sur la neige Etude Op.25 No.6 in g sharp minor Mephisto Waltz No.

Debussy Chopin Liszt

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Piano Sonata Hob XVI/50 in C Major Haydn Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D Flat Major Liszt Fantasy on the Marriage of Fiagro Mozart/LiszUBusoni Anne Boyd Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) STAGE IV RECITAL Piano Sonata Op.I 10 in A Flat Major Gaspard De la Nuit CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.67 No.2 in e minor

SEMI FINALS Beethoven Ravel

Shostakovich

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Piano Concerto No.24 K49lin c minor Mozart Piano Concerto No.I S.124 in E Flat Major Liszt


Competitors CHINESE

Jin-Hong

was born into a musical family in China In 2007 he entered the senior middle school, which is attached to the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. There he studied piano under Profess

Dan-Wen Wei. In 2010 Jin-Hong participated in the Musical Festival of Perugia and performed with the Solisti di Perugia at the Basilica di San

Pedro. AWARDS 2008 5th Prize (juvenile profession group) 4th Gulangyu Piano Festival and National Piano Competition in Xiamen

2011 3rd Prize Hilton Head International Young Artists Piano Competition 2011-Finalist Award at the China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op.8 No.12 in d sharp minor Sonata Hob. XVI/42 in D Major CGaspard De La Nuit: Scarbo

Scriabin

Haydn Ravel

STAGE I RECITAL Prelude Book 2. No.6 General Lavine Debussy Polonaise-Fantasie No.7 in A Flat Major Chopin Etude No.13: Lescalier Du Diable Ligeti

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata K282 in E FHlat Major

Mozart

Schubert/Liszt

Erlkonig

Sonata No.3 Op.23 in f sharp minor

Toccatissimo STAGE IV RECITAL

Bethoven

Sonata Op. 10 No.3 in D Major CHAMBER MUSIC Trio Op.49 in d minor STAGEV

Seriabin Carl Vine

SEMI FINALS

Sonata in b minor S. I78

Liszt

Mendelssohn

TWO CONCERTOS

Prano Concerto K595 in B Flat Major

FINALS Mozart

Piano Concerto No.2 Op. 18 in c minor

KE LIN

BRIAN YUEBING LIN

JIN-HONGLI CHINESE 01-08.94

Rachmaninov

AUSTRALIAN 5-O8-81

30-01-92

Ke Lin completed his degrec in Music at the Brian Yucbing Lin is currently an undergraduate

Sophomore at The Juilliard School studying piano with Matti Rackallio and has been awarded the

Juilliard School Merit Scholarship. Sincecoming to the United States in 2007 Brian Yucbing

University of Melbourne, study1ng piano with Glenn Riddle.

Ke Lin has received

prizes and scholarships, including National Young of

Sydney

Pertormer ot

numerous

MBS

the

the Year,

the

John Alison

Scholarship, the Prize. Ke has given

Lin has been a top prize winner at numerous

City

competitions. Brian Yucbing Lin has given solo performances as well as concerts in Calitornia, Florida, Texas, New York, St Petersburg. Scoul,

Costa National Music many pertormances including at the Port Fairy

Beying. Guangzhou and Shenzen.

Festival, the Tyalgum Festival, the

Brisbane

Kawai Keyboard Series and the Piano Landmarks Concert Series. He has also performed overseas

AWARDS

in England, Germany. China, Taiwan and USA.

2007- Ist Prize VirginiaWaring International Piano Competition

Ke has also made several records and broadcasts.

Artists Competition

AWARDS 1999- Ist Prize Dandenong Eisteddfod 18 &

2011-Grand Prize The Wyson-Joplin Young

under

2011- Ist Prive Lennox International Young Artist Competition

1999 - ABC Melbourne Symphony Young Artist

2011- First Prize Crescendo Music Awards

2003 - MBS National performer of the Year award

PROGRAM

STAGEI

2003- Winner Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial

RECITAL

Award

Etude Op. 10 No.4 in e sharp minor Chopin Seasons Op.37a: June and October Tchaikovsky Balakirev Islaney Op.l8 STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book.2 No.7:" La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune" Debussy Paganini Variations No.3 S.141 Liszt

La Campanclla

2005- Bach Prize & People's Choice Award Lev Vlassenko Competition PROGRAM

STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op. 10 No.4 in c sharp minor Sonata Hob. XV/37 in D Major onata K. 162 in E Major

Libermann STAGE II RECITAL Gargoyles Op.29 STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Preludes Book 2No.7: Ondine Sonata Hob. XVI/20 in c minor HaydnSpanish Rhapsody s.254 R.90 De La Nuit: Scarbo Trois mouvements de Petroushka Stravinsky Gaspard

Chopin Haydn Scarlattu

Debussy Lisz

Ravel STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Karbali Meditation (Dawn) Anne Boyd Sonata No.21 Op.53 in C Major Beethoven Sonata KV 31| in D Major Mozart "Waldstein" Sonata No.2 Op.36 Annes de Peleerinage Book.2 in b tlat minor Rachmaninov Nos:4,5,6 S.161: Sonetto Del Petrarca Liszt STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINAIS Hungarian Rhapsody No.9 S.244 TAGETV

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Lisz

in E Flat Major

CHAMBER MUSIC Mendelssohn Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor STAGEV TWo CONCERTOS FINALS Piano Concerto No.17 K.453 in G Major Piano Concerto No.I Op.23 in b flat minor

8

Sonata Op.I 10 in A Flat Major Sonata s. 178 in b minor

CHAMBER MUSIC Trio in a minor STAGE V

Mozart

Tehaikovsky

Beethoven LiS/

Ravel

TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Piano Concerto K453 in G Major Mozart Piano Concerto No.2 s. 125 in A Major Lisz


AARON LIU

AUSTRALIAN

KONRAD OLSZEWSKI AUSTRALIAN 20-07-88

ILARIA LOATELLI

24-12-92

ITALIAN 9-03-86

Aaron is curently in his 3rd year of the Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance at the

Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University studying with Oleg Stepanov. Over the years. Aaron has achieved good success in competitions. He was awarded the Yamaha

Konrad

has

recently

completed

his

BMus

Ilaria Loatelli studied at the Conservatory of Verona, at the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" of Imola and she is now attending S.Cecilia National Academy in

with honours at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and has now began a

Rome studying with Sergio Perticaroli. During

has performed twice with the Zelman Symphony

M.Mus specializing

in

piano performance.

He

her childhood she took part in thirty piano

Orchestra (2005 and 2008) and also gave a recital

Recitals Scholarship and numerous awards at

competitions for gifted children. collecting Ist

in Chopin's birthplace in Zelazowa Wola, Poland

the Queensland Conservatorium. In 2009 Aaron was selected to compete in the Hamamatsu Intemational Piano competition. Last year Aaron was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic

Prize in all of them and when she was 9 she made her debut as a soloist with an orchestra. She has

Excellence for his studies.

recorded for both radio and television.

AWARDS Yamaha Australian National Youth Piano Competition (13-15 years) 2009- Encouragement Award at the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition

AWARDS

2009-1stPrize 16th Qucensland Piano

Chopin Lutoslawski

Etude No.

Shostakovich

Sonata No.1 in C Major

RECITAL

STAGE II

PreludeBook

I No.12

ing

minor:

Minstrels Ballade No.1 Op.23 in g minor

Rigoletto Paraphrase STAGE III

STAGE IV

Debussy

Chopin i

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Haydn

Sonata Hob. XV/32 in b minor Andante spianato et Polanaise brilliante Op.22 Prelude Op. I No.8 Etude No.2 Karbali Meditation (Dawn)

RECITAL

Sonata Op.10 No.3 in D Major Sonata No.3 Op.58 in b minor CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

Pordenone. 2006 3rd Prize d "Camillo Togni I.PC." in

AWARDS

PROGRAM

PROGRAM1 RECITAL STAGE I Etude Op.10 No.l in C Major

2006- Ist Prize at "G. Pecar Int.P.C" in Gorizia 2006 2nd Prize Yrlr:e at ul-Gante" I.P.C. in

performed throughout ltaly, Germany, France, Switzerland, Slovenia and Romania and she has

Brescia md at E. Liszt .P.C. in Grottammare

Competition (18 years and under)

RECITAL STAGEI Paganini Etude No.6 S. 140 in a minor Nocturne Op.27 No.2 in D Flat Major Toccata Op.Il ind minor

STAGE II

STAGE III

Chopin

Lutoslawski Anne Boyd

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Chopin Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Mozart Piano Concerto KV 491 in c minor Prano Concerto No.1 Op.l| in e minor Chopin

Chopin okofiev Schumann

Debussy Liszt

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Piano Sonata Hob. XVI/50 in C Major

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op.2 No.3 in CMajor

Beethoven

Variations on a theme by Paganini Books I & 2 Op.35 CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.49 in d minor

Brahms Mendelssohn

TWO CONCERTOS

Piano Concerto No.27 K.595 in B Flat Major Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18

in c minor

Haydn Carl Vine Liszt

Toccatassimo Tarentelle de bravura S.386

STAGEV

Liszt

RECITAL

Novellette Op.21 No.2 in D Major Prelude Book.I No.2: Voiles Mephisto Waltz No.l S.514

STAGE IV

Szymanowski

in 2005. As an Associate Artist, he has received the Barry Bowen Accompanist award (2011). Currently, he is completing a Masters of Music Performance at the University of Melbourne studying piano performance with Glen Riddle. He has received many awards from the University of Melbourne Faculty of Music, including the J.S. Bach Prize, the Lady Turner Exhibition Prize and the Searle Piano Faculty Merit Scholarship.

FINALS Mozart

2006- 1st Prize Awe Malewicz Musical Scholarship Dorothy Glover Memorial Award; Herbert Davis Award; 2010- Hephzibah Menuhin

Memorial Award

PROGRAM RECITAL STAGE T

Etudes-tableaux Op.39 No.

Rachmaninov

Meditation Op.72 No.5 Toccata BWV91l in c minor

Tchaikovsky

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book 1I No.2 Feuilles mortes Scherzo Op.20 No.l in b minor Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jesus No.10 Regards de lèsprit

Debussy Chopin Messiaen

STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob.XVI/44 ing minor Haydn Lilacs Rachmaninov

Bartok

Sonata Prelude & Fugue Op.87 No.24 in d minor

Shostakovich

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op. 10 No.2 in F Major Beethoven L'ila de Sirenes No.I from Metopes

Szymanowski

Op.25 Rachmaninov

JS Bach

Sonata No.2 Op.36

in b flat minor (1st version) Toccatissimo

Rachmaninov Carl Vine

CHAMBER MUSIC Shostakovich TWo cONCERTOS FINALS

Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor

STAGEV

Concerto KV 467 in C Major Concerto No.3 Op.26 in C Major

39

Mozart

Prokofiev


Competitors MARIOS PANTELIADIS (GREEK/TALIAN 24-06-88

0LGA PALIY

DMITRY ONISHCHENKO UKRAINIAN 12-04-83

UKRANIAN

8-09-82

Marios was born in Greece and is currently

National is a graduate of the Kiev as a student ol Ukraine in Music of Academy of Music Valery Kozlov and the Royal College Fisher from in the UK, studying with Norma

Dmitry Onishchenko graduated from the Lviv Special Music School in 2000. In 2002 Dmitry joincd the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory studying under Prof Lissitchenko.

Olga Paliy

Prof Lev Naumov, Prof Andrei Diev graduating in 2006. He has also studied at the Royal Northern

2007 till present. Olga has appeared as r c a and concerto soloist in the Ukraine and the UK Kiev with different orchestras including the Orchestra and the Manchester

College of Music in Manchester with Prof Norma Fisher. from 2006-2009 in Hochschule fuer Musik Hannover with Vladimir Krainev and from 2009 until the present time with Arie Vardi. Dmitry has performed in cities across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus. Latvia. Poland. Czech Republic, Germany. France. Great Britain. the Netherlands, Spain. Portugal. Turkey. Jordan, USA and Japan. AWARDS 2002 -5th Prize. XII Tchaikovsky International, Moscow- special prize for youngest winner 2004- 1st Prize III International Competition for young musicians, Netherlands

2005- 2nd Prize 10th International Piano Academy Competition., Hamamatsu, Japan 2007 - 2nd Prize XVI International Competition

Vianna da Motta". Lisbon Portugal Lyssenko International, Kiev,

2007 1st Prize II Ukraine

Beethoven to

Orchestra.

participate

at

Olga

the public

has been selected Masterclasses with

Arie Vardi, Michael Beroff, Stephen Hough, Anton Voight, Charles Rosen, Michael Dalberto, Nelson Goerner, Angela Hewitt and Jerome Rose. Prize as a was the holder of the Emmanual soloist in Manchester and she became a finalist of the Kenneth Loveland Gift as well as Gold

Olga

Medal Weekend at the Royal Northern College

Scarlatti

Rhapsodie Espagnole S.245

RECITAL

Des pas sur la neige Meditation Op.72 No. 5

Debussy

Tchaikovsky Skoryk

Burlesca

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

STAGE III Piano Sonata No.8 K.310 in a minor Nocturne Op.48 No.1 in c minor

Chopin Bach/Busoni

Chaconne STAGE IV

Mozart

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS

Songs without words Book 6 "Lost Illusions" Op.67 No.2

Newport International Piano Competition, International Piano Competition in the UK.

in f sharp minor

Sonata No.29 Op. 106 in B Flat Major: Hammerklavier

Beethoven

Shostakovich Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Piano Concerto K.453

in G Major

Mozart

international competitions in Greece

Etude-Tableaux Op.39 No.l

Rachmaninov Scarlatti Liszt

RECITAL

Debussy Stravinsky

"Les collines d'Anacapri" Sonata (1924) Prelude and Fugue Op.29

RECITAL

Prelude et nocturne Op.9 for the

Scriabin

left hand only

Chopin

Etude Op.25 No.10

Albeniz

Taneyev

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata XVI/12 in A Major Carl Vine Toccatissimo Variations on a Theme of Chopin

Haydn

Rachmaninov

SEMI FINALS Sonata No.7 D 568 in E Flat Major Schubert Sonata Op.84 No.8 in B Flat Major Prokofiev RECITAL

Arensky

Trio No.I Op.32 TwO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV491 in c minor Concerto No.2 Op.83 in B Flat Major

Rachmaninov

40

Chopin Debussy

Prelude No.12 Ist Book "Minstrels

Schumann Toccata Op.7 in C Major STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Mozart

FINALS

Mozart Brahms

Cari Vine

Choice pieces Op. 12 Nos.1,2,5,7,9,10 Prokofiev Toccata from 6 studies in traditional Greek rythms

in g sharp minor

STAGE V

STAGE I

Sonata KV 330 in C Major Toccataissimo

Prelude Book I No.5

STAGE IV

Prize winnerin Cafaro, Italy

from Iberia Ist Book

Piano Concerto No.3

Op.30 in d minor

Rome

2008- Ist Prize winner in national and

STAGE II RECITAL Ballade No.1 Op.23 in g minor

CHAMBER MUSIC

CHAMBER MUSIC

Rome 2008- Piano Diploma S. Cecilia Academy,

Corpus Cristi en Sevilla"

RECITAL

Op.22 Mendelssohn

-

PROGRAM

STAGE II

Prelude Book.I No.6:

Athens 2005 Ist Piano Diploma, 2006 - Piano Diploma S. Cecilia Conservatory,

2011

Croydon Concerto Competition and the Dudley

Nabore,

AWARDS

national and Many notable successes in both international piano competitions, such as Ragusa IBLA and The Art of the 20th Century in Italy,

Vallee d'Obermann

STAGE II

masterclasses With pianists including Zilberstein and Clidat.

AWARDS

Scriabin inc minor Sonata K29 in D Major Liszt

Etude Op.42 No.5 in c sharp minor

has performed numerous concerts in ltaly, Spain, Greece and Australia. He has attended numerous

2009 - Prize winner in Epinal, France

STAGEI

RECITAL

Keyboard Sonata K.87 in B Major

Flores. In October201IMarios was a Laureate in

Conducting Studies at the Rome Conservatory. He

of Music.

PROGRAM

PROGRAM STAGEI

State Symphony

undertaking his post graduate studies at the with Professor University of Music in vienna

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Constantinidis

SEMI FINALS

Andante with Variations Hob. XVII:6

Haydn Schubert

in g minor

Sonata 19 D.958 in c minor

Bartok

Suite Op.14

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor

STAGE V

Shostakovich

TWO CONCERTOS

FINALS

Mozart Concerto KV595 in B Flat Major Rhapsody on a Theme Rachmaninov of Paganini Op.43


PoOM PROMMACHART 11HAI

ALEX RAINERI AUSTRALIAN 19-03-93

11-12-89

Poom Was born in Bangkok.

He has recently

praduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours

rom

the

Royal

College

of Music.

London. He was a student of Thailand's leading

edagogue Peerapong Surawan and afterwards of both Rena Phua and Boris Kraljevic at the

.U SHEN

CHINESE

Nincteen year old Alex Raineri is currently in his third year of a BMus in Advanced Perlormance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Musie, studying piano with Leah Horwitz. In both 2008 and 2011 he was national finalist in Symphony Australia's Young Performers Awards

20-09-85

Lu Shen has a special interest in contemporary Chinese repertoire. He has performed works by Shuai Zhang, Peixun Chen, Ping Gao and has performed the piano concerto by Anlun Hluang with the Xiamen Orchestra. Lu has performed the first concertos of Liszt and Brahms and his

At

play1ng with the Queensland and West Australian

pertormance of Saint-Saens second piano concerto

the age ol l6 he was granted a ful scholarship by

Symphony orchestras. Alex has a special interest

with the Central Conservatory of Music Youth

H.R.H. Princess Galyan Vadhana and the Royal

in the pertormance of contemporary chamber

College ol Music which enabled him to continue

Orchestra was broadcast on CCTV, the largest national television network in China. He has

his studies in London with Professor lan Jones.

works and in 2011 participated in performances. In 2011 gave a performance of Bartok's Sonata

Poom is currently a student of the renowned

for Two Pianos and Perussion with Dr Stephen

pianist Professor Dina Parakhina.

performed throughout Europe and Southeast Asia

Emmerson. Alex has given a number of recitals on ABC National FM, 2MBS, 3MBS and 4MBS.

and worked with many leading orchestras with

Other musical interests include composition and

an already developed international reputation

harpsichord.

father.

depth. He was acclaimed by critics as a "young Ashkenazy" afier his pertlormance of Prokofiev's

AWARDS 2010- People's Choice Award Keikeri Piano

he is completing a Masters degre.

Second Piano Concerto in London.

Competition, New Zealand

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

Poom has

as an outstanding pertormer o1 rare expressive

AWARDS

Prizes at more than fifteen International Competitions including the Fifth Isidor Bajic Piano Competition, Thailand International Piano Competition and Hopkinson Gold medal.

RECITAL STAGE Harmonies poétique et religieuses Liszt

No.7 S.173:Funerailles

Chopin

Etude Op.10 No.10 in A Flat Major Preludes Op.1INos.12-14 STAGE II Prelude and

Scriabin

Fugue

BWwV880 in F

Major

Prelude Book.2 No.6 General Lavine

Bach

Debussy

Sonata No.2 Op.12 Miasovsky STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Piano Sonata Hob. XVI1/31 in E Major Haydn Carl Vine Toccalissimo Schumann Symphonic Etudes Op.l13

SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Beethoven Sonata No.30 Op.109 in E Major Prokofiev Sonata No.6 in A Major

2nd Prize 4th Campillos International Piano

Competition, Spain

Eisteddfod Piano Scholarship

Competition

2nd Prize Florida International Piano Ist Prize Hong Kong Open Competition

PROGRAM

PROGRAM STAGE I

Etude Op.8 No.9 in g sharp minor Sonata K.209 in A Major Polonaise-Fantasie Op.61

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Bk.I No.5 "Les collines

Debussy

d'Anacapri"

Bartok

arialions Serieuses Op. 54 In

d

minor

STAGE III

Mendelssohn RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Carl Vine

Toccatissimo

Sonata Hob XV1/48 in C Major Prelude Op.45 in c minor

Op.39 No.3 in c minor La Loriot from Catalogue d'Oiseaux

cherz0

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Haydn Chopin Chopin Messiaen

SEMI FINALS

Organ Prelude and Fugue

Bach/Liszt

Arensky

STAGE V

FINALS

Sonata for Piano, BB 88m SZ.60

Bartok

Sonata Op.143 D.784 in a minor

Schubert

Piano Concerto K.595 in B Flat Major PIano Concerto No.2 in g minor

Mozart Prokofiev

CHAMBER MUSIC Trio No.2 0p.67 in e minor

Bartok

Shostakovich

STAGEV Two cONCERTOS Concerto K537 No 26 in D Major Concerto Op. 54 in a minor

RECITAL

Chopin

A Berg Ravel

Piano Trio No.1 Op.32 in d minor TWO CONCERTOS

AWARDS

Competition 2011-Winner Allison/Henderson Sydney

BWV 543, S.462 in a minor Three Hungarian Folksongs from the Czik district, BB 45b, SZ 35a

CHAMBER MUSIC

He is currently studying with Alexander

2011-3rd Prize Lev Vlassenko Piano

Suite Op.14 BB 70, Sz6

RECITAL

Piano Festival. Lu Shen is a recipient of a number of scholarsships at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Lu's first music teacher was his Korsantia at New England Conservatory where

RECITAL STAGEI Etude Op.10 No.8 in F major Piano Sonata, Op.I La vallee des cloches from Miroirs

PROGRAM

participated in the Juilliard Music School Piano Festival in Hong Kong and the China International

FINAILS Mozart

Schumann

Scriabin Scarlatti

Chopin

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.9 "La serenade Interrompue Debussy Poem for Piao Bidzina Kvernadze Choral at variations from piano sonata No.l Op.I Dutilleux STAGE II

RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata Hob. XVI/31 in E Major Hlaydn Anne Boyd Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) Rachmaninov Etudes Op.33 (Complete) STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Schubert Sonata D.664 in A Major Ravel Miroirs (complete) Poem for Pianos Babajaniant CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio No.l Op.8 in B Major

Brahms

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


Competitors YIFAN SUN

Yifan Sun comes from the Music Middle School Conservatory of Music. His piano teacher is Mr Minduo Li. Yifan has taken

attached to Shanghai

part in many piano competitions both in China and

including Gins Bachauer, and New Orleans International Piano Etlingen Competitions for Young Pianists. Yifan Sun has

overseas,

in Heluding

Hall of

Music and the Great in December 2010.

given

Benoit Tourette began his brilliant musical studies

at the ageof nine in south of France. Admitted at the CNSM (Paris), class of Georges Pludermacher, he took lessons with Francois-Frederic Guy and

Daria Hovora. He

graduated

with distinctions in

2005 (piano) and 2008 (chamber music), Since

recitals

then he has attended masterclasses with Ferenc

Shanghai Conservatory of Hall of the People of Wuxi

Rados (Budapest) and Tuija Hakkila (Helsinki) and worked with Bernard D'Ascoli. He

graduated

with a diploma in music education in 2009 and

Sean Yeh is currently an undergraduate student at the Juilliard School studying with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Chong Mo Kang. Hehas performed with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and South Carolina Philharmonic. He has also been invited to perform in the 10th World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Anaheim, California and he has performed on radio broadcast such as From the Top and WFMT.

teaches as full professor at the Evreux Music

AWARDS 2009- 4th Prize 4th Chinese Piano 2011 1st Prize Senior

Competition

Group audition

Conservatory. Benoit has given numerous public concert performances including in France. Spain and Germany.

in Shanghai of the 5th Asia Youth Music

Competition

2005 - Special Prize 'Ravel' 10h Concours de

RECITAL

Etude Op.25 No.11

Chopin

Prelude and Fugue WTC II BVW880 in F Major

ch

Three Hungarian Folksongs Sz35a

from Csik Six Romanian Folk Dances from Sz 56 Sonatina BB69 Sz55

Bartok Bartok

Bartok

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.9 "La serenade interrompe Debussy PreludesOp.34 No 1.2.3,5,6,10,13.14 16,19,20,22,24 Shostakovich Diabolical Suggestions Op.4 No.4 Prokofiev STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata Hob.24 in D Major Haydn Preludes Op.23 No.2. 6 Op.32 No.5, 8 Rachmaninov Adagio (from The Sleeping

Beauty) Karbali Meditation (Dawn) Allegro De Concert STAGE IV RECITAL Prelude and Fugue WTC II

Tchaikovsky/Pletnev Anne Boyd Granados

SEMI FINALS

BWV893 in b minor

Bach

Sonata Op.8la "Les Adieux" Beethoven Nocturnes Op.55 No.1 in f minor Chopin Nocturnes Op.55 No.2 in E Flat Major Chopin Polonaise Op.33 Chopin Valse Oubliee No.l Liszt Danse Macabre Saint-Saens/Lisz/Horowitz CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.32. No.1 in d minor

STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS Concerto K.595 in B Flat Major Concerto No.I in e minor

AWARDS Ist Prize New Orleans Piano Competition for Young Artists Ist Prize Athur Fraser International Concerto

AWARDS

PROGRAM STAGEI

SEAN YEH AMERICAN 17-11-91

BENOIT TOURETTE FRENCH 24-08-81

CHINESE 26-11-94

Piano de Brest 2008- Special Mention XVIII Concurso Internacional de Piano de Ibiza

PROGRAM STAGE I RECITAL Sonata K.531 in E Major Etude Tableaux Op.39 No.|

PROGRAM STAGEI RECITAL Etude Tableaux Op.39 No.I

in c minor

Goyescas No.4:

in c minor

Nocturne Op.48 No. I in e minor Mephisto Waltz No.l S.514 STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book.2 No.3: La puerta del Vino Sonata-Fantasie No.2 Op.19 in g sharp minor Gaspard de la Nuit: Ondine:

STAGE III RECITAL

STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op. 109 in E Major

Kreisleriana Op.16 CHAMBER MUSIC

Rachmaninov Chopin Liszt

Debussy nao

Ravel

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata K.576 in D Major Sonate Op.26 in e flat minor Kabarli Meditation (Dawn)

Competition at the Southeastern Piano Festival 3rd Prize Piano Arts National Piano Competition

Mozart

Barber Anne Boyd SEMI FINALS

Beethoven Schumann Mendelssohn

STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto K.595 in B Flat Major Mozart Concerto No.2 Op. 18 in c minor Rachmaninov

Arensky FINALS Mozart

Chopin 42

Rachmaninov

Quejas ó la Maja y el Ruisenor

Goyescas No.l: Los Requiebros STAGE II RECITAL

Granados Granados

Prelude Book.I No.12: Minstrels Sonata Hob. XVI/31 in E Major Scherzo No.3 Op.39 inc

Debussy Haydn sharpminor Chopin STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Transcendental Etude Op.11 No.l0 Lyapunov

Sonata K.457 in e minor Années de pèlerinage Suite.3 No.4

S. 163: Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este

STAGE IV

Mozart

Liszt

RECITAL

SEMI FINALS Sonata D537 in a minor Schubert Valse Nobles et Sentimentales Ravel Sonata No.2 Op.36 in b flat minor Rachmaninov

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio in a minor

Trio Op.49 in d minor

Scarlatti

Ravel TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Piano Concerto K.453 in G Mozart Major Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18 in c minor Rachmaninov

STAGE V


JUNG-YEON YIM KOREAN 28-11-90

TOMOAKI YOSHIDA

QIAN YONG CHINESE 8-07-89

E

Jung-Ycon began her piano studies at the age of four and pursued her training at the Seoul Arts High School. After finishing her first year she moved to Los Angeles where she studied with Myong-Joo lLee. She presented her first solo recital at the Kumho Art Hall at the age of twelve and since then she has performed at numerous venues including the Yurim Art Hall, the Young-San Art

Hall and the Seoul Arts Center. She has appeared

as soloist with the SYMF Festival Orchestra and the OCHSA Symphony Orchestra. She has

Qian began studying the piano at the age of six

and in 2002 entered the Music School attached to the Conservatory of Music in Beijing as a

student of Hui Zhong. In 2008 she entered the Colburn Conservatory as a student of John Perry.

Both as an active soloist and a chamber

China, the musician, Qian has given concerts United States, Canada and Germany. She has performed in master classes for renowned artists such as Jerome Lowenthal, Menahem Pressier.

Tomaoki Yoshida started learning piano at the awards in ge of 4 and obtained many high

international

Orchestra.

Jiracek, Karl-Heinz Kammerling and Yong-Hi Moon. Jung-Yeon currently studies with John Perry at the Colburn School.

Coletti and with the latter she played on the radio

AWARDS 2007- Ist Prize Southwestern Youth Music Festival Competition 2008 Grand Prize Korea Times Music

2002 - Ist Prize Mido Competition

Competition

PROGRAM

Concerto

STAGEI

RECITAL

Etude Tableaux Op.33 No6 Rachmaninov in e flat minor Annes de Peleerinage Vol II S.161 VIl Apres une lecture de Dante Fantasia quasi sonata

Sonata in b minor K 87 L 33 STAGE II

Prelude Book l1 No.5 "Bruyeres Catenaires

2006 2nd Prize Xinghai National Competition

2007- 4th Prize KAWAI National Competition

Chopin

STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book.I No.12: "Minstrels" Piano Sonata No.2 Op.19

Debussy Scriabin

ing sharp minor Etudes Op.40 Nos. 2,3

Kapustin

Debussy

Piano Sonata Sz.80

E Carter

Kabarli Meditation (Dawn)

STAGE

RECITAL QUARTER FINALs

Piano Sonata K.310 in a minor Ballade No.3 Op.47 in A Flat Major

RECITAL

Mozart

Chopin

Bartok Anne Boyd SEMI FINALS

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Clementi Sonata Op 40 No.3 in D Major Carl Vine Toccatissimo

Piano Sonata Op.8la in E Flat Major: "Les Adieux" Berceuse Op.57 in D Flat Major

Beethoven Chopin

Preludes Op.28

Carnaval Op.9

Schumann

Nox 1.3,7,8.9,10,11.12.13,16,23,24

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Chopin

SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op. 101 in A Major

Seherzo No.4 Op.54 in E Major Gaspard de la nuit

Beethoven

Chopin Ravel

Plano Trio Op.8 in B Major

Concerto No.3 Op.26 in C Major

Piano Trio Op.97 in B Flat Major TWO CONCERTOS

Beethoven FINALS

Piano Concerto K.467

Mozart Bartok

in C Major

CHAMBER MUSIC STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS Concerto KV467 in C Major

CHAMBER MUSIC STAGE V

Tokyo

Philharmonic

AWARDS

Competition, Italy 3rd Prize International Piano Competition, Bari, Italy

2009

2010-Winner International Competition "Maria 2010- Winner 79th Music Competition ofJapan

Etude Op.10 No.2 ina minor

STAGE IV

the

Callas Grand Prix", Greece

STAGE I RECITAL

STAGE III

Chopin

Fantasie Op 49 in f minor

and

Competition of Hokkaido 2007 2nd Prize Vietri Sul Mare International

2002 -2nd Prize Xinghai National Competition

Liszt Scarlatti

RECITAL

the

1999 - Winner All Japan Youth Music

AWARDS

Faure Nocturne Op.36 No.4 in E Flat Major Piano Sonata No.8 Op.84 in B Flat Major: Prokofiev Movement No.3

PROGRAM

at

with Sergei Perticaroli. He has performed with everal orchestras including St Petersburg State Orchestra, Bari Symphony Orchestra, Jassy Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra

Competition

studied

Michel Beroff and Eric Le Sage then at the

with Arnold Steihardt, Ronald Leonard and Paul

Competition 2011 I s t Prize Torrance Symphony

He

Accademnia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roms

Richard Goode. She has studied chamber music broadcast "Sundays Live" in California.

competitions.

Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris with

participated in masterclasses with Jan Gottlieb

2010- 4th Prize New York International Piano

-02-83

JAPANESE

Piano Concerto No.2

Brahms FINALS Mozart Prokofiev

43

PROGRAM

STAGE I

RECITAL

Etude Transcendental No.8 "Wilde Jagd" Nocturne Op.9 No.3 in b minor Jeux d'eau STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book II No.7 La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune"

Liszt

Chopin Ravel

Debussy

Hungarian Rhapsory No.9

Carnival in Pest" Barcarolle Op.26 No.I in a minor STAGE II

Liszt Faure

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata K331 in A Major

Toccatissimo Polonaise-Fantasie Op.61

Mozart Carl Vine

Chopin

STAGE IV RECITAL SEMI FINALS Sonata Op.110 in A Flat Major Beethoven Liszt Sonata inb minor CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.8 ina minor

Ravel

TWO CONCERTOS FINALS STAGEV Mozart Concerto KV595 in B Flat Major Concerto No.2 Op. 18 in c minor Rachmaninov


Competitors ARTA ARNICANE LATVIAN 27-09-82

HAO ZHU AVAN YU

CANADIAN

CHINESE

9-01-86

19-07-87

At 24 years of age Avan Yu has performed in venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall. the Philharmonie in Berlin, Nocional Auditorio de Musica in Madrid. the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Salle Cortot in Paris and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. He has renowned conductors such as

appeared with Rafacl Fruehbeck de Burgos, Pinchas Zukerman, Bromwell Tovey and Christian Arming. He is

Arta Arnicane is currently studying at the Zurich

Hao Zhu started to study the piano at the age Music of 3. He attended the Primary School of

Professor Homero Francesch. Arta graduated

into the Shanghai Conservatory with the second score. In 2009 he was accepted into the

Royal

and Middle School and in 2005 he was accepted

University of the Arts under the tutelage of with the

Master of

Music degree

from the

Scottish Academy of Music &

Drama

highest

(2004). Latvian Academy of Music (2008) and Zurich University of the Arts (2010). During her

in Beijing in 2003. In 2008 he was inviled y

career. performed worldwide and won prizes international music competitions. In the 2011 2012 season Arta's concert engagements include

mark. He the highest program graduate Won the Gold Medalwith in Chinese Music Festival

studies she embarked on a busy international

currently studying at the University of Arts in Berlin with Klaus Hellwig.

French Animato organization in Paris and Rhodes he invited to perform in Goslar in 2009. and He has taken part in many prestigious master classes and played a Mozart Piano Concerto as

appearances

AWARDS

a demonstration performance with the Shanghai

Tonhalle Zurich and Magaron Thessaloniki

2007-2ndCanadian ChopinPianoCompetition

Youth Orchestra in the Luting Concert Hall.

Piano Competition 2008-2nd & Audience Prize XVI Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano

AWARDS

3rd Prize 5th Jazeps Vitols International Piano

2007- 4th Prize Shanghai Intemational Piano

Competition (2008) Ist Prize Baltic International Piano Competition (2010) 2nd Prize Animato Foundation, Zurich (2010) 2nd Prize Prague Spring Festival (201) 2nd Prize lturbi Competition

was

Competition

2008-2nd Prize China Chinese Piano Concerto

2010-2nd Prize Cantu International Concerto

Competition

Competition

2009- Grand Scholarship by Yamaha Music

PROGRAM

Company 2010-1st Prize Golden Bell, China

STAGEI RECITAL Etude Op.8 No.10 in D Flat Major Etude 12 pour les arpeges composés

PROGRAM

Ballade No.4 Op.52 in fminor STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book.1 No.12: "Minstrels"

Scriabin Debussy Chopin

Debussy

Liszt in c sharp minor STAGE III RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Piano Sonata Hob. XVI/31 in E Major Haydn Anne Boyd Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) Etudes Book.I (Complete) Debussy SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Piano Sonata Op.101 in A Major Fanatasie Op.17 in C Major

Beethoven Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.8 in B Major STAGEV

Op.43

Liszt

Abegg Variations Op.I Ballade No.3 Op.47 in A Flat Major

Brahms FINALS Mozart Rachmaninov

Schumann

Chopin

RECITAL

STAGEI RECITAL Variations K.613 in F Major "Ein Weib ist des herr:ichste Ding" Mozart Etude Der Zauberlehring Ligeti Etude Op.39 No.9 in D Major Rachmaninoff STAGE II RECITAL Prelude Book I No.5 "Les Collines D' Anacapri"

Prelude Book.I No.5: Les collines d'Anacapri Debussy Vingt regards sur l'enfant Jésus No.15: le baiser de l'enfant Jésus" Messiaen e lombeau de Couperin Movement No.6: Toccata Ravel

STAGE II RECITAL QUARTER FINALS Sonata HOB XVI/46 in A Major Haydn

STAGE I

Kabarli Meditation (Dawn)

RECITAL QUARTER FINALS

Sonata K.333 in B Flat Major Moment Musical Op.16

Mozart

Nos.1,2.3,4

Rachmaninov

Kabarli Meditation (Dawn)

TWO CONCERTOS

Piano Concerto K.453 in G Major Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

STAGE I RECITAL Transcendental Etude No.8 S. 139

STAGE II

halls such as

PROGRAM

in e minor: "Wilde Jagd

Ravel

Jeux déau Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 S.244

major concert

AWARDS

2008 - Ist Prize Missouri Southern International

Competition

in

STAGE IV

RECITAL

Anne Boyd SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op. I09 in E Major Preludes Op.28 Nos.1-18 CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.98 in B Flat Major

Beethoven

Chopin Beethoven

STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto K491 in c minor Mozart Concerto No.2 Op.18 inc minor Rachmaninov

4

Debussy Impromptu No.I Op.29 in A Flat Major Chopin Fantasia Baetica De Falla

Prelude Choral & Fugue

Franck

Anne Boyd

SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.10 No.3 in D Major Beethoven Symphonic Etudes Op.13 Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC Shostakovich Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor STAGEV TWO CONCERTOS FINALS Concerto K453 in G Major Concerto No.2 in c minor

Mozart

Rachmaninov


MIKHAIL BERESTNEV RUSSIAN

GUILIO BIDDAU

FENG BIAN CHINESE 3-11-88

22-09-87

Mikhail Berestnev started to play the piano at 5

years of age. He studicd at the Gnessins College of Music in Moscow and after that in the Russian Academy of Music. His teachers were Irina Grebenkina. Audrey Khitruk, Alexey Skavronsky

the age of the Sichuan of Music in 2001 where he studied

reng Bian began his piano lessons 6 with Prof. Xiaolin Li and entered Conservatory

ITALIAN

at

with He is currently studying with Prof. John Hanguo Perry atYang. the Colburm Conservatory of

He is currently studying at

Music. He has given recitals at Xihua University.

the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and

Sichuan Conservatory of Music and the Colbun School. He made his orchestral debut with the the

and Vladimir Tropp.

he is studying with Dr. Tamas Ungar

a

Colburn Orchestra in March 2010 and he has

AWARDS

performed with leading jazz

musicians such

as

2008-Gold Medal International Competition

Ron McCurdy on the Lin Jinhui project. Feng

"Delphic Games", Minsk

has a strong interest in chamber music and has

2010-WinnerSt Neugaus

participated in several music festivals including

International

Competition, Russia

Morningside Music Bridge and the Saratosa

2010- 2nd & Special Prize of Yamaha on

Music Festival

the International Competilion Mastership", Moscow

"The

Way

his piano studies Giulio Biddau commenced he studied in then and with Arlette Giangrandi and in Luisada J.M. and Paris with A Ciccolini Guilio has pertormed Rome with S Perticaroli. extensively in Europe including Rome. Paris, his CD Stockholm. He will shortly be releasing Faure on the French Label Arte.

AWARDS

Ist Prize Nuits Pianistiques-Laureats Spedidam in Aix-en-Provence 3rd Prize Jose Iturbi

PROGRAM STAGEI

RECITAL Scarlatti

Sonata K519 in f minor

to

He has reccived numerous prizes and awards in

Novellette Op.21 No.8 Etude Op.25 No.6 in g sharp minor

China

STAGE II

AWARDS

PROGRAM

16-02-85

2004 Yahama Scholarvhip

Andante con variazioni Hob.XVl6

2004 Paness Young Artists concerto

Choral et variations

Tchaikovsky in F Major Etude Op.25 No.12 in c minor Chopin Scherzo from the Music in "Midsummer Mendelssohn/Rachmaninov Nights Dream"

composition. Los Angeles

STAGE II

RECITAL

Sonata IX 1905 "Sonata der stresses" Sonata K-1-L366 RECITAL

Janece Scarlatti

QUARTER FINALS

Haydn

Sonata Hob. 16/50 in G Major

Medtner Carl Vine

Sonata Op.22 in g minor

Toccatissimo

SEMI FINALS STAGE IV RECITAL Sonata Op.31 No 3 in E Flat Major Beethoven

Prokotiev

Sonata No 6 Op.82 in A Major

Rachmaninov Prokofiev Vision Fugitives Nos. I,4,10,14,18 Liszt Ballade in b minor No.I in e nino

STAGE II

Brahms

Piano Trio Op.8 in B Major STAGEV

TWO CONCERTOS

Concerto KV467 in C Major Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43

FINALS Mozart

Book I No5 "Les Colnes d' Anacapri" Debussy

Mozart

Anne Boyd Ravel SEMI FINALS

Sonata Op. 13 "Pathatique" Sonata No,3 Op.5 in f minor

Beethoven Brahms

Variations Op. 18 Nos. I & 2

Brrahms

CHAMBER MUSIC

Ballade Nol. Op.23 ing minor

Chopin

Beethoven Piano Trio Op.97 in B Flat Major STAGE V TWO CONCERTOS FINALS

STAGE I

RECITAL

QUARTER FINALS

Mozart Frank Carl Vine

Sonata KV333 in B Elat Major Prelude Chorale and Fugue STAGE IV

RECITAL

Appashionata Op.57 in f minor

SEMI FINALS Beethoven

Chopin

Preludes Op.28 Nos. I,7,8.21.22

Ravel

Gaspard de la Nuit Rachmaninov

RECITAL

in e minoor

RECITAL

Toccatissimo CHAMBER MUSIC

Gaspard de la nuit

STAGE IV

Debussy

QUARTER FINALS

Sonata K333 in B Flat Major Kaburli Meditation (Dawn)

RECITAL

Etude Tableus Op 39

RECITAL

Prelude Book 2 No.12 "Feux d'artifice" Debussy

STAGE III

STAGEI

RECITAL

Haydn Dutilleux

Prelude Book II No.8 "Ondine" STAGE I

PROGRAM

Chopin

RECITAL

Theme & Variations Op. 19

STAGEI

Schumann

CHAMBER MUSIC Piano Trio Op.67 in e minor STAGEV

Shostakovich

TWOCONCERTOS

Concerto K491 in c minor

FINALS

Mozart

Concerto No.1 Op.23 in b flat minor

Tchaikovsky

Concerto K491 in c minor Concerto No.I Op.15 in d minor

Mozart Brahms


ComposCrs CARL VINE in Australa ias a composer ol music for dano Carl Vine first came to prominence h 2 His catalogue includes seven symphonies, nine concerts dance scores to hiscredit. r music and numerous chamber works. His nian"IC clectronic theatre. film. television and world. Although primarily a composer of modern 'classie played frequently around the music as arranging the AUstralian National Anthemaand wri he has undertaken tasks as diverse

music for the Olympic Games (1996 Atlanta Olympics. 'Sydney 2000 presentationn).

Born in Perth. he studied piano with Stephen Dornan and compoSition with John Evte.

the University of Western Australia. Moving to Sydney in 1975, he worked as a freel."

clance

pianist and composer with a wide range of ensembles, thealre and dance companies over ver the

following decades.

Amongst his most acclaimed scores are Mythologia (2000), Piano Sonata (1990) and Poin (1978) for the Sydney Dance Company and Choral Symphony (No.6, 1996) for the Australian Symphony Orehestra. His first six symphonies are available on the ABC Classics double-CD set Carl Vine: The Complete Symphonies performed by the Sydney Symphon Orchestra. Much of his chamber musie is available on three discs from Tall Poppies Records. Since 2000 Carl has been the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, the world's largest entrepreneur of chamber music. Since 2006 he has also been the Artistic Director ofthe Huntington Estate Music Festival, Australia's most prestigious annual chamber music event. His most recent compositions include Piano Concerto No 2 for the Sydney Symphony. a Violin Concerto for the Australian Youth Orchestra and Symphony No 7 for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

ANNE BOYD Anne

Boyd

Sydney in 1946. Her childhood was spent mostly on a large sheep Queensland. She returned to Sydney for her secondary schooling and university studies, principally in the Department of Music at the University of Sydney where her composition teacher was Peter Sculthorpe. In 1969 she was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship enabling her to undertake a DPhil in composition at the University of York supervised by Wilfrid Mellers and Bernard Rands. was

born in

station in central

Upon graduation she was appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Sussex (1973- 78) before returning to compose full-time in her In 1981 she was native Australia. appointed Reader and founding Head of the Department of Music at the University of Hong Kong returming finally to Australia in 1990 as the first woman and the first Australian to be appointed to the Chair of Music at the University of Sydney. In 1996 she was made a Member in the Order of Australia in recognition of her services to composition and music education.

Anne's

struggles

maintain her department in the face of fierce funding cuts visited upon tertiary education in Australia across the past decade are documented the award-wining Connolly/Anderson feature length documentary Facing the Music (2001).inShe is currently Pro Dean (Academic) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she is engaged in research in preparation for the writing of a new opera, scheduled for performance in 2012, on an 1cOnc and controversial figure in Australian history, Daisy Bates. to

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Previous Juries and Prizewinners

Special Prizewinners

1977 Jury Rex Hoberoft. Chainman Sergei Dorensky Sir Bemard Heinze Ludwig Hoflman

Lucrecia Kas1lag

Eugene LiIS Andre-FE. Marescotti Denis Matthews

Hephzibah Menuhin

Australia USSR

Australia West Germany

Phillipines USA

Switzerland

England England

2. Riccardo Zadra

David Owen Norris: Musica Viva Special

3. Eduardus Halim

Prize

6. Phillip Shovk

Australia

Endre Hegedus: Alfred S White Bequest Prize for Best Accompanist

7. CGilead Mishory

1985 Jury Australia

Rex Hobcroft, Chairman Eileen Joyce CMG

Poland

Marcello Abbabo

Australia/UK

Italy

Nicole Henriot

France

1. Irina Plotnikova

USSR

Andre Laplante

Canada

2. Svetlana Navasardian

USSR

Li Min-duo

Canada USA

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

England

Harold C Shönberg

Wiktor Weinbaum

Roger Woodward

Malaysia Brazil

Prizewinners

USA

1. Du Ning-wu

Hungary Poland Australia

Australia USA Australia/UK

Switzerland China France

New Zealand USA Australia Poland

Australia

Japan

Kasulo Yasukawa

6. Liora Ziv-Li 7. Marc Raubenheimer 8. Patrick O'Byrme 9. Martin Roscoe 10. Alec Chien 11. Edward Neuman

12. Yves Rault

Pianist

Alexander Korsantiya: Reisner-Pennycuik Concerto Prize

Canada

China

2. Bernd Glemser

West Germany

3. Thomas Duis

West Germany Indonesia

4. Eduardus Halim

Israel Switzerland

Warren Thomson. Chairman

9. David Selig

Australia

Joan Chissell

USA

Anthony Fogg

I1. Luigi Ceci

Italy

Edward Gordon

Australia

12. Phillip Shovk

England USA

Hiroko Nakamura

David Selig: Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute Prize for Best Australian Pianist

John O'Connor

Bernd Glemser: Lotto People's Choice Prize

Maurice Till

Lev Vlassenko William Littler

England

Harold Schönberg

.

Xiang-Dong Kong

France

Olivier Cazal

China

Duncan Gifford

West Germany

4.

Hiroshi Arimori

Japan

USA

5.

Anna Malikova

Russia

Vitali Samoshko

Ukraine

7.

Daniel Gortler Matthias Kirschnereit Michele Bolla

Japan

Ana Maria Trenchi de Botazzi

Brazil

8.

Arie Vardi

Israel

9.

USSR

10. Ivo Janssen 11. Young-Ah Kim 12. Helen Sim

47

China

2.

Kazuyuki Tohyama

Lev Vlassenko

Israel Russia Canada

Prizewinners

Australia

Warren Thomson

New Zealand

3.

France

Albrecht Roeseler

Japan Ireland

Australia

Arie Vardi

Australia

USA PR China

Germany Spain

Eduardus Halim: Australian Opera Auditions Committee Prize for Best

1988 Jury

Australia

Albrecht Roeseler Joaquin Soriano

Accompanist

Australia Great Britain

Elizabeth Powell

Thomas Duis: Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

USA France

Li Mingqiang

Special Prizewinners

Li Mingqiang

New Zealand

1992 Jury

10. Michael Gurt

Canada USA

South Africa

Mozart Concerto Victor Sangiorgio: Australasian Performing Right Association Prize for Best Performance of an Australian Composition

Hungary Hungary

Nicole Henriot

Israel

Music Prize Alexander Korsantiya: Australian Chamber Orchestra Prize for Best Performance of a

8. Rita Kinka

7.IstvanGulyas

Hungary

England

Riccardo Zadra: Lotto People's Choice Prize Eduardus Halim: Musica Viva Chamber

1. Chia Chou

5. David Owen Norris

Menuhin

Memorial Scholarship for best Australian

Riccardo Zadra: Prize for the Best Overal

Rex Hoberoft, Chairman

3.Catherine Vickers

Phillip Shovk: Hephzibah

Concerto Performances

Joan Chissell

4. Daniel Blumenthal

Special Prizewinners

Australia

Prizewinners 2. Endre Hegedus

Hungary

12. Adrienne Krausz

Gordon Watson

1981 Jury

Abbey Simon Gordon Watson

Isracl

11. Asaf Zohar

USA

Pnze

Frederick Page

Austria Australia

Hungary

Jeno Jando: Musica Viva Chamber Music

Cecile Ousset

USA

8. Anton Batagov 9. Matthias Fletzberger 10. Victor Sangiorgio

Peter Solymos

6. Ueli Wiget

Andre-F. Marescotti Li Mingqiang

Australia

Israel

USSR

USSR

5. Arnan Weisel

Eileen Joyce

West Germany

Elizabeth Powell

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

Claude Frank

China

Jurgen Meyer-Josten

Special Prizewinners

Rex Hobcroft, Chairman

USA

4. David Buechner

USSR

Poland

3. Andre Laplante

taly Indonesia

5. Sergei Erohin

Wiktor Weinbaum

4. Marioara Trifan

USSR

Phillip Shovk: Yamaha Music Foundation for Best Australian Pianist

Jan Weber

Prizewinners

Prizewinners 1. Alexander Korsantiya

Daniel Blumenthal: Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize

Australia

Israel

Germany Italy Netherlands Korea USA


PreviousJuries and Prizewinners

Sergei Tarasov: Kawai

Australia Prize for Best Perfornmance of a work by Beethoven

Ayako Uehara: Peoples Choice Prize Spomsored by Miklas Felix

Duncan Gifford: Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Scholarship for Best Australian Pianist Olivier Cazal: Reisner-Pennyveuik Concerto Prize Olivier Cazal: The Fuji People's Choice Prize Mathias Kirschnereit: Edward Sternberg Chamber Music Prize

for Sergei Tarasov: Mr Neville Grace Prize

Marina

Xiang-Dong Kong: Australian Chamber

Roberto Cominati: Australian Music Examinations Board Prize for Best Chamber

Xiang-Dong Kong: Neville Grace Prize for

Cristiano Burato: Barbara Leser Prize for the best performance of a work by Chopin

1992 (cont)

Special Prizewinners

Orchestra Prize for Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto Best Pertormance of

a

work

by Liszt

Niang-DongKong: Sam Miller &Joan

Sergei Tarasov: Reisner-Pennycuik Prize for Best Performance of a l9th or 20th century Concerto

Musie Pertformance

Prize

(excluding concertos) Yurij Bogdanov: Paul& Helena Haas

Competition) Xiang-Dong Kong: The Leo Guthman.

Chicago. Music Award for Best Perfornmance of a Stage Ill Contemporary Work

Muczynsky:

Prize for Best Performance ol a Mozart Concerto Yuki Takao: The Fuyo People's Choice Prize

Langham

for the Best Performance of a work by Mozart

work by Mozart (in any stage of the

Robert

Sergei Tarasov: Mr Sam Miller & Ms Joan

Roberto Cominati: Goldie Sternberg

Langham Prize for Best Performance of

a

Best Perfomance of a work by Liszl

The Leo Guthman.

Chicago. Music Award for Composer of the

Encouragement Award-given after the Quarter Finals to a pianist not selected for the Semi Finals

Roberto Cominati: Mr Danny May Prize

Kolomiitseva:

Best

Performanc

19th or 20th Century Concerto Spons

Dr John Ciregory-Roherts

ored by

Marina Kolomiitseva: Best Performand work by Beethoven Sponsored hy Kaw"

a

Australia

Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of an Australian work Sponsored by the

Australasian Performing Right Association

Avako Uehara: Best Performance of a Chamber Music work Sponsored by the Australian Music Examinations Bourd Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a work

by Chopin Sponsored by Barbara Leser Viktoria Lakissova: Best Performance of a work by Mozart (excluding Concertos) Sponsored by Goldie Sternberg Ayako Uehara: Best Pertormance of a work by Schubert, The Gloria Ogden Memorial Prize sponsored by The Ogden Family Iulia-Maria Dobrescu: The Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award Awarded to a

for Best Performance of a Debussy Prelude in

Quarter-Finalist not selected to proceed to the

Best Contemporary Work

Stage I

1996 Jury Warren Thomson. Chairman

Sergei Tarasov: Friends of the Sydney

Semi-Finals Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a

Aquiles Delle Vigne Dean Elder Ernest Fleischmann Alexander Jenner György Nador Hiroko Nakamura John Painter John Roos

Australia

Argentina USA USA Austria

Hungary Japan Australia South Africa

Pnina Salzman

Edvard Tchivzhel Lev Vlassenko

Mikhail Voskressensky

Israel

USA /Russia Russia Russia

International Piano Competition (Victoria) Prize for Best Performance of a Virtuoso Study in Stage I

Fee sponsored by the Australian Musicians

CD Recording

Academy

Edward Park: Australian Musicians Academy Recital for Best Australian Pianist

Ayako Uehara: Best Performance of a Virtuoso Study in Stage I, The Lev Vlassenko Memorial Prize sponsored by the Australian

2000 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman Lazar Berman

Argentina

Franz Muller-Heuser

Germany

Irina Plotnikova

1. Sergei Tarasov

3. Roberto Cominati 4. Cristiano Burato 5. Mikhail Yanovitsky

Russia/ USA

6. Dmitry Grigortsevich

Russia

7. Konstantin Masliouk

Russia

8. Ingo Dannhorn 9. David Louie

10. Edward Park 11. GaborRosza 12. Anne Louise-Turgeon

Germany Canada

Australia

Hungary Canada

Special Prizewinners Edward Park: Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition for Best Australian Pianist Sergei Tarasov: Australasian Performing Right Association Prize for Best Performance

Australia

Aquiles Delle-Vigne

Pnina Salzman

Japan Italy Italy

Institute of Music Australia

Russia

Timothy Calnin

Phillip Shovk Edvard Tchivzhel Frank Wibaut

2. Yuki Takao

Danny May Shan Deng: Best Australian Pianist Recital

Sergei Tarasov: Walsingham Classics Prize -

Prizewinners Russia

Debussy Prelude in Stage II Sponsored by

Russia lsrael

2004 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman

Argentina

Xiang-Dong Kong

PR. China

Piers Lane

Australia

William Lyne

USA/Russia

John O' Conor

England

Prizes

Australia

Nancy Bricard Aquiles Delle Vigne Alexander Jenner

Arie Vardi

USA

Austria Australia

England Ireland Israel

Prizes

1. Marina Kolomiitseva 2. Ayako Uehara 3. Evgeny Ukhanov

Russia

1. John Chen

Japan

2. Rem Urasin

Australia/ Ukraine

4. Alexei Volodin

Russia

5. Vera Kameneva

Russia New Zealand

6. Henry Wong Doe Special Prizes

3. Daniel Hill 4. Ayano Shimada 5. Alexander Lubiantsev 6. Chu-Fang Huang

New Zealand

Russia Australta

Japan Russia P.R. China

Special Prizes

Shan Deng: Best Australian Pianist Sponsored by the Friends of the Sydney International Piano Conmpetition Marina Kolomiitseva: Best Performance of a work by Liszt Sponsored by Neville Grace Marina Kolomiitseva: Best Performance of a

Daniel Hil: Best Australian Tour of up to ten concerts in Daniel Hill: Best Australian by the Friends of the Svdney

Mozart Concerto Sponsored by Sam Miller

a

8

lnternational Piano

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

Neville Gruce

of an Australian Work

Pianist Concert Australia 2006 Pianist Sponsored


Alexander Lubiantsev: Best Performance of

a Study by Liszt in Stage I Donated by David Burns Rem Urasin: Best Performance of a Mozart Concerto Donated by Sam Miller

Special Prizes

Tomoki Kitamura: Best performance of a

Konstantin Shamray: Engaged to perform with

work by Schubert donated by The Hon. Bronwyn

the The Australian String Quartet Quartet as

Bishop MP

guest artist for its National Subscription Season

Ran Dank: Best performance of a Debussy

Tour in July/August 2009

Prelude in Stage II donated by Mr Danny May

Rem Urasin: People's Choice Prize Donated by

Eric Zuber: Best performance ofa work by

Hochtict Australia Holdings Lid

Lizst (excluding Studies in Stage I) donated

John Chen: Best Performance of a 19th or 20h

by Mr Neville Grace. In addition a medal was presented by Graham Wickes in memory of Australian pianist Dennis Hennig

Tatiana Kolesova: Best performance of a work by a Russian composer in Stages I-IV donated by Dr. Sonya Bajenov

Century Concerto Donated by Dr John Gregory-

Roberts John Chen: Best Performance of a work by Beethoven Donated by Kawai Australia

Hoang Pham: Prize for the best Australian pianist donated by the Friends of the Sydney International Piano Competition

Alexey Yemtsov: "The Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award"

given after the Quarter

Finals to a pianist not selected for the Semi

Finals donated by Music and Opera Trust Lid

Rem Urasin: Best Performance of an Australian work Donated by the Australian Performing Right Association

Tomoki Kitamura: Best performance of an Australian work in Stage III, donated by

Yoon Soo Rhee: Best overall performance of a work from the Romantic Period in Stages 1-VV donated by Mrs Jana Chvojka

Rem Urasin: Best Performance of a work by

Australian Performing Right Association

Yoon Soo Rhee: Best performance of a Sonata

Chopin Donated by the Ogden Family. "The

Konstantin Shamray: Best performance of a Mozart Concerto donated anon. in memory of

McCann

Gloria and Ronald Ogden Memorial Prize John Chen: Best Performance of a Chamber Music work Donated by Joan Adler in memory of Henry Adler

Andrew Wolf

John Chen: Best Performance of a work by Mozart (excluding Concertos) Donated by Mr& MSJ. Bain

Konstantin Shamray: Best performance of a 19th or 20th Century Concerto donated by Mr Peter Weiss AM

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

Konstantin Shamray: Best performance ofa work by Beethoven donated by Kawai Australia

MP

Konstantin Shamray: People's Choice Prize donated by HochtiefAustralia Holdings Ltd

Takashi Sato: Best performance of a work by

James Jae-Won Moon: The Paul & Helena Haas Encouragement Award Donated by Music and Opera Trust Lid, awarded to a pianist not selected afier the quarter-finals to proceed to the semi-fnals Chu-Fang Huang: Best Performance of a Debussy Prelude in Stage II Donated by Danny

May

Chopin

"

The

Gloria

and

Ronald

Ogden

Memorial Prize" donated by Ron, Lyn and Marcus Ogden Charlie Albright: Best performance of a Study by Liszt in Stage I donated by Mr David Burns Ran Dank: The Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra voted for the best overall performer of two Concertos donated by the

Manila Santini: Encouragement Award Donated

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

by the Victorian Friends of the Conmpetition,

given afier Stage l1for apianist not selected for

Ran Dank: Best performance of a work by Rachmaninov donated by Mr Ray Wilson OAM

the quarter-fnals

in memory of Mr James Agapitos OAM

Chu-Fang Huang: Best Performance of a sonata by Haydn in Stage llI Donated by Vicki Liberman, in memory of Goldie Sternberg

Tatiana Kolesova: Best Chamber Music Performance donated by Mr Robert Albert AM

Ayano Shimada: Best Performance of a Virtuoso Study in Stage l excluding Lisz1 Donated by the Australian Institute of Music

Konstantin Shamray: Prize for the best performance of a work by Mozart (excluding Concertos) donated by Mr and Mrs J Bain

by Haydn in Stage IIl donated by Mrs Deirdre

Feng Zhang: Encouragement Award given after Stage II for a pianist not selected for the Quarter Finals, donated by the Victorian Friends of the

Competition Danil Tsvetkov: Best performance of the Virtuoso Study in Stage I- "The Lev Vlassenko Memorial Prize" donated by the Tyalgum Festival, NSW

Mariangela Vacatello: Encouragement Award after Stage IV for a pianist not selected for the Finals donated by the Music Teachers Association of NSW

Hoang Pham, Miyeon Lee, Daniil Tsvetkov, Yoon Soo Rhee, Mariangela Vacatello, Charlie Albright: The six Semi Finalists not selected for the Finals received an award donated by Mrs Wendy Weight OAM Tomoki Kitamura: The Youngest Finalist donated by Ars Musica Australia Tatiana Kolesova: Best Female Competitor donated by Barbara Leser in Memory of Pnina

Saln Hoang Pham: Encouragement Award for the Youngest Australian Pianist donated by Manly Music Club in memory of Mrs Vailu Mead

2008 Jury Warren Thomson, Chairman

Australia

Michael Brimer

Australia

Aquiles Delle-Vigne Manana Diodjashvili Norma Fisher

Argentina

Georgia England

Choong-Mo Kang

Korea

Heinz Medjimorec

Austria

lan Munro

Australia

Philip Shovk

Australia

Arie Vardi

ii

Israel Prizes

1. Konstantin Shamray

Russia

2. Tatiana Kolesova

Russia

B. Ran Dank 4. Takashi Sato 5. Tomoki Kitamura 6. Eric Zuber

srael

lapan Japan America

Finalists Svdney International Piano Competition 2008. From lefi to right: Konstantin Shamruy. Tomoki Kitumuru, Tukashi Sato, Run Dank, Eric Zuber. Tatiana Kolesova


Chamber Music Plavers

HELEN AYRES

of Mclbourne, where she completed resear research into the Doctoral graduate from the University Enescu. Alongside her degree Helen George and composer music of the Romanian violinist y Orchestra, has performed as Actin Melbourne Symphony held a full-time position with the Australian Chamber Orchest the with toured and t and has Concertmaster with Orchestra Victoria, at Queens College and Hclen held teaching positions 2007, In Orchestra. Tasmanian Symphony Head of Strings. Helen has i Music. where she was Acting tutore University of Melbourne's Faculty of Cocert Artisis and Young Symphonists proe Australian Orchestra's Young Youth Australian for the New aland. toured as a student with AYO to association which started when she a Helen is

pleted

a

previot

uty

continuing

Asia

long

Japan. Europe and America. As a member of the Seraphim Trio Helen has performed at various festivals in Vienna, New Caledonia at home in Townsville. Mildura. Castlemaine, Port Fairy. the Barossa Valley and the Mornington

and

insula.

Other highlights include performances at International Chamber Music Competitions in Melbourne.

aka

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

TIMOTHY NANKERVIS Tim is currently a member ofthe Sydney Symphony Orchestra having taken up a position in 2004.He

has won numerous awards for cello performance and chamber music and as a member of the acclaimed Seraphim Trio. He has performed extensively with the Trio both nationallyandinternationally, presents a National concert series with the Trio and has recorded numerous CD's as cellist in the group. Along with his colleague Helen Ayres, Tim is a regular guest of the Sydney International Piano Competition

performing with the competition finalists. In 2000 Tim attended the Australian National Academy of Music and was one of two winners selected to perform as soloist with Orchestra Victoria, playing Tchaikovsky's Rococo' Variations. He has performed widely throughout Australia as a soloist and has broadcast regularly for the ABC and

2MBS-FM. He has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto and Brahms Double Concerto with orchestras in Sydney and Queensland, andis an active chamber musician performing with the Sydney Soloists as

well as for Sydney Symphony Chamber Music and the Linden String Trio. This year Tim periormed in the inaugural concerts for the Australian World Orchestra, which brought together some of Australia's

finest musicians from home and abroad. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Sydney with Lois Simpson and graduated from Melbourne University with a Master of Music degree studying with Nelson

Cooke. Tim has studied in London with William Pleeth and Raphael Wallfisch, and with Vadim Chervov at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev.

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 for three years, and with the move lo sydney became increasingly active and as a chamber

musician. During 1990 he also undertook advanced studies as a member of Janos recognized Starker's class at Indiana University. Julian accepted an invitation to join the Australia Ensemble in 1991. He has tutored gifted young musicians individually and as chamber groups at the Australian National of Music in Melbourne, Academy and for the Australian Youth Orchestra, and held teaching positions at the Sydney Conservatorium and Canberra School Music. Julian plays a cello by Lorenzo Ventapane, made in 1827.

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Chamber Music Players

ted research into the

ree Helen previously -d as Acting Deputy er Orchestra and the

College s.

Helen

and at the has

tutored

phonists programs

Asia. New Zealand.

New Caledonia, and rnington Peninsula. Melbourne. Osaka 3 MBS FM.

DIMITY HALIL DImity is privileged to enjoy an exciting career centered on her love of the chamber music. As a member of both the

Australia Ensemble (Resident @UNSW), and

many highly acclaimed tours

recordings and

of the Goldner String Quartet, she has participated in

festival appearances.

as

well

as

frequent

national and international

In 2002.

Dimity made her solo debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. performing Vaughan WilliamsIn Ascending". Her performances lead to an invitation to record the work for ABC ClassiCs. 2004, she appeared as soloist in the SSO's Masters Series performing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, with

"The Lark

colleague Dene Olding. In 2008 she will perform as soloist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Dimity graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium before two years of postgraduate study with Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam on a Netherlands government scholarship. She is amongst a small number of his former students invited to contribute to a special publication on his

completing

teaching. During that time she toured and recorded with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under major in the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal prize-winner of the coveted conductors and performed in recital She returned to Australia in 1989 Principal Second Violin with the ACO Zveren Vriendenkrans award. and has been that orchestra's Guest Concertmaster and soloist on several occasions. as

as

Dimity's association with the Australia Ensemble began in 1986 with frequent guest appearances. Her led to creation of a seventh core position from 1992. As part of the Ensemble's

ouLstanding contributions

sition in 2004. He

of the acclaimed

ationally. presents the group. Along

iano Competition

cademy of Music

ng Tchaikovsky's

the

diverse programs, Dimity regularly performs piano trio repertoire with Julian Smiles and lan Muro.

the Quartet, she has undertaken many special projects including the complete Beethoven Quartet Cycle for Musica Viva, a major retrospective of 20th Century Quartets,a artist William Barton, and severa appearances at London's Wigmore Hall Festivals. Dimity was a member of the jury for the 2003 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. In 2009 a major series of concerts is planned for the inaugural season of the Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Conductors

NICHOLAS MILTON

European conducting cares

Ilourishing reer. Australian-born Nicholas Milton enjoys orchestras. He is renowned for his nost prestigouS with many of the continent's style and a Iresh and invigorating approach to conducting dynanmic sIage presence, Milton s Success n major European opera houses a

cha

ng

repert

ova the of unusual breadth and variety. celebralcd debuts at the Volksoper in Vien with mcleoric, bcen in last three years has to conduct Carmen a In 201| he relurned to Vienna and a Leipzig, Innsbnuck and Mainz. La Fanciulla del West in Innsbruck new production iton's led the eritically acclaimed (Dortmund). The Magic Flute Dutchman The Flying 2012 opera highlights include Die Fledermaus (Berlin Komische Oper and Oper Hal" Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz), Next season. Milton will direct new productione and La Traviata (Vienna Volksoper). and will return for the fourth consecutive Vegr Carmen (Berlin) and Don Pasquale (Linz),

Vienna,

ol

M (Mun

the Volksoper in Vicnna.

Concert engagements of the last season included appearances with the London Philharmo

monic Orchestra. Konzerthausorchester Berlin, SWR Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, ND Radiophillharmonie Hannover, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken. Orchestra

della Svizzera lIaliana, Dortmunder Philharmoniker. Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfal Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim, Staatskapelle Halle, Odense Symphony, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, Brabants Orkest. Orchestre Philharmnique de Nice, MAV Orchestra

Budapest, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, China National Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Taiwan. As an oratorio conductor, he has also enjoyed remarkable success with Franz Schmidt's The Book with Seven Seals (Deutsches National Theater Weimar). Handel's Messiah (directed from the keyboard), and many othcrs. In 2009 he led the acclaimed new production of Henze's ballet Undine in Rostock.

An accomplished violinist, Nicholas Milton was Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (1996-2002)and leader of one of Australia's most successful chamber ensembles, the Macquarie Trio (1998-2005). He served as Chief Conductor of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (2000-2004) and as General Music Director of the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra (2004-2010). He has conducted all the major orchestras of Australia and New Zealand. Since 2001 he has been Chief Conductor of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and since 2007 Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Milton studied violin with Harry Curby at the Sydney Eonservatorium of. Music, and subsequently at Michigan State University, the Mannes College of Music and the Juilliard School (Dorothy Delay). He holds Master's degrees in Violin, Conducting, Music Theory and Philosophy and a Doctoral degree in Music from the City University of New York. Mentored at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki by Jorma Panula. he won the 1999 Symphony Australia Conductor of the Year Competition and was a prizewinner in the Lovro von Matacic International Competition of Young Conductors. In 2001 Dr. Milton was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society and the Advancement of Music.

NICHOLAS CARTER has a three-year association with the Sydney Symphony. first as Assistant Conductor, working closely with Vladimir Ashkenazy and a number of the orchestra's guest conductors, and subsequently as Associate Conductor. Last year he was appointed Assistant Conductor at the Hamburg State Opera and he is fast establishing a career as a

Nicholas Carter

enjoyed

conductor of exceptional versatility, equally at home in the concert hall and the opera house.

and fluent in a diverse repertoire. In addition to the Sydney Symphony, he has conducted the West Australian. Melbourne. Adelaide and Queensland symphony orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Malaysian and New Zealand symphony orchestras. And for two years he was the Associate Conductor of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming assisting Donald Runnicles. Last year he conducted a gala performance with mezz0-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and the Sydney Symphony.His operatic work has included conducting for Hamburg (The Barber of Seville), Victorian Opera (Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte) and O2Opera (The Beggar's Opera and Hans Krása's Brundibár). He also conducted ChamberMade Opera's production of The Children's Bach and was assistant conductor for the 2010 premiere of Brett Dean's Bliss. Born in Melbourne in 1985, Nicholas Carter initially studied violin. piano and singing. He

graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 and was a member of the inaugural Victorian Opera Artist Development Program, studying conducting with Richard Gill. He was also a participant in the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program.

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Svdney Symphony Orchestra

RN.

.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Patron Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales Founded in 1932 by the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Sydney Symphony has evolved into one of the world's finest orchestras as Sydney has become one of the world's great cities. Resident at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where it gives more than 100 performances each year, the Sydney Symphony also performs in venues throughout Sydney and regional New South Wales. International tours to Europe, Asia and the USA have earned the orchestra worldwide recognition for artistic excellence, most recently in the 2011 tour ofJapan and Korea. The Sydney Symphony's first Chief Conductor was Sir Eugene Goossens, appointed in 1947; he was followed by Nicolai Malko, Dean Dixon. Moshe Atzmon, Willem van Otterloo, Louis Frémaux, Sir Charles Mackerras, Zden k Mácal, Stuart Challender, Edo de Waart and Gianluigi Gelmetti. David Robertson will take up the post of Chief Conductor in 2014. The orchestra's history also boasts collaborations with legendary figures such as George Szell, Sir Thomas Beecham, Otto Klemperer and Igor Stravinsky. The Sydney Symphony's award-winning education program is central to its commitment to the future of live symphonic music, developing

audiences and engaging the participation of young people. The orchestra promotes the work of Australian composers through performances recordings and its commissioning program. Recent premieres have included major works by Ross Edwards, Liza Lim. Lee Bracegirdle, Gordon Kerry and Georges Lentz, and the orchestra's recording of works by Brett Dean was released on both the BIS and Sydney Symphony Live labels. Other releases on the Sydney Symphony Live label, established in 2006, include performances with Alexander Lazarev, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Sir Charles Mackerras and Vladimir Ashkenazy. The orchestra has recently completed recording the Mahler symphonies, and has also released recordings with Ashkenazy of Rachmaninoff and Elgar orchestral works on the Exton/Triton labels, as well as numerous recordings on the ABC Classics label. This is the fourth year of Ashkenazy's tenure as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor.

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Swdney Symphony Onhestra

Mozart Program

19 /20h Century Program

Nicholas Carter Conductor

Nicholas Milton Conductor

Saturday 14 July

Wednesday 18 July-

Wednesday 18 July 2012

Saturday 21 July 2012

FTRST VIoLINS

FIRST VIOLINS

Kirsten Williams Assoniate Conermaster

Sun Yi Assoriate Concertmaster

Julic Batty Sophie Coe Lone Ziegler

Fiona Ziegler Assistant Concertmaster

Ehzabeth Jones #

Tereza Singer*

SECOND VIOLINS

Emily Long Benjamin Li

Philippa Paige Biyana Rozenblit Maja Verunica Alexandra D'Elia # VIOLAS

Roger Benedict Principal Robyn Brookfield Tara Houghton #

Rosemary Curtin* CELLOS

Francesco Celata Associate Principl Rowena Watts t BASSOONs

Matthew Wilkie Principal

Francesca Hiew *

HORNS

Martin Silverton*

Robert Johnson Principald

SECOND VIOLINS

Sophie Rowell Principal

Susan Dobbie Principal Emeritus

Diana Doherty Principal

David Papp BASSOONS Nicole Tait Associate Principal # Fiona McNamara

Paul Goodchild Associate Principal

Andrew Evans TROMBONES

Emily Qin# Anthea Hetherington *

TUBA

Lucy Warren t

TIMPANI

Jacqueline Cronin*

Mark Robinson Assistant Principal PERCUSSION Rebecca Lagos Principal

Brian Nixon* HARP Louise Johnson Principal

Neil Thompson t

CELLOS Catherine Hewgill Principal Christopher Pidcock Adrian Wallis David Wickham Mee Na Lojewski *

Rachael Tobin #

Ben Jacks Principal Euan Harvey

DOUBLE BASSES

TRUMPETs

Richard Lynn

Justin Lingard

Scott Kinmont Associate Principal Nick Byrne

BretPage

Sophie Rowell *

HORNS

David Elton Principal

TRUMPETs

Maria Durek

Anne-Louise Comerford Assoc. Principal Sandro Costantino Graham Hennings Stuart Johnson Justine Marsden Leonid Volovelsky

OBOES

Marnie Sebire

Shuti Huang Stan W Kornel Nicole Masters

DOUBLE BASSES

Janet Webb Principal

Shefall Pryor Associate Principal Alexandre Oguey Principal Cor Anglais

Craig Wernicke Principal Bass Clarinet

VIOLAS

FLUTES

Rosamund Plummer Principal Piccol

CLARINETs

Jennifer Booth Brielle Clapson Amber Davis Nicola Lewis Alexander Norton Freya Franzen Claire Herrick #

Elizabeth Neville Steven Larson Benjamin Ward

Emma Sholl Associate Principal Carolyn Harris OBOES

Belinda Jezek *

Martin Smith Principal Leah Lynn Assistant Principal Timothy Nankervis

FLUTES

David Campbell David Murray Hugh Kluger *

* = Guest Musician #= Contract Musician

TIMPANI

t=Sydney Symphony Fellow

Richard Miller Principal

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Competition Rules

Fligibility

1he 10" Compelilon is open l

pianists of any

alionality Wo an agui7 Dul nO1 moN than 30years age

f

firni

on

the 5" July 2012. It

prize-winners

ot

the

is

not

open

to

previous

sydney Inlemational Piano

mpetition. Admission will be limiled toa maximum selection comnmittece. i by Artistic Director. Prof. Warren Thomson.

ol thirty s1N(50) Competitors.

A

of competitors from Nas applications received and following intenation:

responsible

from the end of the Competition until T° ctoher 2012. For this purpose the C'ompetition has the right to

The Australian works set for 2012 are:

Carl Vine To auta

bond prize-winners unler an Exclusive Perlormnance and Recording Contract until that date

Anne Bovd

The Competition also has the right to bind the first prize-winner under an Exclusive Australian

olworks

composer of the sonata chesen in

Perlormance Contract for two years from I" October

Twelve (12) competitors will he chosen for the Semi-

2012.

Finals Stage IV.

Kaburli Mrditatiom (Dawn)

of thec program will be

The remainder

by

one or more

wn

chorcc

than the composers ther

above

for the choice

Please note

Semi-Finals

No flash or other pholography, other than that of auditons.

official Competition photographers, will be permitted

Competition Stages The compelilion will have tive stages, Stages I.

u, 11. and IV will be held in the York Theatre Sevmour Centre. Stage V will be held in the

during performances.

Music Stage IV: Recitals and Chamber Each competitor will present

50

a

minute

recital and

one chamber music work.

The Competition reserves the right to make changcs

Recital 50 minutes

to the program.

One (1) sonata by Beethoven or Schubert

Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

No material contained in this program can be

The Gala Opening Recital will be held in the Seymour Centre, and the Prize-winners' Concert will be held in

reproduced without permission of the Sydney

The remainder of the program will be the competitor's

International Piano Competition of Australia. All

own choice.

the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

stages of the Competition will be open to the general

Chamber Music

public and broadcast live throughout Australia and All pianists chosen to participate in the Competition

New Zealand and online by ABC Classic FM of the

will be required to perform in the first two recital stages.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Each competitor will present the following list:

recitals: twelve pianists will be selected for the Stage

Repertoire Regulations

Beethoven Op. 97 'Archduke'

V

Any competitor who knowingly gives inaccurate or

Brahms Op.8 (B Major)

selected for the Stage V concertos.

misleading information will be disqualified.

Mendelssohn Op.49 (d minor)

Order of appearance in Stage I and II was drawn by

Competitors who took part in previous Sydney

the Lord Mayer of Sydney, Alderman Clover Moore MP. prior to the competition. Appearances will follow in alphabetical order although some flexibility in

International Piano Competitions must submit new

the order ofl appearances in Stages IV and V may be

The list of works to be presented at the Competition was chosen by the competitors from the Competition

repertoire and

chamber music works.

repertoire, may be repeated in another stage.

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

Ravel- (a minor) Schubert Op.99 (B Flat Major) Shostakovich Op.67 (e minor)

repertoire.

programming factors. All necessary works prepared for the Competition must be played from memory, with the exception of the Stage IV 1for rehearsal and

competitors' work where this is required. includes

own choice ot

Six (6) competitors will be chosen for the Finals Stage V

Finals Stage V: 2 Concertos

No work, whether own choice or listed in the Competitors must list timings and publishers of

Competitors will play the following groups:

Contemporary works.

GROUP 1

Competitors must ensure that the timings specified

Mozart

for each stage are not exceeded. The Jury reserves the

right

to

stop a competitor

who

runs over

time.

Repertoire

Practice and Rehearsals

All competitors will play in Stages I and II.

for Daily practice facilities will be provided

Stage I: Recital 20 minutes

Chopin Liszt

Each competitor will present:

There will be two rehearsals for each of the chamber music and concerto programs.

The remainder of the program will be own choice of

While competitors are in Australia they will be

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

contracted exclusively to the Competition. The

of each chosen composer may be played.

Competition has the right, without payment of fees, to

Stage I1: Recital 20 minutes

media or any other purpose.

of works by two (2) composers other than Debussy or the two own-choice composers listed in Stage 1.

of fees to the competitors, recordings of al

One or more

stages of the Competition, either in whole or

be played.

In part, including the prize-winners' concerts.

l'wenty (20) competitors will be chosen for the Quarter-Finals Stage III. Quarter Finals Stage lll: Recital 40 nminutes

approval of the Competition Seerelariat,

competitors will be required

to be

available

Ior media calls as arranged.

composer may

One () sonala by Haydn, Clementi or Mozart. A work writlen by an Australian conposer selected by

ompetition of Australia Prize-winners' Concerts

Nos. 2 or + or 5

Schumunn

Op. 54

p. 20 Nos. I or 2

Competitors will pertorm all the concertos with the uney Symphony Group 1: conducted by Nicholas Carter Group 2: conducted by Nicholas Milton Smoking is prohibited in the Seymour Centre

are strictly forbidden throughout the Competition.

Ihe first six prize-winners will be required to be

available to perform in Sydney International Piano

Theme by Paganini G Major

Unauthorised recordings and taking of photographs

All approaches to the media must be imade through the

Nos. I or2 Nos. I or 2

Saint-Saëns

Tehaikovsky

and with the

and

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

or Rhapsody on a

Scriabin

Produce and distribute without limit or payment

Produce documentary or feature films.

K491 K595

Wanderer Fantasy

The remainder of the program will be own choice

each chosen

K467 K537

of

Nos. 2 or 3 or 5 Rachmaninov Nos. I or 2 or 3

(except Book I No.7) by Debussy.

works of

concerto from each

Prokofiev

Ravel

One () prélude from either Préludes Book l or II

Televise, film, video, lape, broadcast or photograph all stages of the Competition for

(1)

or Totentanz Or

One (1) virtuosic study by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin or Rachmaninov.

Performance Rights

one

GROUP 2

Beethoven Brahms

competitors at the Seymour Centre.

K453

K503 Bartok

appearance.

Piano Trio from

Arensky No.1, Op.32 (d minor)

Twenty pianists will be selected for the Stage lll recitals and chamber music: six pianists will be

(1)

one

the competitor from the Iwo works sent to compelulors three (3) months betore the Competition.

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No one may enter or leave the York Theatre except in the pauses between Competitors pertormances.

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of

Australia

HISTORICAL OUTLINE 1977 began at the end of 1974,. The lirst Competition was held at the Sydney Comsers for the first Competition which was in Planning of Music and Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. The Australian Chamber Orchestra and Adelarde Symphony Orchestra particinato

he Tnous

Finals. Parts of the Competition were broadcast on 2MBS-FM. Despite the pessimism ol some people the Competition was an encr

success - a success culminating in immediate regisration by the Federation of Tnternational Competitions in Geneva.

The Friends organization had its beginnings in 1977. immediately belore the lirst Competition and has been an integral part of cach Cormne:

since then - not only in sponsorship but in support for jury members, observers and competitors. The Friends have become the model f competitionsio folow. In 2007 they celchracd their 30th Anniversary. Further Competitions have been held in 1981, 195, 1988 (to coincile with the Australian Bicentenary Celebrations), 1992. 1996. 2000, 2004 ,2008 and 2012. The next competition will be in 2016 The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has been involved in the Finals since 1981 and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has become a ry special part of the presentation of the competition throughout Australia with the live broadcasts of all stages of the competition since 198 and expanding television coverage. In 2004 the Competition was broadcast live throughout Australia and New Zealand and worldwide

on

the internet. Since 1997 there is a formal association with the University of Sydney and the ABC has a more formal cooperative arrangement nt with the Competition. The Sydney Competition has many unique characteristics which have placed it as one of the world's great competitions. The rigorous live audition process atracts large numbers of applicants and the range of the repertoire required for the five stages of the competition ensures that the world's finest young pianists come to Australia to participate.

The Friends organisation in Sydney. and the branch in Melbourne, provide continuing interest in the Competition by way of recitals -often by prize-winners

talks and other events between each Competition.

Financial Members of the Friends receive the Competition Newsletter, discounts on all the Friends' events and substantial benefits with ticketing at the Competition itself. For Membership See Page 63.

Bochum and Meissen Festivals: Thürmer The Thürmer-Hall in Bochum Germany is an excellent

Chamber Music Hall with 450 seats. Directly beside the FERD. THÜRMER Pianofortefabrik and in combination with a shop, museum and guest-apartments about 70 events (chamber music,

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solo-recitals. chamber-orchestra concerts) take place in every

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The round hall with a diameter of 20 metres has a wonderful

acoustic for solo piano and chamber music ensembles.

The

The whole Festival is about the Pianoforte. The audience can hear the

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Indicate your vote in order of preference, numbered 1,2 and 3 only. in the boxes provided.

Competitors Arta ARNICANE

Elizaveta IVANOVA

Marios PANTELIADIS

Mikhail BERESTNEV

Wenbin JIN

Poom PROMMACHART

Feng BIAN

Joanne KANG

Alex RAINERI

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Nikolay KHOZYAINOV

Lu SHEN

Wei CAO

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Brian Yuebing LIN

Benoit TOURETTE

Angelika FUCHS

Ke LIN

Sean YEH

Tanya GABRIELIAN

Aaron LIU

Jung-Yeon YIM

James GUAN

Ilaria LOATELLI

Qian YONG

Stefano GUARASCIo

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Dmitry ONISHCHENKO

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Tanya Gabrielian

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James Guan

11.50 am

Stefano Guarascio Atsushi Imada

2.00 pm

Maya Irgalina

| 2.40 pm Interval

Elizaveta IvanoVa

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Nikolay KhozyainoV

Jin-HongLi

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Dmitry Onishchenko

Interval

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Olga Paliy

| 9.35 pmm

Lu Shen

| Tuesday 10th July

9.30 amn 10.10 am

Sean Yeh

Qian Yong

Interval

11.10 am

Tomoaki Yoshida

|11.50am

Avan YuU

2.00 pm 2.40 pm

Hao Zhu

Arta Arnicane

Interval

3.40 pm 4.20 pm

Mikhail Berestnev Giulio Biddau

Announcement

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The following amendments have been made to the programme of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.

Wei Cao (p. 34) Paganini Variations Book I Op.35 by Brahms in Stagel and Rhapsodie Espagnole by

Liszt in

Stage|| have been

interchanged. Angelika Fuchs (p. 34) Etude No.5 Book I by Ligeti in Stagel has been replaced with "Sofia Kievska" by Sosko. Sonata No.7 Op.83 in B Flat Major by Prokofiev in Stage1lhas been replaced with Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel. James Guan (p. 35) Sonata Op.58 in b minor by Chopin in StageIll has been replaced with Sonata No.2 Op.35 in b flat minor by

Chopin. Stefano Guarascio (p. 35) Transcendental Etude No.5 S.139 in B Flat Major -"Feux Follets" by Liszt has been added to Stage V. Wenbin Jin (p. 37) (Correction to name above) Piano Concerto No.1 0p.11 in

e

minor

by Chopin

has been replaced with Piano Concerto No.5

Op.73 in

E Flat

Major by Beethoven in Stage V.

Brian Yuebing Lin (p. 38)

Toccatissimo by Carl Vine has been added to Stage|l.

llaria Loatelli (p. 39)

Op.18 in c minor by flat minor by Tchaikovsky in Stage V. Piano Concerto No.2

Rachmaninov is

now

replaced

with Piano Concerto No.1

Dmitry Onishchenko (p. 40)

Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) by Anne Boyd has been added to StageI1

Marios Pantelliadis (p. 40) Choice Pieces Op.12 No.9 by Prokofiev has been omitted from Stagelll.

Suite by Bartok in Stage V has been moved to Stage ll. Preludes Op.11 Nos.1,4,6,7,10,11,14 by Scriabin have been added to Stage IV.

Sean Yeh (p. 42)

Kabarli Meditation (Dawn) by Anne Boyd has been added to Stagell.

Op.23 in b