Studio Session with the Sydney Piano Competition

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tania Gabrielian and Brian Yuebing Lin were selected at the New York auditions of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition. The competition itself takes place every four years in Sydney, Australia. Those who pass the auditions – Gabrielian and Lin are among those who have made it through the first round to represent the U.S. – are invited to come to Sydney and perform recitals and chamber music as part of a festival broadcast all over Australia.

For this special Young Artists Showcase session, we had a live audience – donors and friends of the competition who’d made the trip to hear the applicants. Gabrielian and Lin are among those who have passed through the first round to represent the US.

Gabriellian begins with Mikhail Glinka’s The Lark from A Farewell to St. Petersburg, then Lin and Gabriellian each traded some Bach, and Lin closes out the session with a piece from 1989 by Lowell Liebermann.

Program details:

Mikhail Glinka (Arr. Balakirev): The Lark
-- Tanya Gabrielian.

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)
-- Brian Yuebing Lin.

Bach (Arr. Liszt): Organ Prelude and Fugue
-- Tanya Gabrielian.

Debussy: Canope (Prelude No. 10, Book II)
Lowell Liebermann: Gargoyles, Op 29
-- Brian Yuebing Lin.

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