Episode #1955

Summer Encore: The Bachauer Competition Winners Concert

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2014 Bachauer Winners Yun Wei and Alan Woo (photo by Peter Schaaf)

A pair of 20-year-old pianists, Yun Wei and Alan Woo, are the recent winners of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer competition, which awards young artists free tuition scholarships to Juilliard. Hear them perform this week on the Young Artists Showcase.

For the winners' concert, Wei performed Shostakovich and Szymanowski, and Woo played Chopin and Prokofiev. As an encore, the pair became a duo in Anton Arensky’s Waltz in C Major for two pianos.

The McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach will also be announced during this week's broadcast. Trade Winds bassoonist Midori Samson will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support his ongoing projects in music education and community outreach.

Program playlist:

Shostakovich: Six Preludes, Op. 34
Karol Szymanowski: Variations in B-flat Minor, Op. 3
— Yun Wei, piano.

Chopin: Introduction and Rondo in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 87, Movement IV
— Alan Woo, piano.

Anton Arensky: Waltz in C Major for two pianos from Op. 15
— Yun Wei and Alan Woo, piano.

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