Thursday, June 26, 2008

Day 1 of the Gina Bachauer Young Artists Competition 2008

I am posting this a couple of days late, but I was able to attend the evening session of the Bachauer Young Artists Competition on Tuesday. I had the opportunity to hear 5 talented musicians perform a variety of composers and works. I do not have any particular commentary on any of these performances, but here is what was performed:

Hao Tian (Tim) Zhang (Age 14 from Canada)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude and Fugue in G Major
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven - Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3
  • Franz Liszt - Mephisto Waltz, No. 1

Marie Kyone (Age 18 from Japan)
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI/52
  • Olivier Messiaen - Regard de l'Esprit de joie

Joong-Hun Cho (Age 15 from Korea)
  • Frederic Chopin - Etude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sonata in A Major, K. 331
  • Robert Schumann - Allegro in B Minor, Op. 8

Sara Vujadinovic (Age 17 Serbia)
  • Frederic Chopin - Impromptu in F-sharp Major, Op. 36
  • Claude Debussy - Masques, Feux d'artifice
  • Maurice Ravel - Alborada del gracioso

Asami Arai (Age 18 from Japan)
  • Franz Josef Haydn - Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob.XVI/46
  • Frederic Chopin - Scherzo in E Major, OP. 54