Saturday 27 November
The Liszt Society Annual Day and Competition
11.30 am Arrival, coffee and refreshments
12.00 noon Annual General Meeting of the Liszt Society
1.00 pm Recital by Minkyu Kim (1st prize in the 2019 competition)
Two Hungarian Recruiting Songs ‘Zum Andenken', S241Scherzo in G minor, S153 (7')
Schlaflos! Frage und Antwort (‘Question and Answer') – Nocturne nach einem Gedicht von A Raab, S203i (3')
Schubert song transcriptions S558: no 1 Sei mir gegrüßt (5')
Soirées de Vienne – Valses-Caprices d'après Schubert, S427: No. 4 (6')
Variationen über das Motiv von Bach, ‘Weinen, Klagen' S180 (15')
Grande Fantaisie sur des thèmes de Paganini – La clochette et Le carnaval de Venise, (15')
2.0 - 3.0 pm Lunch
3.0 pm - 6.0 pm The Liszt Society International Competition 2021
3.00 HyunJeong Hwang (aged 31, from Korea)
Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S140: nos 2 in E flat / 6 in A minor (10')
Rapsodie espagnole – Folies d'Espagne et Jota aragonesa, S254 (13')
3.30 Anastasia Tionadewi (aged 24, from Indonesia)
Harmonies poetiques et religieuses, S173 no 3: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (18')
4.00 Eri Yamamoto (aged 27, from Japan)
Rigoletto de G. Verdi – Paraphrase de concert, S434 (7')
Deuxieme Année de pèlerinage – Italie, S161: no 7: Après une lecture de Dante – Fantasia quasi Sonata (17')
4.30 pm Results of the competition announced
Free admission, with a retiring collection
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Minkyu Kim was born in South Korea in 1995. He studied piano with Soojeong Jeong at Goyang High School of Arts and with Hyung-Joon Chang and Sehee Kim at Seoul National University and harpsichord with Joohee Oh. He has won many prizes including second prize in the Korean Liszt Competition, first prize in the Jock Holden Memorial Mozart Prize (RCS), Governors' Recital Prize for Keyboard (RCS), Philip Halstead Prize (RCS) and third prize in the Windsor International Piano Competition. He was selected as one of 14 semi-finalists of International Franz Liszt Competition in 2020, unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic. Minkyu has given many recitals in Korea, including several lecture concerts. He has also performed the entire Transcendental Études by Franz Liszt. Minkyu has performed piano concertos with Goyang High School of Arts Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and has had several chamber music concerts with Seoul National University Philharmonic Orchestra. After graduating with distinction from the University in 2017, he began his studies at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a full scholarship from ABRSM. He is currently studying for a Doctor of Performance degree at the RCS in with Professor Aaron Shorr and Sinae Lee with a full scholarship.
HyunJeong Hwang is a keen pianist with a passion for the classical and romantic repertoire, and she enjoys an active and multifaceted musical life, performing as a soloist and chamber musician. She won various competitions in South Korea from the age of 17, and went on achieve a high commendation in the Lilian Davis Competition at the Royal Academy of Music, the 4th prize in the Osaka International Competition, 2nd prize in the Lazar Berman Competition in Italy, and was also asked to be an official accompanist at the Grand Virtuoso Prize in London for the winning concert at the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall. A frequent guest at international festivals she has played in Amalfi (Italy), Gabala (Azerbaijan), Puigcerda (Spain) and Kyiv (Ukraine) – where she performed Beethoven's Fourth Concerto. She holds a BMus and MMus from the RAM, where she studied with Daniel-Ben Pienaar and Colin Stone, and she continued with her doctorate at the Guildhall.
Anastasia Tionadewi was borin in Indonesia in 1997, and pursued her musical education in Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne under the tutelage of Miss Janine Sowden. She has performed throughout Australia, and is the winner of many national awards and prizes there, including the Hephzibah Menuhin Award, the Florence Menk Meyer Prize, the C G McWilliam Bequest, and the Ormond Exhibition Scholarship for the best student of the course for the Bachelor of Music (Hons). Anastasia is now one of the Guildhall School of Music scholars, studying with Joan Havill in the artist master's programme.
Eri Yamamoto was born in Tokyo and, after achieving her BA and MA with highest honours at the F. Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholar, she moved to London in 2017 to further her skills on the Professional Diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music. Currently she is also an official piano accompanist of the RAM. She has won numerous prizes and awards throughout Europe and Asia, and she has recently performed important engasgements in Warsaw, Budapest Salzburg and Tokyo. She studied with Na´dor Gyo¨rgy and Orsolya Szabo´ and participated in masterclasses by Cyprien Katszaris and Pavel Gililov. Eri currently receives coaching from Julian Jacobson.
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