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Pianist Alexander Gadjiev On National Tour
October 29, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
The Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney) will celebrate its 45th anniversary with the debut national concert tour of Italian/Slovenian Alexander Gadjiev, winner of the 2021 competition. the tour will run from 5 October to 13 November. Gadjiev will perform 24 concerts in all states and territories from the Northern Territory to Tasmania, Western Australia to New South Wales, taking in both metropolitan and regional centres. In Sydney he will perform his second program (see below). Other NSW performances will take place in Bayview, Sydney, Byron Bay, Gosford, Batehaven, Grafton, Armidale, Gunnedah, Dubbo and Tamworth.
The 26-year-old Gadjiev stole the show at last year’s competition, scooping half of all the prizes available. Amongst Gadjiev’s 2021 competition accolades include prizes for his programming skills (best preliminary round recital), audience communication (best program presentation) and pianistic ability (best performance of a work by Liszt & romantic period & classical period).
Gadjiev performs a program anchored in the music of Chopin and Schumann, along with the world premiere of a new work by Australian composer Colin Spiers, who won The Sydney’s ‘Composing the Future’ competition in 2021.
Program 1: cit
Kyle Gann: Earth Preserving Chant/ Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in C# minor Op.45/ Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F# major Op.60/ Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise fantasie in Ab major Op.61–interval– Colin Spiers: from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (World Premiere)* i. Hallway ii. Duality/ Frédéric Chopin: Sonata No.2 in Bb minor Op.35
Program 2Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in C# minor Op.45/Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise fantasie in Ab major Op.61/Colin Spiers: from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (World Premiere)* i. Hallway ii. Duality –interval– Robert Schumann: Fantasie Op.17