Pianists of note
MUSIC lovers are in for a treat, with the top two graduates in piano from the Australian Institute of Music performing in the far north.
Earlier this year the prestigious AIM, in Sydney, gave Encore Concerts the opportunity to present its first Student Award Concert Tour of Queensland.
The aim of the award is to provide the outstanding graduating piano student with an opportunity to perform a series of concerts in Far North Queensland to hone their performance skills and to help prepare a concert career.
Encore Concerts’ Herman Soenario said it was a tremendous opportunity for the artists as well as the audiences.
‘‘The aim of the Award is to provide the outstanding graduating piano student with an opportunity to perform a series of concerts in Far North Queensland where the Rainforest meets the Sea, and to give the participants the opportunity to further their performance skills and to help prepare them for a concert career.’’ Mr Soenario said.
Nancy Yi Sun and Paula Lu will showcase their talent at the concerts at Nature’s Powerhouse in Cooktown and St David’s Church in Mossman.
Nancy hails from China and revealed herself as an outstanding young talent, when at the age of 11, she won a CCTV competition in China.
The 21-year-old has already performed at the Sydney Opera House and in Canberra, and has won numerous awards and scholarships.
Ms Yi Sun will perform Scarlatti’s Sonata in D minor, Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata and Liszt Spanish Rhapsody.
20-year-old Ms Lu has already performed in concerts in China and the Sydney Opera House.
Her repertoire includes Chopin, Liszt, as well as Greig and Tchaikovsky Concertos.
Tickets for the Cooktown concert are $30, including refreshments, starting at 6pm tomorrow night, while the Mossman Concert on Monday starts at 6.30pm.
Tickets for St David’s are $25, $20 for pensioners, and $10 for children and are available at the door.
Nancy Yi Sun is coming to FNQ