Pian­ists of note

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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