Music Alive for Saturday 6 January 2018
Selected performances from the final of the 2017 Wallace National Piano Competition held in Auckland.
We heard 15 competitors in the semi-finals and now that's been reduced down to four finalists: Modi Deng, Siyu Sun, Lixin Zhang, and Marianna Kang.
After having to play two 30-minute recitals in the semi-final rounds, the finalists had to play a 45-minute recital and at least 15 minutes-worth of that must be of works not played previously.
The semi-finals were held at Auckland University Music Theatre, but for the final, they moved to the Concert Chamber at Auckland Town Hall.
1st - Lixin Zhang
2nd - Siyu Sun
3rd - Modi Deng
4th - Marianna Kang
Encouragement Award - Liam Wooding
Best Performance of a Classical Sonata - Modi Deng
Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition - Marianna Kang
Recorded in Auckland Town Hall for RNZ Concert by Tim Dodd.