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3.00pm Wallace National Piano Competition 2019 - Programme 2

WNPC 2019 finalists: Henry Meng, Siyu Sun, Tony Yan Tong Chen, Frank Chen

WNPC 2019 finalists: Henry Meng, Siyu Sun, Tony Yan Tong Chen, Frank Chen Photo: Kelley Eady, used with permission

This is the fourth Wallace competition – they are held every second year. The previous winners are Jason Bae, Delvan Lin and Lixin Zhang. This year the adjudicator was British pianist Charles Owen, who’s Professor of Piano at the Guildhall School in London.

Each of the four finalists is required to play a 45-minute recital.

Today we’ve got selected performances from Frank Chen and Tony Yan Tong Chen.

Frank Chen is from Auckland. At the time of the competition he was completing a Masters degree at Auckland University, studying with Richard Liu and Stephen De Pledge.

Tony Yan Tong Chen is currently studying at the Eastman School of Music in New York.

8.00pm NZSO National Youth Orchestra 2017: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Scottish composer and conductor Sir James Macmillan leads our National Youth Orchestra in a concert including his own best-known work.

Programme for Wallace National Piano Competition

Frank Chen –
LISZT: Après une lecture du Dante
RACHMANINOV: Moment Musical Op 16/3
CHOPIN: Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise in Eb Op 22

Tony Yan Tong Chen –
SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata No 2 in G minor Op 22
CHOPIN: Ballade No 4 in F minor Op 52
PROKOFIEV: Piano Sonata No 3 in A minor Op 28

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Auckland, 21 July 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd; Sound engineer: Rangi Powick

Programme for NZSO National Youth Orchestra 2017: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Celeste ORAM: Young People's Guide to the Orchestra (première);

MACMILLAN: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel; 

Reuben JELLEYMAN: Vespro (première);

BRITTEN: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra 

Colin Currie (percussion), NZSO National Youth Orchestra conducted by James Macmillan 

Recorded in Auckland Town Hall, Auckland by RNZ