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Wallace International Piano Festival 2018


Thu 12 Jul 2018, 9:30am–9:30pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 10:00am–9:30pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 9:30am–7:00pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:00am–9:30pm

Where: The University of Auckland's School of Music, 6 Symonds Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

The Wallace International Piano Festival returns on 12-15 July 2018 and it’s better than ever. Be enthralled by internationally renowned pianists and celebrate our young, homegrown talents at the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition.

In association with The Wallace Foundation, The University of Auckland, and the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust.

Wallace International Piano Festival
N.B. All recitals will take place at The University of Auckland’s School of Music.

- Opening Recital: Avan Yu (Canada)
Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D Major, K. 576
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Liszt: Sonetti del Petrarca 104 & 123 from Années de Pèlerinage Book 2, Italy, S. 161
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178

- Recital: Marta Zabaleta (Spain)
Friday 13 July, 7.30pm
Programme: ‘Chopin In Mallorca’
Chopin: from 24 Preludes Op. 28, Nos. 1-5
Granados: Selections from Goyescas
Chopin: from 24 Preludes Op. 28, Nos. 11-13
Albéniz: Asturias from Suite Española
Albéniz: Rondeña from Iberia Book 2; Mallorca, Op. 202; Eritaña from Iberia Book 4
Chopin: Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 37. No. 1
Manuel de Falla: Suite del amor brujo
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- Recital: Lixin Zhang (New Zealand)
Sunday 15 July, 5pm
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E Flat, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
Liszt: Nos. 1-3 from Six Consolations, S. 172
Schumann: Nos. 1 & 2 from Novelettes, Op. 21
Debussy: Les collines d’Anacapri; Des pas sur la neige; Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir; Feux d’artifice from Préludes
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
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Masterclass Schedule
Venue 1: The University of Auckland’s School of Music
- Friday 13 July - 10:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm
- Saturday 14 July, 10:00am, 1:30pm
- Saturday 14 July - 4:00pm (for Competition Non-Finalists)
- Sunday 15 July - 9:30am

Venue 2: Lewis Eady Showroom (75 Great South Rd, Epsom)
- Sunday, 15 July - 9:30am (for Competition Finalists)

Masterclass Tutors
- Dr Douglas Humpherys (USA): Professor and Chair of the Piano Department, Eastman School of Music.
- Marta Zabaleta (Spain): Professor of Piano at Musikene (the Higher Academy of Music of the Basque Country), and Director of the Marshall Academy, Barcelona.
- Avan Yu (Canada): First Prize, 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition; Winner, Canadian Chopin Competition.
- Dr Rae de Lisle MNZM (NZ): Associate Professor of Piano, The University of Auckland’s School of Music; Artistic Director, Wallace International Piano Festival.
- Stephen De Pledge (NZ): Senior Lecturer of Piano, The University of Auckland’s School of Music.

Wallace National Junior Piano Competition
N.B. All WNJPC Rounds will take place at The University of Auckland’s School of Music.

Preliminary Rounds
Thursday 12 July, 9:30am, 11:20am, 1:40pm, 3:30pm

Final Round + Prizegiving
Saturday 14 July, 7pm

General Admission $50, Gold Card $40, Student $20

Masterclasses & WNJPC Preliminary Rounds – DOOR SALES ONLY
General Admission $15, Gold Card/Students $10

Festival Pass: $150 (for entry to all events throughout the festival)
Observation Pass: $60 (for entry to all Masterclasses & WNJPC Preliminary Rounds)

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