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Rising Young Pianists


Rising Young Pianists

  • Date: Sunday, 17 May 2015, 4pm
  • Venue: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church — 9 Currie Rd, Forestville, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $22 | Children: $0 | Concession: $12-$17 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 9416 5234

Event Details

Wyvern Music Forestville presents “Rising Young Pianists” featuring two young talents of the Australian keyboard world, Melody Chung and William Cesta. The concert will open with Beethoven’s celebrated Waldstein Sonata, followed by Etudes and a Fantasie by Chopin and concluding with Schumann’s epic Carnaval.

Gifted young Australian composer Daniel Riley’s invigorating Postlude XVI will also feature in this afternoon of idyllic romantic piano music.

Melody Tsz-ching Chung is currently undertaking a Research Master in Music (Performance) degree at Sydney Conservatorium of Music –The University of Sydney. After being awarded a Bachelor (Hons) Degree in piano from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2012, Melody was given a full scholarship for the Coursework Masters in piano performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating in 2014. Since moving to Sydney in March 2013, Melody’s significant performances have included four solo recitals and two concerto performances in addition to a solo world premiere at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Melody has received a number of awards including the Molly McAulay Memorial Scholarship and the HKAPA Piano Staff Prize. She is currently studying with Prof. Gerard Willems AM.

William Cesta has studied in Italy and Portugal with eminent artists ranging from Angela Hewitt to Prof. Boris Berman. He has won numerous awards, including the Bill Caldwell Scholarship, the Petra Foundation Scholarship, the Archibald Latham Scholarship and first prize in the Nan Witcomb Memorial Competition. William studied with Prof. Gerard Willems AM until 2013 and since then has been under Natalia Ricci, both at the Sydney Conservatorium. He has performed in six countries and appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras, performing works such as Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Chopin's First Piano Concerto and the Schumann Concerto.

Performers: Melody Chung and William Cesta - solo piano

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9416 5234 or by email to wyvern@fmca.org.au

Featured Australian Works

 Postlude XVI for solo piano by Daniel Riley

Featured artists

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