Sun, 10 July|
St. Columba Uniting Church
Schubertiade # 387
Multi-talented pianist and singer, Alexander Yau performs Schubert's great "Wanderer" Fantasy, the late c minor piano sonata and sings a selection of art songs.
TIME & LOCATION
10 July 2022, 2:30 pm
St. Columba Uniting Church , 53A Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025
Wanderer Fantasy in C major D. 760
Selection of Lieder
Der Zwerg | Ganymed | Aufenthalt | Der Frühling | An die Musik
Sonata in C minor D. 958
Alexander Yau | piano & voice.
Alexander Yau, a remarkable multitalented Australian pianist, has developed himself as a versatile and serious musician incorporating his many musical talents as a chamber musician, vocalist, clarinetist, conductor, composer and music arranger. Pianist Balazs Szokolay describes him - "His artistic taste is good enough not to make any kind of "show" even in the most brilliant parts of great masterworks".
A multiple prize winner of many international competitions, he has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra, performing the first three piano concertos of Rachmaninov and the mighty Brahms Concerto no.2. He has been invited to perform in the Canberra International Music Festival, Government House, Polish the Embassy of Australia, Phoenix Central Park and City Recital Hall in Sydney, as well as international unique venues such as Grieg’s home Troldhaugen in Norway, Villa Mosconi Bertani on the outskirts of Verona, Alice Tully Hall, Shanghai Expo, Google Headquarters in San Francisco, Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Lincoln Centre where he gave the US Premiere of Grete von Zieritz's Piano Sonata (1928) at the FOCUS festival last year. He recently founded the Ole Bohn Chamber Orchestra, in which he conducted Mozart’s Concerto no. 23 from the piano in its inaugural concert.
In this "Schubertiade" Alexander Yau will present masterworks for solo piano by Schubert and also accompany himself in performances of some of Schubert's most cherished art songs.
Schubertiade # 387
The audience is invited for afternoon tea.