Gods and Demons
Tuesday 7 April 2020
duration: 70 minutes
ticket price: $25 – $40
bookings: 03 9662 9966
From Pictures at an Exhibition to Java Suite, from Islamey to Piazzolla’s tango, Chinese born pianist Yiyun Gu brings fantastic gods and demons together in a concert of magic and high imagination.
Java Suite (Phonoramas: Tonal Journeys for the Pianoforte)
– Wayang-Purwa, Puppet Shadow plays
– Hari Besaar, The Great day
Tango Suite for Pianoforte
2. Andante rubato, melancolico
Islamey, Op.18 (2nd version)
Pictures at an Exhibition
Chinese-born Australian pianist Yiyun Gu appears on stage frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. Yiyun started her piano training at the age of three, and made her first appearance of playing concerto with orchestra at the age of twelve. She won prizes at several youth piano competitions when she was in Shanghai. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in commerce, Yiyun decided to devote herself to music performance and teaching, with the passion for sharing her love of music with audiences and students. Yiyun completed her Master of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music with Stephen McIntyre AM in 2013. She traveled to UK and Italy to participate in music festivals and study master classes with many world-renowned musicians. She was the recipient of the Finalist Awards in both 2012 and 2014 Australian National Piano Award.
Yiyun performed solo recitals in 2018 and 2019 at Melbourne Recital Centre, exploring the differences and similarities in the music languages from eastern and western cultures. Yiyun has also performed in Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (2017 and 2019), Brunswick Beethoven Festival, 3MBS Beethoven Marathon, Government House for the Governor of Victoria, Melbourne Town Hall with the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra. Yiyun’s next project is her recital From Peking Opera to Don Giovanni, which will be on 16 November 2020 at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Full time student: $25
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