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Next Competition July 2020

Ming Xie, 23 - 28 March

40th Anniversary National Recital Series

   

  Biography

Ming Xie began his musical training when he was six years old. He was enrolled at the Affiliated Middle School of Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, where he studied with Professor Hanguo Yang. In 2001, he was accepted by the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School where he worked with Matti Raekallio. Ming is currently studying at The Juilliard School with Emanuel Ax and Sergei Babayan. Ming is a recipient of Burle Scholarship, Olga Samaroff Scholarship as well as Vladimir Horowitz Scholarship.

Ming has performed at the Auditori Enric Granados and Petite Palau at Palau de la Música Catalana in Spain, Steinway Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at the Lincoln Center, New York, Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall in Cleveland and Beijing Concert Hall and Jiaozi Grand Theatre in China.

As a guest artist and festival participant, Ming was invited by the Schimmel Summer Piano Academy in Germany in 2012; the Eppan Piano Academy in 2014; and the 2016 Mendelssohn Piano Academy in Leipzig. Highlights of his 2016/2017 season will include recitals in New York, Bogotá, Auckland, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Panama City and Brussels.

Ming was the winner the Rex Hobcroft People’s Choice, Most Promising Competitor and Alink-Agerich Foundation Awards at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition. He also won the Gold Medal, Audience Prize and Ginastera Prize at 2016 Panama International Piano Competition. Other awards include Fourth Prize at the Maria Canals International Piano Competition (2016), Second Prizes at the Valsesia Musica International Piano Competition (2013), TOYAMA International Youth Piano Competition (2009) and at the Gulangyu National Piano Competition (2006) and First Prize at the Lee International Piano Competition (2013).


I am delighted to be giving the first recital in this new series that will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sydney International Piano Competition. These recitals are significant opportunities for me and in addition I look forward to seeing so many old and new friends made in this dear land. My biggest gratitude to the Competition for bringing me back to Australia. The experience in the 2016 Competition was precious, it was an important milestone helping me become a better musician and giving me a huge step forward in my career.

- Ming Xie

What The Media Say

  • "A virtuoso who "seizes" the imagination." - El Nuevo Siglo, Bogotá

  • "A multiple competition prize-winner, clearly has a ball, while simultaneously expertly delineating the textures." - Fanfare Magazine

  • "A young man who bears watching, he played with involvement and mastery far beyond his years." - New York Concert Review

 

Repertoire

Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt

Three Lieders

  1. Die Stadt from Schwanengesang D.957/S.560
  2. Aufenthalt from Schwanengesang D.957/S.560
  3. Ständchen (Horch, horch! die Lerch) D.889/S.558

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No.2 in A Major Op.2 No.2

  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Largo appassionato
  3. Scherzo: Allegretto
  4. Rondo: Grazioso

Johannes Brahms

Variations on a theme by Paganini Op.35

Interval

Alexander Scriabin

Sonata No.2 in G# minor Op.19

  1. Andante
  2. Presto

Sergei Prokofiev

Sarcasms Op.17

  1. Tempestoso
  2. Allegro rubato
  3. Allegro precipitato
  4. Smanioso
  5. Precipitosissimo

Adolf Schulz-Evler / Johann Strauss / Jan Smeterlin

Concert Arabesques Beside the Beautiful Blue Danube

Upcoming Recitals


Brisbane

Date: Thursday 23 March
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets:
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Friends $49
  • Students $20
  • Groups of 5+ $47
*Booking fees may vary from 0.30 cents.

Venue

Ian Hanger Room, Queensland Conservatorium
114 Grey Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

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Sydney

City Series Sponsor

Date: Saturday 25 March
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets:
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Friends $49
  • Students $20
  • Groups of 5+ $47
*Booking fees may vary from 0.30 cents.

Venue

Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney NSW 2000

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Melbourne

City Series Sponsor

Date: Sunday 26 March
Time: 3:00pm
Tickets:
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Friends $49
  • Students $20
  • Groups of 5+ $47
*Booking fees may vary from 0.30 cents.

Venue

Australian National Academy of Music
South Melbourne Town Hall
210 Bank Street VIC 3205

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Adelaide

Date: Monday 27 March
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets:
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Friends $49
  • Students $20
  • Groups of 5+ $47
*Booking fees may vary from 0.30 cents.

Venue

Elder Hall, University of Adelaide
University of Adelaide
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

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Perth

Date: Tuesday 28 March
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets:
  • Adult $55
  • Concession/Friends $49
  • Students $20
  • Groups of 5+ $47
*Booking fees may vary from 0.30 cents.

Venue

Callaway Hall, University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009

SPONSORS

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