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32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Alexander Yau

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Applicant Details

Title
Mr

First Name
Alexander

Surname
Yau

Date of Birth
16 May 1995

Telephone
0423589463

Permanent Address
54 Essex Street, Epping
Sydney
NSW 2121
AUSTRALIA

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
F. Chopin Mazurkas: Op. 41 no. 4 in Ab, Op. 63 no. 2 in F minor and Op. 24 no. 4 in Bb minor 9
R. Smalley Variations on a Theme by Chopin Yes 11
0

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
W.A. Mozart 12 Variations in Bb KV 500 9
M. Ravel Une Barque sur l'ocean 7
N. Medtner Canzona matinata no. 4 and Sonata Tragica no. 5 Op. 39 14
0

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
F. Chopin Polonaise no. 5 in F# minor Op. 44 11
K. Szymanowski Metopes Op. 29 18
F. Liszt Sonata in B minor S124 31
0

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Fauré: Sonata No 1 in A major Op 13

Piano Quintet

Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 24 in C minor K491

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Brahms: Concerto No 2 in B flat major Op 83

Audition video

Biography

Alexander Yau was born in Sydney and began piano lessons at the age of 6 and a half. He studied piano with Elizabeth Powell at the age of 10 and awarded his LMusA piano with distinction in Year 9. Through the years not only has he won numerous 1st prizes at the Sydney and Wollongong Eisteddfods, ‘finalist’ in the ‘John Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship’ and the NSW Secondary Concerto Competition, but has also done recordings with 2MBS fm and the ABC classic fm. He appeared as a soloist with the SBS Youth Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto no. 2 in Sydney, Newcastle and Singleton. Recently this year, he was awarded 3rd Prize in the prestigious Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, as well as receiving the ‘Best Performance of an Australian Work’ Award and ‘The Enid Lane Memorial Prize for Mozart’ Award.

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Passport details

Nationality
Australian
Passport Number
PA3355962
Expiration Date
14-Jul-2025
City / Town of Birth
Eastwood

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Documentation of musical activity

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