32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

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First Name
Man Chung Nicholas


Date of Birth
10 Feb 1991


Permanent Address
19 Lemongrove Avenue
NSW 2118

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Roy Agnew Sonata Legend: Capricornia Yes 6
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in b minor, K377 (L263) 2
Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in b minor, Op. 20 9
György Cziffra Concert Etude No. 1 'Flight of the Bumblebee' (after Rimsky-Korsakov) 2

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Alexander Scriabin Sonata No. 9 'Black Mass', Op. 68 8
Franz Schubert Fantasy in C 'Wanderer-Fantasy', D760 21

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 22 in b-flat minor, BWV891 (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2) 7
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in c minor, Op. 111 25
Franz Liszt Sonata in b minor 30

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108

Piano Quintet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op 44

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 25 in C major K503

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Prokofiev: Concerto No 3 in C major Op 26

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Nicholas Young graduated from BMus(Performance) at Sydney Conservatorium in 2013 with First Class Honours and University Medal, studying with Daniel Herscovitch, and completed Masters studies with Claudius Tanski at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in 2015 with Distinction. He has concertised in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe, and appeared as soloist with the West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras.

Nicholas’ first major prize as winner of the 8th Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition in 2007 was followed by further accolades including Keyboard Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and Second Prize of the 2012 Australian National Piano Award. In 2015, Nicholas received First Prize of the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (London), Third Prize of the 15th Rome International Piano Competition (Soloists 'B'), and Honourable Mentions at the 7th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition (Vienna) and 1st International Cochran Piano Competition.


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