32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Samuel Dharma

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15 Jan 1987


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93a Francis Greenway Dr
NSW 2126

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Claude Debussy "Les collines d'Anacapri" from Preludes bk. I 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes op. 23 no. 7 in c minor 3
Claude Debussy "Bruyères" and "Feux d'Artifice" from Preludes bk. II 7
Sergei Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes op. 23 no. 8 in A-flat major and no. 2 in B-flat major 7

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Graham Hair "Dances and Devilment and Sunlit Airs" from 12 Transcendental Concert Studies on Themes for the Australian Poet Yes 3
Robert Schumann Symphonic Etudes op. 13 27

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
Henri Dutilleux Sonata for Piano 24
Franz Schubert Sonata in B-flat major, D.960 37

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Strauss: Sonata in E flat major Op 18

Piano Quintet

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op 44

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 23 in A major K488

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

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Australian pianist Samuel Dharma is the winner of numerous piano prizes, including first prize in the 2009 Rex Hobcroft Piano Competition (Sydney, Australia), the "Publikumspreis" at the 18.International Klaviersommer 2010 (Bad Bertrich, Germany) and 2nd prize in the 2011 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition (Toronto, Canada).

Samuel has given recitals and performed as chamber musician to audiences in Australia, Europe, and North America. As soloist, he has performed with the UNSW Orchestra, working with conductors Steven Hillinger and Colin Piper. His performances have been broadcasted by 2MBS FM. In 2015, he was resident pianist for the studio of Australian composer Graham Hair at the Sydney International Piano Masterclass Festival.

As the beneficiary of generous scholarships, Samuel completed his postgraduate studies at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory and Rice University (Houston, USA), working with such artist teachers as David Louie, John Perry, and Dr. Robert Roux.


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