Piano+Recitals

International Recital Series

Each of the soloists selected to appear in the Piano+ International Recital Series bring unique and extraordinary qualities to the world of piano performance at the highest level.

Carefully selected by Piano+ for their individual artistry and range of repertoire, what unites them all is passion, finesse and singular expression.

Each recitalist is a master in their own right, and yet, when considered as a whole, the Piano+ International Recital Series offers a uniquely current vision of excellence which we know all concert-goers will enjoy.

Joyce Yang
Joyce Yang first came to international attention in 2005 when, as the youngest contestant at 19 years old, she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and a year later made her New York Philharmonic debut .
Lukas Vondráček
The indisputable winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 International Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondráček’s 2023/24 season highlights are a tour with Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jakub Hrůša in Boston and returns to long term partners such as Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Janacáček Philharmonic.
Alexandra Dariescu
Alexandra Dariescu, creator of “The Nutcracker and I”, is a pianist for the 21st century, standing out as an original voice on gender equality in both her concerto and recital programmes, championing and premiering lesser-known works.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He regularly works with The Cleveland, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and collaborates with many renowned conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth, Vasily Petrenko, Ludovic Morlot, Edward Gardner, Louis Langrée, and Sir Andrew Davis.

Emerging Artist Recital Series

The Piano+ Emerging Artist Recital Series 2024 unveils the most thrilling new talent to appear at the Sydney International Piano Competition 2023.  Each one a prize-winning rising star in their own right, these laureates have already proven themselves as major artists in the making. Discover more of their ambition, vitality, freshness and spirit in stunning recitals that expand on their 2023 appearances for Piano+. 

 

Reuben Tsang
Reuben Tsang began learning the piano at the age of five under Koko Julian. Born and raised in Cairns, Reuben enjoyed his time as a Cairns State High School student, performing with the Cairns State High School Symphony Orchestra and giving solo recitals.
Jeonghwan Kim
Jeonghwan Kim first began playing the piano at the age of six. In the following years, his numerous first prizes in national competitions led to his admission to the Seoul Arts Center Academy for Young Talented Musicians at just nine years old.

Violin and Piano Recital Series

In partnership with Michael Hill International Violin Competition  

One concert. Two international winners.  

Piano+, (Australia) in collaboration with the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (NZ), present two phenomenal young prize-winning soloists. 

The Sydney International Piano Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition are the most prestigious and celebrated international competitions in our region. Both competitions crown winners of outstanding promise and star power. 2023 was an exceptional year for both events, producing two remarkable winners in Jeonghwan Kim (piano) and Yeyeong Jenny Jin (violin). 

Now comes an opportunity to hear them together in concert, as Piano+ presents ‘The Young Virtuosi’ in Sydney and Melbourne in November.  

Piano+ brings together two virtuosic soloists of bright subtlety and emotional depth in a concert centred on one of the most beloved instrumental combinations in music. 

Concerts in Sydney at Verbruggen Hall and in Melbourne at the Melbourne Recital Centre. 

 Saturday 16 November, Verbruggen Hall, Sydney |  Monday 18 November Melbourne Recital Centre 

Yeyeong Jenny Jin
Born in South Korea, Yeyeong Jenny Jin began her studies at age 2. At the age of 8, she won the Kumho-Asiana Cultural Foundation Award, resulting in the loan of a fine half-size violin made in 1700, the Carlo Giuseppe Testore, and a solo recital.
Jeonghwan Kim
Jeonghwan Kim first began playing the piano at the age of six. In the following years, his numerous first prizes in national competitions led to his admission to the Seoul Arts Center Academy for Young Talented Musicians at just nine years old.

Regional Recital Series

Jeonghwan Kim
Jeonghwan Kim first began playing the piano at the age of six. In the following years, his numerous first prizes in national competitions led to his admission to the Seoul Arts Center Academy for Young Talented Musicians at just nine years old.