Tony Chen Lin & Jun Bouterey-Ishido Piano Duo
TICKETS: Adult $30. | Student $10.
- includes a complimentary glass of wine & nibbles
Wednesday, 8 November
Recital commences 7:30pm
Doors open 7.00pm
Lewis Eady Showroom
75 Great South Rd, Epsom
GYÖRGY KURTÁG (b.1926) | From Játékok (“Games”) and Bach Transcriptions
Flowers We Are, Mere Flowers …(embracing sounds)
J.S. Bach: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland (BWV 599)
Flowers We Are … for Miyako
J.S. Bach: Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes-Sohn (BWV 601)
Sirató / Dirge
J.S. Bach: Die sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot’ (BWV 635)
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)| Sonata in C major “Grand Duo” D.812
I. Allegro moderato
III.Scherzo and Trio (Allegro vivace)
IV.Finale (Allegro vivace)
– Intermission –
GYÖRGY KURTÁG | From Játékok (“Games”) and Bach Transcriptions
Beating – Quarrelling
J.S. Bach: Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr (BWV 711)
J.S. Bach: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist (BWV 614)
…tot ziens Jan ...
J.S. Bach: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, Sonatina (BWV 106)
IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971) | The Rite of Spring
(Transcription for Piano Four-Hands by the Composer)
Born in China, New Zealand pianist and composer Tony Chen Lin has appeared in concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, France, Spain, Singapore, China and New Zealand. He has performed regularly as young artist at the Semaine Internationale Piano & Musique de Chambre festival in Switzerland. In recent years he has appeared at the festival as conductor and teacher. In 2015 Tony was soloist with the Stuttgart State Orchestra as part of the “Rising Stars!” Festival. Recent highlights include performances of Bartók’s First Piano Concerto, a ten-centre solo New Zealand tour with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2016, and performing with the renowned Quatuor Sine Nomine. As a composer, Tony has had works played by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Christchurch Youth Orchestra.
Tony’s first encounter with music came at the age of twelve with keyboard lessons, before advancing to piano a year later with Rosemary Stott. At fourteen, Tony made his concerto debut after winning the Christchurch Junior Concerto Competition in 2002.
Tony won first prize at the Fortieth New Zealand National Concerto Competition in 2007, second prize and the “Best Classical Sonata Performance Award” at the 2008 Kerikeri International Piano Competition, and second at the 2011 Lepthien Piano Competition in Freiburg, Germany. He is a four-time recipient of the Lilburn Trust Student Composition Award (2006–2009) as well as the 2007 NZSO Todd Young Composer Award.
Further awards include the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award, Christchurch “Young Musician of the Year”, Ruby Hay Pianoforte Scholarship, Leslie Atkinson Prize in Music, Farina Thompson Charitable Trust Music Scholarship, Anne Reid Memorial Scholarship, Michael Toovey Prize, The Kiwi Scholarship, Keith Laugesen Music Scholarship and the Lewis Eady Charitable Trust Prize.
Tony completed his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2009 at the University of Canterbury, in piano performance with Péter Nagy, Gao Ping and Judith Clark; composition with Chris Cree Brown, Elaine Dobson and Gao Ping. After a year of study at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, Tony moved to Europe and in 2013 completed his Master of Music under Gilead Mishory at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Germany. As part of his graduation concerts, Tony formed his own chamber orchestra to perform as well as conduct a Mozart Piano Concerto from the piano. Tony recently graduated from his Soloist Diploma (Konzertexamen) with distinction, studying with Andreas Immer in Freiburg, while also taking part-time studies with Balázs Szokolay at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Over the past years, Tony has benefited immensely from the guidance and mentorship of the Chilean pianist Edith Fischer.
Tony received further inspiration at numerous masterclasses (including the Lucerne Festival, Emil Gilels Foundation Festival, Cohilia International Arts Festival) with world-renowned pianists and pedagogues such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Ferenc Rados, Leon Fleisher, Andrzej Jasiński, Jorge Pepi-Alos, Dmitri Bashkirov, Robert Levin, Lilya Zilberstein and Jean-Marc Luisada.
In 2017 Tony performed and gave masterclasses at the festival Semaine Internationale Piano & Musique de Chambre in Blonay, Switzerland.
Born in Christchurch in 1990, Jun Bouterey-Ishido began playing piano at the age of 5 under the tutelage of Veronica Van der Knaap then Diedre Irons. Since completing his Bachelor of Music (Hons) at Canterbury University in 2008, his studies have taken him to the Liszt Academy in Budapest and to Stuttgart, where he completed a Master in Piano in 2011 and graduated with Distinction from the Konzertexamen (Concert Artist) programme in February 2014, studying under Péter Nagy and Kirill Gerstein. Since then he has continued to receive substantial mentoring from Rita Wagner in Budapest, as well as from Edith Fischer.
Jun gave his first overseas recital at the Port Fairy Music Festival in Australia in 2002. He has since been invited to give recitals at numerous festivals in Europe including in Cyprus, Switzerland, Hungary, Germany, and in Portugal, as well as in Chile and in Japan.
Masterclasses Jun has received have included those from renowned pianists in New Zealand and overseas, such as Michael Houstoun, Piers Lane, Alfred Brendel, Thomas Ades, Ferenc Rados and Edith Fischer, among others.
Jun has also been involved in recording projects with composer Gao Ping including a work for two pianos, “The Mountain” for Naxos in 2010, and in August 2012, a recording as violinist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra of “Questioning the Mountains,” played at the 2013 Melbourne and Christchurch Arts festivals.
Jun has received numerous awards including 1st Prize at the 2008 Kerikeri International Piano Competition and Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence awards. More recently, in August 2017 he was awarded 2nd Prize at the “Maj Lind” International Piano Competition in Helsinki, Finland.
In addition to his solo activities, Jun is a founding member of the Calvino Trio, as a member of which recently, in mid-2016, he toured NZ as part of Chamber Music NZ’s Encompass series.