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Lawrence Wong & Kent Isomura Concerto Recital
Thursday 25 May
Doors open 7:30pm for 8pm recital start
$30 adult | $10 student
All proceeds from this event go towards Lawrence’s music education
- PROGRAMME -
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.1 in C Major, Op.15
Mozart: Piano Concerto no.12 in A Major, K414, 1st and 2nd Movts
Xian Xinghai-Yin Chengzong: The Yellow River Piano Concerto
Lawrence Wong completed his BMus (Classical Piano Performance)/ BSc (Medicinal Chemistry) conjoint degree and is currently a BMus(Hons) student at the University of Auckland, where he studied from Qu Yong.
Over the past few years he has won a number of prizes and scholarships in national competitions, and has competed in several Australasian and International Competitions, notably the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition (Brisbane 2011, Semifinalist), 6th China International Piano Competition in 2013, the 3rd Asia-Pacific International Chopin Piano Competition (Semifinalist) in 2015, and recently the 14th International George Enescu Piano Competition. He participated in masterclasses by Michael Houstoun, Rae de Lisle, Stephen de Pledge, Natasha Vlassenko, Oleg Stepanov, Hoang Pham, Ilya Rashkovskiy, Read Gainsford, Natalia Sheludiakova, Kalle Randalu, Guillermo Gonzalez, and Bryan Sayer.
He was invited by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to perform in February last year and was recently accepted to compete in the 4th China Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition in June. He was also awarded the Young Musicians Scholarship in April from Lee University School of Music in Tennessee for a Masters of Music degree where he will commence study in August this year.
Kent Isomura holds a Master of Music with First Class Honours in Piano Performance at the University of Auckland under the guidance of Stephen De Pledge. Kent has been a prize winner in numerous competitions including the prestigious Auckland Gala Concerto Competition (3rd Prize), Christchurch National Concerto Competition 2015 (2nd Prize), 2013 (3rd Prize), Tauranga National Concerto Competition (3rd prize) and Semi Finalist in the Malta International Music Competition. As a collaborative pianist, Kent has performed with world renowned artists such as Alexander Gebert (Germany) and Martin Rummel (Austria). Kent Performed the Schubert Arpeggione Sonata with cellist Alexander Gebert (Prof. at Hochschule für Musik Detmold) at the International Akaroa Music Festival. In 2011, Kent collaborated with Cellist Martin Rummel, performing in the ‘Sofia Gubaidulina Festival’ which they received an outstanding review for their performance of Shostakovich’s Sonata in D minor. Kent collaborated once again with Martin Rummel for two occasions in 2013, in the Popper Centenary Concert and The University of Auckland Fermata Series performing some of the unexplored works of David Popper. In 2015, Kent was chosen as one of four pianists to participate for the inaugural collaborative piano fellowship for the prestigious Heifetz International Music Institute in United States. Kent Received coachings from world renowned artists such as Timothy Eddy (Juilliard School/Orion String Quartet), Atar Arad (Indiana University Violist), Steven Doane (Eastman School of Music Professor of Cello), Hagai Shaham (Tel Aviv University), Lawrence Dutton (Emerson String Quartet Violist), Patinka Kopec and Nobuko Imai. Kent also world premiered 'Das Lied Von die Fische' for Soprano and Piano, a new work by Scotland based composer Lyell Cresswell at the Karheinz Company Concert which was recorded for National Radio. Kent has had concerto appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra.