Piano Island Festival | 5th edition
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 - 11 December 2022

Concerts & Lectures
Full Program

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RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL PROFESSORS

Pascal Roge

Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

Sounds and Colours

Erik Satie 

- Gymnopédie No.1

- Gnossienne No.2 & 3

Gabriel Fauré

- Improvisation 

- Nocturne No.1

- Impromptu No.2 

- Barcarolle No.4 

Maurice Ravel 

- Une barque sur l’Océan

- Jeux d’eau

- Sonatine
 

Intermission

Claude Debussy

Preludes Book 1

LECTURE

  • Sounds and Colours in French music (An Interview with French Pianist Pascal Roge)

Kevin Kenner

Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

Marrying Art, Culture and Drama

Franz Liszt

Années de pèlerinage (Première année: Suisse)

  1. Chapelle de Guillaume Tell

  2. Au lac de Wallenstadt 

  3. Pastorlae 

  4. Au bord d’une source

  5. Orage

  6. Vallée d'Obermann

  7. Eglogue

  8. Le mal du pays (1st version “Album d'un voyageur”)

  9. Les cloches de Genève (1st version “Album d'un voyageur”)

 

Intermission

 

Boris Lyatoshynsky

Elegie-Prelude (1920)

Prelude Op. 38, No. 1

 

Fryderyk Chopin

Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

  1. Grave-Doppio movimento

  2. Scherzo

  3. Marche funèbre: Lento

  4. Finale: Presto

 

Frederic Chiu

Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

“Classical Smackdown” Teenage Felix Mendelssohn vs. Teenage Frederic Chopin

 

Round 1

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Polonaise in G Minor (7 years old) Polonaise in Ab Major (11 years old)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata in G Minor Opus 105, mvt i – Allegro (12 years old)

Round 2

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sonata in E Major, Opus 6 (16 years old)

Allegretto con espressione Tempo di Menuetto

- Più Vivace Recitativo: Adagio e senza tempo 

- Andante 

- Allegretto con espressione Molto Allegro e vivace 

- Allegretto con espressione

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

- Nocturne in E Minor, Opus Posthume 72 #1 (17 years old) 

- Mazurka in A minor Opus 17 #4 (15 years old) 

4 Etudes from Opus 10 (19 years old)

- No. 9 in F minor

- No. 10 in A-flat major

- No. 11 in E-flat major

- No. 8 in F major
 

Round 3

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

- Rondeau in C Major Opus 73 (18 years old)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

- Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Opus 14 (15 years old)

 

LECTURE

  • Pedal techniques, Prokofiev, Stage Fright - Meditation for pianists

Bernardo Santos

Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

Portuguese Colors
 

Ludwig van Beethoven

- Variations in F Major, Op. 34
 

Franz Liszt

- Two Legends S. 175

- St. Francis of Asisi Preaching to the Birds and St. Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves
 

Intermission

Enrique Granados

- Allegro de Concierto, Op. 46
 

Robert Schumann

- Carnaval, Op. 9

LECTURE

  • Lecture Recital on Portuguese music of the XXth century

Poom Prommachart

Artistic Director / Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

The Matchless Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin

- 24 Preludes Op.28
 

Intermission

Fryderyk Chopin

- Sonata No.3 Op.58

  1. Allegro Maestoso

  2. Scherzo: Molto Vivace

  3. Largo

  4. Finale: Presto non tanto

LECTURE

  • Life of a pianist and lecturer: Sustaining the profession

  • Musicians are marketeers too

Churen Li

Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

A Fusion of The Great Pianists

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750) / Churen LI (1995)

- Prelude after Bach (2021)
 

Robert SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856) 

Kreisleriana, Op. 16 

- Äusserst bewegt

- Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch

- Sehr aufgeregt

- Sehr langsam

- Sehr lebhaft

- Sehr langsam

- Sehr rasch

- Schnell und spielend
 

Intermission
 

George CRUMB (1929)

- Five Pieces for Piano (1962)

Maurice RAVEL (1875 – 1937)

Miroirs 

-  Noctuelles

-  Oiseaux tristes

-  Une barque sur l'océan

-  Alborada del gracioso

-  La vallée des cloches

LECTURE

  • Improvising as a practice strategy

Tony Yike Yang

Guest Artist

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PIANO RECITAL
Prokobin Chopin

Sergei Prokofiev

- Schubert Waltzes (arr. Prokofiev)
 

Sergei Prokofiev

From Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

- Juliet as a Young Girl

- Mercutio

- Montagues and Capulets

Sergei Prokofiev 

Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

Intermission
 

Alexander Scriabin 

- Preludes Op.16

- Fantasy in B minor, Op. 28
 

Fryderyk Chopin

- Polonaise-Fantasie Op.61

- Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23

Eri Nakagawa

Guest Professor

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PIANO RECITAL

Rachmaninoff Preludes
 

Sergei Rachmaninoff 

- Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 No. 2  

- 10 Preludes Op. 23
 

Intermission
 

Sergei Rachmaninoff 

- 10 Preludes Op. 32

Xiaoya Liu

Guest Professor / Grand Prize Winner Professional Cat. 4th Piano Island Competition

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PIANO RECITAL

1st Prize Winner Concert of the 4th Piano Island Festival 2021

Fryderyk Chopin

- Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62 No. 1

- Mazurkas, Op. 24

 

Carl Vine

- Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990)


 

Intermission


 

Franz Schubert

- Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960

LECTURE

  • Carl Vine - His Music and Piano Sonatas

Congyu Wang

Founder / Artistic Director

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LECTURES

  • How to be a modern pianist in the 21st century (Social Media interactive)

  • The life of a pianist, a musician, an artist