Wallace National Piano Competition 2017 Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

13 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

Venue: Various

Host: School of Music

Cost: Various

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Wallace National Piano Competition 2017

WNPC 2017

The biennial Wallace National Piano Competition brings together 16 of New Zealand's best young pianists, competing for prizes totalling $20,000. Each contestant plays two 30-minute programmes before adjudicator Piers Lane AO selects four finalists to perform in the Grand Final being held at the Auckland Town Hall on Sunday 16 July. Sponsored by the James Wallace Arts Trust, Templar Family Office, Creative New Zealand Communities, and Lewis Eady Charitable Trust.

Semi-finalists: Frank (Jia Wen) Chen, Leon Chen, Tony Yan Tong Chen, Noelle Dannenbring, Modi Deng, Amy Hsu, Marianna Kang, Arnold Lee, Joyce Lee, Sara Lee, Jiaqing (Coco) Li, Derek Long, Siyu Sun, Lawrence Wong, Liam Wooding, Lixin Zhang.

Opening Ceremony

Thursday 13 July, 7.30pm

Recital & Competition Draw
Piers Lane, piano

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Tickets: $30/$25/$15. Bookings here.

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane AO stands out as an engaging and highly versatile performer, at home equally in solo, chamber and concerto repertoire. In great demand as both a soloist and a collaborative artist, recent highlights include a performance of Busoni’s Piano Concerto at Carnegie Hall, premieres of Carl Vine’s Piano Concerto No. 2, written for him, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and sold-out solo recitals at Wigmore Hall.

Recital Programme:

Impromptu No. 1 in Ab major, Op. 29 (1837)
Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 (1841)
Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17/4 (1832/33)
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44 (1841)
2 Nocturnes: No. 1 in B major, Op. 62, No. 2 in E major (1846)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60 (1845/46)



Preliminary Rounds & Masterclass

Friday 14 July, 9.30am | 2pm | 7pm

Round One

Tickets: $15/$10. Bookings here.

Saturday 15 July, 9.30am | 2pm | 7pm

Round Two

Tickets: $15/$10. Bookings here.

Sunday 16 July, 10am

Adjudicator's Masterclass

Free admission.

Internationally renowned concert pianist Piers Lane AO, Artistic Director for Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, and Artistic Director for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, will conduct a public masterclass for pianists who do not reach the Grand Final.

All welcome. Registrations are not required.



Grand Final

Sunday 16 July, 3pm

Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall
303 Queen Street, Auckland Central

Tickets: $30/$25/$15. Bookings here.

Four finalists will each perform a 45-minute programme, competing for prizes totalling $20,000. The awards ceremony will follow from approximately 6.45pm.