Live recordings from the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition
The finest young pianists from around the world are chosen to compete in the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, and this double album showcases some of the most dazzling solo performances from the Sydney International Piano Competition 2016.
Outstanding not only for their technical brilliance, but also for the depth of emotion in their interpretations and their mastery of a breathtaking range of musical styles, these are exceptional artists, displaying the very best of their talent.
18 competitors in all are represented, playing music from the Baroque (Rameau and Scarlatti) to the 21st century (Lindberg), taking in along the way not only music by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, but also Sibelius, Dutilleux and Zaderatsky as well as sizzling arrangements of Liszt by Horowitz and Tchaikovsky by Feinberg.
Piers Lane, himself a competitor at the very first Sydney International Piano Competition and now its Artistic Director, contributes the introductory notes.
- ABC Classics 2CD set