The Sydney International Piano Competition is one of the world’s most anticipated events, where talented young pianists compete passionately for international recognition, delivering performances that will define their career. From hundreds of pianists worldwide, 32 virtuosos were selected to battle it out in Sydney through a stunning series of competitive performances. In 2016, the top award was given to Andrey Gugnin.
Don’t miss your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the sublime musicality of Andrey, as he performs a thrilling repertoire live at Riverside Theatres. From classics including pieces by Bach, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Schubert, to contemporary new works by Leonid Desyatinkov and Michael Kieran Harvey, prepare to be blown away by this elite and talented young performer.
Images by: Daniel Boud
Dates & Times:
Wednesday 30 August 7:15pm
ABOUT ANDREY GUGNIN
RUSSIA | 5 MARCH 1987
Andrey graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 2010, where he studied under Professor Vera Gornostaeva; since 2016 he has been studying at the International Piano Academy Lake Como with Stanislav Ioudenitch and William Nabore.
Andrey is the winner of the Ernest Hutcheson First Prize of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition. He is also the winner of the Eileen Joyce Best Overall Concerto Prize, the Miriam Hyde Best 19th or 20th Century Concerto Prize, the Hephzibah Menuhin Best Violin and Piano Sonata Prize and the Roger Smalley Best Preliminaries Round 1 Recital Prize.
Andrey has toured as a recitalist, a chamber music partner and as a concerto soloist, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York, Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, at the Eastman School of Music, the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Moscow International House of Music, the Louvre, Teatro Verdi in Trieste and in Vienna’s Musikverein. He has collaborated with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the St. Petersburg Cappella Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and the Asko Schonberg Ensemble, among others.
He has been a guest artist at the Ruhr Piano Festival, Mariinsky International Piano Festival, Ohrid Summer Festival, Zagreb Summer Evenings Festival and the Bermuda Islands Performing Arts Festival, among others.
“Gugnin’s nervy, energised and involved playing, high technical development and feel for Prokofiev’s imaginative scope, from the dreamy and romantic to the spiky and grotesque, made him the clear winner.” – Sydney Morning Herald
Read the full review here
Johann Sebastian Bach: Adagio in G Major BWV 968
Piano Sonata No.17 in D Major D.850
I. Allegro vivace
!!. Con moto
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
IV. Rondo. Allegretto moderato
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata No.1 Op.12
Michael Kieran Harvey: 48 Fugues for Frank Zappa No.6: G-Spot Tornado (2009)
Leonid Desyatnikov: “Reminiscences of the Theatre” (1985)
I. Ouvertüre. Masque
II. Aus Kaschtschejs Leben
IV. Jamais… (Elegie)
VII. Finale. Masque
Igor Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka
I. Danse Russe
II. Chez Pétrouchka
III. La Semaine grasse