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Young Maestros Gala Concert

3 August 2024

In the Playhouse

Classical Music

A dynamic showcase of exceptional young talent and acclaimed artists performing classical masterpieces on various instruments, with exciting audience-inspired musical improvisations.

Classical, Salsa and Improvisations

A concert designed to welcome and delight audiences of all musical backgrounds, featuring exceptional young musicians (ages 6-16) on various instruments and guest acclaimed pianists Daniel Rojas and Elen Rapoport. Audience members will have the unique opportunity to participate in music-making as Daniel and Elen demonstrate their improvisational skills, creating music on the spot based on audience-given notes and stories. 

Daniel Rojas is a South American-born Australian pianist, composer and associate professor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, known for his captivating performances and specialising in the rich, vibrant, Latin American musical aesthetic. Elen Rapoport is a passionate Russian concert pianist and dedicated teacher with extensive international experience, celebrated for her extraordinary stage presence and improvisational flair.

Presented by Concerts for All

Programme

Young Maestros

Terrence Xie (Piano, 14 years old) Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no. 1, S.514

Simon Luo (Violin, 10 years old) Wieniawski: Polonaise de concert no.1 in D major, Op.4

Emma Rose Koeswandy (Piano, 13 years old) Enrique Granados: Valses Poeticos

Selection ongoing.

Guest Pianists

Elen Rapoport Rachmaninoff: Prelude C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2

Daniel Rojas Daniel Rojas: SalTango

Daniel Rojas & Elen Rapoport Improvisations from audience-given notes and scenes

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