After the sun rises with Carl Nielsen’s evocative Helios overture, talented young pianist Meng Xia will dazzle us with Liszt’s second piano concerto. Full of drama and alternately wistful and exciting, this will be followed by Litolff’s famous Scherzo, a favourite of virtuoso pianists and audiences alike. The concert concludes with Dvořák’s bucolic and tuneful 8th symphony.
Soloist: Meng Xia, Piano
Meng began playing the piano at the age of six and currently studies at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School with maestro Glenn Riddle. Meng enjoys playing chamber music with his peers at VCASS and singing in the choir. He has also won numerous awards including the Ann and Chris Krans Music Award, the Margaret Green Scholarship at ‘Eisteddfod by the Bay’ as well as the Reg and Lil Lewis Romantic Era Award.
Meng has been gaining experience by performing and in competitions. He most recently competed overseas in Kuala Lumpur. Meng intends to continue his music studies at university and aspires to become a concert pianist.
Conductor : Willem van der Vis
|Mozart||Overture The Impressario K 486|
|Liszt||Piano Concerto No. 2 in A|
|Litolff||Scherzo for piano and orchestra from Concerto Symphonique No. 4 Op. 102|
|Dvořák||Symphony No. 8 in G Op. 88|
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Ringwood
Adult $25, Concession $20, (plus $1 booking fee); Children under 16 free
Download flyer: Piano Fireworks Nov 2019
Download program: Programme 24 November 2019