Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Yiyun Gu
‘[A] rising star.’ Limelight magazine
About Yiyun Gu
Chinese-Australian pianist Yiyun Gu’s enlightening concerts highlight the best voices in Eastern and Western compositions. Showcasing different styles, cultures and sources of inspiration, her passionate performances promise a wealth of new discoveries to cherish.
About the concert
Virtuoso pianist Yiyun Gu performs poetic works from across the globe, inspired by exquisite stories. From Hungary, Liszt’s Réminiscences de Don Juan, an opera fantasy for piano on themes from Mozart’s 1787 Don Giovanni is regarded as one of the most technically difficult pieces in the world, demanding excellence from the performer. To France, Ravel’s piano suite Gaspard de la nuit is based on three haunting poems about the night. Travelling to the Far East, the mystical dances by An-Lun Huang are inspired by ancient cave paintings, influenced by Chinese, Indian and Persian mythologies. Let your imagination whirl as Yiyun shares her musical thoughts on these dizzyingly enchanting works.
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Yiyun Gu piano
Gaspard de la nuit, M.55
Dream of Dun Huang, Op.29
Franz Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan, S.418
This production is part of the following series:
The 2021 Piano Series features leading exponents of the piano, performing great masterpieces of the piano repertoire across the year.
Tuesday 29 March 2022 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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