Yiyun Gu – Tales of the Wind, the Night & the Far East

Yiyun Gu

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


Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit, M.55

An-Lun Huang
Dream of Dun Huang, Op.29

Franz Liszt Réminiscences de Don Juan, S.418


This production is part of the following series:

Season One: Awaken

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.