Leeds 2018, The [Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert]

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Leeds International Piano Competition 201820180911

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce highlights from the semi-finals.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce highlights from the semi-finals of the Leeds.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce performances from three of the ten featured pianists in the semi-finals of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, recorded in the Great Hall of Leeds University.

Today we hear from the 23 year old Chinese pianist Xinyuan Wang, who performs music by Bach, Rachmaninov and Kurtag; the Croatian pianist Aljosa Jurinic plays a selection of Studies from Chopin's Opus 25; and 25 year old Pavel Zemen from the Czech Republic performs music by Rachmaninov , Janacek and Dvorak.

JS Bach: Partita No 1 in Bb BWV825 - Allemande
Rachmaninov: Corelli Variations (extract)
Kurtag: Jatekok - "Orokmozgo" (Book 1)
Xinyuan Wang (piano)

Chopin: Etudes Opus 25/1 and 7-10
(Aljosa Jurinic - piano)

Rachmaninov: Sonata No 2 in B flat - 1st movement
Janacek: On An Overgrown Path Book 1 - 4. "Frydecka panna Maria"
(Pavel Zemen - piano))
Dvorak - Piano Trio No 4 in E Minor - "Dumky" - 1st movement
Jack Liebeck (violin)
Bjorg Lewis (cello)
Pavel Zemen (piano)

Leeds International Piano Competition 201820180912
Leeds International Piano Competition 201820180913

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce further highlights from the semi-finals.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce performances from semi-finalists Tamila Salimdjanova from Uzbekistan, Evelyne Berezovsky from the UK, and Eric Lu from America.

As well as solo piano the semi-finals of the Leeds also requires the pianists to perform chamber music, among the highlights of todays programme are:

Debussy; Estampes iii. Jardins sous la pluie

Chopin: Ballade No 1 in G minor Op23

Tamila Salimdjanova (piano)

Richard Strauss: 5 Klavierstucke Op 3 No 1

Beethoven: Sonata in F major Op10/2 - I. Allegro

Evelyne Berezovsky (piano)

Dvorak: Piano Quintet No 2 in A Op81 iii.Scherzo
Eric Lu (piano)
Elias String Quartet

Chopin: Sonata No 2 in B flat minor Op 35 Mvts 3&4
Eric Lu (piano)

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Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce the concluding highlights from the semi-finals.

Live and recorded concerts from all over the UK. Includes the Wigmore chamber music series

Andrew McGregor and Lucy Parham introduce performances from the last of the ten semi-finalists, Chinese pianist Yuchong Wu, and look back on the semi-finals as a whole with a focus on the performances of contemporary pieces and chamber music which contestants are required to perform. We also hear the announcement of the five concerto finalists.

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition -
3. Promenade
4. The Old Castle
5. Promenade
6. Tuileries
7. Bydlo
8. Promenade
9. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
10. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle

Yuchong Wu (piano)

Kurtag: Jatekok (selection)
1. Virgo az ember
2. Hommage a Verdi
3. Mikrondo
4. Tenders
5. Hoquets

Yuchong Wu (piano)

Lachenmann: Variations on a theme of Schubert
Anna Geniushene (piano)

Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op69
Bjorg Lewis (cello)
Mario Haring (piano)

Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano - iii. Finale
Jack Liebeck (violin)
Siquan Li (piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor Op57 - iii. Scherzo
Anna Geniushene (piano)
Elias Quartet

Dvorak: Piano Quintet No 2 in A Op 81
Eric Lu (piano) mvts 1&4
Yuchong Wu (piano) mvt 2
Aljosa Jurinic (piano) mvt 3
Elias Quartet

The first of the Concerto Finals from The Leeds is broadcast this evening at 19.00.