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Chopin to die for: Japanese pianist wins competition

A BRILLIANT 25-year-old pianist from Japan was presented with the $25,000 first prize in the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition held in Llewellyn Hall yesterday. The prize was presented to Kotaro Nagano by Mrs Jeannie Pratt on behalf of the Pratt Foundation, which had sponsored the award. “We think of Canberra as a political capital […]

Chopin final coming up on Sunday

THE Australian International Chopin Piano Competition continues apace, with the not-to-be-missed Finals coming up at Llewellyn Hall this Sunday, September 21. Organised by the ANU School of Music in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Canberra and the Friends of Chopin Australia, it has announced the six semi-finalists: Maciej Wota, 22, […]

Talented young musicians to shine at Wesley

TOMORROW’S Lunchtime Live series at Wesley Music Centre features the Combined Grammar Schools Flute Ensemble, a talented and dynamic group of young musicians will take to the stage from 12:40pm to 1:20pm—with a bit of help from more senior musicians. Highlights of the concert will be Boismortier’s Concerto – Allegro, Adagio and Allegro and Enesco’s […]

Vietnam era show rolls into Canberra Theatre

“ROLLING Thunder Vietnam,” the new Australian concert drama, is rolling into town this Sunday, September 7. Set in the Vietnam War era, the production showcases some of the greatest rock songs ever produced and performed by some of Australia’s singer-actors and musicians. The show features the music of Steppenwolf, Joe Cocker, Buffalo Springfield, Creedence Clearwater […]

Icehouse showcases platinum quality

IVA Davies will be in town tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3 at Southern Cross Club, with the Icehouse Platinum Concert. In recent interviews, Davies has attributed Icehouse’s Platinum sales status and the steady sales of the “WHITE HEAT: 30 HITS” compilation to the selective shows they’ve have performed over the past three years, reinforcing the band’s […]

Calling all Piano lovers

THE Australian National Eisteddfod Piano Competition is up and running from today until September 7 at the Austral Asia Church in Isaacs and the Wesley Music Centre in Forrest. This year the recently formed ACT Keyboard Association has come on board and introduced a number of new sections in the competition syllabus. In particular, entrants will […]