Nicholas Young

Steinway Hall — 5 October 2016, 19:00










Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
Sonata No 32 in C minor Op 111
Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato Arietta: Adagio

Sonata Legend: Capricornia

Fantasie Sonata

Deux légendes S175
St. François d’Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux (St Francis of Assisi: Sermon to the Birds)
St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots (St Francis of Paola Walking on the Waves)

Australian pianist and Young Steinway Artist Nicholas Young completed his BMus at Sydney Conservatorium in 2013 with First Class Honours; and in 2015 received a Distinction for his Master’s degree from the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. He is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music, and has taken masterclasses with Bashkirov, Zacharias, Levin, Merlet, Rouvier, Vogt and Lang Lang, among others.   Nicholas won First Prize in the 8th Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition in 2007. In 2011 he won the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Award (Keyboard Category). In 2015 he won First Prize and Best Beethoven Performance in the ‘Grand Prize Virtuoso’ International Music Competition (London), Third Prize in the 15th Rome International Piano Competition and Honourable Mentions in the 7th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition (Vienna) and 1st International Cochran Piano Competition.   Nicholas regularly gives recitals throughout Australia and Europe. He has also appeared as soloist in concertos with the West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras and his performances have been broadcast by Fine Music FM and ABC Classic FM. In 2014 he was invited to perform with the Vienna International Orchestra as part of the Center for Musical Excellence’s Vienna ConcertoFest.   A strong advocate of new music, Nicholas has performed in national and/or world premieres of works by Calogero Panvino, Huck Hodge, David Fulmer, Kevin Lang and Hakan Ulus.


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