Piano Romances

Pianist Samuel Dharma will present a lavishly romantic program of 19th-century piano works. Tender melodies abound in the first two movements of Schubert’s Sonata in A major, concluding with a charming lilt. Moments of quiet contemplation and sadness prevail in Chopin’s Etudes. Liszt’s virtuosic writing brings to live three remarkable scenes from Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni; Don Juan’s encounter with the devil, the duet with Zerlina as he woos her, and the jubilant Champagne aria.
At the conclusion of the solo program, Dharma will be joined by his wife, Jane Kim, to perform Rachmaninoff’s Romance for 2 pianos.

PROGRAM:
  • F. Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major op.120, D.664
  • F. Chopin: Etudes op. 25 nos. 6 & 7
  • F. Liszt: Reminiscences de Don Juan
  • S. Rachmaninoff: “Romance” from Suite no. 2 for 2 pianos op. 17 (with Jane
    Kim)

Samuel Dharma

Australian pianist Samuel Dharma is “an exceptional young pianist” with “an artistic sincerity and intensity which is as compelling as well as rare” (Dr Robert Roux, American pianist). He is the winner of numerous piano prizes, including first prize in the 2009 Rex Hobcroft Piano Competition (Sydney, Australia), the “Publikumspreis” at the 18.International Klaviersommer 2010 (Bad Bertrich, Germany) and 2nd prize in the 2011 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition (Toronto, Canada).

Samuel has given solo recitals and performed as chamber musician to audiences in Australia, Europe, and North America. As soloist, he has performed with the UNSW Orchestra on numerous occasions, working with conductors Steven Hillinger and Colin Piper. His performances have been broadcasted by 2MBS FM. Since 2015, he was a resident pianist for the studio of Australian composer Graham Hair at the Sydney International Piano Masterclass Festival.

A dedicated music educator, Samuel has served as teaching assistant at both the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory (Toronto, Canada) and RiceUniversity (Houston, USA) where he also earned his Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree respectively. He currently teaches a private studio in Sydney, working with dedicated and talented students including successful diploma candidates and competition prize winners.

Venue: Sydney Piano World 390 Eastern Valley Way Chatswood, NSW 2067
Date: Sunday 29th July (Concert starts 5:30pm)
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