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The Lewis Eady Charitable Trust (LECT) is delighted to announce the semi-finalists of the 2020 NZ Junior Piano Competition (NZJPC): William Berry, Catherine Chang, Zhe Ning Chin, Channing Chu, Audrey Guo, Sunny Le, Shan Liu, Shuan Liu, Henry Meng, Carl Jia Mu, Kitty Lin Mu, Otis Prescott-Mason, Charles Sang, Madeleine Xiao, Sophia Yunwen Xu, Roy Zhang. On the reserve list are Dylan Tang and Oscar Chin.
LECT received over 40 entries this year; double the entries received in 2018. This year's semi-finalists are from Auckland, Wellington, Lower Hutt, and Christchurch, and aged between 10 to 18 years old. The NZJPC Preliminary Adjudicator commended the excellent quality of music-making and the dedication from each applicant.
The 16 pianists will each perform a 20-minute recital programme with at least three musical periods included on Friday 2 October. Only six will progress onto the Final Round on Sunday 4 October and compete for a total prize pool of over $4,000 and performance opportunities, sponsored by the Auckland Branch of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand, SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, and Bach Musica NZ. Previous competition winners are Lixin Zhang (Burnside High School), Ashani Waidyatillake (St Kentigern College), and Delvan Lin (King's College).
The NZJPC programme also includes a performance from Lorelle McNaughton at the Opening Ceremony, a solo recital from Tony YanTong Chen (as part of his prize package as the winner of the 2019 Wallace National Piano Competition), the ever-popular Multi-Piano Open event, and two masterclasses led by NZJPC Adjudicator and celebrated New Zealand pianist, Richard Mapp. All events will take place at Lewis Eady, the home of Steinway & Sons pianos in New Zealand.
When: Thursday 1 – Monday 5 October 2020
Where: Lewis Eady, 75 Great South Road
Tickets: Tickets now on sale via Eventbrite - go to http://www.lect.co.nz/nzjpc-2020
The Lewis Eady Charitable Trust was established in 2008 to support music education and performance opportunities for young musicians in New Zealand. Find out more at www.lect.co.nz.
Ms Gemma Lee, Marketing Consultant, Lewis Eady
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Ms Sharon Seeto, Administrator, Lewis Eady Charitable Trust
021 593 282