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Aristo Sham: 2016 PianoArts Competition Winner

PianoArts Winner

Join us for an exclusive performance by the 2016 winner of this celebrated competition that has set the standard for emerging young pianists! 

Aristo Sham, born in Hong Kong, was first introduced to the piano at the age of three. Having given concerts on five continents in countries ranging from Singapore and Argentina to Slovenia and Morocco, Mr. Sham has played for Prince Andrew at Windsor Castle, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of York, and the Queen of Belgium and President Hu of China on their respective visits to Hong Kong. He has also collaborated with orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

The concert program will include:

Mozart: Sonata No. 15 in F major, K. 533/494
-I. Allegro
-II. Andante
-III. Rondo: Allegretto

Villa-Lobos: A prole do bebê No. 1
-Branquinha (the china doll)
-Moreninha (the papier-mâché doll)
-Caboclinha (the clay doll)
-Mulatinha (the rubber doll)
-A Pobrezinha (the patch-work doll)
-O polichinelo (the punch)
-A Bruxa (the witch)


Martinu: Etudes and Polkas (selection)

Schumann: Fantasie, Op. 17
-I. Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton
-II. Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
-III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

Prokofiev: Toccata, Op. 11

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Ailey II The Next Generation of Dance
Later Event: October 25
4th Annual Literary Luncheon