THE JOY OF PIANO / Singapore's Only Free International Piano Festival


Not to be missed! THE JOY OF PIANO, to be held on three evenings from 23 to 25 October 2012 at the University Cultural Centre Theatre, is Singapore's first and only free international piano festival. Featured are three extremely talented prize-winning pianists who have been associated with the Hong Kong International Piano Competition, organised by The Chopin Society of Hong Kong. Two of them are 1st prize winners of that competition: Ilya Rashkovskiy (2005) and Giuseppe Andaloro (2011). Joining them is Hong Kong's most decorated pianist in the SAR's history, Colleen Lee.

Tickets for the recitals at 8 pm are available on a first come first served basis and can be obtained at the door on each evening. Please come very early to claim them. 

Ever wondered what the programme is going to be? Here's a low down on the prizes each pianist has won and their exciting recital programmes.   



ILYA RASHKOVKIY (Russia)
1st prize, Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2005
2nd prize, Marguerite Long International Piano Competition, 2002
4th prize. Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition 2007
3rd Prize, Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, 2011

SCHUBERT Impromptu in C minor, Op.90 no.1
PROKOFIEV Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op.84
CHOPIN Ballade No.2 in F major, Op.38
CHOPIN Nocturne Op.27 No.2
CHOPIN Polonaise Op.53 "Heroic"
RACHMANINOV Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.36



COLLEEN LEE (Hong Kong) 
Finalist, Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2005
Finalist, Chopin International Piano Competition 2005
Finalist, Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, 2006
Finalist, Sendai International Piano Competition 2007

SCHUMANN Arabeske in C major, Op.18
SCHUMANN Fantaisie in C major, Op.17
CHOPIN Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49
CHOPIN 24 Préludes, Op.28


GIUSEPPE ANDALORO (Italy)
1st Prize, Hong Kong International Piano Competition 2011
1st Prize, Sendai International Piano Competition 2001
1st Prize, London International Piano Competition 2002
1st Prize, Busoni International Piano Competition 2005

FRESCOBALDI Partita sopra l’aria di Follia
BACH-BUSONI Chaconne
MESSIAEN Three Préludes
STRAVINSKY Tango
BARTOK Suite, Op.14
LIGETI Two Capriccios
KAPUSTIN Four Études, Op.40

The Joy of Piano is presented by the NUS Centre for the Arts under its ExxonMobil Campus Concerts series, and generously sponsored by The Chopin Society of Hong Kong.