Concert Review: Chopin By Candlelight/ Piers Lane
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Concert Review: Chopin By Candlelight/ Piers Lane

Piers Lane gave a mesmerising performance of Chopin by Candlelight in Sydney last week as part of a national tour. The transcendental experience was built on three elements – Piers Lane’s understated but brilliantly virtuosic style and sensitive playing, the achingly beautiful music of Chopin and the simple ambience created by the minimal lighting in…

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Are Competitions Defined By results?

Yesong Sophie Lee, just 12 years old has won the biennial 2016 Menuhin competition, held in London last month. It was the centenary of the competition whose Laureates include Australians Ray Chen, Susie Park and Grace Clifford, Germany’s Julia Fisher and Russia’s Alina Ibragimova. Charlotte Smith in The Strad asks whether competitions are defined more…