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Sat, 03 Aug


Sydney Opera House

Young Maestros Gala Concert at the Opera House

A dynamic showcase of exceptional young talent and acclaimed artists performing classical masterpieces on various instruments, with exciting audience-inspired musical improvisations.

Young Maestros Gala Concert at the Opera House
Young Maestros Gala Concert at the Opera House

Time & Location

03 Aug 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About the event

A concert designed to welcome and delight audiences of all musical backgrounds, featuring exceptional young musicians (ages 6-16) on various instruments and guest acclaimed pianists Daniel Rojas and Elen Rapoport. Audience members will have the unique opportunity to participate in music-making as Daniel and Elen demonstrate their improvisational skills, creating music on the spot based on audience-given notes and stories.

Daniel Rojas is a South American-born Australian pianist, composer and associate professor at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, known for his captivating performances and specialising in the rich, vibrant, Latin American musical aesthetic. Elen Rapoport is a passionate Russian concert pianist and dedicated teacher with extensive international experience, celebrated for her extraordinary stage presence and improvisational flair.


Young Maestros

Terrence Xie (Piano, 14 years old) Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no. 1, S.514

Simon Luo (Violin, 10 years old) Wieniawski: Polonaise de concert no.1 in D major, Op.4

Emma Rose Koeswandy (Piano, 13 years old) Enrique Granados: Valses Poeticos

Ethan Lu (Piano, 7 years old) Rachmaninov: Prelude Op.32 No.12 in G sharp minor

Kathy Piao (Piano, 7 years old) Chopin: Minute Waltz Op. 64 No.1

Justin Gao (Marimba, 12 years old) E. Kopetzki: Bottom Line

Audrey Chan (Harp, 13 years old) F.J. Naderman: Allegro Moderato Fieramente (1st from Sonatina No.3 in Bb)

Selection ongoing.

Guest Pianists

Elen Rapoport Rachmaninoff: Prelude C-sharp minor Op. 3, No. 2

Daniel Rojas Daniel Rojas: SalTango

Daniel Rojas & Elen Rapoport Improvisations from audience-given notes and scenes

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