Melbourne

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Friday 18 June 2021
6:15 pm (100’) AEST
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Brian Luo

Recital Repertoire

Haydn

Sonata in D major XVI : 37 (1780)


Schubert/Liszt

Litanei, transcription for piano, S. 562/1 (1840)


Liszt

Transcendental Etude No. 4, Mazeppa (1852)


Chopin

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major (1841)


Liszt

Réminiscences de Don Juan (S. 418)


INTERVAL


Bach

Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 867


Ravel 

SCARBO from Gaspard de la nuit, M. 55


Strauss/Grainger

Ramble on the Love Duet from Der Rosenkavalier,  Op. 59


Rachmaninoff 

Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36 I. (1931) 

Biography

Adelaide-born BRIAN LUO began piano lessons  at the age of six, studying with Prof. David Lockett AM from age eight.  After two years of learning the piano, he started to show great  enthusiasm for the piano, winning numerous awards and prizes in  Adelaide, including a Single Studies Scholarship at the Elder  Conservatorium from 2012 - 2015. In 2015, Brian was offered a full  scholarship place at the renowned Purcell School in London, where he  studied with Patsy Toh, and later received a British Government  scholarship to support his music studies. At Purcell, Brian had a  variety of performance opportunities both as soloist and chamber  musician, and after winning an internal school competition was given the  opportunity to perform at Milton Court. He has also given performances  in Sacile (Italy), Venice, Scotland, and in Australia. Now based in  Melbourne, Brian is a 2nd year BMus student at the Melbourne  Conservatorium of Music studying with Glenn Riddle. In 2019 Brian was  awarded the MCM Pearis Rodgers Scholarship, and also won the Musical  Society of Victoria’s Hephzibah Menuhin Piano Award. In 2020 Brian won  1st Prize in the Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition,  receiving the prestigious Elisabeth Murdoch prize and was consequently  invited to give a recital at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival.