Derek Long

Derek Long is 18 years old and has been studying piano for over 12 years. In 2015, Derek came second in the Auckland Rönisch Piano Competition. In 2016, he won both the North Shore Performing Arts Society and the APMA junior recital competitions, as well as competing in the Wallace National Junior Piano Competition. Two years ago, Derek competed in the Wallace National Piano Competition and reached the finals of the Rönisch Piano Competition. He has also participated in masterclasses with pianists such as Michael Houstoun, Piers Lane, Jianing Kong, Read Gainsford, Xie Ming and Professor Song Wen Li.

Repertoire

Programme 1
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E Flat Major, Op. 81a, “Les Adieux”
Rachmaninov: Étude-tableau in E Flat Minor, Op. 39 No. 5
Gao Ping: No. 1 Nostalgia from Distant Voices

Programme 2
Chopin: Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 55 No. 2
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B Flat Major, Op. 83
Gao Ping: No. 2 Love Song from Kangdin from Distant Voices

Programme 3
Haydn: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32
Liszt: La campanella from Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141/3
Wagner/Liszt: Isoldes Liebestod, S. 447 from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B Flat Major, Op. 83
Gao Ping: No. 2 Love Song from Kangdin from Distant Voices

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