IN 2014, 14-year-old Hannah Shin wowed Maroondah Symphony Orchestra audiences with her stunning interpretation of Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto. She returns to Cowes with the orchestra on March 25 to play Mozart’s last piano concerto, No. 27, with its catchy dance-like final movement.
Three years on from her last appearance, Shin is one of Australia’s leading younger generation pianists and has garnered prizes and accolades around the world. Her recent major prize in the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition was one of the most significant prizes awarded internationally to an Australian pianist – and at just age 17.
She has made numerous appearances with orchestras, performing concertos ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, with renowned orchestras such as the Salzburg Chamber Soloists and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Ningbo Symphony Orchestra and the Poland International Quartet. She has also performed with various Melbourne orchestras at venues including the Melbourne Recital Centre. She was recently invited to perform as guest artist at the Herald Sun Aria, at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.
She has been featured on Kansas Public Radio, as well as China Central TV, and has given recitals in the US, Germany, Denmark, Russia, China, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
The Cowes concert also includes Cimarosa’s Overture to The Secret Marriage and Beethoven’s Symphony No 7 in A Op. 92.
Exuberant, celebratory and deep, Beethoven’s seventh symphony was termed “the apotheosis of the dance” by Wagner. The famous slow movement, used to dramatic effect at the conclusion of the movie The King’s Speech, is rivalled only by the Eroica’s funeral march for Beethoven gravitas.
The concert, in the Cowes Cultural Centre at 2.30pm on Sunday, March 25, is presented by the Phillip Island Arts and Cultural Committee.
Tickets are available at the door. Adults $20, students $8 and free for children. Inquiries: Anne Davie 5956 8216.