ANAM Recital: Jennifer Yu (piano)

WEB_YU, Jennifer

ANAM Recitals enable each musician to make their own personal musical statement, through performance, repertoire and presentation.

Hammer. Paper Clip. Plectrum. Fingertip.

My recital showcases the percussive qualities of the keyboard, with music from Hungary and America. We start with a set of miniatures by George Crumb, where you will hear unusual, beautifully captivating sounds played on the piano in an unconventional way. I absolutely love producing the interesting sounds and enjoying them as they linger in the air, like a meditative experience. This is followed by Ligeti’s Hungarian Rock, a super funky, rhythmic piece on the harpsichord, again played in a way one might be unaccustomed to hearing. The Ives Sonata is an amalgamation of quickly shifting styles, with an ethereal, floaty middle section featuring the crotales. Finally, I’m joined by my dear colleagues for the Bartók, a total ripper of a piece with vibrant rhythms, rockin’ tunes and extraordinary atmospheres. I hope to see you there!

CRUMB 5 Pieces for piano
LIGETI Hungarian Rock
IVES Three-page Sonata
BARTÓK Sonata for 2 pianos and percussion

Jennifer Yu QLD piano/harpsichord
Liam Wooding NZ piano
James Knight SA percussion
Alison Fane VIC percussion

Photo by Pia Johnson

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