Leeds Piano Competition prizewinners
As part of their prizes, the 2018 Leeds Piano Competition winners were offered recitals at London's Wigmore Hall. Tonight, Mario Häring plays Debussy and Xinyuan Wang plays Bartok.
Leeds Piano Competition 2018 Prizewinners’ Recital
Recorded at the Wigmore Hall
Presented by Sarah Walker.
As part of their prizes, the 2018 Leeds Piano Competition winners were offered the opportunity to play at London’s Wigmore Hall. Tonight, Mario Häring, second prizewinner, plays Debussy, Lachenmann and Schubert, and Xinyuan Wang, third prizewinner, plays Schubert and Bartók .
Lachenmann: 5 Variations on a Theme of Schubert
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor D784
Debussy: Suite bergamasque - Clair de lune
Mario Häring piano
Schubert: Piano Sonata in D D850
Bartók: 3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csík BB45b
Allegro Barbaro BB63
Piano Sonata BB88
Xinyuan Wang, piano
The programme of the German pianist Mario Häring includes the set of variations on Schubert’s German Dance D643 (1819) which was the experimentalist Helmut Lachenmann’s first published piece (1956).
Still in his early twenties, the Chinese pianist Xinyuan Wang brings together two composers, Schubert in expansive mode in his 1825 sonata and Bartók at his most percussive in his example from 1926.