Up Coming Performances

2019

Tuesday 23 April 2019 6pm "Gods and Demons", Melbourne Recital Centre Primrose Potter Salon

https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2019/gods-and-demons/

Leopold Godowsky
Java Suite ‘Phonoramas: Tonal journeys for the pianoforte’
-Gamelan
-Wayang-Purwa, Puppet Shadow plays
-Hari Besaar, The Great day

Mily Balakirev
Islamey, Op.18 (2nd version)

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition

 

2018

  •  Sunday 7th October, 2pm --- St. George's Church, Melbourne

  

  •  Thursday 12th April, 1-2pm --- Federation Square, Melbourne

        Open concert for Australian National Piano Award and Greater Shepparton City Council

Programme:

Beethoven
    Sonata in G major Opus 14 No 2 (first movt)
    Sonata in C major Opus 2 No 3 (first movt) 

Liszt 
    Paganini Etude No 6 in A minor 

Chopin
    Waltz opus 69 No 1 
    Waltz opus 69 No 2 
    Waltz opus 64 No 2 

    Nocturne opus 9 No 2 
    Nocturne opus 48 No 1 
Schubert - Impromptus opus 90
    No 2 in E flat major 
    No 3 in G flat major 
    No 4 in A flat major 

  •  Monday 26th March, 6PM "East Meets West"---- Melbourne Recital Centre, Spotlight series 

           https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/east-meets-west/

"Bringing together the music of East and West, pianist Yiyun Gu fuses six thematic groups in a program featuring bells and moonlight, the water spring and fish to fiery tango and the sombre tones of a funeral. 

Explore music of the Romantic and Impressionist eras right through to contemporary Latin and Chinese music as Chinese-born Australian pianist Yiyun Gu performs Tan Dun, Gao Ping, Mo Fan, Debussy, Liszt and Piazzolla."

     Programme:

I. Spring

    Mo Fan (1949- ), Dreaming of The Tiger Spring --- from “Picture Album of West Lake”, (1985)

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Beside a Spring,  S160/4, (1855)

    

II. Funeral

    Tan Dun (1957- ), Ancient Burial --- from “Eight Memories in Watercolor”, (1979/2003)

    Franz Liszt (1811-1886), The Funeral Gondola, S200/II, (1886)

 

III. Bells

    Mo Fan (1949- ), Evening Bell on Nan Ping Hill --- from “Picture Album of West Lake”, (1985)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Bells Through the Leaves --- from Images Book 2, (1907)

 

IV.  Moonlight

    Tan Dun (1957- ), Missing Moon --- from “Eight Memories in Watercolor”, (1979/2003)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), The Moon Sets Over the Ancient Temple --- from Images Book 2, (1907)

 

V.  Fish

    Mo Fan (1949- ), Watching Fish at Flower Harbor --- from “Picture Album of West Lake”, (1985)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Goldfish --- from Images Book 2, (1907)

 

VI.  Tango

    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), Tango No.2  “Andante rubato, melancolico” from Tango Suite (1985),  arranged for piano solo by Yamamoto

    Gao Ping (1970- ), Dance Fury—Homage to Astor Piazzolla, (2000)

 

2017

  Sunday 15th October, 11:30 AM ---- Port Fairy Music Festival, Victoria, Australia

     http://portfairyspringfest.com.au/event/east-meets-west/

  Sunday 22nd October, Healsville, time TBA

2016

  Sunday 19 June 4:00 pm ----- Cadencia Ensemble

                   Yiyun Gu- piano
                   Joanna Tidy- Cello
                   Sandy Lin- Flute

In a delightful program of chamber works for Flute, Piano, and Cello, the Cadencia Ensemble brings musical charm and delight to         Healesville. Compositions from Farrenc, Bolling, Grieg, and Piazzolla will drive away the Winter blues. Interval refreshments provided.

 

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/LKLE
Venue: 59 Healesville-KooWeeRup Road   Healesville, Victoria

  Wednesday 17 Feb 7:30 pm

              Brunswick Beethoven Festival

                  Brunswick Uniting Church, 212 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Vic      

                  Tickets are purchased at the door, no reserved seating. Ticket Prices: $30, $25 concession

                  http://www.brunswickbeethovenfestival.org.au/program.html

 

                  Program:
                        Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.3 in C Major   
                        Chopin Nocturne Op.48 No.1 in C Minor   
                        Beethoven Sonata Op. 57 in F Minor  "Appassionata"    

 

2015

 

  •         Saturday  21 November  7:30pm

                         Perform as the special guest for Sophie's Voice Choir, playing selected sections from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. 

                         Victorian Artists Society Building

                         430 Albert St, East Melbourne

                       
 

  •          Saturday 24 Oct    7:30pm

 

The East Timor Hospital Support Fund in association with the Team of Pianists & National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
presents DOLLARS FOR DILI a fund-raising concert for the Dili Hospital

Saturday October 24, 2015
7.30pm Refreshments 
8.00pm Concert 

At "Glenfern"
417 Inkerman Street, (corner Inkerman and Hotham Streets), East St Kilda Melway 58 F10

PROGRAMME:
BRUCE (YIFAN) QIN (piano solo) 
Chopin – Nocturne Op. 48 no. 1 
Chopin – Scherzo in B-flat minor 
Liszt – Waldesrauschen

YIYUN GU (piano solo)
Scarlatti – Sonata in D minor, K 141 
Rachmaninoff – Liebesleid
Liszt – Mephisto Waltz no. 1

- I N T E R V AL -

Special guest artist
DANIEL CARISON (bass-baritone), with GEOFFREY URQUART (piano)
Brahms – Vier Ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs)


Tickets $70 per head, including pre-concert refreshments provided by Peter Friedrich and Dr. Fiona Cochrane

Limited off-street parking available (please park only in uncovered areas) - enter off Inkerman Stree

 

         

  • Tuesday 17 February    7pm      Yiyun Gu piano    3MBS Fine Music Melbourne 103.5FM 'The Telant' Live Broadcast

 

  • Saturday 30 May     8pm     Cadencia Ensemble   

     Music Lover's Society    Ewing Memorial Uniting Church, coner of coppin Street and Burke Road, Malvern East, Melbourne

 

  • Saturday 15 August      8pm      Yiyun Gu piano    

     Music Lover's Society    Ewing Memorial Uniting Church, coner of coppin Street and Burke Road, Malvern East, Melbourne

 

 

2014  

  • Saturday 13 December 3pm     Cadencia Ensemble

Wyselaskie Auditorium, Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry, 29 College Crescent, Parkville.

 

The newly launched Cadencia Ensemble is formed by Melbourne pianist Yiyun Gu, violinist Harry Tsai, flautist Sandy Lin and cellist Joanna Tidy. The four members are talented young solo artists in their own right as well as being involved in chamber and orchestral performances. On the 13th of December, Cadencia Ensemble will play a combination of trio and duo works by Rachmaninoff, Hummel, Nino Rota, Halvorsen and Piazzolla. 


PROGRAM

HUMMEL Trio for flute, cello and piano
--- Adagio, Variations and Rondo on a Russian Theme, Op.78

NINO ROTA Trio for flute, violin and piano (1958)

PIAZZOLLA Selection of works 

HALVORSEN Passacaglia

RACHMANINOFF Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

Tickets: $15/$10 concession

http://www.trybooking.com/GIJI

Enquiry: yiyungu5@gmail.com