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Adult $60
Member $50
Student $40
Season tickets $165
Member season tickets $135
Student season tickets $105

Oleg Marshev

Oleg Marshev

The British music magazine “The Gramophone” reviewed Oleg Marshev’s recording of Prokofiev music as “one of the most authoritative and impassioned performances on disc so far”. His interpretation of the “War” trilogy has been awarded the prestigious accolade “Classic CD Choice” against such competitors as Richter, Berman, Ashkenazy.

Born in Baku, former USSR, Marshev trained with Valentina Aristova at the Gnesin School for Highly Gifted Children and with Mikhail Voskresensky at the Moscow Conservatory where he completed his Performance Doctorate in 1988 gaining the Diploma with Honor. 

1991 saw his New York debut with a highly acclaimed recital at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The following year he appeared at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw which led to other invitations to perform at this prestigious hall. Since then he has performed throughout the world from Canada to New Zealand, performing with such orchestras as London Philharmonic and appearing at such important venues and festivals as Wigmore-Hall of London, “A.B. Michelangeli Festival” of Brescia-Bergamo, Italy, Ruhr Klavier Festival, Germany, Festival at Roque d’Antheron in France.

John Chen

John Chen

New Zealand pianist John Chen launched his career by winning the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition, where he also won prizes for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chamber music and Concerto. Since then, he has performed across Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and extensively in Australia and New Zealand, including performances at significant festivals such as Klavierfestival Ruhr and Singapore International Piano Festival. 

He has performed concertos with most of the major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand as well as among others, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Mr Chen was for five years the pianist in the Saguaro Piano Trio, which took first prize at the Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition in 2009, where they also won the prize for the best performance of a work by Brahms. 

Mr Chen is deeply committed to New Zealand music, and has given the world premieres of works by New Zealand composers Jenny McLeod, Ross Harris, Gao Ping, Robin Toan, Alwyn Westbrooke, Claire Cowan and Tony Lin.

Mr Chen began piano studies in Auckland at the age of three. He received his Master of Music from the University of Auckland under Rae de Lisle and an Artist Diploma at Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles under John Perry. 

Thomas Hecht

Thomas Hecht

Renowned American pianist and pedagogue Thomas Hecht is the founding Head of Piano Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. 

Over the span of three decades he has concertised on five continents as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and as a member of the acclaimed duo-piano team of Hecht & Shapiro, winners of the Munich International Two Piano Competition and USA National Duo Piano Competition. 

Professor Hecht has performed in many of the world's cultural centres, appearing with leading orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Programme Fazioli 2020


Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie
Chopin 2 Nocturnes op. 48
Scriabin 2 Nocturnes op. 5
Scriabin Polonaise op.21


Chopin Fantasie
Chopin Valse A flat major op34 n. 1
Scriabin Valse A flat major
Chopin Mazurka e-minor o.17 n.2
Scriabin Mazurka e-minor op.2.n3
Scriabin Fantasie


Chopin Mazurkas op. 63 and 50
Schumann Sonata no. 3 in F minor


Chopin Polonaises op. 26, 61 and 53.


Six Bagatelles, Op. 126
I. Andante con moto
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Presto
V. Quasi allegretto
VI. Presto
Four Ballades, Op. 10
I. Andante- Allegro
II. Andante-Allegro non troppo
III. Intermezzo: Allegro
IV. Andante con moto


Ballade, Op. 46 (1977)
Sonata for Piano, Op. 26 (1949)
I. Allegro energico
II. Allegro vivace e leggero
III. Adagio mesto
IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito


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If you have purchased a ticket, but are no longer able to attend, we are offering the option to donate your ticket/s to a promising piano student.