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Nordic Country represented: Norway

Institution: Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo

Name of present teacher: Marianna Shirinyan, Håvard Gimse

Rachmaninov Etudes-Tableaux Op. 33

Round 1

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 870, WTC Book 2
Haydn: Keyboard Sonata in G major, Hob.XVI:40, II. Presto
Liszt: Waldesrauschenin D-flat major (Two Concert Études S.145)
Rachmaninov: Etudes Tableaux Op. 33 No. 2 in C major
Messiaen: “Île de Feu I” from Quatre Études de Rythme

Round 2

Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36
Knut Buen/Kjetil Bergheim: “På gamle tufter”
Bartok: Piano Sonata Sz. 80

Round 3

Mozart Piano Concerto No.23 in A major K 488

Julie Yuqing Ye

Julie Yuqing Ye was born in 1992 and took her first piano lessons at the age of four. She attended the Young Talents programme at Barratt Due Music Institution in Oslo with Einar Steen-Nøkleberg until she moved to London where she did her master degree and studiedwith Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva. She recently did har Diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music, taking lessons with Marianna Shirinyan and Håvard Gimse, as well as Giorgia Alessandra Brustia during an exchange term at the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatorio in Bolzano. She is now based in Oslo.

At her diploma concert in March 2017 she played Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Norwegian Music Academy Orchestra under the baton of Karl Heinz-Steffens. Prior to this she had been a soloist with other orchestras like Oslo Symphony Orchestra and Bærum Symphony Orchestra. She also performed both solo and chamber music at the Oslo Concert House and the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, as well as Wigmore Hall and Milton Court Concert Hall in London.

She played from Grieg’s Op. 17 in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s (NRK) television project “Grieg: Minute by Minute”, an anniversary concert live broadcast from the composer’s home at Troldhaugen. She also participated in the NRK’s show “Masterclass” with Leif Ove Andsnes, as well as “Virtuos” and the television station’s New Year’s concert.

Between 2006 and 2009 she won the National Youth Music Competition (Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap) in the solo, duo and ensemble classes.

Among the music festivals she has attended are the chamber music festivals in Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen and abroad the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival, Beijing International Music Festival, International Summer Academy Mozarteum and Collegium Musicum Pommersfelden.

Competition Repertoire​

Haydn: Keyboard Sonata in G-major, mvt II. Presto