On Thursday, 28th April 2022, Marlborough College Malaysia hosted an internal live final of the piano competition for Senior School pupils. Five pupils were selected following a heat consisting of fourteen excellent pianists. The competition was judged by a special guest, Ms Hau Ping Ping, founder and owner of the Twelve Note Music Academy in Johor Bahru.
The evening started with an upbeat performance of Gershwin’s I’ve Got Rhythm, performed by Emily (Hu); Ariel (Shell) followed with Granados’ 5th Spanish Dance, Andaluza. The third performance was from Amy (Shell) with Feodora by Czerny; Yurika (Remove) then treated the audience to the lively Romanian Folk Dances by Bartok; and the evening was rounded with a fast and furious final movement from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, executed expertly by Rex (Remove).
All of the performances were outstanding and were a wonderful showcase of the talent of these performers. Many congratulations to Yurika who was announced the winner of the competition following her superb performance. We would like to wish Yurika and Rex all the best as they prepare to take part in the Steinway Malaysia Youth Piano Competition on the 6th June in Kuala Lumpur.