classical music, chamber music, liverpool, merseyside, concerts
Friday 30 September 2011 at 7.30pm
Liszt: "Sposalizio", "Il penseroso" & "Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa"
Beethoven: Andante Favori in F, WoO57
Vine: Piano Sonata No.1
Messiaen: Premiere communion de la vierge
Debussy: "Canope", "Eccentric" (from Preludes Book II)
Liszt: Sonnettos 47, 104, 123, del Petrarca (from Annés Book II)
Liszt: Aprčs une lecture de Dante (from Annés Book II)
Olivia Sham completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (The University of Sydney) on a
scholarship of Outstanding Academic Achievement/Merit, where she studied with Elizabeth Powell, and graduated with
First Class Honours and the University Medal. She was then awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music
where she completed a Master of Music with Professor Christopher Elton, graduating with distinction. She has now begun
doctoral studies at the Academy in Liszt performance practice, supported by an Overseas Research Award.
Olivia has won numerous prizes and awards, including third prize in the 18th A.M.A. Calabria International Piano
Competition (Italy), third prize in the 4th International Concerto Competition (Hastings Music Festival, UK), 2006
John Allison Piano Scholarship, prizes in the 2006 Australian National Piano Award, and keyboard winner of the 2003
Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year. Most recently, she was awarded a 2010 Making Music Philip & Dorothy
Green Award for Young Concert Artists.
Olivia has played with various orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and
Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia), Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (USA), Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra
(Italy), and Finchley Chamber Orchestra and Guildford Symphony Orchestra (UK). Olivia is also an enthusiastic chamber
musician, and has given numerous solo recitals in Australia and the United Kingdom. Forthcoming projects include
several recitals of Liszt’s piano music, and a performance of Chopin’s E minor Piano Concerto on an 1842 Pleyel piano.