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With a passion for both classical and modern piano performance, Nicholas Young is emerging as one of Australia's most captivating and versatile young musicians. Highlights of the 2015 season included performances in Salzburg, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Villecroze, Melbourne, Gisborne (New Zealand), Sydney, and Canberra, and the winning of prizes and accolades at the 'Grand Prize Virtuoso' Music Competition (London), 7th Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition (London), 1st Cochran International Piano Competition and 15th Rome International Piano Competition.
The highlight of the two concerts, for me, was the Op 111, Beethoven's very last piano sonata, written in 1822, five years before his death and when he was totally deaf. Nicholas Young seemed totally immersed in the mind of Beethoven, with a wonderfully expressive performance, full of heart-felt passion and a technique to die for. He handled the many moods in the two quite long movements with great assuredness, producing a very convincing result."