Bachauer concert series
Sep 29, 2023 : 7:30 pm
Session 118
Darkness Descends

2018 Bachauer Silver Medalist Aristo Sham offers a program full of passionate expression and virtuosity with Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata, Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith, and Ravel’s complete Gaspard de la nuit.


Aristo Sham
Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist “whose playing combines clarity, elegance and abundant technique,” and by The Washington Post as a young artist with “boundless potential” who can “already hold his own with the best,” pianist Aristo Sham has dazzled audiences on five continents. In 2009, Aristo was featured in the documentary ‘The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies’, broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK.

Aristo has also performed for royalty and dignitaries such as Prince Charles, the Queen of Belgium, and ex-President Hu of China, and collaborated with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under Edo de Waart, English Chamber Orchestra under the late Sir Raymond Leppard, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Mr. Sham first came under international recognition when he won First Prize in the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany in 2006, and First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in 2008. More recently, he has also won prizes in the Vendome Prize at Verbier Festival, Gina Bachauer, Dublin, Clara Haskil, New York, Saint-Priest and Viotti International Piano Competitions. In 2019, he was First Prize winner of the Casagrande International Piano Competition.
George Frideric Handel

Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430




Air with 5 Variations on “The Harmonious Blacksmith”

Robert Schumann

3 Fantasiestücke, op. 111

Sehr rasch, mit leidenschaftlichem Vortrag

Ziemlich langsam

Kräftig und sehr markirt

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No. 21 in C Major "Waldstein", op. 53

Allegro con brio

Introduzione: Adagio molto

Rondo: Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo

Heitor Villa-Lobos
Suite Floral, W117
Idílio na rêde (Idyll in the Hammock)
Uma camponesa cantadeira (A Singing Country Girl)
Alegria na horta (Joy in the Garden)
Chu Wanghua
Jasmine Flower Fantasia
Maurice Ravel
Gaspard de la nuit
Le gibet

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City


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Keyboard-side Seating $35*
Other Seating $25*
Students $12*


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