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Photos: James Guan

James Guan from Sydney - Saturday September 8 at 7.30 at the Eastbank Auditorium in Shepparton.

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The 3 Finalists - James Guan, Alexander Yau & Oliver She

We have three pianists in the GRAND FINALS and they are James Guan, Alexander Yau and Oliver She - WE CAN'T WAIT to hear them play Saturday 8 September

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2018 - The Cash & Prizes Up for Grabs for the Award

There are substantial prizes for the pianists - who are competing in this national competition. $68,000 in cash and prizes to be exact. Donated by incredibly generous sponsors and they are worth recognising.

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Semi-Finals - 5 Pianists - Their Repertoire

Today marks the Semi-Finals at the Eastbank Centre for the Australian National Piano Award. Starting at Midday and running through to 4pm. Here is what the five sensations will be performing (listed in the order of their appearance)

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SEMI-FINALS – Friday September 7, 2018

Vatche Jambazian, Robbin Reza, Alexander Yau, James Guan and Oliver She are the Five fearless & fantastic pianists take to the stage Today – It’s the SEMI-FINALS for the 2018 Australian National Piano Award. Listen Up People! Today, Friday September 7 at NOON, there's going to be a showdown on the Steinway. . . . Fabulously contested - the five fearless and talented pianists will battle it out in the afternoon at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, for the SEMI-FINALS of Australian National Piano Award.

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ROUND TWO - Thursday - Recital Times

Thursday September 6 marks the last series of recitals for ROUND TWO. The seven pianists performing this afternoon and evening will be:

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ROUND TWO - Wed - Recital Times

It is now time for the next round of recitals to occur for the fourteen pianists. All of them will take their turn during Wednesday afternoon & Evening and the same for Thursday the remaining pianists will take to the stage at Eastbank

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ROUND ONE - Monday 3 - Tuesday 4 September

Performance Order for Monday afternoon and evening recitals

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Vatche Jambazian, 30 years old from Sydney

When asked who inspires him, Vatche responds, "Every single musician on this planet.  We are all in this together and we are all striving for the same goal, to communicate through music without words".

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Tim Chiang, 30 years from Melbourne

Europe has a very rich history and culture in classical music, and travelling in general has definitely opened my eyes to so many different cultures and lifestyles; from small towns in Italy that enjoy a simple but content life, to big capital cities such as Vienna with impressive grand and elegant architecture, and where there is so much happening all the time, especially in classical music.

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