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LEWIS EADY INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL | Recital by Otis Prescott-Mason

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Join us for the Lewis Eady International Piano Festival RECITAL by Otis Prescott-Mason.

Otis is excited to be giving a solo recital at the Lewis Eady International Piano Festival, presenting a programme that explores the journey from minor to parallel major, culminating in Liszt's B minor Sonata.

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Scarlatti

K.213 + K.214

Bortkiewicz
Nos.1-4 from Lamentations and Consolations, Op.17

Scriabin
Four Preludes, Op. 22

Scriabin
Sonata No.5, Op 53

Intermission

Mozart
Adagio in B minor, K.540

Liszt
Sonata in B minor, S.178


Otis Prescott-Mason is a Wellington-born pianist and a classical performance student at Victoria University of Wellington's New Zealand School of Music.  He began his piano studies with Erin Taylor at the age of five before studying with Emma Sayers from 2018 to 2020.  Otis has been studying under his current teacher, Dr. Jian Liu, since 2018.  He has also had lessons with Edith Fischer, Boris Berman, Antti Siirala, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Christopher Elton, Graham Scott, Christian Pohl, James Giles, Louis Schwizgebel, Daniel Lebhardt, Marina Lomazov, Jerry Wong and Rena Shereshevskaya.

In 2022 Otis was awarded 1st prize, Best Performance of a Classical Sonata, and the Audience Choice Award at the Lewis Eady National Piano Competition and later during the same year he was awarded 1st prize at the PACANZ National Piano Competition.  Otis was also awarded 1st prize at the 2020 New Zealand Junior Piano Competition.

Otis has performed in many music festivals in New Zealand and abroad including the Whakatipu Music Festival, At World's Edge Festival, New Zealand International Music Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  He has also collaborated with several orchestras in New Zealand such as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Wellington Chamber Orchestra, and Kapiti Concert Orchestra.

Through the generous sponsorship of Professor Jack C. Richards, Otis was fortunate to travel to Switzerland to attend the 2022 Semaine Internationale de Piano in Blonay.  He was invited to return to the 2023 edition of the festival where, supported again by Professor Richards, in August, he gave a solo recital.

In 2023 Otis was one of the inaugural recipients of the recently redesigned ROSL Pettman Scholarship.  This scholarship allowed him to travel to Europe for two months to attend several piano festivals, benefit from many private lessons, and complete a UK concert residency in which he collaborated with Benjamin Baker, Daniel Lebhardt, and fellow ROSL Pettman recipient, Jack Moyer.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Lewis Eady International Piano Festival is returning from 6th-10th December 2023 for a five-day event that promises to be a must-attend occasion for pianists and music enthusiasts alike. This festival will showcase the talents of both renowned international pianists and young, emerging artists competing in the Lewis Eady National Junior Piano Competition.

EVENTS & TICKET PRICES

FESTIVAL PASS
Entry to all events & masterclasses

General Admission $200. | Student/Child $80.


RECITALS
Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Steinway Artist
 | ITALY
Read Gainsford
 | USA
General Admission $50. | Student/Child $20.| Gold Card $30. 
Otis Prescott-Mason | NZ
General Admission $40. | Student/Child $10.| Gold Card $15. 
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GRAND FINAL
General Admission $50. | Student/Child $20.| Gold Card $30. 
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SEMIFINAL ROUNDS, MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS
General Admission $15. | Student & Gold Card $10.
Door sales only

MULTI PIANO EVENT 
Free


For more details on the Festival visit clef.nz

Supported by Lewis Eady Steinway NZ - CHIRON GROUP NZ



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