International Piano-e-Competition
Jonathan KUO
Jonathan KUO
AGE: 16*
*as of July 6, 2019
Iswagria R. Sudarno
About Jonathan:
Jonathan started piano lessons at the age of seven. Jonathan’s first foray into piano competition was very successful: in 2012, Jonathan became 3rd Prize Winner in the Indonesia Steinway Youth Piano Competition in under 10 category, and 2nd Prize Winner along with Prize for Best Performance of Mazurka in the 5th ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur. Since then, he won many prizes in national and international piano competitions.

Jonathan has played for many notable musicians, including Steven Spooner (USA), Josef Anton Scherrer (Germany), Stephen Hough (UK), Manfred Aust (Germany), Boris Kraljevic (Montenegro/Singapore), Li Ming-Qiang (China), Thomas Hecht (USA/Singapore), and many others.

Jonathan had already given many public performances of solo piano works as well as piano concertos. He has appeared with the Jakarta Concert Orchestra under Avip Priatna, as well as with the Jakarta Sinfonietta under Iswargia R.Sudarno. In 2016 Jonathan gave a major solo recital Jakarta, as part of the Steinway Concert Series.

Jonathan recently became the youngest Indonesian Young Steinway Artist. At his Steinway & Sons Young Steinway Artist Gala Concert he performed two concertos: Mozart Concerto in C Major, K. 467 and Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1, in B-flat Minor, Op. 23.
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C Major, WTC I, BWV 846
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 No. 2
  I. Allegro vivace
Frederic Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 11
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 38
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
  IV. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven Thirty-two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80
Franz Schubert Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op. 142 No. 3, D. 935
Claude Debussy Preludes, Book I
  VIII. La fille aux chevaux de lin
  IX. Le dance de Puck
Robert Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
  III. Scherzino
  IV. Interlude
  V. Finale
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor Op. 23
  I. Andante non troppo e molto maestoso
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