João Xavier & Julia Gu concert - 25/05 - 18u & 19u30

João Xavier & Julia Gu concert

concert 1: 18u

concert 2: 19u30




Julia Gu

Felix Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue op. 35 no. 5 in F minor

  • Robert Schumann Three Fantasiestücke op. 111
  • Frederic Chopin
    • Etude op. 10 no. 1 in C major
  • Clara Schumann
    • Scherzo op. 10 no. 1 in C minor
    • Scherzo op. 14 no. 2 in D minor
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54
I. Allegro affettuoso
II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
III. Allegro vivace


João Xavier

Robert Schumann Arabeske op. 18 in C major

Kinderszenen op. 15

1. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen

2. Kuriose Geschichte

3. Hasche-Mann

4. Bittendes Kind

5. Glückes genug

6. Wichtige Begebenheit

7. Träumerei

8. Am Kamin

9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd

10. Fast zu ernst

11. Fürchtenmachen

12. Kind im Einschlummern

13. Der Dichter spricht

Frederic Chopin Mazurka op. 56 no. 1 in B major
Piano Sonata no. 3 in B minor op. 58
I. Allegro Maestoso
II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
III. Largo
IV. Finale: Presto non tanto

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Julia Gu

Julia grew up in Sydney, Australia and studied piano with Natalia Sheludiakova since 2006. She participated in the Sydney Conservatorium Open Academy and Rising Stars Program with scholarships, and graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium High school with honours. She continued her piano studies with Ralf Nattkemper at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater and obtained her Master’s degree magna cum laude with Sergei Edelmann at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp, with whom she is pursuing her Postgraduate soloist degree. She is also furthering her musical studies under the guidance of Eliso Virsaladze at the Scuola di Musica Fiesole. Highlights include performances at the City Angel Place and the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and she broadcasted with the 2MBS Fine Music Sydney as a soloist and chamber musician. She made her orchestral debut performing Chopin’s piano concerto in F minor with Maestro Paul Terracini and the Penrith Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Julia studied chamber music with artists Alice Waten, Kathryn Selby and Niklas Schmidt and performed in Menuhin Live Music Now Hamburg.
In addition, she is very grateful for the inspiration received from artists such as Dmitri Alexeev, Dmitri Bashkirov, Idil Biret, Peter Frankl, Richard Goode, Grigory Gruzman and Alexei Lubimov among others.
In 2013, she was a semi finalist at the Korea International competition for Young Artists and in 2020, she placed third at the AntwerPiano International competition.

João Xavier

Born in Lousada, Portugal, João Xavier started his musical studies at the age of 9 at the Vale do Sousa Conservatory in this city, where he finished, in 2011, the undergraduate course under professor Luísa Ferreira.

He continued his studies at Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE), in Porto, with pianist Pedro Burmester, and has also worked with pianist Tania Achot and, at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Florence, Italy) with Eliso Virsaladze.

In 2020 he graduated with distinction from the Moscow State “Tchaikovsky” Conservatory, where he studied under Eliso Virsaladze.

He was awarded several prizes in national competitions, such as the 1st prize at the 5th Póvoa de Varzim Piano Competition; the 1st prize at the 10th Florinda Santos Piano Competition and the 1st prize at the 12th Santa Cecília Piano Competition.

In 2011, he received the 1st prize at “Prémio Jovens Músicos” (Young Musicians Prize) and the 3rd prize at the Jaén International Piano Competition (Spain, 2014). Recently, he has been awarded the 1st prize at the Estoril Festival Competition, in Lisbon.

He has performed solo recitals and concerts with orchestra in several cities of Portugal, Spain, Italy and Russia, in many halls such as the “Sala Suggia”, at casa da Música, Porto; the Big Hall of the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Teatros del Canal, Madrid; Small, Rachmaninov and Great Halls of the Moscow State “Tchaikovsky” Conservatory; having collaborated as a soloist with such conductors as Pedro Neves, Günther Neuhold, Nikolay Lalov, Anatoly Levin, Martin André and Vasily Sinaisky.

João Xavier completed in 2023 a master’s degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel under professor Aleksandar Madžar.







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