Saturday 14 March, 7.00pm

Paul Terracini: Conductor
Leanne Jin: Piano

Gerard Brophy: New Work
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 Emperor in E♭ major


The 2020 season for the KPO begins with an epic concert of famous ‘5ths’: Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto and Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony.

Known as ‘The Emperor’, Beethoven’s last and largest piano concerto has grandeur in its striking first movement, beauty and serenity in the Adagio and virtuosity in the glorious rondo finale.

We welcome Leanne Jin, one of Australia’s leading young soloists to perform the ‘Emperor’ concerto. Leanne was the winner of the Barbara Robinson Award in the 2017 KPO Concerto Competition and she has since won the 2019 Lev Vlassenko Competition and the 2019 Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Piano Scholarship.


Paul Terracini

Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.