Program 1st Round:
Andante favori F-Dur WoO 57
Sonate Nr. 21 C-Dur op. 53 (Waldstein)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Introduzione: Adagio molto
III. Rondo: Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo
James Dekleva began studying piano at the age of five. He is a graduate from the University of Western Australia where he studied piano performance under Jana Kovar who is still his current mentor. Performance highlights include playing in the 2014 Beethoven Marathon at Government House Perth, solo recitals in Western Australia from 2015 onwards, and being chosen for continuo and orchestral pianist roles in operatic productions in Australia and overseas. James also has a keen interest in composition, having composed a piano trio and several songs for voice and piano.