Piano tussen Oost en West: China, Mexico & Rusland op Kasteel Heeswijk

11 oktober 2015 | 20.00 uur | Kasteel Heeswijk,

Drie jonge pianistes, die Oost en West met elkaar verbinden: Lindsey Du Lin uit China, Areli Cortéz Gutiérrez uit Mexico en Luba Podgayskaya uit Rusland



20.00 – 20.40 uur: Areli Cortés Gutiérrez (Mexico) 

J. S. Bach (1685-1750):
Italian Concerto in F Major, BWV 971
I. No tempo indication
II. Andante
III. Allegro

L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827):
Sonata No.15 in D Major, Op. 28
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Leonardo Coral (b. 1962):
Constelaciones (Mexico City, 2012)

F. Liszt (1811-1886):
Paganini Etude No. 2, in E-Flat Major



20.40 – 21.00 uur: Lindsey Du Lin (China) 

J. S. Bach (1685-1750):
Prelude and Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 862

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791):
Sonata in a minor, No. 8, K.V. 310
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante cantabile con espressione
III. Presto

—————           pauze         —————

F. Chopin (1810-1849):
Nocturne in C-sharp minor No. 20, Op. posth

B. Smetana (1824-1884):

Yiqiang Sun (b. 1945):
Dance of Spring

Jianzhong Wang:
Liuyang River

F. Chopin (1810-1849):
Ballade in A-Flat Major, No. 3, Op. 47


21.50 – 22.30 uur: Luba Podgayskaya (Rusland)

J. S. Bach (1685-1750):

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in d minor, BWV 903

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791):
Sonata A Major, K.331/300i
I. Andante grazioso
II. Minuetto
III. Alla Turca – Allegretto

A. Liadov (1855-1914):
Barcarolle in F sharp Major, Op. 44

S. Bortkiewicz (1877-1942):
– Prelude Op. 33 # 6 in C-sharp Minor
– Prelude Op. 33 #5 in A major


Over de musici: 

Areli Cortés Gutiérrez
Areli Cortés Gutiérrez (Mexico City, Mexico) began piano lessons at age 9 with Professor Evelyn Villegas Aguilar. In 2006, she was accepted to the Escuela Superior de Música at the National Center for the Arts, where she studied early keyboards with Dr. Michael Tsalka. Currently, she is completing Bachelor’s Degrees in Piano Performance with Prof. Yulia Vishnevetskaya and Harpsichord Performance with Prof. Agueda Gonzales.

Recent performances in Mexico include the Diego Rivera Center for Artistic Education, the La Salle University, the Angélica Morales Concert Hall, the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival (Finland) the Soumaya Museum, the Blas Galindo Hall, the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, the Soumaya Museum and the Museum of Popular Cultures. Outside of Mexico she has participated twice in the Nordic Historic Keyboard Festival in Kuopio, Finland, performing in several concerts and taking early keyboard lessons with Joyce Lindorff, Anna Maria McElwain, Shuann Chai, Frederic Voorn, Guan Changxin and Ulrika Davidsson. This year she participates for the first time in the Geelvinck International Fortepiano Festival.


Lindsey Du Lin
Born in China’s Henan province in 1990, Lindsey Du has had an interesting and incredibly diverse upbringing. It was as a young child in Henan province that Lindsey was first introduced to classical music. Her father, a Geologist held in high-esteem amongst the Chinese scientific community was often away on business, and it was whilst spending time at home alone with her mother that Lindsey began to take an interest in her mother’s music collection, mainly comprised of Western classical composers.

When Lindsey was very young her father took up a permanent position in Qinghai Province, and relocated his family to the city of Golmud so that they could live together. It was at the age of five Lindsey began to express an interest in learning the piano herself, but it was not as easy a task as originally anticipated as it took almost six months for Lindsey’s mother to track down a piano teacher, the first and only teacher in the city at the time!

At the age of twelve Lindsey’s family was required to relocate yet again, this time to Tibet.

Lindsey was forced to leave her friends behind and start afresh in a completely new city. In the beginning, she found comfort in her piano which her father had arranged to be transported to Tibet. It was in her younger childhood years that Lindsey’s passion for the piano really became apparent, as she lost herself in her piano playing for hours at a time almost every day. It was here in this remote expanse, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and a huge diversity of cultures, traditions and influences that Lindsey’s music began to really mature and develop in a more independent and exciting direction.

At fifteen, Lindsey made the decision to independently move to the city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province to attend high school. Immediately at ease with the fast-pace, and the buzzing hustle and bustle of one of the largest cities in China, Lindsey began to socialize and network, partying and studying whilst continuously striving to develop her piano-playing ability and find new influences and styles in melting pot in which she found herself.

It was whilst studying in Chengdu that she met with Prof. Jing Du of the Sichuan Conservatory of Music who was taken by her original and perceptive style of playing and offered her a scholarship at the conservatory.

After a rather diverse and unusual upbringing, Lindsey’s style and technique was a combination of a plethora of influences and impressions, and it was through her training at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music that Lindsey was really able to organize, develop and expand her style and her music.

In 2014 Lindsey relocated to Shanghai, where she currently lives and works as a composer, performer and teacher.


Luba Podgayskaya:
Luba was born in Russia in 1985 year. She started to study music at the age of 6, piano was her first instrument.
After she entered the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory (2003, Russia) she became interested also in harpsichord so she decided to study both instruments (with additional course of organ). She has finished the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory as a pianist (with prof. V. Shakin) and a harpsichordist (with prof. E. Seredinskaya) in 2008 and then entered the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (2008, Netherlands) to study harpsichord with Jacques Ogg and basso continuo with Patrick Ayrton.
In 2000 year Luba was a prize winner of the festival “In every music there is Bach” (Petrozavodsk, Russia).
In 2006 year she had a 3d place in the category basso continuo in the international competition named after B. Asafjev (Great Novgorod, Russia).
She also participated in different master-classes of French, American, Russian, Italian Professors of Music with a piano and a harpsichord.
Luba took part in many projects both in Russia and Netherlands. In 2002 – 2003 she was a member of Saint-Petersburg Student Philarmonic Society (Russia). She was invited to play in different projects of The Royal Conservatory such as master-class for conductors with the music of De Valla, Debussy project with singers, student`s project with Mozart`s opera “Cosi fan Tutte”, concert with “Actus Tragicus” by J. S. Bach with the Conservatoire`s ensemble (organ continuo).