Leanne’s piano speaks Spanish

Congratulations to Theme and Variations Foundation 2018 award winner Leanne Jin for receiving the 2021 Stefan Kruger Scholarship. This scholarship will go towards the funding of an exciting DVD project: a showcase of Spanish and Latin American piano music. This DVD is inspired by her teacher, Natalia Ricci, who had introduced Leanne to the world of Spanish and Argentinian music. Leanne is very excited to record masterworks by composers such as Albéniz and Ginastera as well as a newly commissioned work by award-winning composer Daniel Rojas who specialises in rich and vibrant Latin American music. This will be her second collaboration with the Master Performers Label, with whom she had previously worked with to produce her first DVD which is due to be launched this year!

Here is a YouTube link to her performance of Albéniz’s Triana (from book 2 of Iberia), which shows a snippet of what is to come in her second DVD. This was filmed at Phoenix Central Park as part of Monochromatic Series project recently.

She credits the Theme and Variations Foundation for her success over the last few years, stating that “I would like to express my gratitude to the Theme and Variations Foundation and the generous sponsors for supporting young aspiring pianists. The Theme and Variations Foundation Award has opened so many doors of opportunity and experiences and I am so excited for what the future holds.”

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