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Tonya Lemoh  

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Tonya Lemoh was born in Sydney, to an Australian mother and a Sierra Leonean father, and began piano lessons at the age of five when her family moved to London.  She continued piano studies while living variously in Tasmania, Sydney, London and Sierra Leone, finally returning to Australia to enter the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the age of seventeen. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and undergraduate/post graduate degrees from the Sydney Conservatorium. Tonya Lemoh is also a graduate of the Artist Diploma programme of the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. From 1999 to 2001 Tonya Lemoh was staff accompanist at The Boston Conservatory. Her teachers have included Professor John Damgaard, Michael Lewin, Richard Fields, Nicolai Evrov and En Pei Lin. Among numerous international awards, Tonya Lemoh won the Diplôme d'honneur at the 2002 International Grieg Piano Competition in Norway, with a special mention for her interpretation of Liszt, and first prize in the International Competition of Young Performers in Denmark in 2003. That year Tonya Lemoh became a member of the piano faculty at the University of Copenhagen.

From her base in Copenhagen, Tonya Lemoh's concert activity includes appearances with orchestras, solo recitals, and chamber and lied concerts in Europe and Australia. She is an avid chamber musician, and in 2002, with Professor Judith Ermert-Robe of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Gent, formed the Ermert-Lemoh Duo which has since performed numerous concerts in Denmark, Belgium and Germany and been enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike. An enthusiastic interpreter of modern music, Tonya Lemoh has performed in various international New Music festivals, in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and Syria.

Tonya Lemoh has performed as soloist live on Danish television, and recorded for Danish Radio, and ABC radio. Her debut solo CD was released by the Danish record label Classico, and features works by Chopin, Liszt, Griffes, Bentzon, and Ginastera. Tonya Lemoh's next disc featuring the piano works of Joseph Marx was released on Chandos label, and received high critical acclaim on an international level, as well as being nominated as Chandos CD of the Month, and ABC CD of the week in Australia in 2008.

 

Live Dates

15/12/2011   Årets bedste i Politiken og Berlingske
Ifølge både Politikens og Berlingskes musikanmeldere har Dacapo leveret et par af årets bedste klassiske CD-udgivelser
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05/08/2011   Tarp's Piano Works CD OF THE MONTH on MusicWeb International
MusicWeb International has chosen Tarp's Piano Works as CD of the month: "I do urge you to try this most intriguing and musically valuable disc." Read the review here:
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19/05/2011   Tarp is 'CD of the Week' on the Danish Radio
Read the full review that describes Tonya Lemoh's release as: "one of the greatest Danish music surprises of the year".
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03/05/2011   Tarp piano works is "CD of the Month" on Classics Today
Classics Today has picked Tonya Lemoh's new Tarp release as CD of the month - "a real "find" that piano fanciers will certainly want to experience without delay."
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01/04/2011   Tonya plays Tarp - a mini interview
With her new solo album the Australian-born pianist Tonya Lemoh focuses on the piano music by the Danish composer Svend Erik Tarp.
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05/08/2011   MusicWeb International

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
- CD OF THE MONTH, AUGUST 2011 - "I do urge you to try this most intriguing and musically valuable disc"
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01/07/2011   OPUS

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
6/6 Stars

"Jag bekänner utan omsvep att jag fallit fullständigt pladask för denna skiva ... varför spelas inte denna fantastiska pianomusik oftare?"
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01/06/2011   David's Review Corner

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
"Technically outstanding, Tonya Lemoh has that ‘touch' that can bring magical moments to quiet passages."
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19/05/2011   DR P2

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
- UGENS CD - uge 20, "Tonya Lemohs indspilning er ikke bare Ugens CD, men en af årets store danske musikoverraskelser."
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12/05/2011   Politiken

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
5/6 Hjerter

"Lemoh er dejligt modsigelsesfri i fortolkningerne, så enhver kan mærke og forstå, hvad musikken handler om."
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11/05/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
4/6 Stars

"Tonya Lemoh spiller disse værker knasende sprødt og med masser af nuancer."
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01/05/2011   Klassisk

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
4/6 Stars

"Svend Erik Tarps værker sprudler og gnister mellem fingrene på Tonya Lemoh"
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29/04/2011   Classics Today (10/10)

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
"CD OF THE MONTH" - May 2011: "Tarp's music is a real "find" that piano fanciers will certainly want to experience without delay ... a significant voice in 20th-century music"
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26/04/2011   Fyens Stifstidende

Svend Erik Tarp: Piano Works
4/6 Stars

"Tonya Lemoh fortolker med en friskhed, rytmesans og fandenivoldskhed, hvor det giver mening"
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Photo: Lisbeth Holten

Discography

Piano Works
Piano Works
Svend Erik Tarp

CD 8.226053 (2011)

Expressive piano music with a wealth of lyrical passages, infectious rhythms and captivating melodies


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