Friday Music
June 2011

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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6 June

Conservatorium High School students


1. Piano Trio in D Minor, op 49 - F. Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

Movement 1: Molto Allegro

Victor Avila (Yr 12) – Violin
Bernadette Morrison (Tertiary) – Cello
Pavle Cajic (Yr 11) - Piano

Tutor: Vicki Parkin


2. Epitaph de Jean Harlow - C. Koechlin (1867 - 1950)

Antonia Berg (Yr 11) – Flute
Kate Whitton (Yr 11) – Saxophone
Alex Zhang (Yr 11) - Piano

Tutor: Leah Lock


Sonata in D Major for two pianos K448/375a - W. A. Mozart
(1756 - 1791)

Movement 1: Allegro con spirito

Julia Gu (Yr 8) – Piano
Crystal Bai (Yr 8) - Piano

Tutor: Peter Walsh


4. Andante and Rondo op.25 - F. Doppler (1821 - 1883)

Elissa Koppen (Yr 11) – Flute
Emilia Antcliff (Yr 11) – Flute
Alex Zhang (Yr 11) - Flute

Tutor: Ying Ho


5. Organ Concerto No. 8 in D Major- F. Brixi (1732 - 1771)

Allegro – Adagio - Allegro

Harry Benetts (Yr 12) – Violin
Michelle Koe (Yr 12) – Violin
Liam Meany (Yr 12) – Cello
Edith Yam (Yr 12) – Organ

Tutor: Philip Swanton



13 June

Patrick Keith (Piano)


Patrick Keith (piano)
Ozzie Nelson (flute)
Carly-Anne Evans (mezzo soprano)
Chris Bennett (cello)

Moderato from Flute Sonata, op 94  - Sergei Prokofiev (1891- 1953)

Allegro ma non troppo from Flute Sonata, op 18  -
Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)

Ozzie Nelson, flute, Patrick Keith, piano

Agnus Dei   - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Schäme dich, o Seele nicht - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Suleika  - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

Nuit d'Étoiles  - Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Carly-Anne Evans, mezzo soprano, Patrick Keith, piano

Cello Sonata no 2  - Bohuslav Martinů (1890 - 1959)

Chris Bennett, cello, Patrick Keith, piano

Patrick Keith studied Piano with Ann Hoy of the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, achieved his A.Mus.A with Distiction in 2007, as well as working in the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Regional Youth Orchestras for 5 years. A student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music student, he presently studies Piano Performance with Philip Shovk. Patrick has given a number of recitals throughout Australia and has accompanied a vast number of recitals, concerts, and exams.



20 June

Nicholas Russoniello (Saxophone)


Fantasia in A No 1. From 12 Fantasias (1732) -
G.Ph Telemann (1681 - 1767)

Tango Etude Suite (1989)  - A Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
Molto marcato e energico

Fantasia in d No 6. From 12 Fantasias (1732) -
G.Ph Telemann (1681 - 1767)

Improvisation 1 (1974) - R. Noda (1948 - )

KuKu (1997) - B. Cockcroft (1972 - )





Originally from Wollongong, Nick has performed in various settings both in Australia and abroad. Nick has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra Dell' Academia di Schio, (Italy, New Reed Quartet), the BHP Youth Orchestra and this year will appear with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra as a category finalist of the Symphony Australia Young Performers award. He has given solo recitals for 2MBS radio and this year will record contemporary saxophone repertoire for ABC Classics FM.

Nick has performed throughout Italy with the Syrinx Quartet, including for the prestigious La Societa Dei Concerti Milan. The Syrinx Quartet was the 2009 winner of the Conservatorio di Milano's Ferrero chamber music competition. At home in Sydney, Nick performs regularly in the Duo Histoire with Murilo Tanouye (guitar), giving concerts throughout Australia. Duo Histoire's self-titled debut recording (2008) has been played on radio stations across the country, including ABC classics and 2MBS radio, Sydney. In 2011 Nick became a member of Continuum Sax, Australia's foremost saxophone quartet. With this prestigious ensemble Nick will be performing at the Melbourne International Festival of Single Reeds and for the Australian New Music Network.

Nick's studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Chrisina Leonard and graduated from the Bachelor of Music (performance) course with first class honours. As a student of the SCM, Nick received a number of awards and scholarships which allowed him to pursue international study. In 2004 and 2006 Nick attended the European Summer Saxophone University in Gap and in 2007 was awarded a BBM travel scholarship to travel to London and Paris for lessons with teachers including Marie Bernadette Charrier, John Harle, Jean Denis Michat and Christain Wirth. In 2010 Nick completed his post graduate diploma with full marks at the Conservatorio di Musica Di Milano "G.Verdi" where he studied with Marco Bontempo, Mario Marzi and Daniele Comoglio.



27 June

Heather Moen-Boyd (Organ)

(Organist, Scots Kirk, Mosman)


Music for Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity

Chorale prelude, Heut' triumphiret Gottes Sohn  - J S Bach (1685-1750)
('Today God's Son triumphs')

Chorale prelude on Miles Lane ('All hail the power of Jesu's name') -
Alec Rowley (1892-1958)
Chorale variations on Veni Creator  - Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
 ('Come, Holy Ghost')

Le vent de l'Esprit - Olivier Messiaen (!908-1992)
('The Wind of the Spirit' from The Pentecost Mass) 

Trisagion on Nicaea - Vernon Griffiths (1894 - 1985)
('Holy, Holy, Holy')

Prelude and Fugue in E flat - J S Bach (1685-1750)
(from the Clavierübung III)


Heather Moen-Boyd studied at Sydney Conservatorium, where she gained a Bachelor of Music, and also holds the A Mus A and FTCL diplomas. An experienced recitalist, she has been organist and choir director at Scots Kirk, Mosman, since 2006. During the mid-1980's she was Sunday morning organist here at St Stephen's.

She has accompanied major choral works with various choirs throughout Sydney and regional areas. Performances in 2009 included Haydn's The Creation, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle , Stainer's The Crucifixion Requiems by Mozart and Durufle, Handel's Messiah, and Mendelssohn's Elijah. Last weekend she performed in concerts with the Hastings Choristers at Port Macquarie, which included Faure's Requiem.

As well as a busy private studio, Heather teaches piano at Bankstown Grammar School, and is an examiner with the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts. She represented the Presbyterian Church on the editorial committee for the revised Australian Hymn Book, 'Together in Song'.

Heather is also a chorister with the Sunday Evensong choir of Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney. She will give a solo organ recital there in July.

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