St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)
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Tracy Wan (violin)
Alastair Duff-Forbes (violin)
Ying Ho (piano)
Concerto in G major no.3 KV216 - W A Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in A minor - Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto for two violins in D minor BWV1043 - J S Bach (1685 - 1750)
Tracy Wan began her violin studies at the age of 5. She gained her Master of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2009. She studied with Alice Waten, Pavel Prantl, Goetz Richter and Zakhar Bron. Tracy is an active soloist and chamber music performer. Her solo performances frequently broadcasted on the radio in Australia and New Zealand.
Tracy won the 1st prize at Kocian International Violin Competition 1994 in Prague. In 2002, Tracy was awarded the International String-Player Award and was placed second in the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand.
Tracy led the Viva String Quartet and won the 1st prize in the Open Age String Quartet Competition at MacDonald's Performing Art's Challenge 2003. She founded the Sapphire String Quartet in 2006 which was selected to perform for the APEC Summit at the Sydney Opera House on the 8th September 2007. In 2010, the Sapphire Ensemble was through to the finals of the Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition.
Tracy was the concertmaster of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Symphony Orchestra. The Age noted,'"played at a high level and precisely following the conductor's direction".
Tracy Wan has been a member of the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra since 2007 and was recently invited to play with the Macao Symphony Orchestra.
Alastair's involvement in music began at an early age, playing the violin at the age of five and the piano at the age of seven. He attended the Conservatorium High School on scholarship. During that time, he studied the violin with Alice Waten and Goetz Richter, and the piano with Stephanie McCallum. Alastair obtained his A.Mus.A for violin in 1998 and for piano the following year. He was awarded the L.Mus.A for violin in 2002.
In 2001, Alastair began his studies for a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium, majoring in violin performance, continuing his studies under Goetz Richter. Since then, he has received a number of Scholarships including the Matteson and Nancy Roberts Scholarship, the Chapple Bremner Award and a Rotary Scholarship. Alastair graduated with honours at the end of 2004 and studied for a Master of Music in violin performance at the Sydney Conservatorium under Chris Kimber and Carl Pini.
Alastair has participated in masterclasses with artists of international renown, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dene Olding, Lara St. John, Walter Verdehr, Charles Castlemann, the Borodin Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet and the Belcea Quartet. Alastair reached the semi-finals of the Kendall National Violin Competetion in 2001.
Alastair performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, in 2004, and the Mozart A Major Violin Concerto with Orchestra 143, in 2007. He recently performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Tracy Wan and Orchestra 143, in May 2011.
Alastair has been an active chamber musician for many years, performing as a member of many different ensembles including the Sapphire String Quartet, the Stables Quartet and the Stables Trio. He has performed in a wide variety of events including the 2006 Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville, with the Stables Quartet, and the 2007 APEC leaders' conference at the Sydney Opera House, with the Sapphire String Quartet.
Alastair has been a member of many orchestras, including the Australian Youth Orchestra, the Sydney Youth Orchestra and Eminence Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, performing as Concertmaster on many occasions. Alastair was Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in 2010 and Associate Concertmaster in 2009. He is Concertmaster of the Bourbaki Ensemble, since 2007, and is currently a member of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
Ying Ho has performed throughout Australia, England, Europe, and Israel as soloist and chamber musician. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she is a recipient of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music International Scholarship, the Else Cross Brahms Prize, the Maud Hornby Memorial Prize, the Kathleen and Allison Short Memorial Scholarship, and the John and Dorothy Vimpani Scholarship. From 2008 to 2009, Ying taught at the Edward Said Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem, during her time there she performed in the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Haifa and Nazareth, and conducted the Conservatory's Orchestra in Bach's Keyboard Concerto in G minor.
A keen chamber musician, Ying has participated in masterclasses at the Lausanne Academie de Musique in Switzerland with Pierre Amoyal and Bruno Canino, and the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar. She regularly performs with the Sydney Symphony Fellows and has been broadcasted on ABC Classic FM and 2MBS-FM.
Patrick Keith (piano)
Jonathan Mui (violin)
Piano Sonata no. 1, first movement - Carl Vine (1954 - )
Paganini Variations, Book 1, Opus 35 - Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata for Violin and Piano - Leoš Janáček (1854 - 1928)
1. Con moto
Patrick Keith is rapidly emerging as an exciting collaborative pianist, currently completing a Bachelor of Music specialising in Accompaniment at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Phillip Shovk and David Miller. During his early studies, he participated in the Piano! festival held at the Australian National Academy of Music in July 2010 under the direction of Boris Berman and included tuition from Berman, Piers Lane, and Michael Kieran Harvey amongst others, and broadcast for the ABC Classic FM radio for the ISCM New Music 2010 festival. In the collaborative field, he has participated in masterclasses given by Emmanuel Pahud, Dieter Flury, Peter Bruns, Steven and Carolyn Warner of the Cleveland Duo, and Marie Van Hove-Parker AM, all specifically on duo repertoire. Recently, with flautist James Kortum, he placed third in the Geoffrey Parsons Accompaniment Competition, performing the Liebermann Sonata amongst other works. He has had the pleasure of working with Michael Halliwell, Goknur Shanal, a concert featuring Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with sopranos Wendy Dixon and Narelle Yeo, and a recital with Goetz Richter.
Jonathan Mui was born in Hong Kong in 1991 and started playing the violin at the age of five. He moved to Sydney in 2002 where he continued his studies with the world-renowned pedagogue Prof. Shi-xiang (Peter) Zhang. At the beginning of 2005, he was offered a scholarship to the summer course at the Meadowmount School of Music in the USA, where he spent seven weeks in July of that year. Soon afterwards, in October, he gave his first solo performance of a concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of Guangxi Province, China.
In June 2006, Jonathan won the Outstanding Performer Award in the Ku-Ring-Gai Concerto Competition, an event organised annually by the Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic, one of Australia's leading community orchestras. In September 2007, Jonathan was the winner of the first prize at the Kendall National Violin Competition (Aus), and was also the inaugural recipient of their Travel Scholarship. In October of the same year, he performed with the Queensland Youth Orchestra, and was a joint winner of the National Youth Concerto Competition 2007, held in Brisbane. As a recipient of the Travel Scholarship, he travelled to London in December 2007 for private tuition with Prof. Kun Hu, a distinguished Chinese violinist and currently a member of the Royal Academy of Music faculty. Jonathan completed a recital tour in February 2008 as the winner of the Kendall Competition, performing in Mosman (Sydney), Nambucca Heads and Kendall.
Jonathan entered the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in February 2010, where he currently studies with internationally acclaimed Norwegian violinist and pedagogue, Prof. Ole Böhn. In December 2010, Jonathan won first prize at the Gisborne International Competition (NZ), and was a joint winner of the Prize for the Best Interpretation of a New Zealand Composition. In January 2011, he was invited back to New Zealand to perform at the Australian High Commission in Wellington. In June 2011, Jonathan was selected to participate in the inaugural Lausanne Summer University, an intensive chamber music course bringing together five leading music institutions from around the world: Sydney & Singapore Conservatories, Guildhall School (London), Peabody Institute (Baltimore), HEMU (Lausanne). In July, Jonathan performed string quartet and solo recitals at the Vigeland Summer Concert series in Oslo, Norway, and also appeared as a guest artist at the celebration concerts for the 102nd anniversary of the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro. In 2012, Jonathan has continued his work in Scandinavia, returning to perform in Oslo in February and July, and also participated in the prestigious Carl Nielsen Festival and Competition in Odense, Denmark.
Jonathan appears frequently as a member of the Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, and has recently served as concertmaster for both these ensembles. Highlights in his orchestral playing include the Chamber Orchestra tour to USA, which featured joint concerts in October 2010 with the Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory and the University of Boulder (Colorado).
Ronald Woodcock (violin)
Lillian Camphausen (piano)
Lyric Poem Op. 35 - Eugene Goossens (1893 - 1962)
Duo D574 - Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
1. Allegro moderato
Five Melodies Op. 35 - Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Ronald Woodcock has toured in 95 countries during a distinguished career as concerto and recital soloist, chamber player, teacher and orchestral conductor. He has performed in world musical centres such as London, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Budapest, Lisbon, Brussels and Buenos Aires.
In remote countries such as Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Peru, the Solomon Islands, Bhutan and St. Helena Island, he has introduced audiences to Western classical music, often for the first time.
He has brought to a lifetime of performing the works of composers from Bach to Penderecki and beyond, a wealth of musical experience gained first from his teachers Arthur Grumiaux and Pablo Casals in Europe and then from orchestral playing in the Philharmonia, BBC and Royal Philharmonic orchestras under conductors such as Karajan, Klemperer, Ormandy, Beecham and Goossens.
His wide-ranging repertoire encompasses all the mainstream violin concertos and sonatas while also including the avant-garde and virtuoso showpieces – and he promotes works by Australian composers on many of his tours.
Since early retirement from the University of Adelaide, where he was for twenty years Associate Professor of Violin, he now tours internationally giving recitals, concerto performances, radio recordings, violin masterclasses and workshops and also adjudicating at national concerto competitions and eisteddfods.
Malaysian born Lillian Camphausen migrated to Adelaide in 1969. She studied piano with Noreen Stokes and Clemens Leske. After completing her Bachelor of Music (Hons.), she studied piano with Prof. Detlef Kraus in Germany and later, lied interpretation with Hartmut Höll, harpsichord, and chamber music, attending master-classes and courses with Edith Picht-Axenfeld, Paul Badura-Skoda, Joaquín Achúcarro, Norman Shetler, Geoffrey Parsons, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christiane Jaccottet and the Amadeus Quartet.
After finishing her studies, Lillian freelanced as a teacher, accompanist and chamber musician. She was an official pianist for numerous international master-classes and competitions. In 1988 she translated "Johannes Brahms - Klavierkomponist" ("Johannes Brahms – Composer for the Piano") by Detlef Kraus. In 2004, Lillian moved to Brisbane and in 2009, to Sydney. She works as an accompanist, language coach (for singers) and chamber musician.
(Organ Scholar, Christ Church St Laurence)
Jubilate - William Mathias (1934 - 1992)
Passacaglia in D minor - Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)
Psalm prelude set 1, no. 2 - Herbert Howells (1892 - 1983)
Amazing Grace - Naji Hakim (1955 - )
Suite Modale - Flor Peeters (1903 - 1986)
Jeremy was born in 1989 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He began his musical career at the age of four when he started piano lessons. Becoming a chorister at ChristChurch Cathedral, he switched to the organ at the age of ten, and has been pursuing this career ever since. He became organ scholar at Christ's College, Canterbury with Music Director, Robert Aburn, in 2004, while at secondary school there. Formal lessons began with Russell Kent, and Jeremy passed his Licentiate with Trinity College, London, with distinction in 2005. Gaining this, he was appointed organ scholar at ChristChurch Cathedral under Brian Law, and Assistant Music Director at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Christchurch.