Friday Music
November 2015

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


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6 November

Mirabella Trio

Sayaka Eguchi (violin)
Hanae McLean (clarinet)
Kayoko Nishiwaki (piano)

 

Violin Sonata No.5, Op.24 "Spring"- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
I. Allegro

Three Intermezzi Op 13 - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924)

Suite from Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) - Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
I. Marche du Soldat (Soldier's march)
II. Le Violon du Soldat (Soldier's violin)
III. Petit Concert (Little Concert)
IV. Tango-Valse-Rag 
V. La Danse du Diable (The devil's dance)

 

 

 

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka began her violin studies at age of three, working with Kazuhiko Osaka and Dr Suzuki. She was a part of Suzuki Method Children's Orchestra tour to Germany at ten years of age. She then pursued her studies at Interlochen Arts Academy and also at The Cleveland Institute of Music in the US with Donald Weilerstein and David Updegraff where she was awarded a special prize for "Distinguished Violinist" upon completion of Master's Degree in violin performance. She participated in major music festivals such as Aspen, Tanglewood, and Pacific Music Festival. She is a prize winner of Fishoff National Chamber Music Competition (Indiana, USA) along with many other prizes. She served as the principal second violin of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the concertmaster of Cleveland Women's Orchestra with which she made numerous solo appearances. She is an active recitalist and chamber musician, performing as a part of Mirabella Trio as well as a dedicated violin teacher.  

 
Hanae McLean (clarinet) moved from Japan to Brisbane in 2000 to study with Floyd Williams at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. In 2001 her clarinet quartet was invited to travel to China and Hong Kong with Floyd Williams for a series of concerts. In 2003, Hanae moved to Sydney to learn from Francesco Celata, Associate Principal Clarinettist with the Sydney Symphony. In 2004, Hanae completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance degree, and in 2005, she finished Post Graduate Diploma in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Hanae was a member of Sydney Sinfonia, the Sydney Symphony Education Programme, in 2003 and 2004. She was a guest musician for Sydney Symphony Fellowship Program in 2005 and a member of Camerata programme for Australian Youth Orchestra in 2006. She was on contract as a clarinettist in My Fair Lady presented by Australian 10 and Ballet Orchestra in 2008. Hanae has performed with Sydney Philharmonic Choir Orchestra, Pacific Opera as well as Eminence Symphony Orchestra. She is engaged in several chamber music groups. Hanae also teaches clarinet and saxophone at various schools.

 
Kayoko Nishiwaki studied piano at Mukogawa Women's University Japan with Boris Bekhterev and Naoyuki Inoue. She holds a Master's degree from Moscow State Conservatoire named after P.I.Tchaikovsky, where she studied Mikhail Petukhov.

Kayoko participated in Master Classes by Pierre Reach and Vladimir Viardo at Academy Gyorgy Sebok, and performed in Festival Piano Pyrenees in France.

During her student days in Russia, Kayoko gave a solo recital, played on Heinrich Neuhaus's piano at Pasternak House Museum Peredelkino, in Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, and participated in Taneyev International Music Festival in Dyutkovo Zvenigorod.

Kayoko is an experienced Chamber Musician. In Japan, replacing Boris Bekhterev, she appeared a number of times in Russian Embassy, both as soloist and accompanist.

Kayoko now lives in Sydney Australia where she studies privately with Phillip Shovk, runs a home studio, and accompanies at Riverview College, Brigidine College, and Killara High School. She has played at Sydney Opera House, Sydney Conservatorium, St Stephen's and St Peter's Church. She has recorded for ABC Classics.


 

 

13 November

Alicia Crossley (recorder)

Rebecca Gill (violin)

 

Partita V - Johann George Tromlitz (solo recorder) 1725-1805
Largo
Allegro Assai
Menuet with Variation

Sonata Op.2 No.3 - Georg Phillip Telemann 1681-1767 (recorder and violin)
Siciliana
Vivace
Andante
Allegro

Duet for Violin and Viola (arranged for violin and tenor recorder) KV 423 - Mozart 1756-1791
Allegro
Adagio
Rondeax
Allegro

 

Alicia Crossley is one of Australia's leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.

In 2010 Alicia completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the instruction of recorder virtuoso Hans-Dieter Michatz. Since then Alicia has won several competitions and awards including the Don Cowell Memorial Trust Recorder Competition (2011), the Australia Council's ArtStart Grant for emerging artists (2013), and the Fine Music 102.5 Kruger Scholarship (2014). In August 2011, Alicia released her debut solo CD Addicted to Bass featuring seven newly commissioned Australian works for bass recorder. This was followed by her second solo CD Alchemy, released in May 2015, which has been nominated for Best Classical Music Album by AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association)

An experienced recorder player, Alicia regularly performs throughout Australia and has toured in the USA and New Zealand. She has also presented works at a number of festivals and conferences including the Aurora Festival (Sydney 2012, 2014), Vivid Festival (Sydney 2013), Australasian Computer Music Conference (Brisbane, 2012), Electronic Music Midwest (Chicago, 2012), and SEAMUS (Minnesota, 2013). Alicia has had broadcast with ABC Classic FM, Fine Music 102.5, 2GB and Radio New Zealand, and has performed with notable artists and ensembles such as Neal Peres da Costa (Harpsichord), Daniel Yeadon (cello/viola da gamba), Jamie Hey (cello), Alice Evans (violin), Hans-Dieter Michatz (recorder), Ruth Wilkinson (recorder), Kamala Bain (recorder), The Sydney Consort, and The Marais Project.

Alicia is a passionate supporter of contemporary Australian recorder repertoire and has collaborated with a number of Australian composers, premiering works by Stephen Yates, Paul Cutlan, Elias Constantopedos, Hayden Woolf, Tristan Coelho, Mark Oliveiro, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Chris Williams, Paul Castles and Alex Pozniak.

 

Rebecca Gill is a Sydney-based violinist passionate about chamber and orchestral performance and collaborating with early musicians, singers, dramatists and composers.

In 2013 Rebecca graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium with a Masters of Music Performance (Research) studying with Janet Davies. In 2009 Rebecca completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with first class honours, graduating with the highest recital mark of her year. Rebecca is also a keen student of the Alexander Technique which has formed an integral part of her studies with Janet Davies.

Rebecca Gill has been a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and is the 2015 Stefan Kruger Scholarship Recipient, an award which supports the commission of a new work and a recital tour in 2016. Rebecca has toured throughout regional NSW as well as nationally and internationally and has been privileged to work with great artists including Pekka Kuusisto, Sir Mark Elder, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Pinchas Zukerman, Gautier Capuçon and Charles Dutoit.

In 2013 Rebecca accepted a position in the Sydney Symphony's Fellowship Program and has worked extensively with the orchestra in subscription series, chamber music concerts, education programs and as a soloist. Rebecca also performs with a range of ensembles including the Sydney Chamber Opera and Sydney Camerata and has acted as guest principal with several Sydney community orchestras. Throughout her studies Rebecca was a principal member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and a member of the Sydney Sinfonia for many years. She has also had the opportunity to perform with the Britten Pears Orchestra in the UK.

 

 

 

 

20 November

Tracy Wan (violin)

Belinda McGlynn (pianoforte)

 

Rondo in C major K.373 - Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Première Arabesque pour piano L.66 - Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Violin Sonata No.7 Op. 30, No. 2 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

1 Allegro con brio
2 Adagio cantabile
3 Scherzo: Allegro
4 Finale: Allegro; Presto

 

Tracy Wan began her violin studies at the age of 5. At the age of 10, she made her solo debut with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra, performing the Mozart Violin Concerto No.5. She won numerous prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, such as 1st prize in the violin concerto competition. There she studied with Alice Waten and then Pavel Prantl. In 1993, she was awarded full scholarship from the Meadowmount School of Music. Tracy Wan won the 1st prize in the 1994 Kocian International Violin Competition in Prague and was invited to perform for the Hong Kong Governor, Chris Patten at the Hong Kong Governor's House.

Having awarded full scholarships from The Australian Institute of Music for the Young Musicians Program and SCECGS Redlands, Tracy Wan continued her violin studies with Alice Waten in Sydney in 1995. She won 1st prize in the 1998 Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition; as well as 1st prize in the 1999 Polish Concerto Competition and the Multiple Instruments Concerto Competition 2000. In 1998, she was awarded a full music scholarship from St. Andrew's Cathedral School. Her solo performances frequently broadcasted on the 2MBS-FM. In 1999, the Pan Pacific Music Camps awarded her a full scholarship to participate in the International Violin School.

In 2002, Tracy Wan was awarded the International String-Player Award and was placed second in the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand. Her live performance was selected for broadcast on Concert FM, Radio New Zealand. She also recorded for "Young Australia", ABC Classic FM. She was the associate concertmaster of the Bishop Symphony Orchestra at the Australian Youth Orchestra music camp 2002. She led the Viva String Quartet from 2001- 2003, which won the 1st prize in the Open Age String Quartet Competition at MacDonald's Performing Art's Challenge 2003. The quartet was invited to perform in the 4th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Tracy Wan held a full scholarship for her Bachelor of Music in performance at the Australian Institute of Music. There she was granted Advanced Diploma of Music in performance in 2003.

Tracy Wan relocated to Melbourne in 2004, to fulfil her commitments as an Academy Musician at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and was the concertmaster of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Symphony Orchestra.  She performed as a soloist with the ANAM Chamber Orchestra, playing the Bach Violin Concerto No.2 under the baton of John Harding and recorded for the "Hush Collection" CD vol.II which is now distributed around Australia. Tracy Wan graduated from the VCA – Melbourne University with Bachelor of Music in performance (Honours) 2004.

After studying with Zakhar Bron and Benedict Cruft, Dean of Music at HKAPA in 2005, Tracy Wan began her Master of Music in performance under Kathleen and Allison Short scholarships with the Chair of String Unit, Goetz Richter at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006. She performed in Julian Rachlin's masterclass and gave solo recitals in NSW. In 2007, Tracy Wan performed live on 2MBS-FM as part of the "Emerging Young Artist Series".

Tracy Wan founded the Sapphire String Quartet which was selected to perform for the APEC Summit at the Sydney Opera House on the 8th September 2007. The Quartet has played in masterclasses for the Borodin String Quartet and the Artemis String Quartet. In 2010, Tracy led the Sapphire Ensemble into the finals of the Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition.

Tracy Wan has been a member of the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra since 2007 and was invited to perform with the Macau Symphony Orchestra in 2013.  She recently performed as a soloist in the opera by candlelight concerts in Canberra.

 

 

An honours graduate and scholarship recipient of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Belinda McGlynn spent her post-graduate years in Melbourne as resident pianist for the Australian Ballet, and then as scholar at the Australian National Academy of Music. Belinda has enjoyed solo performances, playing concerti with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, but feels most at home in collaborative roles as a chamber and orchestral musician. She has given concerts extensively throughout Sydney, Melbourne and regional Australia, and has also been broadcast several times on ABC radio. Belinda lives in Sydney and performs regularly, alongside several teaching posts.

 

 


 

 

RECITAL CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO ILL HEALTH OF THE PERFORMER

 

27 November

Samuel Giddy (organ)

 

Advent and Christmas Chorale Preludes from Das Orgelbüchlein - J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Advent BWV 599–602

BWV 599 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [Come now Saviour of heathens]
BWV 600 Gott, durch deine Güte [God, through your goodness]
BWV 601 Herr Christ, der einge Gottes-Sohn [Lord Christ, the only Son of God]
BWV 602 Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott [Praise be to God Almighty]

Christmas BWV 603–612

BWV 603 Puer natus in Bethlehem [A boy is born in Bethlehem]
BWV 604 Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ [Praised be you, Jesus Christ]
BWV 605 Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich [The day is so full of joy]
BWV 606 Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her [From Heaven on high I come here]
BWV 607 Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar [From Heaven came the host of angels]
BWV 608 In dulci jubilo [In sweet joy]
BWV 609 Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich [Praise God, you Christians all together]
BWV 610 Jesu, meine Freude [Jesus, my joy]
BWV 611 Christum wir sollen loben schon [We should indeed praise Christ]
BWV 612 Wir Christenleut [We Christians]

Scherzo in E Major - Eugène Gigout (1844 – 1925)

 Chorale No. 1 in E Major (from Trois Chorales) - César Franck (1822 – 1890)

 

Samuel Giddy began learning the organ at age 12 from Philip Swanton at Wesley Uniting Church. A regular first-prize-winner in the Sydney Organ Competition, he gained his LMusA in organ in October 2014. In the past few years Samuel has performed repeatedly at the Sydney Town Hall's "Young Organists' Day" and St Andrew's Cathedral's "Rising Stars" Series, as well as participating in the Sydney Organ Academy. He also plays the piano, learning from Arnan Wiesel and gaining several first prizes in the National Eisteddfod. Ultimately, music is for him a reflection of something greater: God's creative image in us, and our need for the life found in Him.

 

 



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