Friday Music
October 2016

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

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7 October

Peter Leung (solo tenor saxophone)


Breezzzz (2015) - Peter Leung (1985 - )

The Sky Below (2013) - Folkert Buis (1971 - )

The Soul of the Elephant (2002) - David Pope

Vogeltje (depressief)(2013) - Jan Menu (1962 - )

Sun (2010) - Peter Leung (1985 - )
Movement III - Air
Movement IV - Command

Prelude Mystery and Ecstasy (2010) - David Pope

Jump (2013) - Tini Thomsen (1981 - )



Peter Leung began saxophone at age seven and has since had varied and extensive performance career, spanning several countries and musical styles. Peter currently performs as a solo and chamber artist, as well as regularly performing with the Sydney Saxophone Collective and teaching in various capacities in Sydney. In 2016 Peter completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Dr Michael Duke and in 2011 completed a Masters of Music at Fontys Conservatorium (NED), under Ties Mellema and Niels Bijl. During his time abroad Peter performed a number of solo recitals as well as performing with F.C. Jongebloed in their 2010 concert series. In 2014 Peter, as part of the Sydney Conservatorium Estivo Summer School, travelled to Italy to perform and work under saxophonists Mario Marzi and Lars Mlekusch. In 2015 Peter performed at the World Saxophone Congress as part of both the Australian Saxophone Orchestra and International Tenor Saxophone Collective.






14 October

The Mirabella Trio

Sayaka Eguchi - violin
Hanae McLean - clarinet
Kayoko Nishiwaki - pianoforte


Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
I  Adagio
II Fuga

  Introduction and Rondo for clarinet and piano Op.72- Charles-Marie Widor (1844 -1937) 

Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano - Pierre Max Dubois (1930 -1995)
I   Prelude
II  Boite a musique
III Chanson pour Nathalie
IV Sérènade

Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano - Paul Schoenfield (1947- )
I Freylakh

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.



21 October

Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Ensemble


2016 - Semester 2

Conductor: Dr. Michael Duke
Guest conductor: Joanne Heaton

Soprano I: Alice Morgan
Soprano II: Chung Him Chu
Soprano III: Xiao Han
Alto I: Alisha Kinkade
Alto II: Travers Keirle
Alto III: Jason Lee
Tenor I: Sam Weller
Tenor II: Tim Dunne
Tenor III: Jasmine Mills
Baritone I: Tom Spenser
Baritone II: Jordan Brynes
Bass: Campbell Ball


"Holberg Suite"  - Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)

"Prelude, Idyll and Fugue"  - Gabriella Vici

Voyage*  - John Corigliano (1938 - )
Arr. Michael Duke

"The Devil's Rag"  - Jean Matitia (1952 - )


The Sydney Conservatorium Saxophone Orchestra is pleased to present a concert that showcases the variety of sounds and styles for which the instrument has become known. Highlights include two classic transcriptions of Edvard Grieg's famous "Holberg Suite" led by guest conductor and DMA candidate Joanne Heaton and Academy award winning composer John Corigliano's "Voyage" adapted for the ensemble. As is part of the core mission of the group, the ensemble will be world premiering a work by student composer Gabriella Vici.




28 October

Benjamin McKenzie (organ)



Prelude in F# minor BuxWV 146 - Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig - Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Méditation from Organ Sonata No. 6, Op. 86 - Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Toccata from Suite Modale, Op. 43 - Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Processional - William Mathias (1934-1992)




Benjamin McKenzie has loved music all his life and he started formal music lessons at 6 years of age. He was awarded the AMusA with distinction in piano in 2011 and is a prize winner at several Eisteddfods and music festivals.

Benjamin commenced organ lessons in 2009 with Dr Allan Beavis, and is now in the final year of a Bachelor of Music Studies degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying under Philip Swanton. Apart from the Conservatorium, Benjamin has performed in concerts at Bowral and Picton, and has been a featured guest performer with the L'Estro Harmonico string orchestra.

Benjamin enjoys liturgical music and is currently the organ scholar at St Stephen's, studying under Mark Quarmby and Dr David Hood. Prior to this he has been a regular organist at St Peter's, Campbelltown and St Mark's, Picton.



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