Commercial Road Chamber Music Series 2011 (QLD)

Friday 9th September 7pm

Mahler Symphony No. 2 arranged for eight hands on two concert grand pianos


Venue: 60  Commercial Road, Newstead, Brisbane

Tickets: $25, $20 Concession $10 Students

Phone: (07) 3666 0650

Chamber Music Workshop with Dr Stephen Emmerson
2pm – 3:30pm Saturday 10 Sept (same venue)

The Waterloo Hotel (cnr Ann Street & Commercial Road, Newstead) is kindly offering 20% off all meals pre or post concert on presentation of your tickets. The Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler, known as the Resurrection, was written between 1888 and 1894, and first performed in 1895. Apart from the Eighth Symphony, this symphony was Mahler’s most popular and successful work during his lifetime. It is his first major work that would eventually mark his lifelong view of the beauty of afterlife and resurrection.

In this large work, the composer further developed the creativity of “sound of the distance” and creating a “world of its own”, aspects already seen in his First Symphony.

Now experience this masterpiece in a chamber setting with eight hands playing on two Steinway concert grands!cal Music Concert Brisbane September 2011



Brieley Cutting has given solo and chamber music performances in London, Europe, and New Zealand, and performances in Australia for Musica Viva, 4MBS radio, ABC radio and television. Selected competition successes include second prize in the international 2010 Kerikeri National Piano Competition in New Zealand and she was a Grand Finalist in the 2006 Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award. Brieley holds postgraduate degrees from the Royal College of Music, London, and the Queensland Conservatorium.  
Concert Brisbane 

Classical Music Australia


4th and 5th November, 7pm


Shelli Hulcombe (soprano), Rianne Wilschut (clarinet), Paul Kopetz (bass clarinet) & Brieley Cutting (piano). Katherine Philp (Guest cellist) Kopetz An Australian Backyard Suite (World Premiere) Mozart Nocturnes Spohr Songs  Piazzolla Tangos (various) “An Australian Backyard Suite” is a collaboration between Australian composer Paul Kopetz and Brisbane poet Svyetlana Hadgraft. The work sets out to describe various plants and animals that are commonly found in our gardens. From destructive insects to majestic trees, a typical Australian backyard comes to life in the form of 6 songs colourfully scored for soprano, clarinet, cello and piano. 

The Australian Chamber Musicians were established in 2000 as a professional touring ensemble, performing well-known classical repertoire in venues such as churches and art centres in cities and regional Australia. Our aim is to bring good music at an affordable price to audiences that may otherwise not be able to experience it live in mainstream concert halls. We love to explore many wonderful suburban venues that are not necessarily being used for live music performances to their full potential. 2011 marks the 10th Anniversary of our Concert Series.

Tickets: $25, $20 Concession $10 Students

Phone: (07) 3666 0650

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Previous performers in 2011

As piano soloist and chamber musician, Angela Turner has performed throughout Australia, England and Taiwan, and been broadcast on ABC-Classic FM and 4MBS-FM radio. In 2003, completed her Master of Music with full scholarship on exchange at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Yonty Solomon.
A respected teacher, Angela currently lectures across a range of practical and academic areas at the Queensland Conservatorium and since 1998, Angela has taught piano at the Young Conservatorium.


Simon Cobcroft is currently the Sub-Principal Cellist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and is active as a chamber musician and soloist in Australia and abroad. Since graduating from the Australian National Academy of Music in 2003, he has performed with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony, the London Philharmonic and as solo cellist with Denmark’s Esbjerg Ensemble**
Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg officially formed in 2006 in Los Angeles and have commissioned six new works, given premieres in New York, Los Angeles and Brisbane, and toured the United States and Israel. Now both working at the University of Queensland, Liam and Anna met while studying at Yale’s School of Music with Boris Berman. Performance highlights include Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen at Yale University’s “Messiaen Centenary Celebration”, as well as live broadcasts on Southern California radio as well as Sunday Live and Keys to Music. They also recently accompanied the great ballerina Nina Ananiashvili’s solo appearances with the State Ballet of Georgia during her 2008 tour of the United States.*

Kristian Winther has performed as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Kristian has also been Guest Assistant Concertmaster of the Adelaide and Western Australian symphony orchestras and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. From 2007–2008 Kristian was First Violinist with the Tinalley String Quartet, winning the 2007 Banff International StringQuartet Competition. He is also a composer and premiered his work for string quartet …etude at the Sydney Opera House in 2008 with the Tinalley String Quartet. Performances in 2010 included a cycle of the complete Bartok String Quartets, and with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra he conducted Mahler and the world premiere of a new song cycle by Calvin Bowman. Later that year Kristian performed and directed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the same orchestra.
 Steinway Brisbane
Dan Curro was a member of the Queensland Youth Symphony for seven years, and has worked extensively with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and The Queensland Orchestra. Dan’s musical interests are eclectic and his activities diverse. At the Queensland Conservatorium he studied contemporary improvisation under John Rogers and Ken Edie, he has recorded two EPs with his contemporary vocal group, Plub, and reviewers described him as a “star performer” for a concert he gave with avante-garde/electronic musician Oxford Parker, in which he improvised on a 6-string fretless bass guitar.


Previous Event:7pm Friday 8th July

Angela Turner & Brieley Cutting


Mozart Sonata K.521 in C MajorGershwin An American in Paris, arr. piano duo

Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C Op.21 (arr. 4 hands Ulrich)  

“Both introduced excellent orchestral colour  …. They were a joy to watch and hear”     —— Suzannah Conway, The Courier-Mail


7pm Friday 29th April 2011
Liam Viney & Anna Grinberg (piano duo)
Mozart Sonata in D major for Two Pianos K.448 Schubert Fantasie in F Minor, Opus 201 Crumb Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV) for amplified piano, 4 hands

7pm Friday 20th May
Kristian Winther, Dan Curro and Brieley Cutting  (piano trio)

Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, for violin & piano Sz.56 (arr. Zoltán Szekely)
Stucke im Volkston (Pieces in Folk Style) for cello and piano, Op.102
Ravel Tzigane

Brahms Piano Trio No.1 Op.8 in B major  







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