EMERGING ARTISTS, CONCERT 4
Sunday 29th August 2010, 2.00-4.00pm
451 Willoughby Rd, Willoughby NSW
Helena Hu, Kambala School
Haydn – Sonata HOB. XVI/23 No. 38 (F major)
Debussy – La soiree dans Grenade
Rachmaninov – Elegie
Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Rachmaninov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Chad Vindin, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Shostakovic – Piano Sonata No 2 in B minor
Ades (after John Dowland) – Darknesse Visible (1992)
Helena was born in Shanghai, China, before moving to Australia at the age of 8. She started the piano with Mr Zeng Ming Qiang and completed her sixth grade AMEB examination (Honours) in her second year of learning piano. After completing her eighth grade examination (Honours) and being awarded a music scholarship at Kambala School (2008), Helena began studying piano with Katarina Makarova. Under her guidance, Helena completed her Certificate of Performance examination in 2009 and is now preparing for her A.Mus.A examination later this year where she hopes to take her technical skills and musicality to a higher level. Helena is also a high academic achiever. At Kambala, she is a keen public speaker/debater and skipped Year 7 to Year 9 this year. She also plays the flute and sings.
Chad Vindin is currently completing his Honours degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying under Natalya Sheludiakova. He started playing piano at the age of six, proving his talent from a young age by winning many prizes in Eisteddfods and local competitions as both a pianist and composer. A founding member and principal repetiteur of the Sydney University Opera Company, he is a sought after accompanist and has played for the Australian International Ballet Academy, Premier State Ballet and the International Summer School for Dancers in Sydney. He works extensively in staff studios at the Conservatorium, most notably with the Chair of Vocal Studies, Maree Ryan. He is currently an official accompanist for Newington College in Stanmore. Chad studied composition with Ann Ghandar at the University of New England, Armidale. Several of his compositions have won prizes and drew the attention of internationally renowned musicians such as Mark Coughlan and Ian Munro. He also has a keen interest in musicology; his honours thesis, analysing the music of Thomas Ades, scored one of the highest marks in his year, and has already generated a strong response from pianists and musicians keen to understand the complexities of this music.
Save the Date!
The announcement of the most outstanding tertiary player from 2010 will be on Sunday November 7 at 2pm and will feature a recital given by Jason Bae, winner of the 2009 New Zealand Emerging Artists Series.
Upcoming concerts for the diary:
Concert 5: Sunday 26th September 2.00-4.00pm
Concert 6: Sunday 31st October 2.00-4.00pm
Special Concert 7: Sunday 7th November 2.00pm-4.00pm
Jason Bae, winner of New Zealand’s Emerging Artist Series, 2009, will perform a solo piano recital at Theme & Variations before adjudicator Prof. Michael Brimer makes the announcement of 2010’s most outstanding Tertiary Recitalist.