Piano Recital with Rachael Shipard

3pm Sunday 14th November 2010

Queensland Showroom 

60 Commercial Road 

Newstead, Brisbane 

You are invited to join young pianist Rachael Shipard for an afternoon of beautiful music.   

Bookings appreciated

Phone (07) 3666 0650                                                   

Email alice@themeandvariations.com.au

Entry by donation 

Free street parking available 


Her recital program includes:

Bach Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV 865

Haydn Sonata in E-flat major Hob XVI/52         

Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor Op 20             

Hyde Valley of Rocks                                                            

Rachmaninoff Prelude No 5 in G minor Op 23  


Rachael is fourteen years old and is currently studying for her LMusA under the tuition of Inna Kogan. She began her piano studies at the age of five and received her AMusA at the age of twelve. 

Rachael has competed successfully in various music competitions in Brisbane, Ipswich and Wollongong. In the recent Ipswich Eisteddfod, she won the Intermediate Piano Championship and again received the Intermediate Aggregate Award. In the recent Brisbane Eisteddfod, she received the Piano Encouragement Award and the John Stehben Memorial Encouragement Trophy for the overall most outstanding performer.  Rachael has also been a finalist in the Queensland Piano Competition since 2006 and came second in 2009. 

Apart from the piano, Rachael also studies violin with Phillip Taylor and plays in the Queensland Youth Orchestra (QYO2). As a Year 10 student at All Hallows’ School in Brisbane, Rachael participates actively in its Piano Ensemble, Senior Strings Ensemble and String Quartet. She also represents All Hallows’ in the Queensland Debating Union. Her other interests include reading, robotics, solving puzzles, chess and badminton. 

Rachael aspires to a medical career where she can incorporate her musical talents as a therapeutic complement to the medicinal cure she aims to bring to the world’s sick.

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