Three of Australia’s Finest Chamber Players at Fireworks Gallery, Newstead – 7pm Friday 5 October 2012

A recently restored 9′ Model D Steinway Concert Grand Piano from Theme & Variations Piano Services will be moved into Fireworks Gallery in Brisbane, Queensland, for an evening of virtuosity of works from French Impressionist composers. 


Address: 52a Doggett Street, Newstead Qld 4006


The centrepiece is the renowned and loved Piano Trio in A Minor (1914) by Maurice Ravel.


Having previously studied together at the Australian National Academy of Music (Melbourne), Brisbane’s own Brieley Cutting (piano), Simon Cobcroft (cello), and Sydney-based Rebecca Chan (violin) will be coming together again for this one-off special performance.   The concert starts at 7pm on Friday 5 October, 2012.


This concert is part of the Commercial Road Chamber Music Series.


Rebecca Chan (violin) has been a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 2010. As a soloist Rebecca has performed to critical acclaim with many of Australia’s major orchestras, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and she was a Grand Finalist in the ABC Young Performers Awards in 2008.  Rebecca also holds degrees in Medicine and Arts from Melbourne University.


Brieley Cutting (piano) is currently a Griffith Scholarship doctoral candidate at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.  She completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the same university when she was 18 years old and is also a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London.  Brieley has appeared as concerto soloist with such orchestras as the Queensland Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, and Adelaide Symphony, and solo competition successes include second prize in the 2010 Kerikeri International Piano Competition in New Zealand, and Grand Finalist in the 2006 Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.


Simon Cobcroft (cello) has spent eight years as Sub-Principal Cellist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and previous to this held the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.  Simon recently returned toBrisbane to take up the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He plays on a famous Thomas Kennedy cello from 1840.


Tickets for the October 5th concert will be $15 for adults, $10 for concession and students.  It will include a complementary glass of Huntington Estate wine after the concert.  


For bookings, phone (07) 3666 0650 or email







Fireworks Gallery

fireworksgallery, known for hosting some of Australia’s best contemporary artwork, is nestled in the arts hub on Doggett Street, Newstead – a one minute stroll from Theme & Variations Piano Services.

From October 4 to October 7, Fireworks Gallery hosts a 4 day festival of arts -supporting some of Australia’s finest musicians, dancers, and choreographers to enhance creative programs.

Michael Eather, the director of fireworksgallery, said ‘the location is an exciting addition to the Doggett Street art precinct that provides both a creative space to host exhibitions and convenient parking for clients.  The fit-out of the warehouse gallery space combined with contemporary artwork is visually engaging.’

fireworksgallery is known for sourcing works from across Australia to build unique collections featuring contemporary works from established and emerging artists, Indigenous and non-Indigenous.  It emerged as a commercial gallery space in Brisbane in 1993, following the networks of Campfire Group consultancies and collaborative projects that began in 1987.

A desire to present artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alongside each other has been a constant theme underpinning the gallery’s exhibition program and associated projects.  Remarkably, the premise of cultural collision—originally cloaked in political and educational contexts of artists’ shared influences—still seems as relevant today as it did twenty years ago.

fireworksgallery projects include co-coordinating public and private commissions, collaborative projects, artist-in-residency programs (NEWflames Inc), a publishing schedule, and limited-edition print folios from the Estates of Lin Onus and Vincent Serico.


fireworksgallery represented artists such as Michael Nelson Jagamara (Warlpiri), Joanne Currie Nalingu, Dorothy Napangardi (Warlpiri), Matthew Johnson and many more.


Huntington Estate

Established in 1969, Huntington Estate is one of the oldest Vineyards and Wineries in the Mudgee Valley. The Huntington Estate name has over the years become synonymous with high quality distinctive wines made from our their carefully tended vineyards just a short drive from the centre of town. Huntington Estate Wines has received a 5 star rating in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2012.


Steinway & Sons

The production of a Steinway grand piano takes about 12 months.   Throughout the manufacturing process, every grand and upright piano is meticulously hand-crafted.


You can choose between seven grand piano models which meet every demand.  Each model, no matter whether it’s the small baby grand or the concert grand piano – our largest model – is manufactured according to the same standards to offer just the same: the inimitable Steinway sound.


This concert is made possible by Theme and Variations Piano Services, Fireworks Gallery and Huntington Estate Wines.



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