Chamber Music Showcase

May 29, 2019 at 8:56 AM

With this year’s Chamber Music New Zealand competition taking place next week, over 40 Senior College and Middle College musicians, in a variety of ensembles, came together to play their competition pieces at a concert on Sunday.

The event created a perfect opportunity for the groups to become comfortable performing for an audience prior to playing for a judging panel.

The Chamber Music Programme has a very high calibre of musicians involved on a range of instruments. The nature of chamber music in small ensembles means there is ‘nowhere to hide’ and students must be both skilled and confident in the presentation of their music to an audience. They learn valuable awareness skills that serve them well as members of larger ensembles, together with musicality and technical skills which enhance their development as soloists.

Sunday’s concert opened with the Chamber Orchestra who presented pieces by Teleman, Sibelius and Piazzola with Catherine Chang and Venice Qin as soloists. Their performance was beautiful!   

The Orchestra was followed by the Flute Ensemble and a range of trios and quartets. From a flutes to a bassoon, from violins to cellos, accordions and pianos, and saxophones, we saw a wide range of spectacular talent. 

Good luck to all the students who will perform in the Chamber Music Competition at Epsom Girls Grammar School this week, they would love your support! 

Chamber Music Competition

June 5- 9 2019

Raye Freedman Arts Centre,

Epsom Girls Grammar School

First Session: 3:00pm-4:45pm

Second Session: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Exact playing times will be available closer to the date. 

SKC Chamber Orchestra – Played: Concerto for Recorder and Bassoon in F major TWV 52:F1 by Telemann, Impromptu op.5 by Sibelius and La Muerte del Angel by Piazzolla

Catherine Chang, Venice Qin

Esther Oh, Ian Chiao, Celina Tsui, Ashani Waidyatillak, Amy Prebble, Owen Chen, Dion Shen, Harry Chen, Catherine Chang, Elena Bloksberg, Annie Ni, Masha Pavlenko, Wendy Ni, Olivia Chiang, Brendon Tsoi, Rachel Moon, Emma Ying

SKC Flute Ensemble – Played Variationen uber eine Chaconne von G. F. Handel. Arr Th Hamori and Badinerie Bites Back. by J.S Bach Arr Melanie Thorne
Yiyun Han, Rianna Samant, Grace Gao, Thomas Clark, Cici Wu, Winnie Liang

Piano Accordion Trio – Played Oblivion by Piazzolla and The Greatest Show by Various
Adam Perry, Maia Perry, Yvonne Jin

Trio Kaleido – Played Suite for 2 Violins & Piano in G minor, Op. 71 by Moszkowski
Ian Chiao, Esther Oh, Ashani Waidyatillake

Vienna Trio – Played Trio Op. 11 by Beethoven
Sunny Le, Brendon Tsoi, Harry Chen

Kleva Quartet – Played Piano Quartet in A minor by Mahler
Amy Prebble, Ivan Zhang, Lachlan Wong, Kevin Shen

SKC Saxophone Quartet – Played Bop Talk by Yasinitsky, Prelude in D minor by Bruckner arr. Stevens and Three Shades of Blue by Nagle
Samuel Ou, Sarina Wang, Visha Bhakhavan, Bill Zhang


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