Friday Music
April 2018

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)


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6 April

 

Melissa Coleman (flute)
Harriet Channon (trumpet)
Sumiko Yamamura (pianoforte)

 

Concerto in G minor - Alessandro Marcello (1669-1747)
transcribed for trumpet and piano from the original oboe concerto in d minor by David Hickman
1. Andante e spiccato
2. Adagio
3. Presto

River Song (1995), for solo flute - Alan Holley (b.1954)

Opal Sky (1997) for trumpet and piano - Alan Holley (b.1954)

Sonata in E flat major for flute and keyboard BWV 1031 - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

 

Melissa Coleman graduated from the Newcastle Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music before completing her Master of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is a core member of the Sirius Chamber Ensemble and is especially passionate about promoting and performing contemporary Australian chamber works, and collaborating with composers in the creation of new music. Melissa also teaches the flute and piccolo, and maintains a thriving private teaching studio.

 

Harriet Channon holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours Class 1) from the Sydney Conservatorium, and is a current Doctoral Candidate at the same University. Her research is focused on the analysis and performance of unaccompanied trumpet works written by Australians. She also holds the position of Principal Trumpet in the Northern Beaches Orchestra, as well as being a member of the cornet section of the Warringah Concert Brass band, which won the NSW A Grade State Championships in 2017.

 

Sumiko Yamamura is a freelance accompanist born in Japan. She completed Bachelor of Music in performance with Elizabeth Powell, and a Graduate Diploma in piano accompaniment with David Miller at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is an active ensemble pianist. She has worked with many musicians, both instrumentalists and singers including recitals with former SSO Principal Bassoon John Cran (with ABC-FM), Orana Trio (ABC-FM), Kammer Trio, Sirius Ensemble, TSO Principal Trombone Jonathon Ramsay (Fine Music FM recitals with Young Performers Awards) and many others. She was one of pianists performed in premiere of Christopher Gordon's Quintet for Bass Trombone in International Brass festival in 2014.

 

 

 

13 April

 

Tracy Wan (violin)
Belinda McGlynn (pianoforte)

 

Sonata for violin and piano in G major KV301 - W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
- Allegro con spirito
- Allegro 

Sonata for violin and piano in A major - César Franck (1822 -1890)
- Allegretto moderato
- Allegro

Playera - Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908)

 

Tracy Wan began her violin studies at the age of 5. At the age of 10, she made her solo debut with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra, performing the Mozart Violin Concerto No.5. She won numerous prizes in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, such as 1st prize in the violin concerto competition. There she studied with Alice Waten and then Pavel Prantl. In 1993, she was awarded full scholarship from the Meadowmount School of Music. Tracy Wan won the 1st prize in the 1994 Kocian International Violin Competition in Prague and was invited to perform for the Hong Kong Governor, Chris Patten at the Hong Kong Governor's House.

Having awarded full scholarships from The Australian Institute of Music for the Young Musicians Program and SCECGS Redlands, Tracy Wan continued her violin studies with Alice Waten in Sydney in 1995. She won 1st prize in the 1998 Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition; as well as 1st prize in the 1999 Polish Concerto Competition and the Multiple Instruments Concerto Competition 2000. In 1998, she was awarded a full music scholarship from St. Andrew's Cathedral School. Her solo performances frequently broadcasted on the 2MBS-FM. In 1999, the Pan Pacific Music Camps awarded her a full scholarship to participate in the International Violin School.

In 2002, Tracy Wan was awarded the International String-Player Award and was placed second in the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand. Her live performance was selected for broadcast on Concert FM, Radio New Zealand. She also recorded for "Young Australia", ABC Classic FM. She was the associate concertmaster of the Bishop Symphony Orchestra at the Australian Youth Orchestra music camp 2002. She led the Viva String Quartet from 2001- 2003, which won the 1st prize in the Open Age String Quartet Competition at MacDonald's Performing Art's Challenge 2003. The quartet was invited to perform in the 4th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Tracy Wan held a full scholarship for her Bachelor of Music in performance at the Australian Institute of Music. There she was granted Advanced Diploma of Music in performance in 2003.

Tracy Wan relocated to Melbourne in 2004, to fulfil her commitments as an Academy Musician at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and was the concertmaster of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Symphony Orchestra.  She performed as a soloist with the ANAM Chamber Orchestra, playing the Bach Violin Concerto No.2 under the baton of John Harding and recorded for the "Hush Collection" CD vol.II which is now distributed around Australia. Tracy Wan graduated from the VCA – Melbourne University with Bachelor of Music in performance (Honours) 2004.

After studying with Zakhar Bron and Benedict Cruft, Dean of Music at HKAPA in 2005, Tracy Wan began her Master of Music in performance under Kathleen and Allison Short scholarships with the Chair of String Unit, Goetz Richter at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006. She performed in Julian Rachlin's masterclass and gave solo recitals in NSW. In 2007, Tracy Wan performed live on 2MBS-FM as part of the "Emerging Young Artist Series".

Tracy Wan founded the Sapphire String Quartet which was selected to perform for the APEC Summit at the Sydney Opera House on the 8th September 2007. The Quartet has played in masterclasses for the Borodin String Quartet and the Artemis String Quartet. In 2010, Tracy led the Sapphire Ensemble into the finals of the Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition.

Tracy Wan has been a member of the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra since 2007 and was invited to perform with the Macau Symphony Orchestra in 2013.  She recently performed as a soloist in the opera by candlelight concerts in Canberra.
 
 

 

Honours graduate and scholarship recipient of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Belinda McGlynn spent her post-graduate years in Melbourne as resident pianist for the Australian Ballet, and then as scholar at the Australian National Academy of Music. Belinda has enjoyed solo performances, playing concerti with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, but feels most at home in collaborative roles as a chamber and orchestral musician. She has given concerts extensively throughout Sydney, Melbourne and regional Australia, and has also been broadcast several times on ABC radio. Belinda lives in Sydney and performs regularly, alongside several teaching posts.

 

 

20 April

 

Agus Sandjaya (pianoforte)

 

Ballade (slave) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Selections of 10 pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op.75 - Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
No.2 - Scene
No. 4 - The Young Juliet
No. 8 - Mercutio

Barcarolle No.1 in A minor Op.26 - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Impromptu No.2 in F minor Op.31 - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Rapsodia Nusantara No.4 - Ananda Sukarlan (1968- )

 

Agus Sandjaya was born in Indonesia in 1987 and commenced his piano studies at age 6. Since then, he has participated in many piano competitions in Indonesia achieving excellent results and was the first-prize winner of the Yamaha Music Festival in Jakarta for the junior piano category in 2000.  Agus completed his University of Sydney Foundation Program in 2006 and in the following year was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has actively performed in lunch break concerts, master classes, and open day recitals held by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as soloist and chamber musician. In May 2010, he premiered a short contemporary work by Australian composer Mark Isaacs in Momentary Pleasures, 2010 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days. He completed his Bachelor of Music Performance degree in 2010 with First Class Honours, undertaking study with Dr. Paul Rickard-Ford. In 2011, Agus was one of the semi finalists in Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition held in Brisbane, Australia. Agus is recently active in teaching and accompanying, and occasionally performing as a soloist.

 

 

 

27 April

 

Nico Tjoelker (organ)

 

Prelude & Fugue in G major BWV 541 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Hymne 1: Veni Creator - Nicolas de Grigny (1672-1703)
Plein Jeu
Fugue à 5
Duo
Récit de cromorne
Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux


 Chorale No. 3 in A minor - César Franck (1822-1890)

 

Nico Tjoelker - Organ Scholar, St Stephen's

Nico Tjoelker studies organ at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under Philip Swanton. Hailing from the United States, his love of the organ was first inspired at First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, Texas. He completed three summer courses at Baylor University with renowned organist, Dr. Joyce Jones. In Sydney, he has attended Sydney Conservatorium Organ Music Academies under the instruction of Sietze de Vries, 2014, and Sarah Kim, 2016.

In July 2016, Nico attended the Organ Scholar Experience course at Cambridge University, UK, and performed an international organ recital tour of five recitals in the UK and the Netherlands. In July 2017, Nico toured Europe with the Sydney Conservatorium organ department. Other recent recitals include the Australia and New Zealand College of Organists Academy recital in Napier, New Zealand in 2018, a guest performance of the Saint-Saëns' Symphony No. 3 in C minor for the New South Wales Youth Orchestra's inaugural concert in 2015, and performances at Sydney Town Hall for Young Organist's Day. He was awarded first place in the 2012 junior division organ competition in the Northern Beaches Eisteddfod in Sydney, first prize in the 2013 Sydney Organ Competition – Intermediate Section, and first prize in the 2016 Sydney Organ Competition – Open Section.

In addition to organ, Nico enjoys playing classical and jazz piano. In 2015, he won second place in the Australasian Kawai Composition Competition for his piano composition entitled Sydney CBD. In 2012, he was accepted into the Juilliard Winter Jazz School held in Melbourne. Since 2017, Nico has served as the organ scholar at St. Stephen's Uniting Church, Sydney.

 

 

 



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