Friday Music
August 2012

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

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3 August

The Strelitzia Piano Trio

Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich (violin)

Eleanor Betts (violoncello)

Belinda McGlynn (pianoforte)


'800 Million Heartbeats'  - Stuart Greenbaum (1966 - )


Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49. - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

Molto allegro ed agitato
Andante con moto tranquillo


The Strelitzia Trio is a rising star in the world of chamber music. Formed in 2008, these talented young musicians won the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award in 2009, and have benefited from the guidance of some of Australia's most eminent musicians. The Trio perform repertoire ranging from the great classics, to rare gems and modern masterpieces.



10 August

Christine Draeger (flute)

John Martin - (piano)


Sonata in C - Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

Allegro moderato
Andantino grazioso

Aubade for Melissa - Christine Draeger

Suite de Ballet - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872 - 1958)


Haunted Waltz - John Martin

By the River in Spring - Michael Head (1900 - 1976)



Christine Draeger is a leading freelance flautist in Sydney. She studied at the Tasmanian Conservatorium and at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. She was a member of the SSO 1981-86. She also played in The Seymour Group (later called Sonic Art Ensemble) 1982 - 2007. Christine is also a composer and has written works for solo flute, flute ensembles and theatrical pieces for flute and narrator.


Radio, concert and recording artist John Martin studied in Sydney and in London with Clifford Benson and Paul Hamburger.

He specialises in accompaniment and works as a vocal coach, accompanist and adjudicator. John is equally at home in classical, cabaret and popular styles. This year he has toured Australia and New Zealand with Miriam Margolyes in "Dickens Women".


17 August

Conservatorium High School students



The Telephone Duet - Gian Menotti (1911 - 2007)

Jolin Jiang – Soprano
Thomas Woods - Baritone
Erica Chen - Piano



Trio, 1st Movement - Bohuslav Martinů (1890 - 1959)

Kirrily Swatton - Flute
Felix Hoffmann-Este - Cello
Jennifer Hou - Piano



Trio, 1st Movement - W. A Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Domenic Azzi – Violin
Sophia Chan - Cello
Megan Yang - Piano



Quintet, 1st Movement - Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904)

Wendy Kong – Violin
Hana King – Violin
Kohki Iwasaki – Viola
Felix Hoffmann-Este - Cello
Alex Yau – Piano







24 August

Tracy Wan (violin)


Partita for violin solo No.3 in E BWV 1006 - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
Gavotte en Rondeau


Violin concerto No.4 in D major K218 - W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)
- Allegro


Violin concerto in E minor Op.64 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
- Allegro molto appassionato




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. The Age noted,'"...played at a high level and precisely following the conductor's direction". 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, including Inverell and Dorrigo. 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. Last year, 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. She also joined the Lurline Chamber Orchestra last year and frequently plays with Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra, Sydney Scoring Orchestra and Sydney Lyric Orchestra. 



31 August

Joshua Ryan (organ)


Sonata No. 3 in A Op. 65, No. 3  - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

Con moto maestoso
Andante tranquillo

Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 538 - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Hymne d'actions de grâces Op. 5 No. 3 - Jean Langlais (1907 1991)

Serenade Op. 22 - Derek Bourgeois (1941 - )


Joshua Ryan was born in 1994, in Sydney, Australia. He commenced his organ studies in late 2009 under the direction of Mark Quarmby. Since then he has made rapid progress and within his first year, became the Organ Scholar of St Luke's Church, Concord.

Joshua participated in the 2011 Sydney Summer Organ Academy where he received a scholarship to study at the Prospective Organ Scholar Course, which was held at Oxford University during August 2011. There he received lessons from Susan Landale, James Parsons, David Goode and other world-renowned organists. During his time in England, Joshua was given the opportunity to play many prestigious instruments such as the organs at, King's College Chapel Cambridge, Durham cathedral, Westminster cathedral as well as multiple other organs at the respective colleges of Oxford and Cambridge universities. He also gave a recital at St Mary's, Warmington in the UK, with fellow organists Victor Mathews and Oliver Brett. The scholarship also included a trip to Holland. In Holland Joshua played many famous, historic instruments such as St Bavo's, Haarlem and St Michael's, Zwolle.

In October, 2011 Joshua received first prize (shared) in the Intermediate Section of the Sydney Organ Competition.

Performances have seen Joshua play in major Sydney venues such as the Sydney Opera House, as part of its open day celebrations in 2010 and most recently as part of the 2011 open day celebrations, the Sydney Town Hall, St Andrew's Cathedral, and St Stephen's Macquarie Street.

In January 2012, Joshua began taking organ lessons from Oliver Brett (Assistant Director of Music, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney). Since then he has also been offered another scholarship by the Royal College of Organists to attend the Prospective Organ Scholar Course in 2013 at Oxford University. During this time he will also be a guest recitalist in a recital series in Holland.

Joshua is currently in his final year at high school and is the Organ Scholar at St Luke's Church, Concord. He has completed his 7th grade AMEB exam in October 2011 and is now working towards his A.Mus.A, and ATCL diplomas.


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