Friday Music
July 2012

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

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6 July

Stephen Lalor – Mandolin

Mark Davis – Mandolin

Beverly Davis – Guitar


TRIO 868 (M. Davis, S. Lalor, B. Davis)

East-West Suite  - Stephen Lalor
Karkhiv Café – Ballade – East-West

Oblivion  - Piazolla



Sonata Marittima  - V. Kioulaphides

Tutta pe'mme - Fiore/Lana, arr. Iacone

Souline  - M.Ferret


STEPHEN LALOR - mandolin

Suite for Solo Mandolin Stephen Lalor
Spiral – Reverie – Four-String Swing


TRIO 868

Trio Sonata Seicento - Victor Kioulaphides


Stephen Lalor studied in Sydney and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium, Kiev. He is best known in Australia as a mandolinist – principal guest soloist with the Sydney Symphony, Australian Opera & a number of overseas orchestras. He also works with groups such as The Volatinsky Trio, playing in festivals around Australia, in Switzerland (Montreux Jazz), Germany & Russia. As a composer he has written opera, ballet, music theatre, choral & instrumental music, with a particular focus on plectrum instruments.

Mark and Beverly Davis (from New England in the USA) have performed together as a duo since 2001; recent concert tours have taken them to Festival Mandolines de Lunel (France), Eurofestival 2010 (Germany), Festival Ciudad de Cristal (Spain) and the Sydney FAME Festival (Australia).
The duo has been praised for the intensity of their performances and their ability to communicate with audiences. Drawing from a large international repertoire by contemporary composers [Kioulaphides, Lalor, York, Linnemann, Dyens,] their first CD "Ayres and Dances for Two Guitars' was a Motif Magazine nominee for 'Best Local CD of the Year.'



13 July

Peter Leung (saxophone)

Theresa Leung (pianoforte)


Sun (2010)  - Peter Leung (1985 - )
Australian Première

Poem (1967)  - Walter Hartley(1927 - )

Evening Song (1990)  - Dimitri Smirnov (1948 - )

Inscapes (2000)  - John David Lamb (1935 - )
World Première



Peter Leung – Saxophones

Born in Australia, Peter Leung began saxophone at age 7 and a year later he was awarded the May Music Scholarship making him the youngest person at the time to be given the award In 2005 saw Peter attended the Aberystwyth MusicFest in Wales where he participated in masterclasses run by Gerard McChrystal, Head of Saxophone at Trinity College of Music, London. During this festival Peter was chosen to perform Milhaud's La Creation du Monde with the Musicfest Sinfonia. He also performed as lead soprano saxophone in Septettin' by Chris Gordon, in addition to performing solo performances of both Australian and International works. During the same year Peter travelled to London where he undertook lessons with Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson, professors of saxophone at The Royal College of Music. 2008 saw Peter awarded a Buzz Grant by the Foundation for Young Australians, allowing him to attend the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France under the guidance of Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp and other saxophone professors. Later this year Peter completed his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor in Music (Honours) majoring in Saxophone Performance. In 2009 Peter was asked to perform with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in their performance of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances: West Side Story, in their second Flagship Concert. Peter recently returned from undertaking a Masters of Music at Fontys Conservatorium in Tilburg, The Nederlands, under the tutelage of Ties Mellema of the Amstel Saxophone Quartet and current Nederlands Music Prize Winner, and Niels Bijl of the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet. During his stay in The Nederlands Peter performed a number of solo recitals as well as a series of world premiers with the modern music ensemble F.C Jongebloed. Peter is currently undertaking a doctoral degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Dr Michael Duke, as well as performing as both a soloist and as a member of the Sydney Saxophone Orchestra and Sydney's premier saxophone ensemble, The Sydney Saxophone Collective.

Theresa Leung – Piano

Hailed as a musician of "sophistication and elegance," pianist Theresa Leung is known both as a solo performer and as a collaborative artist. Theresa has performed in Europe, North America and Australia, and has collaborated with notable artists including violinists Charles Castleman, and Wei-fang Gu of The Cleveland Orchestra. Festival appearances at the Kneisel Hall and Mimir Chamber Music Festivals, USA; Orford Arts Centre, Canada; the Bad Bertrich and Murrhardt Piano Festivals, Germany; and the IBLA Festival in Italy. Last year she worked as a Collaborative Pianist at the Banff Centre, Canada, for the Brass Residency Program, after holding a Collaborative Piano Internship in the String and Winds Master Class Program. In the past she has been on the Piano Roster for the Quartet Program, New York, and the Royal Conservatory, Toronto. With a passion for coaching and teaching as well as performing, Theresa was a chamber music coach for the Young Artists' Program at Kneisel Hall, and was on the Faculty of the Cleveland Music Settlement, USA. She attained the Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School, Toronto, where she studied with John Perry, and the Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received the Rosa Lobe Collaborative Piano Award and studied with Virginia Weckstrom She has worked regularly with Leon Fleisher, Jacques Rouvier, Marc Durand, Paul Kantor, and members of the Julliard, Cleveland and Cavani Quartets. Theresa is currently a Doctoral candidate at the prestigious New England Conservatory, Boston, USA, under the tutelage of Vivian Weilerstein, taking additional studies in chamber music with Donald Weilerstein, Cameron Stowe, Jonathan Feldman (New York Philharmonic) and Richard Svoboda (Boston Symphony). Her studies are supported by New England Conservatory's Bettina Baruch Scholarship and the Australian American Association.



20 July

Sayaki Eguchi (violin)

Kayoko Nishiwaki (piano)


Violin Sonata No. 2 in C min, Op. 45 - Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

I. Allegro molto ed appassionato
II. Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza
III. Allegro animato

Violin Sonata in Bb Major K454 - W. A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)

I. Largo-Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegretto




Violin: Sayaka Eguchi

Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka began her violin studies at age of three, working with teachers such as Dr. Suzuki and Kazuhiko Osaka. She was a part of Suzuki Method Children's Orchestra tour to Germany at ten years old. She then pursued her studies with Donald Weilerstein and David Updegraff at The Cleveland Institute of Music in the US where she was awarded a special prize for "Distinguished Violinist" upon completion of Master's Degree in violin performance. She participated in major music festivals such as Aspen, Tanglewood, and Sarasota. She is a prize winner of Fishoff National Chamber Music Competition (Indiana, USA) along with many other prizes. She served as the principal second violin of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the concertmaster of Cleveland Women's Orchestra with which she made numerous solo appearances. She is an active recitalist and chamber musician, performing as a part of Mirabella Trio as well as a dedicated violin teacher.

Piano: Kayoko Nishiwaki

Kayoko studied at Mukogawa Women's University in Japan with Boris Bekhterev and with the late Naoyuki Inoue, himself a pupil of Rudolf Serkin. She also holds a Master's degree from Moscow State Conservatoire. Kayoko is an experienced Chamber Musician. In Japan, replacing Boris Bekhterev, she appeared a number of times in Russian Embassy, both as soloist and accompanist. For several years she participated in the Kobe Memorial production of Verdi Requiem. She and her husband, a former pianist Dong-Jun Ha, were a Piano Duo. In 2005 they played in Kobe International Competition and received an award. Kayoko now lives in Sydney Australia where she studies privately with Phillip Shovk, runs a home studio, and prepares future performances. She has played at Sydney Opera House, Crows Nest Performing Arts Centre, and Lindfield Uniting Church. She has recorded for ABC Classics.



27 July

Philippe Beullens (organ)
Brussels, Belgium


Prélude from "Suite pour orgue op.14" - Paul de Maleingreau (1887 - 1956)

Choral - Joseph Jongen (1873 - 1953)

Concert piece - Flor Peeters (1903 - 1986)

Abijvrede - Flor Peeters (1903 - 1986)

Fanfare - Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823 - 1881)

Prière - Jacques-Nicholas Lemmens (1823 - 1881)

Allegro moderato from "Organ sonata op. 29" - Edgar Tinel (1854 - 1812)


Philippe Beullens was born in Belgium, in 1975.

At the Lemmens-Institute (Leuven, Belgium), he studied organ with prof. Peter Pieters (the successor of Flor Peeters), Chris Dubois and Luc Ponet; carillon with prof. Carl Van Eyndhoven and choir conducting with prof. Kurt Bikkembergs. In 2001, he obtained a Master's Degree in Music.

Later on, in 2008, he continued his carillon study at the world famous Royal Belgian Carillon School in Mechelen, where he obtained his final diploma with High Distinction.

From 1997 until 2001 he was the Assistant-Organist of St Rombout's Cathedral (Mechelen, Belgium). Afterwards, he was appointed Organist and Choirmaster at St Martin's Church of Overijse (Brussels, Belgium). In the same place, he also works as a music teacher at St Martin's College (a secondary school). In the cities of Mechelen and Leuven (Belgium), he regularly performs as an Assistant City Carillonneur and at the Catholic University of Leuven he is one of the guest carillonneurs.

Both as an organist and carillonneur, Philippe has been performing numerous times in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Australia, Japan and the USA.

Philippe at the historical carillon of Utrecht (The Netherlands)

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