Friday Music
November 2016

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

Donation welcome

View Larger Map  

4 November

Alicia Crossley (recorder)


Ulpirra - Ross Edwards (1943 - )

Fantasia 7 - G.P. Telemann (1681 - 1767) 

Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 - J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Fantaisie - Anton Heberle (1780 - ?)

Syrinx - Debussy (1862 - 1918)

Caprice for Alicia - Mark Walton (1957 - )

Alicia Crossley is one of Australia's leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.

In 2010 Alicia completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the instruction of recorder virtuoso Hans-Dieter Michatz. Since then Alicia has won several competitions and awards including the Don Cowell Memorial Trust Recorder Competition (2011), the Australia Council's ArtStart Grant for emerging artists (2013), and the Fine Music 102.5 Kruger Scholarship (2014). In August 2011, Alicia released her debut solo CD Addicted to Bass featuring seven newly commissioned Australian works for bass recorder. This was followed by her second solo CD Alchemy, released in May 2015, which has been nominated for Best Classical Music Album by AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association)

An experienced recorder player, Alicia regularly performs throughout Australia and has toured in the USA and New Zealand. She has also presented works at a number of festivals and conferences including the Aurora Festival (Sydney 2012, 2014), Vivid Festival (Sydney 2013), Australasian Computer Music Conference (Brisbane, 2012), Electronic Music Midwest (Chicago, 2012), and SEAMUS (Minnesota, 2013). Alicia has had broadcast with ABC Classic FM, Fine Music 102.5, 2GB and Radio New Zealand, and has performed with notable artists and ensembles such as Neal Peres da Costa (Harpsichord), Daniel Yeadon (cello/viola da gamba), Jamie Hey (cello), Alice Evans (violin), Hans-Dieter Michatz (recorder), Ruth Wilkinson (recorder), Kamala Bain (recorder), The Sydney Consort, and The Marais Project.

Alicia is a passionate supporter of contemporary Australian recorder repertoire and has collaborated with a number of Australian composers, premiering works by Stephen Yates, Paul Cutlan, Elias Constantopedos, Hayden Woolf, Tristan Coelho, Mark Oliveiro, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Chris Williams, Paul Castles and Alex Pozniak.



11 November

Cameron Khosravi - pianoforte


Rhapsody - C.Griffes (1884 - 1920)

Riflessi Del Mare: 3 Pezzi Caratteristici Per Pianoforte -E.Pozzoli (1873 - 1957)
i. Veleggiando
ii. Mormorio Di Onde
iii. Plenilunio Sulla Laguna

Sonata No.1 op.9 - S.Borkiewicz (1877 - 1952)
i. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
ii. Andante Mesto e Molto Espressivo
iii. Presto


Cameron Khosravi is a Sydney pianist, who studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Lyall Duke. While at the Conservatorium High School, he was the recipient of several scholarships and won numerous competitions and prizes in performing and composing. He attended Masterclasses with the late Professor Lev Vlasenko, performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as part of the 1995 ABC Young Artists Program, played on ABC TV in a Masterclass with Michael Kieran Harvey and a concert performance as part of the 1996 Piano Showcase Program. He has also performed at Government House and at numerous music clubs. In recent years he has been practising as a solicitor but still manages to keep up with the hours of practising necessary for performance, and occasionally writing music in his spare time.




18 November

Ria Andriani (soprano)

Dewi Liu (pianoforte)

Julia Luo (clarinet)



Flowers of Youth


Das Veilchen - Schumann, Clara (1819-1896)

Das verlassene Magdlein - Wolf, Hugo (1960-1903)

Der Musensohn D.764 - Schubert, Franz (1797- 1828)

An eine Aeolsharfe- Wolf, Hugo (1960-1903)

Standchen op.106 - Brahms, Johannes (1833- 1837)

Die stille Lotosblume Op 13, Lieder 6 - Schumann, Clara (1819-1896)

In stiller Nacht - Brahms, Johannes (1833- 1897)

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen D.965 - Schubert, Franz (1797- 1828)


Ria Andriani has spent her life around music and found a passion in Classical singing. She completed Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales at the end of 2014. A natural linguist, she has amassed repertoire in modern European languages such as French, German and Spanish as well as English, Latin, Italian and Norwegian. She studied singing with Kathleen Connell, Nancy Long and Koen Van Stade. She and Dewi won second place in Sydney Eisteddfod Lieder section 2016.

Ria is an active chorister and soloist in Sydney. She is involved with several choirs such as St James King St Choir (choral scholar 2015-2016), St Paul's Burwood choir and Burgundians Consort. She was a member of Vox and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs from 2009 - 2013. She has given lunchtime recital in a number of venues such as St Stephen's Macquarie St, St James King St and St Jude's Bowral. You may follow Ria's page on Facebook at

Dewi Liu holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Accompaniment from Sydney Conservatorium. She has collaborated with renowned soloists including Geotz Richter, Michael Halliwell, Julian Smiles, Yvonne Kenny, to name a few. She was awarded third prize in the Piano Accompaniment category at the International Wales Piano Festival 2016. Since 2013 she has been pianist to many choirs and at the National Australian Braille Music Camp, where she also began transcribing braille music. In 2015 Dewi was granted a full pianist scholarship to participate in Bel Canto Summer Voice Program in Munich. Recently, Ria and Dewi won second place in the open age German Lieder at Sydney Eisteddfod competition.

Julia Luo holds a major in clarinet performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of music. She enjoys traveling with chamber ensembles. She recently toured China with a focus on Australian music. She is currently preparing for a performance of new compositions which is to be held in the Utzon room, Sydney Opera House this December.





25 November

Arwen Hur [Melbourne] (organ)


Praeludium in G Major - Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)

Symphony No 4 in F minor - Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

1. Toccata
2. Fugue: Moderato assai
3. Andante cantabile: Dolce
4. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
5. Adagio
6. Finale: Moderato


Widor's 4th Symphony was revised by the composer many times. The two opening movements are unusual in that they were paired as a Toccata and Fugue in F minor. The Toccata looks back to French Baroque, unlike his more famous Toccata from the 5th Symphony. Widor's successor Marcel Dupré played the third movement, Andante cantabile, at Widor's funeral. The pastorale-like 5th movement is followed by the Finale in sonata-rondo form.

Arwen Hur started playing the organ again 4 years ago after a hiatus of more than 20 years. She learnt to play piano and organ as a teenager but other interests had taken over until she heard about an organ software, Hauptwerk. This system has been installed at home and has helped her on her quest to study organ more.

Her teachers at present are Douglas Lawrence in Melbourne and Louis Robilliard in Lyon, France. Her past teachers were T Van der Ven, Annette Goerke and Jennifer Chou. She has attended masterclasses in Europe in Amsterdam, St Antoine l'Abbaye and Leipzig.

In 2015 she had a severe fracture of her right wrist and has undergone two major operations in July 2015 and May 2016. It has been a difficult time for the organ playing and she is undergoing hand therapy at present.

She works as a GP in Melbourne and plays for services at Ringwood Lutheran Church. She has given recitals at various churches in Melbourne and also has played Haydn and Beethoven Piano Trios in concert with her children.




Please click here for details of the St Stephen's organ