Recitals

37th National Youth Concerto Competition

QYO invites you to experience the amazing artistry of some of Australia’s finest young string players at two free recitals in October.

The Finalists and Recitalists of the 2012 National Youth Concerto Competition will perform at the 4MBS Performance Studio on Wednesday 24 October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm and at the Theme & Variations Showroom on Friday 26 October from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

Violinists Grace Clifford, Harry Ward and Emma Zhuang, all from NSW, are the 2012 finalists competing for the national prize. Four more string players have been selected as recitalists, performing in recitals across Brisbane, and accompanying the finalists as members of the Queensland Youth Symphony. Two Queenslanders, Sam Lucas (cello, from Montville) and Sally Law (violin, from Brisbane), are joined by Phoebe Gardner (violin) and Waynne Kwon (cello) from NSW.

Recitals during the NYCC Finals Week will be presented at Brisbane Boys’ College, Jean Paul College, Kenmore State High School, Mansfield State High School, Somerville House and St Peter’s Lutheran College, as well as the two recitals open to the public at the 4MBS Performance Studio and Theme and Variations Showroom. 

About the competition:

Presented by Queensland Youth Orchestras (QYO), the NYCC is the most significant competition in Australia for aspiring young string players aged 17 and under. The 2012 winner will receive a $3,000 prize and joins the ranks of some of this country’s greatest musicians, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Richard Tognetti, conductor Nicholas Milton, violin soloists Jane Peters and Ray Chen, and cello soloist Li Wei Qin.

The competition is being supported for the tenth consecutive year by Miss Irene Lee in memory of her friend, Dr Dorothea Sandars. Miss Irene Lee passed away in June 2012.

Accompanied by the Queensland Youth Symphony and conductor John Curro, the String sensations concert will feature the three finalists in violin concertos by Barber, Glazunov and Saint-Saëns.

 

Wednesday 24 October 6.30pm

4MBS Classic FM Performance Studio

Free Admission

Please note: the recitals begins at 6.30pm.

Adress: 4MBS Performance Studio, 384 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151

Phone: 3847 1717

Recital program

Emma Zhuang, Violin
 
Pablo de Sarasate Habanera, op.21, no.2
Edward Elgar La Capricieuse, op.17
Niccolo Paganini Cantabile from Cantabile and Waltz
Rodion Shchedrin In the Style of Albeniz for Violin and Piano
   
Grace Clifford, Violin
 
Antonin Dvorak Romantic Pieces, op.75, no.1, mvts 1, 2, and 3
Pablo de Sarasate Caprice Basque, op.24
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003: Allegro
   
Harry Ward, Violin
 
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano in D major no.1 op.12: 1st mvt: Allegro con brio
Jules Massenet Meditation from Thais
Sergei Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, op.35: Melody 4 and 5
   
   

 

Friday 26 October 6pm

Theme & Variations Showroom

Free admission

Adress: Theme & Variations, 60 Commercial Road Newstead

Phone: 3666 0650

Recital Program:

Phoebe Gardner, Violin
 
Gabriel Faure Apres un Reve
Johannes Brahms Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C Minor
Dmitri Shostakovich Romanze, op.97 no.8
Fritz Kreisler Preludium and Allegro
Henryk Wieniawski Caprice in A Minor
   
Sam Lucas, Cello
 
Johannes Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 F major, 4th mvt. Allegro
Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40, 2nd mvt. Allegro
Niccolo Paganini Variations on the A String, from Rossini’s Moses in Egypt
David Popper Tarantella, op.33
   
Waynne Kwon, Cello
 
David Popper Polonaise De Concert, op.14
Gaspar Cassado Suite for solo cello: I Preludio-Fantasia
Niccolo Paganini Caprice, no.24 in A Minor
   
Harry Ward, Violin
 
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano in D major no.1 op.12: 1st mvt: Allegro con brio
Jules Massenet Meditation from Thais
Sergei Prokofiev Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, op.35: Melody 4 and 5