Recitals Australia Presents
The Final of the 2023 Autumn Lunch Hour Series
Tynte Street, North Adelaide
Saturday 1 July, 2023
for approximately 100 minutes
Featuring Danny Yang, piano, Cindy Luo, piano, Jonathan Wong, piano, James Skelton, clarinet, Nicky Poznak, piano, and Tim Tran, viola.
Danny Yang, pianoFrédéric Chopin (1810–1849) Scherzo No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.31 About Danny Danny Yang is a year 11 student at the Marryatville High School Music Centre and is studying piano with Prof. Anna Goldsworthy through The Open Music Academy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Danny began playing piano when he was 6 years old, and especially enjoys playing classical compositions. Danny gave his first solo piano concert when he was 9 years old, and since then he has continued to give solo concerts every year. Danny studied piano with Ingrid Fliter at the Imola International Piano Academy in Italy from 2018 to 2020.
Cindy Luo, pianoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Fantasia No. 4 in C minor, K.475 About Cindy Cindy is a Year 11 student at Seymour College. Cindy attained A.Mus.A in piano in 2021 under the tutelage of Monika Laczofy OAM. She also plays flute and violin, and performs in ensembles at her school. As a pianist, Cindy enthusiastically engages in solo, ensemble and accompaniment repertoire. Cindy gained excellent experience and recognition in the Accompanists’ Guild of SA (AGSA) in 2022 through the Collaborative Pianist Awards, and enjoyed working with accomplished soloists. Cindy is keen to extend herself as a musician and actively seeks opportunities within Seymour College and the wider community.
Jonathan Wong, pianoLudwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2 i. Largo–Allegro Miriam Hyde (1913–2005) Valley of Rocks About Jonathan Jonathan Wong is eleven years old, and he studies piano with Monika Laczofy OAM. Jonathan attained A.Mus.A in piano and AMEB Eighth Grade in violin when he was only ten years old. Jonathan has won numerous first prizes and awards in Adelaide and international piano competitions. In both 2021 and 2022 Jonathan was awarded the Ethel Cooper Scholarship for Piano by the Elder Conservatorium. Jonathan also learns flute and voice. He loves music and wishes to become a professional musician in the future.
James Skelton, clarinet with Jamie Cock, pianoGioachino Rossini (1792-1868) Introduction, Theme & Variations About James James studies piano with Monika Laczofy OAM and clarinet with Darren Skelton. He has achieved his A.Mus.A (Clarinet) and Certificate of Performance (Piano), and is working towards his A.Mus.A (Piano) and L.Mus. (Clarinet). James won the Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto Competition and the Metropolitan Male Choir Scholarship in 2022. James will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Unley Symphony Orchestra in May 2023, and in June will perform Rossini’s Introduction, Theme & Variations as guest soloist with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, as a year 10 student, James studied Year 12 Music Performance Solo and Year 12 Music Performance Ensemble, achieving Merit Awards in both.
Nicky Poznak, pianoClaude Debussy (1862-1918) Pagodes (“Pagodas”) from Estampes, L. 200 La Soirée dans Grenade from Estampes Nikolai Kapustin (1937-2020) Eight Concert Études, Op.40 i. Prelude About Nicky Nicky has graduated with First Class Honours in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Lucinda Collins. In both her Undergraduate and Honours degree, she has received several scholarships and prizes for her musical achievements. These scholarships include the Brisbane Matthews Pianoforte Prize, Maude Harriet Riley Scholarship, Thelma Dent Memorial Prize, Daisy Burmeister Salotti Scholarship for Pianoforte, Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship for Pianoforte, and the Jack de Vos Scholarship, which has all helped to support her during her studies. In 2023, Nicky works as an accompanist and piano teacher at Seymour College and Mary Mackillop College, as well as expanding her solo performance repertoire. She hopes to return to university and continue her post-graduate studies.
Tim Tran, violafinalist in the national Young Virtuoso Award Competition.Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906–1975) Viola Sonata, Op. 147 i. Moderato About Tim Tim Tran is an Adelaide-based violist currently completing his Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance at the University of Adelaide. Previously, Tim studied at theYehudi Menuhin School in England up until the end of 2021 with Boris Kucharsky. Prior to this, he studied under Keith Crellin OAM and currently studies under Stephen King. Tim is passionate about chamber music and has been affiliated with numerous ensembles. He has won numerous awards, including The Australian String Association Award in 2022 for Most Outstanding Competitor at the Adelaide Eisteddfod, and was a
Guest Artist, while judges deliberate:finalist in the 2022 recitals Australia lunch hour series. She has been awarded the 2021 Victor Edgeloe Scholarship for woodwind and was the winner of the 2022 Mrs Arno (May Gepp) Pontt Prize and the 2022 The Selborne Moutray Russell Prize. She recently achieved a distinction for her associate in music (AmusA) exam for AMEB.Gemma Vice, flute with Simón Pazos Quintana Aaron Copland (1900–1990) Duo for Flute and Piano i. Flowing ii. Poetic, somewhat mournful iii. Lively, with bounce About Gemma Gemma is a classical music performance student at the Elder Conservatorium. She completed her Bachelor of Music in 2022 studying flute under Elizabeth Koch AM, and more recently, Kathryn Moorhead, and aims to complete her honours in performance in 2023. Gemma has a vast range of experience as a performer; currently, she is an active member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium Symphony. She has also played with the Elder Conservatorium Woodwind Orchestra. Gemma enjoys playing chamber music and has performed recitals at Flinders Street Baptist church and as a