1 May 2024 – Bridget McCullough, viola with Simón Pazos Quintana, piano

Recitals Australia Presents
Lunch Hour Series
North Adelaide Baptist Church Hall – Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Bridget McCullough, viola, with Simón Pazaos Quintana, piano


Carl Stamitz (1745-1801)
Viola Concerto in D major, Op.1
i Allegro

Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917)
Viola Sonata in G minor, Op.106
i    Fantasia
ii   Allegro – con moto
iii  Allegro

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Viola Sonata in C minor, MWV Q 14
i   Adagio – Allegro
ii  Menuetto – Allegro molto
iii Andante con variazioni

7’30” | 17’30” | 32’


Bridget McCullough is a classical violist who is currently undertaking her final year of Bachelor of Music Honours (Advanced) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. 

She was under the tutelage of Keith Crellin from 2016-2022 and is currently studying with Stephen King. Bridget is a participant of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 2024 Fellowship program. She is passionate about chamber music and has received the Elder Conservatorium Recording Fund with Serendipity Trio and regularly performs with the Torrens String Quartet. Bridget enjoys performing solo recitals and has performed for a variety of lunchtime concert series’ including Recitals Australia, Baroque Hall and Flinders Street. Bridget is principal viola in the Elder Conservatorium Baroque Ensemble and in 2023 attended the Young Mannheim Symphonists National Academy. 

In 2023 and 2024, she attended the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp and in 2023 she was principal viola in the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra. In 2022 and 2023, Bridget was the recipient of the Varley Scholarship and Exhibition. 

When Bridget is not performing, she enjoys teaching music at St Ignatius Junior School and Nazareth Catholic College.


Simón Pazos Quintana is a classical pianist, accompanist, and teacher. He obtained his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Stefan Ammer. In 2018, Simón was the recipient of the Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship, and was a finalist in both the 2019 and 2021 Geoffrey Parsons Award for piano accompaniment. Simón performed alongside William Hennessy AM and the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players as part of their 2023 Summer Season concerts. He is currently completing his PhD, centred around the works for solo piano by Aleksandr Mosolov.


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