Recitals Australia Presents
Lunch Hour Series
Tynte Street, North Adelaide
Wednesday 19 April, 2023
for approximately 50 minutes
Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782)
Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Op.17, No.4
ii. Presto Assai
Esmond Choi (b.1999)
Fantasy, Chorale and Improvisation
Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)
Je dors, mais mon cœur veille (“I sleep, but my heart keeps watch”), from Vingt regards sur L’Enfant-Jésus
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Sonata No.31 in A-flat Major, Op.110
Esmond Choi is an Australian pianist/composer currently undertaking post-graduate studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, researching on how one can experience and enrich one’s own understanding of Transcendentalism through the works of Ives and Cage. He currently holds eight scholarships, including The Daisy Burmeister Salotti Scholarship for Pianoforte, The Diana Harris Prize for Accompaniment, and The Maude Puddy Scholarship. Esmond has played for Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Nicholas Mathew, Paavali Jumppanen, Neal Peres Da Costa and Stefan Ammer. Esmond is the current pianist for the Novus ensemble, and he is the current organist for St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles, including the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. Esmond recently performed under the name of Elder Music Lab and premièred George Crumb’s Metamorphoses, Book I. Esmond also participated in the PianoLab festival and performed George Crumb’s Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik to critical acclaim: “…Choi’s captivating performance was a revelation…” (Limelight Magazine, November 2022).
Tickets for each recital concert are $10 per person, or you can consider a full-year subscription for only $200. The subscription includes all Lunch Hour Series recitals for the year, the Finals, all guest recitals and the mid-year lunch recitals held at the North Adelaide Baptist Church Hall.