17 July 2024 – Ruby Lee, violin, with Simón Pazos Quintana, piano Ziqi (Ella) Cheng, solo piano

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

Ruby Lee, violin
with Simón Pazos Quintana, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Violin concerto No.5 in A major, K219
i. Allegro aperto  
ii Adagio

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Violin sonata No.1 in A minor , Op.105
i. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
ii Allegretto
iii Lebhaft

Ziqi (Ella) Cheng, solo piano

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Danzas Argentinas
i. Danza del Viejo boyero (Dance of the old herdsman)
ii. Danza de la Moza Donosa (Dance of the beautiful maiden)

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) 
Sonata No.6, Op.17, WA12
i. Allegro
ii. Andante
iii. Prestissimo

Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858)
Study No.33 in D major from 84 Studies for Piano, Op.30

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Arabeske in C major, Op.18

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

19’ | 18’ | 4’ | 17’ | 1’ | 7’ | 6’ |


Ruby is a violinist and a Year 9 music scholar at Pembroke school.  She is currently preparing for AMEB Associate Diploma (AMusA) later this year under the tutelage of Keith Crellin from 2021.Ruby has won several awards at the Adelaide Eisteddfod, including the Adele Anthony Award which is given to the most promising violinist 14 years and under, and also won the 1st Prize in the junior concerto section in 2023. 

She is the member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and she is a member of Senior strings, Symphony orchestra and the concert-master of the middle school strings in her school.
Ruby loves to connecting with people through her music. When Ruby is not performing, she enjoys playing with her dog and doing origami.

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.

Ziqi (Ella) Cheng is 11 years old. She commenced piano at the age of four. Ziqi was awarded Second Prize in The Great Composer competition – the Best Mozart Performance in 2022. She also won several prizes in the Adelaide Eisteddfod piano competition including The Dulcie Holland Medallion Award. Ziqi currently studies piano with Monika Laczofy OAM, who is providing her with full support and assistance during her piano journey.

Ziqi also plays violin with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra (Sinfonia), School Orchestra and School String Trio Ensemble. She won several prizes in the Adelaide Eisteddfod Strings competitions, including First prize for 12 years and under Section and Second prize for Grade 7/8 Section in 2023.


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