22 May 2024 – Tim Tran, viola with Stephen van der Hoek, piano

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

Tim Tran, viola, with Stephen var der Hoek, piano


Rebecca Clarke (1886 – 1979)
Sonata for Viola and Piano

i. Impetuoso
ii. Vivace
iii. Adagio

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963)
Der Schwanendreher (The Swan Turner)

i. Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal”: Langsam – Mäßig bewegt, mit Kraft (Between mountain and deep valley”: Slow – Moderately moving, with strength)

ii. Nun laube, Lindlein laube”: Sehr ruhig – Fugato: “Der Gutzgauch auf dem Zaune sass” (Now grow leaves, little linden tree, grow leaves”: very calm – Fugato: “The Cuckoo Sat on the Fence”)

iii. Variationen: “Seid ihr nicht der Schwanendreher”: Mäßig schnell (Variations: “Aren’t you the swan turner?”: Moderately fast)

22’ | 26’

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 the Yehudi 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. He is passionate about chamber music and has been affiliated with numerous ensembles. Tim has won numerous awards including The Australian String Association Award in 2022 for most outstanding string competitor and was a finalist in the national Young Virtuoso Award Competition.

Stephen van der Hoek took up piano at an early age and studied privately with Irina Lioubimova. During his teenage years, he won various first prizes for piano and composition. 

After high school, he studied theology at the Luther Seminary in North Adelaide (which became the Australian Lutheran College). In Stephen’s final year of seminary, he won first prize in the Adelaide Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Competition with his performance of Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and the Young Performer of the Year Award in Sydney. As the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust Overseas Music Scholar of 2008, Stephen studied and performed in the USA in 2010. Stephen continues to perform in local performances, and regularly composes sacred music.


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