27 May 2024 – Paula Custodio, flute, with Haowei Yang, piano

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


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
La plus que lente (the more than slow), L.121

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)

Déodat de Séverac (1872-1921)
Selection from Le chant de la terre (Song of the Earth)
i. Prologue (l’âme de la terre)
ii. Le labour
v. La grêle
vi. Épilogue (le jour des noces)

[ short interval ]

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013)
Sonatine for Flute and Piano
i. Allegretto
ii. Andante
iii. Animé

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Ave Maria

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
arr. Paul Arma
The “Suite Paysanne Hongroise” for flute and piano

5’ | 7’ | 13’30” | 10’ | 5’ | 13’ |


Haowei Yang has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout Australia. Formally starting his music journey with piano at the age of seven, Haowei has shown great enthusiasm through persistent efforts and outstanding achievements, under the tutelage of Konstantin Shamray and previously Stefan Ammer, Gil Sullivan and Karen Davis. Haowei has received First Class Honours for classical performance in the Elder Conservatorium and is currently studying with Luke Dollman and Konstantin Shamray for his Master of Philosophy, while aiming to continue to PhD in the future.

Haowei has performed at many events across Adelaide, including at the PianoLab with Recitals Australia, at locations such as North Adelaide Baroque Hall, Flinders Street Baptist Church, Government House and Elder Hall. Most recently, he joined the incredible New World Players chamber ensemble and returned from the sold-out shows across Australia led by acclaimed conductor Eric Roth. Haowei Yang is also a part of the chamber ensemble, Apricus with Paula Custodio (flute) and Bridget McCullough (viola) who are working on a recording project for newly commissioned works. Haowei will also be performing Ravel’s Left-Hand Concerto with the Elder Conservatorium Orchestra in September of 2024.


Paula Custodio, flautist and piccolo player, has recently completed her Bachelor of Performance (Classical) and was awarded First Class Honours in the Elder Conservatorium (University of Adelaide). Paula has studied under Elizabeth Koch OAM, Kathryn Moorhead, Dr Juila Grenfell (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra) and Melissa Farrow (Australian Brandenburg Orchestra). Performance-wise, Paula has had extensive experiences in both symphonic and woodwind orchestras and has worked under the baton of Luke Dollman, Bryan Griffiths and Nicholas Braithwaite.

Paula is very passionate about chamber performance, which has seen her learn under members of the Australian String Quartet and Dr Konstantin Shamary with her trio, Apricus, where she is both a founder and core member, alongside Bridget McCollough (viola) and Haowei Yang (piano).


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