Recitals Australia Presents
The Final of the 2022 Spring Lunch Hour Series
Tynte Street, North Adelaide
Saturday 29 October, 2022
for approximately 100 minutes
Featuring Ella Beard, Gemma Vice & Amelia Wang, Connor Whyte, Nicky Poznak, JamSam and Joaquin Velasco.
Ella Beard, viola
Aftermath (composed 2016)
Ella is a classical violist of three years, after initially learning violin from age 6. She currently studies with Stephen King and has previously been a student at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and the Queensland Conservatorium. Ella performs as a soloist and with various chamber ensembles, and is a founding member of Adelaide’s Jacaranda String Quartet.
Gemma Vice flute and Amelia Wang, flute with Jamie Cock, piano
Karl Doppler (1825-1900), Franz Doppler (1821-1883)
Rigoletto Fantasie Op. 3
Gemma Vice started flute at aged 10 in 2012. She is currently a flute performance student in her third-year studies at the Elder Conservatorium, taught by Elizabeth Koch AM, and, recently, Kathryn Moorhead. Gemma has completed all AMEB grades from 1- certificate of performance, receiving a high distinction in her most recent exam (2021). She is an active member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium Symphony. She has also performed as a soloist for the Flinders Street Baptist church concerts (2021), and in the AMEB showcase (2018). In 2021 she was awarded the Victor Edgele Scholarship for woodwind.
Amelia Wang is from a family with music background. Amelia has completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) Classical Performance in 2022 at Elder Conservatorium with Associated Professor Elizabeth Koch OAM. Amelia has been awarded AMEB LMusA in 2020 and she has held first flute and piccolo positions with Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and she’s had her piccolo concerto debut with the Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra in 2021.
Amelia is now working towards a professional orchestral position and she is a casual player at the ASO.
Jamie completed an Honours Degree at the Elder Conservatorium under Noreen Stokes and Stefan Ammer before further study at the Martinů Academy in Prague and the Musikhochschule Freiburg. Winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Award and the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, Jamie has presented concerts in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US, and throughout Europe. An established and experienced chamber musician, accompanist, teacher, instrumental and vocal coach, Jamie has performed with the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He has also appeared in the Elder Hall Lunch Hour and Perspectives series, the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, and has given live national broadcasts and made recordings for ABC Classic FM, Southwest Radio Germany and in collaboration with the State Opera of South Australia, the Adelaide Chamber Singers, The Firm, and the State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Connor Whyte, guitar
Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
Gran Sonata Eroica op. 150
Connor Whyte, 19, is in the final year of his Bachelor of Music Advanced at the Elder Conservatorium under the tuition of Dr. Oliver Fartach Naini. Connor completed his AMEB Licentiate Diploma of Music at just 16, and then went on to trump the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society’s Open Age division in 2021 and 2022. This year, Connor received first-place at the Adelaide International Guitar Competition, the most prestigious guitar competition in the southern hemisphere, earning him a cash prize of $10,000, a guitar valued at $23,000 and a concert invitation at the next festival.
Connor plays Domenic Roscioli guitars.
Tim Tran, viola
Program To Be Advised
Tim Tran is an Adelaide-based violist currently completing his Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance at the University of Adelaide, and was studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England up until December 2021. Previously studying under Keith Crellin OAM and currently under Stephen King, Tim has been affiliated with various ensembles such as the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Norwood Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous string quartets and trios. Aside from playing viola, Tim also enjoys playing piano, teaching music, and reading.
Nicky Poznak, piano
Program To Be Advised
Nicky graduated with First Class Honours in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Lucinda Collins. In both her undergraduate and Honours degree, she received several scholarships and prizes for her achievements, including the Brisbane Matthews Pianoforte Prize, Maude Harriet Riley Scholarship, Thelma Dent Memorial Prize, Daisy Burmeister Salotti Scholarship for Pianoforte, Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship for Pianoforte, and the Jack de Vos Scholarship. Nicky is currently taking time away from her studies to broaden her musical career, and is working as an accompanist, chamber musician and private piano teacher, as well as expanding her solo performance repertoire.
JamSam, – Jamie Skelton, clarinet, and Samantha Li, piano
Carl Maria von Weber (1786–1826)
Grand Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano, Op.48
ii. Andante con moto
iii. Rondo: allegro
James studies the piano with Monika Laczofy OAM and the clarinet with Darren and Louise Skelton. In 2019, James performed with an International Youth Orchestra in London’s Royal Festival Hall. He has been a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra (AdYO) and the 2022 Australian Youth Orchestra “Young Symphonists”. James won the Gabor Reeves Woodwind Medallion for his performances in the 2021 Adelaide Eisteddfod, and an Honourable Mention for his piano recital at the 2021 Miriam Hyde Junior Award. He is the winner of the 2022 Metropolitan Male Choir Scholarship. James is currently working towards his AMusA diploma examinations on both piano and clarinet.
Samantha studies the piano with Monika Laczofy OAM and violin with Keith Crellin OAM. In 2019 she completed her AMusA diploma in piano aged only ten years of age. She won third prize for violin in the 25yrs and under Any String Player Solo at the 2021 Adelaide Eisteddfod. Samantha won the Berenice Harrison Award in the Recitals Australia Autumn Series, and is the youngest winner to date. In 2020, she was awarded the ‘Jewels Stevens Scholarship’ by the Elder Conservatorium. In 2021, Samantha won the Miriam Hyde Open Award and the Melbourne Recital Centre Bach Competition Young Bach Scholar Award. She has also performed the Mozart Piano Concerto for the Male metropolitan Choir of SA and was awarded the Sieben-Scott Prize. Samantha’s latest achievement is the Licentiate Diploma Award with Distinction.
Joaquin Velasco, violin and Simón Pazos Quintana, piano
Charles-Auguste de Bériot (1802–1870)
Scène de Ballet, Op. 100
Joaquin is a violinist and a Year 12 music scholar at Pulteney Grammar School. He is studying under the tutelage of Elizabeth Layton, and is influenced greatly by the music of both Itzhak Perlman and Hilary Hahn. Among his various achievements, he was the recipient of the Michael Rowe violin at the 2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod, gave a solo performance with the Mitcham Orchestra, and in 2020 was the Rotary Club of Mitcham Young Musician of the Year. Joaquin was also the featured soloist at the recent Adelaide Youth Orchestra Maestro 2 Concert in July of this year. Joaquin is the concertmaster of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and the first violin of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra String Quartet.
Simón obtained his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Stefan Ammer. In May 2018, he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 (“Emperor”) with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro James Lowe. Later that year he was awarded the 2018 Peter Schodde Memorial Piano Scholarship which facilitated him travelling to Germany, Austria and England, and playing for highly respected professors and performers to further his technical abilities and musicianship.
While the Judges deliberate, we welcome Recitals Australia Lunch Hour Alumnus, Jenny Hu, flute with Jamie Cock, piano, performing:
Henri Dutillex (1916-2013)
Sonatine for Flute and Piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Flute concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313
I Allegro maestoso
Jenny Hu is an Adelaide-born flautist and graduate with first-class honours from the Elder Conservatorium under the tutelage of Elizabeth Koch. Jenny has been a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra Young Symphonists program. She has performed in masterclasses for British flautists Michael Cox and Phillipa Davies. Jenny has received numerous scholarships and awards including the Wyatt Scholarship, the Kamala Khurana Music Scholarship and Florence Jones Woodwind Scholarship. Recent performance highlights include the world premiere of Connor Fogarty’s Endymion (2019) and performing Kaija Saariaho’s NoaNoa at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s She Speaks Festival (2021). Jenny is currently studying with Julia Grenfell.
Jamie studied at Elder Conservatorium with Noreen Stokes and Stefan Ammer before pursuing further study at the Martinu Academy in Prague and the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany. Winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Award and the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin, he has presented concerts in Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy and the US. Based in Adelaide, he is a sought-after accompanist, teacher, instrumental and vocal coach. He has performed with the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, in the Elder Hall Lunch Hour and Perspectives series, Adelaide Festival, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe Festivals, on ABC Classic FM and Sunday Live and in collaborations with (among others) the State Opera of South Australia, The Firm, Brink Theatre and the State Theatre Company. He enjoys eating, sleeping, languages, watching good tennis and playing bad tennis.