Agatha Yim, Mary Sheargold, Leigh Harrold

AGATHA YIM and
MARY SHEARGOLD,
flutes

with
LEIGH HARROLD,
pianoforte

Sunday,lst November, 2009 2 pm
ST. PETER’S PARISH HALL
Gisborne St, East Melbourne
Melways 2F Kl

Meet the Artists

Australian flautist Agatha Yim is an active member of Melbourne’s music scene with frequent radio broadcasts of her solo and chamber recitals on 3MBS-FM; live performances at venues such as Hamer Hall and ABC Iwaki Auditorium; and chamber/orchestral performances with lOpera at the Port Fairy Music Festival, Opera Down Under, and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Agatha completed a double Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts (Visual Media) and Music at the University of Melbourne in 2007; and received First Class Honours in Music Performance. She has won numerous awards and scholarships notably First Prize in the Victorian Flute Guild’s Leslie Barklamb Scholarship (25 years and under), the Dandenong Festival of Music Outstanding Flute Player Award, as well as a bursary to attend the 2007 International Scottish Flute Summer School. Recently, she got through to the final ten of the 1st Mediterannean Flute Competition 2009 held in Greece.

Agatha is currently studying with Margaret Crawford at the Australian National Academy of Music.

In 2006, Mary Sheargold was the first candidate to graduate wfth a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Laws at The University of Melbourne, and she was awarded both degrees with honours. She completed her A.Mus.A. and L.Mus.A. as a teenager, and studied with Derek Jones and Margaret Crawford. A first prize winner at all Melbourne’s major eisteddfods, in 2004, she won the prestigious Leslie Barklamb Scholarship (awarded annually by the Victorian Flute Guild), the Gold Medallion for most outstanding instrumentalist at the Dandenong Festival of Music and Art for Youth, and made her concerto debut, with The University of Melbourne Wind Symphony. Since 2001, she has appeared in masterclasses across Europe, the United Kingdom and Australasia with eminent artists including Robert Aitken, Wissam Boustany, Ian Clarke, Marianne Gedigian, Peter Lloyd, Trevor Wye and Jacques Zoon. Alongside a busy performing career, Mary works as a lawyer at Clayton Utz, one of Australia ‘s premier law firms.

Pianist Leigh Harrold has emerged in recent years as “a musician of rare talent and intelligence” (Raymond Chapman Smith) and is one of Australia’s busiest and most sought-after piano players, winning the Adelaide Critics’ Circle prize for Best Emerging Artist of 2005. Born in Whyalla, South Australia, Leigh completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in Adelaide with concert pianist Gil Sullivan. He was a National Finalist in the Young Performer Awards, a semi-finalist in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, twice winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Memorial Award and recipient of the prestigious Beta Sigma Phi Classical Music Award. He moved to Melbourne in 2003 to take up a full scholarship at the Australian National Academy of Music under the rnentorship of Geoffrey Tozer and in 2004 was made the Academy Fellow.

As a soloist, Leigh has performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, the ANAM Chamber Orchestra and the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. He has premiered works by Australian composers in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide and been broadcast on ABC-FM, 3MBS, 4MBS and 5MBS. As a chamber musician he has earnt an international reputation, having performed as duo partner with such luminaries as Thomas Reibl, lecturer in viola at the Salzburg Mozarteum; Michael Cox, principal flautist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Gaede, ex- concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Swedish cellist Mats Lidstrom; and British pianist Mark Gasse

Program

ROSS Edwards (1943 -) Ecstatic Dances for two flutes (1990)
Ritmico Animate

Ian Clarke (1964 -) Hypnosis (1994)

Luciano Berio (1925 – 2003) Sequenza I for flute (1958)

Mel Bonis (1858 – 1937) Sonate pour flute et piano
Andantino con moto Scherzo. Vivace
Adagio Finale. Moderate

Interval

Ian Clarke (1964 – ) Orange Dawn for flute and piano (1992)
Edwin Roxburgh (1937 -) Stardrift
Lowell Liebermann (1961 -) Sonata for Flute and Piano Op. 23 (1987) Lento Presto
Ian Clarke (1964 – ) Maya for two flutes and piano (2000)