6th April 2014, Sunday 2pm
Bridget Davies (mezzo soprano) – Eidit Golder (piano)
Melbourne Art Song Collective
|Antonín Dvořák||Pisně Milostné Op.83|
|Joseph Marx||Am Fenster
Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam
Ein junger Dichter denkt an die Geliebter
|André Caplet||Trois Fables de Jean de la Fontaine|
Concert details are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change.
Bridget Davies (mezzo soprano)
Bridget Davies graduated with first class honours from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. While at university, she sang the role of Venus in Venus and Adonis with the Melbourne Conservatorium Baroque ensemble under Will Wroth. She is the recipient of many awards including, The Victorian Music Theatre Guild Award for Best Junior Female in 2005, The Amy Young Award for emerging professional singers and the Ian Field Memorial Award in the finals of the National Liederfest in 2013. Also during her time at the conservatorium she was awarded the 2012 Athenaeum Award, Acclaim Sleath Lowrey Scholarship and the runner up prize in the Harold Fisher Opera Scholarship. She is also the recipient of a City of Melbourne Ambassadorial Scholarship which will take her to Italy to study with Valeria Esposito. Last year Bridget performed the role of The Servant in More Than Opera’s production of Der Vampyr as part of the Melbourne Ring Festival.
Eidit Golder (piano)
Eidit Golder is a highly respected solo pianist and chamber musician. She received her musical education at the exclusive Talma Yalin School For The Performing Arts in Israel and the Victorian College of the Arts. In 1999, Eidit received first place in the Australian National Piano Award. She has made a number of professional broadcasts and recordings for the ABC and has played at the Melbourne International, Port Fairy, Woodend and Castlemaine Festivals. Eidit completed her Masters at Melbourne University under Professor Stephen McIntyre and is a laureate of the Advanced Performance Program, Australian National Academy of Music. Between 2005 and 2010 she was the pianist with Freshwater Trio, with whom she made numerous festival and concert appearances including performances at the 2010 Vancouver International Music Festival. She was a participant in the 3MBS Beethoven Marathon and the Melbourne Ring Festival. Eidit is currently Artistic Director of the Melbourne Art Song Collective (MASC) in addition to teaching at Scotch College and Sacre Coeur.