Concinnity

December Concert

“Concinnity”

Pri Victor (saxophone) & Anna Carson (piano)

2.00pm Sunday, 2 December 2012
WYSELASKIE AUDITORIUM
29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Concinnity (classical saxophone and piano duo)

Concinnity is a classical saxophone and piano duo that strives to explore both contemporary music and that of the past in the context of this unique instrumental combination. The name itself indicates the harmonious arrangement of parts in respect to the whole, seen through the marriage of various stylistic influences within their repertoire and performance. Pri Victor and Anna Carson began collaborating three years ago, and have since then performed at various venues throughout Melbourne.

Pri Victor (saxophone) is a dynamic young artist who has a passion for redefining the way saxophone is perceived in the Australian classical music landscape. Receiving high distinctions in both her Associate and Licentiate Diplomas with the Trinity Guildhall College of London, Pri has also been a prize winner in a number of Melbourne’s major performance competitions, including the 2012 Lyceum Club’s Margaret Sutherland Bursary Fund.

Pri completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Monash University School of Music – Conservatorium and has studied with some of Australia’s most distinguished saxophonists such as Michael Lichnovsky and Lachlan Davidson. She has also had received tutelage from various leading players around the world such as Kenneth Tse, Niels Bijl and Amy Dickson.

Pri is passionate about cultivating the development of classical saxophone in Australia, commissioning new works by esteemed Australian composers such as Lachlan Davidson, Thomas Reiner and Katy Abbot. She has also endeavoured to reframe existing classical works in a new light through creating various arrangements for saxophone and piano.

With a dedication to teaching, Pri currently works as the woodwind teacher at The King David School and has a large private student base throughout Melbourne. She regularly performs as a guest saxophonist for leading community orchestras and is a member of various chamber ensembles including the Harmonium Saxophone Quartet.

Anna Carson (piano) has performed as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout Australia. Winner of the John Allison/City of Sydney Scholarship and the prestigious Australian National Piano Award, Anna was also twice a keyboard finalist in the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. She has appeared with The Queensland Orchestra, The Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.  

After graduating from the University of Queensland as a student of Max Olding, Anna continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne during which time she had lessons from teachers including Boris Berman, Dominque Merlet and Ruvim Ostrovski. Following her three years at ANAM she undertook an intensive course of study with Professor Lidia BaldecchiArcuri in Genova, Italy.

Anna has a passionate interest in chamber music and collaborates with a variety of musicians to present concerts throughout Australia. She regularly appears with her husband, Timothy Young, as a piano duo with recent performances for the South Coast Music Society and at the Melbourne Recital Centre with The Consort of Melbourne.

Anna has been a sessional staff member at Monash University since 2006 and teaches piano at St Michael’s Grammar School.

Program

Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984) – Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano

Lachlan Davidson (1963- ) – Quantum Leap (2011)

Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960- ) – 2 Elegies Framing a Shout 

 (Rhapsodie for Alto Saxophone and Piano)

INTERVAL

Richard Rodney Bennett (1936- ) – Sonata for Soprano Saxophone & Piano

Trygve Madsen (1940- ) – Hommage à Ravel pour Piano op.10

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) – Nocturne Op.43 No. 2 (arr. Victor)

Vittorio Monti (1868-1922) – Csárdás (arr. Victor)

**After the concert you are invited to meet the artists over light refreshments**