Corda Duo

March Concert

“Corda Duo”

Richard Keuneman (violin) – Anna Carson (piano)

2.00pm Sunday, 3 March 2013 Wyselaskie Auditorium 29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Corda Duo ( violin and piano duo)

Richard Keuneman (violin) is active in many forms of music. He has been Concertmaster of the Melbourne Sinfonia since 1998, a principal player with Camerata Melbourne, and plays in other freelance groups. Richard also performs regularly in solo and chamber music recitals for local and regional organisations such as the Lyrebird Music Society and the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields festival. In the UK, he collaborated in recital with Slava Grigoryan (guitar) including at London’s Wigmore Hall, and toured with Britain’s Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra under the directorship of Yehudi Menuhin. As concerto soloist, Richard has appeared with orchestras including the Melbourne Musicians, Melbourne Sinfonia, Corpus Medicorum and Collegium Australis with whom he has performed violin concertos and solo works of Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Chausson, and the double concertos of Bach (with Mark Mogilevski, violin) and Brahms (with Charlotte Jacke, cello).

Richard’s principal teachers in Melbourne were Jean Lehmann, Fintan Murphy and Mark Mogilevski. Overseas he studied with Jean-Noêl Molard (Conservatoire de la Ville de Paris), Helfried Fister (Kärntner Landeskonservatorium, Austria) and David Takeno (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London). At the University of Melbourne, Richard was concertmaster and soloist with the Faculty of Music Orchestra and won the Mozart Concerto Competition. He performs in varied styles and idioms, such as in his recent collaboration in Berlin with pianist Luke Howard in a Tango project featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla. His performances and live studio concerts have been broadcast on 3MBS-FM radio network.

Anna Carson (piano) has performed as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout Australia. Winner of the prestigious Australian National Piano Award, she was also twice a keyboard finalist in the Symphony Australia Young Performers

Awards. Anna 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 studies at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne before pursuing an intensive course of study with Professor Lidia Baldecchi-Arcuri in Genova, Italy. Anna participated in the international summer courses of the TCU/ Cliburn Piano Institute in Fort Worth, Texas, the Salzburg Festival and the Musici Artis Festival in Brussels. In these years she had lessons and masterclasses with artists including Boris Berman, Dominque Merlet, Ruvim Ostrovski, Nikolai Demidenko, Barry Douglas, Alexander Satz and Mikhail Voskressensky.

Alongside her solo performances, Anna has a passionate interest in chamber music and collaborates with a variety of musicians in concerts throughout Australia. Recently she has appeared at the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, the Brunswick Beethoven Festival, and as a soloist for the Mornington Peninsula Music Society. Anna regularly performs in partnership with pianist Timothy Young, recently at 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.


Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904) Sonatina in G major for violin and piano Op 100Allegro risoluto


Molto Vivace – Trio


Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984) Nocturne for violin and piano (1944)
Sergei Prokofiev(1891-1953)


Five Melodies for violin and piano Op 35bAndante

Lento, ma non troppo

Animato, ma non allegro

Allegretto leggero e scherzando

Andante ma non troppo

Elena Kats-Chernin (1957-) Excerpts from the Wild Swans SuiteEliza Aria

The Mute Princess


Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) Sonata for violin and piano

Con moto

Ballada: Con moto



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