David Griffiths, clarinet
Amir Farid, piano
With guest artist
Svetlana Bogosavljevic, violoncello
Sunday 4th March 2007 5.00pm
THE CHAPEL COPPIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
ROYAL FREEMASONS’ HOMES
Cnr. Punt Rd & Moubray St (enter from Moubray St)
Melway Ref: 2L D10
Meet the Artists
David Griffiths is renowned across the world for his engaging, high energy performances, and he made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2000 as winner of the Artists International Award in New York. Recent engagement have taken him throughout Europe, China, Korea, Canada and the United States. He has collaborated with members of many world class ensembles, held the position of Associate Principal Clarinet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Principal Clarinet of the Macau and Shanghai Radio Orchestras. His other orchestral achievements are extensive, and he has performed with many as Guest Principat/Co-Prlncipal and soloist.
Highlights of 2006 included a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, a tour of China as guest Principal Clarinet with the West Australian Symphony and a live national broadcast on ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live program with the newly formed Ensemble Liaison. Originally from Armidale, NSW, he received his Bachelor of Music with first class honours from the Canberra School of Music. He then continued his studies in New York, completing his Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.
David is Coordinator of Woodwind and Brass and a Lecturer in Clarinet at the Monash University School of Music Conservatorium.
Amir Farld, Winner of the prestigious 2006 Australian National Piano Award, and the 2005 Hephzibah Menuhln and 3MBS Performer of the Year awards, Amir Farid is a Melbourne based solo pianist, associate artist and chamber musician. He has been described as ‘a highly creative musician – a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all that he does, imbuing It with his own particular experience and understanding’.
Since 1995 Amir has worked with Prof. Ronald Farren-Price, and completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2004. From 2003 to 2005 he attended the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
He has appeared on Australian television as a soloist on ABC TV’s Sunday Arts Program and Network Ten’s Totally Wild’, As part of the Melbourne Symphony’s Young Artists Program, Amir has recorded Mozart’s Concerto No.23 as soloist with the MSO.
As a chamber musician, Amir is pianist of the Benaud Trio, winning the Piano’Trio prize at the prestigious 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, and with whom he undertook a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. As an accompanist, Amir was winner of the $5000 prize for best pianist at the 2006 Mietta Song Recital award.
Svetlana Bogowvljevic has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in countries across the world including Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Australia, Japan, Singapore and China. Since the age of twelve she has been delighting audiences with her beautiful sound and passionate performances. Svetlana studied at the prestigious Special High School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium of Music, the Peabody Conservatorium and the Cologne Hochschule of Music where she graduated with a Soloists Diploma. She plays on a Joseph Panormo of London Cello from 1812.
Order of Program
Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-1942)
Orazioso Andantino: Vivace e leggiero
Beethoven – Trio for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano op. 11
Allegro con brio Adagio
Tema con variazioni-Allegretto
Weber – Grand Duo Concertantefor
Clarinet and Piano Op.48
Allegro con Fuoco Andante con moto Rondo Allegro
Francaix – Theme and Variations
Tema – Largo moderate Var.1 Larghetto misterioso Var. 2 Presto Var.3 Moderate Var. 4 Adagio Var. 5 Tempo di Valza Cadenza Var.6 Prestissimo