MARCH 2012 CONCERT
Karen Schofield, flute &Alannah Guthrie-Jones, harp
2.00pm Sunday, 4 March 2012
29 College Crescent, Parkville
Meet the Artists
Karen Schofield currently holds the Associate Principal Flute chair with Orchestra Victoria, Australia. She gained her Bachelor with Honours, and Masters Degrees of Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently undertaking a PhD with a focus on the performance of 20th century Eastern European Flute repertoire. Karen has studied and performed throughout Europe, Canada, the US and the UK and was the recipient of an Ian Potter Foundation grant.
Karen has recorded several concertos with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has won awards such as The Marion Isobel Thomas Award, The Mozart Concerto Award, the Leslie Barklamb Scholarship and the ABC/MSO Young Artist Award. Karen has played under the baton of esteemed conductors such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Marko Letonja and Eivind Aadland and has performed and recorded with various artists and groups including Kate Cebrano and The Whitlams.
Alannah Guthrie-Jones is one of Australia’s most prominent harpists. She began the instrument at the age of eight and three years later was awarded a scholarship to attend the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, studying with Julie Raines. Alannah graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2001.
In 2002 Alannah received an entrance scholarship for postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Skaila Kanga and Charlotte Seale and performed in masterclasses for eminent harpists including Elinor Bennett, Park Stickney and Sioned Williams.
While in London, Alannah won the Royal Academy of Music Harp Prize and the Major Award from the Australian Music Foundation. In 2010, Alannah returned to London for three months to undertake further advanced study with the generous assistance of the Australia Council.
Alannah has performed as Principal Harp with most of Australia’s major orchestras, including the Melbourne, Tasmanian, and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra. She has also performed with Orchestra Victoria, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Victorian Opera.
Broadcast credits include live and recorded recitals for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS
FM and appearances on “In Melbourne Tonight”, “It Takes Two”, “Hey, Hey It’s Saturday!” and Channel Nine’s “Carols by Candlelight”. Alannah can also be heard on many soundtracks and commercial recordings.
She has performed with many notable international artists including David Campbell, Roberta Flack, Natalie Gauci, Josh Grobin, Katherine Jenkins, Aled Jones, Sylvie Palladino and Guy Sebastian.
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962): Entr’acte for flute and harp from
“Le médecin de son honneur” (1937)
Colin Brumby (1933-):Four Exotic pieces for flute & harp (1961)
- Con Moto
- A piacere ma espressivo
Pierre Octave Ferroud (1900-1936: Trois pieces pour solo flute
(1920-1921) (third movement) III Toan-Yan
Gareth Farr (1968-):Taheke (2002)
Jean-Michel Damase (1928-): Sonata for Flute and Harp No. 1
- Allegro moderato
- Andante con moto
- Allegro vivo
- Adagio – Presto
Marcel Tournier (1879-1951):Etude de Concert Op. 39
“Au Matin” (1940) for solo harp
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992):Cafe 1930 from ‘Histoire du Tango’
HendrikAndriessen (1892-1981): Intermezzo (1950)