L’invitation au voyage

November Concert

L’invitation au voyage

Greta Bradman (soprano)
Laila Engle (flute)
Andrea Katz (piano)
Blair Harris (cello)

Sunday 3 November 2013, 2pm Wyselaskie Auditorium

29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Greta Bradman (soprano) is one of “Australia’s finest young singers” and an “exceedingly intelligent and perceptive musician” (The Advertiser, 2009). Until late 2009, Greta maintained singing as a passion and a rather successful hobby – juggling it around full-time study towards her PhD (psychology). With the encouragement of many, including her singing teacher Rosalind Martin, in 2009 she decided to embrace singing as her primary career. Greta has recently presented concerts with ensembles including the Australian String Quartet, Adelaide Chamber Players, Adelaide Baroque, Zephyr String Quartet, Syzygy

Ensemble, Soundstream New Music Ensemble, Kegelstatt Ensemble and the Langbein String Quartet. She has also appeared as guest soloist for a number of choirs and vocal ensembles. Greta balances her music with being ‘mama’ to her two young sons.

Flautist Laila Engle graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a

Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree having studied with Alison Mitchell. In 2009 Laila completed a Master of Music degree at Melbourne University studying under Margaret Crawford and Mardi McScullea,. Laila has been a full time member of the Royal Australian Air Force Band since 2005. Outside her service commitments, Laila maintains an active performance schedule as a freelance musician including performances with Syzygy Ensemble, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Astra Chamber Music Society, The Consort of Melbourne, Arko Symphonic Project and 3 Shades Black. Laila also volunteers as a radio presenter at 3MBS FM.

Argentine born Andrea Katz is a pianist, accompanist and vocal coach of extraordinary versatility, who is equally at home with chamber music, German Lieder and grand opera. Since becoming an Australian resident in 1990, she has worked with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Sydney Symphony, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane Festivals, Sydney Music Conservatorium and Melbourne

Symphony Orchestra. She works regularly with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Aldeburgh Festival (UK) and Auckland Philharmonia. A prolific recital pianist, she performs regularly with prominent Australian and international singers and ensembles, including a yearly season at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. She is the founder and director of Songmakers Australia which brings together some of the country’s leading singers and instrumentalists in a diverse repertoire of chamber music.

Born and bred in New Zealand, Blair Harris began his cello studies under the guidance of Gary Wilby and Dr Rolf Gjelsten. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium and later studied at the Australian National Academy of Music and with Alexander Baillie, Janis Laurs, Steven Isserlis and David Strange. Blair has attended the Mozarteum Akademie Salzburg, studying under Tsyoshi Tsutsumi. Since embarking on a professional career Blair has had numerous soloist engagements with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, the Barrier Reef Orchestra and the Preston Symphony. His solo and chamber music repertoires have been recorded extensively for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS-FM Melbourne. In 2010 Blair was awarded 1st prize at the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition, and the John Hopkins Performance Fellowship. Currently a member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Blair is also a member of Syzygy Ensemble.

Program

André Previn (1929-) Vocalise for soprano, cello and piano (1995)
John Corigliano (1938-) Three Irish Folksong Settings for soprano and flute (1988)
Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941) Pièce Romantique for Flute, Cello and Piano
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) L’isle joyeuse, L106 (piano)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)INTERVAL Les chemins de l’amour (voice and piano) 1940
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) Four Songs op.13 (voice and piano)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)) Syrinx, (flute solo) L.129
Robert Beaser (1954-) The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Chansons madécasses M.78 (voice, piano, flute and cello)

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