Mainly French

Phillip Green, cello and Stephen McIntyre, piano

4 November 2018, Sunday 2pm – Wyselaskie Auditorium

Programme

Faure – Nocturne  for solo piano
Faure – Sonata  No 2, Op 117 for cello and piano
Faure – Apres un Reve for cello and piano

Strauss – Standchen (arr Gieseking) for piano solo
Ravel – Pavane pour une Infante defunte for piano solo

Schubert – Standchen for cello and piano
Ravel –  Piece en forme de Habanera for cello and piano

Debussy – Two Preludes from Book 2
Debussy – Sonata for cello and piano

Meet the Artists

Phillip Green, Australian cellist and conductor has degrees from the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the University of Queensland. At the age of 23 he was appointed Principal Cello of the MSO, a position he held for 18 years. He appeared as soloist on many occasions around this country and internationally.  Phillip Green is also a dynamic and versatile conductor who has worked with Australia’s major symphony orchestras and has developed a profile in a wide range of musical styles appearing in New Zealand, Thailand and Indonesia and China. This has given him an outstanding knowledge of not only cello repertoire but of symphonic works. His cello students benefit from this overarching experience he brings to his teaching. As a past Senior Lecturer in Cello at the University of Melbourne, VCA Head of Strings and AMEB examiner, he has served as Director of Music in many institutions, in Australia, Singapore, Vienna and Shanghai. Phillip has the unusual credentials of having a performing and pedagogical background. Many of his students hold professional music positions and play in orchestras around the world.

Stephen McIntyre is known nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most eminent pianists and teachers. He has performed as soloist and chamber music player in many countries, and was Head of Piano at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1977 until 1993. He has appeared as concerto soloist with all major Australian orchestras. His cycle of the complete piano music of Ravel won the National Critics Award.

He was Principal Artistic Advisor for Musica Viva Australia during 1995-96, Director of the Chamber Music Program for the Melbourne International Festival from 1989-1999 and Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2005 to 2009.

Stephen McIntyre is Associate Professor in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne.  In 2003, he was the recipient of the Sir Bernard Heinze Award for distinguished contribution to music and in 2007 he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM).