McMichael and de Borah

June Concert

McMichael and de Borah

Anna McMichael (violin) – Daniel de Borah (piano)

Sunday 2 June 2013, 2pm Wyselaskie Auditorium 29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Anna McMichael (violin) is an Australian born violinist who returned to live in Australia in 2010 after 17 years in Europe performing in many of the major ensembles and orchestras. Anna has performed at many European music festivals with a number of Dutch chamber ensembles and toured extensively with groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra, Nieuw Ensemble, ASKO/Schoenberg ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as having  recorded for a number of European labels.

Since her return to Australia Anna has performed at three Canberra International Music Festivals as guest artist, been a soloist and member of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, guest associate concertmaster of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, performed at the ISCM music festival in Sydney, Soundstream Festival in Adelaide, with Ensemble Offspring, principal second for Pinchgut Opera in 2011 and Ludovico’s band. Anna has been invited to perform concerts with the pianist Daniel de Borah for Recitals Australia in 2012, Melba Hall lunch concerts, in Brisbane and Tylagum and Camden Haven Festival and for Sunday Live ABC FM. Anna has tutored at ANAM and the Canberra School of Music and appeared with the Australian World Orchestra in 2011 and 2013. In 2013, she is recording old and new Lullabies for the Tall Poppies label together with pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska. Australian pianist Daniel de Borah (formerly Hill) was 3rd prize winner at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition and has since appeared as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican and Cadogan Hall, London. He has given recitals at major venues and festivals throughout the UK including return visits to Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall (Manchester) and St David’s Cardiff.

In Australia, Daniel has performed concertos with the Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Increasingly acknowledged as a sensitive chamber musician, he has partnered many leading soloists including Li-Wei Qin (cello), Rivka Golani (viola), Michael Cox (flute), Louise Page (soprano) and regular duo partners Andrew Goodwin (tenor) and Anna McMichael (violin) at the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Coriole Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville. In 2012 he undertook a national tour with the Australian String Quartet.

Born in Melbourne in 1981, Daniel studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music, London. He now divides his time between Melbourne and London.

ProgramJohann Sebastian Bach

(1685-1750)

Clara Schumann

(1819-1896)

Johannes Brahms

(1833-1897)

INTERVAL

César Franck

(1822-1890)

Violin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006PreludioLoure

Gavotte en Rondeau

Menuets (I and II)

Bourrée

Giga

3  Romances for violin and piano Op.22

Adagio

Allegretto grazioso

4  Pieces for Piano, Op.119

Intermezzo in B minor

Intermezzo in E minor Intermezzo in C major Rhapsody in E flat major.

Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano (1886)

Allegretto ben moderato

 Allegro

Recitativo – Fantasia

Allegretto poco mosso.