Richard Keuneman, Anna Carson, Julia Monsbourgh

Richard Keuneman,
Violin
Anna Carson,
Pianoforte
Julia Monsbourgh,
Horn

Sunday Tn June, 2009 2 pm
ST. PETER’S PARISH HALL
Gisborne St, East Melbourne
Melways 2F Kl

Meet the Artists

Richard Keuneman studied violin in Melbourne with Jean Lehmann, Fintan Murphy and Mark Mogilevski. He undertook further studies abroad with Jean-Noel Molard (of the Conservatoire de la Ville de Paris), Helfried Fister (Karntner Landeskonservatorium, Austria) and David Takeno (Head of Strings, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London). Whilst a student at the Faculty of Music at the University of Melbourne, Richard performed as leader and soloist of the Faculty Orchestra, and was a winner of the Mozart Concerto Competition. Richard has been awarded a Victorian Premier’s Award for Music Craft.

Richard has collaborated in recital with guitarist Slava Grigoryan, including in performance of Astor Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango” at the Wigmore Hall, London. In England, he was a first violinist in the Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, with whom he toured the UK under the direction -of Yehudi Menuhin. Richard is currently Concertmaster of the Melbourne Sinfonia, and has played regularly with the Australian Pops Orchestra and in freelance chamber ensembles and orchestras. As concerto soloist, Richard has appeared with the Melbourne Musicians, Melbourne Sinfonia, Corpus Medicorum and Collegium Australis orchestras, in concertos of Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Chausson’s Poeme, and Bach’s concerto for two violins (with Mark Mogilevski). His performances have been broadcast on the 3MBS-FM radio network.

Anna Carson has performed as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout Australia. She has appeared with The Queensland Orchestra, The Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria working with distinguished conductors such as Graham Abbott, Nicholas Braithwaite, Michael Halasz, Ola Rudner and Marco Zuccarini. Winner of the John Allison/City of Sydney Scholarship and the prestigious Australian National Piano Award, Anna was also a keyboard finalist in the 1998 and 2000 Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. Anna graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) as a student of Max Olding. She then continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music before undertaking an intensive course of study with Professor Lidia Baldecchi-Arcuri in Geneva, Italy. Anna also participated in the international summer schools of the TCU/ Cliburn Institute in Fort Worth, Texas, the Salzburg Festival and the Musici Artis Festival in Brussels receiving lessons and master classes from artists such as, Boris Berman, Nikolai Demidenko and Barry Douglas.

Anna was a founding member of the Brisbane-based contemporary music group SIX new music ensemble. The ensemble performed to critical acclaim throughout Queensland and New South Wales and recorded a CD featuring works by established and emerging Australian composers. Anna has continued her involvement with chamber music and regularly collaborates with a variety of musicians to present concerts throughout Victoria. Her performances have been broadcast on the MBS networks and on ABC Classic FM. Anna is currently a sessional staff member at Monash University and a teacher of piano at St Michael’s Grammar School.

Julia Monsbourgh graduated from the Faculty of Music at the University of Melbourne in 1998, where she studied horn with Graeme Evans of the Melbourne Symphony. Following these studies she auditioned for the Royal College of Music and studied “in their postgraduate performance program. Supported by the Ian Potter Foundation and the Opus 50 Trust she worked.through the orchestral musician pathway, in 2000 – 2001. During this time she studied with professor Timothy Brown, principal horn with the BBC Symphony and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-fields. Coursework involved links with the London Symphony, RPO and BBCSO. She also achieved the highest mark in the horn class for her solo recital. Since relocating to Melbourne, Julia has worked extensively with opera, ballet and symphonic repertoire. She has appeared with Orchestra Victoria, VicOpera, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Stonnington Symphony, and periodically as a guest at ANAM. Most recently she toured with OzOpera in their latest production, Madame Butterfly. Chamber music remains a central part of her freelance work, and a great passion. She has presented significant programs with wind quintets, brass groups, and other small ensembles.

Order of Program

Johannes Brahms – Three Songs for Violin, Horn and Piano (arr. Denniss)

1. Sapphische Ode (Sapphic Ode) Op. 94 No.4
2. Sommerabend (Summer Evening) Op. 84No.l
3. Geheimnis (The Secret) Op. 71 Nq.3

Robert Schumann – Fantasiestiicke op. Ill for Piano

1. Sehr rasch, mil leidenschaftlichem Vortrag
2. Ziemlich langsam
3. Rraftig und sehr rnarkier

Paul Hindemith – Sonata in E flat for Violin and Piano Op 11. No.l • •
1. Frisch (Lively)
2. Im Zeitmaft eines langsamen, feierlichen Tanzes (in the tempo of a slow, festive dance)

Astor Piazzolla – Le Grand Tango for Violin and Piano (arr. Gubaidulina, transcr. Fair)

INTERVAL

Johannes Brahms – Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 40
1. Andante – Poco piu animate
2. Scherzo – Allegro – Molto meno allegro – Allegro
3. Adagio mesto
4. Allegro con brio