Rosanne Hunt & Rothschild – Riddle Duo

JUNE CONCERT

Rosanne Hunt & Rothschild – Riddle Duo

Rosanne Hunt, cello
Marianne Rothschild, violin
Glenn Riddle, piano

2.00pm Sunday, 5 June 2011
WYSELASKIE AUDITORIUM
29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Rosanne Hunt began cello studies with her mother, Marianne Hunt, and continued with Christian Wojtowicz in Hobart, AnnerBylsma in The Hague, and Irene Sharp in San Francisco. She led the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s cello section for a number of years. Rosanne’s wide-ranging freelance career has included periods with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Elision and Libra contemporary music groups, and the Arcadia Baroque ensemble among others.  She has an extensive discography of both contemporary and early music, including a recent ABC Classics release of Biber’sRosary Sonatas with Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) and Linda Kent (keyboards). Rosanne teaches privately and at Monash University.

 Rothschild – Riddle Duo  In 2004 Marianne and Glenn recorded Stuart Greenbaum’s Sonata for violin and piano, which recently had several radio broadcasts on ABC classic FM, Radio National, 3MBS FM and Radio New Zealand. The work is recorded on Stuart’s CD ‘Mercurial’. A CD focussing on Melbourne based compositions written for the Duo is planned.

 Marianne Rothschild migrated to Australia at the age of six with her family from Denmark. At seven she began learning the violin. She completed her Bachelor of Music Performance in violin at the VCA in 1997. In 2000 she was accepted into the Australian National Academy of Music where she was chosen as one of five violinists nationally to study on scholarship for a year.

At the Victorian College of the Arts she studied with Julian Quirit, Deborah Fox, Marco van Pagee and Carl Pini. At ANAM she received tuition from visiting artists from interstate and overseas, such as the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner String Quartet, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Geoffrey Lancaster, James Buswell, Erich Gruenberg and Maurice Hasson.

In 1999 she returned to her birthplace to participate in masterclasses with Cho–Liang Lin, and in England with Dona Lee–Croft as part of the weeklong course of the Colourstrings teaching method.

Marianne plays violin professionally with the Australian Pops Orchestra, the National Boy’s Choir and has led the Grainger Ensemble on numerous occasions. She has also played with Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Program

Linda Kouvaras – Bundanon Sonata for violin and piano (2011) (world premiere)

  • – Pulpit rock
  • – River changes
  • – Ballad of the Singleman’s Hut
  • – Earth Art Could Fall from the Skies

Julian Yu – Dovetailing, Suite for cello Op. 29 (1993) for solo cello

  • – Prelude
  • – Allemande
  • – Courante
  • -Sarabande
  • – Gigue

Will Schmidt – Argentinian Etching (2010) for violin and piano

INTERVAL

Margaret Sutherland – Sonata for cello and piano “Sonata” (1942)

Percy Grainger – Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol (1905)

Stuart Greenbaum – 800 Million Heartbeats for piano trio (2007)

**You are invited to meet the artists after the concert over light refreshments.**

Glenn Riddle studied at the Royal College of Music, London and at the

Vienna UniversitâtfürMusik before returning to Australia. Currently Glenn is Lecturer in Music at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Music, University of Melbourne. One of Australia’s leading mentors of young piano talent, his students have been major prize-winners in every important national piano competition, as well as in international competitions. Glenn continues to perform extensively both in Australia and internationally and is closely associated with the music of Percy Grainger. He is also currently researching and performing the piano music of Latin America and is in the midst of performing the complete concertos of Beethoven with the Surabaya Symphony Orchestra in Indonesia. Glenn has recorded extensively for both Allans Publishing and Hal Leonard Publishing and is Artistic Director and conductor of the Grainger Ensemble, a chamber orchestra whose primary aim is to provide concerto opportunities for young musicians. In 2002 he edited seven volumes of piano music that comprise the enormously successful AMEB Series 15. He has also co-edited four volumes of Baroque music for keyboard for the AMEB.