STEPHEN ROBINSON, OBOE
PAUL CHAMPION, CLARINET
TAHNEE van HERK, BASSOON
SARAH DENHOLM, PIANO
Sunday August 5th 2007 2.00pm
THE CHAPEL COPPIN COMMUNITY CENTRE
ROYAL FREEMASONS’ HOMES
Cnr. Punt & Moubray St (enter from Moubray St)
Melway Ref: 2L DIG
Meet the Artists
Stephen Robinson is Principal Oboe of the Orchestra Victoria and one of Australia’s leading performers of contemporary music. He was born in Melbourne and studied at the University of Melbourne, The Victorian College of the Arts, and the Musikhochschule Freiburg with the renowned oboist Heinz Holliger.
Stephen has been Solo Oboist with I Solisti Veneti and has held positions in the Queensland Theatre Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as principal oboe with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. As a member of Australia’s acclaimed contemporary music ensemble Elision, he has performed at festivals throughout the world, and has performed with the European chamber group Ensemble Modern,
Stephen lectures in oboe at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, and the Victorian College of the Arts, and is a founding member of the wind chamber group Melbourne Windpower.
Paul Champion gained extensive training and experience as an ensemble, recording and solo artist, successfully auditioning for the position of Orchestra Victoria Principal Clarinet in April 2004.
Born in Sydney, Paul studied with Head of Woodwind at Sydney Conservatorium Mark Walton, and then Associate Principal of Sydney Symphony Orchestra Frank Celata.
In 1997 Paul gained his Licentiate of Music (LMus) Diploma though the AMEB, and a Fellowship of Music (FMus) Diploma the following year. During this time Paul also recorded a CD of Australian clarinet music by composers including Dulcie Holland and Eric Gross.
Paul was a member of the Sydney Symphony Sinfonia program, and has been guest principal clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), and the Sydney Concert Orchestra. Paul has also performed in many recording sessions for movie soundtracks and advertisements for radio and television.
Tahnee van Herk is currently the Associate Principal Bassoonist with Orchestra Victoria. Prior to her appointment in 2002 Tahnee worked with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand.
Tahnee began tertiary studies in Bassoon at the Victorian College of the Arts before traveling to Holland where she completed post graduate studies in performance at Sweelink Conservatorium, Amsterdam. Her teachers included Joep Terway, Brian Pollard and Jos de Lange, all members of the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orkest.
During her time in Holland Tahnee participated in numerous ensembles and master classes directed by various well known musicians in both modern and authentic music practices.
Tahnee continues her interest in chamber music, and has performed in a number of ensembles with fellow Melbourne musicians.
Sarah Denholnt started learning piano at an early age in Edinburgh. She then studied piano accompaniment and solo piano at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining her Masters in Piano Performance in a joint course with the University of Manchester. During these years, Sarah was recognised as one of the Park Lane Young Performers of the Year, playing in the Purcell Room, London. She also performed in the ‘Live Music Now!’ programme, founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin to take music into the community.
In 1994 Sarah moved to Melbourne, and has since been freelancing as an accompanist and chamber musician. She is a staff pianist and vocal coach at Melba Conservatorium and an accompanist at the University of Melbourne. Sarah has also taken part in live broadcasts for 3MBS FM.
Sarah has diversified her work and also runs her own business where she delivers programs in listening skills and presentation skills for both companies and individuals. She incorporates the use of music as examples into both these programs.
Order of Program
Henri Tomasi Concert Champetre for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Ouverture Minuetto Bourree Nocturne Tambourin
Bella Bartok Romanian Folk Dances for dan-net and piano
Joe cu bata Braul Pe Loc Buciumeana Poarga romanesca Maruntel
Daniel-Lesur Suite for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
Monodie et Beguine Diaphonie Berceuse Scherzo
Francis Poulec Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon
Presto Andante Rondo
Jean Fra ncaix Divertissement for oboe, dannet and bassoon
Prelude Allegretto assai Elegie Scherzo
Ross Edwards Four Bagatelles for oboe and dannet
Allegro Andantino Allegro Allegretto
FrancisS Poulenc Sonata for clarinet and bassoon
Allegro Romance Final
Jacques Ibert Cinq pieces en trio for oboe, dannet and bassoon
Allegro Vivo Andantino Allegro assai Andante Allegro quasi marziale