Kettering Concert 2018-04-29
Satin Winds with Jennifer Marten-Smith
Jennifer Marten-Smith (piano), Dinah Woods (Oboe), Andrew Seymour (Clarinet), Tahnee van Herk (Bassoon), Greg Stephens (Horn)
Piano and Woodwind Ensemble
Quintet for piano and winds in E flat major, Opus 16 – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano , Opus 43 – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Quintet in E flat major, K. 452 – Quintet for Piano and Winds – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Sunday 29 April 2018, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at door $15.00
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.
Jennifer grew up in Tasmania and at age 12 was invited to study with
Professor Gediga-Glombitza at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. At age 16 she
made her public debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in
Schumann's A minor Piano Concerto, having previously recorded the
Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto with the TSO. Two years later she performed
Rubinstein Piano Concerto No 4 with the TSO and, that same year, was the
youngest graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where she was
awarded a high distinction as a double major in piano performance and
accompaniment. Other concertos in her repertoire include works by
Brahms, Dohnányi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, and she has appeared
as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Niedersächsisches
In 1989 she began work as a repetiteur with the State Opera of South
and subsequently joined the Victorian State Opera Young Artist Programme.
Between 1997 and 2001 she was repetiteur at the Staatsoper Hannover and was a
full-time member of the music staff with Opera Australia from 2001 to 2012.
She has more than 90 operas in her repertoire. Jennifer, a member of the
Kettering Piano Quartet, is now living in Hobart, and is in demand as a
soloist, accompanist and vocal coach.
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