Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concerts


Kettering Concert 2020-08-23

Kingfisher Trio
Sue Collins (violin), Sue-Ellen Paulsen (cello), Duncan Gifford (piano)

Piano Trio

Kingfisher Trio

Programme:

  • Piano Trio in B flat D 898 – Piano Trio no. 1 – Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
Sunday 23 August 2020, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door $15 cash only
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.

Sue Collins

 Sue Collins has appeared numerous times in the ABC's Sunday Live series. She has recorded many times for radio, and has performed as soloist and recitalist throughout Australia, the USA and Europe. She has recorded Raymond Hanson Violin Music (Tall Poppies) with David Miller, having completed reconstructive editions of the Hanson works, published by Reed Music. "...Susan plays these extraordinary scores with a remarkable sureness of touch, following even the most unexpected shifts in phrasing and expressive direction with micro-fine precision. Her warm, rich sound works wonders in bringing this music alive, enhanced by a generous, medium-paced vibrato and sensitivity to dynamic shading"... Julian Haylock, The Strad, May 2009f1.
Susan was appointed Deputy Concertmaster of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra at age 24. Since that time she has accepted engagements as Guest Concertmaster with many orchestras around Australia. In 2003 Susan was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal. Susan is currently Head of Strings and Orchestral Music at the University of Tasmania.

Sue-Ellen Paulsen

Sue-Ellen Paulsen studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she had lessons with Richard Dedecius. As an undergraduate, she appeared as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra and Queensland Youth Orchestra. In 1980, she won the ABC Concerto Competition (now the Young Performer Award) and was awarded a scholarship enabling her to pursue postgraduate study in Vienna with André Navarra. She assumed her current position as principal cellist, with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 1986. Since then she has been guest principal with the Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony and Australian Chamber Orchestra. An experienced soloist, she has performed concertos by Shostakovich, Walton, Mills ad Ligeti among many others and is featured as soloist on several of the TSO's Australian Composer Series CDs. A strong advocate for contemporary music, she has commissioned and premièred many new Australian works including one written especially for her by Andrew Ford. She has recently recorded the Schumann piano trios with the Kingfisher Piano Trio (ABC Classics). She is lecturer in cello at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.


Duncan Gifford

 Duncan Gifford began piano studies at the age of seven with Alison Salkeld and for several years was a student of Margaret Hair at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 1991 he commenced study at the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Lev Vlassenko, graduating with a Master's Degree in Piano Performance. He later completed his postgraduate studies with Professor Joaquin Soriano in Madrid, where he currently resides. Duncan has firmly established himself as a major artist of his generation with international successes which include 1st Prizes in the Maria Callas Grand Prix de Piano in Athens, Greece (2000), the Concours Prix Mozart in Lausanne, Switzerland (1999), and the Beethoven and Chopin Prizes, in the prestigious Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Spain (1998) and many others. He has performed in recital throughout Europe, Asia, Russia, and Australia. As soloist, he has appeared with all the major Australian symphony orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, as well as major orchestras throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, U.S.A. and China. Duncan combines his performing activity with teaching. He is professor of piano at the Conservatory of Palma de Mallorca since 2006 and gives Master Classes in Spain, Ireland and Greece. He has recorded numerous CDs since 1993, which include piano works by Tchiakovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy as well as the renowned Spanish composer Eduardo Perez Maseda, to great critical acclaim. In 2004, he recorded works by Saint-Saens, Franck and D'Indy, with the TSO and Sebastian Langlessing conducting.


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