Kettering Concerts

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Violin and Piano Recital
Sue Collins (Violin), Alexey Yemtsov (Piano)

Beethoven & Brahms


Programme:

  • Sonata No. 9 in A major for Piano and Violin, Op. 47 – The Kreutzer – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 – Thun – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sunday 14 August 2022, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets will be available on-line $15

Sue Collins

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 2009.

At age 14, Susan performed Sarasate’s Zigeunerweissen with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Patrick Thomas at the Sydney Opera House. Since that time, she has performed as concert soloist and recitalist throughout Australia, the USA and Europe. Susan has recorded many times for ABC FM, and many other radio stations in live performance broadcasts as well as studio recorded recitals and has appeared numerous times in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Sunday Live series, performing as recitalist as well as in duo and trio combinations with Kingfisher Trio. Her CD with Duncan Gifford and Sue-Ellen Paulsen of Schumann’s complete Piano trios was released to critical acclaim by ABC Classics. More recently, Susan’s CD recording with pianist Stephanie McCallum of the violin and Piano works for Fritz Hart ‘We have waited a long time for recordings such as this and the wait has been worth it’ (Jonathan Woolf, Musicweb International 2019) Having been appointed Deputy Concertmaster of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra at the age of twenty-three, Susan has since been engaged as Concertmaster with many orchestras around Australia, performing under the baton of Bonynge, Macerras, Cillario, Hickox, Fiore, Young, de Waart and many other distinguished conductors. In 2003 Susan was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for her work with Opera and Ballet, and in 2009 was awarded an Australian College of Educators award. Susan has held Head of Strings positions at the University of Tasmania and University of Newcastle conservatoria from 2006 until 2020. She is currently Music Director of the Riverina Summer School for Strings and Sounds of Summer festival, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at UTas, and teaches violin at Queensland Conservatorium. In recent years Susan has been featured in ‘Synesthesia’ and ‘Dark Mofo’ festivals presented by MONA and has recently been featured in Tasmania’s ‘Ten Days on the Island’ festival. In addition to solo engagements, Susan Co-directs the Battery Point Twilight Series, and has enjoyed the opportunity to perform with Southern Cross Soloists, Sydney Soloists and Ensemble Q.

Alexey Yemtsov

Alexey Yemtsov Alexey Yemtsov is one of the finest pianists of his generation in Australia. Born in Ukraine, Yemtsov has won numerous prizes including First Prize and the President’s Special Prize in the Horowitz International Piano Competition (aged 12), and First Prize in the Prokofiev Competition (aged 14), the performance recorded live for the release of the “Great Pianists of the Twentieth Century” Collection (Polygram Classics). He was a Major Prize Winner of the Pozzoli and UNISA International Piano Competitions in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Since then. Alexey has performed in London, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and toured extensively throughout China, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, Australasia and the United States. He also played for the former US President, Bill Clinton. He has performed with orchestras such as Vancouver Symphony, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Auckland Philharmonic, Kiev Camerata and the National Ukrainian Orchestra, with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Oleg Caetani, Sir Mark Elder, Lawrence Foster, Marko Letonja, Vladimir Verbitsky, Anu Tali and Simone Young. Within Australia Alexey appeared as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Other notable performances for the last several years include opening the ‘Resonate’ concert series at the Art Gallery of NSW, performing for the Richard Bonynge Piano Series at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Woodend Winter Music Festival, Music by the Sea Festival, Melba Hall (Melbourne) and several performances throughout Australia, including such venues as Crisp Galleries in Yass, NSW, Lucas Parklands in Montville, QLD. While pursuing his other passion for teaching, Alexey also continues to support charitable foundations with fundraising performances for organisations such as Red Cross International, and Sydney University’s Timor-Leste Fund.

Liz Hunn – Artist

Hunn Liz Liz has been painting since 2010. Oils are her medium. She remains undecided what genre she likes to paint best, but is currently favouring portraits. It really is whatever enchants her at the time. This often sets her on a journey to develop the subject further. She has been the people’s choice winner a few times at different community exhibitions, including Hobart Rotary Art Show , Kingborough Lions Art Show and lastly but by no means the least, the Channel Regional art show in the Kettering Hall ! Her art education has been through adult education and workshops with different painters she admires, both in Tasmania and interstate. She sells her finished work and take commissions.

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