Kettering Concert 2016-09-11
Jennifer Marten-Smith (Piano)
Mozart and Friends
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor KV 310 – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Etude Op. 10 No. 3 – Tristesse – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Etude Op 25 No. 12 in C minor – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Impromptu Op 90 No. 2 in E flat major D.899 – Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
Liebestraum Op 168 No. 3 – Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Prelude Op 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Toccata in D minor BWV 565 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (arr. Busoni)
Sunday 11 September 2016, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door $15
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.