Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concert 2020-11-15

Piano Duo
Jennifer Marten-Smith (piano), Luke Frost (piano)

Piano Duo

Sunday 15 November 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.

Jennifer Marten-Smith

 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 the 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 Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnányi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, and she has appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover.
In 1989 she began work as a repetiteur with the State Opera of South Australia 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.

Luke Frost

Luke Frost is currently studying piano privately with Jennifer Marten-Smith, having completed grade twelve at Hobart College in 2016. He has a strong passion for all kinds of music, but also enjoys the sciences, philosophy, art, writing, and playing tennis. If Luke chooses to pursue piano, he will be looking to audition for a place at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2018. However, although piano is what he enjoys more than anything else, he is also considering medicine as a possible career choice if he decides that the piano is better held solely.

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