Kettering Concert 2020-11-15
Jennifer Marten-Smith (piano), Luke Frost (piano)
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331 – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791) (Jennifer Marten-Smith)
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor Op. posth. 66 – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) (Luke Frost)
Chaccone, transcribed from Partita No. 2 for Violin, BWV 1004 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)
Vocalise from 14 Romances, Op. 34 – Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) (arr. Greg Anderson)
(Jennifer Marten-Smith and Luke Frost)
Sunday 15 November 2020, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets only available on-line
$15 + small booking fee No door sales
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.
Luke Frost is a Tasmanian classical pianist, and has performed in concert series in Kettering, Swansea, and the Huon Valley. In 2020, Luke was invited to record Chopin’s Etude op.10 no.4 at the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Studio, and was featured in their Daily Dose online concert series.
In 2017, Luke performed alongside Fraser Reynolds in a series of three concerts organised by Virtuosi Tasmania featuring works for both solo piano and duet.
In his final year at Hobart College, Luke was asked to represent the classical music department by performing a solo classical work for the Hobart College Awards Evening. Luke enjoys playing tennis, writing, and drawing, and has a small business making and selling cards featuring his artwork. Luke is also a philosophy major, and is two years into a double degree in Arts and Law.
Luke is currently studying piano privately under pianist Jennifer Marten-Smith, and undertaking a Bachelor of Music with the University of Tasmania at the Hedberg under pianist and lecturer in piano, Shan Deng.
Luke has been teaching piano privately for the last four years, taking on students from his area and seeking to build on the music community in Howden and Kingston.
Artist and Teacher Mahdi Chandler lives in Gordon, Tasmania, working from her studio located on the property. Mahdi uses mixed media techniques to
make 2D and 3D artwork that directly relates to the D’Entrecasteaux environment and the surrounding land, sea and skyscapes. During the covid closures and interstate teaching postponements, Mahdi has taken the opportunity to undertake some professional development,
participating in a range of workshops outside her usual fields of interest,
this has enabled her to work in some new and unexpected directions.