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Tuesday 5 June 2018
duration: 90 minutes including interval
ticket price: $25 – $38
bookings: 03 9662 9966
Collide throws three international artists into an exciting new ensemble that splashes new colours on classical works you love as well as introducing new music by fantastic composers. Through the unique combination of Saxophone, Cello and Piano, Collide features works by Joseph Haydn, Max Bruch, Keyna Wilkins, Nikolai Kapustin, Svante Henryson and more.
Whether it’s rearranging works by beloved composers or working with composers on new premieres – Collide infuses life, energy and artistry into every performance.
Yelian He – cello
Hailed as a ‘consummate master of the bow’ by The Strad magazine, Chinese-Australian cellist Yelian He is the winner of the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize winner of the 2014 Australian Cello Awards competition in Sydney (now amalgamated with the Young Performer’s Awards). He has appeared in concert at world class venues and festivals on most continents.
Yelian was presented to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 at a reception for outstanding Australians achievers in the UK and again in 2013 in a private performance for the Queen and her Commonwealth guests at Buckingham Palace. He currently plays on a cello that is 140 years old – crafted by Hungarian luthier Adolphus Monnig in 1877, as well as a cello made in 2018 by Yanbing Chen.
Yasmin Rowe – piano
‘A thrilling recording of Bach’s second Partita…British pianist Yasmin Rowe has a keen sense of line and voicing, particularly in the final movement Capriccio’ – BBC Editor, BBC Music Magazine
Yasmin is an international concert pianist; she performs as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist in many countries and is highly sought after for her chamber music skills. A multiple competition winner – both national and international as well as a critically acclaimed recording artist, Yasmin is active on the international concert stage, well loved by audiences in Europe, Asia, Americas, and Australia for her musical elegance and interpretation. Yasmin will tour the UK in April 2018 performing at venues including Hampton Court Palace in London.
Joseph Lallo – saxophone
A native of Melbourne, Australian saxophonist and conductor Joseph Lallo returned to his hometown in 2016 after six years in France, and is an associate saxophone teacher at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and the artistic director of the 2018 Melbourne International Saxophone Festival. Joseph has performed, taught, and given masterclasses at the Strasbourg Conservatorium of Music, the Paris Cité Internationale des Arts and the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Singapore Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Lasalle Contemporary School of the Arts, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and The Monash Sir Zelman School of Music. He was the artistic and programming assistant for 2015 World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, and has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and was a soloist Melbourne’s Pro Musica Orchestra performing Chu Wanghua’s Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.
Keyna Wilkins, Titan tango for Saxophone, Cello and Piano
Franz Joseph Haydn, Trio in D Major
Nicholas Russoniello, Dawn Searching for solo Saxophone
Kapustin Pastorale for solo Piano
Svante Henryson, Black Run
Max Bruch Trio for Oboe, Cello and Piano Op. 83 VI. Nachtgesang
Glinka, Trio Pathétique
S. Rachmaninov, Vocalise for Cello & Piano
Svante Henryson, Off Pist
Adam Caird, Rung
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