Friday Music
August 2010

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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6th August

Peter Smith (clarinet)

Amy Putt (piano)

Sonata for Clarinet and Piano - Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963)

I: Mässig bewegt
II: Lebhaft
III: Sehr Langsam
IV: Kleines Rondo, gemächlich

Suite for Unaccompanied Cello No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

Bourree I & II

Pocket Size Sonata No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano - Alec Templeton (1909 - 1963)

I: Improvisation
II: Modal Blues
III: In Rhythm


Peter Smith began his association with the Sydney Conservatorium during high school, studying under renowned teacher Mark Walton through the Youth Access Centre. After coming first in NSW in the Music 1 HSC course, Peter has received numerous prizes and awards from various eisteddfods and competitions. Having recently completed a Bachelor of Music Performance degree studying with Sue Newsome, Peter has also studied under such clarinettists as Peter Jenkin and Catherine McCorkill. Peter has performed with the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and Modern Music Ensemble, the SBS Youth Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Rockdale Opera, and the Sydney Youth Orchestra, and is currently the principal clarinet of the WIN Wollongong Symphony Orchestra. In addition to orchestral playing, Peter takes a keen interest in chamber music written for the clarinet and has been involved with several chamber music broadcasts for 2MBS. In 2008, Peter was the recipient of the Balmain Sinfonia's Prize for Winds scholarship and performed as soloist with the Balmain Sinfonia that year. When not playing, Peter takes a great interest in study of science and mathematics.

Amy Putt is completing her final year of a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Sydney Conservatorium as a scholarship student. Her major study is accompaniment and Amy studies with David Miller and Clemens Leske. Amy spent the first semester of 2009 in Germany, at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. On an exchange scholarship, she studied solo piano with Patrick O'Byrne and accompaniment with Günther Herzfeld. She recently won the Student Conservatorium Concerto competition, performing a Mozart piano concerto with the Conservatorium Orchestra and was the recipient of the Margaret Henderson scholarship from 2007-2009. Amy was invited to participate as a repetiteur in the 2009 Ronald Dowd Summer School for Opera under the direction of Victor Morris. During her time at the conservatorium Amy has performed in masterclasses with various artists includinig violinist Ning Feng, pianists Beata Cywinska, John Chen and Thomas Otten and members of the Grainger String Quartet.


13th August

Cameron Burnes (bassoon)

Patrick Keith (piano)

Matthew Bubb (oboe)


Sonata in e minor for Viola da Gamba - George Philipp Telemann (1681-1783)

Concerto in F Major for Bassoon Rv 488 - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso pour Basson et Piano - Gabriel Grovlez (1879-1944)

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano - Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Cameron Burnes was born in the town of Timbumburi in 1988. He began learning the Clarinet at the age of 12, and swtiched to the bassoon as the age of 15 with the support of the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music. In 2006 Cameron played a successful audition and gained entry into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is very active participant in the Conservatorium's orchestral programs, and has played under the baton of Imre Pallo for four years. Cameron is also into the opera scene and commits to playing in the pit of many of the Conservatroiums opera productions.

Cameron has a keen interest in rare and endangered instruments. In 2008, he started playing the Contrabassoon, and has since taken a special interest in the instrument. Recently he began learning the Curtal (the most primative version of the Bassoon, invented around 1540 AD) and the Baroque Bassoon, one of the most versatile instruments of the Baroque instruments. Outside the musical world, he also enjoys wine tasting, restoring classic cars and English Literature.

Patrick Keith studied Piano with Ann Hoy of the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, achieved his A.Mus.A with Distiction in 2007, as well as working with Cameron in the Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music Regional Youth Orchestras for 5 years. A fellow Sydney Conservatorium of Music student, he presently studies Piano Performance with Philip Shovk. Patrick has given a number of recitals throughout Australia and has accompanied for a vast number of recitals, concerts, and exams.




20th August


Julia Ryder (cello), Ros Dunlop (clarinet) &
David Miller (piano)

Trio in B flat major, Op. 29 - Vincent D'Indy (1851 - 1931) 

Divertissement: Vif et animé
Chant Élégiaque: Lent
Finale: Animé

Miniature Trio No 1 in F  - Alfred Hill (1869 - 1960)

1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Minuet
4. Finale  

Charisma was founded by clarinettist Roslyn Dunlop and cellist Julia Ryder in 1995 to explore and develop music for clarinet and cello. The group has premiered many works and enjoys an international reputation for lively and virtuosic music-making, receiving critical acclaim for tours in Australasia and Europe. Programmes include works spanning four centuries and four continents. Many composers from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Britain and Germany have written works for Charisma. They Frequently conduct composer workshops, and are particularly keen to encourage emerging composers. Charisma moves easily across all kinds of musical boundaries – from classical to blues, avant-garde to tangos, and minimalist to multi-media works. The marriage of styles has led to performances in unconventional venues such as jazz clubs, art galleries, bars and open spaces as well as traditional concert halls. Collaborations with musicians and organizations have led to concerts of eclectic repertoire, such as the art exhibition "State of Art Peace", giving multimedia performances about human rights commencing in Manly Gallery and then regional NSW in 2004. They frequently collaborate with other musicians to expand on the trio repertoire. With guest Violinist Chris Kimber they gave many performances of the Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time, in 2004 & 2005. Recently with guest violist Valmai Coggins they gave a stunning performance of Moya Henderson's "G'day Africa" pieces. They have recordings on CD and record for the ABC.

Ros Dunlop is one of Australia's leading clarinetists/bass clarinetists. She has been a strong advocate of new music for the clarinet & bass clarinet all her professional life. She has commissioned many Australian Composers and premiered many new compositions by composers worldwide. Ros has performed throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, East Timor and the USA, Her CDs have received International acclaim. Ros is a founding member of Charisma, with whom she has commissioned and premiered many new works including many multimedia premieres. In 2003 she embarked on an extensive project in East Timor, recording the traditional music of East Timor thus preserving it for future generations. She has been involved in music projects & concerts there ever since. Ros teaches clarinet and chamber music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Julia Ryder has earned a reputation as one of Australia's most accomplished performers. She has won various prizes for her interpretation of Beethoven and chamber music as well as for her performances at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. She has worked with composers such as Messiaen, Xenakis, Ferneyhough and Finnissy and has toured and recorded extensively as a soloist and with Australian and European ensembles and also appearing regularly at major festivals in Australia, Asia and Europe. Julia records for ABC Classics, Etcetera records (Holland) and Virgin Classics. She is a founding member of Charisma and Michelangeli Ensemble. She teaches chamber music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

David Miller is one of Australia's leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. The Sydney Morning Herald described him as "the role model of Australian accompanists. He has been awarded an AM for his services to Music. His distinguished career has included partnerships with many internationally renowned artists, Joan Carden, Marilyn Richardson John Pringle, to name but a few. He has performed with The Huntington Trio, Flederrman, The Song Company, The Australia Ensemble. He is a founding member of the Grevillea Ensemble. He has performed in the U.K, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia, Korea, Vanuatu and Vietnam. He has recorded for Walsingham Classics, Tall Poppies, Vox Australis, 2MBS-FM and ABC Classics. David Miller is on the staff of Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is Chair Ensemble Studies.


27th August

David Tagg (Organ Scholar, St Stephen's)


Vesper Voluntaries Op.14 - Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)

II Allegro
III Andantino
VII Allegretto pensoso

Prelude in Classic Style - Gordon Young (1919 - 1998)

Two Gospel Hymn Preludes - Dale Wood (1934 - 2003)

Softly and Tenderly, Jesus Is Calling
What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Toccata in G - Théodore Dubois (1837 - 1934)

Adagio in G Minor - Tomaso Albinoni (1671 - 1751)

Eight Pieces for Musical Clocks - Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)

IV Tempo di minuetto
V Presto
VI Menuett Allegretto
VII Marche

Menuet Gothique - Léon Boellmann (1862 - 1897)
(from Suite Gothique, op. 25)


David Tagg is 20 years old and is currently the Organ Scholar at St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie Street in Sydney. David attended Knox Grammar School, where he studied under Peter Kneeshaw AM. During his schooling and later studies David has had the opportunity to play at a number of venues including the Sydney Town Hall, St Mary's Cathedral, Melbourne's St Paul's Cathedral and Bendigo Cathedral and last year played at the Sydney Opera House's Open Day celebrations. David is in his 2nd year of a Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Sydney.





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