Friday Music
December 2010

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

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3 December

Richard Pulley (Violin)
Hye-Lim Lee (Piano)

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 - Brahms (1833-1897)
I. Allegro amabile
II. Andante tranquillo / Vivace
III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)

Two Pieces for violin and piano (1948/50) - Walton (1902-1983)
I. Canzonetta
II. Scherzetto

Tzigane - Ravel (1875-1937)

Violinist Richard Pulley is a frequent recitalist with Sydney's leading pianists and organists, including David Miller AM, Daniel Herscovitch and David Drury. Richard has been heard on 2MBS-FM and ABC-FM, and recently he has collaborated with the acclaimed new music ensemble Charisma.

Growing up in Armidale NSW, he obtained his L.Mus.A with distinction and moved to Sydney to study violin with Alice Waten under an AMEB scholarship. As a teenager he toured the United States as a member of the 1st violins of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Richard also won a place with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and toured Europe and Asia with the Australian Youth Orchestra. He was appointed concertmaster of the AYO for concerts in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.

Richard led the Sydney Youth Orchestra, and he was the founding leader of both the UNSW Orchestra and The Occasional Performing Sinfonia (TOPS): for his contributions to the former he received an Alumni Award from the university. He later returned to UNSW to complete his postgraduate studies in music, and perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto as part of the University's 50th Anniversary celebrations. Other works that Richard has performed with orchestra include concertos by Sibelius, Tchaikowsky, Wieniawski, Mendelssohn and Bruch, as well as Chausson's Poème.

In May 2011 he will perform at Roseville Music Club with David Miller, and in December he will play the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Armidale Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hye-Lim's musical training commenced at the age of 4 on the piano. Since 1993, she continued her music studies in New Zealand where she completed her ABRSM grade exams on the piano and on numerous occasions was selected to perform in the ABRSM High Scorers' Concert. There she took part in various eisteddfodau and competitions winning numerous championships and prizes, and in 1998 she gained her ATCL.

In 2000, Hye-Lim and her family made another move to Sydney, where she continued her piano studies at the Conservatorium High School with Daniel Herscovitch, and in 2001 gained her LMUS. During these years, her interest in ensemble music grew immensely, which led her to take on the accompaniment major stream in her tertiary studies. Hye-Lim completed her Bachelor's degree in 2006 under the tutelage of Elizabeth Powell and David Miller. Since attending the High School and the Conservatorium she has had many opportunities in doing both solo and ensemble music performances. She has also played in masterclasses for renowned pianists such as Piers Lane and Iain Burnside. In 2005, she was chosen to go on the Mid-North Coast Tour organised by the ensemble music department at the Conservatorium and in 2006 was awarded the Mollie Neale Memorial scholarship for outstanding achievement in accompaniment. The following year she received the Horace Keats Memorial Scholarship, also for her excellence in accompaniment.

By mid 2008, Hye-Lim completed her Master's Degree in Accompaniment, and since then she has been working at the conservatorium as an accompanist in the Strings and Conducting units, and for the Open Academy's "Rising Stars" program.

Recently, Hye-Lim has featured on 2MBS-FM live broadcasts as associate artist and has performed as guest artist in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Sinfonia.


10 December

Erika Simons (Voice)
Alicia Crossley (Recorder)

"Amarilli mia Bella" Jacob can Eyck (1590-1657)

"Da Tempeste" George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
for Soprano and basso continuo from Giulio Cesare

"In the Morning " Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
"We'll To The Woods No More" R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Songs from 'Along the Field' 

"Clori mia, Clori bella" Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
for Soprano, Recorder and Basso continuo

"The Rose is Shaken in the Wing", Op 137 John Joubert (1927- )
Song cycle for Soprano and Recorder


Recorder player Alicia Crossley recently completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the instruction of recorder virtuoso Hans-Dieter Michatz, researching the development of Bass recorder works in the 20th Century. In 2007 Alicia completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with first class honours. An experienced recorder player, Alicia has won several competitions including the Under 18 years division of the Australian Moeck Recorder Competition (2005) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Early Music Concerto Competition (2007) with her performance of Telemann's Suite in A Minor. She has performed in numerous masterclasses for artists such as Kate Clarke, Eva Legene, John Tyson and Genevieve Lacey. Alicia has also received a number of scholarships and awards throughout her undergraduate and post-graduate studies including the University Postgraduate Award (UPA), the Board of Governors Scholarship, the Margaret Henderson Scholarship and the John Ellyard Memorial Scholarship for a recorder player. Alicia enjoys ensemble playing, a former member of the Fipple Pipers and the Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, directed by Neal Peres da Costa, and is currently a member of Bellatrix: The Australian Recorder Quartet.


Erika Simons is a Sydney based coloratura soprano studying under the tutelage of Maree Ryan. Erika received her Bachelor of Music with High Distinction from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2008 and has just completed her final year of the Advanced Diploma of Opera.

Erika has performed the roles of Rodelinda from Handel's Rodelinda, Thérèse from Les Mamelles de Tiresias by Poulenc, Amor from Orphée et Eurydice by Gluck, Serafina from Il Campanello di Notte by Donizetti and Anna from The Merry Wives of Windsor by Nicolai.

In 2008, Erika performed the soprano solos from Bach's Der Herr denket an uns BVW 196 for an ABC Classic FM Sunday Live broadcast with the Conservatorium's Early Music Ensemble conducted by Neal Peres da Costa.

Erika has also performed with a number of orchestras and choirs in Sydney as the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem at St Andrews Cathedral with the University of Sydney Musical Society and the BMinor Mass by Bach with The Sydney University Graduate Choir and Orchestra. Erika has also appeared as Amphitrite in The Tempest by Purcell with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Orchestra conducted by Brett Weymark.

In May of this year, Erika travelled to Poland to take part in the 7th International Stanilaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition and was a finalist in both of the Opera Foundation of Australia's Lady Fairfax New York and German Opera Scholarships 2010.


17 December

Raisa Dobrinsky (Piano)
Gregory Elmaloglou (Cello)

Bicentenary Celebration

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)

Adagio et Allegro Op. 70 - Schumann

Cinq pièces dans le style populaire Op.102  - Schumann

Étude Op. 25, No. 7  - Chopin (trans. D Galzunov)

Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante Op. 3 - Chopin

Raisa Dobrinsky was an outstanding graduate of the Mussorgsky College of Music as well as the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, from which she graduated with honours in solo recital, chamber music, accompaniment and teaching.Immigrating to Australia in 1977, Raisa has been teaching part-time at the Conservatoriums of Sydney and Wollongong, allowing time to pursue her career as a concert performer. She has performed regularly with leading Australian music groups and given many solo recitals and radio broadcasts.

Gregory Elmaloglou is a graduate of Lyons Conservatorium, France, where he was born. As a member of the Austral String Quartet since 1959, he undertook two international tours, playing in 15 countries.  Later he founded the Trio Australis, and in partnership with Raisa Dobrinksy, has given many concerts and broadcasts. Gergory has made solo appearances at the ABC Prom concerts and Gold Concerts, and has been soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for whom he was the Associate Principal Cellist from 1972 – 1992.  He has made numerous television broadcast appearances for the ABC.



Dec 24 NO RECITAL - Christmas Eve

Dec 31 NO RECITAL - New Year's Eve

Recitals resume on Australia Day, Jan 26