Selby & Friends Tour 4, Antilogy, Sept 5-13

Tour 4 3

Kathryn Selby welcomes a new friend to an increasing fold of talented guest artists in September national tour

 Sophie Rowell, Anna Da Silva Chen* – violins |Tobias Breider – violaJulian Smiles − cello| Kathryn Selby – piano                                     

*S&F Development Artist

Ross Edwards Piano Trio (1998)

Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat major, Op. 44

In early September the popular chamber music series Selby & Friends will present a program that celebrates chamber music across time and space.  For the first time in 2015 the Selby & Friends ensemble will stretch from trio to quartet and finally quintet bringing together the artistry of outstanding Australian musicians Sophie Rowell (MSO Associate Concertmaster) and Julian Smiles (cello, Goldner String Quartet) with SSO Principal Violist Tobias Breider and welcoming the 2015 Development Artist, 19 year-old Anna Da Silva Chen, and Kathryn Selby (piano, Artistic Director)

Kathryn Selby’s Development Artist initiative is part of her commitment to fostering the next generation of Australian chamber musicians through performance opportunities and the invaluable experience of working and touring with professional musicians.

The 2015 S&F Development Artist featured in the September tour, Anna Da Silva Chen, is a prodigiously gifted violin student at the Sydney Conservatorium who was grand finalist in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards in 2014 and string finalist for the three preceding years.  Anna was also a semi-finalist in the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition and has won the Kendall National Violin Competition, the Fine Music 102.5 Young Performer Award and the National Youth Concerto Competition.

The September Selby & Friends concert is titled Antilogy (a contradiction in terms or ideas) and juxtaposes works by Australian, French and German composers spanning three centuries – skipping from music of the Romantic, Impressionistic and contemporary Australian repertoire. 

The Australian work in this fourth Selby & Friends tour is Ross Edwards’ popular Piano Trio, a work originally commissioned for the 1999 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition as a test piece for the competitors. Edwards says it has since become ‘one of [his] most widely and frequently performed chamber works.’

Later this month Kathryn Selby will also be announcing the stellar line-up for the Selby & Friends 2016 program, a year that celebrates the tenth anniversary of this popular series.

 Antilogy – TOUR DATES

Southern Highlands, Saturday 5 September, 5pm St Jude’s Church Bowral

Turramurra, Sunday 6 September 2.30pm Turramurra Uniting Church

Canberra, Monday 7 September, 7.30pm Fairfax Theatre NGA

Melbourne, Wednesday 9 September, 7.30pm Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Sydney, Thursday 10 September, 7pm City Recital Hall

Adelaide, Sunday 13 September, 2.30pm Elder Hall University of Adelaide

BOOKINGS: www.selbyandfriends.com.au or 1300 511 099

 

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