Excitement in April!

Hey there,

Just wanting to let you know about the Fauré tour next month! I've gathered a group of wonderful string players from Canberra and Melbourne to perform both of Gabriel Fauré's Piano Quintets - they are rarely-heard but very very beautiful! Rehearsals begin in two weeks time, so it's off to Melbourne for me :) We have begun the tour with three venues in and around NSW/ACT - hopefully you may be able to make it to one of them! For more info and ticketing, please check out our website.

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The end is nigh for 2013... Already!

Hi again, I can’t believe it’s already October!

I’ve got some really interesting concerts coming up in the next couple of months.

This coming Thursday 10th October I will be performing a lunchtime concert with pianist Claire Howard Race from 12.15-1.15 pm in the foyer of the National Library of Australia (Parkes Pl, Parkes ACT). This concert features a charming selection of piano duets by Mozart, Debussy and Rachmaninov.  Entry is by gold coin donation as part of the Canberra Musical Offering.

Next month, two Thursday evening Trio Soirées should have you dining in musical style:

The first on Thursday 7th November is the second concert of our newly formed trio featuring violinist Estelita Rae and cellist Jack Hobbs. We will perform some Brahms, Faure and Mendelssohn from 7-8 pm in the foyer of the National Library of Australia (Parkes Pl, Parkes ACT). Entry is by gold coin donation, again as part of the Canberra Musical Offering.

The second on Thursday 21st November features a slightly different combination - flautist Rachel Howie will join Jack Hobbs and I to perform a beautiful program of Martinu, Janáček, Poulenc and Weber. This concert will be at the Wesley Music Centre (National Circuit, Forrest ACT) from 7-8 pm. Entry is by donation as my final tribute to the Canberra Musical Offering.

My final concert of the year will be on Saturday 8th December as I reunite on the concert stage with Sydney baritone Alexander Knight to perform a fiery Russian program (lots of Rachmaninov!) from 3-5 pm at the Wesley Music Centre (National Circuit, Forrest ACT). Entry is by a modest fee and refreshments will be provided.

If you would like any further information please feel free to Contact Me. The 2014 concert season is already in the planning stages and I look forward to visiting some of you in Melbourne soon! Remember to sign up to my newsletter for a friendly reminder about my upcoming concerts.

Finally, I would just like to leave you with some photos from concerts taken by photographer Peter Hislop.

I hope you enjoy the rest of Spring, 

Kimberley

What's next on the performance front?

Hi everyone,

Concerts in the second half of the year are in the planning stages at the moment, but I can tell you that baritone Alexander Knight, pianist Claire Howard Race, cellist Gillian Pereira and flautist Teresa Rabe are on the list of new names that are a possibility for the second half of 2013. I'm also planning some more exciting things with Jack Hobbs and Estelita Rae. I'll keep you posted!

As always, if you want to find out about upcoming events, please sign up for my Newsletter here.

Cheerio,

Kimberley

 

My performances for the next four months.

Hi All, I'm very excited to be back into performing this year! It seems that my days at the moment include practice, practice, practice and juggling everything else that's going on. It's busy, but I'm happy! :)  Here's a sticky beak at the next four months for me:

Wednesday 6th March, 12.40-1.20 pm - Wesley Music Centre (Griffith)

Lunchtime duo concert with cellist Jack Hobbs - performing exquisite selections by Beethoven and Brahms. For more info please see the Wesley Release.

Thursday 7th March, 5.30-6.30 pm - ANU School of Music LSRR (Acton) 

Premiere of a new piece composed by David Pereira with the renowned cellist himself at the launch of the Canberra International Chamber Music Festival. For more info please visit the festival homepage.

Sunday 7th April, 3-4.50 pm - Albert Hall (Yarralumla)

Special performances with a multitude of artists and the Canberra Choral Society to help celebrate Canberra's 100th birthday. For more info please see the Canberra 100 event page

Sunday 14th April, 3-4.30 pm - The Q: Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (Queanbeyan)

Australian premiere (to my knowledge) of the sumptuous second Piano Concerto by Nino Rota - the composer famous for creating the music from 'The Godfather' with the National Capital Orchestra Concert under the baton of Richard McIntyre OAM. For more info please see the NCO website.

Wednesday 5th June, 12.40-1.20 pm - Wesley Music Centre (Griffith)

Mendelssohn's fiery Piano Trio in D Minor Op. 49 with violinist Estelita Rae and cellist Jack Hobbs.

If you want any more information about any particular event, please feel free to contact me. It would be great to see you at the public performances!

I hope that the first part of 2013 is being kind to you,

Kimberley