Published on: 24 May 2017

Music students from Years 7 to 12 performed with ‘aplomb and polish’ in the St George’s Cathedral Concerts at One series held on Wednesday 17 May.

The performances opened with Daniel Zhou (violin) and Christian Wong (viola) playing the rhythmically complex Bach – Two-Part Inventions. Alexis Chin (guitar) gave a beautiful rendition of Tarrega slow movement. Andrew Triglavacanin (violin), Eric Pan (cello) and Daniel Mah (piano) then provided a very well phrased rendition of an Arensky Trio, followed by Thomas Harris (saxophone) and Lucas Hogan (cello) playing solo pieces with superb tone and articulation.

Zachary Cheng (clarinet), Samuel Claxton (violin) and Ruben Davies (piano) performed the very challenging Milhaud Suite, and the performances concluded with beautifully phrased and virtuosic playing from Thomas Sisson (flute) and William Hu (piano) in impressionistic solo pieces from the two icons of this musical period, Debussy and Ravel.

“Throughout the performances the large audience were very generous with applause for the musical accomplishments of our young and fine performers”, said Mr Kevin Gillam, Director of Music.

Many thanks to Dr Martin Lamb for his excellent work in accompanying and tutoring the chamber groups, Rhiannon Hodgson for her role in planning and concert management, and Mr Christopher Draber for assisting with the excursion.