1 July 2023 – Autumn Lunch Hour Series Final

Recitals Australia Presents
The Final of the 2023 Autumn Lunch Hour Series
Tynte Street, North Adelaide

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Saturday 1 July, 2023
at 2.30pm
for approximately 100 minutes

Featuring Danny Yang, piano, Cindy Luo, piano, Jonathan Wong, piano, James Skelton, clarinet, Nicky Poznak, piano, and Tim Tran, viola.


Danny Yang, pianoFrédéric Chopin (1810–1849)Scherzo No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.31About DannyDanny Yang is a year 11 student at the Marryatville High School Music Centre and is studying piano with Prof. Anna Goldsworthy through The Open Music Academy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.  Danny began playing piano when he was 6 years old, and especially enjoys playing classical compositions. Danny gave his first solo piano concert when he was 9 years old, and since then he has continued to give solo concerts every year.  Danny studied piano with Ingrid Fliter at the Imola International Piano Academy in Italy from 2018 to 2020.


Cindy Luo, pianoWolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)Fantasia No. 4 in C minor, K.475 About CindyCindy is a Year 11 student at SeymourCollege. Cindy attained A.Mus.A in piano in 2021 under the tutelage of Monika Laczofy OAM.She also plays flute and violin, and performs in ensembles at herschool. As a pianist, Cindy enthusiastically engages in solo, ensemble and accompaniment repertoire. Cindy gained excellent experience and recognition in the Accompanists’ Guild of SA (AGSA) in 2022 through the Collaborative Pianist Awards, and enjoyed working with accomplished soloists. Cindy is keen to extend herself as a musician and actively seeks opportunities within Seymour College and the wider community. 

Jonathan Wong, pianoLudwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2i. Largo–Allegro Miriam Hyde (1913–2005)Valley of Rocks About JonathanJonathan Wong is eleven years old, and he studies piano with Monika Laczofy OAM. Jonathan attained A.Mus.A in piano and AMEB Eighth Grade in violin when he was only ten years old. Jonathan has won numerous first prizes and awards in Adelaide and international piano competitions. In both 2021 and 2022 Jonathan was awarded the Ethel Cooper Scholarship for Piano by the Elder Conservatorium. Jonathan also learns flute and voice. He loves music and wishes to become a professional musician in the future. 

James Skelton, clarinet with Jamie Cock, pianoGioachino Rossini (1792-1868)Introduction, Theme & Variations About JamesJames studies piano with Monika Laczofy OAM and clarinetwith Darren Skelton. He has achieved his A.Mus.A (Clarinet)and Certificate of Performance (Piano), and is working towards his A.Mus.A (Piano) and L.Mus. (Clarinet). James won the Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto Competition and the Metropolitan Male Choir Scholarship in 2022. James will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Unley Symphony Orchestra in May 2023, and in June will perform Rossini’s Introduction, Theme & Variations as guest soloist with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, as a year 10 student, James studied Year 12 Music Performance Solo and Year 12 Music Performance Ensemble, achieving Merit Awards in both. 

Nicky Poznak, pianoClaude Debussy (1862-1918)Pagodes (“Pagodas”) from Estampes, L. 200La Soirée dans Grenade from Estampes Nikolai Kapustin (1937-2020)Eight Concert Études, Op.40i. Prelude About NickyNicky has graduated with First Class Honours in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Lucinda Collins. In both her Undergraduate and Honours degree, she has received several scholarships and prizes for her musical achievements. These scholarships include the Brisbane Matthews Pianoforte Prize, Maude Harriet Riley Scholarship, Thelma Dent Memorial Prize, Daisy Burmeister Salotti Scholarship for Pianoforte, Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship for Pianoforte, and the Jack de Vos Scholarship, which has all helped to support her during her studies. In 2023, Nicky works as an accompanist and piano teacher at Seymour College and Mary Mackillop College, as well as expanding her solo performance repertoire. She hopes to return to university and continue her post-graduate studies. 

Tim Tran, violaDmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906–1975)Viola Sonata, Op. 147i. Moderato About TimTim Tran is an Adelaide-based violist currently completinghis Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance at the Universityof Adelaide. Previously, Tim studied at theYehudi Menuhin School in England up until the end of 2021 with Boris Kucharsky. Prior to this, he studied under Keith Crellin OAM and currently studies under Stephen King. Tim is passionate about chamber music and has been affiliated with numerous ensembles. He has won numerous awards, including The Australian String Association Award in 2022 for Most Outstanding Competitor at the Adelaide Eisteddfod, and was a finalist in the national Young Virtuoso Award Competition. 

Guest Artist, while judges deliberate:Gemma Vice, flute withSimón Pazos QuintanaAaron Copland (1900–1990)Duo for Flute and Pianoi. Flowingii. Poetic, somewhat mournfuliii. Lively, with bounceAbout GemmaGemma is a classical music performance student at the Elder Conservatorium. She completed her Bachelor of Music in 2022 studying flute under Elizabeth Koch AM, and more recently, Kathryn Moorhead, and aims to complete her honours in performance in 2023. Gemma has a vast range of experience as a performer; currently, she is an active member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and Elder Conservatorium Symphony. She has also played with the Elder Conservatorium Woodwind Orchestra. Gemma enjoys playing chamber music and has performed recitals at Flinders Street Baptist church and as a finalist in the 2022 recitals Australia lunch hour series. She has been awarded the 2021 Victor Edgeloe Scholarship for woodwind and was the winner of the 2022 Mrs Arno (May Gepp) Pontt Prize and the 2022 The Selborne Moutray Russell Prize. She recently achieved a distinction for her associate in music (AmusA) exam for AMEB.  


JudgesThe Lunch Hour Series Autumn Final will be judged by Ruth Saffir, Sally Rounsevell and Lillian Camphausen with Jury Chair Margaret Mayo. Recitals Australia thanks them for sparing their time to adjudicate this event.Ruth SaffirRuth is a former lecturer in cello, pedagogy, aural training and chamber music at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, where she also taught cello and Music through Movement in the Young Conservatorium. She has been a member of various chamber ensembles, among them the Petra String Quartet and the Olinda Piano trio, resident at the Tasmanian Conservatorium, the Chamber Players of SA, resident ensemble at the Flinders Street School of Music, and the Sirrah String Trio. She has played numerous solo and sonata recitals, and has played extensively with the Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. She is an AMEB examiner, and has also adjudicated at many competitions and festivals in SA and interstate. She has a particular interest in the application of Dalcroze Eurhythmics to instrumental teaching, and now teaches in her own studio, Musica con Moto.  Sally RounsevellSally studied at Westminster school in Adelaide and while enjoying the depths of the music program there join the Air Force Cadet Band to further stretch her musical interests. Here she found an exciting mix of music, comradery, military values and challenges.  Sally enlisted as an army reservist and joined the 10/27 Royal South Australian Regimental Band completing her 6 week recruit training at Kapooka.Sally studied Bachelor of Music performance at Adelaide Uni’s Conservatorium on flute while rehearsing and performing as a member the 10/27 Army Band. Completing the BA in Music Performance with Honors and a Diploma of Teaching, Sally began her career as a classroom music teacher and moved across to the Australian Army Band Adelaide. Here she continued to pursue both a teaching career and Army reservist career as a flutist, piccolo player and vocalist.In her time in the Army Sally has travelled overseas to France and represented Australia at ANZAC Day commemoration ceremonies, participated in Operation Gold as a member of the reserve forces and performed throughout Australia with professional musicians such as Guy Sebastian and Marina Prior. Over her 20 year career Sally completed four promotion courses and currently holds the rank of Sergeant in the Army. In her civilian life she enjoys working as the Director of Music at St Peter’s Girls School and is the current president of AHOMINGS, an association for Heads of Music of Independent and Non-Government Schools. In 2020 Sally received an award for long and noteworthy service from AHOMINGS recognising her outstanding contribution to Music Education in Independent and Non-Government Schools. In 2023 Sally was awarded the Music Educating for Life Award from the Australian Society for Music Education (SA Chapter) in recognition of her exemplary commitment and outstanding significant contribution to both music education and the teaching profession in South Australia. Lillian CamphausenMalaysian born Lillian Camphausen migrated to Adelaide in 1969. She studied piano with Noreen Stokes and Clemens Leske. After completing her Bachelor of Music (Hons.), she studied piano with Prof. Detlef Kraus  in Germany and later, lied interpretation with Hartmut Höll, harpsichord, and chamber music, attending master-classes and courses with Paul Badura-Skoda, Norman Shetler, Geoffrey Parsons, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christiane Jaccottet and the Amadeus Quartet.Lillian was an official pianist for numerous international master-classes and competitions in Germany. In 1988 she translated “Johannes Brahms – Klavierkomponist” (“Johannes Brahms – Composer for the Piano”) by Detlef Kraus.In 2004, Lillian moved to Brisbane and was an accompanist at the Queensland Conservatorium and University of Queensland as well as in close association with private instrumental teachers.  From 2009 to 2018 she freelanced in Sydney as teacher, accompanist and chamber musician. She was a member of the executive committee of the Accompanists’ Guild of NSW, and active member of both AUSTA NSW and the Flute Society NSW. In April 2019, Lillian relocated to Adelaide and is now member of  the Accompanists’ Guild of SA and AUSTA SA. She continues to play regularly as part of Trio Pollastri (based in Sydney). 

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