5 October 2022 – Deepika Phadke, voice, and Thomas Saunders, piano

Recitals Australia Presents

Lunch Hour Series
Tynte Street, North Adelaide

Deepika Phadke

Deepika Phadke, voice
Thomas Saunders, piano

Purchase Tickets


Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Das Vielchen (“The Violet”), K. 476

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Abendempfindung (“Evening Sentiment”), K. 523

Thomas Saunders

Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Ciascun lo Dice (from “La Fille du régiment”

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889–1960)

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889–1960)
Five Eyes

Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889–1960)
The Fields Are Full

Esther Rofe (1904–2000)
Dinah’s Song

Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Wiegenlied (“Lullaby”), D. 498

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Nuit d’étoiles (“Starry Night”)

Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947)
Si mes vers avaient des ailes (“If my verses had wings”)

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Les chemins de l’amour (“The pathways of love”)

6’ | 2’30” | 5’ | 3’ | 2’30” | 1’15” | 1’30” | 2’30” | 2’30” | 3’30” | 2’15” | 3’15”

Deepika is an engineer with a life-long love of music and languages. She has sung with the Young Adelaide Voices since 2005 and enjoys both choral and solo singing. Her program is a mixture of her favourite French, Italian, German and English art songs and arias.

Thomas majored in classical piano performance and instrumental teaching at Adelaide University. He is an examiner for AMEB and Rockschool examinations and is a busy teacher, performer and accompanist, including for the Metropolitan Male Choir SA. Recently, he performed Carnival of the Animals by Saint Säens at various locations, including Adelaide Zoo, Ukaria, Goolwa and Noarlunga. He has attended summer schools in France, with Jean-Paul Sevilla (classical), and Melbourne, with Joe Chindamo OAM (jazz). At the 2018 Adelaide Fringe he performed The Rite of Spring for two pianos, and in 2015 he was accompanist for twelve sell-out performances of ‘Call Mr Robeson’ featuring the music of Paul Robeson. He has also premiered his original pieces featuring two pianos and clarinets at the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringes. He has performed in the presence of HRH Duke of Kent for the Adelaide RIAUS centre gala opening, and has been guest artist for a science/music presentation with the popular science commentator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM.


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