Following our 2017 "Five Continents" season which traversed the globe and our 2018 "Musical Luminati" season which embraced passionate musical-thinkers, 2019's "Musical Kin" explores artistic lives of composers with extensive musical family trees performed by members of musical families. Father/Daughter Christopher Allan (Piano) and Miriam Allan (Soprano) join Artistic Director, Flautist Sally Walker to share part of their artistic lives with us.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Il re pastore K. 208, L’Amero saro costante
Leopold Mozart - From Nannerl’s Notebook
Fanny Cäcilia Hensel - Fünf Lieder Op. 10: Bergeslust, Nach Süden, Vorwurf
Felix Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words Op.53 no.19 in A Flat Major
Clara Schumann - Nocturne in F major op 6. No 2. (featured Young Artist Elliot Kozary)
Robert Schumann - Romanze Op. 94/2
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cantata BWV82a “Ich habe genug”: Schlummert Ein
Johann Christoph Bach - Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Obligato Continuo in D minor
Henry Bishop - Comedy of Errors, Lo! Here the gentle Lark
Miriam Allan has been fortunate to work with the Monteverdi Choir (John Eliot Gardiner), Les Violons du Roy (Trevor Pinnock), Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Concerto Copenhagen (Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Auckland Philharmonic (Roy Goodman), Bach Collegium Japan (Masaaki Suzuki) and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Bernard Labadie) have seen her in concerts of Mozart, Monteverdi, Rameau, Bach, Handel and Haydn to mention but a few. Miriam has appeared in productions for Opéra Comique, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Pinchgut Opera and Les Arts Florissants featuring Purcell, Cavalli, Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau. In 2018 she returned to Pinchgut Opera to sing Josabeth in Athalia. Recently Miriam made her debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Sir Roger Norrington). 2019 sees her return to sing with the Dunedin Consort for concerts of Bach.
Sally Walker is Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind) at the Australian National University, Principal Flute of the Omega Ensmeble, regular Guest Principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of Twilight Musical Dialogues.. She was a grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy) and second prize winner in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany). She has toured with the Berlin Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestras, was Principal Flute of the Deutsche Kammmerakademie Neuss, a member of Kölner Kammerorchester and has performed as Guest Principal with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. This year, she appears in the Canberra International Music Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the Newcastle Music Festival.
Christopher Allan has enjoyed performing with others throughout his professional life. As a pianist he has collaborated with singers presenting vocal recitals including Lieder, Art Song and Opera and has acted as repetitur for singers and vocal ensembles and chamber accompanist to instrumentalists. He recently retired as Senior Lecturer in Voice at the University of Newcastle and is well known as a baritone soloist with many choral institutions such as Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Newcastle University Choir and has appeared as guest artist with The Song Company for many years, Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera. He also toured extensively for Musica Viva with The Song Company and the early music ensemble Sounds Baroque. Chris enjoys ensemble singing and performs regularly with the professional chamber choir Cantillation.
FEATURED YOUNG ARTIST Elliot Kozary (Piano) Elliot Kozary grew up in Newcastle and is a year 12 student at Merewether High School. He has been playing the piano for 13 years and has been learning from Andrew Chubb for the last 6 years. He wishes to pursue a career in music and plans to begin a Bachelor of Music next year. Last year, he received an A+ for his 8th grade piano exam and is currently preparing for the Certificate of Performance in Piano towards the end of this year. He has participated in the Taree eisteddfod for five consecutive years, in three of which he won the Smile Scholarship. He was also asked to play in the grand concert of the Taree eisteddfod in 2017.