ANAM Prizewinners Concert #1

A delightful trio of major prize-winning artists from ANAM showcase their solo and ensemble music-making skills in a concert of technically demanding works. The eclectic program includes John Psathas’s dark and brooding percussion and piano duet Fragment and the tranquil masterpiece Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake by Chinese composer Lü Wencheng, inspired by the beautiful scenery of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Wencheng’s folk song contrasts with Luciano Berio’s Naturale, which fuses the recorded voice of a Sicilian folk singer with daring instrumental music. Nestled among these highlights are Australian composer Michael Kieran Harvey’s Toccata DNA and Graeme Leak’s I Love Jazz – two contemporary and cutting-edge pieces that highlight the artists’ position as rising stars. Support young musicians whose mature performances of classical works defy their years and rival Australia’s finest.

BERIO Naturale
J PSATHAS Fragment
G LEAK I Love Jazz
WENCHENG Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake

Alexander Meagher VIC percussion
- 2020 Gwen Nisbet Encouragement Award
Jennifer Yu QLD piano
- 2020 Brett Dean Prize for the Most Outstanding performance of an Australian Work in an ANAM Recital
Ruby Shirres VIC viola
- Volunteers Prize for an Outstanding ANAM Citizen
- Most Outstanding Performance of a Work by a Female Composer in 2020

Duration: approx. 1 hour (no interval)

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and ANAM

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