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A selection of small classical ensembles presenting music for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano.
Rachel Woolley (Flute) & Manuel Diewald (Guitar)
This duo will be exploring the contrasting characteristics of the Tango. Their piece comes from Piazzolla's 'Histoire du Tango’ and aims to portray the style of the Tango in 1930. By this time many people had stopped dancing to the Tango, preferring to listen as the style became more romantic.
Lucy Weng (Flute), Megan Kim (Cello) & Emily Chang (Piano)
This trio will be exploring contrasting repertoire, performing the first and third movements of Mozart's piano trio in G major K.564. Though it is Mozart's shortest piano trio, it is flawlessly crafted and joyous to the ear.
Rachel Aquino (Flute), Cassandra Ly (Cello) & Jason Kong (Piano)
In their performance of the First Movement of Saint-Saëns’ Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92 (1891-2), they aim to present this work in a fresh light. Through an in-depth exploration of the rich textures Saint-Saëns creates, they hope to bring attention to this surprisingly little-known chamber work.
Kim Wan (Violin) & Ryan GB Nguyen (Piano)
Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano (1886) can be considered an exceptional synthesis of Franck’s own rich harmonic language and structural innovations, but the fourth movement is often singled out as a remarkable example of exact canonical imitation between the violin and piano, which is echoed across the movement.
Andrew Kim (Clarinet) and Celine Kang (Piano)
This duo will be performing the first movement of Brahms' clarinet sonata op.120 no.1, from a period late in Brahms's life when he “discovered” the beauty of the sound and tonal colour of the clarinet. It is considered one of the great masterpieces in the clarinet repertoire.
Natasha Banh (Piano) & Jason Kong (Piano)
Arranged by Charlie Harmon, the combination of four hands on one piano shines a new perspective on Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture, exploring orchestral textures in a sole instrument. This duo encapsulates the drama and intensity of Bernstein's operetta with a unique flair.