Shifting conclusion to cello pageant

First place, James Monro. Picture: Yun Hu.

THE cream of younger expertise from Canberra and the broader area was on present on the weekend with the ANU College of Music’s new cello mini-festival.

I made it to the Larry Sitsky Recital Room for the ultimate tertiary college students’ recital, a show of passionate cello.

Canberra’s James Monro took out first place with some rocoo variations Tchaikovsky and a brand new composition of his personal, intently adopted by Eloise Ng, who carried out  Hungarian Rhapsody by Popper and a sonata by Fauré.

Tertiary college students with Lindy Reksten. Picture: Yun Hu.

We additionally noticed in competitors Gabriel Fromyhr in an unconventional efficiency on a gut-stringed cello, highly effective works, together with one among her personal, by Enola Jeffries in addition to non-competition showcase performances by Chloe Legislation and Eleanor Bladon.

It was a transferring conclusion to an occasion two of its organisers, Lindy Reksten and David Pereira, confidently count on will develop into a daily merchandise on the College of Music calendar.

The complete record of placements is:

Major College students’ Recital

Winner: Ivy Yan

Runners-Up: Sienna Pleasure Copaceanu and Ryan Xing

Secondary College students’ Recital

Winner: Gabrielle Zhong

Runner-Up: Alexander Davidson

Tertiary College students’ Recital

Winner: James Monro (ANU College of Music pupil)

Runner-Up: Eloise Ng (ANU College of Music pupil)


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Ian Meikle, editor