How long have you been a student at ANAM?
Since the start of 2012.
What have you chosen to perform for your recital?
Harmonies by Karlheinz Stockhausen , Wild Winged One by Liza Lim (Australian composer), Call by Luciano Berio for brass quintet and Poemes Pour Mi by Olivier Messiaen.
How long have you been preparing?
Roughly the last 2 months, and much more intensively the last month. I began preparing Wild Winged One in April, when I played it in an ANAM Australian Voices concert in May featuring Liza Lim’s music.
What are you most looking forward to in your recital?
It’s been a very rewarding experience learning Stockhausen’s Harmonies, and it is probably the biggest solo piece I’ve ever played – about 18 minutes of music by memory with a huge amount of detail. It’s also designed to be played in a resonant space, so the South Melbourne Town Hall should be a great experience for the listeners too.
What’s the hardest thing about presenting a solo recital?
Staying fresh, physically, can be difficult given the repertoire you’re playing, and as a result keeping things musically interesting right to the end of the recital.
What’s your post concert ritual?
Waking up in the morning in my concert blacks with the bedroom lights still on.
Finally, Favourite ice-cream?
Dark Chocolate Sorbet from Monsieur Truffe on Lygon St in Brunswick. The best ever.
Tuesday 18 September, 6PM
Stockhausen Harmonien (Harmonies)
Lim Wild Winged One
Messiaen Poemes Pour Mi (three selections)
Berio Call (St Louis Fanfare) for brass quintet
Callum G’Froerer trumpet
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