Young musicians play finale in Steinway series
Young artists will take to the stage at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre on October 4 for the final concert in this year’s series of the popular Steinway on Stage twilight program.
The event is an opportunity for talented local musicians to play the Steinway grand piano as part of an intimate show, where the audience is seated around the fine instrument so they can hear its extraordinary sound.
The final concert will feature performances by Wangaratta High School student Rose-Lynne Waters and by former Galen Catholic College students, Chloe Hancock and Isaac Waite.
Rose-Lynne Waters has been playing piano for as long as she can remember and with current teacher Margaret Warner, completed grade seven with first class honours in 2016.
She is currently undertaking VCE Music performance solo studies and will present her practical assessment program of works by Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann, Gershwin and Norton.
Rose-Lynne has also played the flute for seven years, performing with the Wangaratta High School Symphonic Band, the Senior Flute Ensemble and the Stage Band on both piano and flute, while also playing regularly at church.
Chloe Hancock and Isaac Waite are currently undertaking a gap year after completing VCE at Galen Catholic College and both plan to continue their studies at university in 2018.
In 2016 they were the joint recipients of the Director’s Award and both dux of music.
They have been members of Galen’s concert band and have participated in school productions and talent quests, with Chloe the overall winner of the 2016 Galen talent quest.
Chloe and Isaac’s recital will include a variety of instruments including piano, voice, guitar and percussion as they play pieces from the wide repertoire they have developed since playing together in recent years.
This Steinway on Stage series has been a partnership between Wangaratta Arts Council and the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre since 2010.
The final concert will begin at 6pm and tickets are available at www.wangarattapac.com.au or by calling 5722 8105.
IN TUNE: Wangaratta High School student Rose-Lynne Waters is looking forward to playing the Steinway grand piano during the twilight concert being held on October 4.