The Annual

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Musicians 1999


Emma Scholl was born in Sydney in June 1980 and began leanring the flute at the age of eight. She attended school at Roseville College where she held a full music scholarship, and in 1995 was awarded the Jules Sylvester Scholarship to study with Louide Dellit as part of the Young Artists Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Emma was awarded her A.Mus.A diploma in 1995 and the following year gained her L.Mus.A. Emma has performed twice with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra as the woodwind award winner of the Concerto Competition in 95 and 97, and made a recording of Frank Matin’s Ballade with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as part of the James Fairfax Young Artists Program in 97.

That year, Emma toured the West Coast of America with the Sydney Youth Orchestra and was named 2MBS Young Performer of the Year after a series of live broadcasts.

Emma attended the Australian National Academy of Music’s Sonata Program in ’98 and commenced a Bachelor of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium, Studying with Margaret Crawford and Geoffrey Collins. She deferred the second semester of the course last year in order to study in Europe on a Big Brother scholarship and a grant from the National academy enabling her to have lessons with Jaime Martin, William Bennett, Peter Lukas-Graf, Robert Winn and Patrick Gallois.

Emma was awarded the Board of Governors Scholarship and advanced standing on her performance degree in Sydney, which she will finish mid 2001. Earlier this year, at the National Flute Convention in Brisbane, Emma was the joint First Place Winner of the National Orchestral Flute Competition and the Second Place Winner of the National Solo Flute Competition.

This year Emma has been part of the Sydney Symphony Symfonia Program toured South Africa with the Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and is currently on a contract with the Sydney Symphony as 2nd flute until the end of the year. Next she will tour Australia with the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Biography: David Mitchell

Born in Cairns, David began his musical studies on piano, and at age 13, began studying Bassoon. In 1995, David won a ‘MOST’ Scholarship with Education Queensland studying with Peter Musson. In 1996, at age 16, he was awarded his A Mus A with Distinction. David was selected to perform at Education Queensland’s "Showcase 1996" and later that year, 4MBS awarded him Queensland Young Performer of the Year.

David was a recipient of an Australian National Academy of Music Scholarship in 1997 and 1998, studying with Roger Bernstingl, Georg Kluch and Matthew Wilkie.

In 1998, David won the Open Instrumental Section of the North Queensland Concerto Competition. He has Performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia and the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra in 1998 and 1999.

Currently, David is studying for a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with John Cran. He is the Principal Bassoonist with the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra touring Germany in 1998 and South Africa in 1999 under the baton of Wolfram Christ.

David Miller AM

Curriculum Vitae November 1999

The Pianist David Miller is widely recognized as one o Australia’s leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. The Sydney Morning Herald has described him as "the role model of Australian accompanists" and in the Queen’s Birthday 1995 Honours List he was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for his service to music.

His distinguished career has included partnerships with many internationally renowned singers and instrumentalists, including Joan Carden, Boris Belkin, Raphael Wallfisch, Marilyn Richardson, Lauris Elms, John-Mark Ainsley, Luigi Alva, John Pringle, Takako Nishsaki, Leonard Sharrow, Meir Ramon, Alain Marion, Igor Osim, ad Daniel Stolper.

Earlier this year he partnered the noted mezzo soprano Liane Keegan in highly acclaimed recital for the Sydney Festival and became a founding member of the innovative Grevillea Ensemble with soprano Wendy Dixon and violinist Marina Marsden.

He has also been involved with a number of other chamber ensembles including The Huntington Piano Trio Flederman, The Song Company, The Australia Ensemble, Ensemble 24, The Canberra Wind Soloists and the Ku-ring-gai Virtuousi.

His performing schedule has taken him to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia, Korea and Vietnam as well as through most parts of Australia.

He works regularly for the ABC and Musica Viva Australia and records for Walsingham Classics, Tall Poppies, Vox Australis, 2MBS-FM and AB Classics. His current extensive catalogue includes three volumes of Australian flute music, the first complete recording of Martin Wesley-Smith’s musical "Boojum!" with the Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir and a program of music for saxophone and clarinet with Mark Walton.

David Miller has been on the staff of Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 1980 and in 1995 was appointed Chair of the newly-formed Ensemble Studies Unit, with responsibility for the Chamber Music/Accompaniment tuition and administration throughout the institution. He has introduced an innovative and comprehensive programme of study for students at both graduate and under-graduate levels and actively promotes a wide variety of performance opportunities for student ensembles.

David Miller has conducted master classes and lectures for universities, conservatoriums, music organizations and conferences in many parts of Australia and Asia. He was instrumental in the establishment of a post-graduate course for vocal teachers at the University of Western Sydney (Nepean) and the foundation of the Geoffrey Parsons Australian Scholarship Fund. He has on three occasions been a gust staff member at the Australian National Academy of Music and will return there again next year. He has also been a panel member for the last two City of Melbourne Song Recital Awards.


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