The Annual
Sunday 24th November at 3pm,

 Glebe Music Festival

In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc

Concert 6:
Sunday 24
th November at 3pm,
Glebe Town Hall (160 St John’s Rd)

Amabile Trio

Elisabeth Mitchelmore, violin
Jocelyn Fazzone, flute
Rachel Waller, piano

plus James Kortum (flute) and David Miller (piano).

Sonate pour Flûte et Piano (1904)
1.Andantino con moto
2.Scherzo vivace
Henry Woollett: Sonata pour Flûte et Piano (1902)
1.Allegretto con moto
3.Allegro non troppo
César Antonovich Cui
(Russian 1835-1918):
Five Pieces op. 56 (1895)
Josef Suk
(Czech 1874-1935):
Hendrik Franciscus Andriesson
(Dutch 1892-1981):
Mélanie "Mel" Bonis
Jacques Ibert
(French 1890-1962):
Deux Interludes (1946)
Philippe Gaubert 
(French 1879-1941):

Never seeming destined to have a career in music, Melanie Bonis (1858-1937) through her own inner determination from being a self-taught pianist to a fortuitous meeting with Cesar Franck, who created the opportunity for Melanie in 1876 to study at the Conservatoire, has created a vast and varied output of musical compositions including the Sonate pour Flute et Piano. This hidden gem in the flute and piano repertoire is lush in melody and rich in harmonic content, obviously influenced by the romantic style of the day. Sadly, in her final years, though still composing, in a letter to her daughter, she wrote in reference to her Chant Nuptial (Hamelle 1928) “My greatest sorrow to never hear my music.”

The composer Henry Woollett (1864-1936) lived most of his life in Le Havre, a city on the coast of north-western France. His parents were English and as a composer he often drew on German models, yet his music retains a distinctively Gallic character. He was mostly self-taught but spent some time at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, where he studied composition with Jules Massenet and piano with Raoul Pugno. The Flute Sonata was completed in September 1902 and dedicated to Georges Barrère. It reveals the predictable influence of Gabriel Fauré and César Franck, but also moments that draw on the chromatic harmonies of Richard Wagner and the keyboard textures of Johannes Brahms.

From the first bars the work establishes a vibrant partnership between pianist and flautist.. The music contains many contrasting ideas that are juxtaposed for dramatic effect. The melodic material is fragmented and gives the composition its structural cohesion. Brilliant idiomatic writing exploits the colouristic and expressive possibilities of both instruments throughout this valuable addition to the Romantic repertoire for the flute.


Hyoungsik Shin played Janggu before the main concert
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James Kortum is currently Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Originally from the United States, James came to Australia in 1977 to take up the position of Principal Flute with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In 1980 he moved to Sydney to become Principal Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and in 1987 won the Second Flute position with the Sydney Symphony. Subsequently he has also been Principal Flute with the Sydney productions of Phantom of the Opera and Fiddler on the Roof. He also has been Guest Principal Flute with the Queensland Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand), Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra, Hunter Sinfonia and Pacific Opera Orchestra. In 2005 he received the Master of Arts (Music) degree from the University of Newcastle for his test on flute playing, The Purposeful Flautist: Technique to Interpretation. ©Grevillea Ensemble.

David Miller is recognised as one of Australia’s leading pianists, chamber musicians and accompanists. He has been described as “the role model of Australian accompanists” and has been appointed to the Order of Australia.

Amabile Trio Biography

Jocelyn Fazzone (flute)
Jocelyn has a multi-faceted musical profile. She is a Sydney-based flautist, pianist, educator and examiner. Jocelyn teaches flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Australian International Conservatorium and the Wesley Institute. She is also Woodwind Advisor and Senior Examiner with the AMEB NSW, and a member of the Windfall Sextet. Jocelyn has worked as orchestral flautist with a number of major orchestras including the SSO, AOBO, QSO and the TSO, and is current Vice-President of the NSW Flute Society.

Elisabeth Mitchelmore (violin)
Elisabeth studied violin in Germany and undertook postgraduate studies in Switzerland and Australia. She was a member of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, has made numerous recordings and broadcasts for the Bavarian Radio, the ABC and Fine Music 102.5, and has participated in world-famous music festivals such as the Salzburg Mozart Festival. Elisabeth has played with the SSO, the ACO and the AOBO, and was a founder and leader of the Amabile Players. Elisabeth teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, is an AMEB diploma examiner, has given workshops for AMEB and AUSTA, and regularly tutors for the Amateur Chamber Music Society.

Rachel Valler OAM (piano)
Rachel Valler is one of Australia’s most distinguished pianists, having performed as a soloist with most of Australia’s symphony orchestras as well as in numerous chambers ensembles. She has been an associate artist and toured with international and local musicians. She has also performed for the Sydney Mozart Society and major music clubs throughout the state. Rachel toured South East Asia, the UK and Europe for Musica Viva and the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs. She tutored for many years at the Robertson String Development camp and for the Amateur Chamber Music Society (ACMS), of which she is a patron. For her services to music, particularly as a pianist, she has been awarded the OAM.

The Amabile Trio

Elizabeth, Jocelyn and Rachel first met when they tutored for the ACMS. Enjoying their association both musically and personally, they formed “Amabile”, a trio for flute, violin and piano. Their repertoire extends from the Baroque to the 21st century.

Click here to read the bios of the Amabile Trio



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