|Sunday 17th November 2013 3.30pm|
Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
HELEN SALTOS (soprano) is a graduate of the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium Opera School. She was the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships including the George and Nerissa Johnson Bequest (awarded by Opera Australia) the Helpman family scholarship, the Geoffrey Rothwell scholarship and the Doris Smith Scholarship which allowed her further professional development in the UK and Italy.
Her performance history includes singing for Opera Australia in NSW and Victoria as a touring soloist and as a member of the chorus. She has sung in concerts in the UK, Italy, the South Pacific and Australia. Helen also performs for corporate functions and special event entertainment. Since becoming a mother, she has focused on children’s early music education. Engagements this year have ranged from filming children’s television to singing for the Morning Melodies concert series in Queensland.
Operatic roles include first lady in The Magic Flute (Bloomsbury Festival, London), Sandman and Mother in Hansel and Gretel and Rosina in The Barber of Seville (OA’s OzOpera Touring Company), Lucy in The Telephone (NIDA), Thérèse in Les Mamelles di Tiresias, Dragonfly in L'Enfant et les Sortileges, Iphigenia in Iphigenia in Tauris, Damon in Acis and Galatea, and Dorothée in Cendrillion (Sydney Conservatorium). As a concert soloist Helen has performed in Mozart's Requiem (Chorale Les Alizes, New Caledonia), Four Chambers of the Heart by Andre Greenwell (Australian Women's Music Festival) and Symphony No.3 by Carl Nielsen.
MILLER (piano) is widely
recognized as one of Australia's leading pianists, chamber musicians
and vocal accompanists. He was once described as “the role
model of Australian accompanists” and has been 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. He records
regularly for ABC Classics, Melba Recordings, Tall Poppies and
Wirripang. He has always had a strong commitment to the promotion and
performance of Australian music. Mr Miller has been on the staff of
Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 1980 and in 1995 was appointed
the first chair of the Ensemble Studies Unit, with responsibility for
ensemble tuition and administration throughout the institution. He
has conducted master classes and lectures for universities,
conservatoriums and music organizations in Australia and Asia. As a
teacher, David Miller has produced many of Australia¹s finest
and most successful young piano accompanists.
AMY JOHANSEN is University Organist and Carillonist at the University of Sydney, playing the organ in the Great Hall and the 54-bell War Memorial Carillon for graduation ceremonies, recitals, and special events. She has appeared as organ soloist and accompanist with many ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Chamber Choir and the Australia Ensemble. Her performances have been broadcast on American Public Radio's Pipedreams, the ABC and the BBC, and she has made several CD recordings, available on the Move and Pro Organo labels. Two CDs (Great Hall Grandeur and Carillon and Organ: Musical celebrations from the University of Sydney) feature the University’s two largest musical instruments, the organ and carillon.
This is the final Great Hall organ recital for the year. Please join us again in March when we begin our 2014 organ recital series with the glorious music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Details will be available early in the year at www.sydney.edu.au/organ
you for your support of these organ recitals throughout the year.