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Trio Empyrean Concert – Sunday 4 March 2012

Trio Empyrean in Recital

  • Wendy Lorenz, visit piano
  • Andrew Lorenz, violin
  • David Pereira, cello

When: Sunday 4 March 2012 at 2.30pm

Where: St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street Cooma

Tickets: At The Fabric Salon & at the door

Formed in 2008, Trio Empyrean brings together three of Australia’s most experienced and respected ensemble musicians. Friends since their student years at the Sydney Conservatorium, each has gained national recognition in both solo and ensemble capacities, having belonged to such groups as the New England Ensemble and Australian Piano Trio – in the case of the Lorenzes – and the Australia Ensemble and the Australian Chamber Orchestra – in that of David Pereira.


All three have featured as soloists with Australia’s major orchestras and have released a range of recordings over a number of years. (See individual biographies below) Sharing a passion for the chamber idiom and now all resident in the Canberra region, the three have taken the opportunity to pool their collective experience in forming Trio Empyrean and look forward to sharing the many masterpieces of the trio repertoire with Australian music lovers.

Contact details:

Phone: 0439 309375 Email: wendylorenz@hotmail.com

Trio Empyrean - Andrew Lorenz, David Pereira & Wendy Lorenz

Wendy Lorenz Active as both pianist and teacher, Wendy Lorenz has performed extensively throughout Australia and overseas and appeared for many of the major radio and television networks in Europe and Asia. A ‘Student of the Year’ graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium and Beethoven Bicentenary Medallion winner, she has also belonged to a number of successful chamber ensembles including the highly acclaimed New England Ensemble, the Australian Piano Trio, the Young Sydney Piano Trio, the Phoenix Ensemble and currently the Empyrean Piano Trio, together with violinist Andrew Lorenz and cellist David Pereira. In the solo realm she has appeared as concerto soloist with many of Australia’s leading orchestras and has featured as soloist on commercial releases with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Also active as a music educator, she has taught at the NSW Conservatorium, the South Australian College of Advanced Education, and the Universities of New England and Southern Queensland, where she was also Head of Music from 2000 to 2004 inclusive. An experienced presenter of workshops, masterclasses and piano teaching seminars throughout Australia and overseas, (including guest residencies in China, Singapore, Malaysia and the USA), she has served as National Chair of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference Committee and is an accredited Federal Examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Andrew Lorenz has enjoyed a varied and successful career as solo violinist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, teacher and conductor. A graduate of the NSW State Conservatorium of Music and holder of a Master of Philosophy in the area of the Australian violin concerto, he has been soloist with many of Australia’s major orchestras including the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and a former Associate Concertmaster of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has also lead a number of Australia’s leading chamber groups, notably the New England Ensemble, Australian Piano Trio and Phoenix Ensemble with which he toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, also broadcasting for many of the world’s major radio and television networks including BBC London, NHK Tokyo, Sender Freies Berlin, Suisse Romande Geneva and others. Andrew has given national premieres of violin concertos by Arthur Benjamin, John McCabe and Joseph Myslivecek. In 2005 he gave the world premiere performance of Alexander Negerevich’s violin concerto, recently released on CD. For thirty years he has taught at tertiary level at the Universities of New England, Adelaide and more recently, he was the Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba from 1986 to 2006 where he also conducted the USQ Orchestra and directed the McGregor Winter Chamber Music School. Andrew has also led for the Australian Opera, D’Oyle Carte Opera, London and the New Symphony Orchestra of London for the Nederlands Dance Company.

Trio Empyrean - Andrew Lorenz, Wendy Lorenz & David Pereira

David Pereira During the last twenty years David has established himself as an outstandingly versatile cellist while holding the most coveted positions in the country. He was for eleven years cellist of the Australia Ensemble, for seven years Principal Cellist of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and for three years Principal Cello with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Other associates in performance have included Flederman, the Seymour Group, The String Soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic, Felix Ayo, The Chilingirian Quartet, Roger Woodward, and the Sydney String Quartet. David Pereira graduated with the Performer’s and Teacher’s Diplomas from the Sydney Conservatorium as “Student of the Year” and has a Masters Degree in Cello Performance from the Indiana University. As concerto soloist David has appeared with the major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand and high praise has been awarded to his recordings. The Wild Russians, with Lisa Moore, piano, on Tall Poppies (TP018), received the inaugural ABC Award for the Best Australian Recording in 1993). His first CD of solo Australian cello music was released in July 1996 (Cello Dreaming, TP075). In October 1996 his recording of Carl Vine’s Inner World for cello and sampled cello was released as the first Australian art music CD single (TP101). In late 1997 Pereira was awarded the Sounds Australian Award for the Best Performance of an Australian Composition in the ACT (Carl Vine’s Inner World). In 1998 he was awarded the Sounds Australian National Award for the Best Performance of an Australian Composition for his recording of the Lumsdaine Garden of Earthly Delights. This recording also won him his second ABC Award for the Best Australian Recording (1998).

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A Grand Welcome Concert – David Pereira & Glenyss Allen – Sunday 21 August

David Pereira (Cellist) Photograph by Fusion Photography

David Pereira (Cellist) with Glenyss Allen (Piano) in a “Grand” Welcome Concert to the new piano.

  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, viagra approved Commissioner Street Cooma
  • When: Sunday 21 August 2011 at 2.30 pm
  • Tickets: At Fabric Salon, Vale Street Cooma and at the door.
  • Cost: Adults $30/Concessions $25/Arts Council Members $20/Student $5




David Pereira & Friends Concert

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Title: Indian Classical Music Concert – Friday 1 October
Location: Candelo Town Hall
Description: Featuring Anindya Bannerjee (Sarod) & Bobby Singh (Tabla)
Concert Starts: 7.00 pm
Tickets available at door: $20 ($15 concession)
Dinner also available from 6.00 pm
Contact: David (02) 6494 2499

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David Pereira performed a wonderful programme of Beethoven, rx Prokoviev, Dvorak, Albinoni and Saint-Saens. He was ably supported by pianist, Glenyss Allen.

Judith Marriott on clarinet, joined this talented pair for the Trio IV, OP 11 by Beethoven. These musicans played together really well and it was enormously entertaining hearing the three instruments in musical conversation.

Canberra-based David Pereira is a legend, (some may even say a national treasure) but I was also reminded how lucky we are in Cooma to have local musicians such as Glenyss and Judith. Truly these are musicians of high calibre indeed.

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David Pereira & Friends in Concert – Sunday 29 August 2010

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Title: David Pereira & Friends in Concert
Location: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, viagra buy Commissioner Street, cardiology Cooma NSW
Description: Snowy Monaro Arts Council presents
David Pereira (Cello)
Glenyss Allen (Piano)
Judith Marriott (Clarinet)
play Albinoni, health care Beethoven, Dvorak & Prokoviev
Sunday 29 August 2.30 pm
Tickets: At Door or The Fabric Salon, Vale Street, Cooma
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-08-29

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David Pereira

Once Upon a Time…’, David Pereira Cello Series, Program 2 – 9, 10, 11 April


Title: Once Upon a Time…’, order David Pereira Cello Series, this Program 2
Location: Wesley Music Centre, refractionist 20 National Circuit Forrest ACT
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Description: Friday 9 April 7:30pm David Pereira Cello Series 2010, Program II – featuring Budos: The Three Sisters and Troselj: Walking on Broken Glass. Musicians include Marian Budos (guitar and composer), Ivana Troselj (composer), Niels Rosendahl (tenor sax), David Pereira (cello) and Alice Giles (harp).

Advance ticket purchase:

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  • or email: onewithyoursound@hotmail.com .
  • Adults $30, concession $25, Friends of Wesley $22, students $15, children $10.
  • Tickets also available at the door.

Dates: Friday 9th April, 7:30 pm, Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT.

Saturday 10th April, 3:00 pm, Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT.

Sunday 11th April, 2:00 pm, Performance Space, Crisp Galleries, Gap Range, Bowning NSW. The Galleries are located 14kms south of the Yass Service Centre on the road to Gundagai.

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    The magical tradition of storytelling, puppetry and live music will come to life in the next David Pereira Cello Series.

    Catherine Roach, a Canberra-based theatre director and puppeteer, will be joined by Cathy Petocz to create a new puppetry performance illustrating new works by Marian Budos and Ivana Troselj.

    The story of the ‘Little Mermaid’, a classic by Hans Christian Anderson, is the inspiration behind Ivana Troselj’s new work ‘On Broken Glass’. In her composition the cello adopts the voice of the little mermaid, struggling to be heard by her beloved.

    ‘The Three Sisters’, a new composition by award-winning composer Marian Budos follows the beloved Slovakian folktale, ‘Salt is More Precious than Gold’: A story of three princesses proving the extent of their love for their father.

    Both works will be narrated and are written especially for Alice Giles (harp), Niels Rosendahl (saxophone), Marian Budos (guitar) and David Pereira (cello).

    Other musical items on the program include an Australian premiere of a terrific duo for harp and cello by Kikta and improvisations for cello and saxophone.

    For those fond of a Sunday drive, ‘Once Upon a Time…’ will also be repeated at the Crisp Galleries Performance Space, at Bowning on Sunday 11th April at 2:00 pm. The Performance Space adjoins Peter Crisp’s glass studio and overlooks a beautiful garden that includes a formal avenue of trees and a waterfall.

    The concerts coincide with Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday celebrations; International Childrens’ Book Day; and National Youth Week (9-18 April). The project is also being promoted by the Childrens’ Book Council of Australia.

    David Pereira, Alice Giles, Veronica Walshaw in Concert

    Title: Flamenco Crew
    Location: Cooma Ex-Services Club
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    Description: The Flamenco Crew is a talented group of musicians and dancers. This a caberet-style event with food served to the audience seated in tables of 10. Bookings are essential. Food is included in the $45 per person ticket. Snowy Monaro Arts Council Inc
    Start Time: 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start
    Date: Saturday 16th May 2009

    Flamenco Crew

    Flamenco Crew

    Flamenco Crew:

    ELENA VARGA flamenco dancer
    VERONICA GILLMER flamenco dancer
    ROBBIE VARGA flamenco guitar
    DAMIAN WRIGHT flamenco guitar
    JAMES PAUL voice
    SUZANA ROGIC flamenco dancer
    SCOTT NORTON flamenco dancer

    David Pereira (Cello)

    David Pereira (Cello)

    Alice Giles (Harp)

    Alice Giles (Harp)

    Title: David Pereira, mind
    Alice Giles, Veronica Walshaw in Concert
    Location: Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Cct. Forrest ACT
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    Description: Works by Ortiz (Ricercardas), Part (Spiegel im Spiegel), Britten (Suite for harp, Canticle V Op. 89), Schnittke (Hymn I for Harp, Cello and Tympani), Kats-Chernin (Blue Silence, Eliza’s Aria), Isang Yun (Duo for Cello and Harp), Massenet (Meditation from Thais), Ravel (Habanera), Nin (Granadina), and Pereira (Lullaby for Yvana and Song for Gillian). Enquiries and advance ticket purchase 0404 499 348 or 02 6227 0949 or email onewithyoursound@hotmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Tickets also available at the door. Adults $30, concession $25, Friends of Wesley $22, students $15, children $10. Wesley Music Centre
    Start Time: 19:30
    Date: Friday 17th April 2009

    Also another concert with the same programme on Saturday 18th April at 3.00 pm. Also at the same venue.