Irit Silver and Anna Grinberg
Irit Silver (clarinet) and Anna Grinberg (piano) perform at Customs House.
|Sonata for Piano and Clarinet Opus 120 no. 1||
|Drei Fantasiestücke||Robert Schumann|
Irit Silver completed a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in 2004 at the Victorian College of the Arts, studying with Robert Schubert and Craig Hill.
In 2005 she completed the Advanced Performance course at the Australian National Academy of Music.
In 2006 Irit was the holder of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship.
She appears regularly at the Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared as guest principal with the Malaysia Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonic, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Irit has also appeared with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
Irit is a 2009 Churchill Fellow and is Section Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since 2007.
Anna Grinberg is a sought-after pianist in solo, chamber and ensemble settings in Australia and internationally. Born in the former Soviet Union, and later becoming an Israeli citizen, Anna’s career has seen concertizing in the U.S., Australia, Israel, England, Italy, Germany, and Belgium. While studying at Yale University with Boris Berman, Anna was awarded the top music prize – the “Horatio Parker Award”. During earlier study in Israel Anna won prizes in several competitions, including the Katz Piano Competition on two occasions. She has also been the recipient of America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships, and was sponsored in a year of study at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Anna was a major prizewinner in the Connecticut Young Artists Piano Competition on two occasions.