The Prokofiev Duo consists of Eleanor Hill and Claire Weatherhead. They are both currently in their final year of study of a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the University of Queensland, studying violin performance under Associate Professor Adam Chalabi. A newly formed duo, they have come together this year to study Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Violins for Eleanor’s Honours thesis. The thesis investigates left hand complexities faced by violinists in this Sonata and provides an approach to negotiate these challenges. Eleanor performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as a casual violinist and has been concertmaster of the UQ Symphony Orchestra on several occasions. She was invited to partake in the New York University Winter Music Program and has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra across China, Germany and The Netherlands. Claire is a passionate musician committed to performing with spirit and sensitivity. Recent years have seen her develop as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, performing across Australia and overseas. Claire was the 2017 winner of the Sleath String Prize and a finalist in the Richard Pollett Prize. In 2018, Claire has undertaken an internship with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and is also a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and concertmaster of the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Eleanor and Claire aim to shed light on this less popular, but no less enjoyable piece of music.

Sonata for Two Violins in C major, Opus 56 - S.Prokofiev 

i. Andante cantabile

ii. Allegro

iii. Commodo (quasi allegretto)

iv. Allegro con brio

 

The Sunrise Quartet is made up of UQ Bachelor of Music (Honours) students, Claire Weatherhead (Violin 1), Ann Carew (Violin 2), Liam Mallinson (Viola) and Rory Smith (Cello). They have attended the Tinalley String Quartet Winter School, and have worked with renowned tutors such as Adam Chalabi, Patrick Murphy, Lerida Delbridge, Justin Williams, Robin Wilson and Victoria Sayles. All members of the quartet have taken part in Australian Youth Orchestra programs, have been principals of the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and have taken part in the Sound Thinking Summer School for Chamber Music. Outside their university performances, they have featured at corporate functions and high-class events around Brisbane. 

String Quartet No. 63 (Opus 76, No. 4) “Sunrise Quartet” - J.Haydn

i. Allegro Con Spirito

ii. Adagio

 

     

    Formed in 2017, the Schumann Quintet has established themselves as a well-regarded ensemble at the University of Queensland. Finalists in last year’s Sid Page Chamber Music Prize, they performed Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor. Four of the five members are in their final year of study of the Bachelor of Music (Honours) program at the University of Queensland. The quintet has thoroughly enjoyed playing together for the past two years and hopes to make their final performance together a memorable one. 

    Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Opus 44   - R. Schumann

    i. Allegro brilliante

    iv. Finale: Allegro con brio

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Venue

    Zelman Cowen Building, UQ St Lucia
    Room: 
    The Nickson Room