First performance on Bosendorfer

Friday, 18 July 2003

Leading Adelaide pianist Stefan Ammer will perform on a beautiful new Bosendorfer grand piano at the opening concert in the new series of lunch hour concerts in Elder Hall at the Elder School of Music on Friday, August 1 at 1.10 pm.

Valued at more than $200,000 this will be the first time that the piano has been played in concert. The instrument is on loan especially for this event from Winston Music.

Mr Ammer will be joined by his son, violinist Florian Ammer, and cellist Janis Laurs, who will perform the magnificent Piano Trio in B major Op.8 by Brahms.

The new series of 17 lunch hour concerts also includes some outstanding young artists.

On August 8 pianist Kristian Chong will return to Adelaide for a solo recital. He is currently completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

On September 5 Pei Jee and Pei Sian Ng, both highly acclaimed young cellists, will give a farewell recital before leaving to continue postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Later in the year Benjamin Martin will visit from Melbourne. Another brilliant pianist, he has appeared as soloist with most of the major symphony orchestras in Australia.

Many of the state's leading chamber ensembles will also perform in the series. Most notable is the Australian String Quartet which is quartet-in-residence at the University of Adelaide's Elder School of Music. Their concert of Haydn quartets on August 22 is one of their last commitments before leaving on a major overseas tour of Asia, Europe and Great Britain.

The concerts will be held at Elder Hall every Friday at 1.10 pm from August 1 until November 21.

Admission is $5 and tickets are available at the door from 12.30pm on the day. Special subscription passes are also available for $60.

For more information or to obtain a detailed brochure contact the Concert Office on (08) 8303 5925.

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Contact Details

Ms Claire Oremland
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Elder Conservatorium of Music
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5925
Mobile: 0410 062 677