Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concerts

Kettering Concert 2009-05-10

String Duo
William Newbery (viola), Martin Penicka (cello)

Sweet and Low

String Duo


  • Duo for Viola and Cello in E-flat major, Woo 32 – Eyeglasses – Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  • Duo for viola and cello – Alessandro Rolla (1757 -1841)
  • Duo No 1 for Viola and Cello in C major – Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801)
  • Duo for Viola and Cello in E-flat major, K218 – Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739 -1799)
  • unaccompanied works – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sunday 10 May 2009, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.

William Newbery

William returned to Adelaide from Cologne, Germany, in March 2005 having completed a Musik Diplom at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. His previous studies comprise the special music programme at Marryatville High School, a Bachelor of Music Degree with first class honours from the Elder Conservatorium and the Advanced Performance Programme at the Australian National Academy of Music.
William was a regular guest player with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2007. He has also been a guest of the Tasmanian, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He was the founding principal violist of the Adelaide Art Orchestra and has been broadcast on ABC FM playing a concerto for viola and computer. In 2007 William became a permanent member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Since joining the TSO William has been a regular performer for Virtuosi Tasmania and has also made a broadcast for ABC FM Sunday Live. He tutors viola for the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and has also given chamber music performances for MONA FOMA and the Kegelstatt Ensemble in Adelaide.

Martin Penicka

Martin studied with Lois Simpson and Julian Smiles at the Australian Institute of Music. He graduated in 2002 with the degree of Bachelor of Music (Performance) with first class honours. During his studies, he played in many chamber ensembles, most notably with the award-winning Con Brio Trio. In 1999 Martin Penicka took part in a tour to the USA organised by the Performing Arts Unit to complement the Art Express exhibition in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC.
A solo artist in the Symphony Australia Conducting Program in 2001, Martin Penicka has been a casual member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and the 2MBS FM Young Performers Award. Martin Penicka has been an ANAM Academy Musician at the Australian National Academy of Music. In 2006 and 2007, Martin was involved in the Sydney Symphony fellowship program. Martin joined the TSO in August 2008.
Martin regularly plays in chamber music ensembles around Tasmania and has appeared on several ABC classic FM Sunday Live Broadcasts.

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