Kettering Concert 2020-09-13
Shan Deng (piano)
Adiós Nonino – Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (1921-1992)
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major K. 330 – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E flat Maj. Op 22 – Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Sunday 13 September 2020, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
SOLD OUT - No door sales
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.
Winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition’s Best Australian
Pianist Prize, Shan Deng is a well known Australian-Chinese pianist now
working in Hobart. Her successes include winning the keyboard
final of the ABC Young Performer of the year award, and representing
the Arts as a national finalist in the Young Australian of the Year
competition. Shan has also received Churchill and Fulbright fellowships
to travel and study in the USA and South Africa.
Shan’s early music studies were undertaken in the gifted children’s
program at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Studying
with Leah Horwitz, she obtained her Bachelor of Music at Queensland
Conservatorium Griffith University with first class honours and
a university medal. Shan then completed a Master of Music, with a
scholarship at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under
Professor Phillip Kawin.
Concert demands have taken Shan around the world, and she has performed
in Australia, Asia, the USA, South Africa and Europe. She has toured
overseas as a soloist with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and
has appeared with all the Australian Symphony Orchestras. Shan has been
featured in numerous Australian, Chinese and South African radio and
In 2001 Shan accepted an appointment at Conservatorium of Music,
University of Tasmania, where she is currently Lecturer in Piano and
co-ordinator of the keyboard department. Shan is in demand around the
world as a concert artist, teacher and adjudicator.
Circle of 4 Plus 1 – Artist
Dorotea Hinrichsen says the group called themselves "Circle of Four"
because there were four of them sitting around
a circular table. They liked the concept of a circle, no beginning, no end, just
a circle. As for the four, they are flexible. Numbers vary a little
depending on other things, requirements and needs of daily life. She is pleased
to say that now they have a new member, hence the "Plus 1".
They set themselves a challenge, a certain time frame, and meet occasionally to
discuss ideas and their progressions. All of them have been quilting, sewing,
and embroidering for many years. Current members are Rita Summers owner of Gone Rustic Gallery in St Mary's, Lauree Brown, Roza Brinkworth, Judith McKinley and Dorotea Hinrichsen