Favourite British Classics
Maroondah Symphony presents a delightfully eclectic program of British music ranging from the ceremonial pomp of the Crown Imperial Coronation March (Walton) to music depicting the English countryside and birdlife such as the beautiful The Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams) featuring violin soloist, Adam Piechocinski.
Soloist: Adam Piechocinski, Violin
Adam Piechocinski is a violinist and violin teacher. He was born in Poland and commenced his music education at the Szymanowski School of Music where within his first year of education he made his first appearance on the radio playing the Rieding Violin Concerto in B minor Op 35 at the age of 7. A year after his matriculation he completed his Diploma of Music Grade 2 and furthered his studies at the Krakow Academy of Music.
After migrating to Australia in 1989, he became a member of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for 10 years and performed with conductors and soloists, including Paul Dyer, Elizabeth Wallfish, Ivonne Kenny and Andreas Scholl. He also played in ARIA award-winning recordings for ABC Classics, at the opening Concert of the City Recital Hall Angel Place in Sydney and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Adam’s Interest in romantic and contemporary music led him to further study with Warwick Adeney and John Curro at the Queensland Conservatorium, where in 2007 and 2009 he received the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence and graduated with a degree of Master of Music Studies in Violin Performance and Orchestral Playing. Since June 2012 Adam lived in Melbourne playing as a Freelance violinist and guest concertmaster of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Conductor: Gyula Cseszkó
|Benjamin Britten||Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury|
|Edward Elgar||Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3 in C minor (Op. 39)|
|Gustav Holst||Egdon Heath (Op. 47)|
|Ralph Vaughn Williams||The Lark Ascending, soloist Adam Piechocinski|
|William Walton||Crown Imperial Coronation March (1937)|
|George Butterworth||The Banks of Green Willow – Idyll for Small Orchestra (1913)|
|Ralph Vaughan Williams||English Folk Song Suite (arranged by Gordon Jacob)|
|Frederick Delius||On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (1912)|
|Eric Coates||Dambusters March (1954)|
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Ringwood
Adult $30, Concession $25, (plus booking fee if applicable); School-age children free but must book a seat