Adelaide: 20 June 2007
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In recent years pianist, Anthony Hunt, has made a name for himself as one of Adelaide’s leading repetiteurs, conductors and vocal accompanists. He has worked regularly with the State Opera of South Australia most recently as repetiteur for Mark Adamo’s Little Women. Last year Anthony and his wife, soprano, Jessica Dean, travelled to Germany to study with the Accompanists’ Guild’s International Patron, Phillip Moll.
On Saturday 30 June at 7.30pm, in the Cynthia Poulton Hall, Anthony Hunt will present the 21st Geoffrey Parsons Award Winner’s recital in association with two of Adelaide’s fine young string players, violinist/violist, Imants Larsens and cellist, Gemma Phillips. This will be one of the rare occasions when Anthony is not accompanying a singer from the piano or the organ.
The Geoffrey Parsons Award for excellence in accompanying and ensemble performance is offered annually by the Accompanists’ Guild in memory of the great international accompanist, the Australian pianist, Geoffrey Parsons.
Accompanists’ Guild of SA’s Founder and Secretary, Diana Harris says, “Anthony gave a memorable performance with Jessica in the 2006 Geoffrey Parsons Award Final. Their sympathetic ensemble was extraordinary. I have no doubt their work with Phillip Moll was a major contribution to the success of their collaboration. Anthony was indeed a worthy winner of the Geoffrey Parsons Award.”
Anthony’s program on June 30th includes two challenging works from the string repertoire, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata (Imants Larsens on viola) and Brahms’ dramatic and lyrical Piano Trio no 1 in B major, Op. 8. (Imants Larsens, violin and Gemma Phillips, cello)
This recital will be one of the last Anthony gives in Adelaide before he and Jessica leave to take up post-graduate scholarships in Accompaniment and Opera at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
The 2006 Geoffrey Parsons Award Winner’s Recital
Anthony Hunt (piano)
Imants Larsens (violin, viola)
Gemma Phillips (cello)Saturday 30 June 2007 7.30pm
Cynthia Poulton Hall, St Peter’s Cathedral
King William Road, North Adelaide
$15, $10, AGSA Members Free. Tickets at the door
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SCHUBERT Sonata in A Major ‘Arpeggione’
BRAHMS Piano Trio in B Major Op. 8
Allegro con brio
Scherzo: Allegro molto
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