Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia Media Release

ADELAIDE: 9 August 2012            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Accompanists Guild of SA celebrates the pianists with some stunning

For the first time in its history the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia
has focussed the entire year’s events on highlighting Piano with Wind.

It culminates in the Accompanists’ Festival in September with a Week of
Winds from September 24 to 30, 2012.

The Guild’s 2012 Musician-in-residence is  Timothy Young who  is one of
Australia’s most brilliant chamber music pianists and  an outstanding
example of the qualities he expects of his students—- that they are
versatile,  multi-faceted, creative, open minded and not bound by the
limiting concept of what it means to be a concert pianist.

For ten years Timothy has been a Resident Artist and Faculty member at the
Australian National Academy of Music and is currently Co-ordinator of Piano.
In a wide-ranging repertory he performs regularly in recital as a soloist
and in partnership with leading Australian and international musicians and
ensembles. He is also a founding member of Ensemble Liaison, which was
recently appointed Ensemble in Residence at Monash University, Melbourne.

Timothy has won numerous prizes including a first-prize winner of piano and
chamber music competitions including the Premio Kawai-Tortona, the Palma
d’Oro-Finale Ligure and the 1st Chamber Music Competition of Liguria.

Highlights of the week include:

  • The Geoffrey Parsons Award Auditions ( Monday/Tuesday 24/25) and
    Final (Saturday 30 with a first prize of $5000) when each of the three
    finalists must include in their program  the set work with Peter Handsworth
    -bass clarinet.
  • Pilgrim Church Lunch hour concerts ( Wednesday 26) when  at 12.10
    the Junior Ensemble Musicians  (Primary School students) feature piano with
    oboes, flute, clarinets, saxophones & trumpet  and the1.10 concert features
    professionals Leigh Harrold /piano with Natalie Zwar flute.
  • The Accompanists’ Conference (Saturday 29. 9.30 to 4.00) when
    Musician in Residence pianist Timothy Young (ANAM) gives a presentation on
    concert preparation  with Celia Craig- oboe, conducts a masterclass of piano
    and wind Chamber Music , observes the Young Accompanists’ Showcase –
    secondary school pianists with professional wind soloists  Samantha Hennessy
    flute, Amanda Lovelock clarinet, Josie Hawkes bassoon and Howard Parkinson
    trombone, discusses what wind players want from pianists with the wind
    soloists and introduces a closing concert by Sydney duo – pianist John
    Martin and Rachel Tolmie cor anglais.
  • The Closing Celebrity Recital ( Sunday 30 at 2.30) when Timothy
    Young is joined by Celia Craig ( ASO principal oboe) in a delightful recital
    of works by Lutoslawski, Delius, Yorke Bowen, Dutilleux, concluding with the
    Poulenc Trio when they are joined by ASO Principal bassoon, Mark Gaydon.

Diana Harris, Guild President and Founder remarks, “The Closing Celebrity
Recital will  be a scintillating performance by two musicians, Timothy Young
and Celia Craig (oboe) at the very pinnacle of their powers. That they will
be joined by the brilliant bassoonist, Mark Gaydon, for the finale, will
definitely create a dazzling conclusion to the Guild’s Year for Pianists
with Winds.”

Celia Craig was Principal Cor Anglais of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, soloist
at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, judge for the BBC ‘Young
Musician of the Year’ competition and a regular Guest Principal with most of
the Symphony Orchestras in the UK before moving to Australia with her family
in late 2006. Since arriving she has appeared with the Australia Ensemble,
the Sydney Soloists, New Sydney Wind Quintet, in recital with Amy Johansen
and her own group Sound Academy and was a featured guest artist with Michael
Cox at the Sydney Flute Festival.

The last week of September – is a significant Week of Winds in Adelaide
enhanced by the visit of virtuoso clarinettist, Michael Collins for the
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He conducts a Master Class at the Elder
Conservatorium on Tuesday 25, performs with Timothy Young for Recitals
Australia on Wednesday 26 and is soloist with the Adelaide Symphony
Orchestra on Friday 28 and Saturday 29.


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For further information, interviews, photos and recordings, please contact:
Christopher Wainwright, Honorary Publicist
0438 829 728,

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