B5 French For Breakfast #5

  • May 6, 2023

    8.30am - 10.00am

  • Fitters' Workshop

    Printers Way, Kingston, ACT 2604

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $54.00

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Start your day in style with exquisite French music played by your favourite festival artists. Bon appétit!

Debussy, who liked to be known as ‘musicien français’ , completes our French for Breakfast series. Ease into Saturday morning with the gentle mystery of his Six Epigraphes Antiques, in the hands of Edward and Stephanie Neeman, before Oliver Shermacher, fresh from his win at the 2022 International Aeolus Competition, adds a final splash of colour in the composer’s clarinet rhapsody.

 

Program

Claude Debussy, Six Epigraphes Antiques

Claude Debussy, Première Rhapsodie

followed by a conversation with the artists led by Genevieve Jacobs

 

Artists

Edward and Stephanie Neeman, piano duo

Oliver Shermacher, clarinet

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  • May 6, 2023

    8.30am - 10.00am

  • Fitters' Workshop

    Printers Way, Kingston, ACT 2604

  • General Admission $60.00,

    Concession $54.00

Buy Tickets Now

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Artist Stephanie Neeman

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Dr. Stephanie Neeman is an active international performer and educator. She has taught masterclasses and performed in various venues throughout the world. Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra, National Capital Orchestra (AUS) and has performed to critical acclaim across the United States, Asia, and Australia.

Artist Edward Neeman

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The Australian-American pianist Edward Neeman has performed across five continents. Critics have lauded him as a “true artist” with “an excellent technique” who “isn’t afraid to put a distinctive stamp on whatever he touches, without resorting to mannerism.” A top prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions, including first prize in the Joaquín Rodrigo Competition in Madrid, second prize in the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition, and third prize in the World International Piano Competition, Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Prague Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and the American West Symphony. Dr. Neeman’s debut album, Rachmaninoff & Sitsky, was released to wide acclaim in March 2016. Other recordings include a performance of the Concierto para piano by Joaquín Rodrigo with the Prague Philharmonic. Edward recently recorded Australian piano solo works for the ABC Classics in 2020. He performs regularly with his wife Stephanie Neeman as the Neeman Piano Duo, and has made numerous original arrangements for this ensemble. After completing his undergraduate studies in Australia with Larry Sitsky, Edward studied in the United States and was awarded his doctoral degree from the Julliard School. He is a member of the currently a piano faculty at the Australian National University in Canberra.

Artist Oliver Shermacher

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Oliver started learning the clarinet when he was 10. He has played with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, AYO Momentum Ensemble and various Sydney Conservatorium Ensembles. Oliver started learning the recorder before moving on to clarinet. He studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is in the third year of an undergraduate degree. Oliver aspires to be a dynamic and varied musician - interacting with and expanding on musical mediums outside of the symphony orchestra.

Artist Stephanie Neeman

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Dr. Stephanie Neeman is an active international performer and educator. She has taught masterclasses and performed in various venues throughout the world. Dr. Neeman has appeared as a soloist with the Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra, National Capital Orchestra (AUS) and has performed to critical acclaim across the United States, Asia, and Australia.