Fine Music Live Saturday 29th July 2017
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
After thousands of performances at events ranging from exclusive private functions through to world-class concert halls, Sally's voice has taken her from the Sydney Opera House to venues in Finland, Germany, Sweden, New York, Copenhagen, Seoul, Vancouver, Doha and Tokyo (to name a few).
Sally captivates audiences with her sweet tone, incredible accuracy and emotional subtlety. A four octave vocal range, great comedic timing and an approachable demeanour ensures a lively and entertaining interaction with her audiences of all ages.
Sam Leske is a guitarist, arranger and producer based in Adelaide, Australia. Over the past decade, Sam has worked both locally and internationally performing and recording across a wide variety of genres, such as jazz, pop, rock, folk, cabaret and musical theatre with artists such as Rachel Beck, Debra Byrne, Shoshana Bean (US), Peter Combe, Bob Downe and Eddie Perfect.
As an arranger/orchestrator and musical director Sam has worked on small and large scale events both live and in the studio.
There aren’t many pianists in the world who have performed the very difficult Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto with a symphony orchestra at the age of 17. But then again there aren’t many pianists who began studies at the age of 3, gave their first public concert at 5 and then received the Associate and Licentiate Diplomas of Music in the same year at the age of 12, a world record that stands to this day. That person is Australian concert pianist Ambre Hammond, who is no stranger to Fine Music. Hear her interview with Michael Morton-Evans here: In Conversation Wednesday 17th May
Chloe Chung and Pavle Cajic
Chloe Chung (flute) and Pavle Cajic (piano, composer) first met at the Sydney Conservatorium High School, where they sang together in the school choir and awkwardly bumped to each other in school corridors from the age of thirteen. It was to be another eight years before they discovered that they greatly enjoyed playing and performing together as a duo, and subsequently began to collaborate together for various creative musical projects. In 2015, Chloe and Pavle performed together to be awarded second place in the Australian Classical Youth Competition as well as the Young Virtuosi competition held by Fine Music 102.5.
On Saturday, July 29th, they perform the first movement of Franck's Sonata in A major, followed by a world premiere of Pavle’s latest composition, “Ballade” for flute and piano.
Daniel is this year's Composer-in-Residence at Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. He played his 'Latin' Piano Concerto this April in the WSO's Glory concert, and his Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra was performed last month by Claire Edwardes. He is widely recognised as Australia's best tango pianist, with this year's collaborations as a tango specialist at Adelaide Festival (with Tangalo).