Visiting international artists Simone Easthope & Benjamin Moser will be presenting a recital at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music of songs and solo piano works of Schumann, Debussy, Granados and Mussorgsky.
You are invited to come along and enjoy this wonderful performance by these two very special guests.
Tickets $27 adults, $17 concession/student, $10 RCM student.
Tickets are available through the RCM Office or can be purchased at the door the night of the concert.
Phone: 02 69253522 www.rivconmusic.org.au
Simone Easthope, a soprano from Aberdeen NSW, now based in Berlin, Germany, is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has studied with Edith Wiens and Maree Ryan. She is the recipient of the Higley Scholarship, the Opera Foundation of Australia’s Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship (2010), and the Kia-Ora Music Grant (2003-2006). Ms. Easthope’s opera roles include Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten, Therese/Tirésias in Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc, Angelique in Angelique by Jacques Ibert and Despina in Così fan Tutte. A keen recitalist, she enjoys performing in particular art song and Lied of the early romantics. In 2015 she was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Das Lied competition in Berlin, Germany. She won third prize in the International Robert Schumann Competition, held in Zwickau every four years. She featured as soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah under the baton of Maestro Helmuth Rilling, with the Orchestra e Coro Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. She was a participant in the 2015 Internationale Meistersinger Akademie, in Neumarkt, Germany, with performances broadcast on the Bavarian Radio.
Benjamin Moser, a pianist from Berlin, Germany came to international attention in June 2007 as a prizewinner in the prestigious Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow, in which he received the prize for the best interpretation of Tchaikovsky, as well as the audience prize. In January of that year he also won first prize in the International Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York, as well as eight additional special prizes and recitals in, among other venues, Paris (Gulbenkian Centre), Washington (Kennedy Centre) and New York (Carnegie Zankel Recital Hall). Since then, Benjamin has performed regularly, both in solo recital, and as soloist with orchestra. These performances include the Tchaikvsky concerto at the Dubrovnik Festival, concertos by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt and Tchaikovsky in the Munich Herkulesaal and in the Alte Oper Frankfurt with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 he performed Rachmaninov's Paganini Variations with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He played Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie under Andris Nelsons. He has also played this concerto in the Tonhalle Zurich, with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic with conductor Wojciech Rajski, and again in 2011 for the Marienbad Chopin Festival. In addition, he has played concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg and Rachmaninov and recitals with works by Bach through to contemporary composers throughout the US and in Argentina, Germany, England, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.