CANBERRA violinist Jack Chenoweth joins pianist Meriel Owen will perform a concert “In Memory of Richard Pollett” at the Wesley Music Centre on Wednesday in Forrest.The program, commemorating the brilliant young violinist with The Australian Youth Orchestra who died in a road accident in 2011, aged 25, includes Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s “Passacaglia” for Solo Violin in G Minor, Andrew Ford’s “Cradle Song (to the memory of Richard Pollett)” for Violin and Piano and J.S. Bach Partita no 2 in D minor for Solo Violin BWV 1004.
Chenoweth grew up in Canberra and studied the violin with Gillian Bailey-Graham and then later with Barbara Jane Gilby at the ANU School of Music. He then went on to study with Monica Curro and Paul Wright at the Australian National Academy of Music.
A former Wesley Scholar, he has extensive experience performing solo, chamber and orchestral music as well as experience as a writer and program editor for organisations such as the Sydney Symphony. He is now completing a law degree at the ANU and is an editor of the Federal Law Review.
Owen is both a pianist and harpist. She lived in the US from 1995 to 2006 and completed a Master of Arts in Theology at Catholic Theological Union (Chicago) in 1999, also graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Master of Music in collaborative piano studying with Rita Sloan.
In Memory of Richard Pollett, at Wesley Music Centre 20 National Circuit, Wednesday May 1 12:40pm to 1:20pm. Paper note entry or concession $2. Refreshments $2.
No bookings required. Tickets at the door.