SOLOS for harp by Carlos Salzedo and Nigel Westlake and duets for harp and flute by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Joseph Jongen, Désiré-Emile Inghelbrecht and Claude Debussy are on the menu for tomorrow’s “Wednesday Lunchtime Live” concert at Wesley Music Centre.
Harpist Rowan Phemister, a Wesley Music instrumental scholar, will join fellow scholar, flautist Matthew Ventura, in the performance.
Phemister is a Year 12 student from Yass who has been studying the harp with Alice Giles since he was nine years of age. part of the ANU School of Music pre-tertiary Year 12 and chamber music programs, he is principal harpist with the Canberra Youth Orchestra and also participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camps this year and last. At the 5th Australian Harp Festival last year he was awarded first place in the Under 18 section.
Ventura is studying a Bachelor of Music on Bassoon with Rick McIntyre at the ANU School of Music. In 2012 he received his AMusA Flute diploma with distinction, and continues to study flute with Virginia Taylor. He has been selected as finalist in last year’s Australian Flute Festival Young Artists Competition. He is also a member of Canberra Symphony Orchestra, ANU Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Wind Ensemble, and a Canberra-based wind quintet he established last year.
Concert by Rowan Phemister and Matthew Ventura, Wednesday, July 9 – 12.40pm to 1.20pm at Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT Cost: Entry $5 minimum, concession $2 – pensioner, full-time student, children under 12. No bookings required. Tickets at the door.