PhiloMusica November 19 2023
Kendall School of Arts
Kendall welcomes the brilliant pianist Nicholas Kennedy to perform a recital of masterworks by Handel, Beethoven and Brahms
I am so excited that the brilliant pianist Nicholas Kennedy will be performing for our next PhiloMusica recital on November 19 at the Kendall School of Arts. The recital commences at
2 pm and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 1 pm for which Nicholas is the special guest.
I recently heard Nicholas in Sydney and I was blown away by his artistry and power of mind.
I decided: Kendall simply must hear him! Fortunately, Nicholas agreed and told me in return that his great-grandmother actually grew up in Kendall. What an amazing connection…
A little about Nicholas: Acclaimed for his “stirring, magnetic and powerful” performances (Arts Hub), Sydney-born Nicholas Kennedy is among Australia’s most exciting young musicians. Nicholas made his concerto debut in 2014, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Kuring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra. He has subsequently appeared in Germany, the United Kingdom and throughout Australia. Besides performance, Nicholas is deeply engaged with music research, focusing on piano music of the nineteenth century and the intersection between analysis and praxis. An award-winning article on Chopin’s Fantasy Op. 49 has appeared in The Chopin Review, and in October 2023 he will be a presenter at the international artistic research symposium, Performers(’) Present, in Singapore. His debut album, featuring Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas, was released on the Orpheus Classical label in 2021 and is available on all major streaming platforms.
(President, Artistic Director Kendall National Violin Competition)
Kendall National Violin Competition Story
The Kendall National Violin Competition celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost performance opportunities for young violinists. Past finalists and winners of the Kendall National Violin Competition have embarked on impressive careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.
The Kendall National Violin Competition is supported by many generous supporters of the Hastings, Camden Haven and Mid North Coast communities and is administered by an honorary management committee based in Kendall.
Please support the competition with your donation. The Kendall National Violin Competition is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible.
KNVC 2023 DATES
Sunday November 19
Kendall School of Arts
Brilliant pianist Nicholas Kennedy will perform a recital of masterworks by Handel, Beethoven and Brahms
1 pm Pre-Concert Talk - Beethoven and Brahms (with Nicholas Kennedy).
2 pm Performance
G. F. Handel, Chaconne in G major
L. v. Beethoven, Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111
J. Brahms Sonata C major Op.1
Attendance at the pre-concert talk is free with a concert ticket. All profits from the concert benefit the Kendall National Violin Competition.