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Anna Da Silva Chen for web - formatted FINAL MET CONCERT FOR 2015

 Tchaikovsky, Sibelius & 2016 Season Introduction

Saturday November 14, 8pm, Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC  

SIBELIUS            SYMPHONY no 2
Conductor:          Sarah-Grace Williams
Violin: Anna Da Silva Chen (Grand Finalist ABC Young Performer Awards 2014)


A grand concert to celebrate the end of another momentous year of marvelous music making will also officially introduce TMO’s 2016 performance season. The final Met Concert for 2015 features young Australian virtuoso violinist Anna Da Silva Chen in one of the best known violin concertos of all time, and one of the most technically difficult works for the violin by Tchaikovsky. This performance will not only be a fitting end to the 2015 season, but an indication of what’s to come in 2016 as TMO continue their support of exciting Australian soloists and composers.

A grand finalist of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards in 2012 to 2014, Anna also won the Professor Jack Richards String Player Award (2014) at the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand and the inaugural Ian Dunsmore Memorial Prize (2013), was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in Beijing and also won the 2011 Kendall National Violin Competition and National Fine Music FM 102.5 Young Performer Award.

“Anna is a passionate young performer with a warm personality who can connect with her audience. After recently conducting Anna in concert, I am excited to bring her to TMO where her style and professionalism will be a perfect match with TMO’s natural energy,” said Sarah-Grace Williams, TMO’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.

Anna has performed as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and the ACO Academy Orchestra at City Recital Hall. She has also appeared as soloist with the Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.

Bringing an end to the 2015 season will be the bold and unconventional work of Sibelius’ Second Symphony. Inspired by the warmth and ease of an Italian seaside coastal town, the romantic work popularly dubbed the ‘Symphony of Independence’, moves from warm and gentle beginnings to a grandiose finale which will leave the audience wanting more.

NB: The A-One Cafe in the ABC Centre will be open from 7pm for pre-concert drinks and snacks.



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