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Final Twilight Concert for 2017 - ALUMNI TRIO to perform chamber music

11 Oct 2017 | Tags:
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Maree Kilpatrick (Photo credit: Helen Kilpatrick)
The final Twilight Concert for 2017 at USQ Artsworx will be on Wednesday the 25th October at 6pm.

The USQ Alumni Trio, Matthew Henry (cello), Maree Kilpatrick (piano) and Nicola Hayden (flute) (all Joyce Campbell-Lloyd Scholarship winners) will take you on a musical journey through the Australian classical music world. These three highly accomplished musicians will play together, at the last ever Twilight Concert, to celebrate the USQ 25/50 anniversary.

The night will include a world premiere of a new celebratory work by Michael Bakrnchev, which was commissioned to commemorate USQ’s anniversary – 50 years in higher education and 25 years as a university. A multi-award-winning composer, Michael Bakrnčev is one of Australia’s most highly-driven and successful young professionals in that field, having composed works for orchestras such as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The USQ Alumni Trio will present a selection of classical works in celebration of USQ’s anniversary, including two works by Australian composer Mary Mageau, originally composed for the Brisbane Baroque Trio of which former USQ cello lecturer Gary Williams was a member. The program also includes works by Eugene Goosens and Nikolai Kapustin’s trio in jazz style, culminating in a celebratory world premiere of Streams of Silver, composed by Michael Bakrnčev. Michael began his tertiary music studies at USQ and is now a multi award winning composer. USQ has commissioned this work especially for this concert. All three performers are USQ alumni and Joyce Campbell-Lloyd scholarship recipients now working in music
performance and education.

As a USQ Master of Music graduate, Nicola Hayden was awarded the University’s 2007 Joyce Campbell Lloyd scholarship for overseas musical study. Together with the award of the 2008 Empire Theatre Foundation’s Brian Boak Developing Performer Bursary she studied with professional flautists in the UK and USA and attended flute masterclasses and summer schools. Nicola performs regularly as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, has 20 years flute teaching experience in colleges and private studio and is the flute lecturer at USQ. This year she launched her own online flute teacher training program.

Maree Kilpatrick studied piano under the late Dr Marilyn Meier-Kapavale at the USQ, graduating with First Class Honours and awards including the Dean’s Prize for Music, a Faculty Medal, and a University Medal. In 2012, as a recipient of the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship, Maree spent three months studying with pianists in England, France and Austria. Maree has been active for several years in the Toowoomba region as a freelance pianist and music tutor, and is currently studying Masters of Music (Performance) under Stephen De Pledge at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. 

A reception in the USQ Arts Gallery will follow the recital – refreshments will be served.

For more information please call Artsworx Box Office on 07 46311111 or visit