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A Stunning Performance

Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Café Wood Works are active supporters of the 2015 National Young Virtuoso Awards in association with Canberra’s Artsound FM 92.7 Community Radio and the Australian Fine Music Network.

Gallery Exhibition Coordinator Stan d’Argeavel was on hand at The National Finals held this year at the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music on Sunday 29th November featuring the NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and ACT State Finalist winners.

Winner of this year’s competition was Magdalenna Krstevska from Victoria. Magdalenna (accompanied by pianist James Huntingford) gave a faultless performance, of Claude Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsody, Louis Spohr’s Clarinet Concerto No.2 op.57, mvt.3 and Robert Muczynski’s Time Piece for Clarinet and piano mvt4. to take this year’s award.

Magdalenna completed her honours in Clarinet Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and was recently accepted into the National Academy of Music.

Café Wood Works makes regular donations to Artsound FM from the staging of Concert/Dinners held in the Café featuring local, national and international jazz, blues and cabaret artists and groups.

The next concert and dinner on Saturday February 20, Blues in the Key of Jazz, features Canberra’s DJ Gosper with Mike Dooley and Rachel Thorne (In2Deep) and band

Pic. Magdalenna Krstevska after winning the 2015 Young Virtuoso Award at the ANU School of Music.

Group photo from left – Emeritus Professor Larry Sitsky AM, (Lt. Colonel Ian McLean AM, CSC, Wyana O’Keeffe, Marian Budos – adjudicators), Magdalenna (clarinet), Vincent Lo (cello), Jordan Paterson (piano) and Bernice Chua (piano).

Photos: Peter Hislop

Monday 07 December 2015