Wednesday evenings 6.00 for 6.30pm at Roseville Memorial Club
Som Howie, Chatswood High School 2007
Som Howie, is now in his 3rd year of BMus at Sydney Con, is now Principal Clarinetist in the Sydney Con. Symphony Orchestra and in May 2010 was performing with the Orchestra in Germany. He is a finalist in the Con concerto competition to be decided later in the year.
Som continues to gain high honours and demonstrate leadership in his B.Mus at the Conservatorium.
Louise Peake, Willoughby Girls High School 2008
Louise Peake, is now in her 2nd year of B Mus at Sydney Con, and is very excited at being selected to play in a Saxophone quartet at World Expo in Shanghai in July 2010. She will be performing in the Australian Pavilion. As well as giving solo recitals at the Con, Louise has also formed a sax quartet playing contemporary music. She’s also keeping up her soccer practice and playing!
Louise is gaining outstanding results in her B.Mus at the Conservatorium.
Alex Mau, Chatswood High School 2009
Alexander Mau is now in the selective stream of year10 at Chatswood High School. He has continued to study Piano but is also playing French Horn in the School Orchestra. “Winning the GWMMS of $2,000 last year (2009) was just the greatest thing that happened to me in Music up till then”, Alexander said at this year’s Scholarship Final. Since that Award Alex has travelled to Europe with the orchestra. Earlier this year Alex had the excitement of playing a recital on the Steinway Concert Grand at the Theme and Variations Steinway Showroom. His comment? “It was awesome!”
Alex is continuing his music studies in Year 11 at Chatswood High School
Michael Augenicos, Chatswood High School 2010
Michael, whose instrument is tenor saxophone, plays a key role in his school ensembles and in concerts for senior citizens as a leader and soloist. He achieved a high distinction in his AMEB exams and in his spare time plays Australian Rules Football (presumably as a ruckman in view of his height). Hopefully the Swans will appreciate his multiple talents sooner rather than later. Initially he played ‘Andante et Bolero’ by Jules Demerssen, one of the earliest solo pieces composed for saxophone and was accompanied by last year’s winner Alexander Mau. He was then joined by his band consisting of Liam Burrows (piano), Jack Single (bass) and Joe Brown (drums) in a stirring performance of ‘Wee Dot’ by JJ Johnson.
Michael is continuing his music studies in year 12 at Chatswood High School.