The next concert presented by Gerringong Music Club, Ilir and Friends, will feature Ilir Merxhushi on cello, David Vance on piano, and Kyle Little on violin, playing Vivaldi, Shostakovich, Brahms, Arvo Pärt and Faure. It will introduce young cellist Isabelle Cork, playing a solo.
Ilir performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe before migrating to Australia from Albania in 2001. He has played with the Australia Opera and Ballet Orchestra under Simone Young, and now has an active teaching practice in Wollongong.
David studied piano at the Wollongong Conservatorium and pursued further studies in Italy, Austria and England. He taught at the University of Sydney and NSW Conservatorium of Music before teaching at the University of Wollongong as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative Arts from 1982 until his retirement in 2012.
The last member of the trio, Kyle, is Canadian and has studied under a number of well respected violinists, including master classes with Pinchas Zukerman, and has a number of awards for academic and musical achievement.
Together they are encouraging Isabelle, a talented student of Ilir’s from Nowra Anglican College. She began her cello lessons with Wilhelm Druckenbrodt while living in Germany.
Details: Sun 30 August, 2pm, Gerringong Town Hall.
Tickets are $20 at the door (doors open from 1.30pm). Free to members and students. Afternoon tea available.