LLOYD VAN’T HOFF (clarinet) AFCM concert [LIVE]
Australian Festival of Chamber Music concert presents a special event to bring acclaimed musician Lloyd Van’t Hoff back to Charters Towers where he spent time growing up, a starting his musical journey in a North Queensland high school with a borrowed clarinet. Now called one of the country's finest young chamber musicians, Lloyd will be on stage at The World Theatre for one concert only with the Lyrebird Duo (violin +viola) and Jennifer Yu (piano).
Adult $20; Conc $15; Student $15; Child $12
LLOYD VAN’T HOFF (clarinet) BIO
Born in Darwin Australia, Lloyd Van’t Hoff enjoys a career as a vibrant, young clarinettist, chamber musician, collaborator and educator.
Lloyd has shared, created and performed music all throughout the world. Performances at the Beijing International Festival of Modern Music (Beijing, China), Menhuin Festival (Gstaad, Switzerland), Mecklenberg-Vorpommen Festival (Germany), Grafenegg Summer Music Festival (Grafenegg, Austria) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Canada) have all showcased Lloyd’s versatility as a musician on a global scale. Closer to home, Lloyd has enjoyed great success having won the 2015 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award.
Lyrebird Duo (violin +viola) BIO
Hailing from Canberra, violinist Donica Tran is currently in her first year of training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Dr Robin Wilson. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) with Michele Walsh, where she was the recipient of several major awards and scholarships including the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship, QCGU International Travel Bursary, Audition Bursary, Vada Jefferies Bach Prize, and the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
A passionate chamber musician, Donica is a founding member of the prize-winning Emperor String Quartet, who have performed internationally and participated in masterclasses with celebrated artists from the Emmerson, Australian and Borodin String Quartets. She has enjoyed premiering the works of local composers as well as collaborating with celebrated artists such as Katie Noonan. She has also been selected to perform as a young artist in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Canberra International Music Festival and Brisbane Music Festival.
Donica has a love for orchestral music, and has enjoyed playing with the Australian Youth Orchestra and as a casual musician with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Donica has performed concerti with the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.
Adelaide-born cellist Nadia Barrow has delighted in performance opportunities that have taken her throughout the USA, Australia, France and New Zealand, appearing on some of the world’s great stages such as Carnegie Hall.
Nadia recently achieved her Bachelor of Music, with Distinction, at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where she had the privilege and joy of studying under internationally acclaimed cellists György Déri, Trish O’Brien, Molly Kadarauch, and Meta Weiss. Recipient of the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship, the Nora Baird Audition Bursary, and the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship, Nadia was winner of the Piatti Prize and Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize. Nadia took great joy in leading the cello sections of the Conservatorium Symphony and Opera Orchestra, playing side-by-side with Virginia Taylor and Julian Smiles, and performed the Lalo Cello Concerto in the 2020 Concerto Festival.
Nadia’s passion for solo and small ensemble performance has motivated frequent appearances in Recitals Australia and Musica Viva concert series, and she was exhilarated by her invitation to return and perform in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and North Australian Festival of Arts in the 2020 Professional Development Ensemble. Nadia made her professional concerto debut with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra as a 2017 prize-winner. Nadia is also a founding member of the Emperor String Quartet, an ambitious, award-winning ensemble who have participated in masterclasses with members of the Emerson, Australian, Borodin and New Zealand String Quartets among others.
Nadia has loved shaking up her musical adventures with performances alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Katie Noonan, touring with Michael Bublé, and sessional recording with the Australian Pirate Metal Band - Lagerstein. When not practicing her cello, Nadia is happiest when she is dancing enthusiastically anytime and anyplace, surrounded by the colour yellow, or chilling with her adorable nephews and puppy.
Nadia is really excited to move to Melbourne in 2021 to commence her first year of training with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Jennifer Yu (piano) BIO
Jennifer Yu is a pianist interested in creating meaningful, inclusive and relevant music experiences. Born in Brisbane, she currently lives and works in Melbourne, on unceded Wurundjeri country.
Jennifer is a recent graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music, where she studied with Timothy Young and received the Brett Dean Prize for Most Outstanding Performance of an Australian Work in her 2020 ANAM recital, and the 2019 ADFAS Yarra Prize for Most Outstanding Recital Program. She completed her Bachelor of Music with First-Class Honours on full scholarship at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music. Jennifer has also appeared as a concerto soloist with the South Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Conservatorium Orchestra.
A versatile collaborator who delights in shared music-making, Jennifer has played in numerous duos and chamber ensembles, with a diverse repertoire spanning the Baroque to the 21st-century.
Outside of music she loves practicing capoeira, mindfulness and languages.