Dear friends of the Wagner Society NSW
WSNSW — A SECOND JANUARY EVENT: In-person recital on Sunday 30 January 2022
2.00pm [AEDT]: Recital by sopranos Rebecca MacCallion and Bronwyn Douglass,
and Bradley Kunda (pianist)
with Lieder by composers including Brahms,
Wolf, Wagner, Berg, Marx and Richard Strauss
3.30pm: Afternoon tea
Members $40 / non-members $45 / full-time students $20
St Columba Community Centre,
53A Ocean Street (cnr Forth Street), Woollahra
Members of the public are most welcome!
About Rebecca MacCallion
Rebecca MacCallion holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University, and is an alumna of the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program. She has performed the roles of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for the Berlin summer Opernfest, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and La Sorella Infermiera in Puccini’s Sour Angelica with Pacific Opera. In 2018, Rebecca appeared in various supporting roles in the Sydney Philharmonic Choirs’ 2018 production of Candide at the Sydney Opera House (directed by Mitchell Butel). Rebecca’s recital credits include a solo concert in the Art Gallery of NSW’s esteemed Resonate series, nationwide broadcasts in ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live series, and a recital for the Project Cancíon Español (Spain). Rebecca is a recipient of The Australia-Britain Society Award for Voice, and grants from the Wagner Society in NSW and the Friends of the ANU School of Music. She holds a Master’s degree in speech and language pathology from the University of Sydney.
About Bradley Kunda
Bradley Kunda is a unique musical talent whose career has seen him specialise in both classical guitar and collaborative piano performance, working across chamber music, opera, art song, and contemporary classical music. Bradley started his career as a classical guitarist, and for ten years was a member of Australia’s premier guitar quartet Guitar Trek. His commercial recordings on the Naxos, ABC Classics and Soundset Recordings labels have earned him critical acclaim. Following nearly two years of study with the late conductor and educator Richard Gill OA, Bradley turned to his second instrument, the piano. He has since enjoyed collaborations with several outstanding Australian singers including Christine Douglas, Green-Room award winner Nicholas Jones, and numerous talented singers within the Pacific Opera Young Artist Program. Bradley has served as répétiteur for the North Sea Vocal Academy (Denmark), the New Zealand Singing School, and the Berlin Opera Academy, the latter for which his attendance was supported financially by the Wagner Society in NSW. In 2020 Bradley relocated to Berlin, where he continued his studies in collaborative piano and operatic Korrepetition with Ara Khachaturian and Philip Mayers. Bradley holds a PhD in classical guitar performance from the Australian National University (ANU), and a Master’s of Performance in collaborative piano from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has held teaching positions at the ANU School of Music, and the University of Newcastle School of Creative Arts. Bradley is also a designer and currently works as a Senior Designer for MuseScore, a music notation program used by over 5 million people.
Rebecca and Bradley performing at the Wagner Society Christmas Concert & Party on 17 November 2019
Bronwyn Douglass performing
With warm regards from the President and Committee of Wagner Society in NSW.
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