Concert line-up hits even higher note for 2017

Flinders University’s 2017 concert series will bring some outstanding musicians of international standing to the Hub and the Library’s Noel Stockdale Room.

The concerts are open to staff, students and the public and entry is by donation.

Dean Newcomb (clarinet) and Michael Ierace (piano) will play in this year’s first concert, at the Noel Stockdale Room.

When: Wednesday 22 March at 1pm.

About the Performers

Principal Clarinettist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Dean Newcomb has performed with orchestras both in Australia and overseas.

His solo concerto performances with the Queensland Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Schoenberg Ensemble were critically acclaimed, with reviewers praising his “musical gifts, technical finesse and outstanding ability” (The Advertiser).

Dean regularly performs as a recital and chamber musician in Australia, most notably with The Australia Ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, Ensemble le Monde and the Hamer String Quartet for the opening of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Dean is a D’Addario Woodwinds artist.

Following completion of his Honours degree and success in local and national competitions, Michael Ierace gained the prestigious Elder Overseas Scholarship, enabling him to further his studies at the Royal College of Music.

While there, he was selected as an RCM Rising Star and was awarded the Hopkinson Silver medal in the Chappell Competition. Michael was selected as a Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment holding the Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship for two years.

He won several Competitions including both the Keyboard and Accompanist prize in the Royal Over-Seas Music Competition and has performed in many of the UK’s major concert venues.

Flinders’ lunchtime concerts home page is here:

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