Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm
The Concourse, Chatswood

409 Victoria Av, Chatswood, 2067         Directions

Peter Ellis:   Conductor
Benett Tsai: Cello
Barbara (Yuanyuan) Jin:   Mezzo soprano

Debussy: La Mer
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
Kezia Yap: eggshell
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky


with the Willoughby Symphony Choir and choirs from Barker College and Abbotsleigh


Adults $40
Pensioner $30
Student/junior $12

Tickets available here

Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm in upper foyer of The Concourse.

The widely appreciated Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra is spreading its wings to deliver a concert in the marvellous acoustic of The Concourse which will not fail to leave audiences with a glow of awe and inspiration. The Concourse allows audiences to be part of the full scale orchestral and choral sound experience but up close and personal.

Benett Tsai - cello

Remarked as “dazzling and assured in his charismatic heartfelt playing which is full of fluid intensity” (Sydney Arts Guide), Benett Tsai has had his mainstage debut at the 2017 Musica Viva’s Huntington Estate Music Festival, playing the Grieg Cello Sonata with pianist Ian Munro and the Kodály Duo with violinist Alexandre da Costa. He has also appeared with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas Milton, the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Steven Hillinger and the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy under Aiko Goto. Benett’s performances have been broadcasted live by ABC Classic FM and FM 102.5.

Barbara (Yuanyuan) Jin - mezzo soprano

Chinese mezzo-soprano Barbara (Yuanyuan) Jin studied for three years on scholarship at the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China. In 2013, she relocated to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to complete her Bachelor of Music as a recipient of the International Student First Prize Scholarship. She currently graduated in Masters of Opera Performance, studying with Maree Ryan AM. She is a recipient of the Diane Wishart and Quin Quin Foundation scholarships. She is in the 2017 Young Artist Program with Pacific Opera.

Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis is a native of Halifax, UK and read Music at the University of Birmingham, studying violin, organ and conducting. He was Music Director of the Birmingham University Chamber Choir and also a member of the renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, performing at the BBC Proms, on BBC Radio and Channel 4 television and on the Gramophone award winning EMI recording of Syzmanowski’s King Roger.