Kangara Concert Series 2017
French Impressions featuring the Renoir Ensemble

Date: Sunday, 27 August 2017
Time: 2.15pm, audience is asked to arrive 15 minutes early
Where: Cooinda Hall, Kangara Waters, 2 Joy Cummings Place Belconnen
Cost: $25 all tickets, cash at door. Price includes a generous afternoon tea

Next up in the Kangara Concert Series is a delightful concert by the Renoir Ensemble - Anna Murakawa, violin, Anneliese McGee-Collett, cello & Kimberley Steele, piano titled French Impressions featuring works by Roussel, Chopin and Chaminade'.

Come and enjoy this bouquet of beautiful French chamber music to lift the spirit and hear the soaring combination of strings and piano!

Anna Murakawa, originally from Brazil, has studied and played violin in many countries around the world, including Bulgaria and the USA. Teaching at the University of Louiseville, before moving to Australia, Anna now teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium, and is delighted to be joining Kimberley and Anneliese in the Renoir Ensemble.

Anneliese McGee-Collett studied at the ANU School of Music with David Pereira, and in 2011, won the ANU Margot Lewin Prize for Cellists. She has performed in a number of professional productions including Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Mary Poppins. She also performs regularly in the annual Canberra International Music Festival, and Voices in the Forest. At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music she was awarded the Patricia Bell Merit Scholarship for her postgraduate studies, and is undertaking a Master of Music, Performance, studying with Julian Smiles.

Kimberley Steele’s passion for music has led her to work in diverse roles: accompanist, Sydney Conservatorium, ANU School of Music, Education Lecturer, Australian Catholic University, Classroom music teacher in several schools, Musical Director of St Clare’s College production of Cats, and as a freelance artist she founded the foray quintet and Steele-Knight Duo. In 2016 she performed alongside Sumi Jo and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and directed her third successful season with Strange Weather Gospel Choir.

For further information and details of all concerts, please phone Chrissie Shaw Mobile: 0407 079 748 or visit www.musicatkangara.wordpress.com

Image: Anneliese McGee-Collette, Anna Murakawa, Kimberley Steele. Photo by Kimberley Steele.