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Dear <<First Name>>,
As we foreshadowed last week, based on advice issued by health authorities to slow COVID-19 spread in the community, Recitals Australia has decided to Internet live stream the remainder of the Autumn Lunch Hour Series for 2020.

We feel it is important to continue this series to both enable our emerging artists to perform in front of a (virtual) live audience, and also to continue our important role of bringing quality classical music to the community. The benefit additionally is that you will be able to join us remotely from home (or, your office).

Our first broadcast will take place on Wednesday, 25 March, at 12:30pm. We ask your forgiveness, if things do not go 100% to plan!

You can join us via the following methods:
The concert will also be available for later viewing via our website and Vimeo.

The series culminates with a prestigious final on Saturday June 13, where the best of the season compete for the Berenice Harrison Prize of up to $1000.

The full program of the whole season is available on our website at or you can download the PDF to print at home.

If you enjoy the concert, we are asking patrons to consider donating $5, the normal door price for a Lunch Hour Series ticket, to help support our efforts with this initiative. Donations are tax deductible.

100% of money donated will go directly to our emerging artists through our programs. You can donate online at

The concerts will last for approximately one hour.

If you have any friends that would appreciate this information, please do forward this email or ask them to visit to sign themselves up for their own e-mail - much appreciated you helping spread the word. And of course, do let me know if you have any questions or comments, love to hear from you.

Wednesday March 25

Ivan Skawronski 
Damien Mansfield

Wolfgang A. Mozart  (1756-1791)
Violin Concerto No.3   

Vittorio Monti (1868 – 1922) 

25' | 4'
Kate Hwang
Simón Pazos Quintana
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75)
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
I – Allegro non troppo
II – Allegro
III – Largo
IV – Allegro


Ivan Skawronski completed his Bachelor of Music in 2017, having been awarded The John Robert Mitchell Violin Prize for the most outstanding senior violin student in the Elder Conservatorium. In 2018 he performed as soloist with the Limestone Coast Symphony Orchestra and in 2019 he performed the world première of his Infernal Fantasia. He also composed Adventure to the Limestone Caves, a large-scale work for a small ensemble of eclectic instruments, and led its première performance in the Blanche Cave.      

Damien studied piano with esteemed English pianist Lance Dossor in Adelaide 1966-1972, while a medical student.  As a collaborative pianist, he appeared widely in Australia and the USA, in England, the Netherlands and Canada, drawing special praise from the New York Times for his “expressive intensity”.

Kate Hwang is currently studying her Honours Degree in cello at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Simon Cobcroft. Over the last few years, she has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camps and she was featured as the principal cellist with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Kate also has been the recipient of the James Whitehead Scholarship. She recently performed the first two Bach cello suites in Carclew House as part of the Illuminated: J.S. Bach Concert Series, and Brahms’ String Quartet in C Minor as part of the Top Class Concert in Elder Hall.

Simón Pazos Quintana is a classical pianist, chamber musician and accompanist. He completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Elder Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Professor Stefan Ammer. Simón was one of the finalists of the 2019 Geoffrey Parsons Award for accompanying.
Lewis Blanchard, ClarinetRecitals Australia presents the Lunch Hour Series as part of our educational and outreach programs. It aims to support and mentor young emerging artists and provides valuable performance opportunities in front of an audience

The program is entirely supported through donations. We'd appreciate any assistance you can give us, and are happy to discuss a donation on the phone on 08 8236 7499 or you can donate directly online at

The Series culminates in the special Awards Final on Saturday 13 June, which will see eligible musicians from that series compete for individual awards of up to $1000, including the Berenice Harrison Prize.

Supporting South Australian emerging artists and musicians for nearly 50 years, Recitals Australia is entirely run by a volunteer council and relies on donations to support all of our programs. We thank our donors and partners for their support of the 2020 Spring Series: 5MBS Radio, Pilgrim Uniting Church, Musica Viva, ArtFuel by I-Nex and many individual donors and volunteers.

Look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Best wishes.

Mark de Raad
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