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Sat, 09 Sept



Musical Recital: More Music

Music Recital with Aiden Sullivan Following the success of his first recital, Aiden returns again this year after studying a year abroad with some of the most prominent violists in Europe to perform an exciting and varied program of both classic and modern works.

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Musical Recital: More Music
Musical Recital: More Music

Time & Location

09 Sept 2023, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ACST

Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

About the event

Music Recital with Aiden Sullivan

Members will remember Aiden Sullivan as formerly a member of staff at the club who left us in 2022 to do his masters degree in viola in Cologne. Before his departure he performed for us in two wonderful evening recitals. We are delighted that he has agreed to perform for us again during his next visit to Adelaide in September.

The programme will include:









Time: 6:00pm for 6:15pm start

Dress: Jacket and Tie

Price: $95.00 (includes one hour recital followed by two course dinner and club beverages)

RSVP: By 5PM, Wednesday 6 September 2023

CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge of the ticket price

Aiden Sullivan

Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, Aiden received his Bachelor of Music from the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide, graduating with first class honours under the tutelage of both Keith Crellin and Stephen King. In the summer of 2022, he moved to Germany and is currently undertaking a master’s degree with Alexander Zemtsov at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne.

Since moving to Germany, he has worked with the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen, participated in an academy with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, performed and had masterclasses with Máté Szücs as part of the Hellens Music Festival, UK, and has recently been awarded a scholarship by the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein to perform on a regular basis during the 23/24 season.

He was also chosen to perform in Grafenegg, Lower Austria, as part of the 2023 Grafenegg Academy and has more recently taken part in the Thy Masterclass and Chamber Music Festival, Northern Denmark, where he performed chamber music alongside well known professors from both Belgium and Germany.

Aiden’s study in Germany is generously assisted by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, the University of Adelaide, the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation, as well as the Government of South Australia through Carclew.

Stephen van der Hoek

Stephen van der Hoek, born in Florence, grew up in Adelaide. He took up piano at an early age, and studied privately, mostly with Irina Lioubimova. While young, he won many first prizes for piano and composition, including the Adelaide Eisteddfods, the Young Composers’ Award, and the McDonalds Performing Arts Challenge in Sydney. He also studied harpsichord and organ, and has conducted choirs.

In 2008, Stephen won first prize for the Adelaide Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Competition with his performance of Medtner’s Piano Concerto No 2, and also first prize at the Young Performer of the Year Award in Sydney, with his performances of Bach, Ligeti, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Stephen regularly gives solo concerts in Adelaide on the piano and organ.

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