In this video: Acclaimed Melbourne duo clarinettist Lloyd Van’t Hoff and pianist Peter de Jager perform inspiring music from the far corners of the world.

About Lloyd Van’t Hoff: Born in Darwin, Lloyd Van’t Hoff is fast building a career as one of Australia’s most dynamic and versatile young clarinetists, creators and educators. This year Lloyd performs as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician at festivals and venues around Australia and the world, and continues his passionate advocacy for music education and new music through teaching and commissioning work. In 2015 Lloyd was crowned the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year. He is a founding member of award-winning chamber ensemble Arcadia Winds, which Musica Viva named as its inaugural FutureMakers artist. Lloyd studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under Paul Dean, Floyd Williams and David Thomas . More recently, Lloyd has studied with esteemed pedagogue Yehuda Gilad in Banff, Canada.

About Peter de Jager: Peter de Jager is one of Australia’s most exciting keyboard players. His repertoire is diverse, encompassing all periods of western classical music. He is currently on faculty at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) as an Associate Artist, and works regularly as a collaborative pianist. Peter won the inaugural Australian International Chopin Competition in 2011, and in 2016 he was awarded second prize in the Australian National Piano Award, as well as Best Australian Competitor in the 2013 Southern Highlands International Piano Competition. In 2017 he was awarded ‘Performance of the Year’ at the Australian Music Centre’s Art Music Awards for the premiere of Chris Dench’s 100-minute Piano Sonata, which he commissioned. He has three times participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy. In 2013 he recorded a critically acclaimed album of French Oboe Sonatas with oboist Ben Opie. He co-wrote and continues to perform Reception: The Musical with Bethany Simons, which was nominated for a Greenroom Award. Peter’s compositions are starting to gain attention, having received commissions and performances from Astra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Speak Percussion, Syzygy and Arcadia Winds.

PROGRAM

MISSY MAZZOLI 00:00:26
Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos

HOLLY HARRISON 00:09:38
The Mad Tea Party

PETER DE JAGER 00:16:55
Latin Rhapsody

CARL MARIA VON WEBER 00:24:40
Grand Duo Concertant Op.48
I Allegro con fuoco
II Andante con moto
III Rondo: Allegro

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