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Duo Kneale - Yuan
Sunday 23 June - 3 PM

Bassoon and piano, works by Mikhail Glinka, Ian Whitney and Ben Hoadley

Matthew Kneale, bassoon - Yundi Yuan, piano 

Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as “a new star…who wields his instrument with virtuosic skill and with moves you usually associate with a rock guitarist”, Matthew Kneale is one of Australia’s leading lights on the bassoon.

He was the first ever bassoonist to be awarded the prestigious Freedman Classical Fellowship. Matthew used this award in late 2019 to embark on an international concert tour that aimed to shatter preconceived notions by presenting the bassoon as a brilliant solo and chamber entity in its own right, with a strong emphasis on music by Australia’s leading young composers.


Matthew returns to Yarragon Studio with pianist Yundi Yuan, and a program with Schumann's Fantasie Stücke Op 73, in an exciting version for bassoon and piano, and a brand new work for bassoon and piano, by composer Ian Whitney which apparently is based on the jewels of Tin-tin's famous opera singer Castafiore. the program will be concluded with an unexpected version of the well-known Glinka Trio Pathetique for reed instruments and piano. 

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