The program will feature:
Shostakovich Cello and Piano Sonata
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata
imon Cobcroft, cello
Simon Cobcroft is a prolific and versatile performer of solo, orchestral and chamber music in Australia and further afield. Since 2014 he has been Principal Cello with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and has also held the positions of Associate Principal Cello with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (2012-2014), and Sub-Principal Cello with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (2003-2011). He is a founding member of the Lyrebird Trio, winners of the Piano Trio and Audience prizes at the 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition, and resident at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and at the Center for the Arts in Banff, Canada.
Konstantin Shamray, piano
Konstantin is the first and only competitor to date in the 40 years of the Sydney International Piano Competition to win both First and People’s Choice Prizes, in addition to six other prizes. Immediately following his unprecedented success, he undertook a tour of 27 performances throughout all Australian states and territories. He partnered with the Australian String Quartet for their 13-concert National Subscription Tour of 2009 and recorded CDs for the labels Naxos, ABC Classics and Fonoforum.