An all-Beethoven, live classical music experience performed by two talented pianists, followed by a light supper — that’s what Musica Viva Lismore has in store for Friday, July 4.

“This program was described by the Brisbane Courier Mail, May 19, 2008 as ‘excellent orchestral and texture in their playing … a joy to watch … an ambitious program – well realised.’ 

Pianists Brieley Cutting, left, and Angela Turner, below, have been fellow students and now musical collegues for about 15 years.

Lismore-born Brieley and Brisbane-based Angela have learnt from respected pianist and teacher Natasha Vlassenko at the Queensland Conservatorium.

Performances will include:

  • Symphony No1 in C for four hands, Beethoven
  • Sonata in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’ for solo piano, Beethoven
  • Symphony No.4 in Bb for four hands, Beethoven

Brieley Cutting has performed as a concerto soloist with many Australian symphony orchestras, as well as on ABC TV, 4MBS FM and ABC Classic FM. 

She received her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2001 and is currently completing a Master of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium.

She has been the recipient of many awards and prizes for her academic work, chamber music skills, and vocal accompaniment, and as a solo recitalist has won many prizes and scholarships.

In 2006 Brieley won the Keyboard Final of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and also was awarded the David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship.

Angela Turner graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2000 with the Conservatorium Medal for the highest performance and academic achievement in the Bachelor of Music Honours (First Class) in Performance degree. 

She continued her postgraduate studies and in 2003 completed her Master of Music at the Royal College of Music, London.

During her studies, Angela received numerous prestigious academic and performance awards and scholarships.

Active as piano soloist and chamber musician in a variety of ensembles, Angela has given recitals in Australia, Taiwan and England, and has been broadcast nationally on ABC-FM and 4MBS-FM radio.

  • Where and when: Friday, 4 July, 2008, 6pm, Lismore City Hall.
  • Tickets: Adults $15, concession $12, students $5 (this includes concert and supper).
  • Tickets available at: Dymocks, Molesworth St, Lismore; ABC Centre, River St, Ballina; at the door, if available.