There was a bounteous plenitude of performers at Wesley when the Scholars presented. Not all Scholars, but 6 is lots in 40 minutes, and they were a capable lot. Core was possibly Bernice Chua who was accompanist for both Zoe Loxley Slump and Yona Su, oboe and viola. They swapped a little with Zoe playing two shortish Saint Saens movements, then Yona a longer Alfred Hill movement, then Zoe returning for a short Oboe tango. Then a change of all, with Emma Warburton playing a flute on Reinecke with accompaniment by Ronan Apcar. So a mix of performers and styles and very well received. Bernice is now studying performance in Salzburg but I think the others are all advanced students at the School of Music. Whatever, it was a fascinating mix of tones and composers and exposure to some seriously upcoming artists. Two are to join the winter academy at the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra; another was performing for Megan and CIMF that very night at Ainslie Arts Centre. That was Ronan, but he might just be a Scholar ring-in pm the day. Either way, busy all round and impressive and it all bodes well. Much enjoyed.
Zoe Loxley Slump (oboe), Yona Su (viola), Emma Warburton (flute), Bernice Chua and Ronan Apcar (piano) performed as Wesley Scholars at Wesley.