CelloBration

Saturday 7 May

3.00pm
Saturday 7 May
Conservatorium Theatre

PROGRAM:

David Popper – Requiem for 3 Cellos and Piano|
David Requiro, Kelly Lee, Meta Weiss, cellos, Stephen Emmerson, piano|
Giovanni Sollima – Arboreto Salvatico for 2 Cellos
Meta Weiss & David Requiro, cellos
Arvo Pärt – Da Pacem Domine for Cello Quartet
David Requiro, Kelly Lee, Meta Weiss, Andy Leask, cellos
Heitor Villa Lobos – Bachianas Brasilieras No. 1 for Cello Ensemble
DR Meta Weiss, Kelly Lee, Julia Janiszewski, Oliver Russell, Georgia Ostenfield, Ngaio Toombes, Charlotte Low, Raechel Suh, Julian Sharp, Andy Leask.

ABOUT DR META WEISS
San Francisco native Dr Meta Weiss (pronounced MAY-ta) made her international debut at age seven in Utrecht, Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. An acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, her performances have taken her to venues throughout the US and internationally, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, The Kimmel Center, Melbourne Recital Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Cidade Das Artes (Brazil), and Teatro Britanico (Peru).

Top prize-winner in numerous competitions, including the Washington International, Irving M. Klein, Seattle LMC, Carmel Music Society, NFMC Young Artist, and Schadt Competitions, Weiss has also been featured on National Public Radio, including as guest artist on the shows A Prairie Home Companion, Performance Today, and Northwest Focus Live. As a member of the cello-rock group Break of Reality, she was selected by the US Department of State as  “musical ambassador” for the American Music Abroad Program, touring across America, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Brazil. Entendre, the debut album of duoW, her violin-cello duo, released on the Grammy award-winning Sono Luminus label, is the winner of the Violoncello Foundation’s Listener’s Choice Award. She also performs as a member of the Weiss-Requiro Duo, which released its first album in December 2015, entitled A Dué Celli.

Weiss joined the faculty at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2015 as Senior Lecturer in Cello, and holds degrees from Rice University (BM) and Juilliard (MM), where she is also completing her Doctor of Musical Arts studies. She performs on a Gioffredo Cappa cello, c. 1690, generously provided for her by an anonymous supporter.