THE MONTEFIORE TRIO with VIV SZEKERES
23 June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Montefiore Trio return to Gallery One with special guest Viv Szekeres – former director of Adelaide’s Migration Museum, to present an exquisite evening of words and music.
Join them on a journey that will move you to laughter, to tears and to ponder life’s mysteries as life, art and ideas come together to create a very special experience.
From Bach to Piazzolla, AA Milne to Stevie Smith and the evocative questions of Pablo Neruda; an evening that will resonate long after the last words and notes ……………
Viv Szekeres – Readings
Viv Szekeres was born in Tamworth UK and studied art at the Birmingham College of Arts and Design in the 1950’s. She migrated to Adelaide in 1971. For 25 years of her working like she was the Director of the Migration Museum, Adelaide. In 2018 she received South Australia’s Lifelong History Achievement Award. Most recently her watercolour paintings are included in a publication she jointly produced with her daughter Jorji Gardener called Flight: an illustrated notebook of bird life and loss.
The Montefiore Trio are:
Shirin Lim – Violin
Born in Singapore, Shirin migrated to Adelaide with her family. After completing an Honours Degree in Performance at the University of Adelaide, she continued her studies in Germany. While living there for several years, Shirin managed to participate in masterclasses and courses in Europe. On her return to Adelaide, Shirin won the position of Principal 1st Violin in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In April 2022 she retired after 32 years in the ASO. Aside from orchestral playing, Shirin enjoys playing in chamber ensembles and teaching.
Claire Oremland – Cello
Originally from NZ, Claire arrived in Adelaide after completing a music degree in Auckland, followed by further studies in London. After 20 years in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and more study, she moved sideways into Arts Management. This included running the highly successful Elder Hall Lunchtime Concert Series and more recently managing Adelaide Youth Orchestras. Last year she realised how much she loved music and the cello. Dusting off the cobwebs, Claire is now enjoying a journey of rediscovery through playing again and teaching.
Lillian Camphausen- Piano
Born in Malaysia, Lillian spent her early childhood in Singapore and moved to Adelaide in 1969 where she studied piano with Noreen Stokes and Clemens Leske. After living in Germany, Brisbane and Sydney for 40 years, Lillian is very happy to be back in Adelaide, and enjoys accompanying and playing chamber music.