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Spirit of Christmas Music Recital

Date: Dec, Tuesday 13th 5:30 PM - Dec, Tuesday 13th 6:15 PM

Join us in celebrating the Spirit of Christmas with free music recitals daily from Monday 12 December to Thursday 15 December, 5.30pm - 6.15pm at Wesley Uniting Church, corner of William & Hay Streets, Perth.

Today, Tuesday 13th, features Alexis Chin (guitar) and Elena Wittkuhn (cello).

Program

Sonata Op. 61
I. allegro
Joaquin Turina (1882 –1949)

Lute Suite No. 2
Prelude
Fugue
Sarabande
Gigue
Double
J.S. Bach (1680 – 1750)

Historie Du Tango
Cafe 1930

Astor Piazolla (1933 – 1990)

Introduction and Caprice
Giulio Regondi (1822 – 1872)

Alexis Chin (guitar)

After being exposed to the vibrant sound world of Spanish guitar repertoire at the age of 13, Alexis was immediately inspired to put playing guitar as his primary interest. 

Alexis has recently completed his third year of Bachelor of Music studies at the UWA Conservatorium of Music, majoring in Classical Guitar. He is involved in performances of well-known guitar works, newly composed works as well as experimental improvisatory music.

In 2021, he was a grand finalist at the Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition, the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere. Alexis is a Wesley Scholar as well as a guitar teacher at the UWA Junior Music School and Scotch College.

Elena Wittkuhn (cello)

Elena Wittkuhn is a Perth-born cellist and 2020 recipient of the Wesley Music Scholarship. Since beginning lessons in primary school, she has always been passionate about sharing the joy of cello with her community, having played in ensembles such as the West Australian Youth Orchestra, West Coast Philharmonic, Opus WA, and the Kobe Philharmonic in Japan.

Recently, Elena has played as principal cellist in the Perth Orchestra Project, South Perth and St. George's Chamber Orchestras, as well having had the privilege to collaborate with local composer Lydia Gardiner, and premiere her virtuosic work for solo cello, “Unwind Me”.

This year marks Elena’s completion of her Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia, under the cello tutelage of Suzanne Wijsman. In 2023, Elena will travel to Adelaide to perform with the Australian Youth Orchestra, and looks forward to further developing in her career as a cellist and educator.  

 

Proudly supporting the Christmas Bowl Appeal

We wish you all a most beautiful Christmas and an inspiring 2023 to come.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Music at Wesley Angela Currie for further information of our music events angelac@ucic.org.au 

Contact us

UCIC OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS:

  • Level 1, 97 William Street
    Perth WA 6000
  • Email: admin@ucic.org.au
    Phone: 08 6103 4222