Armidale Recitals Series

Indulge your senses in an enchanting musical experience at the full-length evening recitals, featuring three of Australia’s most illustrious pianists, who also happen to be esteemed educators at our school. Once night falls the performance hall of the New England Conservatorium of Music comes alive with the resonant notes of these virtuosos, creating an ambiance of pure magic.

These recitals turn the stage into a canvas for artistic expression, as each pianist, a master of their craft and a mentor in our school, captivates the audience with unparalleled skill and interpretive prowess.

Featuring mesmerizing classical compositions, the repertoire showcases the diverse talents of our pianist-teachers. The evening recitals serve as a celebration of both their individual artistry and collective dedication to nurturing musical excellence.

As an attendee, you will find yourself surrounded by fellow enthusiasts who share a passion for the piano. The recitals not only offer a delightful evening of auditory splendour but also provide a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the extraordinary talent that defines our school’s faculty.

Join us for an unforgettable night, where pedagogy and performance join to create an experience that leaves you inspired and enriched

All recitals at 7:30pm

Upcoming Concerts

Armidale NSW
New England Conservatorium of Music
Adult $50
Concession $40
Armidale NSW
New England Conservatorium of Music
Adult $50
Concession $40
Armidale NSW
New England Conservatorium of Music
Adult $50
Concession $40


Konstantin Shamray (Thursday 18 April at 7:30pm)

Johann Sebastian Bach:
from 15 Inventions BWV 772-786
No.1 in C major BWV 772
No.2 in C minor BWV 773
No.5 in E♭ major BWV 776
No.8 in F major BWV 779
No.9 in F minor BWV 780
No.13 in A minor BWV 784

from 15 Sinfonias BWV 787-801
No.3 in D major BWV 789
No.4 in D minor BWV 790
No.6 in E major BWV 792
No.7 in E minor BWV 793
No.14 in B♭ major BWV 800
No.15 in B minor BWV 801

Claude Debussy:
Suite Bergamasque
I. Prélude
II. Menuet
III. Clair de lune
IV. Passepied

Frédéric Chopin:
Scherzo No.4 Op.54

Franz Liszt/Ferruccio Busoni:
Fantasie über Themen aus Mozarts Figaro und Don Giovanni S.697


Bernadette Harvey (Friday 19 April at 7:30pm)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
I. Presto
II. Largo e mesto
III. Menuetto. Allegro
IV. Rondo. Allegro

Peggy Polias:
Sonata Ode
I. Crown
II. Storm
III. Be it Known
IV. Light

Frédéric Chopin:
Études Op.10
No.5 in G♭ major ‘Black Keys’
No.6 in E♭ minor ‘Lament’
No.8 in in F major ‘Sunshine’

Ross Edwards:
Piano Sonata
I. Allegro
II. Lento e mesto
III. Animato


The Neeman Piano Duo (Saturday 20 April at 7:30pm)

Francis Poulenc:
Sonata for Piano Four Hands FP8
I. Prelude
II. Rustique
III. Final

Frédéric Chopin:
Ballade No.1 in G minor Op.23

Edvard Grieg:
Ballade in the Form of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song Op.24

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:
Pas de deux from The Nutcracker Op.71

Samuel Barber/Edward Neeman:
from Piano Concerto Op.38
II. Canzone. Moderato

Helen Gifford:
Shiva, the auspicious one

Manuel Caracol/Edward Neeman:
Niña del fuego

William Bolcom/Edward Neeman:
from The Garden of Eden
III. The Serpent’s Kiss