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David Greco

In recital with Vatche Jambazian

Dates: 5 Mar 2024
Venue: Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide
Duration: 1hr, no interval
Note: Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the program

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Credits & Program

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Credits & Program

David Greco, voice
Vatche Jambazian, piano

Edward Elgar

Gerald Finzi
"It was a lover and his lass"

Dilys Elwyn Edwards
"The Cloths of Heaven" 

Herbert Howells
"King David"

Charles Villiers Stanford
Two Nonsense Rhymes 
      "A Visit of Elizabeth"
      "The Complete Virtuoso"

Ivor Gurney
"Down by the Salley Gardens" 

George Butterworth
"O fair enough are sky and plain"

Benjamin Britten
"The trees they grow so high" 

Benjamin Britten
"Little Sir William"

Dorian La Gallienne
Four divine poems of John Donne:
      "A Hymne to God the Father"
      "Batter my heart, three person’d God"

Otto Respighi
Notturno, from 6 Pezzi P. 44; No.3 (piano solo)

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Selections from Songs of Travel:
      "The Vagabond"
      "Let Beauty Awake"
      "The Roadside Fire"
      "The Infinite Shining Heavens"
      "Bright Is the Ring of Words"







David Greco

Internationally regarded for his recordings of Schubert lieder and the cantatas of J.S Bach, ARIA Award-nominated baritone David Greco was the first Australian singer in 2012 to be appointed a position with the Sistine Chapel Choir in the Vatican, Rome.

Now an acclaimed interpreter of opera and concert work, he appears regularly with Australia’s finest orchestras, most recently in Britten’s War Requiem with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in Verdi’s Requiem in the Sydney Opera House with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

David’s PhD in 19th century Historical Voice led to his celebrated ABC Classics recordings of Schubert’s Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin with early keyboardist Erin Helyard.

David is a Lecturer in Voice and Opera at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Vatche Jambazian

Sydney-born pianist Vatche Jambazian completed his Master of music at The Juilliard School following studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Having performed globally and nationally throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia, he has appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, UKARIA and City Recital Hall Angel’s Place and has been featured on WQXR Radio (New York classical radio) and ABC Classic.

Vatche’s recent performances have seen him perform as soloist and chamber musician with artists such as David Greco, Eleanor Lyons, Flinders Quartet, Omega Ensemble, Umberto Clerici, Lauren Fagan, Harry Ward, Lloyd Vant Hoff and Ian Munro as well as being a featured artist in the Bangalow Festival, Adelaide Hills Summer Festival, Bowral Autumn Music Festival and the Orange Festival. In 2022 Vatche premiered Phillip Glass’ Third Piano Concerto in City Recital Hall, and recently the world premiere of Grammy Award-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Harpsichord Concerto.

Vatche is currently on faculty at the Australian Institute of Music, Principal Pianist of the Omega Ensemble and Artistic Director of the Bowral Autumn Music Festival.


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