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Rising star James Morley grew up in Adelaide studying cello with Hilary Kleinig, Janis Laurs, and Rachel Johnston. He completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium on scholarship in 2018 with Julian Smiles, and is currently studying under Howard Penny at the National Academy of Music. He has performed across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia as an orchestral cellist, chamber musician and soloist. ​

In this program of unaccompanied works by Bach and Britten, the remarkably talented 24-year-old demonstrates a sensitivity, finely honed expression and virtuosic control of his instrument far beyond his tender age.

Program

Bach
Cello Suite no. 6 in D major (BWV 1012) [27’] 
Prélude 
Allemande 
Courante 
Sarabande 
Gavotte I 
Gavotte II 
Gigue  

Britten
Cello Suite no. 1 (Op. 27) [25’] 
Canto primo: Sostenuto e largamente 
Fuga: Andante moderato 
Lamento: Lento rubato 
Canto secondo: Sostenuto 
Serenata: Allegretto pizzicato 
Marcia: Alla marcia moderato 
Canto terzo: Sostenuto 
Bordone: Moderato quasi recitativo 
Moto perpetuo e Canto quarto: Presto

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