Join us for an intimate performance from outstanding Australian baritone David Greco, accompanied by pianist Vatche Jambazian. The concert follows a young man’s journey through love, loss and wondering, painted against a backdrop of English pastoral life. The program includes works by composers Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ivor Gurney, Benjamin Britten, George Butterworth and Peggy Glanville-Hicks.
[David Greco’s] voice and stage presence captivate; his performance is masterful, poised and exemplary.
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.
About 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.