Talented musicians to wow Gerringong audiences

Emma Sholl.
Emma Sholl.

Gerringong Music Club is delighted to welcome talented professional musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

The concert, featuring soprano Narelle Yeo, pianist David Miller and flautist Emma Sholl, will be held on Sunday, November 18 from 2pm at Gerringong Town Hall. 

The trio will be performing a range of music by Bach, Delibes, Saint-Saens and Strauss with some lighter theatre and cabaret music by Bolcom and Bernstein. 

Doors open at 1.30pm, tickets are $25 at the door for visitors, free for members, students and children. Afternoon tea available.

David Miller, Narelle Yeo and Emma Sholl.

David Miller, Narelle Yeo and Emma Sholl.

Narelle Yeo

After completing graduate school at the Shepherd School, Rice University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Narelle Yeo achieved considerable performing success in the US, performing numerous professional roles in opera and musical theatre, ranging from CioCioSan in ‘Madama Butterfly’ to the soprano in Terence McNally’s ‘Masterclass’ for Pacific Repertory Theatre.

On the concert stage, she soloed for the San Francisco Symphony and the Berkeley Symphony before returning to Australia. A “singing actor” and champion of new music, Narelle has premiered a number of new works in both the US and Australia, including her recent portrayal of Catherine in the new Australian opera “The Long Ride Home” by Thomas Rimes.

David Miller AM (piano)

Miller is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading pianists, chamber musicians and vocal accompanists.  

He has been appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for his service to music.

His distinguished career has included partnerships with many internationally renowned singers and instrumentalists. His performing schedule has taken him to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia, Korea, Vanuatu, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as through most parts of Australia.

He has toured and recorded regularly for the ABC and 2MBS-FM and served for several years on the Artistic Review Panel for Musica Viva Australia.

Emma Sholl

Sholl began working with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the age of 19 and was awarded the second flute position the following year – one of the youngest musicians ever appointed.

In 2003, she was appointed Associate Principal Flute.

She was named 2MBS Young Performer of the Year in 1997, and won the 1999 National Orchestral Flute Competition, the Other Instruments category in the 2001 ABC/Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, and the 2002 National Solo Flute Competition.

In 2002-03, several awards – including the Martin Bequest and Dorothy Fraser Scholarship – enabled her to study in Geneva with Jacques Zoon. During that time she performed in St Petersburg and Moscow as part of the World Orchestra for Peace conducted by Valery Gergiev.

As a guest principal, she has appeared with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Adelaide, Queensland, Tasmanian and West Australian symphony orchestras. In 2011, 2013 and 2015 she performed in the Australian World Orchestra.

Gerringong Music Club annual program and memberships renewals for 2019 will be available at the event. Cash or cheque only please.