Recital – Lane Cove Music – March 15, 2016
David Elton (trumpet) and Rachel Silver (horn and piano), both musicians with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, present a recital for the Lane Cove Music Club on March 15 2016, at 8pm.
This recital features works by George Enesco, Halsey Stevens, Kurt Weill, Johann Wilhelm Hertel, and Gershwin amongst others. The recital will also feature the world-premiere of Brendan Collins’ new work “Three for Two” composed for David and Rachel (on horn).
Venue: Lane Cove-Mowbray Anglican Church, 19 Rosenthal Avenue, Lane Cove – behind the Post Office and across the road from public car park (large, open-space, no charge). Other parking available behind Coles and underneath Woolworths (both these areas free after 6.00pm).
Tickets available at the door: $25 adults, no charge for school children.
Rachel Silver is a horn player with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and a pianist. Raised in Melbourne, she began her musical life on piano aged 4, with her most influential teachers being Nehama Patkin and Glenn Riddle. At a young age she performed piano concertos with various Melbourne amateur orchestras, and went on to complete her L.Mus.A. Rachel now performs regularly on piano as an accompanist and associate artist in recitals, including performances recently in Europe and the USA.
Rachel took up other instruments during her school years, first violin and then french horn. Discovering a love for playing in orchestra, she decided to focus on the horn for her tertiary education. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts with first class honours, studying with Graeme Evans. Rachel then went on to complete the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music.
Rachel was a member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Youth Orchestra, and toured to Europe and Asia with this group. On her return to Australia, she moved around the country performing contracts with almost all of the Australian symphony orchestras, before gaining her position as section horn with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, followed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and then the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Rachel has also performed with the Australian World Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
Rachel is committed to teaching, and has taught at tertiary institutions in both Melbourne and Perth. She has tutored previously at AYO’s Chamber Players, National Music Camp and Young Symphonists programs.