Violinist Aaron Ch’ng returns to perform in round seven of the finals for The Talent on November 21. He will present three works, comprising of one solo piece and two with piano accompaniment from David Laughton. Tune in live at 7pm to hear Aaron and David as they are broadcast live from the Lady Marigold Southey Performance Studio.
A current student at the University of Melbourne, Aaron is in his third year of studying Biomedicine and Music. He studies violin under former Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Wilma Smith.
A student of the Suzuki Method, Aaron commenced his violin studies at age four. In 2009 he was awarded a Licentiate in Music (LMusA) on violin from The Australian Music Examinations Board. He is also the holder of an Associate Diploma in Music (AMusA) on Clarinet, which he was awarded in 2011.
Aaron was the recipient of the Paul McDermott Violin Scholarship in 2010 from the Australian Strings Association and has also been a winner of the prestigious Hepzibah Menuhin award from the Musical Society of Victoria. In 2011 Aaron performed the Bruch violin concerto at the Robert Blackwood Hall as part of the Melbourne School Bands Festival.
2012 proved to be an impressive year for the young violinist, winning the 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award alongside the Audience Choice Award in the National Fine Music Awards. In 2013, Aaron was selected to perform in both the VCE Top Class and Top Acts concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Alongside his solo performances, Aaron also enjoys performing chamber music and is involved with various small ensembles at the University of Melbourne.
Tonight Aaron and David will present the following repertoire:
- Adagio from Violin Sonata in G minor by J.S.Bach
- Caprice d’apres l’Etude en forme de Valse de Saint-Saens, op 52 by Eugène Ysaÿe
- Garden Scene from Much Ado About Nothing by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Can’t listen live? Don’t worry! There will be a podcast available from November 22.