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Fundraiser for a grand piano for the Bellarine, a magical evening, a concert pianist and international opera singer

Featuring world-renowned artists Sally Wilson & Mark Kruger.

The Barwon Heads Arts Council is fundraising for a grand piano for the Barwon Heads Arts Hub.

Grand pianos are sought after by professional musicians for their rich, resonant sound and allow for the full gamut of musical expression as imagined by composers.

The grand piano will be available for use by local musicians and will be a drawcard to bring other high-profile performers to the Bellarine.

Join us in raising money to purchase an exquisite grand piano for our wonderful Bellarine community!

With international careers spanning decades, now-local artists – soprano, Sally Wilson and pianist, Mark Kruger – will thrill us in a concert spanning the heart-meltingly exquisite, wildly impressive to outrageously hilarious in song, aria and solo piano music.

The evening will include a fundraising raffle, drinks will be available to purchase at the Arts Hub Bar and we will be serving delicious snacks.

Sally Wilson
Sally Wilson performed in Europe, the UK, the USA, Asia and Australia for twenty years in opera, concert, chamber music and recital. Her repertoire spans from baroque to contemporary and includes several world-premiere performances including the Munich Biennale. Some career highlights have been concerts with the Chicago Symphony Chamber Players at the Ravinia Festival, her concert debut in the Konzerthaus Berlin, concerts at the Aldeburgh Festival as well as Wigmore Hall, Bernstein’s “Jeremiah” with the Polish National Radio Symphony in Katowice, a concert for royalty in Aarhus, Handel’s Sesto with The Washington Opera and performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York.
Sally is now an elite performance coach, trauma therapist, speaker and workshop facilitator/curator. Her first children’s book will be published in November this year.
 
Mark Kruger
Mark Kruger has performed to critical acclaim internationally and throughout Australia as a concert pianist. His Spanish debut was hailed “the revelation of a great artist.” He studied at the Moscow Conservatorium, London’s Royal Academy of Music and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Melbourne where he also lectured. He has recorded with the ABC and was artistic director of ABC Classic FM’s Melbourne Prokofiev Project. Mark also holds a Bachelor of Banking and Finance degree from the London School of Economics, a Masters of Financial Planning and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He runs his own business, MoneyRocket Financial Services, as a financial planner and mortgage broker.
 
 

 

 

 

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