Chamber Music Concerts

Piano Recital

Jennifer Marten Smith

Jennifer Marten-Smith


  • Goldberg Variations, BWV988 - J.S. Bach


Sunday 1 November 2015, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall, Channel Highway, Kettering, 7155
Post-concert afternoon tea will be served.

Art Exhibition by artists Laurie Francis & Catherine Wingate

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The Musician

Jennifer Marten-Smith

Jennifer Marten-Smith Jennifer grew up in Tasmania and at age 12 was invited to study with Professor Gediga-Glombitza at the Musikhochschule in Cologne. At age 16 she made her public debut with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Schumann's A minor Piano Concerto, having previously recorded the Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto with the TSO. Two years later she performed the Rubinstein Piano Concerto No 4 with the TSO and, that same year, was the youngest graduate of the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where she was awarded a high distinction as a double major in piano performance and accompaniment. Other concertos in her repertoire include works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnányi, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky, and she has appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover.

In 1989 she began work as a repetiteur with the State Opera of South Australia and subsequently joined the Victorian State Opera Young Artist Programme. Between 1997 and 2001 she was repetiteur at the Staatsoper Hannover and was a full-time member of the music staff with Opera Australia from 2001 to 2012. She has more than 90 operas in her repertoire. Jennifer, a member of the Kettering Piano Quartet, is now living in Hobart, and is in demand as a soloist, accompanist and vocal coach.

The Artists

Laurie Francis & Catherine Wingate

Laurie moved to Tasmania from the USA in 2006. She started painting with Colour Circle in 2007, and was the winner of the 2013 Southern exposure Bendigo Bank Acquisition Award. Since then she has shown work in a number of exhibitions. Her prefered subject is land/seascape, but has also dabbled with portraits, still life and abstract works, using watercolour, acrylic and pastels.

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