Cellist Daniel Shearer will be the star performer at next month’s Simply Classical concert
The next Simply Classical concert is set for 27 November, and preparations are well under way.
This concert is once more dedicated to young musicians who are fortunate to be gifted and have shown the discipline and determination to achieve at a young age.
Star performer will be cellist Daniel Shearer, who has been invited before, when he played solo as well with friends in a string quartet.
Daniel has completed his studies at the Conservatorium and is ready for the next big step. His career path started at a very young age. While in primary school, a group of children who had shown an interest in music was taken to the music room where all the different instruments were laid out for them to make a selection.
Daniel headed straight for the cello, which from that moment became his friend, his love and destiny. Such was his dedication that when the family decided to go together on a holiday to Italy, the cello had to come along because Daniel could not imagine going without practice for several weeks. So an extra seat on the plane had to be booked.
Daniel will perform with Brisbane-based musician Alex Raineri. Alex isn’t only a concert pianist with overseas performances on his CV, he is also a great producer and is currently the artistic director of the Brisbane Music Festival which has taken months of preparation and features young performers such as Daniel. Alex is keen to extend festival performances to the regions, and Gympie will be a wonderful opportunity to do so.
The concert will also have several of our own young regional musical achievers, as well as a friend of Daniel’s from the Conservatorium who is on a comparable level on the double bass. This instrument will be a very interesting first for Simply Classical.
So please mark the date:
Sunday 27 November, 2pm
St. Patrick’s Church, Gympie
Afternoon Tea on conclusion