ENSEMBLES 2017

Caulfield Grammar School Kreisler Strings

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Kreisler strings is the intermediate level group of the three string ensembles at Caulfield Grammar School. In this group students continue to develop their individual and ensemble skills through studying and performing a broad range of string repertoire, ranging from Bach and Vivaldi to film scores and recent publications for string ensembles. Members of the group are all high school age students, ranging from Years 8 to 12. All members of Kreisler Strings are expected to undertake private tuition on their selected instrument.

Kreisler Strings performs at numerous school related function each year including concerts and events organised by the school as well as community-based events. Every second year members of the group are involved in the School Concert held in Hamer Hall; Melbourne’s premier concert hall.

Members of the group are also involved in the schools’ Symphony Orchestra as well as Chamber Music ensembles or other bands and choirs, giving them the opportunity to undertake a broad range of musical experiences and to study and perform a wide range of music repertoire.

 

 

Jason Leinkauf

Jason Leinkauf

Conductor

Jason Leinkauf started music training at a very young age beginning with piano tuition with the late Nehama Patkin who was a prominent Suzuki Piano teacher. At age nine, he commenced violin lessons and at age twelve he was accepted at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Melbourne, Australia to commence further Violin studies under the tutelage of Spiros Rantos, Gerard van de Weide and Mark Moghilevski. Jason achieved his A.mus.a and L.mus.a whilst learning with these inspirational teachers.
 
After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, Jason commenced his tertiary studies and went on to gain a Bachelor of Music Performance from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Education from The University of Melbourne.

Throughout his career as a music educator, Jason has held positions at various private schools in Melbourne and in 2007 commenced employment at Caulfield Grammar School. In 2011, he was appointed the School Head of Strings at Caulfield Grammar School. Jason is responsible for overseeing the String programme across Caulfield Grammar School’s three metropolitan campuses. Under Jason’s leadership, the string programme has reached a high level of teaching and performing and now caters for in excess of 340 string students and 14 ensembles.   

Jason is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and conductor. He, along with the string staff of Caulfield Grammar utilises the Suzuki Method and Philosophy to inspire young students to achieve their very best, and to become lifelong learners and musicians.

He currently conducts many string ensembles at his school which range from the primary aged Junior String Orchestra to the most senior and advanced group, Chamber Strings.

 

 

David Summerton

David Summerton

Conductor

David commenced his musical career as a member of the Royal Australian Air Force Central Band and whilst serving with the band undertook a Bachelor of Education (Music) at the University of Melbourne, completing his degree in 1984.

During the 1980’s David performed as a freelance musician (playing bassoon) and performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Victorian State Opera, the Australian Pops Orchestra and other professional orchestras engaged for stage shows.

David joined the Music Staff at Ruyton Girls’ School in 1985 and in 1991 was appointed Director of Music. Under his direction the Music Department at Ruyton flourished and Ruyton ensembles received superior ratings at competitions and eisteddfods including the Waverley Eisteddfod, Boroondara Eisteddfod, Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod and the prestigious South Street Competition.

David studied conducting at Monash University with Mr. Robert Rosen and later with Mr. Tom Dvorak, Director of Bands at The University of Milwaukee & Wisconsin. David has conducted a range of school and community ensembles including choirs, orchestras and bands, including ensembles associated with Melbourne Youth Music Summer Schools and State Music Camp Victoria.  

At the end of 2008 David completed a Master of Music Degree at the University of Melbourne, receiving first class honors in all subjects. During the master’s program David studied orchestral conducting with Mr. John Hopkins, choral conducting with Mr. Richard Gill and band conducting with Doctor Rob McWilliams.

In 2009, David was appointed to the position of Campus Head of Music at the Caulfield Campus, Caulfield Grammar School. In 2012 he transferred to the Wheelers Hill Campus of Caulfield Grammar School where he currently serves as Campus Head of Music. At the Wheelers Hill Campus, David currently conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Kreisler Strings and Chamber Music ensembles.

 

 

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Celebration Program

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. by Merle J Isaac   Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st Movement
Stephen Sondheim (*1930), arr. by James Kazik   No One is Alone from Into The Woods
Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arr. by Robert Longfield   Oblivion for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
Skip Henderson arr. by Larry Moore   Two Hornpipes (Fisher’s Hornpipe)
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), arr. by Todd Parish   Inverno Scenes from Vivaldi’s Winter

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Concert in Probstdorf:

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)   Concerto all Rustica
Erroll Garner (1923-1977), arr. by Michael J Stokes   Misty
Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arr. by Robert Longfield   Oblivion for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. by M. Isaac   Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, 1st Movement
Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arr. by James Kazik   Libertango*
Stephen Chin   In The Dreams of Zhou*

 

 

Concert at the MuTh:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. by M. Isaac   Brandenburg Concerto No.5, 1st Movement
Stephen Sondheim (*1930), arr. by James Kazik   No One is Alone (from Into The Woods)
Skip Henderson, arr. by Larry Moore   Two Hornpipes (Fisher’s Hornpipe)
Ástor Piazzolla (1921–1992), arr. by Robert Longfield   Oblivion for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)   Concerto all Rustica
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), arr. B. Shiu   Praeludium & Allegro*
Stephen Chin   In The Dreams of Zhou*

 

*Performed together with Caulfield Grammar School Chamber Strings