Concert Reviews

Spire Appeal – Piano Recital Salisbury Cathedral

Lyn Garland & Rosalind Runcie – piano duet

In contrast to the shifting passages of Moszkowski and Schubert, the performers showed their mastery of the other side of the rhythmic coin in the disciplined and driving tempos of Bach and Mozart – the latter particularly receiving a subtle and stylish interpretation.

Nia WilliamsSalisbury Journal, 27 April 1989

York Winter Festival

Lyn Garland & Mark Coughlan – piano duet

…Lyn Garland and Mark Coughlan, … pleased with Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor, and amused with Poulenc’s fiery and irreverent Sonata.

Derek Moore Morgan & Barbara Yates RothwellThe Arts, 4 June 1989

Chateau at Attalens Concert

Triangulus – piano trio: Alison Kelly (violin), Alison Moncrieff Kelly (cello), Lyn Garland (piano)

Highly accomplished, the artists subtly revealed colours and emotions without detracting from the performance.

Veveyse26 May 1992

Festival of Perth – Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia

Triangulus – piano trio: Alison Kelly (violin), Alison Moncrieff Kelly (cello), Lyn Garland (piano)

Featuring compositions by Penelope Thwaites (Australian premiere) Vijay’s Fable, Roxanna Panufnik (Australian premiere) Around Three Corners and Variations and Wendy Hiscock, Coral Fantasy. The concert was recorded and broadcast on ABC Classic FM the following week.

Neville CohnThe West Australian, 16 February 1998

Piano Grande! – Government House Ballroom, Western Australia

Mark Coughlan, Graeme Gilling, Lady Lyn Garland, Emily Green-Armytage, Adam Pinto, Bo An Lu, Yoon Sen Lee, Kathy Chow and Shuan Hern Lee Presented by The Government House Foundation of WA, in association with Zenith Music Celebrating 40 years of Zenith Music featuring two Fazioli 9FT Grand Pianos and some of Western Australia’s finest pianists.

Fazioli pianos are few and far between in Perth – and to have two of these magnificent concert grands under one roof would have been a first. And nine fine musicians fronted up to put these instruments to the test in a piano extravaganza to cherish…

A gem of the afternoon was Romance by Rachmaninov. A particularly tricky challenge for three musicians and six hands at a single keyboard, it was a beautifully expressive offering by Graeme Gilling, Emily Green-Armytage and Lyn Garland”… “There was also some delightful insouciance in Poulenc’s L’embarquement pour Cythere which came across courtesy of Garland and Coughlan.

Neville CohnThe West Australian, 18 November 2009

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