Ginastera - Estancia Suite
Respighi - Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite No 2
Chausson - Poème
Ravel - Bolero

colin-piper:  Conductor
Alicia Poon:  Violin, 2021 Concerto Competition Overall Winner

Join the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra for a program of fantastic dance themed works, including Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Ginastera’s Estancia Suite and Ravel’s eternally popular Bolero. Alicia Poon, violinist and overall winner of the 2021 NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition, returns to KPO to perform Chausson's Poème.

Alicia Poon

Alicia Poon is in Year 12 on a full scholarship at Ravenswood School for Girls and is also on a scholarship in the Rising Stars Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

She studied with the late Associate Professor Alice Waten and now studies with Charmian Gadd.

Alicia won the 64 th Hong Kong Schools music festival at aged 7. In 2015, she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Hunan Symphony Orchestra in China. In 2016, Alicia won the Vivaldi prize in the International Piccolo Violino Magico violin competition in Italy. In 2017, she won the junior section in the KPO Concerto Competition. In 2018, she was a finalist at the National Youth Concerto Competition as well as the KPO Concerto Competition and in 2019, she won the Barbara Robinson Award (senior section). In 2021 she was Overall winner of the KPO Concerto Competition.

Aside from violin, Alicia also enjoys drawing and photography!

Colin Piper

Colin Piper has enjoyed a career as a Percussionist and Conductor. He was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for 45 years and has had wide experience conducting Youth, Community and Professional Orchestras. He has conducted the Tasmanian, Canberra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras; the Sydney Opera House Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestras, the Sydney University Orchestra, Lane Cove/Mosman Orchestras and in 1989 was the founding musical director of the University of NSW Orchestra. This is his 7th appearance with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, having begun his association with them in 2014. From 1992 he regularly conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as part of its Education Programme, in Schools Concerts, Babies Proms, Education Kits recordings and the very successful Playerlink Programmes in regional NSW.

In 1974 Colin was a founding member of the internationally renowned Percussion ensemble SYNERGY and served for 15 years as its Board Chairman. He was a member of the National Score Reading Panel, set up as a result of Nathan Waks' 1992 Review of A.B.C. Music Policy, and was a member of the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts Music Committee in 1993-94 and was a staff elected member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Board from 1996 till 2002. He is Patron of The Lane Cove Youth Orchestra.

Colin was awarded an OAM in the 2022 Australia Day Honours for his services to Music.