The nine-year-old granddaughter of world famous Italian-American violinist Ruggiero Ricci will perform at the Newcastle Conservatorium’s Community Open Day this Sunday 13 November.
Annie Ricci was chosen as the violin soloist to premiere Dr David Banney’s new Violin Concerto. Her grandfather, Ruggiero Ricci, was himself a child prodigy who became one of the world’s greatest violinists with an illustrious career spanning many decades of the 20th century. Annie’s father, GianFranco Ricci, is a piano lecturer at the Conservatorium.
The open day will feature a wide variety of music with more than 20 demonstrations, rehearsals, workshops and information sessions for early childhood music, composition, instrument and vocal tuition available in 2012. Current students will give live performances throughout the day, which will end with a concert in the Harold Lobb Concert Hall at 4pm.
The Newcastle Conservatorium Community Open Day will run from 10am-5pm on Sunday 13 November, corner of Auckland and Laman Streets Newcastle. Admission is free. For interview: Dr Ian Cook of the School of Drama, Fine Arts and Music on 02 4921 8936.