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The Australian Bach Society's mission is to cultivate and disseminate a local appreciation of the music of J.S. Bach, his family and contemporaries, as well as sacred/classical music in general by arranging performances, lectures and other activities. We are also very proud and appreciative of our venue partners: Christ Church South Yarra, German Lutheran Trinity Church, Medley Hall, Toorak Uniting Church and St Paul's Cathedral.

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Saturday 8 April 2017, 7pm
Recital by Friedemann & Alexia Eichhorn, Weimar (Germany); Dindin Wang (Winner ABS Encouragement Award 2016) > Details

Venue: Medley Hall, The University of Melbourne, 48 Drummond Street, Carlton [View Google Map]


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791):   
Duo for violin & viola in G major K 423

Bela Bartok (1881–1945):   
Four duos for two violins

Charles de Beriot (1802–1890):   
Duo brillante no. 3

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750):    
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Preludium and Loure

Burkhard Egdorf    
Du? – Oh!  (special composition for A und F Eichhorn)

Georg Frederic Händel/Johan Halvorsen
Passacaglia for violin and viola

Encore: Nicolo Paganini, Carneval di Venezia

About the performers

Friedemann Eichhorn was born 1971 in Münster, Germany. He studied violin with Professor Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Alberto Lysy at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland and with Margaret Pardee at the Juilliard School New York. He regularly performs  with orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic or the SWR-Radio-Orchestra and concertized with Yuri Bashmet, Saschko Gawriloff, Gidon Kremer, Yehudi Menuhin and Igor Oistrakh. Friedemann enjoys chamber music collaborations with José Gallardo, Julius Berger, Alexander Hülshoff and Thomas Müller-Pering. He played at international venues such as Münchener Gasteig, Schauspielhaus Berlin, St. Petersburg Philharmony, Schleswig-Holstein-Musik-Festival and recorded several CDs.

Since 2002 Friedemann is professor for violin at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and Artistic Director of the International Louis-Spohr-Competition for young violinists. In 2005 he was awarded the George Enescu Medal from the Roumanian Cultural Institute.

He plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano, 1758 and received a Ph.D. in musicology from Mainz University. For more information, please visit www.friedemanneichhorn.com.

Alexia Eichhorn, born in Bamberg, Germany, is the first concertmaster of the Hof Symphony Orchestra in Bavaria. She studied with Valery Gradow in Mannheim, Ulrike Dierick in Saarbrücken and Alberto Lysy at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad. As a scholarship recipient of the National German Exchange Program she continued her studies with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School in London.

Alexia was awarded prizes and scholarships from the Bavarian Cultural Foundation, Rotary International and the PE-Foundation Mannheim. She has played as a soloist with several German orchestras and collaborated as a violinist and violist with artists – including  Julius Berger, José Gallardo, Ulf Hoelscher, Michael Sanderling and Nina Tichman.

Alexia has recorded numerous radio broadcasts and performed at the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer and the Killington Festival (USA) among others. She teaches at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar.


Dindin (Jingyi) Wang (age 10) is currently studying violin with Fintan Murphy. Dindin has been determined to be a professional violinist since she was six years old.

Bach is Dindin’s favourite composer and she is obsessed with playing his music. Dindin loves performing in public. She has accomplished her Grade 8 AMEB exam with High Distinction and she is working on her A.Mus.A. Dindin is a member of the Melbourne String Ensemble (MSE).

Dindin was awarded the Inaugural Australian Bach Society Encouragement Award at Melbourne Recital Centre’s Annual Bach Competition on Sunday 26 June 2016. She was superb in her performance of J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E (BWV 1006), Preludio & Loure.