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Bozena Steinerova (piano) & Susan Collins (violin)


Bozena Steinerova (piano) and Susan Collins (violin) | Music of KAY and FRANCK

Start Date

22nd Jul 2016 1:00pm

End Date

22nd Jul 2016 2:00pm


Conservatorium Recital Hall; 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

Božena Steinerová (piano)
Susan Collins (violin)

KAY Violin Sonata
FRANCK Violin Sonata in A Major

1.00pm | Friday 22 July 2016
Conservatorium Recital Hall
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

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Božena Steinerová

Božena Steinerová has played the piano since her fourth year and gave her first concert aged nine. She studied at the Prague Conservatorium and from 1966 to 1971 at Prague's Academy of Music. From 1971-3, Božena was invited to undertake post-graduate studies at the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium in Moscow where she studied with Professor Rudolf Kehrer. Later, she attended master classes with Paul Badura-Skoda and Alfred Brendel.

Božena has performed in London at Wigmore Hall, in Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Singapore, Nairobi, Tokyo, Havanna, Dresden, Bamberg and Regensburg. She has played with orchestras such as the Czech Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Staatskapelle Dresden, Cologne Philharmonic and others.

From 1973 to 1977, Božena was a teacher at Prague's Conservatorium and held the position of Professor in Prague's Academy of Music from 1980 to 1985. Božena emigrated to West Germany in 1985 and continued her performing and teaching activities. From 1993 to 1999 she was Associate Professor at Regensburg University. Her students have won prizes at prestigious competitions throughout Europe. She has recorded a number of CDs including Elgar's Piano Quintet, works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Prokofiev, Brahms, Liszt Tchaikovsky, Eben and Janáček. Božena also premiered piano compositions by notable Czech composer, Jindřich Feld that were dedicated to her.


Susan Collins (…) plays these extraordinary scores with a remarkable sureness of touch, following even the most unexpected shifts in phrasing and expressive direction with micro-fine precision. Her warm, rich sound works wonders in bringing this music alive…
Julian Haylock
The Strad, May 2009

Susan gave her professional debut at the age of 14, performing Sarasate's Zigeunerweissen with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House.Since that time, she has recorded many times for radio, and has performed as soloist and recitalist throughout Australia, the USA and Europe. Susan has performed with countless international artists and conductors. She currently performs with Kingfisher Trio, with Duncan Gifford and Sue-Ellen Paulsen, and with Southern Cross Soloists.

Susan's commercially released recordings include Schumann Piano Trios, (ABC Classics) and Raymond Hanson Violin Music (Tall Poppies).

Susan was appointed Deputy Concertmaster of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra at age 24. Since that time she has accepted engagements as Guest Concertmaster with many orchestras throughout Australia.

In 2003 Susan was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for "contribution to Australian society through opera and ballet, and in 2009 was awarded an Australian College of Educators "Teacher Recognition Award".

Susan has taught at Sydney and Newcastle conservatoria, and is currently Head of Strings and Orchestral Music at the University of Tasmania.