Today, Sunday, January 3rd, Zabeth Bayne a concert pianist herself will be joined by a close friend and acclaimed international pianist Dietmar Schmuecker and flutist Crystal Yang as they present a concert of music under the theme, ‘For Love and For Justice.’
“For Love & for Justice” a FUNDRAISING CONCERT for the Bayne Family legal expenses ~
Musicians are Dietmar Schmuecker - Piano, Zabeth Bayne - Piano & Crystal Yang - Flute
Zabeth and Dietmar will feature several dual piano pieces. This is being held at Richmond Peace Mennonite Church in Richmond at 6:30 pm. Although the concert is a free admission event, its purpose is to share the Bayne story as well as to secure donations for the Baynes’ legal expenses. A team of volunteers are managing this event and the trust fund into which donations will be transferred. After two years the legal costs incurred in trying to recover their children has eroded all their assets, a home, Zabeth’s grand piano and more.
DIETMAR SCHMUECKER, was born in Germany, moving with his family to Canada when he was young. He began piano lessons at age 9, studying principally with John Melnyk in Winnipeg and subsequently with John Bigg in London, England. While still in High School Dietmar was twice prizewinner at the National Finals of the Canadian Music Festivals. He has performed publicly in Germany, England, Australia, the United States and Canada. Since settling in the Vancouver area in 1986, Dietmar has been widely active as a performer in recitals, programs of chamber music and with local orchestras, as well as an accompanist, teacher, and church musician.
ZABETH BAYNE, Piano
Zabeth began studying music at age eight and progressed to her ARCT. Among her instructors are her concert partner, Dietmar Schmeuker, Walter Bresch, the late composer of many of the two piano selections heard today and Alice Enns, UBC professor. Zabeth has taught piano for over eighteen years at various schools of music and in her own private music studio. She has been active as an accompanist in church performances, school productions and competitions. She has also adjudicated in regional school competitions and has performed solo, duo and in
CRYSTAL YANG, Flute
Crystal Yang was born in Taiwan in 1986 and has lived in Canada since 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction in Flute Performance from the University of Victoria where she was principal flutist of both the university band and orchestra working with Lanny Pollet. Her other mentors include Elizabeth McBurney, Brenda Fedoruk, Mary Byrne and Lorna McGhee, and she has participated in master classes given by Susan Milan and Joanna G’froerer. Crystal has performed widely in recitals and chamber music groups and has won numerous awards including BC representation at the National Music Festival competition in 2008.
If you call or email first thing today you may still reserve a place at the concert.
This Sunday January 3rd, 2010 @ 6:30p.m.
At RICHMOND PEACE MENNONITE CHURCH
11571 Daniels Road, Richmond, BC
Admission is Free but you must reserve Seats by calling 778-228-4717 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Make a donation either at the concert or right now by making the cheque payable to
Lau, Chiu, Hunt in trust for Bayne
and Mail it to: Bayne Trust, 9406 Pauleshin Cres, Richmond, BC V7E 6P2