HWMF Academy - 2nd Student Recital - 18th June - 5pm at Alliance F.


Family and friends, we are pleased to announce our second student recital featuring solo, duet, and ensemble performances from HWMF Academy vocal, trumpet, piano, violin and saxophone students.   

Venue: Alliance Française, Banjara Hills

Saturday, 18th June 2016 at 5 pm

We convey our thanks to parents, audience, teachers.. and as Nicole Connolly rightly said:
"Thanks to you students for all your hard work. Maybe you played the best you ever played today or maybe you played better at home without an audience but what is important is that you shared your love and joy of music with us all. Remember because you performed here today you made our day brighter."


1.         Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) - Performed by violinists Madhav , Sriimathy, Sekhar and Gayatri.

2.         Danny Boy - A trio performed by Yash (violin), Kshira (violin) and teacher Ritu (violin).  Danny Boy is a ballad written by Frederic Weatherly and set to the familiar Irish tune, Londonderry Air.

3.        Minuet for 3 Violins (J. S. Bach; arranged by Hatsuho M. Kuwayama) - Performed by violinists Yash, Kshira, Sekhar, Gayatri, Madhav and Sriimathy.

4.         Twinkle Twinkle  - A violin duet performed by Ramya and teacher Ritu.

5.         Pirates of the Aegean  - A trumpet solo performed by  Nathan.  A film-score style piece composed by David Bruce and inspired by the film Pirates of the Caribbean.

6.         Waltz  (Schubert) -  A piano solo performed by Saksath.
7.         Rainbow
– A piano solo performed by Vaishnavi.

8.         Not too Blue -  A piano solo performed by Harshith.

8a        J.S. Bach Prelude in C by Kshira

9.         Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring –A piano solo performed by Daniel.  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is the last movement of Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life).    

10.       More - A vocal duet performed by Shikha and Abhay Garg.  More is the theme from the film, Mondo Cane, and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song in 1963. 

11.       Country Roads  - performed by vocalists Kheya, Nikhil, Amey and Anand.  This iconic song about West Virginia was initially recorded by John Denver and appeared on his 1971 album Poems, Prayer & Promises.

12.       Little Do You Know – A vocal solo performed by Pranavi.   Little Do You Know was released in 2014 by American pop duo Alex and Sierra, winners of the third season of the American reality television show X Factor.

13.       Where’er You Walk –A vocal  solo performed by Haritha.  Where’re You Walk is from Handel’s musical drama Semele which was based on Ovid's Metamorphoses .

14.       Bach’s minuet - A saxophone solo performed by Govind.

15.       Granite - A saxophone rock solo performed by Aviral.

16.       Somewhere Over the Rainbow  - A saxophone solo performed by Ravi.

17.       Corumba  - A bossanova saxophone duet performed by Aviral and Prasad.

18.       Mister Trumpet Man - A piano solo performed by Rohan.

19.       Waltz Op. 69, No. 2 (Chopin) –A piano solo performed by Puneeth. This waltz was composed by Frédéric Chopin for solo piano in the year 1829, although published posthumously.

20.       Prelude in Db Op. 28, No. 15 (Chopin) – a piano solo performed by Aditya.  This prelude is also known as the “Raindrops Prelude”.  Listen for the repeated Ab played in the left hand which is suggestive of the sound of rainfall.

21.       Negro Spiritual Fantasy for 4 hands -   A piano duet performed by Angela and teacher Joe.  This duet composed by Laura Shur includes the melodies from familiar African American spirituals such as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot , Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen  and Let My People Go.

22.       Danse du meunier - A piano solo performed by Matthew.    Danse du Meunier (Dance of the Miller) is from the 1919 Spanish ballet El Sombrero de Tres Picos with music composed by Manuel de Falla.

Thank you parents, family and friends for your support and encouragement. And a very special thank you to all our talented young and “less young” musicians! 

Your teachers:  Nicole Connolly, Ritu Gopal, George Hull, Joe Koster


Impressions/write-up 1st student recital