Kate Tribe
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Kate’s passion for classical music was fostered by her friendship with her grandfather, Ken Tribe. What he did so well to share his passion was to impart a new piece of information each time they went to a concert together and to encourage gradual knowledge building about one of the things closest to his heart. When not working with classikON she is, cross stitching or watching cricket.

On this day: Sep 6

American percussionist, composer and conductor William Kraft was born in 1923 in Chicago. This video is him talking about his life. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Sep 5

German composer Johann Christian Bach was born in 1735 in Leipzig. He is the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. This video is about Johann Christian’s father’s bible with notations from JS Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions, Dr. Thomas Rossin…

 
On this day: Sep 4

English composer, conductor and musician; Frederic Curzon was born in London in 1899. If you like organs then you’ll enjoy this “March of the Bowmen” by Frederic Curzon, that was arranged and played in concert by Martin Ellis at Grace…

 
On this day: Sep 3

Dutch composer, Otto Ketting was born in Amsterdam in 1935. This is his Intrada. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
Zoe Knighton talks about Flinders Quartet and Red Stitch

This is a sneak peak into the behind the scenes of the Flinders Quartet’s collabroation with Red Stitch in the production of Behind Closed Doors touring in October. In this video Kate chats with Zoe Knighton about the writing and…

 
On this day: Aug 29

American composer William Susman was born in 1960. Susman wrote orchestral, chamber and documentary film scores with a jazz influence. Youtube channel Website Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day? Send it to us:  

 
On this day: Aug 28

American composer Geoffrey Gordon was born in 1968. He has several pieces on his soundcloud that you can explore. Here is an example of just one of them. Do you have a classical music event for today’s On this day?…

 
On this day: Aug 27

English composer, Eric Coates was born in 1886. This video is his Knightsbridge March performed at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci by the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg under the direction of Scott Lawton. More on wikipedia Do you have a classical music…

 
Cyrus Meurant

Cyrus Meurant was part of Chronology Arts Synchronicity Composers event in early 2012. He studied composition and violin at the Conservatorium of Music University of Sydney, completing Honours Class I (2003) and a Master of Music in Composition (2006), winning…

 
classikON reserve at Musica Viva’s amarcord

We had a wonderful night introducing classikON reserve to Sydney! Eleven classikON-ers met for a casual chat before the concert, sat together during the performance and stayed on afterwards for a drink at the lovely Felix in Ash Street. amarcord…

 
Sonus Quartet, The Passionate

I’m starting to believe that Sunday afternoon is the perfect time for a chamber music concert, and if the classikON calendar is anything to go by, I’m not alone. Another trend I’m enjoying is the shorter concert. A concert that…

 
Ross Edwards Piano Sonata (2011) Bernadette Harvey, Pianist

In May 2012 classikON-ers were excited to be at the Ross Edwards retrospective at The Conservatorium of Music, Sydney. Among the historical pieces from Edwards illustrious career, there was the world premier of his Piano Sonata performed by Bernadette Harvey.…

 
Flinders Quartet award at SIPCA

At the Sydney International Piano Competition, the Flinders Quartet awarded an amazing prize to one of the finalists. Dmitry Onishchenko won the opportunity to tour with the Flinders Quartet in 2013. In this video Kate chats with Zoe Knighton about…

 
Gondwana Voices before heading to China

I’ve not kept it a secret that I’ve been slow to appreciate voice (and I’m not talking about the tv show). The Gondwana Voices broke all reasons I’ve resisted in the past. The Gondwana Voices were one of 5 choirs…

 
Exploring composers on SoundCloud

We thought that this week, instead of introducing you to a single composer; we would introduce how you can explore what living composers are creating and making available on SoundCloud. Here is a list of over 500 tracks tagged Contemporary…

 
Takács Quartet tour with Musica Viva

The Takács Quartet are one of the best in the world. They tick all the boxes: They’re a wonderful quartet, making difficult works seem light. You want to hear them on repeat They communicate with each other while playing You…

 
Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards has been having an exciting time! We’ve brought him to you before with his retrospective at the Con. There’s the world premiere of Full Moon Dances which Ross finished last year. The saxophone concerto was performed by the…

 
Matthew Tomkins

Matthew Tomkins is a violinist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Flinders Quartet. He is also a keen cricket supporter. Hear Kate Tribe and Matthew comparing the different forms of cricket and music. Listen to the interview. Duration 2.18…

 
Steinway Take Five @ Theme & Variations

Theme & Variations were host to a fabulous event last night celebrating five Steinway concert grand pianos in Sydney It was wonderful to experience these magnificent pianos up close and to be able to hear the differences between them. Five composers from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music were selected to have their 5 minute works, created in just 3 weeks.