Margaret Steinberger
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Margaret developed a deep love of classical music and jazz on frequent travels to Europe in earlier years. Having performed in a choir for 20 years, she has a great fondness for choral music, but is passionate about seeking out all styles and periods, instrumental or vocal. She is keen on supporting new music, particularly for performance by young people.

CD Review: Marais Project | Two

One of the admirable, indeed inspiring, aspects of the 2020 pandemic year is the number of musicians and groups who produced recordings during that time. The CD under review is one such product. ‘Two’ features Jennifer Eriksson on viola da…

 
Variety, enjoyment and collegiality on show in Orange

Orange Chamber Music Festival: Gala Melbourne Digital Concert Hall from Orange, NSW, April 8, 2021 Joy and expectation were in the air at the Opening Gala of the Orange Chamber Music Festival in the central west of NSW. Introductory speakers…

 
Review: Wilma & Friends presents Beethoven treats

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall – Hamer Hall Series 26 November 2020 For classical music lovers, one of the beacons of hope during the pandemic has been the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (MDCH). The brainchild of Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt,…

 
The Seraphim Trio, joined by guest violist Martin Alexander, presented a high calibre performance of a most appealing program

There is always an air of anticipation when the Seraphim Trio visits North Sydney’s charming Independent Theatre, but this concert came with added expectations, as they were to be joined by guest violist, Martin Alexander. Over the pre-concert refreshments provided…

 
‘New Constellations’ a veritable showcase of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra

The Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra made its first, and very welcome, visit to Newcastle on the evening of Saturday 17th August, bringing its touring program entitled ‘New Constellations’ to the highly successful 2019 Newcastle Music Festival. Co-founder and clarinettist Nicole…

 
Streeton Trio lifted the heart, gladdened the soul and played in complete accord

The long line-up outside the Independent Theatre well before opening time augured well for the afternoon’s events, indicating that the regulars know the quality of the lavish afternoon tea provided as part of the afternoon’s entertainment. The ‘Prelude in Tea’…

 
Bel a cappella’s Beatus was richly rewarding

A concert of composers who were recognised with a selection of works sung that were new and what a joy it was to expand one’s experience of these composers.

 
Streeton Trio celebrates first flush of genius

The Streeton Trio can certainly be congratulated for a superb performance that introduced us to early and unfamiliar works by well-loved composers.

 
Ironwood & Ensemble Offspring’s Broken concorts wove a magical mixture

They wove a magical mixture which seamlessly moved from the early 17th century to 2015. Clocking in at just 70 minutes.

 
Leichhardt Espresso Chorus – Glorious!

12 October 2014, St James King Street Gloria – new and newer An early Sunday evening saw a capacity crowd assemble at St James King St Sydney to hear just one hour of music—but what an hour it was! The…

 
Slava & Leonard Grigoryan: Song of the Guitar

The boxed set Song of the Guitar brings together five CDs, originally released over the period 2003 to 2008. It’s very much a Grigoryan family affair, with three CDs from brothers Slava and Leonard as duo guitarists, two solo CDs…

 
Simon Tedeschi: Tender Earth

Simon Tedeschi is nothing if not versatile. He has performed with and for almost everyone of note. The website of this multi-talented, award-winning pianist presents a dizzying array of concerts in upcoming months: solo performances, collaborations with other artists and…

 
Ironwood: Mozart on the Move

The softer sounds of ‘period’ or ‘original’ instruments don’t always translate well to large concert halls, so the choice to hold the Sydney concert of Ironwood’s ‘Mozart on the Move’ series in a recital room the Glebe Town Hall had…

 
Halcyon: Women’s Work

It’s not often you can come out of a concert and say one of the featured composers was sitting directly behind you and another was two rows ahead of you. But that was indeed the case with Halcyon’s Women’s Work…