Livestream Review | Baroque Duo, a portent of brighter things to come

Baroque Duo Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Wednesday 15th September 2021 At a time when a whole raft of period-instrument and other performances have been erased from the Australian scene, it took little hesitation to be back watching a Melbourne Digital…

 
CD Review: HD Duo | Australian Thais

HD DUO Michael Duke – saxophones David Howie – piano New Music for Saxophone and Piano When approaching this new CD there was one thing for sure I knew and that was that the performances would be wonderful. With two…

 
A trio of the best musicians in Australia – if not the World

A glorious Autumn afternoon in leafy Turramurra and a live concert featuring three of the best musicians in Australia if not the World – one needed to pinch oneself to be sure it wasn’t a dream. Dene Olding and Julian…

 
Musica Viva’s exquisitely fragile and brutally beautiful program a resounding success

Konstantin Shamray & ANAM Orchestra, Sophie Rowell and Harry Ward Musica Viva National Livestream Saturday 15th May 2021 Musica Viva’s second national concert tour for 2021 involved a programme of intensely heartfelt music featuring the young violinist and composer Harry…

 
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra really sparked!

Evoke Thursday 6 May | 7.00pm City Recital Hall, Sydney On a rainy Thursday night we headed to the City Recital Hall in Sydney to hear members of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra (ARCO) in a chamber music concert.…

 
Review: Live at Yours with Wine, Williams and Song

David Greco and Vatche Jambazian Live at Olsen Gallery Feb 24, Presented by Live at Yours The Olsen Gallery was an excellent venue for this intimate recital by David Greco and Vatche Jambazian, both of whom had been performing to…

 
Review: Timothy Young – Artistic Virtuosity and Devilish Waltzes

Kawai Piano Series 1 | Timothy Young Plays Lizst Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, February 24, 2021 It was a pleasant surprise to hear a recital with an audience, albeit a socially distanced one. Timothy Young is head of the Australian…

 
Review: Latitude 37 | Syncopation, exoticism & ingenious violin techniques

Latitude 37 – Passions of the Soul Part 1 Thursday 11th February 2021 on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Held at the Melbourne Athenaeum to audiences both live and via computer technology, Latitude 37 (a group specialising in 17th- and 18th-century…

 
Review: Hoang Pham’s sensitive recital

Hoang Pham – Sonata Tragica on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall 10/2/2021 Program Liszt – La Leggierezza Liszt – Liebestraum Pham – Nocturne in A Flat Chopin – Nocturne in D Flat, Op 27 No 2 Pham – Lòng Mẹ Pham – Sonata Tragica Liszt – Mephisto Waltz…

 
Elizabeth Anderson on MDCH ‘Thrilling!’

Elizabeth Anderson (harpsichord) | JS Bach: Goldberg Variations Melbourne Digital Concert Hall 8:30pm Friday 20 November, 2020 Approaching Bach’s Goldberg Variations as a listener requires a certain reverence. Although there are many dramatic moments, the Aria and 30 variations are,…

 
Profile | Pianist & Vocalist: Frances Madden

Frances captivates her audiences with her genuinely warm stage presence together with a voice and style that is uniquely her own.

 
Profile | Harpsichord: Neal Peres Da Costa

Neal Peres Da Costa specialises in performance on historical keyboard instruments of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. He lectures at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the Musicology and Keyboard units and is Chair of the Early Music Unit.…

 
Profile | Pianist: Sonya Lifschitz

A sought after soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue, Sonya’s interests are increasingly growing in the direction of aesthetic diversification in respect to performance practices and concert culture in Australia. In recent years she has commissioned and premiered numerous large-scale works…

 
Profile | Pianist: Chris Cartner

Chris Cartner was still a teenager when he was appointed Organ Scholar at Rochester Cathedral in the UK. He went on to graduate in classical piano performance at Trinity College of Music in London, before completing his training under the…

 
Profile | Pianist: Kathy Selby

Hailed by the Australian press as a ‘formidable talent’ and most recently, ‘Australia’s pre-eminent chamber music pianist’, Miss Selby is the Artistic Director of both the popular nationally touring Selby & Friends concert series and the A Little Lunch Music…

 
Profile | Pianist: Kristian Chong

His competition successes include the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award (keyboard) and the Australian National Piano Award. Concerto highlights have included Rachmaninoff 3rd with the Sydney Symphony, the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini in Beijing, and Britten with…

 
Profile | Pianist: Brieley Cutting

Brieley is a pianist, student and piano teacher as well as being Artistic Director of DeClassified Music. She was also Artistic Director of the Commercial Road Chamber Music Series (2011/12), the precursor to DeClassified Music. During the week, Brieley can…

 
Profile | Harpsichord: Diana Weston

Diana Weston is a musician and doctor living in Sydney. Since gaining her Masters in Music in 2008 with a study of harpsichord continuo styles, she has been involved with many musical activities and projects including festivals and concerts, operas…

 
Profile | Pianist: Simon Tedeschi

Simon Tedeschi is quite often described by respected critics and musical peers as “one of the finest artists in the world” making the young pianist’s mark on music both undeniable and admirable. Renowned especially for championing non standard repertoire, Tedeschi…

 
Profile | Harpsichord, Organ & Piano: Donald Nicolson

Harpsichordist, organist and pianist, Donald Nicolson is quickly establishing himself as an important part of the young Antipodean Early Music movement. Donald undertook postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatorium in the Hague, the Netherlands studying under Ton Koopman and Tini…