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.…

 
Marais Project: Blending the old and the new in the Art of Monody

At 3pm Sunday May 16,  2021, at Mosman Art Gallery The Marais Project present ‘The Art of Monody’ featuring the world premiere of ‘Christchurch Monody’ by Gordon Kerry. Founder and principal artist Jenny Eriksson speaks about the upcoming concert. For…

 
Barry Conyngham’s fascinating, original and engaging new CD

Gardener of Time is a CD recorded at the concert given to celebrate the 75th birthday of Barry Conyngham, the well known Contemporary Australian composer. Barry has a huge list of academic achievements, the most recent being his decade as…

 
Review: SDC and ASQ a Perfect Partnership

Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence Feb 17, 2021 A few weeks ago an opportunity to review Sydney Dance Company’s world premiere of Impermanence dropped into the classikON inbox… I was excited of course, who wouldn’t want to attend the opening night…

 
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: Paul Cutlan’s genre-bending prowess at Parramatta

Paul Cutlan String Project Riverside Parramatta Feb 7, 2021 The Lennox Theatre at Riverside Parramatta last Sunday was the setting for my first encounter with the music of Paul Cutlan, improvising reed player and genre-bending composer/arranger. At once lyrical yet…

 
Review: Powerfully moving concert from Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival Mayor’s Gala – Summer Nights Series 4 Saturday 6th February 2021 Co-Director of the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival Chris Howlett introduced the Mayor’s Gala evening concert as a token of sincere appreciation of the musicians to…

 
CD Review: Christopher Pidcock | Immersed in Bach

One of Australia’s most versatile and thoroughly musical cellists Christopher Pidcock has recently released a wonderfully inventive CD of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat BWV1010 and has interspersed with each of the 6 movements a solo cello…

 
Profile | Kieran Welch

Kieran Welch is a violist, curator, event producer, DJ, teacher and writer. Regularly performing across Australia as part of the indie-chamber septet Nonsemble, Kieran also curates the Brisbane-based concert series ‘Dots+Loops’, exploring the spaces in between a classical concert and…

 
Profile | Anthony Albrecht

Anthony Albrecht is a Novocastrian cellist and recent graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City, completing a Master of Music in Historical Performance while studying with Phoebe Carrai. During his degree Anthony performed under William Christie and Nick…

 
Profile | Cellist: Geoffrey Gartner

Geoffrey Gartner is a Sydney-based performer who specialises in chamber music and works for solo cello. He performs a repertoire extending from the baroque to the newest works of today, many of which have been written for him. Always the…

 
Profile | Violinist: Anna McMichael

Anna McMichael is an Australian born violinist who returned to live in Australia in 2010 after 17 years in Europe performing in many of the major ensembles and orchestras.

 
Musician | Kate Worley

Kate Worley is the recipient of the Nora Baird audition bursary at the Queensland Conservatorium. Entering her 2nd year of study under the tutelage of Michele Walsh.

 
Profile | Violinist: Robin Wilson

A sought after teacher, his students are prizewinners of many important regional, national and international competitions, including recently the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. Previously he lectured in violin, chamber music and pedagogy at the Australian Institute of Music while…

 
Profile | Violinist: Rachael Beesley

Violinist, Rachael Beesley is one of Australia’s most versatile and dynamic performers. Based in The Netherlands over the last 14 years, she has established an exciting career as concertmaster and soloist with the finest European orchestras specialising in Early Music.…

 
Profile | Violinist: Alice Evans

Alice Evans was born in Perth and began to learn the violin at the age of five. At fifteen she became a student at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, from which she graduated with the degree of Bachelor of…

 
Profile | Viola: Nicole Forsyth

Nicole Forsyth’s interest in chamber music spans four centuries. Nicole appears on disc and broadcast with these groups for ABC Classics/ABCFM. Festival appearances include Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Castlemaine, Queensland, and with Ironwood, for the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Victoria. Nicole…

 
Profile | Cello & Viol: Daniel Yeadon

Daniel Yeadon has a worldwide career as a cellist and viola da gamba player; his repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary. His regular chamber music collaborators in Australia include Neal Peres Da Costa, Genevieve Lacey, Ironwood, Romanza, Kammer, Elision and…

 
Profile | Cellist: Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott studied with David Pereira in Canberra and Robert Cohen in London. She has played as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, Serbia, Albania, Finland, Hungary and Germany. She is now resident in Sydney. Upcoming projects…