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.

 
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein tours with Mahler Chamber Orchestra & launches new CD

Music is in Alisa Weilerstein’s blood. You can hear it when she performs and then you find out, it is true, her family is musical. Her latest CD, released in May, with Daniel Barenboim and Staatskapelle Berlin is the Cello…

 
Fiona Campbell at Huntington Estate Music Festival

Before the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts there are chats with musicians.  They provide great insights into their views and lives; and allow the audience to get to know them outside of the stage, which is a great addition…

 
Claire Edwardes from Ensemble Offspring talks about On Loop

Claire Edwardes is percussionist with Ensemble Offspring. They do a range of innovative concerts – like having different experiences in each room of a house and team leaders toured the audience around. [divider] Their upcoming On Loop balances wonderful musicians…

 
Swedish Roots: Jenny Eriksson & Tommie Andersson

classikON hears from two of Australia’s leading early music specialists – gambist Jenny Eriksson and lutenist Tommie Andersson.

 
Art + Wine + Bach: Zoe Knighton at Wagner Gallery

Cellist Zoe Knighton is rehearsing the six Bach Cello Suites for a concert at Montsalvat in Eltham, Victoria later in the year. The six Suites are:[list type=’arrow’] Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 Suite No. 2 in D…

 
Sally Cooper: Child prodigy to Classical Cross-over Artist

Sally Cooper is an unusually well seasoned performer for someone so young. She has been a musician for as long as she can remember. You may have seen her performing on Dancing with the Stars and The X-Factor. Her debut…

 
Interview with Megan Clune about Musical Alaska 4

Megan Clune of World’s Only Magazine teams up with Alaskan Projects in Kings Cross Sydney for Musical Alaska. A series of free contemporary classical music concerts. This interview is about the fourth concert – Intimate Decisions.

 
Rehearsals have started for Sirius Ensemble concert with the Bancroft Quartet

The Sirius Chamber Ensemble has started rehearsals for their November concert at St Philip’s Church in Sydney. The Ensemble already includes two members of the Bancroft Quartet and will be joined by the other members for this concert. This will…

 
Noah Stewart @ The Loft: a star has arrived!

Noah Stewart @ The Loft: a star has arrived!
I am excited that Yellow Lounge has launched in Australia! After 7 years in Berlin and the UK we finally get to enjoy classical music without rules. The objective of Yellow Lounge is to bringing classical music together with cutting-edge DJ’s in cool urban spaces. In a nutshell, Yellow Lounge has the same goal as classikON – demystifying classical music and binging it to a newer and younger audience.

 
Thomas Rann from the Australia Quartet

We’d like to introduce you to Thomas Rann. He is the cellist of Australia Quartet, UTS Piano Quartet in Residence. This year the quartet became resident at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and have a 4 concert series at…

 
A Juilliard Journey begins…

  After some truly beautiful moments farewelling close friends and family, a frenzied early morning of packing and a torrent of tears…  my juilliardjouney began on the 31st of August, 2012. Since moving there 3 and a half years ago,…

 
Acacia & Halcyon’s rehearsal performance = a great preview of tonight’s concert

We were privileged enough to attend a lunchtime rehearsal concert for The Acacia Quartet and Halcyon’s current concert program. It was a short program and it left US wanting more. The venue, the New Hall at Sydney Grammer School is…

 
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…

 
Halcyon meets Acacia for the first time

Our first rehearsal with both string quartet and vocal quartet was at the home of Lisa and Stefan, where an hour or so through an impressive first attempt at Graham Hair’s Octet, we experienced a total black out for 30…

 
Behind the scenes with Acacia & Lyle Chan

A beaming Lyle Chan greeted the Acacia Quartet earlier today by saying, ‘It’s funny how I always get to hear my music for the very first time whilst walking along the footpath! It is just wonderful hearing my music float…

 
Anthony Albrecht

Anthony is a young Australian cellist. He is studying geography at Sydney University and as I too have a geography degree, I feel a greater desire to support him! Here is a sample of his beautiful artistry, an excerpt of…

 
Melbourne Piano Trio making their way to Hamburg

The Melbourne Piano Trio has been selected out of 100 of groups to compete in the prestigious Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition in September 2012. They are trying to raise enough money to cover the cello’s airfair… it has to…

 
The Good, the Bad, the Awkward by Sally Whitwell

I don’t normally read the liner notes of CD’s but I felt the need to know more about Sally Whitwell, she’s such an intriguing character. Her approach to music seems to be as eclectic as her personal style. She composes,…

 
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…

 
The Acacia Ensemble & Elena Kats-Chernin

The Acacia Ensemble came together in 2010, formed by violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase. They come from a diverse range of quartets and orchestras and choose to focus on new contemporary compositions.  While I…

 
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…

 
How Bancroft Quartet started

How did you get together? Like most inspired ideas, we decided to form a group while at the pub one afternoon! We toyed with the idea for a while and one day standing outside the Sydney Opera House stage door…

 
error: Alert: Content is protected. Contact classikON