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Northern Cello | Peninsula Summer Music Festival
3 January @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely
Zoë Knighton and Ian Munro have had a long association together as chamber musicians. For their Festival debut they perform a selection of beautiful northern European melodies, including Sibelius, Väsks and Grieg’s magnificently romantic Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36.
A founding member of Flinders Quartet, Zoë is intent on forging an innovative path for the enjoyment of ‘classical’ music. Ian is one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded musicians, with a career that has taken him to thirty countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia. This is a concert not to be missed.
About the Peninsula Summer Music Festival:
From fiery flamenco and French baroque opera, to the majesty of Grieg and gregarious Gypsy-Balkan swing, the 11th Peninsula Summer Festival (PSMF) presents a cornucopia of musical delights across Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, from 1 – 8 January 2018.
In her 11th and final year as Artistic Director, Julia Fredersdorff has gathered more than 50 Australian and international artists for 16 performances that will fill the region’s wineries and churches with music spanning centuries and continents.
International guest performers include, from France, harpsichordist and Baroque specialist Aline Zylberajch and conductor, organist and harpsichordist, Martin Gester; along with celebrated Italian virtuosic guitarists, Massimo Scattolin and Andrea Vettoretti.
Australian artists include baroque violinist Julia Fredersdorff, London based Australian born international acclaimed Mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean, cellist Zoe Knighton -founding member of Flinders Quartet, one of Australia’s finest chamber ensembles; Australian- Canadian Soprano Hannah Dahlenburg – renowned for her performances as Queen of the Night; one of the world’s leading baroque performers, violinist Lucinda Moon; Soprano Bethany Hill – a passionate exponent of early music and Melbourne pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos, one of Australia’s most vibrant and versatile musicians.