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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 a club gig. Kieran’s concerts [events_list limit=5 pagination=1 tag=5153] How old were you when you…

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 McGegan and alongside Jordi Savall and Monica Huggett in venues such as Alice Tully Hall…

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 versatile musician, Geoffrey also conducts, plays piano and loves singing choral communion at St Mark’s,…

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 also being on the faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.…

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. Now based in Australia, Rachael has A Graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts…

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 Music. She also spent periods of time in London in 1984 and 1987 studying with…

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 also enjoys freelance orchestral life with Sydney Symphony, has played with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra…

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 The Collective. He is a part-time member of the ACO, he has appeared as soloist…

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 in 2013 include the fifth year of the chamber series ‘Bach in the Dark’ in…

Profile | Violinist: Skye McIntosh

She has a wide range of experience with historical performance having worked with many distinguished baroque/classical specialist performers such as Catherine Mackintosh, Stefano Montinari, Neal Peres De Costa, Danny Yeadon, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Monica Huggett, Richard Egarr, Catherine Mackintosh and Lawrence Cummings.   Skye has been guest director and soloist with the Sydney Youth Orchestra, appeared…

Profile | Cellist: Thomas Rann

Sydney-based cellist, Thomas Rann is Artistic Director and Cellist of Australia Quartet, UTS Piano Quartet in Residence. Following studies in the UK (Guildhall School), Switzerland (International Menuhin Music Academy) and Australia (ANAM and Sydney Conservatorium) with teachers including Raphael Wallfisch, Niall Brown, Uzi Wiesel and Frans Helmerson, Thomas has established himself as an active chamber…

Profile | Guarist: Karin Schaupp

Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, her playing hailed by the German press as “so perfect, so complete, that it seems like a miracle”. In her teens she won prestigious international prizes in Italy and Spain, and is today sought after internationally as a recitalist, soloist and festival…

Profile | Violinist: Myee Clohessy

Myee began learning the violin at the age of ten with Ernest Llewellyn, OBE. Within eight years she had won 1st Prize at the QYO National Youth Concerto Competition and had joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra. However, in 1989 Myee left Australia to study with Alice Waten at the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong…

Profile | Viola: Stefan Duwe

Stefan started playing at the age of six with Hedwig Thierfelder in Osnabruck, Germany. His teachers include Marcel Charpentier, Konrad Grahe and Emile Cantor. Stefan completed his Bachelor of Music in 1992 at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. He has attended master classes with Konrad Grahe, Thomas Brandis, Serge Collot and Emile Cantor. From 1992…

Profile | Violinist: Kerry Martin

Kerry Martin currently works with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and casually with the Sydney Symphony. Kerry received a . She was the First Prize Winner of the New Zealand National Concerto Competition in 2001 and a prize-winner at the Gisborne International Music Competition in NZ in the same year. She has appeared as…

Profile | Cellist: Rowena Macneish

Rowena Macneish is currently a contracted member of the Sydney Symphony cello section, a position she has held since participating in their Fellowship Program in 2005. After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium, Rowena was awarded a scholarship to attend the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. She then won…

Profile | Viola: Shelley Soerensen

Soerensen is performing regularly with the Australian Opera Ballet Orchestra, and has performed as Principal Violist on numerous occasions. Shellley also performs with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, with whom she has appeared as a soloist. She graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Leeds in the UK and has a postgraduate diploma from…

Profile | Violinist: Marianne Broadfoot

Marianne has been a member of the Sydney Symphony first violin section since 2008. She is currently completing her PhD in Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium under full scholarship studying with Wanda Wilkomirska. She received her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2004. Marianne has performed and toured extensively with the Australian…

Profile | Cellist: Anna Martin-Scrase

Anna has completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University Mozarteum, where she studied with Astrid Sulz, Michael Tomasi and Heidi Litschauer. She has attended master classes with Detlef Mielke, Michael Beckmann and Reinhard Latzko. Whilst in Austria, Anna performed throughout Europe with a variety of orchestras and ensembles including the Vienna Youth Orchestra…

Profile | Violinist: Lisa Stewart

Born in Sydney, Lisa began playing the violin at the age of five with Suzuki teacher Hiroko Primrose. She continued with Yasuki Nakamura, performing solos throughout Australia and represented Suzuki Australia in Japan, the United States and New Zealand, performing Mozarts violin concertos at the age of 11. Continuing studies with Christopher Kimber, Lisa won…

Profile | Violinist: Julia Fredersdorff

Melbourne born violinist, Julia Fredersdorff, studied baroque violin with Lucinda Moon at the Victorian College of the Arts, before travelling to the Netherlands to study with Enrico Gatti at The Royal Conservatorium, in The Hague. Recently repatriated having been based in Paris for almost 10 years, Julia has freelanced with some of the finest European…

Profile | Viol: Laura Vaughan

Following her return from studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2004, she has established an active performing career encompassing a wide range of solo and chamber repertoire across Australasia. Passionate about the unique sound world of the viol, Laura is committed to bringing this exquisite repertoire to audiences around the world. She…

Stan Kornel

At 12, Stan formed with his elder siblings the Kornel String Quartet, performing in Canberra and Sydney.

Andrew Meisel

Andrew Meisel was born in Sydney and began his musical and double bass studies at the age of 16. He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium in 1996 after five years of study with Brett Berthold and in the same year was awarded a Big Brother Scholarship for overseas study. Andrew spent five months in London…

Heloise Meisel

[divider] Heloise’s concerts [events_list limit=5 pagination=1 tag=1019, 754] Blog posts and interviews with Heloise [display-posts tag=”heloise-meisel” image_size=”thumbnail” wrapper=”div” include_date=”true” date_format=”M j, Y” include_excerpt=”true”] We asked Heloise a few questions [list type=’arrow’] How old were you when you decided to be a musician and what led you the instrument(s) you now play? Almost five. My older…

Profile | Jenny Eriksson

Jennifer is widely recognised as one of Australia’s best known and most versatile viola da gambists.

Helen Ayres

Helen Ayres is a Doctoral graduate from the University of Melbourne where she studied with Mark Mogilevsky and completed research into the music of the Romanian violinist and composer George Enescu. She served as Acting Head of Strings in 2007 and continues now as a violin teacher and examiner. Helen has previously held a full-time…

Helen Ireland

Helen Ireland, originally from Adelaide, has made Melbourne her home since moving in 2000 to attend the Australian National Academy of Music. Soon after Flinders Quartet was formed, and as her dream had been for many years to be a member of a permanent string quartet it is not surprising that the Flinders Quartet has…

Zoe Knighton

Zoe Knighton began cello studies at the age of nine and has since made a career as a pedagogue, chamber musician and soloist. In 2008, Zoe founded the Melbourne Chamber Feast as a biannual festival, and in 2009 was the Artistic Director of the Montsalvat twenty concert series. She was an adjudicator for the 2009…

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