Emilie Lemasson beautifully sang masterpieces of opera and song

Lemasson showed a good strong dark chest register in the opening recitative. The aria ranged across gentle ecstasy, again well controlled pianissimi, difficult roulades and a grand finish.

Melodic and tonal Australian songs by living composers

Filled with highly melodic and tonal music, even phrases and simple rhythms in the voice part and high demands placed on the performers. It was enjoyable.

David Saffir and Chris Cartner took listeners into Debussy’s sound world

There is something quite delightful going to a one hour concert in a beautiful venue listening to fine Sydney performers in a most intelligently designed program.

Songs of love from soprano Anita Kyle for an enthralled audience

Chris Cartner’s mission to bring chamber music to different parts of Sydney is a most worthwhile endeavour. He showcases top Sydney talent in intimate surroundings. The concerts are pleasantly a little informal and the big audience at the Lavender Bay performance were enthralled.

La Clarinette Française was lovely Spring evening about mood, colour and bags of atmosphere

The Sonata was superbly played by Ian Sykes with just the right amount of shading as well as expertly delivered helter-skelter ‘runs’ for which the clarinet is famous.

Beauteous. Bubbly. Baroque. Anna Sandström has a perfect voice for early music

A quiet confidence and approached the music with a freshness and humility. And what a voice it is; she sang throughout with a clear well centred voice with minimal vibrato.

Resonance provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with an enormous voice

Chris Cartner’s Resonance series gives the floor to dramatic soprano Mylinda Joyce, a golden-piped singer with a proclivity for German and Italian opera.

Alexander Knight and Chris Cartner – For Love of a Poet

A very satisfying performance of much-loved Schumann repertoire by a promising young Sydney singer. A glass of wine and the chance to chat with performers in the church hall was an added bonus!

Reservoir Trio & Ella Brinch played Legendary Piano Quartets with heart & soul

This concert was a fitting end to a great season. Anyone coming to chamber music for the first or fifty- first time will derive great pleasure from a great social enterprise.

Chris Cartner performs the masterpieces of Franz Liszt

Relatively informal mood, Chris speaks about each piece, illuminating the music. A genuine warmth & mutually beneficial relationship between audience & performer

Heavenly Playing of Supernatural Music

Once again, this exciting new addition to the Sydney classical scene did not disappoint. The Reservoir Trio seems to have a knack for creative programming.

Resonance: Ella Brinch & Chris Cartner

Resonance’s friendly and informal concert series continued last week with a recital by Ella Brinch (viola) and Chris Cartner (piano), performed in Pitt St Uniting Church and Christ Church Lavender Bay. This excellent series of chamber concerts and recitals featuring…

Resonance: Songs from England and Russia

Great music by professional players in an informal and friendly atmosphere I am all for the philosophy behind Chris Cartner’s Resonance Concerts and Events. As Chris explained at this concert on Friday May 30th at the beautiful and stunningly situated…

Chris Cartner presents Chopin Poetry in Music

Today I went to a classical music concert. I’m not what you would call a ‘music lover’. I do like my music, and am musical (at one stage in my life I would even venture to say I was musically…

Resonance: The Art of the Piano Trio

Ursula Nelius (violin), Paul Stender (cello) & Chris Cartner (piano) performed excellently in this short concert transporting the crowd from the stress of the week.

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