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Arioso Chamber Ensemble demo recording

This group has been performing together for a few years now, and last year in the midst of a busy series of concerts we managed to record this demo of an aria from one of our favourite colections of music … Continue reading

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AUSTA National Orchestra European Tour

It’s just over two weeks away, and I can almost believe that it’s really happening – a tour with my Australian string playing colleagues to Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna and Prague, organized by AUSTA‘s wonderful President, Stephen Chin. We will … Continue reading

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Concerts added to calendar

Most musicians live by their diary, whether electronic or good old paper. I’ve just added a whole lot of concert dates to my calendar – there’s probably a way of doing this once electronically and having it appear on my … Continue reading

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AUSTA National Conference 2015

I’m honoured to be giving a presentation on Baroque style at the AUSTA Australian Strings Association) conference in July. This event is not only for strings teachers, performers and instrument makers, but for students too. Click here for a flyer with … Continue reading

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All the fun of the Faire

In spite of the threat of wet weather, on Saturday the sky was blue, perfect for an afternoon out at theGold Coast Renaissance Faire. However, I think many people were still cleaning up after the deluge the night before, so … Continue reading

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Gold Coast Renaissance Faire 2015

There’s nothing quite like the sound of a consort of crumhorns! Once again, the Early Music Qld Consort will be performing at the Gold Coast Renaissance Faire. We’ll also be playing recorders, strings, percussion and serpent. This year, we’ll also … Continue reading

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Brisbane Baroque Festival

I’m excited to be part of this event, playing in the orchestra for Handel’s opera “Faromondo” and Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas”. Lot’s of notes for the fiddles in the Handel – in fact, at over three hours, it’s a bit … Continue reading

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“Drama and Virtuosity” – CPE Bach’s works for violin and harpsichord

I’ll be continuing my long collaboration on early music projects with harpsichordist Peter Hagen with this programme of sometimes dramatically stormy and other times hauntingly lyrical music showing off an almost schizophrenic musicality by CPE Bach -  sonatas, fantasias and … Continue reading

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Early Music workshop

Together with Patrice Connelly, I”l be presenting a fun, informative workshop exploring early string playing techniques (viola da gamba & baroque strings), and ensemble repertoire -viol fantasias and baroque dance styles – and much more. Suitable for both those new … Continue reading

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After the past month of late night rehearsals combined with early mornings of getting to school orchestra/choir practises, the family and I seem to be surviving and I now have a chance to catch up on other projects. Coming up … Continue reading

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