The word is out! Old favourites, new friends in 2017.
Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia's most loved chamber music ensembles. Their dynamic performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem, and the quartet is a highly respected force in Australian chamber music.
Following on from her debut in 2015 directing The Gypsy Palace, Rebecca Chan returns with a lush night vision complete with heartfelt songs and Schoenberg's glorious twilit confessions for strings, Verklarte Nacht.
Zoë Black and Joe Chindamo are routinely described as edgy and a welcome new and unique voice to the world of chamber music: their music is informed by the rigour of classical music and the excitement and urbanity of jazz, displaying a daring disregard for boundaries.
Formed in 2013, Peninsula Chamber Musicians Inc. have rapidly developed as an outstanding presence in the artistic landscape of the Mornington Peninsula.
The students performing for you at this concert will be the winners of the Peninsula Music Society’s 2017 Bursary Awards. All entrants will have been auditioned and interviewed by a panel of adjudicators who decide the winners. Members of the panel are all professional musicians and independent of PMS.
Merlyn Quaife is one of Australia's most highly regarded sopranos and a performer of great versatility. Her regular performances have included opera, oratorio, chamber music, lieder and contemporary music. She is a great champion of new music and has had many works composed for her. In 2013 she was awarded an AM for her 'services to music'
Based in South Melbourne Town Hall, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) is Australia's leading performance training academy for our elite-level young musicians.