AFCM 2009 re-broadcast throughout January 2010 on ABC Classic FM

Theme & Variations are Gold Partners of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM).  In 2009, the ABC recorded 12 concerts, from the wonderfully varied programme created by Artistic Director Piers Lane, and these are being aired during the In Performance slot of 8pm on ABC Classic FM Radio throughout January 2010.

The Festival also celebrated the anniversaries of Purcell, Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Albeniz, Martinu, Bloch and Sculthorpe.  

Artists in 2009 included: 

Piers Lane – London-based Australian pianist and the 2009 Artistic Director

Cello – Zuill Bailey (USA)
Cello – Louise Hopkins (UK)
Didgeridoo – William Barton (Australia)
Double Bass – Kees Boersma (Australia)
Flute – Lorna McGhee (Scotland/Canada)
Percussion – Timothy Constable (Australia)
Saxophone – Federico Mondelci (Italy)
Piano – Ian Munro (Australia)
Piano – Kathryn Stott (UK)

Piano – Max Olding (Australia)

Piano – Pamela Page (Australia)
Trombone – Ben Marks (Australia)
Trumpet – Paul Goodchild (Australia)
Violin – Jack Liebeck (UK)
Violin – Atle Sponberg (Norway)
Viola – David Harding (Canada)
Viola – Simon Oswell (Australia)
Countertenor – Russell Harcourt (Australia)


Southern Cross Soloists:

Soprano – Margaret Schindler
Clarinet – Paul Dean
Oboe – Tania Frazer
Bassoon – Leesa Dean
Bassoon – Melissa Woodroffe
Horn – Peter Luff
Piano – Kevin Power

Goldner String Quartet:
Violin – Dene Olding Australia
Violin – Dimity Hall Australia
Viola – Irina Morozova Australia
Cello – Julian Smiles Australia

Camerata of St Johns
An innovative chamber orchestra who perform without a conductor, led by Brendan Joyce .

Lipman Harp Duo:
Sebastian Lipman
Sayo Lipman 

Pianos for all performances are Steinway & Sons Grand Pianos except for the concert at St James’s Cathedral, Townsville where a Boston GP215 was supplied.  All pianos tuned by Ara Vartoukian.


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