Three great events taking place across Europe showcasing Australian Music…
Munich Australia Week
CAM was delighted to be part of the recent Munich Australia Week with a concert of music for cello and piano given by Coral Lancaster and Wendy Hiscocks (pictured below). This programme of contemporary Australian music included the German premiere of Wendy Hiscocks’ Songline for piano and cello.
This year’s Australia Week reflected Germany’s friendship and cooperation with Australia and it is hoped will be the springboard for an annual event.
‘You definitely enriched AUSTRALIA WEEK with your music, the brilliant performance and charming presentation!’Festival Director, Ralf Klepper
Pictured above at the Movimento rehearsal studio (l-r): Festival Director Ralf Kepper, pianist and composer Wendy Hiscocks, visiting artist from Australia, William Barton (didgeridoo) and cellist Coral Lancaster.
‘Australia Week was a visionary concept that successfully provided a platform for Australian interests, both artistic and business, to meet with like-minded people in Germany. CAM was delighted and privileged to be part of this enterprise.’
‘I endorse Australia Week with total confidence, and would like to encourage other Australians to fully support this amazing event.’Wendy Hiscocks
Wendy Hiscocks’ Summer Air Premiere
On 6 November The Callia Quartet will perform the World Premiere of Summer Air by Wendy Hiscocks as part of their Back in Bloomsbury concert.
Wendy’s string quartet started life as three movements which premiered in 2001, each inspired by a piece of art or a photograph.
his final movement Summer Air reflects on a magical moment when the composer saw insects and seeds floating in a meadow in a soft summer light. This added a fourth movement to the existing three movement quartet to form the four seasons.
The Callia Quartet will perform Summer Air alongside quartets by Thomas Hewitt Jones, Florence Price and Joseph Haydn.
Three Aussie’s in One Concert
Coming up on 29 November is a concert with Australian pianist Piers Lane as the soloist in Carl Vine’s Second Piano Concerto, a piece he premiered in 2012 with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
The concert will be conducted by fellow Australian, Scott Wilson (pictured) with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra – a terrific orchestra made up of outstanding young players from across the UK. Every professional orchestra in the British Isles contains alumni of YMSO, many of whom are section principals.
This programme will have broad appeal featuring evocative music that is suitable for people who are new to classical music, as well as those who are more familiar. The music of Australian composer Carl Vine is always so accessible, whilst being of such high quality.