• traveller’s tales thursday april 27th at 6.30pm we are excited to have ben dollman (baroque violin and viola) and monica schmidt anderson (recorders) play for us for a special concert, launching their duo dual aura

    ben is lead violin with the brandenburg orchestra, based in australia and monica is a renowned danish recorder player based in sweden.
    the concert will be approximately 45 minutes

    Using our showroom as a performance space they will present an eclectic program of music called ‘traveller’s tales…’  encompassing folk traditions and early/baroque works through to new compositions flavoured by these influences. Featuring threads from Scandinavia, Brittany and the British Isles; works by Telemann meeting those of Ross Edwards and contemporary Australia; coming together in a playful and exuberant journey of dance and song across the ages.
    Ben Dollman - violin
    Ben is one of Australia’s leading performers on baroque violin, having held the position of Principal Violin in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for over ten years.
    Studies in early violin began at Indiana University with the Australian baroque violinist Stanley Ritchie. Upon returning to Australia, Ben was mentored by Lucinda Moon and invited to become a regular member of the ABO in 1999.
    He has performed as soloist and concertmaster on a number of occasions, and was a featured soloist on two ARIA award-wining albums for best classical album. In 2015 he was the recipient of a Brandenburg Foundation Study Grant to undertake extensive professional development work in Europe.
    Based in Adelaide, he is active in a diverse range of musical styles: leading the early music group Ensemble Galante, performing contemporary and improvised music and as a regular guest with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He also holds a Masters in Environmental Studies and shares a passion for sustainability!
    Monica Schmidt Andersen – recorders
    Monica is one of Denmark’s finest emerging musicians and is building a creative career in performance on recorders in diverse forms.
    Having graduated from her soloist diploma at The Danish National Academy of Music in 2016, she recently won the 1st prize in Nordhorn Solo Recorder Competition in 2016 and is now active as a soloist (Odense Symphony Orchestra, SDMK Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Zimmermann) and chamber musician creating projects and ensembles ranging from early and folk music to contemporary music and music theatre.
    In 2014 she released her first album “Puls” together with Trio Nebula featuring all new commissions for the group, and in 2017 she will release a solo album with organ and another with The Nordic Baroque Band.
    She has also completed a Masters in Psychology for Musicians from The University of Sheffield and as a teacher has developed her own concepts ‘Performance Lab’ and ‘Performatorium’, where children and professionals across all instruments, voices and ages explore stage presence and the psychology and art of performing.

    we have limited spaces and anticipate that this event will fill quickly.

    please reserve your place for this event by purchasing $40 tickets online here

    (full proceeds will go to the artists)

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