Author Archives: Liz

Unintended hiatus for the global arts community – 2020

As the entire human population of the globe is aware, we are living through an unprecedented global pandemic due to the Coronavirus. In mid-March, this event effectively shut down the Australian arts industry overnight. We have no idea when we will be able to perform publicly again.

Needless to say, all my planned performing activities are on hold indefinitely. I hope to be able to share new dates with you soon. In the meantime, along with all my incredible colleagues, I’m busying myself creating and uploading digital content, and linking to existing online content.

There are hundreds of thousands of Australians employed in the creative sector who need support at this time. I encourage those of you who are able to explore online content, and ways to remunerate the creators of that content for their time and expertise.

Italian Baroque Sessions, Van Diemen’s Band – 1-8th March 2020

I’m looking forward to my first trip to Tassie this year for Van Diemen’s Band’s Italian Baroque Sessions Academy and Festival with Italian early-music superstars Enrico Gatti and Elena Bianchi!

The academy runs from 1-5th March, with a festival running over the following weekend from 5-8th March.

If you’re lucky, you might spot me playing my baroque viola…

Check out all the academy details here, and festival details here.

Scorned Women, PSMF – 2nd January 2020

For my first performance in 2020, I’m stoked to be joining Louisa Hunter Bradley and David McFarlane for a programme of incredible early Italian repertoire at the ever-excellent Peninsula Summer Music Festival. Come on down to Balnarring and enjoy a glass of vino and some intense early music!

Full programme and ticketing details can be found here, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the festival programme!

Fantasticus, Morgan/Welsh duo, OBGF – 15th January 2020

I’m absolutely thrilled to be revisiting my duo with the very excellent Ann Morgan at this year’s Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival. We’re going to be performing a fantastic programme of oddities from the 17th- and early 18th-Centuries and you should definitely come and check it out.

Festival details and ticketing information can be found here.

Sonic Genome, Berlin Jazz Festival – 31st October-3rd November 2019

I’m such a lucky duck, I get to head to Europe TWICE in the second half of this year, and my final trip is for Jazzfest Berlin!

The Australian Art Orchestra will be heading over to help open the festival with Anthony Braxton’s epic show “Sonic Genome”. More special treats on the programme can be found here.

Excerpt from Composition No. 359 by Anthony Braxton