The Australian Art Orchestra has set up a mentorship programme, which I have the honour of joining as mentor, alongside many esteemed colleagues, friends, and collaborators. Anyone interested in learning about experimental improvisation with bowed string instruments, particularly from the renaissance and baroque, sign up here!
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.
We’re heading up to Beechworth again, for another early Italian baroque concert, but this time with two violins. My friend Tim will be joining us for this special concert raising money for Wildlife Victoria. Please come and support a good cause.
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!