Category Archives: Past Events

Innovazione, Harken Well, PSMF – 14th January 2021

At the turn of the 17th Century, the violin, a new kid on the block, was emerging as a serious instrument for musical expression. 

Just as they had been at the forefront of violin building, the Italians were trailblazing virtuoso performers, travelling the courts of Europe to show off their innovative new musical toy. 

In my first performance in over ten months, Harken Well is thrilled to be playing at the stunning Port Phillip Estate for the Peninsula Summer Music Festival this January. I’ll be joined by very special friends Laura Vaughan (viola da gamba) and Hannah Lane (baroque triple harp) for a programme exploring the blossoming of the violin as one of the world’s most popular instruments.

Check here for details and bookings, and be sure to support other events at the Festival too- it’s been a harrowing year for the Victoria Music Industry, and it’s amazing that the Penisula Festival is making live events happen!

Photograph by Greg Harm.

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.