Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Chelys Germanica, Harken Well – 6th June 2021 – EVENT CANCELLED

UPDATE: Here we go again… It is with the deepest regret that we announce the cancellation of our upcoming Chelys Germanica concert in Beechworth on Sunday 6th June. We were so looking forward to getting back on stage, but with the uncertainty over the length of the current lockdown, it is impossible to proceed. We hope to reschedule for a later date, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, take care Victoria xxxxx

As concerts slowly start to pick up, Harken Well heads back to beautiful Beechworth for a wintry programme of German Baroque music this June. Join us in the glorious Beechworth Town Hall for works by Schmelzer, Rosenmüller, and Froberger, among others! 

You can pre-book via Trybooking here

Please note, all audience members will need to check in to the event with the Service Victoria app. If you don’t have a smart device, our helpful front-of-house volunteers will be able to assist you. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Bandcamp release available! – September 2020

With huge thanks to Creative Victoria, I was able to produce studio recordings of three of my most beloved new pieces for baroque violin by Natasha Anderson, Alexander Garsden, and Samuel Smith.

You can stream or purchase them here:

The Target Has Disappeared for baroque violin and electronics (2018), Natasha Anderson

Chaconne for baroque violin (2019), Alexander Garsden

archive for re-tune baroque violin (2017), Samuel Smith

Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap.

Edited by Alexander Garsden.

Mixed by Anthony Pateras.

These recordings were created on Wurundjeri Country. The artists acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

AAO Mentorship Program – June 2020

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!

All details can be found on AAO’s website.

Solo Series, Australian Art Orchestra – May 2020

The Australian Art Orchestra handed me a shining light in a dark times for artists specifically, and the world generally, giving me the opportunity to make a video for their Solo Series.

Here is my solo improvisation for baroque violin, filmed and recorded by the wonderful Leo Dale at WeFo studios in the midst of a global pandemic.

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.