Musicians

Musicians2018-06-20T21:24:10+00:00

ADAM PAGE

Adam Page is a multi-instrumentalist, music educator and record producer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Known widely for his critically acclaimed solo multi-instrumental looping performances, Page is also carving his path internationally as a composer. He has written major works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (which he has also conducted), the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet and co-composing with John Psathas, composer of the 2004 Athens Olympics ceremony music.

www.adampage.com.au

Grigoryan Brothers

SLAVA & LEONARD GRIGORYAN

Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world. Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 8 albums with the 9th coming out in 2018. They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as more exotic performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East. Slava and Leonard are blessed with an uncanny ability to perform so seamlessly as a duo that they play and ‘breath’ as one. Growing up and performing together does not guarantee a symbiotic relationship, but what does create the perfect storm is the mutual respect and admiration the brothers have for each other. Perhaps this is the intangible quality that creates their ability to connect with listeners. Slava & Leonard Grigoryan’s deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences.

www.grigoryanbrothers.com

Zoë Black (violin) and Joe Chindamo (piano)

ZOË BLACK & JOE CHINDAMO

Zoë Black and Joe Chindamo are routinely described as edgy and a welcome new and unique voice to the world of Chamber music: their music is informed by the rigour of classical music and the excitement and urbanity of jazz and displays a daring disregard for boundaries.

Josh

JOSH VAN KONKELENBERG

Joshua van Konkelenberg studied piano at the University of Adelaide between 2001 and 2003 with Stefan Ammer and Lucinda Collins, and then at the Australian National Academy of Music with Ian Munro and Rita Reichman, having also studied privately with Graham Williams. In 2004, he was awarded First Class Honours in Composition, and held the positions of Organ Scholar and Assistant Organist at Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Adelaide during his undergraduate studies, studying with David Swale.

After moving to Melbourne in 2006, he worked as a freelance pianist before being appointed College Organist and Music Tutor at Trinity College, Melbourne. He subsequently relocated to London to study organ and improvisation with David Graham and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin at the Royal College of Music, where he received the degree of Master of Music with distinction in 2012, and completed the Ph.D. in Composition (at the University of Adelaide) in the same year.

Joshua was awarded the Walford. E. Davies Prize for Dux of the Organ Faculty at the Royal College of Music, and has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, an University of Adelaide Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and an Australian Postgraduate Award. He is Principal Organist at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Artist-in-Residence at Marryatville High School, and was Chorus Master for Opera Australia’s 2016 production of The Marriage of Figaro.

Unholy Rackett

UNHOLY RACKETT

Australia’s premiere curtal consort, made up of Simon Rickard, Jackie Newcomb and Brock Imison.
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Dean Newcomb

DEAN NEWCOMB

Dean Newcomb is currently the Principal Clarinettist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2008. Dean has performed with various orchestras both in Australia and overseas and was offered the Principal Clarinet position with The Macau Orchestra before deciding to settle in Adelaide. His solo concerto performances with the Queensland Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Schoenberg Ensemble have been met with critical acclaim, with reviewers praising his “musical gifts, technical finesse and outstanding ability” (The Advertiser). Dean regularly performs as a recital and chamber musician in Australia, most notably with The Australia Ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists, Ensemble le Monde and the Hamer String Quartet for the opening of the Melbourne Recital Centre. His active involvement in music education includes giving masterclasses, lectures and tutoring at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, tutoring for the Australian Youth Orchestra and more recently, planning and organising of the ASO’s orchestral traineeship program. Dean is a D’Addario Woodwinds artist.

Julian Ferraretto

JULIAN FERRARETTO

Violinist Julian Ferraretto has been in demand as a soloist and ensemble player both in and out of the UK Jazz scene since arriving from Australia in 2002.

Recent collaborations include arranging and performing with Neil Cowley, Eska Mtungwazi and Carleen Anderson, as well as performances with Natacha Atlas, The Urban Soul Orchestra, Stuart Townend and Wigmore Hall’s creative ensemble Ignite.

www.julianferraretto.com