Orpheus Music Courses 2015 

 

 

Orpheus Recorder Boutique  4-9 January 2015 at Armidale NSW Australia

 Bookings open June 1 2014 http://www.trybooking.com/83518

Details and costs of registration and board are available in Trybookings

 

Tutors:

Ruth Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA, VIC)

Barbara Jerjen (AUSTRALIA, ACT)

Maria Martinez Ayerza (SPAIN)

Robyn Mellor (AUSTRALIA, ACT)

Hans-Dieter Michatz (AUSTRALIA, NSW)

Kamala Bain (NEW ZEALAND)

Hannah Coleman (AUSTRALIA, VIC)

 

Orpheus Recorder Boutique 2014
Dates
5-10 January 2014
Registration: Saturday from 1pm. Sunday from 8.00am. We are happy to pick up and drop off people arriving on train/plane/bus for those staying on campus.
Attendance Times: Classes run from 9.00am until 5.15pm with evening playing sessions and evening concerts beginning at 7.30pm
Venue
PLC Armidale, Crest Road Armidale NSW.
Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or larger rooms are available.
About
The Orpheus Recorder Boutique is a new initiative from Orpheus Music. It is an intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players (must be able to read C and F fingerings). Six days of technique classes, two ensembles classes daily, along with Recorder Orchestra.
Strictly limited to 60 participants, each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs. Each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week.
Groups and set works.
No more than 4 set works will be required. Following close of enrolments on 15 September, participants will be organised by the tutors into groups according to standard and balance of instruments and a repertoire will be selected that best suits each level. Each participant will receive a list of set works along with a part allocation in early October. If you have not attended an Orpheus Music Course before, you will be contacted to discuss your playing level.

Venue

PLC Armidale, Crest Road Armidale NSW.

Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or larger rooms are available.

 

About

The Orpheus Recorder Boutique is a new initiative from Orpheus Music. It is an intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players (must be able to read C and F fingerings). Six days of technique classes, two ensembles classes daily, along with Recorder Orchestra.

Strictly limited to 90 participants, each group will be a balanced and fully functional small ensemble that caters to each individual’s needs. Each group will work with a variety of tutors throughout the week.

 

Groups and set works.

No more than 5 set works will be required.  Around the end of August, participants will be organised by the tutors into groups according to standard and balance of instruments and a repertoire will be selected that best suits each level.  Each participant will receive a list of set works along with a part allocation in late September If you have not attended an Orpheus Music Course before, you will be contacted to discuss your playing level.

 

Concerts:

There will be 3 Backboard concerts and a final concert at the New England Regional Art Museum on Friday 9th January at 4pm. Visitors, friends and family are welcome at no additional cost.

 

Tutors:

Kamala Bain (NZ) is a recorder performance graduate of the both the University of Auckland, where she studied with David Coomber, and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied with Walter van Hauwe and Paul Leenhouts. Whilst living in Europe, Kamala performed and toured widely with several ensembles, including the Royal Wind Music for which she was assistant director. She maintains contacts with ensembles in Australia and Europe and toured with the Royal Wind Music in 2010, performed with Pinchgut Opera in Sydney 2011, and recorded in Ireland with Laoise O’Brien in 2012. Kamala is touring with her NZ ensemble Barocca in 2013, and is an artist teacher at the New Zealand School of Music.

 

Hannah Coleman (VIC) is Melbourne-based recorder player whose repertoire ranges from the medieval to the contemporary. Recent highlights include performances of Telemann Double Recorder Concerto, with Ruth Wilkinson and Ludovico’s Band; Bach Cantatas at Newman College;  Brandenburg IV with Genevieve Lacey and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, ‘traveller’ a solo program combining music and text and recital concerts in Sydney and Melbourne with Duo H|A (recorder, piano, electronics).  She studied primarily with Ruth Wilkinson at The University of Melbourne, and Jorge Isaac at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Hannah teaches recorder, theory and musicianship to students of all ages; and regularly conducts workshops and rehearsals for community organisations.

 

Barbara Jerjen (ACT) moved to Australia in 1995 and started working for Music for Everyone in Canberra, where she has been responsible for the recorder and flute program. She has been a regularly appointed tutor at the Bundanoon recorder workshops organised by the Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society (CREMS) and the Sydney Recorder Society (SRS).

 

María Martínez Ayerza (SPAIN) holds a MMus degree from the Amsterdam Conservatoire, where she studied with Paul Leenhouts, and a MA in Musicology from the University of Amsterdam. A fervent ensemble player, she performs and records repertoire of all ages with The Royal Wind Music, ÆroDynamic and Seldom Sene. María is Recorder Consort Professor at the Royal College of Music in London and has coached workshops, courses and masterclasses all over Europe and in Australia. She plays regularly for young children in cooperation with the Memorable Moments Foundation and is a founding editor of the magazine Blokfluitist. In 2012 she co-initiated the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam. www.mariayerza.com


Robyn Mellor (ACT) has performed and taught for over 20 years on the recorder and as a music teacher, conductor and administrator, working with children, teenagers and adults. Robyn has had extensive experience in workshops and national festivals in Australia and New Zealand, and as past musical director of Music for Everyone in Canberra.

 

Hans-Dieter Michatz (NSW) migrated to Australia in 1983 after obtaining Diplomas in Music Education in Hannover and a Solo Performance Diploma from the Royal Conservatorium, The Hague, where he specialised on Baroque Flute under the guidance of Barthold Kuijken. He has performed and recorded with numerous groups including The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, The Sydney Chamber Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the ABC, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Salut Baroque and The Sydney Consort. His recorder class at the Sydney Conservatorium has produced some of Australia’s finest young recorder players. Currently, Hans-Dieter is Classical Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) as well as the patron of the Sydney Society of Recorder Players.

 

Ruth Wilkinson (VIC) is a recorder, viol and violone player whose musical expertise and passions are based on the performance of music from the 12th to the 18th century. As a member of many of Australia’s most established early music ensembles including, La Romanesca, Capella Corelli and Consort Eclectu, she has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and South East Asia for Musica Viva. Ruth studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Hans-Martin Linde and Jordi Savall.  Ruth’s playing commitments are complemented by the teaching of Recorder and Historical Performance Practice at the Early Music Studio of the University of Melbourne. In 2012 she was made an honorary associate of the Monash University School of Music.  She has produced a generation of talented professional recorder players.

 

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