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Orpheus Recorder Boutique
5-10 January 2014 at Armidale NSW Australia
Kamala Bain (NEW ZEALAND)
Zana Clarke (AUSTRALIA, NSW)
Hans-Dieter Michatz (AUSTRALIA, NSW)
Robyn Mellor (AUSTRALIA, ACT)
Ruth Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA, VIC)
PLC Armidale, Crest Road Armidale NSW.
Full board is available at PLC Armidale. Single room, twin share or larger rooms are available.
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.
Enrolment Due Date
15 September 2013. (Late enrolments please contact Orpheus Music to check if there are places remaining.)
ENROL EARLY to ensure your place. There are only 60 places available. Your place will be secured when we receive your enrolment form with payment.
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.
Zana Clarke (NSW)is the found er and director of Orpheus Music. Over the past 20 years Orpheus has conducted recorder festivals, seminars, and workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand, established the annual recorder courses In Armidale, and become the premier retailer of recorders and recorder sheet music in Australia/New Zealand. Zana’s own interest in composing for the recorder also lead to the establishment of Orpheus Music Publications, with a catalogue now containing nearly 250 works for the recorder, sold worldwide. Zana has taught throughout Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK, and as a performer she has recorded 8 CDs of Medieval, Baroque and Contemporary music.
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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