3-8 January 2016 at Armidale NSW Australia
Bookings open 1st June 2015 http://www.trybooking.com/130810
Early Bird Discount available for the first 2 weeks of June.
Put in the following Pomo Code (ORB16EB) in the final check out process.
Hannah Coleman (AUSTRALIA, VIC)
Robyn Mellor (AUSTRALIA, ACT)
Rodney Waterman (AUSTRALIA, VIC)
Ruth Wilkinson (AUSTRALIA, VIC)
Ryan Williams (AUSTRALIA, VIC)
Daniel Murphy (AUSTRALIA, NSW) Youth Stream
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 places. 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.
This year there will be a special Youth Stream and on campus option for unaccompanied minors.
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.
There will be 3 Backboard concerts and a final concert at the New England Regional Art Museum on Friday 8th January at 4pm. Visitors, friends and family are welcome at no additional cost.
Town Dinner will be held at the Wicklow at 6.30 at a cost of $45 pp.
Registration - Course Fee: (includes tutoring, morning and afternoon teas, and concerts).
Full time $680; Concession $540; and School student $410. Early Bird Discount available for the first 2 weeks of June. Put in the following Pomo Code (ORB16EB) in the final check out process.
Residential (Full board 7 nights all meals including the Town Dinner):
Single Room $730; Twin Share pp. $660; Dormitory pp. $630 (partitioned private cubicle). Dormitory pp. $760 (18 and under supervised) There are limited number of single rooms, so allocation is on a “first-in first-served” basis
Non-Residential Catering: Lunches (6) $110; All Lunches and Dinners (inlcuding Town Dinner) $250. Town Dinner $45.
Enrolment Due Date:
31 August 2015. (Late enrolments please contact Orpheus Music to check if there are places remaining.)
ENROL EARLY to ensure your place. There are limitede places available. Your place will be secured when we receive your enrolment form with payment.
50% refund if withdrawing before 30 September 2015
25% refund if withdrawing before 30 November 2015
No refund after 1 December 2015
Hannah Coleman (VIC) is a 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.
Daniel Murphy (NSW) is a Sydney based musician and music teacher, after completing a BMUS at Sydney Con he pursued a career in music education. Daniel is currently studying a Masters of Education at UNE, and is currently a member of the newly formed recorder quartet 'Stigma' who had their debut performance at Sydney Conservatorium in 2014, and performed for International group Tafelmusik in 2015.Daniel is involved with NSW Public Schools (NSWPS) Recorder teaching, having toured China with NSWPS Recorder Consort, conducted 700 NSWPS students at the Opera House for the Instrumental Music Festival, and conducts the NSWPS Recorder Camp.
Robyn Mellor (ACT) is from Perth originally, where she gained a degree in music education from UWA. After studying recorder performance in Holland for 3 years, Robyn settled in Canberra, where she still lives. She has performed and conducted workshops around Australia and in New Zealand, and directs local recorder ensemble Walking the Dog and a small women's vocal ensemble Polifemy. She has been a regular teacher at the Orpheus Music summer schools over the years. Robyn enjoys working on technique, and in particular exploring the ways in which articulation and phrasing may be used to enhance the musicality of performance.
Rodney Waterman (VIC) studied recorder with the Dutch virtuoso Kees Boeke in Italy and The Netherlands in the 1980s. His repertoire is eclectic, with a particular interest in improvised and spontaneous music making. Rodney’s CD, Água e Vinho, with Melbourne guitarist Doug de Vries, was released internationally by ECM Records Germany in 2001. He was a regular performer at the Eltham Jazz Festival (2007-10) where he paid musical tribute to jazzman Ade Monsbourgh's Recorder in Ragtime legacy. Rodney and sculptor Paul Blizzard's premier performance of their composition, Dancing the Chisel for Recorder Player and Stone Mason, was hailed as a highlight of the 2014 Ballarat Festival of Slow Music. In 2015 Rodney will collaborate in a performance project with Melbourne musicians, accordionist Anthony Schultz and singer Deborah Kayser. Rodney currently teaches classroom music and Italian in various Melbourne schools.
Ruth Wilkinson (VIC)has continued to be very active recorder and violone player. Ruth has an extensive discography which documents her diverse musical life from medieval and Renaissance music with La Romanesca, to the baroque with the trio Capella Corelli and plucked specialists Ludovico’s Band. Ruth has released two solo CD’s; Music for the Countess of Sandwich and Handel’s Recorder.
Among her many activities of 2015 Ruth will give concerts in Italy and Malta with her colleagues Ros Bandt and Cynthia O’Brien. Working together as Trio Avium the group recently released a new recording with the theme of Birdsong.
Ruth studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Hans-Martin Linde and Jordi Savall. Ruth teaches 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.
Ryan Williams (VIC)Ryan's passion for the recorder has led him on a journey full of cross-artform collaboration,engaging performance and exciting improvisation. Ryan studied with Ruth Wilkinson (University of Melbourne), Genevieve Lacey (Australia), Natasha Anderson (Australia/Berlin) and Jorge Isaac (Conservatorium van Amsterdam).Between 2013-15 Ryan recorded and released four albums of original music which includes his first solo album, Wanderings.
Ryan's major performances include the production of with Bell Shakespeare, the production of Ryan's with Snuff Puppets, Australia’s premiere giant puppet company and his own work Life As It Should Be with the cross-artform ensemble Any Kind Of Creature (Amsterdam) performed at the Antwerp Fringe Festival. Between 2012-14 Ryan was the Artistic Director of the Robert Exiner Recorder Festivalin which he designed and implemented recorder workshops in schools as well as produced new performance works.Ryan is a performer-composer, improviser, teacher and sound designer based in Melbourne, Australia.
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