AN EVENING OF MUSIC BY TWO EXTRAORDINARILY
THE ROCKS ALBANY
SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2010
TICKET PRICE $45
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These two international musicians will explore the duet repertoire of Telemann, Couperin, Hotetterre, Monteclair and will feature the magnificent solo Violin Passacaglia of Heindrich Ignaz Franz von Biber.
Cynthia, now living in Vienna, but completed her violin studies at Sydney Conservatorium, is, with Ruth, the core of the early music ensemble, Capella Corelli, which toured and recorded in Italy last year. Ruth is based in Melbourne. They are both frequent guests of Musica Viva.
Ruth Wilkinson teaches and performs early music in Melbourne with La Romanesca, a group specializing in medieval and Renaissance music and the Elysium ensemble. She studied the recorder with Hans-Martin Linde and viola da gamba with Jordi Savall at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland. Ruth has been involved in many recording projects with the Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century, La Romanesca and the Elysium ensemble, as well as a solo recording of the Suites for Voice Flute by Charles Dieupart- all with the Move label.
Ruth’s playing commitments are complemented by teaching the recorder and Viola da Gamba at the Early Music Studio at the University of Melbourne.
She has produced a generation of talented professional recorder players who are working in Australia, Europe and America including the recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey. As a teacher Ruth has taught Medieval Music in Vienna at Universitat für Musik und Darstellende Kunst and is in demand at specialist Early Music workshops around Australia.
Cynthia O’Brien is regarded as one of Australia’s leading baroque violinists.
She founded the baroque trio Capella Corelli, who were at the forefront of establishing historical performance practice in Australia. For the trio’s first performance she won a National Critic’s Circle Award and has been repeatedly praised for her ‘superb musicianship.’
On modern violin Cynthia has been a member of the renowned Australian Contemporary Music Ensemble.
She founded the Australian Baroque Orchestra and was a member of the Australian Fortepiano Trio, the Wiener Akademie, Duo Amadeo Vienna and the Capella Accademica Vienna. She has performed in many countries in Europe, and in Russia and the USA.
She studied modern violin in Sydney and the University for Music in Vienna, as well as the Accademia Chigiana Siena with Salvatore Accardo. Baroque studies were in Vienna and, with Lucy van Dael, in Holland.
She has performed with such notables as Luigi Tagliavini, Anner Bijlsma, Walter van Hauwe and Hans-Maria Kneihs. Cynthia was a tutor in the Vanecek Moto-cognition method at the University of Vienna. She travels to Australia each year for concert and teaching engagements. CDs are with Move Records. Activities in 2009 besides work with Capella Corelli, included a concert in Sydney with Japanese Koto, playing in the baroque orchestra for the Victorian Opera’s production of Handel’s Xerxes and leading I solisti Della
Capella di Santa Maria.