Kats-Chernin and Cislowksa

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Elena Kats-Chernin, composer, piano
Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano

In this fun-filled tête-a-tête with the composer and her long-time collaborator, we delve into Elena Kats-Chernin’s treasure trove of compositions: a delightful sneak peek into the unique beauty and scope of her music, from her two recent and chart-topping albums with Cislowska: Butterflying and Unsent Love Letters: meditations on the music of Erik Satie, described by critics as “outstanding… a triumph” (Readings Monthly, 2017).


Nick Parnell Masterclass – Thursday 26th May

Parnell_masterclassPercussion Master-Class

Learn from Australia’s leading vibraphonist and percussionist all about the latest playing techniques in this interactive master-class. It covers topics from how to get started on playing tuned percussion instruments through to the latest mallet techniques. Whether you play percussion in a school band, play piano or drums at home, or are interested in learning for the first time, this class will give you detailed tips on how to sound the best you can!


Age Suitability: Age 5 – 100

Ideal for: Percussionists, drummers, piano players and anyone interested in percussion

Duration: 50 mins

Cost: $10

About Nick Parnell

Born in the Australian outback, Nick Parnell began teaching himself drums in his parents’ sheep shearing shed at the age of ten. Such humble beginnings ignited a passion in Parnell that has led to accolades including first place in the International Melbourne Percussion Competition, a Centenary of Federation Medal awarded by the Australian Government and the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. in performance from the University of Adelaide.


Upcoming events

May 2016 offers a variety of events, just look at the list below.

Grand Western Tour – Jazz and Wind concert from Sydney Conservatorium

Simon Tedeschi Piano Recital

Music Mayhem – Simon Tedeschi’s concert for kids

Jane Rutter Flute Masterclass

Nick Parnell Percussion Concert & Workshop

Choral Gala – Featuring Vivaldi’s Gloria.



Grand Western Tour Concert

Madison&RebeccaJoin us at the Orange Regional Conservatorium for a special western tour from the Sydney Conservatorium. The Tour will include 5 undergraduate musicians including David Miller AM.

Wednesday 4th May – 7pm

Tickets – $15/adult, $10/concession.

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The trio will play a number of jazz standards, original compositions and music by contemporary American and European jazz musicians.


Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano FP.43

Heitor Villa Lobos: Duet for Oboe and Bassoon W.535

André Jolivet: Duet for Oboe and Bassoon

Trios from the Baroque Period


Bernhard Molique: Oboe Concertino in G Minor

Antal Dorati: Five Pieces for Solo Oboe

Ludwig Lebrun: Oboe Concerto No.2 in G minor

W.A.Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major K.314

Georg Telemann: Fantasie No. 11 for Solo Oboe


W.A.Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major K.191

Marcel Bitsch: Concertino for Bassoon and Piano

Our programs for the tour will be chosen from the above repertoire list with perhaps some extras.



5_1Alexander Inman-Hislop (drums) was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Alexander immigrated to Sydney at 7 years of age. Initially a clarinettist, he moved to alto saxophone late in primary school. In high school, directors of the music program and his class teacher noticed his talent for drumming, urging him to pursue the instrument and receive tuition. Today as a scholarship recipient of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Alexander continues his exploration as a professional musician; negotiating regional and international tours, gigs and recording sessions between University commitments. Alex is currently studying with Simon Barker, having previously studied with James Waples and Andrew Dickeson.


5_4Felix Bornholdt (piano) is a Sydney-based pianist from New Zealand. Growing up in Wellington, Felix moved to Sydney in 2014 to study Jazz Piano at the Conservatorium. Prior to moving he received awards for most outstanding pianist and the Judges Special Commendation award at the Manawatu Jazz Festival and Wellington International Jazz Festival. He also performed a two-hour solo set on the Michael Parakowhai piano, New Zealand’s entry in the 2012 Venice Biennale. In Sydney Felix is an active member of the live music scene, performing regularly in various ensembles and with ska band Project Collective Ska. Felix is influenced heavily by the music published by German record label ECM, particularly pianists Keith Jarrett, Paul Bley and Marcin Wasilewski.


5_2Jacques Emery (bass) is currently undertaking a BMus in jazz double bass at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he is the recipient of the Michael Bannigan scholarship. He is a current member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and will tour with the ensemble to the Netherlands, Germany and China later in 2016. His compositions have been performed by amateur and professional ensembles from Sydney including The Emerald City Viols, the ERS percussion trio and the Sydney Youth Orchestra percussion ensemble. His teachers have included Karl Dunnicliff, Abel Cross, Dave Campbell and Philip South and currently studies with Craig Scott.


IMG_0568Madison Hallworth (oboe) has been playing the oboe for ten years. She has enjoyed music from a young age and studied the piano and voice before settling on the oboe. When she was twelve she successfully auditioned for the Sydney Youth Orchestras and remained a member of the orchestra for seven years. At the age of fourteen she joined the Rising Stars Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she studied under Ngaire de Korte. She now studies with Alexandre Oguey, Principal Cor Anglais of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Madison has participated in various music programs and camps, including the Sydney Youth Orchestra, SBS Youth Symphony Orchestra, Australian International Symphonic Orchestra Institute and Australian Youth Orchestra. She most recently participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s 2016 February Season in which she played principal oboe. In July she will travel with AYO on an international tour to Amsterdam, Germany, Beijing, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney. She also enjoys teaching the oboe and has been privately teaching since 2013. Madison also loves chamber music and has thoroughly enjoyed being a member of a woodwind trio, quartet and quintet whilst studying at the Conservatorium. In addition she has played a wider range of chamber music including the Beethoven octet, the Mozart octet, the Strauss Serenade for 13 winds and the Poulenc sextet. Madison is scheduled to complete her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium this year. After graduation she hopes to complete her Masters in Europe and is currently in the process of planning a trip to Paris, Amsterdam, Germany, Salzburg and the UK to meet teachers.


Grand Wetsern TourDavid Miller AM (piano) is widely recognized as one of Australia’s leading pianists, chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. He has been appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for his service to music. His distinguished career has included partnerships with many internationally renowned singers and instrumentalists. His performing schedule has taken him to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia, Korea, Vanuatu, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as through most parts of Australia. He has toured and recorded regularly for the ABC and 2MBS-FM and served for several years on the Artistic Review Panel for Musica Viva Australia. Mr Miller has been on the staff of Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 1980 and in 1995 was appointed the first chair of the Ensemble Studies Unit, with responsibility for Chamber Music/Accompaniment tuition and administration throughout the institution.  He introduced an innovative and comprehensive program of study for students at both graduate and under-graduate levels and actively promoted a wide variety of performance opportunities for student ensembles in concerts, broadcasts and tours. He has also conducted master classes and lectures for universities, conservatoriums, music organizations and music conferences in many parts of Australia and Asia.   David Miller’s studio has produced many of Australia’s finest young piano

accompanists. He has been instrumental in setting up the Geoffrey Parsons Australian Scholarship and other awards to assist all young accompanists and repetiteurs in the development of their careers.  He is currently the President of the Accompanists’ Guild of NSW and very active in the promotion of piano accompaniment as an independent art form worthy of professional recognition and academic research


RebeccaRebecca Allen (bassoon) started her musical education at 3 years of age when attending Australian Music Schools. This early introduction of both piano and voice instigated a passion for music, which lead her to begin her studies on the flute. She successfully auditioned for Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, where she was then invited too take up the Bassoon. Here she studied with Roger Brooke, Associate Principal Bassoon of Sydney Symphony Orchestra. While at high school Rebecca participated in many of the NSW Performing Arts Unit ensembles, taking part on the international Europe tour in 2011 as principal Bassoon. Rebecca now studies Bassoon with Andrew Barnes at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She also has occasional lessons with Matthew Wilke – Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and both Douglas Eyre and Matthew Ockenden- Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. She is currently undertaking an internship with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Rebecca has been largely involved in ensemble playing at the Conservatorium, ranging from the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and an assortment of chamber ensembles. Some of the programs and camps she has externally participated in include the Sydney Youth Orchestra, SBS Youth Symphony Orchestra, Australian International Symphonic Orchestra Institute and Australian Youth Orchestra. Rebecca privately teaches both Bassoon and Flute at multiple schools in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. She is particularly dedicated to teaching the Fagottino (a mini Bassoon) to younger students.

Rebecca is due to graduate with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) this year. She is then travelling to London, Germany, Amsterdam, Austria and France in July to seek potential teachers and further education for a Masters degree in Europe.


Simon Tedeschi visit

Simon Tedeschi will be performing at the Orange Regional Conservatorium on Friday 6th May at 6pm for 6:30pm.

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists, awarded several prestigious prizes including first prize in the Keyboard division of the Royal Overseas League Competition (UK), Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year Award, and the Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation (USA).

Tedeschi will be presenting a program of Gershwin favourites. This concert is definitely one not to be missed! It is a fabulous opportunity for ORC supporters and students to enjoy. This event is presented in association with Musica Viva Australia and Simon will all be offering a Music Mayhem workshop on Saturday 7th May for young budding pianists to be involved in.

Tickets are available at the ORC Admin and on Eventbrite .

More information about Simon Tedeschi Recital….