Many regional South Australians have a deep passion for the fine arts, including the rich heritage of classical music. However, they often need to travel long distances to urban areas where fine arts are traditionally offered. Those who ‘travel for their art’ often do so because they prefer live music performance over electronic reproduction, notwithstanding astonishing contemporary advances in sound technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has also reminded us that access to live performances are important in supporting health and wellbeing within communities.
To help make high-quality, live music more accessible, I am pleased to support the Adelaide
Hills Chamber Players, whose charter is to bring great works of the classical repertoire to regional communities throughout the State.
The offerings in these inaugural summer and winter twin music festivals will also breathe new life into South Australia’s community of freelance professional performers and artists who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
I urge music-lovers of all persuasions to support this new venture, which is spear-headed by some of the finest musicians in the country. I hope you enjoy what the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players have to offer!
The Hon Steven Marshall MP
Premier of South Australia
Minister responsible for the Arts
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE
The Board of Management of the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players is proud to offer a wide range of fine music programs in the Central Adelaide Hills, Adelaide’s Southern Vales, near Lake Alexandrina, in the Barossa Valley and even, briefly, in the South East for local communities and those who choose to visit these iconic districts of South Australia.
With assistance from the SA Government, we are able to offer a wide range of music from disparate
historical eras and for a rich mixture of genres including string orchestral, chamber choral, chamber recital and concerts of opera repertoire.
We are especially proud to have our ensembles led by the finest orchestral and choral leaders in the
country and to engage soloists of the highest order. Patrons will recognise celebrated artists such as William Hennessy AM, Sharon Grigoryan, Elizabeth Campbell, Josh van Konkelenberg, Jonathan Bligh, Helen Ayres and Anna Goldsworthy.
The Summer and Winter Fine Music Festivals each comprise 17 performances in five locations over three weeks. In Summer you are invited to surrender to the Spirit of Romanticism by way of music by Tchaikovsky, Fauré, Franck, Dvorak, Mahler, Schumann and many others. In Winter the contrasts of old and new provide a platform for the talented Josh van Konkelenberg to perform his own remarkable work, Daphne, as well as the world premiere of a major new work by Adelaide’s Jakub Jankowski presented by our string orchestra and chamber choir. The same program will feature early music by Schutz and Monteverdi as well as American moderns and guest performances by the remarkable Festival Statesmen. In another major winter program, William Hennessy will direct from the leader’s desk two iconic works for strings: Bartok’s Divertimento and Tchaikovsky’s irresistible Serenade.
We offer a veritable feast for lovers of fine music….away from Mad-March and Saturated Spring. Make up a party and help us celebrate a return to professional performance after a fallow year of live music-making.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our handy locations.
Brian Chatterton OAM
Adelaide Hills Chamber Players
String Orchestra Members
Lester Wong, Tom Helps, Freya Davies, Rachael Richardson, Robert Wallace
Rita Reichbart, Suyeon Ro, Andrew Crothers
Joseph Freer, Monica Myung
Guest Leaders/Directors in 2021
Sharon Grigoryan, William Hennessy AM, Alison Heike
Helen Ayres is a Doctoral graduate of the University of Melbourne and founding member of Seraphim Trio. She has appeared as guest with numerous Australian small ensembles including Flinders Quartet, Syzygy, the Australian Octet and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. After spending two years living in London and studying pedagogy at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Helen has now returned to Adelaide to teach violin at Elder Conservatorium’s Centre for Young Musicians. While living in London Helen performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestra. As part of these orchestras she performed across England, Scotland, Germany, Austria and China. Closer to home, Helen is a past member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has performed as guest principal with Orchestra Victoria and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. With Seraphim Trio Helen has regularly performed at various festivals including the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide French Festival, the Peninsular Summer Music Festival and in 2013, Opera Australia’s Ring Festival in Melbourne. Seraphim has recorded numerous CDs for ABC Classics and are currently part way through a series of trio recordings for ABC Classic FM titled The History of the Piano Trio.
Mario Bellanova is an acclaimed Italian Baritone and Helpmann Awards Nominee. Mario made his debut at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari as Scarpia in their new production of Tosca under the baton of Alberto Veronesi. After having sung in the production of Teatro Reggio di Torino’s La Traviata with Maestro Noseda, he was invited on tour with the company to Tokyo. He then travelled to Adelaide, where he made his opera debut with La Traviata to critical acclaim. More recent engagements include Carmen (Caracalla), La Traviata (Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Andrea Chénier (on tour in Japan with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna), Tristan und Isolde (Teatro di Roma), and Turandot (Teatro de la Maestranza de Sevilla). Other performances include Carmen and Turandot (Palais Nikaia, Nice, France), La Fanciulla del West (Teatro Reggio di Torino and Tel-Aviv Opera), Carmen (Olympics Stadium in Seoul, Korea) which resulted in an invitation by to Placido Domingo Washington Opera in Washington, DC for Andrea Chénier. He has also been heard in Les Contes D’Hoffmann (Teatro di Roma )and was subsequently re-invited for the productions of Faust, Sly by Wolf-Ferrari and Francesca da Rimini. At the Opera de Nice, he sang and was also stunt trainer and coordinator for the fight scenes in Giancarlo Del Monaco’s production of La Fanciulla Del West. He also performed in Falstaff, Gianni Schicchi and Otello which was then presented at the Opera de Montpellier. Mr. Bellanova debuted the role of Scarpia in Tosca at the Solingen Theater and then was engaged as a permanent soloist in Germany at the Bonn Opera house performing in productions of La Traviata, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, Manon Lescaut, Barbiere di Siviglia, Samson et Dalila, Don Giovanni and Der Rosenkavalier.
Jonathan Bligh is a passionate advocate for choral singing in Australia. He is a Vocal Coach, Ensemble Singer and Music Educator. He is currently studying a Master of Music at the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, USA) and has a Bachelor of Music (Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide), Graduate Diploma of Education (University of Adelaide) and a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (London). Jonathan has worked as conductor for many groups across Australia and musicals including Footloose, Les Miserables, Gypsy and Spring Awakening. Jonathan was Head of Vocal Studies at The Scots College (Sydney) and previously worked as a senior music teacher in the Selective Entry Performing Arts Program at Charles Campbell Secondary School (Adelaide). He has presented workshops at many schools and for many organisations including ANCA, ANATS, Kodaly SA.
Suneetha Carter has been playing harp for over 37 years. She attended the University of Adelaide, Australia and University of Toronto, Canada where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in harp performance.
She primarily learnt from Rosemary St John, principal harpist of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. In Canada, her teacher was Judy Loman principal harpist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Her experience is diverse ranging from solo, orchestral, opera, chamber ensemble, television, and musical theatre productions in Australia, Canada and the USA.
She is currently a freelance harpist since her return to Australia. She has worked with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Kapelle Singers, Fusion Pops Orchestra, Mirusia Tour 2016 and played at the Premier Games Appeal Dinner 2014. She also played for Love Actually in Concert when it toured in Adelaide 2019. She frequently works for The University of Adelaide Elder Conservatorium of Music and Adelaide Youth Orchestra.
She also does many corporate events, private functions, charity events, weddings and funerals. She teaches privately and has students travelling from country South Australia and Victoria for lessons. She has been teaching in Tasmania for the last three years. She is now manager and owner of Carter Harps Australia, a company that specialises in Harps, Harp Music, Harp Strings and Accessories.
Elizabeth Campbell has performed with all the major Australian opera, choral and orchestral organisations as well as the recital stage. She has been awarded two Helpmann Awards, Two Green Room Awards, Bayreuth Scholarship, Australian Music Foundation Scholarship and toured USA with the SSO , given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Den Haag and Antwerp, performed regularly with the BBC Singers and performed Messiah at Covent Garden under Sir Charles Mackerras. Her concert repertoire includes the Bach Passions, B minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Choral Symphony, Mahler’s Symphonies. Opera highlights in Adelaide include both Ring Cycles, Andrea Chenier, Little Women, Dead Man Walking, Aida, Il trittico ; other companies Xerxes, Alcina, Carmen, Les Troyens. She has premiered in many Australian works including Lindy, Batavia, Love of the Nightingale and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll in which she appeared for SOSA in 2020. She has a wide recital repertoire and has promoted Australian compositions with many premieres. Recordings include Elgar’s Sea Pictures and Koehne’s Poems of Byron with ASO, Mahler’s Symphony No 2 and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with SSO plus other opera and recital recordings. Elizabeth lives in the Adelaide Hills with husband tenor Thomas Edmonds.
Brian Chatterton OAM
Brian Chatterton OAM was Musical Director of Co-Opera since its inception in 1990. He was formerly Head of Performing Arts at the South Australian College of Advanced Education, Director of the Elder Conservatorium and Dean of Performing Arts at the University of Adelaide. From 1973 to 1978 he worked with State Opera of SA as repetiteur, chorus master and musical director for many productions. He regularly adjudicates at music eisteddfods and from 1972 – 1986 was a member of the music review panels of The Advertiser, The Adelaide Review, Australian Newspapers, the international magazine Opera and the monthly publication Opera-Opera. Brian has studied or taught in Essex, Basle, Prague, Milan, Edmonton and London. In 2000 he was awarded an OAM for his services to music and music education and in 2003 he was the recipient of a Centenary Medal. From 1991 – 2017 Brian has been Musical Director of over 1,000 Co-Opera performances covering every State and Territory in Australia. Additionally, from 2005 – 2012, Brian conducted over 30 performances in SE Asia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland to generous critical acclaim.
Anna Goldsworthy is an award-winning pianist and writer, and a festival director. In 2021, Anna is Artist and Writer in Residence at the Melbourne Recital Centre; directs the Coriole Music Festival and the Hayllar Wilderness Festival; and performs extensively with Seraphim Trio; collaborates with acclaimed instrumentalists such as violinist Andrew Haveron, and pianist Konstantin Shamray. Anna is also a Senior Lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, and Kenneth Moore Memorial Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall, University of Melbourne. As a pianist, Anna performs extensively throughout Australia and internationally. Recent appearances include solo engagements with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian Youth Orchestra; a six-city recital tour of China; and solo recitals at venues around Australia. An accomplished chamber musician, Anna is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. In 2019, Seraphim released the ARIA-award-winning CD Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds, with Paul Kelly, James Ledger, and Alice Keath, alongside the ambitious CD set Trio Through Time for the ABC, tracing the development of the piano trio from Mozart and Haydn until today. As a writer, Anna was awarded Newcomer of the Year at the 2010 Australian Book Industry Awards for her debut memoir, Piano Lessons, which was released in Australia, North America, Germany, Korea and Vietnam. Her most recent book, the novel Melting Moments, was released in 2020 to wide acclaim. Other literary publications include the memoir Welcome to Your New Life, and the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business: Sex, Freedom and Misogyny, and the forthcoming novel Melting Moments. She edited Best Australian Essays 2017. Anna’s writing for the stage includes the libretto for Victorian Opera’s award-winning production of The Magic Pudding; her acclaimed adaptation of Piano Lessons, commissioned by the Queensland Music Festival; the play, Maestro, co-written with her father, Peter Goldsworthy; and the cabaret show Cole for Michael Griffiths, for which he won a Helpmann Award. Anna has degrees from the University of Adelaide and Texas Christian University, and a doctorate from the University of Melbourne. Her teachers have been Eleonora Sivan, Tamas Ungar, and Ronald Farren-Price. Additionally, Anna has studied in Moscow with Lev Naumov, with the support of an ArtsSA Emerging Artist Award.
Sharon Grigoryan was born in Melbourne and studied at the University of Melbourne and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under David Berlin, Philip Green, and Howard Penny. From 2008-2012 Sharon held a position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and was a regular participant in their Chamber Players series. In 2009 she formed the Hopkins String Quartet and was, in the same year, accepted into the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Emerging Artists program. She has since toured extensively with the ACO. In 2011 Sharon was a recipient of the MSO Friends’ Travel Scholarship and spent a year in Berlin studying with Professor Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Nicolas Alsteadt. Since then she has performed with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Spira Mirabilis Chamber Orchestra, as well as being a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Sharon has performed as a guest with the Australia Ensemble, and the Australian World Orchestra under conductors Sir Simon Rattle and Ricardo Muti. In 2015 she formed a duo with guitarist and husband Slava Grigoryan, and is the current Artistic Director of the Barossa, Baroque and Beyond music festival, now in its 5th year. Sharon also has a passion for teaching. Apart from teaching the cello privately, she has tutored ensembles such as the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, AYO’s National Music Camp orchestras, and been a guest chamber music tutor at ANAM. Sharon’s dream for the Australian String Quartet was “to be a truly national group that not only creates great music, but gets to know on a personal level all the communities that we visit. In getting to know our audience, we hope they get to know us too – not only as four performers, but four people with a shared passion for music, friendship, and life.” After seven wonderful years, Sharon Grigoryan recently stepped down as ASQ Cellist.
William Hennessy AM
William Hennessy AM was the founder of the Australian String Quartet and its original leader from 1985 to 1996. He has been the Artistic Director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra since 2006 and has long been acknowledged as one of Australia’s foremost violinists and music educators. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2018. William Hennessy has made over 300 concerto appearances with Australian orchestras having appeared on numerous occasions as soloist with each of the major Australian symphony and chamber orchestras (except the Queensland Symphony Orchestra). He has performed in thirty-eight countries in a career spanning nearly four decades. Born in Wollongong NSW, his major music studies were with Harry Curby and Robert Pikler at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He was the founding leader of The Australian String Quartet 1985-1996, founding deputy leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra 1975 – 1977 and founder director of The Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players, The Melbourne University Chamber Orchestra, and The Adelaide Youth Chamber Orchestra. He was concertmaster of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from 1980 – 1984 and has been a member for substantial periods of The Macquarie Trio, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and The English Chamber Orchestra. In the early 1990s he was Artistic Director of The Adelaide Chamber Orchestra.
William Hennessy was Head of Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Melbourne from 1997 – 2006 during which time he played an important role in assisting the developments of the TinAlley Quartet, the Flinders Quartet, The Tailem Quartet, the Hamer Quartet and the Seraphim Trio. Many of his former students hold significant professional performing positions. His students have also enjoyed many successes in important music competitions.
Pianist, Organist and Conductor Anthony Hunt was the Chorus Master at Opera Australia from 2013-2019. In 2020 he returned to Adelaide with his family, commencing as Head of Music & Chorus Master at the State Opera of South Australia, and as Director of Music at St Peter’s Cathedral. After completing an Honours degree in both Piano and Organ performance at the Elder Conservatorium, Anthony moved to London to study as a repetiteur on the Royal Academy of Music specialist opera course. As Chorus Master at Opera Australia, he prepared the chorus for over 55 different operas, and his work has been frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM; and the many DVD releases and international cinema broadcasts include La Traviata, Manama Butterfly, Aida, Turandot, Carmen and La Boheme for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Anthony has been a participant in the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program, a guest chorus master for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Josh van Konkelenberg
Josh van Konkelenberg studied piano at the University of Adelaide and the Australian National Academy of Music, and organ (with David Graham and Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin) at the Royal College of Music. He received his Master of Music with distinction in 2012, and completed a Ph.D. in Composition in the same year. Josh was awarded the Walford. E. Davies Prize for Dux of the Organ Faculty at the Royal College of Music, and has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, an University of Adelaide Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and an Australian Postgraduate Award. He is the Artistic Director of Co-Opera, and was previously the Principal Organist at St Peter’s Cathedral, the Artist-in-Residence at Marryatville High School and has toured with Opera Australia as their Regional Chorus Master for their national tours and as a pianist for their schools’ program.
Sara Lambert began her musical training playing the clarinet before moving to vocal studies in her final year of school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) in voice from the Elder Conservatorium and went on to graduate with a Diploma in Operatic Art from the Sydney Conservatorium. She became a full-time company member of Opera Australia where she performed small roles and covers, and was a member of the chorus. She was awarded a company travelling scholarship through Opera Australia to continue her professional development in London with opera coach, David Harper and conductors and coaches from The Royal Opera and English National Opera. Since returning to Adelaide, Sara has been a principal and chorus artist with the State Opera of SA, a principal artist with Co-Opera and a sought after concert and Oratorio artist. She is a versatile performer having worked in radio, television, Opera, Operetta and Cabaret, and is a popular guest vocalist at community events. Her operatic roles include: Michaela in Carmen, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Mimi in La Bohème, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, Adele in Die Fledermaus, The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Galatea in Acis and Galatea, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito and Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.
Branko Lovrinov was awarded a Masters in Philosophy of Music in Performance Research at the Elder Conservatorium. He studied with Patrick Power N.Z.O.M. throughout his formative years at the Elder Conservatorium. In 2016, he travelled to the United States to study from Bel canto specialist and tenor Bruce Ford. In 2017 Branko travel to Italy for 'Bel Canto in Tuscany' organised by Giovanni Reggioli. On his return from Italy, he resumed voice training from Italian Baritone, Mario Bellanova until 2018. Branko currently focuses his passion of music in the design and manufacturing of Croatian folk string instruments. Singing has been peripheral since undertaking this news pathway of music production. Branko performed a number of roles in recent years. 2017 saw him present the roles of 'Lensky' in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and 'Rodolfo' in Puccini's La Bohème. In 2016, he performed the role of ‘Tito’ in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito’. He has performed the role of ‘Ferrando’ from Cosi fan tutte and ‘Tamino’ from Die Zauberflöte as a part of the opera company’s ‘2015 Mozart Festival’. In 2014, he performed the role of ‘Pinkerton’ from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. His most recent singing engagements with the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players were performances of Britten's cantata St Nicholas and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in 2018.
Fiona McArdle [soprano] is excited to be back performing for Adelaide audiences again, having returned from London in 2020, where she performed Mimi in Hampstead Garden Opera's production of La Bohème (2019). Since returning to Adelaide, Fiona has performed Schubert 'Mignon' with Bronzewing String Quartet in the Fringe Festival (2021). While completing her Master of Music at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston USA, Fiona performed roles including Mistress Zimmerlein (Silent Woman), 1st Norn (Essential Ring), and Kohout (Cunning Little Vixen). A former James and Diana Ramsay Young and Emerging Artist with the State Opera of South Australia, Fiona has also performed extensively in Australia, including La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and Magdalena (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for State Opera of South Australia. She has also worked with the Australian touring company, Co-Opera, joining national tours as ‘Suzuki’ in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and ‘Dorabella’ in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte.
Linda Pirie studied flute with Michael Scott at Sydney Conservatorium, and later completed a Masters degree with Louise Dellit in Adelaide. Several years of overseas travel have provided opportunities to have lessons with such noted players as Susan Milan and Michael Cox. She was fortunate to attend Sir James Galway’s Summer School in Weggis, Switzerland in 2010. Linda has enjoyed a vibrant and varied freelance performance career, performing with the English National Ballet, Adelaide Art Orchestra, State Opera of SA and CoOpera, with whom she has toured interstate and throughout Asia. She has performed nationally with the award-winning flute quartet Kshema, and with some fine chamber musicians such as Keith Crellin, Wendy Heiligenberg, Monika Laczofy and Sarah Christ. This year she is coordinating and performing with the newly-formed Royal Commonwealth Society’s Chamber Ensemble concert series in Pilgrim Church. Linda is an AMEB examiner, a Lecturer in Flute at Elder Conservatorium, and enjoys piano accompanying in her spare time.
Jeremy Tatchell, baritone, was born in New Zealand and completed performance studies in both viola and voice at the ANU School of Music in 2001 and joined the Adelaide-based company Co-Opera in 2003, performing and touring numerous roles throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Moving to Adelaide in 2011, Jeremy has performed the following roles with State Opera South Australia; Rhadamanthus (Orpheus in the Underworld), First Nazarene (Salome), Surgeon (La Forza del Destino), Imperial Commissioner (Madame Butterfly), Barone Douphol (La Traviata), Parsi Rustomji (Satyagraha), Herald/Chorus (Otello), Bluebeard (Bluebeard’s Castle) and Masetto in Don Giovanni, covering and performing the role of Valentin (Faust), Colas (Bastien und Bastienne), Angelotti (Tosca,), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Manuel (La Vida Breve), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), Nachtigall (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Viscount Nicolas Cascada (The Merry Widow) and Al (Boojum!). Jeremy has just performed the title role in Co-Opera’s touring production of Don Giovanni and will later this year perform the role of Prince Yamadori in SOSA’s Madama Butterfly.
David Visentin graduated from the Elder Conservatorium in 1994 and immediately performed the roles the The Duke in Patience and Ralf Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore for the G&S Society. Later that year he joined Co-Opera for their inaugural interstate tours of the Magic Flute (Mozart) singing 1st Armed Man. In 2000 he moved to Sydney and joined numerous Musical and Opera Societies and reprised the same two G&S roles and added Alexis Pointdextre, The Sorcerer to his repertoire plus various minor roles in The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Yeoman of the Guard, Ruddigore and Iolanthe. He has performed principle roles in Don Giovanni (Mozart), L’occasione fa il Ladro and La Scala di Seta (Rossini), Owen Wingrave (Britten) and Il Tabarro (Puccini). Returning to Adelaide he has performed in the 2016 Fringe singing Signor Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza (Guettel) and 2018 toured Barber of Seville (Rossini) with Co-Opera and joined the State Opera Chorus for their production of The Meistersingers of Nuremburg
Naomi Hede graduated from the Elder Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music and since then has performed as a Soloist specialising in Italian and French Bel canto repertoire. Her stage roles have included Mimi (La Boheme) conducted by Brian Chatterton, Pamina (The Magic Flute) conducted by Luke Dollman, Annina (La Traviata) conducted by Nicholas Carter, Festival Theatre, Mrs Naidoo (Satyagraha) conducted by Timothy Sexton, Her Majesty's Theatre, Susanna (Il Segreto di Susanna) and Laurette (La Chanson de Fortunio). Naomi Hede has performed as a guest soloist with several Adelaide choirs and orchestras and has competed in many recital competitions and festivals. She has previously won two Recitals Australia awards and has won the Recital Championship in the Cowra Eisteddfod, New South Wales. She was the recipient of the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts Hesse Scholarship, Friends of State Opera of South Australia Dawn Wallace Award for Opera and was an Emerging Artist with the State Opera of South Australia. Naomi Hede has also performed on the Cabaret stage in the original Adelaide Weimer Room and in the premier of Six by Seuss, composed by Rowen Fox. During the Millennium drought Naomi co-directed Salty Sprinklers a public space theatrical work by Urban Myth Theatre of Youth exploring sustainability issues and cultural connections to water.
Soprano Brooke Window graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours First Class) from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide in 2013, studying under the guidance of Guila Tiver. She was awarded the George Boland Scholarship upon completion of her studies, enabling her to undertake further vocal tuition in Baroque repertoire in Europe in 2013 with Dame Emma Kirkby, Nicholas Clapton, Andreas Scholl and Sheila Barnes. Brooke has a passion for ensemble singing and is a member of the Adelaide Chamber Singers and State Opera of South Australia Chorus. She has toured and competed internationally with the Adelaide Chamber Singers, recorded and performed with a number of internationally renowned artists, and performed in many Adelaide Festival programs. A confident concert soloist, Brooke regularly performs as a guest artist with a number of Adelaide's ensembles.
Noted South Australian composer Jakub Jankowski has been commissioned by the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players to write a piece for strings and chamber choir which will premiere in 2022. Look out for performance details in our next Summer Music Festival.
Jakub Jankowski (b. 1994) is an Adelaide based composer. Chamber music has been the focus of his recent works - many of which have been championed by prestigious musicians from Australia and abroad. In September 2017, Jakub’s cello sonata Aspects of Return, was premiered by Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar as part of an Australia-wide recital tour for the 2017 Musica Viva International Concert Season. In 2018, he completed a fanfare for the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, as well as two piano trios for the Seraphim Trio and Benaud Trio respectively. In April 2019, Jakub was a composer in residence at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea - which featured performances of his works by the Fabergè Quintet, cellist Hee-Young Lim, pianist Holger Groschopp, and the world premiere of The Dove Descending written especially for the Arditti String Quartet. Jakub’s music has also been featured at a number of festivals, including: the Coriole Music Festival (2019), the Huntington Estate Music Festival (2019), the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival (2018), the Musica Viva Festival (2017) and the London International Mime Festival (2016). He has recently completed a new string quartet for the Goldner String Quartet as part of an upcoming Musica Viva International Concert Season tour. Jakub is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours in Composition as well as a Graduate Diploma in Music Performance (Conducting).
With over 30 years of experience Bindi believes that music is much more than black dots on a page – it is the purest form of communication and self-expression. Collaborating with people from the widest range of communities she creates, performs, and encourages the experience of music making to an individual’s own joyous potential.
A professional violinist and educator, primarily with the London Symphony Orchestra, Bindi has performed with the likes of Sir Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta and Simone Young; with primary school children, Special Schools and Adult groups, Australian Youth Orchestra and Australian World Orchestra; in the great venues of the world such as Suntory Hall, Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, London’s Guildhall School of Music, Chitungweza township of Zimbabwe and the NGO schools of Mumbai, as well as in Aged Care homes, and sandpits! Her work has taken her all over the world and has enabled her to share her passion for taking music ‘off the page’ and making it come alive.
Governance & Administration
Board of Management
Grant Piggott - Chair [General Manager, Events, Adelaide Showground]
Brian Chatterton OAM -Artistic Director [Ex Officio]
David Perry - Honorary Treasurer
Judith Leeson AM - [Vector Consultants Career Counselling]
Melinda Rankin - [CEO, FABRIK Arts and Heritage, Lobethal]
Lester Wong - Players’ Representative
Brian Chatterton - General Manager
David Perry - Finance
Foroogh Tajik - Marketing and Publicity
Ethan Haylock - Graphic Design
Alex Makeyev - Project photographer
Melanie Easton - Audio Visual
Anne-Marie Grisogono for pro bono rehearsal space
David Perry for pro bono bookkeeping services
Andrew and Bette Taylor for photographic location
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The object of the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players is to make high quality classical musical experience an easy convenience for Hills dwellers. Thus we plan to provide offerings in a wide range of Adelaide Hills venues including churches, institute halls and private homes. Whist the geographic nerve centre is Heysen Country, in and near Hahndorf, no Hills area need be excluded. You are only a phone call away from arranging a Chamber Players event in your own community centre.
Venues we have already performed at or under consideration include:
St Pauls Lutheran Church, Hahndorf
Echunga Memorial Institute
Valley of Praise Retirement Village
Prince of Wales Masonic Hall, Mt Barker
Gas Works, Strathalbyn
The Music House, Echunga
We are thankful for the support and expression of support from a number of Adelaide Hills-based organisations for the aims and objectives of the Adelaide Hills Chamber Players.
Coco Marie, Hahndorf
Blue Belle Boutique, Hahndorf
Heysen Electorate Office
Gepetto's at Hahndorf, Italian cuisine
Adelaide Hills Visitors Information Centre, Hahndorf
Adelaide Hills Tourism
Royal Commonwealth Society, SA Branch
Mount Barker District Council