Hobart Musicians

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Edwina:

Studies: Full scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music, Arts degree at the University of Queensland, Masters of Music Studies from Queensland Conservatorium & Master of Music performance from the University of Melbourne.

Awards: Gertrude Langer Ensemble Prize, AYO Young Australian Concert Artists, winner of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition, winner of the Townsville City Council Prize.

Radio: ABC Classic FM’s “Rising Stars” program

Other Projects: Toured regional Queensland with didjeridu player William Barton. In 2011 and 2012, Edwina performed at the Melbourne Festival in Quartetthaus, a custom-built string quartet venue.

Solo: Recital and Concerto Tour of North Queensland in 2012, Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with Orchestra Victoria and Deputy Concertmaster Roger Jonsson, rehearsal soloist (Prokofiev Violin Concerto #2) for Symphony Australia’s conductor training program.

Orch: Queensland Symphony, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria.

Edwina has been performing with Stringspace since 2012

StefanieFarrandsStefanie:

Studies: Stefanie studied in Melbourne from Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and in Berlin with renowned Violist Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik Berlin.

Awards: 2008 recipient of The Georgina Grosvenor Memorial Scholarship at ANAM. In 2009 she was awarded a scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 2010 Stef was awarded a full Fellowship to attend the 8 week long Aspen Music Festival in the US studying with Masao Kawasaki and is currently holding a fellowship at Villa Musica in Germany. Stefanie’s string quartet was winner of the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition – taking the Overall 1st Prize Tony Berg Award, 1st prize for String Quartet and the Audience Prize.

Orchestra: Current leader of Tasmanian Symphony (viola section); Casual with the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 2008 after being selected as an Emerging Artist in 2008. In 2010 Stefanie appeared as Soloist with the ACO2 on a tour throughout Western Australia and in 2011 and 2012 she toured to Japan with Richard Tognetti and Emmanuel Pahud (Berliner Philharmoniker) to perform a series of Chamber Music Concerts.

In 2011 Stefanie appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as soloist with the Melbourne String Ensemble and with several orchestras in Germany. She has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, with whom she has also appeared as soloist numerous times. Stefanie has performed as a guest artist with Camerata Salzbug, Spira Mirabilius and Le Concert Olympique, all renowned chamber orchestras in Europe. She has also performed as soloist with local Melbourne Orchestras and has been featured on 3MBS and ABC Classic FM Radio.

Stefanie has toured extensively and has performed concerts in New York, Japan, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic, but enjoys spending half her time in Melbourne, Australia.

Peter_00077Peter:

Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, Ludovico’s Band & ACO2.

Studied: First Class Honours at Melbourne University; Full Scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Awards: Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Finalist 2010, Rotary Club of Melbourne Young Achiever of the Year, Winner – Melbourne University Concerto Competition.

Performed in Carnegie Hall, New York, and Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles and in every capital city of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra .

Other projects: Chamber music performances throughout Denmark with Principal Violist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Festivals: The International Chamber Music Festival (2012, 2013)

Pop – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Peter has been performing with Stringspace since 2013.

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Thibaud:

Orchestra: Australian Chamber Orchestra & Tasmanian Symphony

Festivals: FIMU Festival in France, Huntington Festival and Quartetthaus for Perth Festival

Competitions: ANAM Chamber Music Competition winner

Awards: String scholarship and Vice Chancellor scholarship to the Conservatorium of Tasmania.

rohannaRohana:

Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster of the Australian Youth Orchestra

Awards: Awarded several University prizes for performance. Her teachers were Elizabeth Sellars and William Hennessy

Studies: University of Melbourne- Bachelor of Music degree (honours); Australian National Academy of Music under the tutelage of Alice Waten, Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Academy & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program.

 

JAZZ:

Matt:

Matt is an Australian jazz pianist, originally from Hobart, Tasmania. After study in Hobart, he moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue a performing career. After two years in Melbourne, Matt moved to Berlin where he resided for a year, studying with German great Andreas Schmidt. The following year saw Matt move to Paris, France where he lived for 6 years, earning a high reputation as a pianist. During this period Matt also studied with renowned French jazz pianist Laurent de Wilde.

Matt has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and prizes from various festivals and industry bodies including the Australian Jazz Bell award for Best Traditional Jazz Album in 2011. Matt was a finalist in the inaugural Boris Vian Concours du Jazz in Paris with his trio. He has also been a finalist in Australia’s premier jazz competition, the 2013 Wangaratta Jazz Festival National Jazz Awards. Matt has performed all around the world in leading venues such as Sunset/Sunside (FR), Les Duc Des Lombards (FR), A-Trane (GER), Caveau de la Huchette (FR), CJW (CH), The Paris Cat (AUS), and Bennetts Lane (AUS).

Matt has performed at many jazz festivals including The Paris Jazz Festival, The Jazz pas Grave Festival (Paris), The Boris Vian Jazz Festival (Paris), The Ascona Jazz Festival (Switzerland), The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues (Australia), and The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Australia).

Aside from his work as a pianist, Matt creates classical orchestrations for film, TV and the stage.


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