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Kees Boersma, double bass

Born in the Netherlands, Kees Boersma graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts before returning to the Netherlands to study at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam. He then worked with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for two years, performing at the Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms, and on tours to Montreux, Lucerne, Paris, Vienna and Berlin. Returning to Australia, he performed as principal with the State Orchestra of Victoria and Australian Chamber Orchestra, before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Principal Double Bass.
His musical interests include contemporary music and the solo double bass repertory of 18th-century Vienna, and in his solo appearances with the SSO he has performed Bright's Double Bass Concerto, Dittersdorf's Divertimento for viola and double bass, and Bottesini's Concerto for two double basses. In 2013 he gave the premiere performances of Mary Finsterer's double bass concerto, Lake Ice, commissioned by the SSO.

Performing:
BRITTEN Sinfonietta op. 1 with Arcadia Winds, Marianne Broadfoot (violin), Kerry Martin (violin),  Jacqui Cronin (viola), Rowena Macneish (cello)
WESTLAKE Rare Sugar with Lloyd Van't Hoff (clarinet), Amir Farid (piano), Goldner String Quartet

 


Kerry Martin, violin

Kerry currently works with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and casually with the Sydney Symphony. Kerry received a Masters of Music with Distinction in 2004 from the Australian Institute of Music studying with Alice Waten. She was the First Prize Winner of the New Zealand National Concerto Competition in 2001 and a prize-winner at the Gisborne International Music Competition in NZ in the same year.  She has appeared as soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Chamber Orchestra, performing concertos by Khatchaturian, Beethoven and Lalo. In 2007 Kerry lead the strings in Vivadi’s “Summer” for the Documentary Film ‘4’. Kerry was the recipient of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Alex Lindsay Memorial Award in 2004, allowing her to spend two months in London having lessons with David Takeno, Felix Andrievski and Hu Kun. She was also selected to have master classes with Regis Pasquier in Sydney.

Performing:
BRITTEN Sinfonietta op. 1
BROADSTOCK My Feet Want to Dance but my Eyes Want to Sleep

 

 


 

Marianne Broadfoot, violin

Marianne has been a member of the Sydney Symphony first violin section since 2008. She is currently completing her PhD in Music Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium under full scholarship studying with Wanda Wilkomirska. She received her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2004. Marianne has performed and toured extensively with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and The Queensland Orchestra. Marianne was the winner of both the Kendall National Violin Competition and the Australian Concerto Competition and was 2nd prize winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition in New Zealand. Marianne teaches ensemble and orchestral studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School. She has performed in master-classes for Pinchas Zuckerman, Igor Ozim, David Takeno and Valerie Oistrakh.

Performing:
BRITTEN Sinfonietta op. 1
BROADSTOCK My Feet Want to Dance but my Eyes Want to Sleep
MOZART Horn Quintet in E flat


 

Timothy Constable, percussion

Timothy Constable is an award-winning percussionist, composer, electronica producer and singer. He is the artistic director of Synergy, comprising Australia’s premiere percussion group, and splinter group moth. He is a regular guest in the Sydney Symphony percussion section, and a member of new music groups Spectrum, Coda and Diode. His composition credits include contemporary dance scores (Kaidan, ABC Limelight magazine best new composition 2oo7) and works for percussion (heard in festivals in Europe, USA, Australasia). Electronica credits include two launch shows for fashion designer Akira Isogawa, and dancefloor/ambient electronica (heard on JJJ and Fbi radio)

Performing:
WESLEY-SMITH White Knight and Beaver
WESLEY-SMITH For Marimba and Tape

 

 

 

 


 

Jacqui Cronin, viola

Jacqui graduated from the Canberra School of Music with a Bachelor of Music with High Distinction in 1998 after studies with Vincent Edwards.  In 1999 and 2000, Jacqui held full scholarships at the Australian National Academy of Music, studying with various Australian and international violists.  In 2002 Jacqui graduated with a Masters of Music Performance from the University of Melbourne.
Jacqui has freelanced with ensembles and orchestras including the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Performing:
BRITTEN Sinfonietta op. 1
BROADSTOCK My Feet Want to Dance but my Eyes Want to Sleep
MOZART Horn Quintet in E flat

 

 

 


 

Nicole Forsyth, viola

As a violist, Nicole Forsyth celebrates Australian expertise in historical performance, chamber music, new music/cross-platform work, community engagement, education and orchestral performance. Nicole co-founded Ironwood in 2006. She has played for all groups in historically informed performance in Australia: including Principal Viola, Orchestra of the Antiopdes - Pinchgut Opera 2001-2015. Nicole’s discography as principal viola for Australian HIP groups includes over 50 recordings for ABC Classics & other companies. Her career features cross-platform/new music work for Big hART Inc, Bundanon Trust,  Ensemble Offspring, composers Damian Barbeler & John Taylor for Vivid 2016 & Ten Days on the Island 2015. She lectures in historical viola at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney & at Santa Sabina College, Burwood Girls High, as well as regional and western Sydney youth music/arts companies. Her current research, in collaboration with Sydney Living Museums, looks at how we situate music/sound in heritage sites, particularly Rouse Hill Estate 1813-1986, on Dharug country, north western Sydney.

Performing:
MOZART Horn Quintet in E flat

 


 

Rowena Macneish, cello

Rowena is currently a contracted member of the Sydney Symphony cello section, a position she has held since participating in their Fellowship Program in 2005. After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium, Rowena was awarded a scholarship to attend the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. She then won a full scholarship for two years to undertake postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with David Strange. During her time in the UK Rowena was a full-time member of Southbank Sinfonia and performed at Covent Garden, Queen Elizabeth Hall and at major music festivals throughout Europe. Rowena is a founding member of the Sydney Omega Ensemble who regularly perform as part of the Utzon Room Music Series at the Sydney Opera House.

Performing:
MARTINÅ® Trio for flute, cello and piano
BRITTEN Sinfonietta op. 1
BROADSTOCK My Feet Want to Dance but my Eyes Want to Sleep
MOZART Horn Quintet in E flat