In Conversation: Holly Harrison

In Conversation: Holly Harrison

A new kind of In Conversation. 

In Conversation: Holly Harrison

A new kind of In Conversation. 

by Holly Harrison
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In Conversation: Fiona Menzies

In Conversation: Fiona Menzies

On arts funding, relationship management and nailing your application. 

In Conversation: Fiona Menzies

On arts funding, relationship management and nailing your application. 

by Fiona Menzies
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In Conversation: Fiona Campbell

In Conversation: Fiona Campbell

Before WAO's Opera in the Park, we speak with leading lady, Fiona Campbell.

In Conversation: Fiona Campbell

Before WAO's Opera in the Park, we speak with leading lady, Fiona Campbell.

by Fiona Campbell
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In Conversation: Carl Vine

In Conversation: Carl Vine

Questions for the respected composer and artistic director. 

In Conversation: Carl Vine

Questions for the respected composer and artistic director. 

by Carl Vine
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5 Questions for Seong-Jin Cho

5 Questions for Seong-Jin Cho

Five burning questions for the award-winning pianist. 

5 Questions for Seong-Jin Cho

Five burning questions for the award-winning pianist. 

by Seong-Jin Cho
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In Conversation: Duo Amythis

In Conversation: Duo Amythis

Playing as one and learning not to over-book with the award-winning guitar duo, Duo Amythis.

In Conversation: Duo Amythis

Playing as one and learning not to over-book with the award-winning guitar duo, Duo Amythis.

by Duo Amythis
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Get Hatched with Ensemble Offspring

Get Hatched with Ensemble Offspring

An intensive program for young Australian music makers

Get Hatched with Ensemble Offspring

An intensive program for young Australian music makers

by Ensemble Offspring
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Nailing Your Audition Interview Every Time

Nailing Your Audition Interview Every Time

Getting through the hardest part of job-searching. 

Nailing Your Audition Interview Every Time

Getting through the hardest part of job-searching. 

by Susan de Weger
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In Conversation: Tinalley String Quartet

In Conversation: Tinalley String Quartet

We had the great privilege of speaking with Tinalley String Quartet about their gorgeous program "Speak Less Than You Know", featuring acclaimed actor John Bell.

In Conversation: Tinalley String Quartet

We had the great privilege of speaking with Tinalley String Quartet about their gorgeous program "Speak Less Than You Know", featuring acclaimed actor John Bell.

by Tinalley String Quartet
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In Conversation: Greg Eldridge, Director

In Conversation: Greg Eldridge, Director

Juggling the workload, dealing with reviews and remembering faces by drawing cartoons.

In Conversation: Greg Eldridge, Director

Juggling the workload, dealing with reviews and remembering faces by drawing cartoons.

by Greg Eldridge
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From the Organ Loft: An Interview with Rex Roxburgh

From the Organ Loft: An Interview with Rex Roxburgh

A brief interview with organist, Rex Roxburgh.

From the Organ Loft: An Interview with Rex Roxburgh

A brief interview with organist, Rex Roxburgh.

by Edwin Kwong
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In Conversation: Argo

In Conversation: Argo

We had a chat with Ben and Connor, the masterminds behind Argo, about their upcoming performance - Argo presents: FLOW.

In Conversation: Argo

We had a chat with Ben and Connor, the masterminds behind Argo, about their upcoming performance - Argo presents: FLOW.

by Argo
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In Conversation: Shoestring Opera

In Conversation: Shoestring Opera

The freedom of producing a rarely performed opera.

In Conversation: Shoestring Opera

The freedom of producing a rarely performed opera.

by Matthew Toogood
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The Art of Song: A Conversation With Andrea Katz

The Art of Song: A Conversation With Andrea Katz

What was your first experience with live music?

I was born in a musical family. We go back some 5 or 6 generations of string and woodwind players, conductors and impresarios so I was surrounded by music even before I was born. I am the only pianist and I like it, it makes me the black sheep of the family.

Who or what has been a major influence on your music making? 

I’ve always loved literature and some great books have punctuated my musical development: Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland taught me all about Romanticism and French decadence, Decameron by Boccaccio ( a bit naughty at age 14) introduced me to Italian prose, but probably the most relevant was The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse, with its idealistic society ruled by music and chess and its wonderful descriptions of meditations through Bach’s music.

There have been some musicians too!! My piano teacher in Paris Vlado Perlemuter, a great pianist and pedagogue heir to the Schnabel and Cortot traditions and my piano teacher in Israel, Alexander Tamir, who introduced me to the great art of piano duets.

Working with conductors has given me a great insight into the mind of symphonic and operatic composers and working intimately with orchestras has molded my approach to tempi, musical pulse and especially colours and nuances.  

The Art of Song: A Conversation With Andrea Katz

What was your first experience with live music?

I was born in a musical family. We go back some 5 or 6 generations of string and woodwind players, conductors and impresarios so I was surrounded by music even before I was born. I am the only pianist and I like it, it makes me the black sheep of the family.

Who or what has been a major influence on your music making? 

I’ve always loved literature and some great books have punctuated my musical development: Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland taught me all about Romanticism and French decadence, Decameron by Boccaccio ( a bit naughty at age 14) introduced me to Italian prose, but probably the most relevant was The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse, with its idealistic society ruled by music and chess and its wonderful descriptions of meditations through Bach’s music.

There have been some musicians too!! My piano teacher in Paris Vlado Perlemuter, a great pianist and pedagogue heir to the Schnabel and Cortot traditions and my piano teacher in Israel, Alexander Tamir, who introduced me to the great art of piano duets.

Working with conductors has given me a great insight into the mind of symphonic and operatic composers and working intimately with orchestras has molded my approach to tempi, musical pulse and especially colours and nuances.  

by Andrea Katz
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Reviewing the Reviews

Reviewing the Reviews

We asked Stephanie Eslake, the editor of CutCommon Mag, about what she looks for in a review - whether she's reading review submissions, or writing them herself. 

Reviewing the Reviews

We asked Stephanie Eslake, the editor of CutCommon Mag, about what she looks for in a review - whether she's reading review submissions, or writing them herself. 

by Stephanie Eslake
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