Voices of Angels by Piers Lane, Brett Dean, Kees Boersma, Julian Smiles, Miki Tsunoda

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Voices of Angels featuring - Brett Dean, Kees Boersma, Julian Smiles, Miki Tsunoda and Piers Lane

DAY 10: SUNDAY 27 June  6pm
Voices of Angels by Piers Lane, Brett Dean, Kees Boersma, Julian Smiles, Miki Tsunoda - a wonderful performance by internationally renowned musicians
Good Shepherd Lutheran College Hall, Eumundi Road, Noosaville
$35 - performance

Voices of Angels Supper Concert
Ricky Ricardo's, Quamby Place, Noosa
$99 includes performance, 3 course supper and one glass of wine

Piers Lane piano
 Concerto engagements have included the Auckland Philharmonic, The Queensland Orchestra, Dohnanyi with the Orchestre National de France at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Beethoven's Triple Concerto in the Prague Spring Festival with violinist Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Czech cellist Jiri Barta and Messiaen's Turangalila Symphony at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall with the BBC Philharmonic.

For Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series, he has recorded concertos by d'Albert, Paderewski & Moskowski, Parry & Stanford and Kullak & Dreyshock. Piers Lane's repertoire of some 60 concertos has led to engagements with many great orchestras, including five of the ABC orchestras; the six BBC orchestras; the Aarhus, City of Birmingham, Bournemouth, Gothenburg and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras; London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras; Hallé; Philharmonia; City of London Sinfonia; and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Highlights of the current season include solo recitals in the Manchester Piano 2003 Festival, the 20th Anniversary Chopin Festival at Bagatelles in Paris, Rotorua Festival and the Beethoven Sonatas Cycle at City Hall Sheffield; as well as re-appearances in Brisbane, Melbourne and the Wigmore Hall. Piers Lane is also in great demand as a chamber music player, with invitations to the Adam New Zealand, Båstad, Cheltenham International, Newport, Norfolk & Norwich, Rotorua and Sydney Festivals. He continues his collaboration with The Medici Quartet in performances of the Elgar Quintet at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Festival and the Cesar Franck Quintet at Guildford International Festival.

Miki Tsunoda violin
Tsunoda has performed at major international music centres and festivals including the Spoleto Festival in Italy, International Musician's Seminar in UK, the Orlando Festival (Netherlands) and at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Italy-Australia Festival in Vicenza, Melbourne International Arts Festival and Port Fairy Festival in Australia.

In 1995, she was a member of Quartet-in-residence at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Tsunoda completed her studies with Lorand Fenyves at the University of Toronto before returning to Australia.

Now based in Melbourne, Tsunoda has built a solid career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in Australia and Japan over the past five years. She is a regular soloist and performer with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and was a finalist in the String Section of the 1996 ABC Young Performer's Award - as well as a recipient of the Arthur Boyd Scholarship for fostering Australian talent.

Other orchestras with whom she has performed include Ensemble Kanazawa, Kyoto Symphony, Nagoya and Sendai Philharmonic, Tasmanian Symphony, Monash Orchestra and the Academy of Melbourne, with conductors including Maestro Hiroyuki Iwaki, Ryusuke Numajiri and Markus Stenz.

Tsunoda's collaboration with pianist, Caroline Almonte began in 1998. Now known as Duo Sol, their passionate and committed performances have received the highest acclaim, winning first prize at Italy's prestigious International Chamber Music Competition, Premio Trio di Trieste in 1999.

Brett Dean viola
The Australian violist and composer Brett Dean studied in Brisbane with Elizabeth Morgan and John Curro, graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1982 as Student of the Year. Brett Dean began composing in 1988, making largely improvised film music and radio projects for the ABC in Australia, and various independent filmmakers. Since 2000 has lived in Australia as freelance composer. A broad selection of his music has been recorded in Australia, Sweden (by BIS) and for the Belgian label Sub Rosa as part of the composer-performer duo Frame-Cut-Frame. His music has also been featured by the English music quarterly Unknown Public. In 2000 Dean won the Australian Music Centre Award for Best Composition for his orchestral work Beggars and Angels, and in 2001 he was awarded the Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize for his work Winter Songs.

Julian Smiles cello
Julian grew up in Canberra, where he studied the cello with Nelson Cooke, graduating from the Canberra School of Music in 1989. During this time he gained a reputation as a gifted young musician with successes in various competitions, and upon graduation moved to Sydney to become principal cellist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Since then he has, with the Ensemble and with the Goldner String Quartet, performed and recorded an enormous amount of chamber music repertoire both within Australia and internationally.

Recent highlights include performing one of the six Bach Cello Suites for the Sydney Festival in 2000, touring as soloist and Guest Principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 1999 and 2000, instructing young musicians at National Music Camp and at the National Academy of Music, and exploring the Violin/Cello duo repertoire with wife Dimity Hall.

Kees Boesma double bass
Sydney Symphony Principal Double Bass Kees Boersma was born in 1962 in The Netherlands and migrated, aged seven, with his family to the South Australian town of Mt Gambier in 1969.

In 1987, Kees travelled to Amsterdam to study at the Sweelinck Convservatorium, where his teachers included Henk Guldemond (Principal Bass, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Knut Guettler in Oslo, and Thomas Martin (Principal Bass, London Symphony Orchestra) in London. Since then, Kees has regularly performed and recorded with the Sydney Symphony and toured with the Orchestra throughout Europe, Asia and the United States.

In addition to his Sydney Symphony commitments, Kees teaches double bass at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and performs and records with the Sydney Soloists, a chamber ensemble made up of Sydney Symphony principal musicians. As a member of the Melbourne based contemporary music group, Elision, he took part in Australian premiere performances of Xenakis' Theraps and Mauro Cardi's Mizar.

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