ANAM Music Makers

As part of the creative partnership between the Australian National Academy of Music and Four Winds, the ANAM Music Makers Residency hopes to give young and emerging musicians with opportunities for performance, ensemble consolidation, strategic direction, and artistic leadership in a community context.

Current ANAM Music Makers:

ANAM Brass Trio, Oct 2015

Three of ANAM’s shining brass students, Rebecca Luton (French Horn), Sarah Henderson (Trumpet), and Amanda Tillet (Trombone), joined together to showcase the versatility and expression of brass music.

During their stay, they are actively engaging with the local community through performances at several local schools and libraries, as well as a pop-up show at Candelo Books and a finale performance at the Four Winds Pavilion on the 17th October.The girls are also offering lessons in their instruments for members of the community interested in learning from young people at the top of their field. Please visit our What’s On page for more details.

Previous ANAM Music Makers include:

Penny Quartet, March/April 2015

Based in Melbourne, the Penny Quartet formed in early March 2014 at the Australian National Academy of Music. Making their public debut in a live national broadcast that same month, the group have since performed in high profile master classes with prominent artists such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Sitkovetsky Trio, as well as numerous concerts and festivals. Most recently, they have been nominated for the 2014 Freedman Fellowship award, are the proud recipients of the 2014 John and Rosemary Macleod Travelling Fellowship and winners of the 2014 ANAM Chamber Music Competition.

With diverse individual backgrounds and experiences across Australia, Europe, America and the UK, the group brings together their many years of knowledge and training to create a mature quartet sound. The Penny Quartet’s repertoire is wide and varied, spanning pre-Baroque to today’s best composers. A love for the core quartet repertoire is at the forefront of their programming, but is closely followed by an urge to explore less charted territory.

In March and April of 2015, the Penny Quartet came to Four Winds for a two-week residency. Their residency program included pop-up shows, workshops, visits to the local schools, and culminated in a recital at the Four Winds site.

Arcadia Quintet, September 2014

The Arcadia Quintet was formed in 2013 by five like-minded young musicians from around the country, who shared a love of playing together and a passion for wind chamber music. Kiran Phatak, David Reichelt, Lloyd van’t Hoff, Matthew Kneale and Rachel Shaw are all current or former students of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), and have played together in various combinations for a number of years as members of the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

In November 2013 the Arcadia Quintet won First Prize in the ANAM Chamber Competition for their performance of Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet. Shortly afterward, they were awarded a Fellowship at ANAM in 2014. The quintet was invited to be guest artists to the Four Winds Chamber Music Festival as part of this Fellowship. Whilst they were here, they performed an extensive program which including a collaboration with world-renowned Croatian pianist Dejan Lazić.

Auric Quartet, May 2013

The Auric Quartet was formed in April 2012, to perform quartets by Zemlinsky and Britten as part of a fellowship project at the Australian National Academy of Music. Encouraged by positive reviews of these performances, an ease of collaboration, and a shared passion for quartet playing, the goal of forming a professional ensemble was a natural ambition.

In February 2013, the quartet had its first public engagements as a quartet, performing Bartók, Britten and Adès at the Perth International Arts Festival Quartetthaus as part of the Writer’s Festival with guest cellist Michael Dahlenberg.

Starting in May 2013, in partnership with ANAM, the quartet was invited to undertake three separate one-month residencies in Bermagui, NSW. The program involves intensive rehearsal periods, and assisting with music education programs in the region.