This September, Australian Composer, Clarinettist, Teacher and former Four Winds Creative Director Paul Dean is coming back to Bermagui – just for us!
Saturday 23rd September 2023
2pm // Doors and Bar open from 1:30pm
Four Winds Windsong Pavilion
Barragga Bay NSW 2546
General Admission $55
16 years & under FREE (Bookings still required)
‘’Quite possibly the best performance I’ve seen all year, and an astonishing feat of music-making….. frankly, this was a jaw-dropping performance.’’
Paul is a phenomenal talent, winning the 2022 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize for ‘Symphony No 1, Black Summer’ and in early August won the 2023 APRA AMCOS Music Award for ‘Work of the Year – Large Ensemble’. Paul works alongside his equally brilliant partner, Cellist Trish Dean as co-Artistic Directors of group ‘Ensemble Q’, whose mission is ‘virtuosic integrity and a dedication to the performance of undiscovered masterpieces’.
This September, Four Winds welcomes them, alongside Adam Al-Chalabi (violin) and Daniel de Borah (piano) to the Windsong Pavilion for an afternoon celebrating the power and pleasure of music in nature.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thomas Ades ‘Catch’
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio
Trish Dean (cello)
Paul Dean (clarinet)
Adam Al-Chalabi (violin)
Daniel de Borah (piano)
Bookings are essential. Read more here about our venue’s Covid-19 protocols, and what to expect when you visit.
About the Artists
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With a core artist list of some of the finest musicians in Australia, Ensemble Q is directed by Co-Artistic Directors cellist Trish Dean and clarinettist Paul Dean. Born in 2017 out of a desire to create an ensemble with virtuosic integrity and a dedication to performance of undiscovered masterpieces, Ensemble Q has earned an enviable reputation for brilliant programming and the highest performance standard. The ensemble members hail from Concertmaster and Principal seats in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, soloists and chamber musicians on the national touring network, and leading faculty at Queensland Conservatorium. Ensemble Q is proudly a Company in Residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Ensemble in Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Ensemble Q have been selected as both national and regional touring artists for Musica Viva, and appear at festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the Queensland Music Festival. Ensemble Q perform regionally in NSW and QLD and at the Ukaria Cultural Centre in SA, and conduct a boutique concert series in Sydney. They are regular artists for ABC Classic and 4MBS Classic FM and the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
Comprising string quintet, wind quintet, piano and percussion, Ensemble Q’s repertoire possibilities are endless and range from the most exquisite solos through to full chamber symphonies. Ensemble Q programs are based on belief in the impact and quality of every work presented, from unknown gems from the past through new works by young Australian composers, to the greatest masterpieces, all presented in convincing and passionate performance at a world class level.
Ensemble Q’s mentorship program has provided significant placements for highly talented young artists to perform alongside Ensemble Q core artists and international guests. They also run an orchestral training program for tertiary students, providing professional side-by-side placements in support of companies including the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, Opera Queensland, The Queensland Choir and the Queensland Music Festival.