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A Soul Seance

A rare appearance not to be missed. Legendary Australian blues icon Wendy Saddington returns to the Melbourne stage in a stripped back setting of voice and piano that highlights her astonishing vocal soul power. In 'A Soul Seance' Wendy will…

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Ashley Fripp

British pianist Ashley Fripp has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the USA at such venues as Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Royal Festival Hall (London). Fripp has won prizes at national and international competitions including the coveted Gold Medal from…

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Streeton Trio

Formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland from three of Australia’s leading young musicians, the Streeton Trio is the only Australian ensemble ever to be selected for the prestigious European Chamber Music Academy, where it has been ensemble-in-residence since 2010. The…

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Streeton Trio

Formed in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, from three of Australia’s leading young musicians, Benjamin Kopp (piano), Emma Jardine (violin) and Martin Smith (cello), the Streeton Trio is currently one of the ensembles in residence of the prestigious European Chamber Music…

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Tango Mundo

Fresh from their crowd-pleasing performance at diamonds downstairs, our 10 year birthday showcase, Faye Bendrups, Guillermo Anad, and Dave Evans return to our stage with a tango performance steeped in the rich history it has sprung from. Esteemed scholars of…

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Duo 19

Two of Australia's most compelling virtuoso guitarists – Daniel McKay and Antony Field - join forces in Duo 19. Already much loved within Australia's guitar scene the duo are a riveting combo of on-stage energy. Collaborating for many years on…

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Ironwood

One of Australia’s most exciting chamber groups come to fortyfivedownstairs this April – promising an enlightening evening of enlightenment, discussion, and the music of the revolutionary 1770s/1780s. The winds of change and outward expansion refreshed Europe and the new world, and…

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Collision course to creativity

The Age
Written by Michael Dwyer
December 5, 2011

Collision course to creativity – see the original article here.

Taking an individual approach while participating on a team effort works well for Collider, writes Michael Dwyer.

MUSIC is a lot like life. You can talk about it until you’re as old as Socrates, insist on structure and meaning and higher purpose, or you can just plug in and wing it until it feels good.

Classical tends towards the former, rock the latter. Jazz lays a heavy bet each way.

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Xenia Hanusiak performs at fortyfivedownstairs

On Sunday 14 February 2010 to honour Chinese New Year, Soprano Xenia Hanusiak will give the Australian Premiere of "Visages peint dans les Opéra Békin III. "  This magical work composed by Beijing Conservatorium’s Head of Composition Zhang Xiao-fu specifically…

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Alexander Nettlebeck Trio

The Alexander Nettlebeck Trio played in the theatre last night. It was their first gig in their new line up, which comprised pianist Alexander Nettelbeck, bassist Jonathan Zion and drummer Simone White. "Full of life, energetic and undeniably talented, the…

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