The Magic of Flute and Harp

4th May 2014, Sunday 2pm

Marshall McGuire Amanda Hollins Wilma SmithChristopher MooreMolly Kadarauch

featuring Wilma and Friends

Marshall McGuire (harp) – Amanda Hollins (flute) –
Wilma Smith (violin) – Christopher Moore (viola) – Molly Kadarauch (cello)

 

Program

Composer Item
Ibert Deux Interludes (1946) flute, violin, harp
Ravel (arr Salzedo) Sonatine en Trio (1937) flute, viola, harp
Mozart Flute Quartet in D major K.285 flute, violin, viola, cello
Marcel Tournier Suite for Flute, String Trio and Harp Op.34

Concert details are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change.

Marshall McGuire (harp)

Acclaimed for his musicality, precision and engaging stage presence, harpist Marshall McGuire is equally at home with new commissions from composers around the world as he is exploring 17th century music with his group Ludovico’s Band. He has commissioned and premiered over 100 new works for harp, and has performed at a wide range of venues and festivals including WOMADelaide; Chekhov Festival Moscow; Vale of Glamorgan Festival Wales; Hayman Island; Sydney Opera House; The Glamour Room Shanghai; Dom Pedro Theatre Macau; Southbank Centre London; and, in 2013, in a mineshaft for the Castlemaine State Festival.

As an artistic director, he has led The Seymour Group and Ludovico’s Band, and has curated festival programs for the Sydney Festival, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival; Utzon Music Series Sydney Opera House; and three National Music Camps for the Australian Youth Orchestra.

His work in artistic management has included chair of the Music Committee of the NSW Ministry for the Arts; inaugural President of the New Music Network; Executive Manager Artistic Planning for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2011; and he is currently Music Programmer for Arts Centre Melbourne.

Marshall also passionately supports the work of young musicians, and is invited to present masterclasses at colleges around the world including Guildhall School of Music and Drama UK: SUNY Potsdam NY; Shanghai Conservatory; Royal Northern College of Music UK; and Stanford University California. He is a Trustee of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks House; the Hephzibah Tintner Foundation; a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee; and a regular collaborator with students at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Amanda Hollins (flute)

Amanda Hollins was born in Auckland, New Zealand. After studying at Auckland University Amanda was awarded a NZ Arts Council scholarship for three years of training at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, studying with Trevor Wye and Pat Morris.

Returning to NZ for two years she was Principal Flute with the Auckland Philharmonia before leaving NZ for further study at the Banff School of Fine Arts with acclaimed Canadian flautist Robert Aitken. While there Amanda was a winner of the Banff Concerto Competition.

From 1984 – 1990 Amanda lived in the UK working extensively with such orchestras as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, London Mozart Players and Glyndebourne Touring Opera as well as being actively involved in various chamber music ensembles.

Moving to Sydney in 1991 Amanda worked as Guest Principal Flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Symphony. Since 1998 she has held the position of Associate Principal Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Amanda has recorded chamber music and duo repertoire for ABC Radio and Radio NZ. Her CD of flute and piano repertoire, Intimate Landscapes, with pianist Richard Mapp, was released in 2001.

Wilma Smith (violin)

Wilma Smith has been the Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2003. Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand Wilma studied in Boston at the New England Conservatory with Dorothy DeLay and Louis Krasner before becoming First Violinist of the Lydian String Quartet, winners of the Naumburg Award for Chamber Music and prizes at the Evian, Banff and Portsmouth International String Quartet Competitions.

Wilma often played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and was Concertmaster of the Harvard Chamber Orchestra and the Handel and Haydn Society. She also performed with period instrument groups Banchetto Musicale and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. Invited to form the New Zealand String Quartet, Wilma was first violinist for five years before her appointment as Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and now the MSO. She enjoys performing chamber music whenever possible, and her latest venture as a member of the Hopkins Quartet takes her back to her string quartet roots.

Christopher Moore (viola)

Born in Newcastle, Christopher Moore’s strongest memory from childhood was seeing his mother Patricia (a long time subscriber to ACO concerts in Newcastle) pulling up in the driveway of his Valentine home with a tiny blue violin case on the back seat. Pat was and still is a dedicated amateur musician and would take Chris to concerts in Newcastle and Sydney long before he had even learned to tie his shoelaces. After studying with two prominent Sydney Suzuki teachers, Marjorie Hystek and the late Harold Brissendon, he completed his Bachelor of Music in Newcastle with violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Holowell.

After working with Adelaide and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras as a rank and file violinist, Chris decided to take up a less highly strung string instrument and moved his musical focus and energy to the viola. He had always thought that the violin made his head look big! He accepted a position as rank and file violist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – a position he held for one and a half years before successfully auditioning for the position of Associate Principal Viola with the same orchestra. During his association with MSO, Chris performed regularly as a chamber musician with other colleagues from the MSO and counts among his many highlights sharing the stage with KISS.

Molly Kadarauch (cello)

Originally from California, Molly now calls Melbourne home. Between 1996 and 2003 she was a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), touring extensively within Australia and overseas. Since then she has continued performing as a soloist, chamber musician and freelancer in Melbourne and beyond, as well as teaching cello performance and chamber music at ANAM, VCAM, and Monash University.

As a chamber musician, Molly has performed at the Huntington and Port Fairy festivals with artists including Steven Isserlis, Pieter Wispelway, Richard Tognetti, William Barton and has worked in collaboration with poet/cartoonist/philosopher Michael Leunig. As a concerto soloist, Molly has appeared with the ACO, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and the Freemont-Newark Orchestra. After leaving the ACO, Molly made her Melbourne recital debut with Ben Martin at the Federation Squarein 2004 in the BMW Edge series, has performed on several occasions as a soloist in the Bach cello suites series at St Mark’s church and at the Twilight Chamber Music series at Rippon Lea Estate.

Prior to moving to Australiain 1996, Molly studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship with Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher (former principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker). Molly received her Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1991 under the tutorship of Prof. Laurence Lesser (former student of Piatigorsky). She received her early training from Irene Sharp (San Francisco) and Joan Dickson (Purcell School of Music,London), and as a young musician was a recipient of numerous awards and prizes.