Two Cellists


“Two Cellists”

Molly Kadarauch& Josephine Vains

2.00pm Sunday, 2 September 2012
29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Molly Kadarauch

Originally from California, Molly now calls Melbourne her home.Between 1996 – 2003 she was a core member of the ACO (Australian Chamber Orchestra), touring extensively within Australia and overseas. Since then she has continued performing as a soloist, chamber musician and free-lancer as well teaching cello performance and chamber music at VCAM, Monash University and ANAM. She has performed as guest principal and associate principal with the ACO, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 she was invited to become a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. In 2011 she was a founding member of “The Sutherland Trio” with pianist Caroline Almonte and violinist Elizabeth Sellars. She received her Bachelor of Music with Honours at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston under Laurence Lesser (1987-91), after which she continued her studies on a 2 year Fulbright Scholarship to Berlin under the tutorship of Wolfgang Boettcher. She received her early training from Irene Sharp (San Francisco) and Joan Dickson (London, Purcell School of Music).

Josephine Vains

Since winning 1st prize in the inaugural Australian Chamber Music Competition, Josephine has established herself as a sought-after chamber music partner, and cellist. Her myriad musical interests include performing with artists in Australia and Europe on diverse projects – notably piano trio, quartet, contemporary and electronic music, and argentine tango music, with a special interest in commissioning new work and working with composers. Her formative studies centred on solo/chamber music with Tilmann Wick (Hannover Musikhochschule), HattoBeyerle (ECMA/Alban Berg Quartet) and Walter Levin (La Salle Quartet).

In Melbourne she is a regular guest with the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria (Guest Principal), ASTRA, Team of Pianists, and is an organizer of the Bach Cello series. As a chamber musician she has performed throughout Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, China and Japan and competed in the Melbourne, Osaka and Trieste International Chamber Music Competitions. A regular performer at Australian festivals (Melbourne, Sydney, Port Fairy, Canberra, Musica Viva, Townsville, Castlemaine) and on ABC FM, Josephine also enjoys teaching at Melbourne’s tertiary institutions.

She plays a lovely old 1850 Thomas Kennedy Cello, London.


DomenicoGabrielli Canon in D major

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Sonata in C major for Two Violoncelli

Reinhold Gliere

Three Duos for Two Violoncelli

Boris Blacher

Sonata for Two Violoncelli

Jean-Baptiste Barriere

Sonata X per due Violoncelli