2011 Performance Highlights
Six new works saw the light of day for the first time in 2011.
Two brilliant violinists premiered the Violin Sonata – an ambitious large work in four movements written in 2010. Australian Susan Collins performed it in Sydney and Hobart with pianist Tamara Ann Cislowska and Ukrainian violinist Dima Tkachenko and pianist Marcin Sikorski performed it in Poland in a concert before the annual Wienawski competition in Lublin. Susan Collins and Sue-Ellen Paulsen presented the short duet for violin and cello, Indigo Invention, in their Sydney and Hobart concerts.
The Song Company’s release of Schultz’s Song of Songs has continued to garner great reviews. David Gygar writes, “ the whole CD is … a delicious hour of wallowing in the voluptousness of amorous verse impeccably sung. … It deserves a very wide listenership indeed.”
Premiere performances in 2010-11
Stille Sprache – three songs for soprano, violin and piano Felicitas Fuchs, Aki Sauliere, Bernard Lanskey, 18 February 2010, La Loingtaine, Paris, France.
Quintet for clarinet and strings Paul Dean and the Australian String Quartet, 14 August 2010, Bangalow Festival, New South Wales.