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.
Journey to Horseshoe Bend, was a finalist in the 2006 AMC-APRA Awards for Best Vocal Work. The CD of the work was labelled one of the best 80 CD releases in 2006 by the Sydney Morning Herald. ‘Cantata Journey’ is a 30 minute documentary film about the work made by Hart Cohen and screened on ABC-TV in …
“Often I start with two things – one is the conceptual or artistic idea, the other is the musical idea. And the conceptual idea with Falling Man/Dancing Man was to do with the photos that I’ve referred to in the program note – the falling man and the dancing man – and then digging into them and what they represent. I kept being drawn back to the individual; the way an individual suffers being no different from a million people. But the musical…”
“The premiere performances of Andrew Schultz’s second opera Going Into Shadows at Guildhall, London in June 2001 and Brisbane in September 2001 provide an opportunity to look at threads between it and his first opera Black River. Dramatically both are concerned with women telling their stories. In another link, both operas are concerned with issues of…