8/5/19 - Mrs Carey's Other Concert

Karen Carey plays a wide range of recorders as well as the tenor viola da gamba. She is recognised nationally and internationally as an inspirational music educator. In 2007 Karen received a National Award for Excellence in Music Education, and in 2011 was the subject of the award-winning documentary Mrs Carey’s Concert. Karen believes in the intrinsic value of music education for all children and for the health and cohesion of communities.

12/6/19 - We are delighted to welcome back our Patron, Hans-Dieter Michatz as our tutor for June.

Hans-Dieter Michatz has been a performer and educator for more years than he cares to remember. His unique blend of a European background and training – his teachers included Ferdinand Conrad, recorder and Barthold Kuijken, baroque flute – and a deep affinity with modern Australian culture have influenced several generations of musicians in his adopted country. As a reputable player of modern and baroque flute as well as recorder, he has performed and recorded with many orchestras and early music groups, e.g: as founding member and principal flute with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for many years, with Salut Baroque, Ensemble Ecclectus, Melbourne, and The Sydney Consort. Apart from his acclaimed recording of Telemann’s ‘Sonate Metodiche’, he features as principal recorder soloist in the ABC Classics recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti and a number of Salut Baroque and Sydney Consort CDs. A recent recording of Telemann Concerti for recorder and harpsichord is due for release. As a conductor, he pioneered landmark premier performances of Handel Oratorios and newly discovered works by J.D. Zelenka, as well as the first Australian performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ RV 807. Hans-Dieter is Classical Coordinator at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) as well as teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and until recently, at Sydney Grammar School. He is also the patron of the Sydney Society of Recorder Players and his work as an arranger of symphonic repertoire for recorder orchestra has been published by MOECK, Germany. As part of annual engagements overseas he has joined the Sydney Consort in Germany, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States. His flute playing disrupted due to focal dystonia, Hans-Dieter has embarked on new ventures, such as premier performances in Australia on the Csakan, a walking stick recorder popular in 19th Century Vienna.

14/6/19 - Another great weekend in Maitland -contact Susan Foulcher for an application form

This year this event will be in June on 14/15/16. Alexandra Bailliet-Joly will be the tutor and is able to cater for a variety of abilities. Last year we had a wonderful time at the Steiner School from 7pm on Friday until 1pm on Sunday. On Saturday night we have a dinner at your own expense and part of the registration fee pays for lunch on Saturday. Application forms will be sent out in the middle of March. If you are thinking of staying overnight in Maitland or Morpeth you need to book as soon as possible as hotels and motels are filling up quickly.

10/7/19 - Revisiting some of the A Due Cori works chosen by Graeme Stentiford

Robert Small will tutor two meetings at 2:00 and 7:30 where he will help us remember the works that Graeme Stentiford so cleverly chose and that we enjoyed. The meetings will be at St Sholastica's.

14/8/19 - PLAYERS' NIGHT

Time to consider having your group perform an item at our popular Players' Night. More details to come. Also keep an eye out in the Newsletter.

11/9/19 - Recorder professional Alexandra Bailliet-Joly is our tutor for September.

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly is a professional recorder player, music educator and conductor. She has a Masters of Performance-Teaching and a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, where she specialised in historical performance practice with Ruth Wilkinson.
Alexandra is currently a member of Trillo, an early music ensemble made up of multi-instrumentalist musicians who play repertoire from the medieval to the classical period. She also is part of The Recorder Co-op a recorder quartet specializing in recorder music both contemporary and early. In the past she has performed with the the Organs of Ballarat Goldfields Festival (VIC), Bach Akademie Australia (SYD), Salut! Baroque (SYD), The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (SA), and the Bach Cantata program at St John’s Soutgate (VIC). Alexandra has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and ABC Regional Radio (Ballarat).

Alexandra teaches recorder to students of all ages and is currently teaching private lessons in Sydney. Alexandra has been a tutor, conductor and performer for the Sydney Recorder Society, Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society, Victorian Recorder Guild, Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia and the annual Orpheus Music Recorder Courses (Armidale, NSW). She has taught at St Michael’s Grammar School and at Wesley College as part of her placement where she provided group and individual music tuition on recorder and flute for both primary and high school students.

28/9/19 - NEW DATE -A weekend in Bundanoon - brochure out in July

Our annual weekend in Bundanoon will occur on September 28/29. The tutors will be Zana Clarke, Sue Christie and Jude Huxtable. Book before the hotel and other accommodation become full. Come along and enjoy a great weekend of playing and mixing with other enthusiasts. Sorry for the change but there was a mix up with the hotel booking.

9/10/19 - Susan Sukkar makes a welcome return as our October tutor. Not to be missed!

Susan Sukkar has had a long and varied career as a music educator, working across early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. This includes an extensive association with the recorder, performing professionally with many ensembles in Australia and overseas. Susan holds Bachelor and Master of Education degrees and studied recorder at post-graduate level at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Conservatorium Den Haag, Holland.
Susan has been an active supporter of school recorder programs for many years, directing ensembles from infants in schools through to guiding high school students studying recorder for the Higher School Certificate. Susan was a lecturer in Primary Music Education for several years at the University of Western Sydney and more recently at the University of Technology Sydney. She has also conducted professional learning workshops for Musica Viva. As artistic director of this Festival she is actively engaged in commissioning new repertoire for both recorders and strings from a growing number of talented Australian composers including in recent years Tracy Burjan, Brian Buggy, Alex Cronin, Adrian Mansukhani, Alex Pringle, Nicholas Tester, Andrew Robertson, Dan Walker and Stephen Chin.
In 2014 Susan was the recipient of the Alan Laughlin Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from the Australian College of Educators. In 2018 Susan completed her AMusA on recorder, just for the fun of it!

13/11/19 - SOIREE

A highlight of the recorder year: Soiree is a showcase of members' and guests' talents in performance.

Time to consider having your group perform an item. More details to come. Also keep an eye out in the Newsletter.

11/12/19 - CHRISTMAS PARTY and AGM

We conclude a very busy Recorder Society year with a brief Annual General Meeting and share Christmas music provided in her inimitable way by Irene Stone.
Christmas cheer follows.
A highlight of the recorder year: Soiree is a showcase of members' and guests' talents in performance.
Keep an eye out in the Newsletter for further details.