8/11/17 - Annual Soiree - 7pm

Practise with your group to present a short item at the Annual Soiree, held at St Scholastica's Glebe. Drinks and food will be provided in a receptive environment. Duets, trio sand large ensembles welcomed.

10/1/18 - There is no monthly meeting in January.

Because several members attend the Recorder Workshop in Armidale in January, the Society does not hold a monthly meeting. We resume on 14 February.

14/2/18 - Recorder professional Mikaela Oberg returns as tutor

Born into a musical family in 1986 in Sydney, Australia, Mikaela began her studies on the recorder, flute and piano. While completing a double degree in performance and music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music she began working with some of Australia’s foremost ensembles and musicians. In 2010 Mikaela left her teaching studio and classroom behind for postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague further specialising in period flutes, joining the class of Barthold Kuijken. During this time she has participated in numerous workshops and classes with leading European specialists, both in The Netherlands and abroad, including acceptance into the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Experience program for 2013.

14/3/18 - We welcome to Australia and to our March monthly meeting Anna Rheingans on her first occasion as tutor.

Born 1986 in Prague, she started to take her first recorder lessons at the age of six. In the following years (1994-1998), she participated in the Recorder Masterclass with Robert Bakker (NL). She took her first flute lessons with Jan Novák, with whom she completed her studies at the Prague musical college in 2005. Anna also studied the recorder as second major subject under the guidance of Imrich Somoš. After completing a diploma at the Prague Conservatorium (Jan Ostrý), she studied at the University of Music, Vienna, with Hansgeorg Schmeiser (flute) and Gertraud Wimmer (traverso), graduating in 2013.

From 2007 to 2009, Anna played the first flute in the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. With the Webern Sinfonietta she performed the first flute under the guidance of conductor Pierre Boulez in 2010. After some months at the Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, she became a principal flutist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremerhaven 2012-2017. She has recorded several CDs with the Pilsen Philharmonic and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremerhaven.

Apart from performing as a soloist (with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra etc.), Anna is a dedicated chamber music player (Webern Wind Quintett, Musica Bohemica, British Isles Music Festival, Accentus Musicalis…).