The program is empty for this short outdoor experience in UKARIA’s stunning gardens. Six musicians each briefly bring music of their choice, unknown to each other and to the audience. The ticket price includes beverages and canapés.
Performed by Richard Tognetti, Caleb Wright, Sharon Grigoryan, Chloe Lankshear, David Jones, Carmen Warrington and Katherine Tonkin.
This event is part of the Nothing: Chamber Landscapes program. See the full program here.
Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO.
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Richard Tognetti AO | Curator, Violin
Richard Tognetti is Artistic Director and Lead Violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He performs on period, modern and electric instruments and has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras as director or soloist. He was Artistic Director of Slovenia’s Festival Maribor from 2008 to 2015 and was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Barbican Centre’s Milton Court in 2016. He has created and co-composed scores for films including Peter Weir’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and collaborated with director Jennifer Peedom to create the films Mountain and River.
Caleb Wright | Viola
Caleb Wright is the Principal violist of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He began his studies in Adelaide with Keith Crellin, Melbourne with Alice Waten and Berlin with Wilfried Strehle. Caleb began his professional career in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Following this he began roles as principal, holding positions in the West Australian Symphony, Adelaide Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic. He is a passionate Chamber musician and teacher.
Sharon Grigoryan | Cello
Sharon Grigoryan was with the Australian String Quartet from 2013-2020. Prior to this, she was a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and has been guest principal cellist of many Australian orchestras. From 2011 Sharon toured regularly with the ACO, and has also toured with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with the Australian World Orchestra since 2015, and plays in a duo with guitarist Slava Grigoryan. She is currently Associate Principal cellist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Chloe Lankshear | Soprano
Chloe Lankshear is a versatile soprano who made her professional operatic debut in 2018 with State Opera South Australia in their production of Brett Dean’s Hamlet. She has since been a featured soloist with some of the country’s finest organisations, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Ensemble, Pinchgut Opera, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and most recently her debut with Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. In 2021, Chloe was named the inaugural Taryn Fiebig Scholar with Pinchgut Opera and was featured in their film A delicate fire. In 2022, Chloe was a finalist at the Bel Canto singing competition and was awarded the Decca Prize. In 2023, she was the First Prize winner and People’s Choice Award recipient of the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Oratorio Competition.
David Jones | Percussion
David Jones, a drumming luminary, is creating an indelible mark on the global music scene. His exceptional artistry and rhythmic prowess have earned him the prestigious Melbourne Prize, a testament to his influential contributions. David's innovation shines through two captivating drumkit concertos composed especially for him; seamlessly fusing genres and pushing artistic boundaries. With a career spanning decades, his impact resonates worldwide, inspiring and innovating; an icon of creativity, exploring new sonic horizons.
Carmen Warrington | Meditation Artist
Carmen Warrington is a multifaceted artist, known for her holistic approach to art and spirituality. She is globally recognized for her meditation recordings and best-selling inspirational books. Her ethereal crystal bowl Soundbaths offer audiences deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. Carmen is actor-trained at NIDA, and through her many collaborations with partner David Jones, she seamlessly merges music and spoken word to uplift, inspire and create an atmosphere of peace and transformation.
Katherine Tonkin | Actor
Katherine Tonkin has worked as a writer, creator, and performer with a number of Australia’s leading mainstage and independent theatre companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, Bell Shakespeare and Black Swan State Theatre Company. With many screen credits to her name, Katherine is known for working across a diverse range of mediums, having appeared in live works for the ACO, Lucy Guerin Inc, Chamber Made Opera, as well as large scale immersive works. Her collaborations have taken her to Arts Festivals across Australia and overseas, and she is delighted to be returning to her home town of Adelaide for the Festival.