Here and there: Concert Playlist
Now available online, Here and There: Music at Home in Sydney and London, 1830–1845 contrasts the musical soundscape of colonial Sydney with that of cosmopolitan London. An initiative of Sound Heritage Sydney, the first half of the program contains music found in the collections of Sydney residents, while the second half consists of music that was more commonly played in London drawing rooms.
James obtained a Bachelor in Music Performance at the Australian School of Music, where he studied piano. He later completed a Bachelor in Vocal Performance at the Queensland Conservatorium, and a Master of Music Studies (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, specialising in early keyboard and singing. In 2012, James founded Prima Luce, a semi-professional vocal ensemble which has toured Europe and released three CDs. James has sung with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra. He is currently undertaking further postgraduate research in the Historical Performance Division at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music specialising in the self-accompaniment of ‘art song’.
Katrina Faulds studied fortepiano with Geoffrey Lancaster (University of Western Australia) and Colleen Rae-Gerrard (Australian National University) before completing postgraduate studies with Stanley Hoogland at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In 2012 she formed a duet partnership with Dr Penelope Cave, performing several times at Chawton House Library, Chawton, Hampshire, as well as Lodge Park, Gloucestershire, and the Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton. Katrina and Penelope appear in four films about music at Tatton Park, Cheshire, directed by Professor Jeanice Brooks, which can be seen at www.hiddenhistories.co.uk, and recorded music by Larry Goves for Aura Satz’s installation Sound Ornaments in the Music Room, which was part of the Tatton Park Biennial in 2012.
Nyssa completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2016, and has commenced postgraduate studies with the Conservatorium’s Historical Performance Division. During her undergraduate studies, Nyssa performed regularly with the Conservatorium’s Early Music Ensemble. This included participating in a series of performances in 2016 of pieces from the Dowling music collection, in affiliation with SLM. Nyssa has performed as a soloist for Gondwana Choirs, the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence, the Choir of St James’, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chamber Choir. Earlier this year Nyssa participated in the Peninsula Summer Festival Academy under the tutelage of Sophie Daneman.