Formed in 1979 the band has grown in player strength under the guidance of Jack Saunders achieving success in State band championships rising in grades to A grade in 1997. A youth band was formed by Jack’s son John and in 1999 John took over as musical director of the Warringah Concert Brass. The band has been placed 4th in the open “A” grade section of the National Championships twice since 2010 and were winners of the State “A” grade title in 2009, 2017 and 2018.
June 29, 2020 - Josie and the Emeralds
Josie and the Emeralds comprise some of Sydney’s leading early music performers and specialize in performing works from the renaissance along with the occasional foray into contemporary music.
Their carefully designed programs include elaborate motets, dramatic madrigals, light-hearted capricious dances and instrumental consorts. Josie and the Emeralds include early music soprano Josie Ryan and some of Australia’s finest viola da gamba players: Laura Vaughan, Fiona Ziegler, Catherine Upex and Brooke Green (Artistic Dir.)
August 24, 2020 - Piano Quartet
Piano Quartet - Vincent Lo, Paul Cheung, Ben Tjoa & Nathan Greentree.
The piano quartet is made up of outstanding graduates of Sydney Conservatorium of Music led by cellist Vincent Lo who after winning the Sydney Eisteddfod Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship has been gaining valuable experience in Italy. One of the most sought-after ensemble pianists, Paul Cheung, highly experienced violinist Ben Tjoa and award winning violist Nathan Greentree make up the balance of this brilliant ensemble.
September 21, 2020 - Emma Sholl (flute) Narelle Yeo (soprano) David Miller (piano)
All three artists are faculty members of Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Emma also absorbing Sydney Symphony Orchestra duties and Narelle and David a busy performance program. Emma Sholl, an extraordinary flautist, has performed for Killara Music Club many times since her teenage years always delighting us with her brilliant and silky performance. Multi-talented Narelle Yeo is a lawyer, stagecraft expert and singer, developing her singing ability in Rice University, Texas and San Francisco Opera and has kept her voice flexible performing a range of music from classical to musical theatre and Jazz. David Miller is widely recognized as one of Australia’s leading pianists, chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. He is highly regarded as a mentor for young ensemble pianists and repetiteurs leading to his appointment as a member of the Order of Australia for his services to music.
October 5, 2020 - Pianist Elina Yasumoto
Elina Yasumoto has been critically acclaimed for her “command and grace” and called “a magician of the piano” and “the female Horowitz” by the jury of the Australian National Piano Award. Her playing has been recognized for its freshness, spontaneity and architectural strength. Elina has held the positions of Faculty Accompanist and worked as a collaborative artist at University of Melbourne, Australian National Academy of Music and the Central Queensland University Conservatorium of Music where she was appointed the Senior Lecturer in Piano Accompaniment in 2012. Elina won the second prize at the 2010 Australian National Piano Award, and she is now a barrister-at-law.
November 2, 2020 - Piano Trio
Piano Trio – Marina Marsden, Grace Kim & Kristy Conrau Three outstanding musicians have come together to perform the trios of Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, works of great beauty. Marina Marsden has been the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s principal Second Violin since 2006 having joined the SSO in 1995 as Assistant Concertmaster. Concert pianist, artistic director and music educator - Grace Kim is one of the most respected musicians in Australia having gained an envious reputation in Europe before returning to Australia where she is establishing “Mountain” & “Sensory” concerts attracting interna- tionally recognized peers. Grace currently teaches in the “Rising Stars” program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Cellist Kristy Conrau graduated with honours from the Victorian College of the Arts and completed the Advanced Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2006.
Prices for concert plus supper
$90 Yearly Subscription | Guests $25 at the door | $5 Students