Great Southern Festival

Global Cello


Sat 22 Feb 2014

Formerly Cello Masters

Join Australia’s finest cellists on a musical journey that reveals the amazing diversity of cello music.


Arvo Paart Fratres
de Palestrina Sicut Cervus
Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, First Movement
Carl Vine Inner World
Georg Goltermann Serenade
Grandage Asp
Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee
Volatinsky Trio Selected works
Grandage , Robinson and Grayling
Improvised intro
Grandage Arrangements for 4 cellos
and the voice of Fiona Campbell
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasilieras No 5.

2hr 30 min with interval


Players & Makers, Sat 22 Feb, 10am

Paul Davies, Mel Robinson and Rachel Johnston present a history of the cello from early viols to today’s electro-acoustic hybrids. Join us as we explore the evolution of the instrument and imagine its future. Musically illustrated with an array of exquisite works from Bach and Barrierre through to contemporary pieces.

Composer and Cellist, Sat 22 Feb, 11am

What happens when a player picks up the pen? Iain Grandage leads us through the development of cello music as driven by player-composers from Boccherini to contemporary writers such as himself. With plenty of musical moments provided by Iain and other Playmakers musicians.

Singer and Player, Sun 23 Feb, 10am

Mel Robinson and Peter Grayling take the cello out of the concert hall and the concert hall out of the cello. They discuss improvisation, singing while playing and finding your nonclassical groove.

Local Cello Heroes, Sun 23 Feb, 11am

Albany-raised cellist Kiersten Fage meets visiting Playmakers cellists in a master class that reveals the behind-the-scenes instruction and advice that builds great players. The master class will give valuable insights to students, teachers and professional musicians.

You can view and download the program here.

Image: Andrew Halsall supplied by City of Albany



Sat 22 Feb 2014
Albany Entertainment Centre

Sat 22 Feb, 10pm


General Admission $48.50
Friends $45

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