'TWO' celebrates the long-standing musical friendship of leading early musicians, lutenist Tommie Andersson and viola da gambist, Jenny Eriksson. In this truly special event each will play a solo bracket before joining together as a dynamic duo.For more years than they care to remember The Marais Project's Jenny Eriksson and Tommie Andersson have thrilled Australian audiences with their mastery of their respective instruments. They have collaborated on 7 CDs including an Australian first recording of Swedish baroque and folk music. In this concert each will perform a bracket of their favourite solo pieces before joining together as a duo. The concert will also feature the world premiere of a solo work for viola da gamba by Paul Cutlan.
Formed by Jennifer Eriksson in 2000, The Marais Project is a celebration of music for the viola da gamba inspired by Marin Marais, the great French virtuoso viola da gamba performer and composer. The Marais Project has released 7 CDs, toured widely in Australia and New Zealand. Press - Sumptuously recorded, (the CD’s) bass notes are as sonorous as the voice of a great baritone, the high ones diaphanous – Sydney Morning Herald - Under the curating of Jenny Eriksson the Marais Project continues to present unusual and engaging programs of first rate quality – ClassikON
Café Culture is a new casual concert format, presenting the best of chamber music in a casual and conversational style. Held in the beautiful foyers of the Independent Theatre, Café Culture features short performances interspersed with opportunities to chat with the artists. Café Culture is a relaxed experience for the dedicated concert goer, and the perfect introduction for those new to chamber music.