I have just returned from an amazing time down in northern Tasmania (as part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival) working in a shed with Peter Knight (AD of the Australian Art Orchestra). This project was almost a year in the making and we can't thank BIG hART enough as well as or farm owners, the Snare family. Wonderful documentation videos coming soon but for now here are some stills of our Boat Harbour shed "Gasthorpe".
You can now buy your digital copy of Kammerbox on iTunes. Kammerbox is a special CD for me and brings together a high quality collection of sparkling Australian chamber music written for and championed by Claire throughout her career. These musical gems showcase the very best of Australian music with works by legendary Australian composers including Ross Edwards, Peter Sculthorpe, Elena Kats-Chernin, and Gerard Brophy; and performed by Claire alongside Australia’s foremost chamber performers including Karin Schaupp (guitar), Julian Smiles (cello), and Bernadette Harvey (piano).
On February 11 2017, Claire performed to a capacity crowd of 12,000 at the Myer Music Bowl, bringing the work of Australian composers and percussion to a new audience of open minded punters. Golden Kitsch was a huge success and was received with a standing ovation. The concert was broadcast live in ABC Classic FM. Listen here:http://www.abc.net.au/classic/content/2017/02/11/4615168.htm
Claire is the winner of the Excellence by an Individual category at the 2016 Art Music and Ensemble Offspring is the winner of Excellence by an Organisation.
In 2017 Claire will join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. She will perform solo recitals at Macedon Music, Geelong Grammar School and she will once again join forces with Karin Schaupp in duo programs. Ensemble Offspring will be launching their exciting 2017 season at Kontiki Racket in mid November - look out for the details!