Kettering Concert 2009-10-04
Duncan Abercromby (clarinet), Chris Waller (clarinet), David Nutall (oboe), Dinah Woods (oboe), Matthew Ockenden (bassoon), John Pankridge (bassoon), Greg Stevens (horn), Wendy Page (horn), Jules Evans (horn), Christian Wojtowicz (cello), Michael Fortescue (bass)
Gale Force Winds
Serenade for Wind Instruments, Cello and Double Bass in C minor, op 44, B.77 – Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Sunday 4 October 2009, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door $10
Duncan Abercromby studied clarinet in Sydney with Donald Westlake and in 1973 after several years freelancing in Melbourne and Sydney joined the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as second clarinet. He became principal Clarinet with the T.S.O. in 1979 and has appeared frequently with both the W.A.S.O. and T.S.O. as soloist in works by Mozart, Weber, Debussy, Krommer and others. He has played with all the major symphony orchestras in Australia and has recently completed a tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. When not performing, his favourite pastimes are sailing, bridge and enjoying a couple of quiet ales on the balcony of his home in Oyster Cove.
Dinah Woods has been a member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 2001, holding the position of 2nd oboe/Principal Cor Anglais. Previous to this Dinah was in Melbourne where she studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and subsequently performed with many orchestras, including the Australian Pops Orchestra, the State Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony
Orchestra. Since joining the TSO, along with her orchestral work, Dinah has performed concertos with the TSO and Hobart Chamber Orchestra as well as many chamber concerts with Virtuosi Tasmania, Elanee Ensemble and ABC Classic FM Sunday live programs. This is Dinah's third appearance in a Kettering Concert.
Christian Wojtowicz studied cello at the Tasmanian Conservatorium before gaining a Churchill Fellowship to work with Pierre Fournier in Zurich and later with Andre Navarra at the Paris Conservatoire. He freelanced extensively in France and the UK before appointment as principal cello in the Melbourne Elizabethan Trust Orchestra. His wide experience in Australia includes principal cellist of the TSO and guest principal in most Australian Symphony Orchestras and the Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players, which he co-founded. As well as regular recitals, he has made concerto appearances and recordings with all Australia's leading orchestras. Christian has held teaching positions at the Canberra School of Music, Queensland Conservatorium and University or Queensland, University of Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts. Christian now lives at Oyster Cove.