Kettering Concert 2010-08-15
David Nuttall (oboe), Dinah Woods (oboe), Duncan Abercromby (clarinet), Kate Travers (clarinet), Chris Waller (basset horn), Derek Grice (basset horn), Matthew Ockenden (bassoon), John Panckridge (bassoon), Wendy Page (french horn), Greg Stevens (french horn), Heath Parkinson (french horn), Roger Jackson (french horn), Stuart Thomson (double bass)
Storm Force Winds
Serenade No. 10 for winds in B-flat major, K. 361/370a – Gran Partita – Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Sunday 15 August 2010, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door 10
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.
David Nuttall has been the Principal Oboist of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra since 2007. Prior to this he held the positions of Associate Professor at the Australian National University, where he was a member of the internationally acclaimed wind quintet, the Canberra Wind Soloists, and Associate Principal Oboist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He was also a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. David has recorded a number of cds for ABC Classics and Tall Poppies and has been a soloist with most of Australia’s symphony orchestras. He particularly loves helping young people to learn.
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.
Born in Edinburgh, Stuart Thomson began playing the double bass at age
nine and later joined the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, which inspired him
to become a professional musician. He studied with Duncan McTier and Corin
Long at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester and was
awarded the Eugene Cruft Prize for Double Bass. While at the RNCM he began
working professionally with the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool
Subsequent freelance work included engagements with the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, London Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Philharmonische
Werkstatt in Switzerland. In 1999 he joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic
Orchestra and in 2001 moved to Australia to play with the Sydney Symphony.
The following year he was appointed Associate Principal of The Queensland
Orchestra and in late 2003 took up the post of Principal Double Bass with the
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO). He has also received invitations to guest as
principal with the Adelaide and West Australian Symphony orchestras. In 2005 he
made his solo debut with the TSO playing alongside Alex Henery in Bottesini's
Passione Amorosa for two double basses. Then again in 2011 with Tubin's
concerto for double bass and in 2015, he performed the Australian premiere of
Tan Dun's Double bass concerto The Wolf. In December this year he will appear
again as soloist with The Wolf and the TSO in Hobart and on the TSO's tour
of China. An active chamber musician, he is a founding member and co-artistic
director of the Elanée Ensemble focusing on music for viola and double
bass. He also teaches at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.