Huw Jones, principal oboe of Queensland Symphony Orchestra joins pianist Alex Raineri and UQ staff members Adam Chalabi (violin)  and Patrick Murphy (cello) for a sumptuous program celebrating the glory of the baroque featuring arguably the two greatest composers of that era - J.S Bach and Handel.

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Sonata in E-flat for Oboe and Harpsichord BWV 1031     J.S Bach

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Siciliano
  3. Allegro

Sonata in D Major for Violin and Continuo HWV371     G.F Handel

  1. Affetuoso
  2. Allegro
  3. Larghetto
  4. Allegro

2 part inventions (selections)     J.S Bach

Concerto in C Minor for Violin and Oboe BWV 1060     J.S Bach

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Huw Jones

Huw Jones

Huw Jones has appeared as an Oboist with every major symphony orchestra in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Guest Principal Oboe with the Opera Australia Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Australia Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian World Orchestra.

Huw graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with First-Class Honours, and later moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music. During this time Huw also undertook trials with the Philharmonia Orchestra London, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 Huw moved back to Sydney, where he undertook a busy freelance and teaching career, as well as being the Director of Music at St Philip’s Anglican Church, York Street. In this role, Huw was responsible for mobilising volunteers, organising rosters, running training events, website maintenance, songwriting, public speaking, formation of services, and creating concert events. For many years he has been a guest speaker and trainer at numerous Church Music conferences. In 2013, Huw was appointed Section Principal Oboe of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, where he leads the oboe section, and has served on the Orchestra’s Players Committee. Huw is also a keen chamber musician, and regularly appears with Ensemble Q at the Queensland Conservatorium, and the Australia Ensemble at the University of New South Wales. Huw is also a faculty member of the University of Queensland School of Music, and guest lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. 

Adam Chalabi

Adam Chalabi

Adam Chalabi holds the position of Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Queensland. He is first violinist of the internationally renowned Tinalley String Quartet, violinist of White Halo Ensemble and held the position of Concertmaster of Orchestra Victoria from 2009-2014. He has appeared as guest concertmaster with numerous orchestras within Australia and overseas including the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. He previously held the position of Head of Strings at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Between 2002-2009 Adam was Principal Violin with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Born in London, Adam began his violin studies at the age of four with the Suzuki Method and attended the Purcell School  and Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Maciej Rakowski. He is very grateful to have been supported by the Countess of Munster, Ian Fleming and Lawrence Atwell Charitable foundations. Adam plays on a Joseph Panormo violin circa 1805.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy is Cello Performance Fellow at The University of Queensland School of Music. In 2017 he was appointed cellist of the Tinalley String Quartet that has received critical acclaim for its recent releases of the quartets of Mendelssohn, Debussy and Ravel. 

Patrick has performed extenstively throughout his career as a chamber musician. He was a founding member of the Tankstream Quartet who won first prize in the Melbourne National Chamber Music Competition (2000) and the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan (2001). The Tankstream also won the audience prize and came third place in the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (2003).

Further study in quartet performance with the Alban Berg Quartet in Cologne, Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet) and Milan Skampa (Smetana Quartet) preceded an invitation from the Australian Government to play at the reception of the Royal Wedding of Crown Prince Frederick and Mary Donaldson in Fredenborg Castle, Copenhagen. Patrick went on to cofound the Whitely trio (now Nexus Piano Quartet), join the Grainger Quartet and later, the Southern Cross Soloists.

Recent concerto performances have included appearances with the Camerata, the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Orchestra (Sydney), and The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Patrick directs the String Chamber Music Academy at Sound Thinking Australia’s Summer School Music Program in Brisbane and the Winter Chamber Music School at The University of Queensland.

Patrick has performed extensively with the Australian World Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and has premiered new works for solo cello by the Australian composers Paul Dean and James Ledger. In collaboration with colleagues from the UQ School of Music (Associate Professor Adam Chalabi (violin) and Professor Liam Viney (piano)), they have recorded and released a new CD of chamber music composed by Paul Stanhope on ABC Classics. A second album of Tinalley’s recordings of the Mendelssohn Quartets is also due for release in 2020.

Alex Raineri

Alex Raineri

Described by Limelight Magazine as “a soloist of superb virtuosic skill and musicality”, Australian classical pianist Alex Raineri (b. 1993) is internationally active as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. International performances include tours throughout California, South-East Asia, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany and Austria.

Alex has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio NZ, California Capital Public Radio, ABC Classic FM and all of the Australian MBS Networks. As a concerto soloist he has featured with the Queensland, Tasmanian, Darwin and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Southern Cross Soloists, Orchestra Victoria, Four Winds Festival Orchestra, Bangalow Festival Orchestra and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

Alex has been the recipient of a number of major awards including the Kerikeri International Piano Competition and Australian National Piano Award. Alex is the pianist with the Southern Cross Soloists and other notable chamber partnerships include; Andreas Ottensamer, eighth blackbird, ELISION, Sara Macliver, Natalie Clein, Greta Bradman, Li Wei Qin, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Jack Liebeck, Kathryn Stott, Slava Grigoryan, Brett Dean and many others.

He is the artistic director of the annual Brisbane Music Festival and is a passionate exponent of contemporary music having given 129 world premieres and 89 Australian premiere performances to date. Discography includes; Transfiguration (2019), Inventions (2019), I’ll Walk Beside You – Teddy Tahu Rhodes & Southern Cross Soloists (2018 – ABC Classics) and braneworlds – Kupka’s Piano (2017).

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