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Let’s start at the very beginning. Introduce your little ones to the grandaddy of classical music JS Bach, through the exquisite pairing of the viola de gamba and harpsichord.

Bach is not often thought of as a composer of the viola da gamba but his passion for composing cantatas, suites and concertos, provide the perfect platform for the rich expressive viol and the bright sharp tone of the harpsichord.

Shaun Ng has established himself as one of the most versatile early musicians in Australia, performing on the instruments of the violin, viola da gamba and lute families. He received his music training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Conservatorium of Amsterdam, University of Western Australia, and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he received the Australian Postgraduate Award to pursue his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in historical performance and musicology.

As an active freelance performer, he has performed with many ensembles including Thoroughbass, Sydney Consort, Marais Project, Bach Band at St James’ and Da Vinci’s Apprentice.

Joanna studied piano in her native Poland where she graduated with a Diploma of Music from the Music High School at Zdunska Wola. While studying there she became interested in early music. She has performed with many groups on both harpsichord and chamber organ in Australia and Europe, including Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, New Cologne Philharmonia, RCM Baroque Orchestra, Tall Poppeas, Sounds Baroque, Sydney Consort, St James’ King St, Sydney Chamber Choir, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Gondwana Choirs, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and West Australia Symphony Orchestra.

Currently Joanna is enjoying teaching harpsichord at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, playing music with other people and working in an orchestral library.

Venue: Tramshed – Harold Park Community Hall

Doors open: 10:25am


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