Concerts showcase classical music

SOUTH Gippsland flautist Christine Ross is hosting a series of three concerts for music fans to enjoy.

The first will be held Saturday, October 21 at Scot’s Pioneer Church, Mardan at 2pm.

The second will be at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Warragul on Sunday, October 22 at 2pm.

The third will be at Richmond Uniting Church on Thursday, October 26 at 7.30pm.

Christine is proud to present musical items, duos, and trios with colleagues and teachers Jochen Schubert, classical guitar, and Thomas Pinschof on a variety of flutes including Thomas’ famous Pinschofon a bass flute with a bell-curve.

Thomas and Jochen studied in Vienna, Austria, but only met years later in Melbourne.  They have been playing together for more than 40 years, from Tokyo to London and Istanbul, and many places in-between.

Both were lecturers at the Victorian College of the Arts in the ’70s and ’80s, when Christine became a student of Thomas’ and joined the Ensemble Zauberflaute (flute ensemble), performing Bach’s Double Concerto for Flute and Guitar and Orchestra.

Everyone in Australia had a chance to hear Thomas and Jochen as they played the background music specifically written for them by Brian May in the Australian film The Killing of Angel Street.

Flute and guitar together are one of the most attractive instrumental duos, and with the addition of the second flute, brings out even more beauty for the specially selected pieces for this concert.

The Bach C Major Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo has been beautifully arranged for guitar and Basso Continuo (played by Thomas on the Pinschofon).

Composer Guiliani was top virtuoso of his time on guitar, similar in style as Vivaldi on violin.

He once performed at the same concert as a certain L. Beethoven, and it was reported he received greater applause at this concert. Guiliani exercises are still in common use by teachers worldwide today.

Jochen will perform a solo guitar work by Argentine composer and performer, Maximo Diego Pujol, who has received countless international awards and his music is performed regularly by the international guitar fraternity.

A selection of Arias from Mozart’s Magic Flute opera will allow the flautists to display their unique and lyrical singing style for which Thomas is most famous as a teacher.

Jochen will play an Australian guitar made by Dan Kellaway from NSW, and thinks, along with John Williams, that Australian-made guitars are amongst the best crafted in the world.

The Mardan and Warragul concerts cost $25 per person, $20 concession, and Under 16 free.  Come along and enjoy an afternoon of exciting and beautiful music.

If you are in Melbourne, or can make the trip, you can catch this special concert again at the Richmond Uniting Church, 304-314 Church Street, Richmond on October 26.

For further details, or to book your ticket early, please ring 0487 814 628.


Talented performer: flautist Christine Ross will be among the performers at concerts at Mardan, Warragul and Richmond.

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