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Peninsula Grammar PRESENTS VAUDREY with HOWARD PENNY

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“A cello duo recital from with the world premiere of VAUDREY’s Suite for Two Cellos”

Cellists: RICHARD VAUDREY and HOWARD PENNY.

HOWARD PENNY was born in Canberra and after studies with Nelson Cooke moved to Vienna, studying with Tobias Kühne, André Navarra, Boris Pergamenshikov and William Pleeth. Winning the ABC Young Performers Competition, and a finalist in the Prague International Cello competition, concerto performances include Sydney Opera House, Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Berlin Schauspielhaus, Suntory Hall Tokyo and Casals Festival Prades. A regular principal cello with Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg and Vienna Radio Symphony, he is a long-standing member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, working regularly with the world’s leading conductors and soloists, participating in over 100 CD and video recordings with such artists as Abbado, Harnoncourt, Solti, Haitink, Kremer, Argerich and Domingo.

As a chamber musician he has appeared in Wigmore Hall, Salzburg Festival, Beethoven Festival Bonn and KREMERata Lockenhaus, and was awarded the Gold Medal for services to the Republic of Austria. Fifteen years with the Beethoven Trio Vienna also took him to major halls in the U.S. and Japan. A regular guest with Concentus Musicus (Harnoncourt) and for ten years Lecturer in Historical Performance Practice at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, he was musical co-director of two Mozart operas for the 2006 Salzburg Festival complete cycle. A specialist in recitative realisation he was engaged for a new production of Don Giovanni for the Vienna Festival, a prize-winning Coronation of Poppea in Melbourne, and for seminars during the Mozart Week in Salzburg with Angelika Kirschlager. Frequently directing from the cello he has led a large variety of repertoire including a Haydn opera with Sara Macliver and Steve Davislim at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

His numerous CD recordings include works for solo cello, a live recording of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto from the Vienna Konzerthaus, major works for piano trio with the Beethoven Trio Vienna, first recordings of Boccherini quintets and sextets, and many other chamber works. Since returning to Australia in 2010 he has appeared at most prominent chamber music festivals, including his own Sanguine Estate Music Festival, and works closely with AYO, also as guest director of National Music Camp and Chamber Players. He has been a member of the Artists of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne since 2007, where he is now very happily based.


RICHARD VAUDREY

Recently returning to Australia from six years of performing in New York City, cellist Richard Vaudrey is quickly becoming a notable force in the new breed of string players - classically trained and proficient across a multitude of genres. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Richard was a scholarship holder at The Australian National Academy of Music before heading to the United States, where he completed Doctoral study in classical cello performance and contemporary improvisation at SUNY Stony Brook, studying with Colin Carr and Ray Anderson whilst acting as Teaching Assistant to the Emerson String Quartet. Richard has had a prolific background in chamber music and performs regularly both as a soloist and collaborator across a multitude of genres including classical, new music, jazz, folk and pop in venues including Carnegie Hall, 92Y Tribecca, SubCulture, The Stone, Alice Tully Hall and the Harvey Theatre, BAM.

Richard’s latest solo project “VAUDREY“ a unique blend of post-chestral-indie-dub -folk-pop for cello voice and electronics has been showcased in New York City (Subculture, Rockwood Music Hall), Sydney and Melbourne (Melbourne Recital Centre, Toff in Town) Australia. Born from the inspiration of the late Arthur Russell, (the subject for Richard’s Doctoral Research) VAUDREY’s songs and compositions piece together the essence of popular song orchestrated for hand crafted instruments with modern electronics and production. His Debut EP, completed in New York City with notable collaborators Stephen Feigenbaum (aka JULIUS), Joseph Higgins, Andrew Wright (Just Blaze, Eminem), David Linaburg (J-COLE) and Andrew Conklin is due for release in 2016.

In 2015 Richard co-composed, arranged, and recorded the orchestral and string scoring for acclaimed Television Series “Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane” airing on ABC Australia and NBC’s SeeSo in the United States.

Richard has held positions as Adjunct Professor of Cello at Western Connecticut State University, is a member of the Numinous Ensemble and the multidisciplinary performance collective thespacewemake. He also has performed with The American Modern Ensemble, Ensemble Mise-en, IKTUS Percussion, the S.E.M Ensemble, Indie band all boy/all girl and Mr Twin Sister. Richard is currently Head of Instrumental and Ensemble Music at Peninsula Grammar, Mt Eliza.

Richard plays “The Beleura Cello” - a 1791 William Forster cello generously loaned by the Tallis Foundation.

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