Written on October 22, 2013 at 11:39 am, by Carlos
Musical polyglot in the tradition of Bernstein & Previn
Joe Chindamo is musical polyglot in the tradition of Bernstein and Previn. He is routinely described as one of the best jazz pianists in the world, though his art transcends jazz, having composed concertos, chamber music and film music. He possesses an uncanny ability to personalise anything which enters his orbit, as is evident in his work with violinist and duo partner Zoe Black.
His formidable pianism has earned him admiration from the classical elite. In 2008 and 2011 Chindamo was invited to perform in Italy by pianist Michele Campanella. An enthusiastic recommendation by Nikolai Demidenko led to an invitation to perform a Mozart piano concerto with QSO in Nov 2013.
Joe Chindamo has performed concerts all over the world, including Umbria Jazz Festival, Tokyo Dome and Lincoln Centre in New York. He’s won a plethora of awards, including several ARIA, & BELL awards. He also won the MO award for jazz instrumental performer of the year in 2002 and 2004
Several of his 20 CDs have topped the charts in Japan, three of them reaching Number 1 on the Japanese charts.
In 2013 he received an arts council grant to compose his first String Quartet for Sydney based Acacia Quartet. His Toccata for solo violin was one of only four Australian compositions chosen by performers at the recent ABC Young Performers Competition and was performed at the finals by Ann Marie Johnson.
Throughout this year, he has appeared with Zoe Black at the Piers Lane’s Townsville Australian Festival of Chamber Music and Anna Goldsworthy’s Port Fairy Spring Festival (where he also took part in a team performance of Liszt’s ‘Years of Pilgrimage’ with 4 of Australia’s top classical pianists), The Canberra Street Theatre, The Melbourne Recital Centre, Melba Hall, Sandgate Festival by the Sea and the Peninsula Music Festival.
Written on September 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm, by Carlos
With 40 overseas tours and 7 CDs under their belt including Europe, Asia and USA, Melbourne’s Pot-Pourri presents their unique and innovative blend of music theatre, cabaret, opera, magic, didgeridoo and comedy in a superbly entertaining show that is so hot it sizzles! These talented artists hit those high C’s in Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song, dance up a storm, create magic and stir your soul with haunting ballads! Described as brilliantly talented, funny, fresh, moving and must-see… do not miss them!
Recently named Australian Event Entertainers of the Year by BT Publishing, Pot-Pourri is Tania de Jong AM (soprano), Rebecca Bode(soprano), Jon Bode (tenor), Jonathan Morton (baritone) and Rebecca Chambers (pianist). These 5 talented artists have all performed with Australia’s major musical and opera companies and performed internationally as soloists. Pot-Pourri has an extensive touring schedule and has appeared at major venues such as the Melbourne Concert Hall, Sydney Town Hall, Burswood and Wrest Point Casinos. The group has toured throughout many parts of the USA, Europe, New Zealand and Asia.
They were selected as one of the companies to represent Australia internationally for the Reaching the World program of The Sydney Olympic Games and were invited to perform at the World Expo 2000 in Hannover as a result of a standing ovation at the Australia Germany Association Conference Gala Dinner in Brisbane. Pot-Pourri also create tailor-made performances for your conferences, dinners, awards nights, launches, private and special events.
“Sublime musicality is what Pot-Pourri is all about: their voices, the evergreen songs they choose and their pianist are all world class. Pot-Pourri harmonies are spine-tinglingly glorious to hear and they are beautiful and inspiring. Their show is a joyous thing to experience!” ArtsHub
Written on September 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm, by Carlos
University of Aberdeen
Professor Russell McGregor from the University of Aberdeen wrote the bible on shaping the future: “Enunciate Or Die.”, otherwise known as E1. The most powerful E.
How can we survive as a species if we can’t talk properly? A graduate of Eton, where he was the public speaking and tongue twister champion, and the University of Edinburgh, with a PHD in Elocution & Ethical Etiquette, Professor McGregor is our elegant, eloquent moderator, who will ensure that equanimity prevails in the face of egregious eruptions in the exciting debate at the gala dinner.
Written on September 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm, by Carlos
Composer in Residence
As an internationally acclaimed artist. David works as a pianist specializing in chamber music, completing commissions in addition to his quest to promote active listening amongst his audience.
Being an alumnus of both the Royal College of Music (London) and the Australian National Academy of Music, David has featured on ABC Classic FM, Radio National, 2mbsFM and 3mbsFM in addition to having performed in many of the major concert halls and venues in Australia, Romania and the United Kingdom. David continues to work as a pianist specializing in chamber music, completing commissions in addition to his quest to promote active listening amongst his audience.
Written on June 11, 2013 at 10:40 am, by Carlos
Graphic Recordist and Artist in Residence
Jessamy Gee is the founder of Think in Colour – a business dedicated to helping companies & communities capture & communicate their ideas visually.
With a background in painting and portraiture, Jessamy uses her artistic skills to create tools for communication, comprehension and engagement, drawing upon the concepts of visual thinking and learning. Clients have included General Mills Australia, NAB, City of Melbourne, CSL, Origin Energy, Ernst & Young, AECOM, KPMG, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, The Rockefeller Foundation and many more.
Jessamy is also dedicated to spreading awareness about the value of visual learning within schools and other education facilities.
Jessamy is thrilled to return as the Artist in Residence at CI2013 for the fourth year.
Written on June 11, 2013 at 10:35 am, by Carlos
Graphic Recordist in Residence
Gavin Blake is a world-class Graphic Facilitator with 14 years in the field. He works mainly with ASX 100 companies in Australia, and other high performing companies around the world. Gavin has worked in the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia since 1999. His clients range from Government and executive level corporate teams to local community groups and dialogue circles. His team visualize messages and ideas in powerful and engaging ways.
Gavin combines his studies in architecture and fine arts, as well as his years as part of an elite facilitation team to create communication pieces including visual strategies, graphic recording and ‘Quick Draw’ educational animations.
His work is designed to make content richer and increase his client’s potential by unleashing visual learning.
Gavin was Graphic Recorder in residence at the Ci2010, Ci2011 and Ci2012 conferences. He is delighted to be participating in Ci2013. www.feverpicture.com.au