Accompanists’ Festival 2013

August 12 to 18

Pianists for Opera Singers

Répétiteurs and Recitalists

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David Barnard

Musician in Residence


Katrina Waters – soprano

Conference Recital


Festival Musicians:

Singers: Gisele Blanchard, Lisa Cannizzaro, Teresa La Rocca, Patrick Power

Instrumentalists: Wendy Heiligenberg, violin; Dean Newcomb, clarinet

Pianists: Penelope Cashman, Sachiko Hidaka, Emma Knights, Julie Sargeant

7 JEM Primary School Pianists, 7 YAS Secondary School Pianists

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Geoffrey Parsons Award Auditions

Monday/Tuesday August 12/13

Bishop Hall from 5.30 pm

Elder Conservatorium North Terrace
Lunch Hour Concerts

Wednesday August 14

Pilgrim Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide

12.10 JEM Junior Ensemble Musicians

1.10 Julie Sargeant & Co-Opera Singers
Accompanists’ Conference

Sunday August 18, 9.00 am – 4.00pm

The Stables, Marryatville High School

170 Kensington Road, Marryatville
Geoffrey Parsons Award Final

In association with the Elder Conservatorium

Sunday August 18 at 7.00pm

Hartley Concert Room, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Celebrity Recital during the Conference

David Barnard and Katrina Waters, soprano

3pm Sunday August 18

The Stables, Marryatville
David Barnard Duo Lessons/Vocal Coaching

Limited – Additional fee – discounted for members & affiliates – contact the Festival Convenor- 0407 818 838



Sunday August 18

DAYTIME: The Stables, Marryatville High School

9.00        Registration

9.20        Welcome and Meet Musician in Residence, David Barnard

9.30        Preparing State Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’s Salome including the AGSA Répétiteur Mentorships
David Barnard with Penelope Cashman, Sachiko Hidaka and Margaret King

10.30     From Purcell to Heggie – different approaches to accompanying opera in recitals – David Barnard

11.30    Morning Tea

11.45     Masterclass for pianists and singers – David Barnard

1.00        Lunch
1.30        Young Accompanists’ Showcase Concert

2.15        Opera Pianists on the Move – Emma Knights and Children’s Opera; Julie Sargeant and Co-Opera

3.00        Recital David Barnard and Katrina Waters- soprano

4.00 Close
The Hartley Concert Room, University of Adelaide, Kintore Ave

7.00        Geoffrey Parsons Award Final

Jury: David Barnard, Dale Ringland, Guila Tiver

Set work singer: Gisele Blanchard

Prize pool $7,500

1/$5000, 2/$1,500, 3/$1,000


                  AGSA reserves the right to alter dates, venues, personnel and programs as necessary
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Accompanists’ Festival 2013 – August 12 to 18
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