Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia is pleased to announced the 2015 Accompanists’ Festival


It will feature many local & interstate artists as well as our two wonderful international guest artists,


For more information on the wonderful week of activities: Download AGSA 2015 Festival Brochure (.PDF)


Held at State Opera Studio 216 Marion Road Netley unless otherwise indicated- good parking

Geoffrey Parsons Award Auditions*

Monday/Tuesday June 29/30 from 5.30 pm

Lunch Hour Concerts

Wednesday July 1
Pilgrim Church
12 Flinders Street Adelaide
12.10 JEM Junior Ensemble Musicians
1.10 Fun Songs for JEMs
David Barnard –piano with State Opera Artists Meran Bow, Naomi Hede and Sarah Pattichis

Malcolm Martineau Masterclasses

Wed July 1: 7.30 State Opera Young Artists – presented by State Opera
Thurs July 2: 4.30 Young Accompanists’ Showcase

Elder Perspectives Recital Saturday July 4 at 7.30pm Elder Hall
In association with SOSA
Malcolm Martineau with Florian Boesch- baritone
Schubert – Die Schöne Müllerin

joined by David Barnard and
SOSA Young & Emerging Artists, Desiree Frahn, Fiona McArdle, Branko Lovrinov & Jeremy Tatchell Schumann Lieder

Accompanists’ Conference

Sunday July 5, 9.30 am – 4.00pm Piano in Art Song

Geoffrey Parsons Award Final*

In association with the Elder Conservatorium Held at SOSA studio Netley
Sunday July 5 at 7.00pm

 * Please click here for the 2015 Geoffrey Parsons Award Entry Form


Malcolm Martineau

Malcolm Martineau is recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Florian Boesch Susan Graham, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, , Jonathan Lemalu, Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frederica von Stade and Bryn Terfel to name just a few.

He has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall and at the Edinburgh Festival (Wolf). He has appeared throughout Europe, the USA, Australia (Adelaide in 2008) and at international Festivals including Aix en Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich and Salzburg. CDs include recitals with Bryn Terfel (Deutsche G); Simon Keenlyside (EMI); Angela Gheorghiu and Barbara Bonney (Decca), Magdalena Kozena (DG), Della Jones (Chandos), Susan Bullock (Crear Classics), Solveig Kringelborn (for NMA); Amanda Roocroft (for Onyx); the complete songs of Fauré, Britten Folk Songs, Beethoven Folk Songs, Poulenc, Britten Song Cycles as well as Schubert’s Winterreise and Schöne Müllerin with Florian Boesch. Malcolm’s last visit to Adelaide was as Musician in Residence for the 2008 Accompanists’ Guild’s Silver Anniversary Festival. His dynamic presence as an educator and pianist was unforgettable. We welcome him back to Adelaide in anticipation of the delights in store for performers, observers , conference delegates and the audience in his recital with dynamic Austrian baritone Florian Boesch. Their Grammy nominated CD and performances of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin have received rave reviews.

Malcolm Martineau – from recent Reviews

‘…..the exquisitely-sensitive pianism of Malcolm Martineau, whose dynamic shading and heart- stopping timing lie at the core of these magical performances and re-define the words “accompaniment” and “collaboration”……….’ Michael Tumelty, Herald Scotland – Secret Invitation, Berlin Classics. July 2014

‘…… accompanied everywhere with huge flair and sensitivity by Malcolm Martineau……’ Hilary Finch, The Times, October 2014 –Recital with Elina Garanča

‘Martineau is exceptional — almost the most beautiful passage on the disc is the postlude to Morgen……’ Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 25th January 2015 – Portraits: Dorothea Röschmann

Individual Ticket Information at the door

Mon/Tues 29/30 June Parsons Auditions free Wed July 1 Concerts $10, $7, $5, AGSA & RA members free

Wed 1 – 7.30 Martineau M Class Thurs 2 – 4.30 Martineau YAS Class Sat 4/July Elder Perspectives Recital

Sun 5 YAS Concert only Sun 5 Parsons Award Final

$20, $15*, $10

$20, $15*, $10 $25, Concession $18 FT Conservatorium students free

* AGSA & Friends of SOSA members at Concession prices

Best ticket option? The Total Festival! see Application Form

2015 Festival Announced!