Australian born violinist Harmonnia Junus has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Most recently, she appeared with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra on their Australian Debut Tour “The Sound of Taiwan” performing at the Sydney Opera House and Brisbane City Hall. Also under the baton of maestro Gernot Schmalfuss, Ms. Junus performed with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan and has appeared with the Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra in the JaoZi Concert Hall in Chengdu, China with conductor Xu Dong Yang. Currently based in New York City, Ms. Junus has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the National Opera Center, Symphony Space and the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
Ms. Junus is co-artistic director and violinist of multidisciplinary performance collective Artists By Any Other Name. As an active chamber musician, Ms. Junus performs regularly with various groups. When touring in Taiwan with pianist Eduard Laurel, the duo performed at the Taichung Seaport Arts Center, Kaohsiung Cultural Center and the National Recital Hall in Taipei. As a member of Ensemble NYC, Ms. Junus performed in New York City, South Korea and Australia.
Harmonnia Junus earned her Bachelor and Master of Music from New York's Mannes College the New School for Music, where she studied with Sally Thomas. Other primary teachers include Dr. Goetz Richter and Shi-xiang Zhang. Ms. Junus performs on a Giovanni Grancino violin made in Milan 1719.
出生在墨尔本，芬谭老师在德国科隆完成了与Helfried Fister，Christoph Poppen和Amadeus四重奏的学习。他师从美国著
Born in Japan, Natsuko began playing the violin at the age of three. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal Northern College of Music in England and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadephia. She received direct guidance and teaching under Lord Menuhin and Wen Zhou Li.
She has won many awards and prizes in international competitions including the Gold Medal in both the prestigious 1994 Shell/London Symphony Orchestra Competition and the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa Award. In 2007 Natsuko was presented with the Iwaki Award for outstanding achievement as a Japanese artist. In great demand as a soloist, she has appeared with many world renowned orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia (London), Halle Orchestra, Odense Symphony (Denmark), Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Melbourne Symphony and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Natsuko is the Concertmaster with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She was the leader of the Australian String Quartet and then the Grainger Quartet until the end of 2008.
She has given many world premieres of works by Australia's most prominent composers and has recorded for Virgin Classics, ABC Classics, Melba Records and Tall Poppies.
Natsuko plays on a Nicolo Amati dated 1650.
The first violist to win the ABC Young Performers Award in 1972, Keith quickly established himself as one of Australia’s leading soloists and chamber music players. Having studied violin initially with Gretchen Schieblich, and then Ladislav Jasek at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he completed his tertiary studies at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music under noted pedagogue, Professor Jan Sedivka. Keith was a founding member of the Rialannah String Quartet, performed with the Petra String Quartet, and was a regular member of the Australian Contemporary Music Ensemble.
Subsequently, he was appointed Lecturer in viola and chamber music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, Director and Principal Conductor of the Conservatorium Orchestra and Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra.
In 1985, Keith became a founding member of the Australian String Quartet, based in Adelaide. He held the position for sixteen years, performing with the ASQ in many countries. Additionally, he travelled widely throughout Australia and made numerous recordings.
As well, Keith has conducted concerts and recordings with the Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. He has also been conductor of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Young Symphonists and tutor in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Young Australian Concert Artists program on many occasions. He has attended numerous National Music Camps as tutor and conductor and now divides his time between teaching, performing and conducting.
In 2003, Keith took up the position of artistic director and conductor of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra. In 2004 he was awarded the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole Prize for excellence in teaching and, in 2006, was appointed Adjunct Professor in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Tasmania.
In 2008, Keith Crellin was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his contribution to music and education.
Angela Sargeant is a longstanding member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She studied with Philip Green at the Victorian College of the Arts and with Johannes Goritzki at the Robert Schumann Hochschule for Music in Düsseldorf. Angela studied chamber music with the Amadeus quartet in Cologne and has performed chamber music recitals with such artists as Goetz Richter, Jeanell Carrigan and Philip Miechel.
Angela has taught at summer schools such as the National Music Camp and the Riverina string school and as part of the Melbourne symphony program mentors students from the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Angela's philosophy of teaching draws on extensive study of the Alexander technique, integrating body awareness into cello playing.
Will graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in 2008, having studied with Elizabeth Sellars and Fintan Murphy. In 2009, after six months at the Australian National Academy of Music, he moved to Germany to continue his studies with Gorjan Kosuta at the Cologne University for Music and Dance, and with Yamei Yu at the Robert Schumann Music School in Düsseldorf, where he graduated with a Masters Degree with distinction. He has also participated in masterclasses with Christoph Poppen, Ida Bieler, Jean Jacques Kantorow and Stephan Picard, amongst others.
Will was the 2007 recipient of the Bertha Jorgensen Exhibition, and presented a recital for the Friends of the MSO in the Iwaki Auditorium in September 2008. He was the 2010 recipient of the Welsford Smithers Travelling Scholarship. Will currently lives in Cologne, Germany, has been playing in the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne since 2015. He works regularly in the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, and has also played in the SWR Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn and the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra.