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Event Name Fluteworthy Book Launch
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Piccolo: from novice to professional

2.00pm Sunday
14th May 2017 
at FluteTree  111 Moore St Leichhardt

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Written by two legends of the Sydney flute scene Rosamund Plummer and Christine Draeger, this is a complete handbook for piccolo players.

It includes sections on:
Choosing an instrument
Intonation
Solo repertoire
Duets, trios, quartets
Alternate fingerings
Audition preparation
 

There is an orchestral excerpts masterclass and a Vivaldi concerto masterclass. There are nine solo concert pieces plus arrangements of some essential piccolo orchestral solos  in the form of duets, trios and quartets so that you can practice them with your friends.

For this special event Rosamund and Christine will  perform some solos and ensemble  pieces  from the book.

Mark O'Conner will share some of his unique  insights into piccolos (and piccolo players).
There will be a  Q and A session.
Plus there will be a sneak preview of the upcoming  Fluteworthy book  Practical  Routines  for Flute (out in late June 2017).
We will  finish as usual with tea, coffee  and cake.


The cost to attend this event and receive  a signed copy of  
Piccolo: from novice to professional
is $40.

Paying attendees are also welcome to bring a guest for free.
(After this event the book will retail  for $45)


 
About the authors

Rosamund and Christine first met in 1986 whilst playing in the Sydney Symphony. Together they founded Tucana Flute Quartet in 1992 and  wrote many arrangements for flute quartet, some of which are available in Tucana Big Book of Flute Quartets published by Fluteworthy.

Their next collaboration was Practical Studies for the Advanced Flautist (2003), also available through Fluteworthy.

CHristine and Rosamund

Piccolo: from novice to professional is the result of many years of experience playing, teaching and discussing. Through their collaboration, Rosamund and Christine provide solutions to the many questions arising from a flute player's decision to play the piccolo. They offer practical advice, inspiration and encouragement to piccolo players of all levels.

Rosamund Plummer has held the position of Principal Piccolo in the the Sydney Symphony since 1986, the same year she won the 6th National Flute Competition in Brisbane. After studying flute with Peter Richardson, Frances Lehmann, Margaret Crawford and Michael Scott, as well as piano, cello and composition, at the Conservatorium High School in Sydney, Rosamund was appointed, aged 18, Principal Piccolo and shortly afterward, Associate Principal flute, in the Elizabethan Melbourne Orchestra (now known as Orchestra Victoria). During her orchestral career, Rosamund has had the privilege of further study with James Galway, Peter Lloyd ((then Principal flute LSO), William Bennett (English Chamber Orchestra), and Walfrid Kujala ( Principal Piccolo, Chicago Symphony).
In 2014, Rosamund became the first recipient of the Global Wind Artist Residency, an initiative of the Department of Medieval Japanese Studies, Columbia University, New York. The ensuing 3 month residency in Tokyo, studying the ryuteki, a 7th century Japanese flute , has engendered a passion for Japanese music, culture and language and as a result, Rosamund is now learning to play the shakuhachi, a happy struggle which will take a lifetime.



Christine Draeger studied flute at the Tasmanian Conservatorium, and with Zdenek Bruderhans at Adelaide University, graduating  with a Bachelor of Music (Honors).
 She was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra 1981-86 and has freelanced with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared as guest artist with many chamber ensembles including Synergy, the Song Company and Perehelion.
 From 1982-2007 Christine was a member of  the contemporary music ensemble The Seymour Group. She has a particular interest in Australian music and has recorded three CDs of Australian flute music, Streeton’s noon (1999), Eat Chocolate and Cry (2009) and Spirit of the Plains (2013). She has also made many studio recordings for ABC Radio and Fine Music (2MBS) FM.
Christine is mostly self-taught in composition. She is a represented composer at the Australian Music Centre. She has written works for solo flute, flute and piano, flute quartets, flute choir, woodwind quintet and theatre pieces.

 

There is an orchestral excerpts masterclass and a Vivaldi concerto masterclass. There are nine solo concert pieces plus arrangements of some essential piccolo orchestral solos  in the form of duets, trios and quartets so that you can practice them with your friends.

 

There is an orchestral excerpts masterclass and a Vivaldi concerto masterclass. There are nine solo concert pieces plus arrangements of some essential piccolo orchestral solos  in the form of duets, trios and quartets so that you can practice them with your friends.

 

There is an orchestral excerpts masterclass and a Vivaldi concerto masterclass. There are nine solo concert pieces plus arrangements of some essential piccolo orchestral solos  in the form of duets, trios and quartets so that you can practice them with your friends.

Event Date 14 May 2017
Event Location Flute Tree Studio
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