Join Richard Tognetti AO, Marshall McGuire and Paul Dean as they reflect on three years of Haydn for Everyone and discuss the future of the genre.
Richard Tognetti AO is an Australian violinist, conductor and composer who has established an international reputation for his compelling performances and artistic individualism. He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium with Alice Waten, in his home town of Wollongong with William Primrose, and at the Berne Conservatory (Switzerland) with Igor Ozim, where he was awarded the Tschumi Prize as the top graduate soloist in 1989. Later that year he was appointed Leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and subsequently became Artistic Director. He is also Artistic Director of the Maribor Festival in Slovenia and Creative Associate of Classical Music for Melbourne Festival.
Marshall McGuire is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. As a harpist, he’s commissioned and premiered more than 100 new works for harp, and has been a member of the ELISION ensemble since 1988. He has performed as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony and Australia Ensemble and has appeared at international festivals around the world including in Milan, Geneva, Brighton, Moscow, Vienna, Huddersfield, Huntington and Adelaide. He has also performed in a mineshaft in Castlemaine, on the beach at Orpheus Island, at the Chateau de Chantilly and in a 12th century chapel in Wales.
Marshall is founding President of the New Music Network, inaugural curator of the Utzon Music Series at the Sydney Opera House, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Trust and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House, and has been head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Music Programmer at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Marshall is currently Co-Artistic Director of baroque group Ludovico’s Band and Head of Artistic Planning at Melbourne Recital Centre.
Paul Dean is a Brisbane born and bred clarinettist who has made a name for himself as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, composer and artistic director.
Between 1987 and 2000 he was Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on over 30 occasions. Throughout the years, Paul has performed with the Australian World Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Australian String Quartet, the Goldner Quartet, the Flinders Quartet, the TinAlley Quartet, and many of the major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand.
Paul’s recording of the Mozart clarinet works for the Melba label and the clarinet music of English composer Benjamin Frankel for German label CPO have won high praise from critics around the world. Paul has been the artistic director of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) since 2010. He concludes his tenure at ANAM in 2015, after which he will take the position of Senior Lecturer of Clarinet and Head of Woodwind at the Queensland Conservatorium.
Part of the Artist in Conversation series.