the second Barossa klassik!
featuring international fortepiano star Kris Bezuidenhout in
collaboration with Australian period wind specialists:
Nicola Boud - clarinet
Anna Starr - oboe
Darryl Poulsen - horn
Jane Gower – bassoon
BAROSSA KLASSIK is the initiative of TORBRECK VINTNERS together with bassoonist Jane Gower to establish a regular classical music presence in the Barossa, in keeping with the Valley's strong historical and cultural roots. As well as its splendid wineries the region boasts many historical churches ideal for the performance of fine chamber music. To complement the region's position as a premium destination for fine wine and cuisine, Barossa Klassik will present international ensembles of the highest quality and repute.
TORBRECK presents the second season of Barossa Klassik on 23-24 July. Once more this will present expat Australian musicians following highly successful specialists careers abroad. This year's concerts feature the international fortepiano star Kristian Bezuidenhout, in collaboration with four of Australia's finest early music wind players, performing works of Mozart, Beethoven and contemporaries on historical instruments.
Following the same popular formula of last year, Torbreck hosts two concerts: Tafelmusik on Saturday 23 July, an intimate 3-course dinner in the Barrel Hall accompanied by fine wines of Torbreck and the music of Kris and friends. On Sunday 24 July, Das Konzert, a full-length concert appearance by Kristian Bezuidenhout and winds, featuring the glorious Quintet for piano and winds by W.A.Mozart.
These concerts are a unique opportunity for Australian audiences to hear the world-acclaimed fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout in solo recital and chamber music. Barossa Klassik director, bassoonist Jane Gower, first collaborated with Kris in 2005 as concerto soloists with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. This was the start of a firm friendship and musical partnership. Their most recent performances, together with clarinettist Nicola Boud, were in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
"Also my academy concert in the theatre went very well. - I have written 2 grand concertos, plus a quintet which has been exceptionally well received, - I myself consider it the best thing I have ever written in my life. - It is for 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 horn, 1 bassoon and the piano forte; I would have wished that you could have heard it! - and how beautifully it was played!"
Excerpt from a letter from 1784 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father.