Ironwood is an innovative Australian ensemble, committed to exploring historically informed performance of repertoire from the baroque, classical and romantic eras on period instruments. Formed in 2006, Ironwood brings together some of Australia’s leading chamber musicians drawing on a wealth of experience from across the globe. Core members are Rachael Beesley, Julia Fredersdorff, Robin Wilson & Alice Evans, violin, Nicole Forsyth, viola, Daniel Yeadon, cello & Neal Peres Da Costa, historic keyboards. Ironwood also complements historically informed performance with newly commissioned works by Australian and international composers.
Since their first blissful encounter with the wombats in 2007, Ironwood return (or retreat) to Bundanon in June 2013 to not only eat scones & jam for every morning tea, revisit their favourite spots on the river & wear silly slippers to rehearsal, but also to work on and plan a myriad of projects for the next five years…including-
Rehearsal for Melbourne Festival String Quartet Cycle 2013.
Development with Sophie Raymond, Artistic Director “Extreme Seasons” & collaboration more..
The Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence program is open to professional artists and groups, from all disciplines. The program supports artists’ new work, research and collaborations. Australian and international artists are hosted in purpose-built studios located at the Bundanon properties on the Shoalhaven River in NSW. more...