Jack Liebeck, Ariel Zuckermann, Emma Pearson and Tamara-Anna Cislowska among the guests at next year’s festival.

The Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival programme has been announced, with international guest artists to include British violinist Jack Liebeck and Israeli flautist Ariel Zuckermann as well as Australian artists such as soprano Emma Pearson, pianists Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Ian Munro, harpist Alice Giles and guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski. They will be joined by ensembles including the Goldner String Quartet, The Song Company, Speak Percussion and the Australian Brass Quintet.

Four Winds The Sound Shell. Photo © Robert Green

The biennial Four Winds Easter Festival takes place at Barragga Bay on NSW’s south coast. “It’s the incredible natural environment where Four Winds takes place, which makes it such a unique event,” said accordionist James Crabb, ahead of what will be his inaugural programme as Four Winds’ Artistic Director. “It makes everyone feel like they’re sharing in something intimate, to be treasured.”

“As a musician on stage in a concert hall, you can have the overwhelming feeling of being at the centre of everyone’s attention. Then,...