Playing with a chamber outfit in Australia can be a pretty precarious profession. We spoke to some of our finest ensembles about the challenges faced and finding that special ingredient that makes them compelling for audiences today.
Phillip Sametz has worked as an arts administrator, broadcaster, writer, mentor, pre-concert speaker, MC, tour leader, and crooner. He is currently Alumni Co-ordinator at ANAM (Australian National Academy of Music), and Director and vocalist of the swing band The Mell-O-Tones.
Articles by Phillip Sametz
Piotr’s heart of Mozart: Polish pianist plumbs the depths in a couple of Classical masterpieces.
Ohlsson the magician conjures Falla’s pianistic spell with love.
Two piano Rite flourishes in four fearsomely good hands.