Merlyn Quaife with Andrea Katz
PENINSULA MUSIC SOCIETY
Merlyn Quaife is one of Australia’s most highly regarded sopranos and a performer of great versatility. Her regular performances have included opera, oratorio, chamber music, lieder and contemporary music. She is a great champion of new music and has had many works composed for her. In 2013 she was awarded an AM for ‘services to music’.
Merlyn is part of the innovative ensemble ‘Songmakers Australia’, sings regularly at St Francis Church, Lonsdale Street and is the current Coordinator of Classical Voice at the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University.
A vocal coach of extraordinary versatility, Argentine born Andrea Katz is equally at home with chamber music, recital and grand opera. She studied piano with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris, Alexander Tamir in Jerusalem and specialised in the interpretation of German lieder with Graham Johnson in London.
As a recital pianist she performs regularly with artists such as Yvonne Kenny, Peter Coleman-Wright, Emma Matthews, Merlyn Quaife, Sally-Anne Russel, The Sydney Omega Ensemble, The Sydney Soloists, cellist David Pereira, and violinists Pekka Kuusisto and Gil Shaham. She is the founder of Songmakers Australia.
Songs by Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Heagney.
Peninsula Community Theatre
Cnr. Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd
Mornington, Victoria 3931