The Arioso Chamber Ensemble brings together the talents and experience of leading specialists in Baroque performance. Formed in January 2014 for the “Music by the Sea” Festival, Sandgate, they have since performed at many festivals and concert series, including Brisbane City Hall, 4MBS Festival of Classics, Caloundra Fringe Festival, New England Bach Festival, and Robert Channon Wines. The group aims to present high quality engaging performances and workshops with an emphasis on Historically Informed Practice.
Hungarian soprano Judit Molnár graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 2008 and performs regularly throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. She is in great demand as a lyric soprano, including performing as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
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Margaret Caley studied baroque violin with Lucy van Dael at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague and regularly performs with Arioso Chamber Ensemble, The Badinerie Players, and Austral Harmony. She has performed with many baroque orchestras in Australia and Europe including Orchestra of the Antipodes.
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Belinda Manwaring has performed with the SSO, ACO and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Having studied baroque cello with Tim Blomfield, Belinda performed with Salut! Baroque in 2015 and performed a Cello Duo concert in Paris in 2016 as part of her overseas tour. In June 2017 Belinda attended the Nelson Bach Residency, studying and performing Bach Cantatas with Juilliard 415 and the esteemed Masaaki Suzuki.
Janet Brewer has two Masters Degrees from Qld Conservatorium and has continued Early Eusic study in Norway and England. She is Artistic Director for the Pacific Chamber Players. Janet performs regularly with chamber ensembles and orchestras in SE Queensland, including with Camerata.