About Workshop tutors
Concert Master and Luthier: Justin White
As promised we are trying to send you something exciting each month.
We are looking forward to our first experience playing a concerto and have chosen the very beautiful adagio movement of the Concierto di Aranjuez by Rodrigo. David Fryatt, classical guitarist, will be playing the solo part.
Justin White, who will also tutor the 1st violins during the workshop, has arranged the movement for guitar and string orchestra. In the interview with David and Justin (mp3 attached), Justin explains some of the challenges in arranging a guitar concerto, which has a dominant woodwind element, for guitar and string orchestra.
Attached here is Justin's arrangement. We will send out the separate parts later.
Also attached is the audio of the interview - please excuse the quality care of Hillbilly Audio Inc. with an completely incompetent audio technician (me).
2nd Violins and Violas: Maria Dunn
Maria Dunn has a busy and diverse musical life in the Southern Highlands of NSW. She plays violin, viola, cello, guitar and piano. Over the years she has worked with choirs and musical groups in Sydney, Townville, Bathurst and the Southern Highlands. She has played in orchestras, musicals, bush bands and country bands. She currently directs two school choirs, a string ensemble and teaches instrumental music.
Concert recording and general assistance with music: Wayne Richmond
As a child Wayne played the recorder, the piano and even, for a short while, Scottish bagpipes. He played keyboard in a rock band whilst still at school and taught himself to play English concertina and piano accordion as a young adult.
By far his most valuable musical experience was gained from a ten year stretch in the 70s with the Sydney University based early music consort The Renaissance Players.
For over a quarter of a century he has facilitated the community-based music ensemble Loosely Woven (looselywoven.org). In 2007 he, and his wife Gial, purchased the former Allambie Heights Uniting Church and established Humph Hall (humphhall.org) as a rehearsal and performance space for Loosely Woven as well as a concert venue for hundreds of other performers from all over the world.
Since September 2019 Wayne has also facilitated the string ensemble known as The Corona Ensemble (corona-ensemble.org).
Wayne has been the Membership Secretary of the Folk Federation of NSW for over 25 years and assists with the publication of the Federation’s various publications.