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Sun, 26 Nov



Wagner Society Concert with bass baritone Adrian Tamburini and pianist Katherine Day

Art song and arias by: Liszt, Wagner, and Mahler

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Wagner Society Concert with bass baritone Adrian Tamburini and pianist Katherine Day
Wagner Society Concert with bass baritone Adrian Tamburini and pianist Katherine Day

Time & Location

26 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT

Newtown, 47 Station St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About the event

About Adrian Tamburini

Bass baritone Adrian Tamburini received support from WSNSW in 2022.

A chorister with the Victorian Boys Choir from the age of 5, Adrian Tamburini has always had a passion for music and singing. At the age of 10, he was awarded a scholarship to sing with the St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Melbourne where he stayed until 1992 as the assistant choir captain under the direction of John Mallinson.

Adrian’s many prizes and scholarship wins have included the Robert Salzer Vocal Scholarship, the Lygon Street Festa Aria Competition, the inaugural Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Aria Competition in 2007, the Lythgo Trust Operatic Aria Award and the Melbourne Welsh Male Voice Choir Singer of the Year Competition. He has been the recipient of the Acclaim Awards Scholarship and was twice a finalist in the German Australian Opera Grant.

He has enjoyed a varied career as an operatic soloist (Opera Australia, Melbourne Opera, West Australian Opera), has appeared on television (Woolworths Carols in the Domain) and has been a musical director and producer.  His work, both on and off the stage, has been nominated for awards (including a Green Room Award) and received critical acclaim. Engagements for Opera Australia have included Figaro and Leporello in the Touring productions of Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, Alcindoro/Benoit in Gale Edwards’ production of La Bohème, Zuniga in Carmen, Sciarrone in Tosca, The Speaker in The Magic Flute, Pietro in Simon Boccanegra, The Cook in The Love for Three Oranges, The Maestro in The Eighth Wonder and Baron Douphol in La Traviata. Adrian sang Colline for West Australian Opera’s La Bohème and was Bass Soloist in Verdi’s Requiem for Penrith Symphony Orchestra and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 for the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra.

About Katherine Day

Pianist Katherine Day, who has accompanied artists at a number of recent Wagner Society events, is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and London’s Royal College of Music.

In 1999, she won the VCA concerto competition and finalist in the RCM’s concerto trials 2002. In 2007, Katherine won the Liederfest Accompanist Prize and travelled to the UK to tutor on the 2008 and 2009 Frensham Heights international master course for pianists, assisting master pianist Julian Jacobson. She has performed countless art song recitals, with singers Margaret Haggart, Shu Cheen Yu, Bradley Cooper, Michael Smallwood, David Hobson, and Alteouise DeVaughan.

In 2016, Katherine curated and performed in Canberra's Satie Festival, organising ten pianists to perform the marathon work Vexations at the National Portrait Gallery. This performance received national coverage on ABC TV.

Katherine toured the Eastern seaboard and South Australia in 2017 for Promac Production’s Mikado and La Prima Opera’s Encore, was soloist in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the National Capital Orchestra and with Melbourne New Orchestra. As an orchestral pianist, Katherine was been Principal Pianist with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra for three years, most recently performing in the Westlake Oboe Concerto with Diana Doherty.

Katherine appears regularly as a concerto soloist, performing the Grieg Concerto in A minor, Mozart Concerto in D minor, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, F. X. Mozart Concerto in E flat and Beethoven Concerto in G Major. Katherine is also sought after as a chamber musician, recently performing arias, lieder, duos, and trios in Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas and Taree. This year has seen her performing with: mezzo soprano Alteouise DeVaughan, sopranos Ellen McNeil and Olivia Swain; cellist William Howard; violinists Kirtley Leigh, Khalida de Ridder, and Linda Gilbert. In February 2023, Katherine appeared as a soloist for Narooma's Montague Artist series and the Sapphire Coast Music Society in February. She performed the same programme in August for the Vivace Berrima Series and St Stephen's Macquarie Street, Sydney. Details of Katherine's future appearances can be found here.

Katherine is a recording artist with MOVE Records and is featured on albums with Shu-Cheen Yu and Peter Sheridan. She is currently working on producing a solo album of miniatures by Krenek, Joachim, Granados and Mozart. She can be heard on recordings for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS FM.

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