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Simone Walters (baroque bassoon)


PhD Recital

Start Date

18th Nov 2016 1:00pm

End Date

18th Nov 2016 2:00pm


Conservatorium Recital Hall; 5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart


TELEMANNFantasia no 1 TWV 40:2 (arr. for bassoon) (1733)

J. C ROELLIGPartita for Oboe, Bassoon and strings (1748)

J. E GALLIARD Sonata no 2 for bassoon and continuo (1737)

TELEMANN Sonata for Oboe, Bassoon and continuo TWV 42:B7

GRAUPNER Aria: 'Ach dahin hat’s der Sünden Macht durch ihre
Grausamkeit gebrach't from Cantata 'Diese Zeit ist ein Spiel der Eitelkeit' for Soprano, bassoon, strings, continuo (1709)

VIVALDI Concerto for bassoon, strings and continuo RV 488

Simone Walters

Guest Musicians also performing on period instruments include...
Jessica Foot - oboe
Helen Thompson - soprano
Julia Fredersdorff - violin
Jennifer Owen - violin
William Newburry - viola
Martin Penicka - cello
Nick Pollock - theorbo
Andrew Bainbridge - harpsichord

1.00pm | Friday 18 November 2016
Conservatorium Recital Hall
5 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

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Simone Walters - biography
Simone Walters relocated to Hobart in 2012 from Perth where she was Principal Contrabassoon with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. After completing a Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004, Simone successfully auditioned for the Sydney Symphony's Sinfonia program, which led her to post graduate studies with Matthew Wilkie at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

In 2007 Simone toured Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra and in 2009 traveled to Moscow and Paris as a member of ELISION Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well as to the USA with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra where she performed at New York's Carnegie Hall. Simone's freelance work includes engagements with all of Australia's professional Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In 2013 Simone was invited to perform with the Australian World Orchestra in their season under conductor Zubin Mehta. Simone has also appeared as concerto soloist with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra. Simone is passionate about historically informed performance practice in particular the Baroque bassoon. In June of 2015 she was a participant in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, Canada, and in 2016 the Baroque Academy of the Mornington Peninsular Summer Music Festival directed by Julia Fredersdorff and Enrico Gatti.

Simone was awarded the 'Mr and Mrs Gerald Frank New' Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2015 for further study of Baroque bassoon performance practices in the UK, Netherlands and Germany.