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C o n c e r t s  2 0 1 8

2018 Concert 1

This innovative arrangement of Carl Orff’s dramatic Carmina Burana for two pianos and five percussionists will be a stunning performance.  A concert not to be missed with conductor Mario Dobernig, himself a brilliant percussionist, and fabulous soloists.

Cristina Russo - Soprano


Soprano Cristina Russo has established an international career spanning opera, theatre, concert, and film.  She holds a BA, BMus and MMus (Opera Performance) from the University of Melbourne.  She works regularly with Victorian Opera, Opera Australia and the State Opera of South Australia.  Highlights of 2017 include recording vocals for the hit German netflix series Babylon Berlin.

Jiacheng Ding - Tenor


Jiancheng Ding received his Bachelor of Music Peformance in China, and won the Chiangjiang Cup, first prize in a National Students Singing Competition.  Now doing a Masters of Music at Elder Conservatorium in SA, his performance experience includes Don Pasquale for the State Opera of SA, tenor soloist in the Messiah, Schumann’s Dichterliebe at Elder Hall and Nelson Mass with Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus.

Peter Tregear - Bass-Baritone


Melbourne-born, baritone Peter Tregear is a graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge, and later a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. He has worked as a singer and choral and operatic conductor across Europe and Australia.  Recent performances include appearances as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall (London) and Kasteel De Haar (Netherlands). 

Mario Dobernig - Conductor


Mario is the Artistic Director and Conductor for Victoria Chorale and the Art of Sound Orchestra.


Engagements for the 2017/2018 season include performances with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Doha for the Qatar Festival, Hobart’s MONA FOMA, Brahms’s Requiem and Alto Rhapsody, Schubert’s Masses No. 5 and 6, Mozart Vespers K. 339, Mozart’ Piano Concerto K. 449, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 and Eroica, Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, festival appearances with Electronic Dance Music Producers,  cultural exchange programs between Austria and Australia and returns to Europe in 2017 and 2018

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