About

4/7/1929 - 17/11/2021 

A wonderful mentor to so many,  a Patron of the Australian Piano Duo Festival,
and a dear friend to the directors of the Huon Valley Music Collective.  
He is sorely missed. 
A tribute honouring his legacy is being discussed.
 
Image Credit: Morgan Roberts

 


The mission  of the Collective is to foster a joy and deep appreciation of the repertoire, performance skills, and pedagogical benefits of sharing music composed for small groups of instruments, with a significant focus on stringed instruments and piano, in a creative, collegial and supportive atmosphere.

Our program encompasses music from all periods and styles, including some of the great romantic and contemporary works, premiere performances of new compositions by Australian composers, and improvised jazz music.

Performers in the Collective share a passion for music education, aimed at creating exciting opportunities for young musicians to develop partnerships, ensemble skills, aural awareness and enable shared performance opportunities within the local community.


 

The Inaugural Festival will be held over the Easter Weekend in 2023

The Festival Launch was held on SUNDAY OCTOBER 30 at 2:30pm in the CYGNET TOWN HALL


 

Jenni Flemming & Gwyn Roberts

Tasmanian-born cellist and conductor, Gwyn Roberts, studied at the Tasmanian Conservatorium with Sela Trau and Jan Sedivka. After graduating, he gained a position in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, becoming the Principal Cello in 1971. A Churchill Fellowship in 1974 presented an opportunity for overseas study, leading to a lecturing position at the Tasmanian Conservatorium. In 1980, Gwyn accepted an offer to join the staff of the University of Queensland where he taught cello and chamber music and directed the UQ Symphony. Since retiring from that position, he has developed a free-lance teaching and performing career, and together with his wife, Jenni Flemming, has purchased a cottage in the Huon Valley.

Queensland pianist Jenni Flemming is well known in Australia as a performer, teacher, adjudicator and AMEB examiner. She has performed as soloist with many of the State Symphony Orchestras, and has also appeared with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pacific Chamber Orchestra and the Queensland University Symphony Orchestra. Jenni has given concerts and broadcasts in Scandinavia, South East Asia, the USA and the United Kingdom. As a member of the contemporary music ensemble Perihelion, Jenni was involved in a subscription concert series in Brisbane, three CD's of Australian music, and interstate and overseas touring.

A lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium, Jenni is also the Senior Piano Co-Ordinator in the Young Conservatorium, and performs regularly in the Conservatorium Piano Recital series, and the 4MBS Festival. She is the Artistic Director of the Australian Piano Duo Festival which brings together pianists from Australia and overseas in concerts and masterclasses.


The sixth APDF will be held in October 2022

Australian Piano Duo Festival - www.pianoduofest.org


 

Huon Valley Music Collective

Patrons - to be advised
Inaugural Members:

Gwyn Roberts, Jenni Flemming, Anne John, Antony Morgan, Trish Dean


 

What is a Music Collective

The idea of a Music Collective in the Huon Valley developed to gather musicians together who share a love of small group music-making - Chamber Music.

The Valley attracts creative people who gain inspiration from the mountains and the water, the changing seasons, and the country lifestyle. There is an abundance of creativity with Food, Wine, Timber Crafts, Pottery, Painting, Sculpture and Music. The Collective will endeavour to support and complement this world of creativity with vibrant performances in the many charming centres in the Huon

Support the Collective

There are many ways you can support the Collective. Help us continue "bringing musicians together".