Artistic Directors - Gwyn Roberts and Jenni Flemming

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 was held in October 2022

Australian Piano Duo Festival - www.pianoduofest.org

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

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