Thank you AWO Chamber Ensemble

The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) brings together some of Australia’s most successful classical musicians now working around the world.  As well as symphonic performances, the AWO presents a series of chamber music concerts that showcase the exceptional talents of its musicians. We were fortunate that on Friday night (27 April 2018) one of those rare chamber music concerts was presented for Sydney Mozart Society. On stage were:

      Francesco Celata, clarinet (Associate Principal Clarinet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra)

      Daniel Dodds, violin (Concertmaster & Artistic Director, Lucerne Festival Strings)

      Natalie Chee, violin (1st Concertmaster, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Germany)

      Sally Clarke, viola (SWR Symphony Orchestra, Germany)

      David Berlin, ‘cello (Principal ‘Cello, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)

      Tamara-Anna Cislowska, piano (Soloist and Chamber Music Specialist)

The magic of this performance was listening to how 6 musicians, who would usually play in diverse music ensembles around the world each with their own repertoire, style and character,  could come together with such effortless rapport. Their different musical ideas and experiences  created a unique performance full of energy and finesse.

The ensemble’s concert began with Mozart’s Kegelstatt trio K 498, a joyous expression of musical friendship. The mood changed with the autumnal tones and mellowness of the clarinet quintet op 115 composed by an aging Brahms. Schumann’s piano quintet op 115 brought the concert to a close with its intensity, rich textures and passion. 

Tony Bourke from ClassikON came to the concert  "...perfect throughout," he said, "with feeling for the music matched by accuracy, synchronicity, and flair. Credit also goes to the Sydney Mozart Society for securing the services of such an ellite group and its part in the superb programming." You can read his full account of the concert on the ClassikON website

The concert was recorded by ABC Classic FM and broadcast on 4 May. 

These are our favourite photos from the pre-concert rehearsal.


           AWO Chamber Ensemble perform Brahms

             Daniel Dodds, Natalie Chee, Francesco Celata, Sally Clarke and David Berlin - 
             Brahms Clarinet Quintet


                    Frank Celata

                     Francesco Celata - Mozart Kegelstatt Trio


          Tamara Natalie and Dan

           Natalie Chee, Tamara-Anna Cislowska and Daniel Dodds - Schumann Piano Quintet


                     David Berlin

                     David Berlin - Brahms Clarinet Quintet


          Schumann Rehearsal

           Natalie Chee, Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Daniel Dodds, Sally Clarke, David Berlin
          Schumann Piano Quintet


                    Daniel Dodds Thinking

                    Daniel Dodds - Schumann Piano Quintet 


           Tamara-Anna Cislowska

          Tamara Anna Cislowska - Mozart Kegelstatt Trio   


                    Natalie Chee

                     Natalie Chee - Schumann Piano Quintet


                    Sally Clarke

                     Sally Clarke - Mozart Kegelstatt Trio


                    Tamara and Natalie

                    Natalie Chee, Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Schumann Piano Quintet 



                                        Photos and text: Charmain Boyakovsky