The ensemble was established in 2006 as a flexible group of players, drawing on a wealth of experience from across the globe. The members are some of Australia’s most respected early and contemporary chamber musicians.
Ironwood believe that historically informed performance should be complemented with new material and has an active commissioning program for music on early instruments.
The group performs widely and has produced recordings for ABC Classics and Vexations840. Ironwood have been Artists in Residence at the Bundanon Trust, NSW since 2007 and also run a Developing Artist program in Victoria and NSW.
In 2016, Ironwood celebrates 10 years as an Australian ensemble, committed to exploring historically informed performance of repertoire from baroque, classical and romantic eras on period instruments.
Formed in 2006, core members are Rachael Beesley, Julia Fredersdorff, Robin Wilson, Anna McMichael (violin), Daniel Yeadon (cello) and Neal Peres Da Costa (historic keyboards).
In 2016 Ironwood celebrates 10 years researching, performing, touring nationally and internationally, recording and educating many of Australia’s leading historically informed performers.
In 2016 Ironwood Chamber Ensemble celebrates 10 years committed to exploring historically informed performance of repertoire from baroque, classical and romantic eras on period instruments. We are thrilled to present this series and celebrate musical friendships and 10 years of music making, exploring and sharing the music we love.
Please join us in celebrating Ironwood’s 10th Anniversary with a performance of Edward Elgar’s hauntingly beautiful Piano Quintet op. 84 followed by the launch of our latest CD Brahms: Tones of Romantic Extravagance ABC Classics and 2017 Concert Series.
Please also join us for our special fundraising event.
Elgar's Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84
Robin Wilson (violin), Rachael Beesley (violin), Simon Oswell (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello), Neal Peres Da Costa (piano)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Recital Hall East, Conservatorium Rd, Sydney
Adult $40, Concessions (including pensioners) $25, Students/children $10
Ironwood with Anneke Scott
Acclaimed Australian period-instrument ensemble Ironwood and internationally renowned horn player Anneke Scott present a disc celebrating the music of Mozart, and exploring the composers who were seduced by its beauty, inspired by its innovation – and who crafted their own music around its most sublime moments.
TONES OF ROMANTIC EXTRAVAGANCE
Australian period-instrument Ironwood shines new light on two of the most popular chamber works of the Romantic era, revealing the passion, power and intimate beauty of Brahms as they perform on the instruments the composer knew and loved.
Miriam Allan - Ironwood
This beautifully packaged CD contains a stunning collection of English works performed by Australia’s premiere period chamber ensemble, Ironwood and the magnetic UK-based soprano, Miriam Allan. Featuring best-selling tracks such as Music for a While, If Love’s a Sweet Passion and Fairest Isle by Purcell, and chamber works by Handel including Silete venti.
THE BACH ALBUM
Diana Doherty - Oboe
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote sublime music for the oboe; here it is performed by Australia’s leading early music experts Ironwood, featuring our own world-renowned Diana Doherty, one of our most charismatic performers (and one of ABC Classics’ best-selling artists!).
This uplifting album is enhanced by a bonus DVD.