Katherine Philp & Laila Engle – November’s Immersive Storytelling Concert events!

Tuesday 12 November, 10.30am at Kindred Studios, Yarraville  – $18 / KIDS FREE

Sunday 17 November, 12 noon, at The Victoria Hotel on Hyde Street, Yarraville $20 / KIDS FREE – WITH a FREE kids meal to go with every adult’s purchased*

Limited spaces available

Laila Engle (flute) and Katherine Philp (cello)

We’re so excited that two of Melbourne’s finest musicians and performers are going to be presented by The Concerteenies!

About the performers – Laila Engle

Laila Engle’s diverse work as a performer, educator, and producer is unified by a commitment to crafting performances that affect, compel and engage with Australia’s heritage.

As Co-Artistic Director of award-winning Australian chamber group, Syzygy Ensemble (First Prize, Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition; Contemporary Masters Award, Melbourne Recital Centre; Helpmann Award Nominee), Engle has curated close to a decade worth of performances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, developed two chamber operas, (The Apology of Bony Anderson by Barry Congyham, Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot by Peter Maxwell Davies), toured internationally, and premiered programs at Melbourne Festival in collaboration with Songmakers, Merlyn Quaife and Ballet Lab. A celebrated collaborator and artistic director, she has also appeared with Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Orchestra Victoria, and the Consort of Melbourne, and in features performances at Metropolis New Music Festival, White Night, and Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.

The depth of Laila’s connection to the Australian arts industry cannot be overstated. She is the proud recipient of an Art Start development grant, a graduate of the Auspicious Arts Incubator program, and maintains a busy performance schedule as a flautist with the Royal Australian Air Force including representational tours to Malaysia, Turkey and the Solomon Islands.

About the performers – Katherine Philp

Melbourne-based Cellist Katherine Philp performs across a vast range of musical styles and settings, and works for some of Australia’s leading arts companies and festivals. She is currently the principal cellist of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, member of new music ensemble Kupka’s Piano, and appears at festivals across the country as both soloist and ensemble member.

Katherine’s musical practice crosses musical, cultural and artistic boundaries. For over a decade she has worked closely with Tibetan Singer and Instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal on a series of concerts and recordings that have resulted in performances at the Woodford Folk Festival, the Sydney Opera House, and features on ABC Radio National. In 2009 Katherine undertook an Asialink residency (supported by Arts Queensland and Australia Council) at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India, where she studied Tibetan classical and folk music. 

More recently, Katherine has become increasingly acknowledged for her performance of contemporary classical music, and has undertaken study with Rohan de Saram and Lucas Fels (of Arditti String Quartet). She has performed and studied in India, the UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, taken part in Impuls Academy (Austria) and the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt (Germany), and received an award for Best Performer, playing Berio’s Sequenza XIV at the San Marino New Music Project. 


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