An Encounter with History… Music and Gender Identity

Hear music from woman composers of all ages … Australian composer Dulcie Holland and the nineteenth century German Romantic Clara Schumann. Holland’s work is imbued with tradition. Sydney Symphony Violist Rosemary Curtin will perform Holland’s viola sonata written in 1932 on the Australian viola (made by AE Smith) on which the work was likely first performed by Rosalind Gumpertz.

In addition to Curtin performing sonatas by Brahms and Holland with pianist Jeanell Carrigan, the PhiloMusica event on December 12 will feature songs and Romances by Clara Schumann performed by the talented young singer Ines Paxton and violinist Goetz Richter and smaller works by Dulcie Holland.

The performance at 2 pm on December 12 is introduced in a philosophical pre-concert talk on Music and Identity commencing at 1 pm by Goetz Richter, convenor of the Kendall PhiloMusica series. Attendance at the pre-concert talk is free with admission to the concert.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Kendall National Violin Competition. 

If you hold a ticket credit from our previously cancelled event (due to Covid restrictions) and wish to redeem it for a ticket for this concert, please contact Mavis Barnes directly.

Please note that attendance at the event is subject to NSW government health orders. (Check of Covid Certificate and registration of attendance.)

Kendall National Violin Competition Story

The Kendall National Violin Competition celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost performance opportunities for young violinists. Past finalists and winners of the Kendall National Violin Competition have embarked on impressive careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.


The Kendall National Violin Competition is supported by many generous supporters of the Hastings, Camden Haven and Mid North Coast communities and is administered by an honorary management committee based in Kendall.


Please support the competition with your donation. The Kendall National Violin Competition is a registered charity and donations are tax deductible. 



December 12

Music and Gender Identity

Featuring Sydney Symphony Violist Rosemary Curtin with pianist Jeanell Carrigan, and the talented young singer Ines Paxton and violinist Goetz Richter.

To book tickets ($30) see https://events.humanitix.com/kendall-philomusica-music-and-identity  or phone Mavis Barnes (02 6559 4339) or email info@pentimento-northhaven.com

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