Catherine Upex studied the ‘cello with Dorothy Sumner and Georg Pedersen, obtaining her AmusA in 1990. As a member of the SBS Youth Orchestra she toured Europe, Taiwan and the Pacific and participated in several recordings for SBS Television. Catherine completed her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at Sydney University in 1997, performing the Saint-Saëns ‘cello concerto with the Sydney University Orchestra. She has also made several chamber music recordings for 2MBS FM and ABC FM. During this period, Catherine studied viola da gamba with Jennifer Eriksson. She has performed on the instrument in several ensembles including The Renaissance Players, the Conservatorium Baroque Orchestra, Salut! Baroque, The Sydney Consort, Lautetia, La Folia, the Opera Project and Zarabanda. Catherine enjoys teaching ‘cello in several Sydney schools. Along with lutenist Tommie Andersson, Catherine has been a member of The Marais Project from the founding of the ensemble in 2000 and has performed in virtually every concert. She regularly appears with Jennifer Eriksson as a duo and has toured interstate with her on several occasions.
Lady Sings the Viol24 Aug
Concert 2 - Lady Sings the Viol CD launch
Directed by Jennifer Eriksson
“Lady Sings the Viol”, the latest Marais Project CD, brings together five wonderful singers – and some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists – who individually and collectively present 700 years of very special songs for voice and viol accompaniment. Everything from medieval English love songs to Edith Piaf, John Paul Jones, Elena Kats Chernin, Chattanooga Choo Choo and Marais. This will be the CD launch of the year. What better place to appear than the wonderful Independent Theatre where we return after several years’ absence.
Date: 7.30pm Saturday 24th August
Venue: The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St North Sydney.
- Belinda Montgomery, Mara Kiek, Narelle Evans, Nicole Thomson and Megan Cronin – voice
- Jennifer Eriksson, Catherine Upex, Shaun Ng and Imogen Granwal – viols
- Tommie Andersson – lutes and guitars
- Alex Cronin – double harp
- Llew Kiek – gittern
- Jess Ciampi – percussion
Tickets – $38/34 at door; family ticket $100 (2 adults + 2 children); bookings ph 9955 6455; on-line at:
Note: tickets for the concert are available from The Independent Theatre only or through purchasing a Seasons Ticket from this site – http://theindependent.org.au/
Lady Sings the Viol Full Price Tickets: $38 -
Lady Sings the Viol Concession Tickets: $34 -
Lady Sings the Viol Family Tickets: $100 (2 adults + 2 children); -
Plus $3.00 booking fee.
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