Upcoming Performance Dates
SiloSQ perform for Eve Duncan 60th Birthday Concert with Guest Artist Michael Kieran Harvey
Melbourne Recital CentreOctober 26th 2016
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"The Silo Quartet worked hard, delivering a flawless, unified sound over the complex inner lines."
"The sound was relentless with a solid sense of conversation between each of the four players while they yet maintained determined, individual lines."
Naomi Durston Violin
Naomi completed her Masters of music performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2002 under the tuition of William Hennessy. Since then she has performed extensively as a freelance violinist playing with Orchestra Victoria, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony as well as other smaller ensembles and groups. During a brief stint in Munich she performed with Collegium Musikum München. More recently Naomi's interest in contemporary music and genre's other than classical has lead to her playing regularly with Arcko Symphonic. She also performs and records in a range of styles including folk, pop, classical and contemporary.
Naomi's other joy is music education and she is passionate in her role as a violin teacher, inspiring others to learn, love and create music.
Atilla Kuti Violin & Viola
Growing up in an Hungarian household, violin seemed natural in Atilla’s hands. Inspired by the great gypsy violinists, Stephan Grappelli and Roby Lakatas, Atilla studied a bachelor of music at the Victorian College of Arts with Nathan Gutman. Atilla continued his musical education with private study in Melbourne and San Francisco. He has performed in masterclasses in Australia and abroad and has performed as a soloist in numerous public recitals.
Atilla has performed in many musical productions such as the Boy from Oz, the Producers, Phantom of the Opera, Merry Widow, The King and I, Psycho, Doris Day, Australia’s leading ladies, British Rock Symphony and also the Australian Opera, Orchestra Victoria and the Australian Pops Orchestra.
Atilla loves the television and has performed on shows such as Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the stars, It Takes Two, Australia’s Got Talent, Star Struck, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia, In Melbourne Tonight and New Faces.
Atilla has had the pleasure of touring and performing with world class artists such as hugh Jackman, Barry White, Gotye, Tommy Emmanuel, Paul Kelly, The Whitlams, Gurrumul, Savage Garden, Il Divo, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John and Russel Watson.
Atilla works regularly as a sessional musician recording in many of Melbourne’s top studios for film scores, T.V Ads and bands. Atilla has a particular interest in chamber music and is the leader of Carneval String Quartet.
Atilla performs regularly with French gypsy artist Ced Le Meledo, the Stiletto Sisters and accordionist Dave Evans. These dynamic groups entertain with styles ranging from traditional French through to Hungarian and Spanish gypsy music.
Atilla also teaches the violin at Christchurch Grammar, Wesley College and Preshil School.
Christian Read Viola
Christian grew up surrounded by music, in a family in which everyone played an instrument or sang. He obtained an honours degree in music performance from the University of Western Australia, with principal teacher Alan Bonds. He continued his performance studies at the Australian National Academy of Music, learning from Marco Van Pagee, Caroline Henbest and Roger Benedict. Since then he has performed widely as a free-lance viola player, in orchestras including the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, and as a chamber musician.
At UWA Christian was introduced to the baroque and classical forms of his instrument. He grew to love the gut strung viola, and has gone on to perform with many early music ensembles, including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
At the same time, Christian was developing an interest in modern, contemporary and avant- garde music. As an undergraduate, projects for the Perth International Arts Festival and Tura New Music immersed him in the contemporary soundworld, and introduced him to the possibilities of extended instrumental technique. In his subsequent free-lance work, Christian has been has been privileged to work with many wonderful composers and performers of new music, notably Silo String Quartet, the Arcko Symphonic Project, and Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
Lizzy Welsh Violin
Lizzy Welsh is a violinist and baroque violinist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Having commenced violin studies with Louise Ray whilst growing up in Castlemaine, Victoria, Lizzy has since studied modern violin in Melbourne and Brisbane, Cologne (Germany) and San Diego (USA). Lizzy has also studied baroque violin in Melbourne and Hobart.
As a baroque violinist, Lizzy performs with Accademia Arcadia, Gloriana Choir and the Australian Chamber Choir as well as in various experimental improvisation settings.
As either soloist or chamber musician, Lizzy has appeared at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the Adelaide Festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Melbourne Jazz Festival, the University of California San Diego’s Springfest, the Castlemaine State Festival and the Woodend Winter Arts Festival to name a few.
As a new music violinist, Lizzy has performed with Golden Fur New Music Project, ELISION Ensemble, the Argonaut Ensemble and the Australian Art Orchestra and has presented many Australian and World premieres by composers including: Oren Ambarchi, Mark Applebaum, David Chisholm, Mary Finsterer, Alexander Garsden, Paul Grabowsky. George Lewis, Jobst Liebrecht, Liza Lim, Kate Neal, Anthony Pateras, Jon Rose, James Rushford and John Zorn.