It’s so hard to focus these days. Attention is constantly stolen by notifications, tasks, noise, adverts…
Wouldn’t it be nice to be still, listen carefully, and share a moment as the stress of modern life melts away?
That’s why I play music. It allows me to focus on one thing: creating a harmonious connection with those around me.
The collective energy of live music inspires a shared experience that fully absorbs us in the present.
But it takes a while to get there.
We meticulously analyse live performances through intensely focused rehearsals, carefully considering the composer’s intent, the interplay of parts, and how we can ‘change gear’ at the same time to achieve a seamless musical flow.
Musicians focus on learning their parts, creating ideal setups, and playing long notes.
We practise for decades to cultivate the skills necessary to perform.
(That’s not to say we don't have fun!)
“The collective energy of live music creates a shared experience that fully absorbs us in the present.”
I used to practice for six hours a day. Getting up early, missing lessons at school, rehearsing at lunchtime and in the evening… I played the violin extensively, which seems wasted now. I remember spending an entire week just thinking about the relative pressure of my right-hand fingers on the bow and the effect on my violin’s sound!
Chamber music performance is the pinnacle of our practice, allowing us to contribute our parts to the musical argument and blend.
Sharing the flow with a small, intimate audience is the perfect way to experience the peace classical music brings everyone—time to slow down.
When a performance happens—even though music is temporal— time stands still. We focus on flow and harmony and forget everything else. Like a massage for the brain: be in the room.
North Adelaide Baroque Hall: a haven for focus
When the room is North Adelaide Baroque Hall, the experience is truly exquisite.
The Hall reflects an aesthetic of excellence, boasting incredible acoustics, colours, authenticity, and attention to detail. It’s an incredible gift from a very special individual to the South Australian people and its passionate music community.
While the Hall is not yet open to the public, I’m honoured to have early private access.
“The Hall reflects an aesthetic of excellence, boasting incredible acoustics, colours, authenticity, and attention to detail. It’s an incredible gift from a very special individual to the South Australian people and its passionate music community.”
Sharing music with a special audience is a wonderful feeling. We play so differently than we do on our own. Our goal is to say something… to communicate and connect.
It’s the way chamber music was born—from the intimate gatherings of close friends, in a small room, not a grand, distant stage.
Please join us—no musical knowledge required—for our next exclusive North Adelaide Baroque Hall performance. Four professionals, baroque instruments, an incredible acoustic, and a unique reproduction Rococo period room… in candlelight, in flow, and in focus.
Tickets are available via Humanitix.