IRONWOOD

 

Ironwood is an Australian-based ensemble, committed to exploring music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods on early string and keyboard instruments.

 

The ensemble was established in 2006 as a flexible group of players, drawing on a wealth of experience from across the globe. The members are some of Australia’s most respected early and contemporary chamber musicians.

 

Ironwood believe that historically informed performance should be complemented with new material and has an active commissioning program for music on early instruments.

 

 

DONATIONS

RECORDINGS

MOZART

STOLEN BEAUTIES

Ironwood with Anneke Scott

 

Acclaimed Australian period-instrument ensemble Ironwood and internationally renowned horn player Anneke Scott present a disc celebrating the music of Mozart, and exploring the composers who were seduced by its beauty, inspired by its innovation – and who crafted their own music around its most sublime moments.

 

BRAHMS

TONES OF ROMANTIC EXTRAVAGANCE

 

Australian period-instrument Ironwood shines new light on two of the most popular chamber works of the Romantic era, revealing the passion, power and intimate beauty of Brahms as they perform on the instruments the composer knew and loved.

 

PURCELL HANDEL

Miriam Allan - Ironwood

 

This beautifully packaged CD contains a stunning collection of English works performed by Australia’s premiere period chamber ensemble, Ironwood and the magnetic UK-based soprano, Miriam Allan. Featuring best-selling tracks such as Music for a While, If Love’s a Sweet Passion and Fairest Isle by Purcell, and chamber works by Handel including Silete venti.

 

THE BACH ALBUM

Diana Doherty - Oboe

with Ironwood

 

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote sublime music for the oboe; here it is performed by Australia’s leading early music experts Ironwood, featuring our own world-renowned Diana Doherty, one of our most charismatic performers (and one of ABC Classics’ best-selling artists!).

 

This uplifting album is enhanced by a bonus DVD.

 

Ironwood Concert Season 2017

 

Come experience Ironwood’s vibrant 2017 season devoted to three centuries of incredible chamber music and education activities drawing on world-class expertise in historically informed performance (HIP).

 

Download the Ironwood 2017 brochure (4.7 MB)

 

Upcoming Concerts

 

 

Friday 24 November

 

Early Romantic Gems

 

Cambini String Quartets for violin, 2 violas and cello Op. 21 nos 1 and 3

Eberl Piano Quintet Op 41

 

Musicians

Anna McMichael (violin), Deirdre Dowling, (viola), Gabrielle Kancachian (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello), Neal Peres Da Costa (historical piano)

 

Venue

Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music - 6.30pm

 

In Season 4 we celebrate the advent of Romantic style with Cambini's String Quartets Op. 21 nos 1 and 3, unusually scored for violin, 2 violas and cello. Eberl studied with Mozart and was known as a foremost piano virtuoso and teacher in Europe. Some of his music has been described as being as good as or better than Beethoven. His Piano Quintet op. 41 for violin, two violas, cello and piano is instantly appealing and imaginative in approach to form pushing the boundaries and heralding Romanticism. We welcome violists Deirdre Dowling and Gabrielle Kancachian for this final program in our 2017 season.