The 22nd Huntington Estate Music Festival was held on 23-27 November 2011.
We were joined by one of the world's most charismatic baritones, Thomas Meglioranza, a New York artist acclaimed for his "vocal distinction and expressive warmth" (The Boston Globe) and the dynamic young British virtuoso cellist, Guy Johnston "remarkable by any standard... an exceptionally sensitive musician" (The Sunday Telegraph).
That exquisite jewel of Australian choral music, the 12-voice Adelaide Chamber Singers directed by Carl Crossin, made a rare east-coast appearance.
There were the great players of the Modigliani String Quartet "...gripping and persuasive...awesome individual and communal brilliance" (The Strad) plus the four wonderful women of the Australian String Quartet in their very final performance in this line-up.
Three brilliant pianists made a welcome return - Caroline Almonte, Kristian Chong and Bernadette Harvey.
There were plenty of other exciting artists as well - more than 30 in total. The repertoire was as wonderful and surprising as usual, spanning 400 years of the master composers of classical music.
Roger Covell wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald "...sensitive balance with which the 2011 Festival has brought together new, favourite and little-known older chamber works and given singing voices the consistently prominent place they deserve." (November 29th 2011)
To read the full review, click on the link here