Friday 20 August

6:30pm, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

featuring countertenor Austin Haynes

& keyboard soloist Donald Nicolson

Tickets: HERE $29/40

Giusto Tenducci was the equivalent of an 18th-century rock star. As a revered castrato, his reputation was second only to the famous Senesino, earning him a ‘seven-figure salary’ in London prior to traveling to Ireland and Scotland. Handsome, charismatic, and wildly talented, he inspired Scottish audiences with his virtuosity and wooed them with his tasteful performances of their own Scottish airs. This concert of rarely-performed Baroque songs, sonatas and suites explores the music of several Italians, including Tenducci himself, who composed in Edinburgh during the 18th century, in addition to Scottish arrangements of J.S. Bach and Beethoven. Performed by Evergreen Ensemble, it features the glorious voice of countertenor Max Riebl and the renowned talents of early keyboard specialist Donald Nicolson.

Countertenor: Austin Haynes

Harpsichord & Fortepiano: Donald Nicolson

Baroque violin: Shane Lestideau 

Baroque violin & viola: Katie Yap

Baroque cello: Lucy Price