Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival
The biennial Four Winds Easter Festival returns to Bermagui this year, where leading national and international musicians will perform at the stunning Nature’s Concert Hall site – home to two purpose-built performance spaces set on 30 acres of open bushland.
This year’s festival program will feature an array of international artists. Headlining the Festival will be Stefan Vladar, a renowned Viennese pianist and conductor who will be performing a recital in the 200-seat Windsong Pavilion – his only Australian appearance. Mr Vladar will also be performing during the main Saturday and Sunday programs in the Four Winds outdoor Ampitheatre.
Another highlight is the return of British Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, who will be performing with Swedish Lutenist Jakob Lindberg. The pair will also be collaborating with the Four Winds Easter Festival Artistic Director, James Crabb, on one of the Festival’s intimate house concerts, held in local homes.
The weekend program also includes major works by Australian Saxophonist Jeremy Rose, where a quartet of saxophone players will perform with musicians from the Indian Tradition playing tabla and sitar, in a suite that will explore commonalities across culturally different musical traditions. Meanwhile, the “Beethoven in the Bush” concert brings together musical traditions including the Japanese bamboo flute and strings, a cappella vocals, and major works for piano and orchestra.
“There is no-where else in Australia you will hear this music in the same program, nor these performers collaborating and we are proud it’s happening on the Far South Coast of New South Wales at Four Winds,” said Mr Crabb