Bring your lunch and enjoy the first of our free afternoon concerts for 2017.
Featuring Ella Jamieson and Mathisha Panagoda performing a diverse program of music spanning 350 years from Vivaldi to Adele's hit song Hello.
Ella and Mathisha have been collaborating for 20 years beginning as choristers in Australia's national children's choir to studying at the Sydney Conservatorium together. Today they perform regularly as both cello/piano & double cello duets.
Venue: St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie Street, Sydney (opp Parliament House)
A musician with exceptional passion and charisma, Sydney-based Ella Jamieson is a pianist and cellist who specialises in solo and chamber performance. A graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Ella balances a demanding and varied performance schedule, including concert hall recitals, television appearances, radio broadcasts, and studio recordings. She also frequently performs as a soloist at wedding celebrations and private events held at venues including David Jones and the Sydney Convention Centre. This extensive musical experience has established her as one of the most accomplished young musicians in Sydney.
With a repertoire ranging from Chopin, Debussy and Gershwin to Rihanna and Nirvana, Ella is an incredibly versatile performer. She currently holds a residency at The Menzies in Sydney's CBD, as well as performing on weekly basis on 'The Matty Johns Show' on Channel 7. Ella is a member of one of Australia's most successful pop/classical crossover groups Aston, with over 2 million views on YouTube. In her spare time Ella is also a prize-winning trail runner!
Alongside orchestra and chamber music, Mathisha has collaborated with a number of artists across a variety of genres including the Hilltop Hoods, Tina Arena, Burt Bacharach, Human Nature, Angus & Julia Stone, Dave Hosking and Nick Bryant-Smith (Horrorshow). Amongst his performance highlights are the 1999 NRL Double Header Olympic Stadium Opening, Sydney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony, 2007 Great Escape Festival (UK), 2007 Falls Festival (Australia), 2008 Pacific Music Festival (Japan), 2010 BBC Proms and London 2012 Olympic Cultural Festival.
Mathisha has performed and toured internationally with the Aldeburgh World Orchestra, YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra. He has performed at a number of festivals throughout Asia and Europe and has now completed two solo residencies at The Banff Centre in Canada. Since 2010 he has been a young artist with the Britten-Pears Program in the UK and returns regularly to perform with the Britten-Pears Orchestra and Aldeburgh Strings. Mathisha holds a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and was nominated for the Young Australian of the Year in 2014. Outside of music Mathisha works as a lawyer at Carroll & O'Dea in Sydney.
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