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Join us for an evening In conversation with Richard Gill, AO and Simon Moore, presenter at Fine Music FM. Richard is one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors specialising in opera, musical theatre and vocal and choral training and is internationally respected as a music educator. Richard’s work in developing young musicians and creating opportunities for them is recognised world-wide. Richard is committed to the promotion of music education in children as a foundation for their learning “Music education does not just make children more musical; it unleashes their creative powers” (Limelight Magazine Jan 2013)
The evening is proudly presented in collaboration with Fine Music FM.
“A truly educated mind has had music as part of its education. Every child in this country should have an opportunity to have a truly educated mind” Richard Gill, Jan 2013, Limelight Magazine
Doors open at 6.30pm. Join us for a glass of wine and an evening of conversation, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Fine Music 102.5 (formerly known as 2MBS FM 102.5) is Australia’s first stereo FM radio station. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, FIne Music FM broadcasts a wide range of fine music. Renowned composers, orchestras, ensembles and soloists are featured in programs of classical and jazz music. Australia’s most talented composers and performers are also featured regularly in broadcasts. In addition, Fine Music 102.5 is dedicated to fostering young Australian talent through the several annual youth engagement programs such as the Young Performers Award and Young Composers Award. Fine Music FM publish Fine Music, a monthly magazine featuring interviews, previews, opinions, news, arts calendar and CD reviews. Apart from a small number of staff members, the station is entirely operated by hundreds of music lovers.
Richard Gill, AO, Founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victorian Opera, is one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors specialising in opera, musical theatre and vocal and choral training and is internationally respected as a music educator. Richard’s work in developing young musicians and creating opportunities for them is recognised world-wide. Richard has been Artistic Director of the Education Program for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of OzOpera, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Advisor for the Musica Viva Education program. He is currently Music Director of Sydney Chamber Choir and is the Founder and Director of the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program.
Simon has been presenting Breakfast on Fine Music 102.5 (formerly 2MBS-FM) since 2004, as well as producing and presenting the regular program focusing on the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has served on the organisation’s Board, including two years as Chair, and is on the panel to select the annual Kruger scholar, a $10,000 endowment awarded each year to an emerging Australian musician or composer Drawing on his knowledge of classical music, Simon has had the pleasure to interview a long list of Australian and international musicians for Fine Music 102.5 as diverse as Richard Tognetti, Nelson Freire, Steven Isserlis, Greta Bradman, Amelia Farrugia, Alexander Briger, Pekka Kuusisto, Richard Egarr, Anthony Marwood, and Andreas Scholl, plus composers such as Elena Kats-Chernin, Carl Vine and Andrew Ford. When not absorbed in the Fine Music scene, Simon owns and manages a boutique CBD-based graphic design agency, Elton Ward Creative, whose clients include various government agencies, arts companies and blue chip companies.