Cello Napoletano with guest artist Catherine Jones (cello)

Australian born, Italian-based cello virtuoso Catherine Jones joins Van Diemen’s Band to present a ravishing program of Neapolitan baroque music. Naples was home to some of Europe’s most daring and exotic musical minds,including featured composers Nicolo Fiorenza and Francesco Durante. Their music contributed to one of the most inventive and distinctive styles in 18th century musical history.

Catherine brings her talent, finesse and impeccable dexterity to the front and centre of this fiery, passionate repertoire.

18 March 2017, 2pm
Hobart Town Hall

19 March 2017, 2pm
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston

Listen to the ABC live concert recording with Damien Beaumont.

Tin Shed Baroque with guest artist David Greco

A stunning program of baroque masterpieces with Van Diemen’s and David Greco, whose rich baritone beautifully decorates the rustic surrounds of the shed at Spring Bay Mill. This intimate musical sojourn features some of the bbest-loved tunes of Bach, Vivaldi and Handel, along with some surprising musical revelations. Beautiful views, stirring music, and a drink from the bar while the sunsets on an early autumn evening.

26 March 2017, 3pm & 6pm
Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna

Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival

Van Diemen’s Band is an exciting new Tasmanian chamber orchestra dedicated to the historically informed performance of music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Made up of some of the nation’s most highly respected early music specialists, whether based in Australia or overseas, VDB combines musicological research and high-level performance by musicians who, between them, have many decades of baroque music-making experience.

Van Diemen’s Band is joined by Australia’s favourite virtuoso recorder player for a sumptuous program of Italian concertos. Featuring Vivaldi’s stunning C major recorder concerto and the famous Corelli Christmas concerto alongside stunning lesser known concertos by Sammartini, Dall’Abaco and Fiorenza. Come and discover the rich world of Italian baroque instrumental music in a unique and intimate setting of the Falls Pavillion.


Corelli – Concerto Grosso in D major Opus 6 No. 4
Sammartini – Concerto for Recorder in F major
Dall’Abaco – Concerto Grossi à piu instrumenti Opus 5. No.2 in G major
Fiorenza – Concerto for 3 violins in A minor
Vivaldi – Concerto for Recorder in C major 443
Corelli – Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No. 8 in G minor

28 October, 7pm
Falls Pavillion, Evandale

Media 2017

Julia Fredersdorff

Brand new Van Diemen’s Band to take Tasmania by storm

Filling the void left by Hobart Baroque, Julia Fredersdorff’s new period ensemble will launch at Ten Days on the Island.

Limelight, Angus McPherson on March 10, 2017