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26/07 - 04/08/2019

Artistic Director Kathryn Stott

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2019 Festival Artists


David Reichelt - (Arcadia Winds)


David Reichelt’s most meaningful musical experiences have come playing with others; he has built a diverse career in chamber and orchestral music around this.

A founding member of Arcadia Winds—Australia’s leading young wind ensemble, and Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers musicians—he performs with them at festivals and venues around the country. Recent highlights have included performances at the Perth International Arts Festival, the Musica Viva Festival and the UKARIA Cultural Centre. With Arcadia Winds, David also regularly collaborates with guest artists of international renown. In 2017 alone he had the privilege of sharing the stage with the Australian String Quartet, piano virtuosi Paavali Jumppanen and Lambert Orkis, and woodwind masters Ole Kristian Dahl and Thorsten Johanns. David highly values professional relationships and friendships with composers, and with Arcadia Winds he has collaborated with, and commissioned works from, Elliott Gyger, Lachlan Skipworth, Kate Neal, Natalie Williams, Peter de Jager and Elizabeth Younan.

David plays casually with many Australian orchestras, including the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Upcoming highlights for 2018 include two seasons with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and a production of Madame Butterlfly as part of “The Classics” series in Melbourne. 2018 will also see David embark on a study tour of London, Paris and Rome, where he will have lessons with eminent teachers, as well as visit oboe factories and dealers in order to explore and understand current advances in instrument technology. David is passionate about the way technology can empower people in their daily lives, and is particularly excited about the way that advances in the 3D printing of plastic reeds will make the oboe much more accessible for players and students around the world.

David’s love of his instrument started at an early age when he heard an oboe sound played on a synthesiser at school. Captivated by this strange and wonderful tone, he learned the oboe first at high school in his home town of the Gold Coast, before studying a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he won the Rudolf Pekarek Oboe Prize, and the University of Melbourne. David then completed his studies at the National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and took private lessons and masterclasses with visiting international artists such as Maurice Bourgue, Hansjorg Schellenberger, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Emma Black, Rossana Calvi and Nick Deutsch.
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