Muses Trio in concert this Sunday at Gretel Farm


Gretel Farm at Eureka specializes in bringing unique events to the Byron Shire, and the beginning of their 2016 programme is no exception with a truly outstanding concert taking place this Sunday, March 13  between 3.00pm-5.00pm.

Says Vicki Brooke: “Gretel Farm is hosting a collaboration with Muses Trio – violin, cello and piano – a group of women of exceptional calibre and verve performing works by women to celebrate the week of International Women’s Day.  During the afternoon local artist, food writer and creative director of ArtPiece Gallery, Nadine Abensur, will be in discussion with the musicians and Nadine has curated an exciting pop up exhibition of celebrated local artists as part of the programme.”

Louise King

Contemporary classical musician English cellist Louise King.

Louise King is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer. As Artistic Director of Cello Dreaming she runs a busy private teaching studio, produces and presents community and professional concerts, workshops, collaborative performance projects, mentors emerging young musicians, and is Music Director for the Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School and tutors for the Australian and Queensland Youth Orchestras.  Louise moved to Australia in 2003 after working extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Asia, and now works as a freelance musician performing with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Topology, The Queensland Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists, Endeavour Trio, Tulipwood Quartet and Chamber Orchestra. Louise records and performs as session musician for singer songwriters such as Katie Noonan and international touring artists such as Il Divo and Josh Groban. She enjoys collaborating with composers, choreographers and artists to create new performance works for her instrument.  cellodreaming


Therese Milanovic

Pianist Therese Milanovic teaches around the world.

Therese Milanovic is in demand as both performer and pedagogue. She has performed with Topology since 2009, including collaborations with the Brodsky String Quartet, Grant Collins, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Music Festival, national tours, performances in Indonesia and Singapore, and a tour of the Netherlands and Belgium with the Kransky Sisters. Previous performance highlights with Collusion include ABC broadcasts, Musica Viva Country Wide and In Schools touring. In 2009, Therese completed her training with the Golandsky Institute in New York to become the first certified Taubman Instructor in Australia, the subject of her completed PhD, and is now Associate Faculty with the Golandsky Institute (USA). She teaches at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Young Conservatorium and privately, including Skype lessons, reaching pianists across Australia and internationally.  theresemilanovic


Christa Powell

Topology member Christa Powel.

Christa Powell is a busy freelance musician. When she’s not playing with Topology, she plays a wide range of chamber music, her long-held passion. She also plays orchestral music with the Queensland Orchestra, and gigs with bands and teaches violin in her private studio and as guest at various education institutions. Christa studied at the University of Queensland (BMus Hon 1991) with Elizabeth Morgan, in London (1991 – 1993) with Emmanuael Herwitz of the Melos Ensemble and at the Queensland Conservatorium with Carmel Kaine, obtaining her Master of Music in 1996. In London, she played with the Olyver Gypsy Ensemble. topologymusic

DATE:  Sunday 13 March

TIME: 3pm – 5 pm

TICKETS:  $45 music lover, $35 concession and early birds (before 10 March), $30 Byron Music Society members, $20 student, $100 family.  All tickets include afternoon tea during interval.

RSVP & BOOKINGS: ESSENTIAL by 10 March.  You can book EITHER online at   OR by direct credit to Gretel Farm BSB 032 505 A/C No 184075 – please include your name so we can identify your booking.

ENQUIRIES: 0425 243 860



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