South West Music was spoiled to enjoy this stunning online performance from Charlotte Ryssenbeek and Edwina Cordingly.
CHARLOTTE RYSSENBEEK (Violin)
Charlotte has completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland (Art History and English), and a Master of Music Performance in Violin with Bill Hennessey at the University of Melbourne. Following her arts degree, Charlotte attended the Aspen Music Festival Summer School in Colorado, where she was a student of Dorothy Delay and Piotr Milewski. Charlotte has played with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. She has also played in several major musicals including The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and Dr. Zhivago. Charlotte lives in Woodend with her husband James and children Nina, Audrey and Willem, and is thrilled to be playing with Edwina on Friday!
EDWINA CORDINGLY (Cello) Edwina received her Bachelor of Music with first-class honours from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide University. She was then a full scholarship holder for three years in the Advanced Performance Program of the Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne. With a brief interlude to trek around South America for six months with her husband, Edwina then moved to the United Kingdom to further her studies and perform. She spent 6 months studying Baroque cello privately in Edinburgh with David Watkin before moving down to London upon receiving an apprenticeship with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Edwina went on to tour Europe with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in his ensembles, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. She then toured Europe as Principal Cello for The Gabrieli Consort and Players under the baton of Paul McCreesh. Back in Australia Edwina plays with orchestras and chamber groups including Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Wallfisch Band, Ludovico’s Band, Pinchgut Opera co., The Australian Haydn Ensemble, Elysium Ensemble and Accademia Arcadia. As most of her time these days is taken wrangling two small children in lockdown, she is thrilled to be here playing with good friend Charlotte on Friday.