Biographies

Rick Farbach

rick_farbachRick Farbach was a renowned Sunshine Coast jazz musician who passed away in 2005. The Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship was created in 2001 by the Noosa Federation of the Arts to honour Mr Farbach’s deep love and lifelong service to music.

The Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship is presented each year to a Year 12 Immanuel student who has displayed excellence, leadership and commitment to music and intends to pursue music beyond their time at Immanuel.

The Noosa Federation of the Arts makes an annual donation to the winner on behalf of the Farbach family.

Brad Jarrett

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“Brad Jarrett has been an important element in the stability of our permanent ensemble company … He is concerned with the welfare and morale of the artists and staff with whom he works, and has an ability to communicate with artists and staff at many levels,” Moffatt Oxenbould AM (Former Artistic Director, Opera Australia).

Brad is currently the Artistic Administrator of Opera Queensland. He was one of the original members of the ‘Q Theatre Co’ in 1976, and prior to entering tertiary education performed as an actor/singer in a number of amateur and professional musical and drama productions (Arsenic and Old Lace, Pride and Prejudice, Prometheus Bound, The Gondoliers, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) as well as television series (The Young Doctors) and commercials.

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Anthony Camden

anthony_camdenAnthony Camden was solo oboist with the London Virtuosi, having served as principal oboe in the London Symphony Orchestra from 1972 to 1988. His solo recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra include the Bach Concerto for violin and oboe, with Yehudi Menuhin, the Oboe Concerto by Grace Williams and a video of music by Bach with Claudio Abbado. He founded the London Virtuosi in 1972 with James Galway and John Georgiadis and the ensemble thereafter toured widely in the Americas, throughout Europe and in the Far East.

Anthony Camden himself, the son of a very distinguished British bassoonist, gave master classes at many of the most famous conservatories and schools of music and was Dean of Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and an Honorary Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

In addition to some 400 recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, his recordings with the London Virtuosi include Mozart's Oboe Quartet and a Telemann Trio for flute, oboe and harpsichord with James Galway.

For RCA he recorded Haydn's Divertimento for oboe and strings, and for Naxos; Albinoni's Oboe Concerti, Opp. 7 and 9 (3 CDs), Handel's Oboe Concertos Nos. 1-3, Air and Rondo, Suite in G Minor and 2 CD's of Italian Oboe Concertos. Anthony Camden played on a Howarth Oboe.

James Christiansen

james_christiansenJames Christiansen Associate University of Adelaide; HON Fellow Trinity College London; OAM.

James is recognised as one of the foremost Voice Teachers in
Australia with many sides to his career—opera singer, concert artist, music
administrator and supervisor with the ABC and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, conductor, teacher and Chorus Master (now retired) for one of the finest opera choruses in Australia—Opera Queensland.  He teaches privately and at the University of Queensland.

Pictured at the Dame Joan Sutherland Awards dinner with official accompanist Jillianne Stoll