Chris Howlett is a cellist, festival director and producer. He graduated in 2007 at the top of his class with First Class Honors at the University of Melbourne which included semester on scholarship in Vienna with Howard Penny. Following graduation and launching his professional career he continued to take lessons in London with Richard Lester as part of the McKenna Fellowship and was part of the performance class at the Australian National Academy of Music.
Chris has been described as "…one of Australia's finest emerging talents" and has been a finalist and prize winner at a number of chamber music competitions including the prestigious Trio di Trieste International Competition, the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and The Hamburg International Chamber Music Competition.
Born in Melbourne, Rosie began her Piano studies at age five. Six years later she was accepted to study under Professor Frank Wibaut, then director of the Australian National Academy of Music. At 14 Rosie moved to Vienna to study at the Universität Darstellende Kunst Wien. During this time she gave a series of public performances including solo and chamber shows in Salzburg and Vienna. In addition to this, she participated in a number of Master courses notably those given by Professor Karl.H Kämmerling in Lindau and Bückeburg.
Following her return to Australia, Rosie continued performing, competing and studying at the Australian National Academy of Music. During her two years at ANAM, she participated in master classes with an exciting array of international artists including Gary Graffman, Pascal Rogé, Boris Berman and Imogen Cooper.
After two years at ANAM Rosie spent some time in New York and eventually moved to London. It was during this time that her current interest in composing and music for theatre, television and film began to emerge. After her time abroad she moved to Sydney where she received a first class Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Rosie is currently performing and accompanying, as well as composing for solo performance and moving picture with a focus on contemporary classical music.
Cello: Chris Howlett
Piano: Rosalie Riebl
Beethoven Spring Sonata
Mendelssohn Song of Spring
Saint-Saens The Swan
Rosalie Riebl In Spring
Chinese classic Moonlit River In spring
Mendelssohn Sonata in D major