Season 2023

Flute and Guitar Duo

Sunday 10th September 3:00pm to 4.30pm

Adults $70 / Concession $65 / Student $50 

Tickets are available via Try Booking at this link.

Bridget Bolliger with Vladimir Gorbach and friends

Bridget Bolliger Flute
Vladimir Gorbach Guitar
Andrew Jezek Viola
Tim Nankervis Cello


‘Grounded’ for cello and guitar.

‘Stones’ for flute and guitar – commissioned by the Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2023.
1. John Chubb
2. Two Tars
3. Also a second William

Quartet for flute, guitar, viola and cello G dur D 96.
1. Allegro moderato
2. Menuetto Trio 1 Trio 2
3. Lento e patetico
4. Zingara
5. Tema con variazioni, variation 1 Meno mosso, 2 Più lento, 3 Moderato

~  I N T E R V A L  ~

‘Arpeggione’ in A minor transcribed for flute and guitar.
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto

Six Romanian Folk Dances for flute and guitar.
1. Joc cu bâtǎ. Allegro moderato
2. Brâul. Allegro
3. Pê-loc. Andante
4. Buciumeana. Moderato
5. Poargǎ româneascǎ. Allegro
6. Mǎrunţel. Allegro


Bridget Bolliger – flutebridget bolliger

Australian-Swiss flautist Bridget Bolliger made her solo début with the Sydney Symphony performing Ibert’s Flute Concerto at the age of 15. She relocated to Switzerland for her tertiary studies graduating with a Masters Degree in Performance from the Basel Music Academy under Professor Peter-Lukas Graf. Bridget then embarked upon a busy and varied career in Europe and South America appearing as soloist and chamber musician with many leading international orchestras and ensembles.

Her countless performances of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto have involved collaborations with some of the world’s most renowned harpists – including Marielle Norman and Elena Zaniboni. She has held Principal Flute positions with the St Gallen Symphony Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Symphony. She has appeared as guest Principal Flute and soloist with the Basel Symphony, Lugano Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Zürich, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Upon her return to Sydney in 2004, Bridget became a passionate advocate of Australian music and frequently performed at the Huntington Estate Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. She was the founding Director of the New Sydney Wind Quintet, spanning over a decade performing countless concerts supported by Musica Viva. She has been the Founding Artistic Director of the Sydney Chamber Music Festival since 2008.

In 2014, Bridget formed a key musical partnership with pianist Andrew West; in 2016, they gavetheir début recital in the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, and collaborated on Bridget’s latest album, Timeless, released by Austrian Gramophone. Her earlier recordings received unanimous acclaim from celebrated music journals such as Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, and Limelight Magazine. These recordings include Quintopia, The Laughing Moon (by Ross Edwards) and Dancing Shadows (the complete music for flute and piano by Miriam Hyde, released by Cala Records).

Vladimir Gorbach – guitarvladimir gorbach

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, the United States, Japan and his native country of Russia.

His international success began with the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now” artist outreach program in Germany. He then went on to win many international guitar competitions and prizes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece and the USA alongside performing concert tours throughout Europe, North and South America. He had appearances in some of the prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall in New York, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo and Laeizshalle in Hamburg.

Vladimir has published a book of solo guitar arrangements of the Renaissance lute music with Mel Bay Publications (USA) and recorded for the largest recording label Naxos.

Vladimir is a senior lecturer in guitar at The University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Andrew Jezek – violaandrew jezek

Andrew Jezek was born in Canberra and studied viola at the Canberra School of Music with Vincent Edwards and Charmian Gadd, graduating with honours in 1991. He continued his studies in Europe at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Jürgen Weber (viola) and at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Karl Österreicher (conducting).

He was co-principal violist of the renowned Viennese contemporary music ensemble Klangforum Wien from 1996 to 2013 and has performed at most major contemporary music festivals in Europe. He is a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, Ruhr Triennale, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Wittener Tage, Wiener Festwochen, Berlin Festival, Venice Biennale and the Huddersfield Festival.

In 2013, Andrew relocated to Sydney with his wife Emma and daughter Lila.

Andrew now performs regularly with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, as guest principal viola with the Adelaide
Symphony Orchestra and Opera Australia, and is also a member of the Australian World Orchestra.

Timothy Nankervis – cellotim nankervis

Timothy Nankervis is a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra having taken up the position in 2004.
He has won numerous awards for cello performance and chamber music and as a member of the acclaimed Seraphim Trio. Tim is an active chamber musician being a member of the Sonus Quartet, as well as performing with the Linden Trio, Sydney Soloists and Sydney Symphony Chamber Music.

He has performed widely throughout Australia as a soloist and has broadcast regularly for the ABC and 2MBS-FM. He has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto and Brahms Double Concerto with orchestras in Sydney and Queensland, and he has performed as soloist with Orchestra Victoria, playing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo’ Variations.

In 2011 and 2015, Tim performed in the Australian World Orchestra, which brought together some of Australia’s finest musicians from home and abroad. Committed to education, Tim teaches at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and tutors regularly for Sydney Sinfonia, Sydney Youth Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra.

Tim completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Sydney with Lois Simpson and graduated from Melbourne University with a Master of Music degree studying with Nelson Cooke. He has studied in London with William Pleeth and Raphael Wallfisch, and with Vadim Chervov at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev.


Read the review on Classikon at this link.




Sydney Chamber Music Festival 2023

presents “Universal Themes” of love, loss, and belonging at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum

“Stones” for flute and guitar by Jim Coyle Commissioned by the SCMF 2023 Bridget Bolliger, flute Vladimir Gorbach, guitar