Karin Schaupp - Classical guitar
Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene. She performs widely on the international stage as a recitalist, concerto soloist and festival guest, and has given countless recitals in Australia, Europe, Asia, the US, Mexico and Canada.
Karin has recorded an extensive discography for Warner Music International and ABC Classics. Her acclaimed solo debut Soliloquy (1997) for Warner Music was praised by UK Classical Guitar Magazine as "a pace-setting performance in all respects…".
This was soon followed by the ARIA nominated bestseller Leyenda (Warner 1998), and then Evocation (Warner 2000), Dreams (ABC Classics 2004), Lotte’s Gift (ABC Classics 2007), and Cradle Songs (ABC Classics 2010).
Her chamber music collaborations have also led to a number of recordings including three albums with the ARIA award winning ensemble Saffire, The Australian Guitar Quartet, a duo album with Genevieve Lacey (recorders), the ARIA nominated Fandango (ABC Classics 2011) with Flinders Quartet and most recently the double ARIA nominated Songs of the Southern Skies (KIN 2012) with Australian songstress Katie Noonan.
Genevieve Lacey - Recorder
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. Passionate about contemporary music, she creates possibilities and contexts for new music, people and ideas.
Genevieve has a substantial recording catalogue (ABC Classics) and a high-profile career as soloist with orchestras and ensembles around the world. She created en masse with London filmmaker Marc Silver, composed the music for Scott Rankin/big hART’s Namatjira, was Artistic Associate for the Black Arm Band-Melbourne Symphony Orchestra collaboration ngangwurra means heart, and had a central role in the ARIA-winning Conversations with Ghosts, a song cycle with Paul Kelly, James Ledger and the Australian National Academy of Music.
Genevieve’s work has won her multiple awards including two ARIAs, a Helpmann award, Australia Council, Freedman and Churchill Fellowships and Outstanding Musician, Melbourne Prize for Music.
Paul Capsis -Contemporary entertainer
Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most versatile performers. His extensive career has included theatre, film, live concerts and cabaret. Paul has worked with many leading Australian theatre companies (STC, MTC, Malthouse Theatre and Company B Belvoir) as well as in Vienna, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh and New York.
Paul’s theatre credits include Barrie Kosky’s The Lost Echo (2006, STC) which earned him the 2007 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play. Boulevard Delirium in Vienna and Australia (2001, 2002 and 2005 Schauspielhaus, Vienna and 2005 Australia) with his Australian performance earning him the 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Concert Performer and the 2006 Green Room award for Best Cabaret Artiste.
Other awards include the 2004 Green Room Award Best Cabaret Artiste and 2002 Helpmann Award for Best Live Musical Presentation for ‘Capsis vs Capsis’ at the Sydney Opera House.