Voltaire (Archived)

Modern Recitals


Sat 24 Mar 2018 9:00pm

Sat 28 Apr 2018 9:00pm



14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne.


General Admission         $20

Booking fees may apply

Callum Watson Group  is an acclaimed ensemble combining Victoria's leading young classical performers and jazz improvisers drawn from renowned symphony orchestras, big bands and world ensembles. The group is led by Callum Watson, who is said to be one of Australia's most exciting pianists and composers.

In this intimate performance Callum collaborates with leading melbourne classical performers Jessica Zuk and Joel Hands-Otte to explore modern approaches to the classical and jazz repertoire.

The night will begin with each musician in the group presenting their own short 15 minute "power recital" shining a light on their own practice. Expect an array of different instrument combinations including solos, wind duets and more led by the different ensemble members.

After interval, the ensemble will come together for a traditional piano trio performance exploring Watson's compositions and arrangements derived from a wide variety of styles and influences.

"This residency really does close the generation gap and...has something for everyone."

-Weekend Notes 2018


Callum Watson: Piano

Jessica Zuk: Flute

Joel Hands-Otte: Clarinet

(click on each artist for more info)

New CD "Echoes of Earth" is set to be launched at the first event of the Voltaire residency.

CD's will be available for sale on the night.

More info

Program (24/03/2018):

Honegger - Danse de la Chèvre (Jess solo)

Doppler - Hungarian Pastoral Fantasie

Improvisation (Callum Solo)

Dolphy - God Bless The Child (Joel solo)

Pirotta - The Spectre Bride

  1. Opening
  2. Tales
  3. Longing

Program (28/04/2018):

Pirotta - Boss Clarinet (Joel Solo)

Rasse - Lied for Bass Clarinet

Vorlová - Miniatures for Bass Clarinet & Piano (No.1, No.2, No. 4)

Schubert - Ständchen (Leise Flehen Meine Lieder)

Waller - London Suite (Callum Solo)

Honegger - Danse de la Chèvre (Jess Solo)



Watson - Piano Trio

Astor Piazzolla - Oblivion

Watson - One Note

Watson - Playing with Division

Morton - The Crave





Watson - Piano Trio

Saint-Saëns - Tarantella

Watson - One Note

D'Rivera - Afro (Arranged by Joel)

Paterson - Waltzing Matilda (Arranged by Callum)

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