Music Blog Week 7

By March 20, 2015 Blogs, Music Media Art Drama

SOIREE
Our first Soiree for the year was held on Tuesday 17 March at 8.00am at Arlington. The performance started with a small group of children and adults enjoying beautiful music early in the morning. It was a real treat to hear so many wonderful pianists, cellists and violinists. Thank you to all who made it to school by 8.00am and to those parents who stayed to listen

MUSICIAN PROFILE
Atilla Kuti – Violin/Viola


Growing up in a Hungarian household, violin seemed natural in Atilla’s hands. Inspired by the great gypsy violinists, Stephan Grappelli and Roby Lakatas, he studied a Bachelor of Music at the Victorian College of the Arts with Nathan Gutman. Atilla continued his musical education with private study in Melbourne and San Francisco. He has performed in master classes in Australia and abroad and as a soloist in numerous public recitals.

Atilla has performed in many musical productions such as The Boy From Oz, The Producers, Phantom Of The Opera, The Merry Widow, The King And I, Psycho, Doris Day, Australia’s Leading Ladies, British Rock Symphony and also the Australian Opera, Orchestra Victoria and the Australian Pops Orchestra. He loves the television and has performed on shows such as Spicks And Specks, Dancing With The Stars, It Takes Two, Australia’s Got Talent, Star Struck, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Good Morning Australia, In Melbourne Tonight and New Faces.

Atilla has had the pleasure of touring and performing with world class artists such as Hugh Jackman, Barry White, Gotye, Tommy Emmanuel, Paul Kelly, The Whitlams, Gurrumul, Savage Garden, Il Divo, Josh Groban, Olivia Newton-John and Russell Watson. He works regularly as a sessional musician recording in many of Melbourne’s top studios for film scores, television ads and bands. Atilla has a particular interest in chamber music and is the leader of Carneval String Quartet and performs regularly with French gypsy artist Ced Le Meledo, the Stiletto Sisters and the dynamic accordionist Dave Evans.

PRACTICE TIPS
Little But Often– This weeks practice tip encourages you to do a little practise but as often as you can. It is the regularity and consistency of practice that will build skill. Go on, give it a try!

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Music Converter– if you have ever wanted to convert a musical file into another format then this is the app for you. This app provides full iTunes integration and lets you edit the album, artist and track information while converting all popular formats. Give it a go and try it!

PRESHIL TEACHERS’ GIG GUIDE
Catherine Wood (Piano/Keyboard)
Strictly Ballroom (Music Theatre)
Her Majesties Theatre, Melbourne

Karoline Kuti (Cello)
Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin Celebration
Friday 20 March 7.30pm
Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Karoline Kuti (Cello)
Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin Celebration
Saturday 21 March 7.30pm
Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Atilla Kuti (Violin)
AUSTA World Music Fiesta
Sunday 22 March 12.30 – 4.00pm
University High, Carlton

Ben Carr (Woodwind & Phil Collings on Drums)
Ben Carr Trio (modern jazz)
Wednesday 25 March 8.00pm
Open Studio, Northcote

GIG GUIDE FOR ALL AGES
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Classical)
The Damnation of Faust
Friday 20 March 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

Twilight Sounds (Soul) FREE GIG
Saturday 21 March 5.30pm
Sils Bend, Heidelberg

The Beards
Saturday 21 March 7.00pm
The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne

Dan Sultan (Rock and Pop)
Saturday 21 March 7.00pm
The National Theatre, St Kilda

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Classical)
The Damnation of Faust
Saturday 21 March 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

Ben Smith (Folk) FREE GIG
Saturday 21 March 8.30pm
The Drunken Poet, West Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Classical)
Mahler 3
Thursday 26 March 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

Timberwolf (Folk)
Friday 27 March 7.00pm
Shebeen, Melbourne

Ed Sheeran (Pop)
Saturday 28 March 7.00pm
Rod Laver Arena