As Patron of the Southern Cross Soloists, I have witnessed the ensemble’s impressive artistic growth and dynamic evolution across the years.
As an audience member, I have experienced first-hand the Soloists' transfixing performance style and uniquely engaging delivery. It is from both these perspectives that I am once again looking forward to another stellar season. The Soloists have succeeded in striking a consistent and careful balance between broad audience appeal and artistic excellence.
It is this ability to respond and adapt, while stretching and extending their musical abilities, that keeps the ensemble at the forefront of their craft and a perennial favourite among loyal subscribers and new audiences alike. Our Soloists are a much-loved local talent in their home state, Queensland, an equally lauded fixture on the national stage, and a highly-regarded international export. In this latter role, they continue to put the spotlight firmly on Australian chamber music and the depth and breadth of our country’s significant creative capabilities.
The ensemble’s commitment to promoting an inventive classical and contemporary repertoire at home and abroad makes it a valuable and worthy ambassador of chamber music in all its forms. For this ongoing contribution – to the art, and to their audiences – I thank the Soloists.
I invite you to show our appreciation for their considerable efforts and enormous talent.
With warm greetings,
Dame Quentin Bryce AC CVO
Jonathan Blocksidge - Acting Chair
Tania Frazer - Artistic Director
Mandy Plumb - General Manager
Gabrielle Knight - Administration Officer
Alexa Sheppard - Production Assistant