Bronzewing Quartet was formed in 2015 as an initiative to provide regular performing opportunities for a working String Quartet. Since then they have worked on establishing core repertoire including Haydn, Meldelssohn and Mozart, alongside more contemporary arrangements of composers such as Piazzolla. Bronzewing looks forward to cementing it's reputation as an exciting quartet of emerging artists, taking part in chamber music festivals, recitals, as well as touring regional Australia as part of the RCS Ensemble with Co-Opera - Opera on the Move.
Lester has recently graduated with First Class Honours in Violin performance from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, studying with Wendy Heiligenburg and also previously with Keith Crellin. He is the recipient of the Elder Conservatorium Directors Award (2015), Arved and Suzanne Kurtz Scholarship and Florence Cooke Violin Prize. As a chamber musician, he has attended various chamber music schools across Australia, most recently being the Advanced masterclass program at the Australia Chamber Music Festival and Adelaide Chamber Music School. Lester has also played in masterclasses for illustrious chamber musicians such as masterclasses with Borodin Quartet's Igor Naidin and members of the Australian String Quartet. Lester has in the recent years completed three Australian tours with Co-Opera and has completed the Orchestral Traineeship and Professional Pathways program with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and 2017. Lester is also a keen photographer and player of the Chinese fiddle Erhu.
Robert M. Wallace
Robert is a violinist, composer, arranger, and educator with nearly two decades of industry experience, performing regularly as both a classical and jazz musician. He has completed a B.Mus in composition (University of Adelaide) with Grahame Koehne, an A.MusA in classical violin performance (AMEB) under Lachlan Bramble's guidance and an Adv.Dip of Contemporary Music (NRCAC). He has received specialist training in Manouche Jazz and Bulgarian Folk music styles with European mentors such as Tim Kliphuis and Tcha Limberger, and performs regularly with his gypsy jazz ensemble Monsieur Swing. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jean Adelaide Madeline Dent Scholarship, and Helpmann Academy and Arts SA professional development grants. He is currently String Coordinator at Trinity College, Gawler.
He is also an enthusiastic part-time philosopher and origamist.
Rita Reichbart has recently completed a Master's degree in performance and pedagogy at the University of Adelaide under the tutelage of Keith Crellin (OAM) and Rodney Smith. Rita has participated in numerous conferences across Canada, the United States, and Australia as a performer and teacher. As well as playing with the Bronzewing Quartet, Rita performs regularly as founding member of the Eyre Duo, the Adelaide Arts Orchestra, solo violist with Co-Opera, and as a casual violist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. She has performed as principal violist and soloist with the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra and the Ludemus Chamber Orchestra. Rita is the recipient of several awards including the Richardson Scholarship for high standing in music, the David Galliver scholarship for music performance, and a Helpmann grant towards her attendance of the Ironwood Chamber Music School. She has performed as a part of Recital Australia's lunch hour concert series and has been a guest on the Kaleidoscope series on 5MBS radio and The Adelaide show. Rita currently has a successful teaching studio in Adelaide.
Monica Myung has recently completed her Honours degree of Classical Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, studied under Janis Laurs, Ruth Saffir and Simon Cobcroft. She has participated in the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Youth Orchestra as principal cellist, and she has also performed in masterclasses with Borodin Quartet and the Australian String Quartet. Monica has given numerous solo and chamber recitals as a part of Recital Australia's lunch hour concert series. She has also performed for the State Opera of SA and has toured regional Australia with Co-Opera - Opera on the Move.
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