Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Wattleseed Ensemble


Concert Cancelled: Wattleseed Ensemble

Due to ongoing restrictions, we regret to advise that Wattleseed Ensemble’s concert on Thursday 7 October has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff and artists during these difficult circumstances and we thank you, our music-loving community for your support and understanding during this time.

Ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation, please contact our Ticketing Services team a boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

Wattleseed Ensemble is the voice of the next generation of Australia’s Baroque musicians.

The brainchild of acclaimed violist Katie Yap (2019 Freedman Classical Fellowship finalist), featuring violinist Natalia Harvey and cellist Lucy Price, the Baroque string trio forges new connections with nature and community through thought-provoking musical storytelling. Following its exciting debut at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, the ensemble now brings its resonant music to Melbourne.

About this concert

Wattleseed Ensemble travels back through the ages, exploring the universal human concept of home through artfully woven works spanning almost 1000 years, flowing seamlessly from the Medieval to the present, and crossing from classical into traditional folk music. From the spiritual homes of Hildegard von Bingen and J.S. Bach to the Australian flora and fauna conjured by Melbourne-based composer Matthew Laing, a myriad of ideas invites you to consider how home is defined for you – place, community or natural environment.

The Spotlight Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Robert Salzer Foundation.

COVID Safety

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Wattleseed Ensemble
Natalia Harvey Baroque violin
Katie Yap Baroque viola
Lucy Price Baroque cello


Natalie Williams
Incantation for solo viola

Hildegard von Bingen
Processional of Embodied Souls

J.S. Bach
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus XIII

J.S. Bach – arr. viola & cello with improvised bass lines
Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
5. Menuets
6. Gigue

attr. Lasse Nilsson – arr. Wattleseed Ensemble
Waltz after Lasse in Lyby
Annlaug Börsheim – arr. Wattleseed Ensemble
Da Lounge Bar

Emily Sheppard

Matthew Laing
From Home