Bowlines Revealed includes three of Australia’s leading improvising bowed string players.This concert features Ernie Gruner (violin, octave violin), Helen Mountfort (cello) and Hope Csutoros (violin, viola). Their collective musical flights of fancy draw inspiration from sources including classical and world music. Original cross-genre music from three eclectic string players, heard in My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Stiletto Sisters, Bohemian Nights and more.
WHY REVEALED? In the first set, each musician will play Entrée of solos from each Helen, Hope, Ernie – Expect traditional folk Hungarian, Klezmer, Celtic, Blues tunes or songs from Hope & Ernie, plus composed pieces by Helen from her forthcoming solo album.
About the musicians...
Helen Mountfort was a founding member of the band My Friend the Chocolate Cake with whom she still records performs, also Fine Blue Thread & Cosmo Cosmolino & Not Drowning, Waving.. She has recorded with many Australian artists including Missy Higgins, Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Midnight Oil, Renee Geyer, Mark Seymour and the John Butler Trio.
Hope Csutoros studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Budapest Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary. Performances and touring overseas includes My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Stilleto Sisters, Circus Oz, State Orchestra of Victoria, Phantom of the the Opera, David Chesworth Ensemble, Chamber Made Opera, Deflocked String Quartet. Her recording credits include Midnight Oil, Deborah Conway, Mark Seymour and Renee Geyer.
Ernie Gruner led the Monash String Quartet and Orchestra, then focussed on Irish fiddle and jazz . He’s improvised music for 18 years with Melbourne Playback Theatre Company. Ernie is Australia’s leading klezmer violinist following studies in New York, Kracow, Budapest, and Montreal. He’s played jazz and blues, gypsy, middle-eastern and balkan music with Jugularity, Klezmeritis, Yalla!, Bohemian Nights and Saray Iluminado. Ernie appeared twice on TV’s “Spicks and Specks” and has over 75 recording credits.
4:30pm, Saturday May 19th, 2018 // 2 sets + interval with tea & nibbles
Venue: Fairfield Uniting Church, 85 Gillies St, Fairfield
Price: $20 Full/ $15 Conc. Unless sold out prior
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 16:30 to 19:00
Ernie Gruner, Hope Csutoros, Helen Mountfort
Ernie Gruner 0418 549 631