Meet some of the Mostly Mozart artists

In 2024 join us at the glorious Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at Melbourne Recital Centre for our much loved Mostly Mozart series. Experience the brilliance of ANAM musicians, guest artists and faculty in a dazzling showcase of world class repertoire and performances. With a free cuppa and morning tea included, it doesn’t get much better than that!

In the lead up to this highly anticipated series, lets get to know some of the brilliant guest artsts and curators featured in 2024.

Katy Woolley

Solo Horn of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Katy Woolley studied as a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London with Simon Rayner and at Berlin’s Universität der Künste with Christian Friedrich Dallmann. During her studies Katy won the position of third horn in the Philharmonia Orchestra, London. 

At the age of twenty-two, Katy was appointed Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra, an appointment leading to international invitations to perform as a soloist, playing works by Mozart, Strauss and Britten, as well as premiering Tansy Davies’ ‘Forest’ Concerto for four horns with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. On joining the Concertgebouworkest, Katy dived into the world of chamber music and has played around the world with Camerata RCO and Concertgebouw Brass. 

With a passion for helping young musicians realise their potential, Katy Woolley holds the position of International Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Katy Woolley leads the ANAM Orchestra in Sinfonia Concertante, 16 October. 

Jakub Jakowicz

Jakub Jakowicz studied violin at the Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin University of Music under the supervision of his father Krzysztof Jakowicz. He was also the last student of prof. Tadeusz Wroński – one of the Polish legendary violinists.

The artist made his stage debut at the age of 11. He has played with all leading Polish orchestras. In 1998 Krzysztof Penderecki invited him to play at the Penderecki Festival in Cracow, where he performed Capriccio per violino e orchestra under Jerzy Maksymiuk. In 2001 Jakub Jakowicz made his debut with Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Pinchas Steinberg, performing Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Since then, he has made solo appearances with several renowned orchestras in Europe and South America.

As a chamber musician Jakub has worked with many distinguished colleagues such as Heinz Holliger, Garrick Ohlsson, Michel Lethiec,  Avri Levitan, Paavali Jumppanen, Daniel Möller-Schott, Andrzej Bauer, Zvi Plesser. He has collaborated with two strings quartets: from 2008 to 2014 he was the primarius of the Lutosławski Quartet and since 2006 he has been a member of the Zehetmair Quartet – an ensemble founded by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

Jakub Jakowicz performs alongside ANAM musicians at the Rosina Auditorium in Sublime String Quintets 6 August.

Sophie Rowell

Currently Artistic Director of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, violinist Sophie Rowell has had an extensive performing career as a soloist, chamber musician and principal orchestral violinist both in Australia and abroad.

After winning the ABC Young Performer's Award in 2000 which resulted in solo performances with all major Australian symphony orchestras, Sophie founded the Tankstream Quartet which won string quartet competitions in Cremona and Osaka. Having studied in Germany with the Alban Berg Quartet the quartet moved back to Australia in 2006 when they were appointed to the Australian String Quartet. For six years she toured, recorded, participated in chamber music festivals and enjoyed performing that wonderful repertoire all over the globe. Special highlights included playing in the QuartetFest Bonn as part of the Beethoven Festival and giving performances for remote communities on Cape York in Far North Queensland.

Sophie Rowell performs alongside Jakub Jakowicz in the beautiful double violin concerto by Bach, with the ANAM Orchestra, in Magnificent Minor 9 August.

Christoffer Sundqvist

Christoffer Sundqvist is one of the leading clarinets of his generation. Alongside his outstanding performances of the classical repertoire, the Finn man is an ambassador for contemporary Nordic music. Composers as Magnus Lindberg, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Aulis Sallinen, Sebastian Fagerlund, Markus Fagerudd, Sampo Haapamäki, Atso Almila, Olli Kortekangas and Jukka Linkola have written more than 20 works for Christoffer Sundqvist.

Sundqvist has appeared as soloist with all major Finnish orchestras. BBC Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Norrköping Symphony, Estonian National Symphony, Basel Symphony and Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie under conductors as Jukka-Pekka Saraste, John Storgårds, Sakari Oramo, Okko Kamu, Juha Kangas, Anna-Maria Helsing and Hannu Lintu.

Christoffer plays in the stunning program Glories of the Clarinet, including Mozart's much loved Clarinet Quintet on 20 May. 

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