Tutors 2020

Joris Van Goethem is an internationally renowned flute and recorder-player, teacher, arranger and conductor of recorder orchestras. Born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, he studied the recorder and baroque flute in Antwerp, Brussels and Leuven, graduating with the highest grade ever awarded in Belgium.
As one of the original members of Flanders Recorder Quartet he has performed extensively in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Japan, South America, the United States, Taiwan, Singapore and South Africa.
The number of recordings made by him is impressive. His discography consists of more than 30 cd’s by major labels, including Aeolus, Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Opus 111, Ricercar and others. 
Next to his accomplishments as a performer, he is well known as an enthusiastic and skilled teacher. He gives master classes and teaches early music courses in all corners of the world.
He is very passionate about music education for our future generations. He founded Flutomania, an event which offers access to recorder ensembles for young musicians, and contributes to projects of the National Youth Recorder Orchestras (UK). 
His arrangements found their way to Hollywood and are also published with Heinrichshofen, Ascolta and De Haske.
Joris Van Goethem currently plays on recorders by Adrian Brown, Vincent Bernolin, Bob Marvin, Tom Prescott, Friedrich von Huene and Hiroyuki Takeyama. His flutes were made by Rudolf Tutz and Giovanni Tardino. He also plays viols, made by François Bodart.

Anna Stegmann (GER)

Stegmann proved one of the stars of the afternoon, especially with her superb performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto in C for soprano recorder which brought an added enthusiastic ovation after its virtuosic first movement. - Daily Telegraph, January 2016

Anna Stegmann is a passionate performer and teacher of early and contemporary recorder music. She has toured throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and recorded several CDs on the labels Pan Classics, Glossa and Lindoro, with her own chamber music groups, Ensemble Odyssee ( and The Royal Wind Music (, and as a guest soloist with amongst others La Risonanza and The New Dutch Academy.

During the 2019-20 performing calendar Anna will be heard in several notable venues and festivals across Europe such as the Thüringer Bachwochen, Musikfestspiele Potsdam and the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht. In the past she has appeared at the Sydney Festival, Forum Cultural Guanajuato Mexico, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Boston Early Music Festival, Dallas Video Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin, Muziekgebouw aan 't Ij Amsterdam, Holland Festival, Semana de Musica Religiosa de Cuenca, and more.

She is regularly invited to teach workshops and master classes throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Since 2014 she is professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she teaches an enthusiastic selected group of next generation recorder-professionals. Since 2013 she is co-organising the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam (; a biennale which has quickly grown into one of the biggest recorder events worldwide and brings together recorder amateurs and professionals alike from all corners of the globe.

Born in Münster (Germany), she lives in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) where graduated in 2011 with distinction in the class of Paul Leenhouts at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam after finishing her studies with Winfried Michel at the Musikhochschule Münster and the Musikakademie Kassel (Germany).

Hans-Dieter Michatz  (AUS) has been a performer and educator for more years than he cares to remember. His unique blend of a European background and training – his teachers included Ferdinand Conrad, recorder and Barthold Kuijken, baroque flute – and a deep affinity with modern Australian culture have influenced several generations of musicians in his adopted country. As a reputable player of modern and baroque flute as well as recorder, he has performed and recorded with many Orchestras and Early Music groups, e.g.: as founding member and principal flute with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra for many years, with Salut Baroque, Ensemble Ecclectus in Melbourne, and The Sydney Consort. Following his acclaimed recording of Telemann’s ‘Sonate Metodiche', Hans-Dieter has now released a new CD, featuring the same composer’s 6 Concerti, with Monika Kornel, harpsichord (both CD’s published by MOVE Records). He features as principal recorder soloist in the ABC Classics recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti and a number of Salut!, Sydney Consort, and Brandenburg Orchestra CD’s.

As a conductor, he pioneered landmark premier performances of Handel Oratorios and newly discovered works by J.D. Zelenka, as well as the first Australian performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ RV 807. Hans-Dieter was Classical Coordinator and Performance Studies lecturer at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) from 2009 to 2018, and has taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since the early 1990’s. He is patron of the Sydney Society of Recorder Players, and his work as an arranger of symphonic repertoire for recorder orchestra has been published by MOECK, Germany.

Since his flute career was cut short by focal dystonia, Hans-Dieter started concentrating on the recorder, including new ventures, such as premier performances on the Csakan, a walking stick recorder popular in 19th Century Vienna. As part of annual engagements overseas he has joined the Sydney Consort in Germany, Luxembourg, Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic States. Recent engagements included the exciting collaboration with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras for their Harry Potter live performances, and a series of concerts and masterclasses with the ‘Folkwang Recorders’ from Essen, Germany

Rodney Waterman (VIC)

Rodney Waterman studied recorder with the Dutch virtuoso Kees Boeke in Italy and The Netherlands in the mid-1980s. His repertoire is eclectic, with a particular interest in improvised, real time music making. He has collaborated with Joe Chindamo (piano), Ben Robertson (double bass) and recorder players including Natasha Anderson, Robyn Mellor and Ryan Williams. Rodney’s CD Água e Vinho, with Melbourne guitarist Doug de Vries, was released internationally on the German ECM label in 2001. Rodney was a regular performer at the Eltham Jazz Festival (2007-10). In 2014 Rodney collaborated with stone mason and metal worker Paul Blizzard. Their original composition and subsequent duo performance, Dancing the Chiselwas hailed as a highlight of the Ballarat contemporary Festival of Slow Music. In July 2016 Rodney played a concert in Milan, Italy with Italian jazz recorderist Gianluca Barbaro. Rodney teaches music and Italian in various Melbourne schools.

Ruth Wilkinson (VIC) has continued to be very active recorder and violone player.  Ruth has an extensive discography which documents her diverse musical life from medieval and Renaissance music with La Romanesca, to the baroque with the trio Capella Corelli and plucked specialists Ludovico’s Band.   Ruth has released two solo CD’s; Music for the Countess of Sandwich and Handel’s Recorder.

Among her many activities of 2015 Ruth will give concerts in Italy and Malta with her colleagues Ros Bandt and Cynthia O’Brien.  Working together as Trio Avium the group recently released a new recording with the theme of Birdsong.

Ruth studied early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland with Hans-Martin Linde and Jordi Savall.  Ruth teaches Recorder and Historical Performance Practice at the Early Music Studio of the University of Melbourne. In 2012 she was made an honorary associate of the Monash University School of Music.  She has produced a generation of talented professional recorder players.

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (VIC/NSW) 

Alexandra is a Sydney and Melbourne  based recorder player, music educator and conductor.  

She first started studying music at the age of fourteen with Zana Clarke (AUS) and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Music in recorder performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. During that time, Alexandra specialised in ensemble and soloist historical performance practice with Ruth Wilkinson (AUS).

In 2016 Alexandra completed her Masters of Music Performance-Teaching (majoring in conducting).

Alexandra is currently a member of Trillo, an early music ensemble made up of multi-instrumentalist musicians who play repertoire from the medieval to the classical period. She also is part of The Recorder Co-op a recorder quartet specializing in recorder music both contemporary and early. In the past she has performed with the the Organs of Ballarat Goldfields festival (VIC), Bach Akademie Australia (SYD), Salut! Baroque (SYD), The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (SA), and the Bach Cantata program at St Johns Soutgate (VIC). Alexandra has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and ABC Regional Radio (Ballarat). 


Alexandra teaches recorder to students of all ages and is currently teaching private lessons in Sydney. Alexandra has been a tutor, conductor and performer for the Sydney Recorder Society, Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society, Victorian Recorder Guild, Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia and the annual Orpheus Music Recorder Courses (Armidale, NSW). Alexandra is one of the four founding members and organisers of The Melbourne Recorder Academy

Robyn Mellor (Australia ACT)

Robyn Mellor is based in Canberra, and leads an active musical life as recorder player, singer and musical director and conductor of recorder ensembles and choirs.  She followed her undergraduate degree in music in Perth, WA with three years of intensive recorder studies in the Netherlands.
Returning to Australia, Robyn established herself as one of Australia's leading recorder players and early music specialists. She is much in demand as a private and community music teacher and presents recorder workshops throughout Australia. Robyn directs recorder groups BlockSounds and Walking the Dog, and a small women's vocal ensemble Polifemy, which allows Robyn to present diverse concerts of music from medieval times to the present day.
She also performs regularly with the Canberra Bach Ensemble, Ad Hoc Baroque and Limestone Ensemble. In 2018, the Canberra Critics Circle awarded Robyn its Certificate of Excellence for "a splendid year of music leadership". The Canberra City News, reviewing a recent BlockSounds/Walking the Dog concert, noted that "Telemann never sounded better.this uniquely programmed concert displayed the versatility of the recorder, especially when in the hands of players like these (Rob Kennedy, 1 April 2019).  

Joanne Arnott

Joanne Arnott is a professional recorder player, clarinettist, and music teacher based on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland. With the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award she completed her Master of Music (performance) in 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she also finished her bachelor’s degree in 2010 with first class Honours. Joanne is a founding member of The Australian Recorder Project, where she and business partner Alana Blackburn have designed and run workshops for recorder players of all ages and levels. The ARP perform historical and modern repertoire to metropolitan and rural audiences with the aim of bringing recorders into a more prominent position in the Australian music scene. The Australian Recorder Project performed as part of Sydney’s 2015 Vivid festival; this concert featured premieres of new works by female Australian composers, commissioned by ARP and partly funded by an Australian New Work grant (awarded to Eve Klein for her works).

Joanne has performed with groups such as Bel A Capella, Innominata, Consort 8, and Thoroughbass early and modern music ensemble, and very much enjoys returning to Sydney to perform, and sometimes to tutor for the Sydney Society of Recorder Players. Joanne has over 20 years teaching experience and has tutored on both recorder and clarinet at orchestral and early music workshops throughout Australia. In 2018, Jo and Alana recorded some of the works commissioned for Vivid, as well as some medieval canons not previously recorded. The Australian Recorder Project’s first EP should be ready for release in early 2020.