Tutors 2019

António Carrilho (Portugal)

António Carrilho performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor with numerous ensembles and orchestras around the world in works ranging from the pre-Baroque to the avant-garde.  He has recorded on the Naxos, Encherialis, and Numérica labels, as well as for the Cultural Ministry of Amazonia (Brazil), Arte (France), Public Television and the Arts Ministry/Movement for Musical Patrimony of Portugal.

“He is one of the most esteemed Portuguese musicians, particularly in the area of early music, being acclaimed in such diverse countries as The Netherlands, Israel, Japan, India, the United States, Brazil or Norway. He is a performer known not only for his virtuosity as a recorder player, but above all for demonstrating tremendous ease and pleasure in very distinctive projects cutting across artistic eras and diversified genres.” (Portuguese National Radio and Television).

Mr. Carrilho performed in important music festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia, in regular performances with La Paix du Parnasse (member of G. E. M. A, Spain), Syrinx : XXII (member of C. M. A, USA), Syrinxello; Borealis Ensemble, Os Músicos do Tejo.  He is the Music Director and soloist of the ensemble Melleo Harmonia Antigua and guest conducter at Nagoya’s Baroque Orchestra (Japan).

Along with his global performances and masterclasses Mr. Carrilho is also on faculty in his native Portugal at ESART, the Superior School of Applied Arts where he teaches both recorder and chamber music.

Anna Stegmann (Netherlands)

Anna Stegmann is a passionate performer and teacher of early and contemporary recorder music.

She has toured throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia with her own chamber music groups Ensemble Odyssee and The Royal Wind Music, and as a guest musician with The New Dutch Academy, La Risonanza and others. She has recorded for Glossa, Pan Classics, Lindoro and Mieroprint, all to critical acclaim. 

Next to giving masterclasses, she teaches a recorder class at the Royal Academy of Music in London alongside British recorder player Pamela Thorby.

A native of Münster, Germany, she lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She studied with Paul Leenhouts at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Winfried Michel at the Musikhochschule Münster and Musikakademie Kassel.

“I very much enjoyed the way Anna Stegmann crafts each note and phrase beautifully; virtuosity without the eccentricity that can often accompany it ...” Brian Clark, Early Music Review, 2017

Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (Australia 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 trio made up of multi-instrumentalist musicians who play repertoire from the medieval to the classical period. She also is part of Dolce Ombre a recorder quartet with Ruth Wilkinson, Ryan Williams (AUS) and Hannah Coleman (AUS), which specialize in music of the 16th century.  Alexandra has tutored and performed for the Sydney Recorder Society and the Victorian Recorder Guild, and has been a regular face at Orpheus Music over the last few years. 

Rodney Waterman (Australia 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.

Ryan Williams (Australia VIC)

Ryan is an interdisciplinary recorder artist.

A passion for the recorder has lead him on a journey full of cross-artform collaboration, engaging performance and exciting improvisation.

With an endeavour to collaborate with any artform, Ryan uses his vibrancy as a stage performer to engage audiences visually and sonically.

Ryan Williams . . . he’s described as the Jimi Hendrix of the recorderBrian Wise, Off The Record, Three Triple R 102.7FM

Robyn Mellor (Australia ACT)

Robyn Mellor is a Canberra based recorder player, community based music director and teacher, and choir leader. She studied recorder performance and music education in Perth, WA and undertook intensive recorder study for 3 years in the Netherlands. Robyn has performed with many of Australia’s leading recorder players and early music specialists over the past 30 years in Australia and New Zealand. She is much in demand as a private and community music teacher, and for recorder workshops throughout Australia.  She has in recent years presented diverse concerts of early and modern music in Canberra as director of women’s vocal ensemble Polifemy and the leader of recorder groups Walking the Dog and Block Sounds. In 2018, in addition to presenting  a number of performances with each of these groups, Robyn is directing the Oriana Chorale in a program of Italian renaissance music.

Daniel Murphy ((Australia NSW) 

Daniel is a Sydney based musician and music teacher, after completing a BMUS at Sydney Con he pursued a career in music education. Daniel is currently studying a Masters of Education at UNE, and is currently a member of the newly formed recorder quartet 'Stigma' who had their debut performance at Sydney Conservatorium in 2014, and performed for International group Tafelmusik in 2015.Daniel is involved with NSW Public Schools (NSWPS) Recorder teaching, having toured China with NSWPS Recorder Consort, conducted 700 NSWPS students at the Opera House for the Instrumental Music Festival,  and conducts the NSWPS Recorder Camp.

Ruth Wilkinson (Australia VIC)

Ruth Wilkinson is very active as a recorder, viol and violone player and over her varied career has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. She has a diverse discography of some 20 CD recordings including two solo discs, Music for the Countess of Sandwich and Handel’s Recorder. These recordings document Ruth’s musical life from medieval and renaissance music with La Romanesca, to the baroque with the trio Capella Corelli, plucked instruments specialists Ludovico’s Band and more recently Trio Avium. Most recently she is collaborating with the recorder quartet Dolce’ Ombre (with Hannah Coleman, Ryan Williams and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly) an exciting new venture on the Melbourne scene

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