Excellence in Early Music
Baroque Flute & Artist Director
Baroque Violin & Associate Director
Dialogue: The Art of Elegant Conversation
For several years Greg and Lucinda have been presenting concerts built around the theme: Dialogue: The Art of Elegant Conversation.
In much of the more intimate 18th-century chamber music the melodic lines interact in a continuous musical dialogue, which was sometimes described as a conversation galante (‘courteous conversation’).
“This is the music of elegant conversation that, with the natural charms and sensitivity of its melodies and the classical beauty of its forms, delights the intellect and moves the heart.”
Baroque Music Performance Research Project
In 2010 the Elysium Ensemble’s principals, Greg Dikmans (baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), initiated a Baroque Music Performance Research Project that they are currently pursuing in conjunction with the Early Music Studio at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne.
The aim of the project is to identify neglected or newly discovered, high quality chamber music from the Baroque and early-Classical periods (1600–1800) with a view to bringing it to a wider audience through historically informed performances and recordings.
Johann Joachim Quantz
Quantz CD Coming in 2013
In 2012 Greg and Lucinda finalised their first recording of duets by Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773).
These previously unrecorded works are of high quality and interest, presenting the musical ideas as a continuously evolving musical conversation (which Quantz described as ‘an elaborate music written in a contrapuntal or imitative style’).
They are excellent examples of Quantz’s intermediate position between the Baroque and Classical periods.
Elysium Ensemble gratefully acknowledges the support of
- The Cameron Family Foundation
- John & Anne Duncan
Photos of Greg & Lucinda: Jodie Hutchinson (2010)