The Linus Ensemble

Performs old and new, local and foreign classical music and focuses on building community support for Australian composers and performers. 

Helen Bower (pictured on left with violin), David Hiscox (piano), Luca Vanags-Smith (plays horn, pictured on right), © Katherine Rawlings 2017

Helen Bower (pictured on left with violin), David Hiscox (piano), Luca Vanags-Smith (plays horn, pictured on right), © Katherine Rawlings 2017

The Linus Ensemble was founded by composer Katherine Rawlings in 2016 to build community and support local composers, performers and artists in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The ensemble performs seasonally in the beautiful historic confines of St Linus church in Coburg North as well as at local community and charity events. Their upcoming concert An Afternoon of Music - Summer Edition will feature performances by Helen Bower on violin, Luca Vanags-Smith on horn and David Hiscox on piano and will showcase works by local Australian composers: Katherine Rawlings and Jessamie Kaitler amongst other classical favourites including Brahms, Chopin, Vivaldi, Bartok, Glazunov and Debussy. 

Click here for more details on their upcoming concert An Afternoon of Music - Summer Edition,

26th of February 2017 at St Linus Anglican Church, Coburg North

5th of March 2017 at St Marks Anglican Church, Templestowe Lower

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2016 Performances by the Linus Ensemble

An Afternoon At St Linus - Spring Edition Sunday 6th of November at 2:30 pm, St Linus Church, Coburg North, VIC

Image © Katherine Rawlings 2016

Image © Katherine Rawlings 2016

This Spring Edition of An Afternoon at St Linus included a program of string favourites plus a few works by local Australian composer Katherine Rawlings including a world premiere performance of Bloom for solo violin by Helen Bower. Other performers included Lachlan Dent on Cello and Rennata Morrison on Violin. Click here to see the concert program.

 

An Afternoon at St Linus -Winter Edition Sunday 17th of July at 2:30 pm, St Linus Church, Coburg North, VIC

Works by Katherine Rawlings included the world premiere of Conversations in trees at dawn for two violins performed by Marianne Rothschild and Helen Bower and Blue Carnation for solo violin performed by Marianne Rothschild. Other local Australian works performed Temporal Exegesis for violin and cello by Lindsay Brunsdon performed by Marianne Rothschild and Lachlan Dent. Click here to see the concert program.

 

2015 Performances 

Katherine's music was performed by Canadian based string quartet The Northern Lights String Quartet in Canada (Brampton) in April and in Provence France in July 2015, by Sydney based string trio Three Piece Suite in October and by Melbourne based percussion duo Collision Theory also in October 2015.