Guitar Brisbane presents Virginia Taylor & Timothy Kain; Australia's premier flute and guitar duo. Virginia Taylor and Timothy Kain have toured and recorded for over 20 years, including tours for both Musica Viva and the ABC in Australia and overseas. The Medium is the Magic explores the irresistible combination of flute and guitar.
About Timothy Kain
Timothy Kain is one of Australia’s leading instrumentalists. Among his many overseas concert activities he has toured the UK and Australia, and released a CD with John Williams both as a duo and as a member of the ensemble Attacca. Tim is well known for his commissioning, performance and recording of Australian works. He has performed as concerto soloist with all of Australia’s major symphony orchestras and with many of our leading chamber musicians, most notably flautist Virginia Taylor with whom he has recorded four CDs. As leader of the quartet Guitar Trek he has pioneered the guitar family concept creating a large repertoire for the medium and six CD’s on both the ABC Classics and Tall Poppies labels. Tim is also renowned for his work as a teacher at the ANU School of Music, where he built Australia’s leading guitar area over a period of 30 years. A long list of his students have won prizes in international competitions and have gone on to enjoy successful performing and teaching careers themselves
Tim was made a member of the Order of Australia, AM in 2013
About Virginia Taylor
Virginia is recognised internationally as a leading pedagogue, flute performer and musician.
After winning 1st prize in many prestigious competitions, including the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and the Australian National Flute Competition, Virginia’s solo career began which has seen her perform concerti, solo recitals and chamber music across many countries. As an orchestral musician, Virginia performed as Principal Flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for over 10 years, and been guest principal flute with many of the major symphony orchestras within Australia and overseas. Virginia has released CDs on ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Move Records and a number of other labels. A keen commissioner of Australian compositions, Virginia has given world premiere performances, including works by Elena Kats-Chernin, Nigel Westlake and Mark Isaacs.
Virginia is currently Head of Flute at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, and is also Head of Flute at the Australian National Academy in Melbourne. Virginia is also Artistic Director of the bi-annual Australian Flute Festival.
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