Peter Hagen majored in pianoforte & harpsichord at the Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University. He furthered his studies in the Netherlands learning from Bob Van Asperen, Jacques Ogg & Ton Koopman. As well as playing in ensembles such as Il Teatro Musicale and the Flevolandskamerorkest, he gave solo recitals in Switzerland, England & Germany. In Australia he has performed in many capital cities as well as regional centres performing in festivals such as the Brisbane Early Music Centre, the Melbourne Early Music Festival & the Melbourne Autumn Music Festival. He has also directed & been a member of numerous chamber music ensembles.
"Masterly panache" Clive O'Connell "The Age"
"The most expressive harpsichord playing I have heard" London
"Amsterdam musical life will sorely miss him" Amsterdam
Anne Norman trained on flute at the Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University, later taking up the shakuhachi in Japan where she studied three lineages of shakuhachi music under three teachers (Nakamura Shindo, Tajima Tadashi & Yamaguchi Goro), including a two year scholarship at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Anne has performed in major festivals & regional centres throughout Australia. Anne has also performed in numerous concerts in Japan, and in 1999 she toured with the ensemble 'Jouissance' to Europe. Anne has written, directed & performed music for theatre & dance and has released several CDs and recorded for film.
"Endlessly fascinating sounds from the bamboo flute showed Norman as a master of this introspective and serenely calm instrument." 'The Border Mail' Albury-Wodonga March 1998
"Watching Norman play removes any doubt as to where her passions lay. She commands the shakuhachi and its traditional sounds, but is able to blend and meld those sounds..." MetroVita June2000