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Artist Biography

e21 (Don Bemrose, Irving Dekterev, Steven Hodgson, George Liakatos, Tiriki Onus, John Weretka, directed by Stephen Grant)

e21 is a joining of experienced ensemble singers with established soloists in a blend that allows for a maximum of diversity, from solo and duo repertoire through to small choral forces, from medieval through to contemporary repertoire.

Featured in many of e21's concerts are programs which forge links between diverse musical works and the poetic ideas or emotional currents common to them, often working in partnership with artists from other disciplines.

e21 has featured prominently in a festivals around Victoria, including the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts (2004, 2006), the Castlemaine State Festival (2003, 2007), the Melbourne Autumn Music Festival (2002 – 04), the Melbourne Early Music Festival and the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival (2002–07). The ensemble has been recorded many times by ABC Classic FM, ABC Sunday Live and a joint project between the ABC and the National Library of Australia on the vocal works of Percy Grainger. Recent programs have included a program for the State Library of Victoria's Medieval Imagination exhibit in 2008 and the group's Sydney debut at the Sydney Opera House in early 2009. e21 has collaborated with a number of Australian and international artists, including recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, actor Helen Morse, director John Bolton, poet Alan Loney and Ludovico's Band.

see a list of artists that have performed at previous Four Winds