Four Winds Festival Artistic Directors


Paul Kildea
Paul Kildea

Paul Kildea
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“Highlights of the last two seasons include a new production of Britten’s Albert Herring (Aldeburgh); War Requiem (Brno Festival, Bratislava Festival); Bernstein’s Candide – which wasnominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Classical Concert – and Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder (Perth Festival); Strasnoy’s Six Songs for an Unquiet Traveller (Paris); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hamburgische Staatsoper), which led to an immediate invitation for Dialogues des Carmélites; War Requiem (Australian Youth Orchestra in Sydney and Perth); Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder (Perth Festival); his debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (Sydney); and his first foray into the world of dance in a successful collaboration with the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and his company Morphoses (Sydney Festival).”
— from Opera Australia Website:

2010 — 2012

Genevieve Lavey
Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is acclaimed as a recorder virtuoso. Her repertoire spans ten centuries. She works as concerto soloist with orchestras such as ACO, ABO, MSO, WASO, TSO, Academy of Ancient Music and The English Concert. Her regular chamber music collaborators include Elision Ensemble, Karin Schaupp, Marshall McGuire, Poul Høxbro, Neal Peres da Costa and Daniel Yeadon, The Song Company, Astra … read more

2006 — 2008

Christopher Latham
Christopher Latham

Christopher Latham has had a multi-faceted musical career. He has worked as a violinist, editor and publisher, concert programr and festival director. As a violinist he has premiered over 30 new Australian works by Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Elena Kats-Chernin, Brett Dean, Nigel Westlake, Graeme Koehne and others, and has played over 40 Australian premieres of works by Arvo Part, James MacMillan, Alfred Schnittke, Morton Feldman, John Tavener, Toru Takemitsu, Michael Torke, Somei Satoh, George Antheil, Paul Schonfeld, Pavel Haas, Nikolai Medtner, and many others. … read more

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