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Exceptional concert from one of Australia's finest composers

The Canberra International Music Festival (CIMF) got off to an early start this year with an exceptional concert of music from one of Australia’s finest composers, Moya Henderson at the National Library of Australia (NLA).
As artistic director of the CIMF, Roland Peelman stated in his opening address, some of Henderson’s music had eluded him over the years, but the same could be said for the most of us. Based on what was heard in this concert, we have all been missing out on some fine, exciting and sumptuous sounds from a composer with more diversity and heritage than most others.

In the world premiere of Henderson’s Dombrovskis Quartet, performed by Lisa Stewart, violin; Myee Clohessy, violin; Stefan Duwe, viola and Anna Martin-Scrase on cello, who make up the Acacia Quartet, played with such clarity it was as if they had been playing Henderson’s music for most of their lives.
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