The University of Queensland French Horn Quartet tunes into the work of Schumann at this month's concert.
The University of Queensland French Horn Quartet tunes into the work of Schumann at this month's concert. Photo courtesy University of Que

Classical tones for Northern NSW in Romantic Encounters

THE Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra welcomes back conductor Warwick Potter for its first concert of the season, Romantic Encounters, later this month (April).

Warwick was born in Hastings, south of London, and studied piano as his main instrument. 

He took up the bassoon when he was told it would be much easier to make a living playing bassoon - as there were quite a lot more pianists to compete against.

It was as a member of a wind orchestra in his teens that Warwick got his first opportunity at conducting and he was hooked.

He did undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London and recently completed a PhD in Music Performance (conducting) at the University of Queensland.

Warwick has conducted symphony orchestras in Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Queensland, Tasmanian, West Australia and Camerata of St John's.

In its upcoming concert, the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra is delighted to have the University of Queensland French Horn Quartet playing Robert Schumann's Concert Piece For 4 Horns, Op. 86.

The orchestra conducts live orchestral performances in the Gold Coast-Tweed region several times a year, and brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life through the joys of classical music.

Romantic Encounters will be performed on Sunday, April 24, from 2.30pm at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre.


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