Katherine Yap

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HOME

HOME is a regional touring concert for baroque string trio, bringing diverse people together to consider climate change through the unifying lens of home. This project is proudly supported by ACF Boost.

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Three of Australia’s most exciting young baroque musicians come together to present a captivating program of music across the ages. HOME is a regional touring concert for baroque string trio, with its debut tour in October 2020 through SA and VIC. It is designed to bring diverse people together in a harmonious, empathetic conversation about climate change.

At the center of this project is a commission from Matt Laing, an exceptional early-career composer. This 15 minute work will evoke the place he calls home—the Fleurieu Peninsula, from its ancient granite cliffs, to the beating of a young bird’s wings, and into imagined futures. Drawing on his fascination with the expressive and evocative possibilities of sound, his music is thought-provoking and unexpectedly beautiful. Through this work, creative programming for the exquisitely fragile sounds of baroque instruments, and intimate, informal venues, this project will bring communities together to explore their home and natural environment through music.

The concept for this project grew out of my deep concern about climate change, and of how polarising the rhetoric surrounding it in the media often is. The path to changing one’s mind is complicated, but always begins with the opportunity to see through someone else’s eyes—something that storytelling through music can achieve in a uniquely personal way.

The debut nine-concert tour of HOME features Simone Slattery (violin), Katie Yap (viola) and Lucy Price (cello). It is scheduled for October 2020, or as soon as COVID restrictions allow! We’ll travel through SA and VIC with as light a carbon footprint as possible, carbon offsetting through the Australian Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund, which uses local native species to restore cleared land.

ACF Boost is a matched funding arrangement, so your donation is generously doubled by Creative Partnerships Australia up to $5,000!

Funds raised will go towards Matt’s commission and tour costs, including artist fees, accommodation, marketing, and travel. I believe that good music should be accessible to all, so not only will ticket prices be kept as low as possible, but a portion of funds raised will go towards providing discounted or free tickets for those who are struggling.

Many artists are currently addressing climate change, but I believe HOME is unique in its raison d’etre—to bring people together to discuss climate change through the unifying lens of home. With the echo-chamber of the internet and utter condemnation of ‘the other’, providing an opportunity for communities to gather in shared humanity is something timely and urgent.

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Katherine Yap

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Katie grew up playing the violin and piano in her hometown of Brisbane.

Shortly before starting her Bachelor of Music at the University of Queensland (UQ), she fell in love with the viola and has never looked back!

Katie studied with Patricia Pollett at UQ, graduating with Honours and a University Medal. She then spent three years studying at the Australian National Academy of Music under Caroline Henbest and Christopher Moore.

Katie plays with orchestras including the Australian World Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and was Associate Principal Viola with Orchestra Victoria in 2015. She has played with early music groups such as the Ironwood Ensemble, the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, and Bach Akademie Australia.

She also plays regularly with her harp trio Chrysalis Trio, and has played with several string quartets, including as guest violist of the Australian String Quartet in 2016.

Katie also plays Scottish, Irish and Canadian folk music. In her spare time, she likes to explore a wide range of musical contexts, including busking, improvising, teaching and community music.

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Sharon Setiadi

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T-lok Tang

VIC
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Wayne Shafton

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Anne Frankenberg

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Marjorie Ellen Day

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Donald Nicolson

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Astrid Sugden

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Patricia Pollett

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Brendan Joyce

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Kiran Phatak

VIC
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Lisa Goldberg

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Betty Dingle

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Max Blackburn

QLD
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Traci Wilson-Brown

VIC
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Jenny Newcombe Music Therapy

VIC
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Jared Yapp

VIC

Molly Collier-O'Boyle

QLD
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Shane Lestideau

VIC
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Watson family

QLD
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Odette Pagan

QLD
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Krista Low

WA

Itet - John Noble's Quartet Program

VIC
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Annie Cramsie

QLD
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Genevieve Lacey

VIC
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Marlane Bennie

QLD
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Deborah Shnookal

VIC

Hannah Lane

VIC
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Emily Sheppard

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Janet Keast

VIC
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Meredith Beardmore

VIC
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Kate Raynor

QLD

Flora Wong

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Isabel Hede

VIC
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Kim Yap Weber

QLD
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Stephen Emmerson

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Charlotte O'Leary

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Hugh Lamberton

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David Yap

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