Professor Darryl Poulsen to perform in New Zealand with World’s best

Published 31 January 2013

Beginning on February 1, Professor Darryl Poulsen, head of UNE’s School of Arts, will be performing at the prestigious Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson, New Zealand, with other world class musicians such as Colin Carr, from the UK, and Peter Nagy, from Hungary.

This is a major accolade for Darryl as a solo musician. Darryl is the principal horn with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in Sydney and an important teacher and player of classical horn in the global world of classical music.

As a soloist, he has already toured nationally with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and internationally with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, as well as occupying the position of principal horn in the latter orchestra for many years.

As a teacher, Darryl Poulsen has given master classes throughout Australia, Sweden and Asia and the United States of America. He has attracted horn students to his class at The University of Western Australia from every major Australian city, Singapore, Switzerland, Moldova and the United States. A number of his students can now be found in Australian and European professional symphony, opera and ballet orchestras.

Darryl’s research into classical horn playing has resulted in the publication of the first English translation of the Méthode de premier et de second cor by Heinrich Domnich, which is the most important primary source on the history of classical horn playing.

He is committed to historically-informed early music performance and, as a player of historical natural horns, he has performed and recorded as principal horn and soloist with The Joshua Rifken New York Bach Ensemble, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ton Koopman, Andreas Scholl, Anthony Halstead, Bart Van Oort, Cantus Cölln and the Syrius Ensemble Sydney.

The Adam Chamber Music Festival is a performance based international chamber music festival produced in Nelson, New Zealand every two years.  Darryl will perform four concerts with repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Mahler and Ligeti.

For more information about the festival please visit: http://www.music.org.nz/