Mr Frank Celata

Lecturer in Clarinet

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Frank Celata graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1987 having studied with Phillip Miechel and Pamela Bloom. Following studies in Amsterdam with Piet Honingh of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and in Siena with Giuseppe Garbarino, he returned to Australia in 1991 where he was appointed Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Frank joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1993 as Associate Principal Clarinet and has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions including performances of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Krommer's Double Clarinet Concerto with SSO Principal Clarinet, Lawrence Dobell, and a concerto written for him by Australian composer Gordon Kerry. He has also appeared as soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia.

Frank has appeared on a number of occasions as guest Principal Clarinet with the London Symphony Orchestra performing on International tours, CD and DVD recordings.

Frank is the Artistic Director of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), an orchestral training institute, which attracts the cream of Australia's young musical talent.

Frank is an active chamber musician and is a founding member of one of Sydney's leading chamber ensembles, the Sydney Soloists. He is a dedicated pedagogue and has taught clarinet at the Sydney Conservatorium since 1994, where he is on the permanent staff as Lecturer in Clarinet.

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Celata, F. (2012). The birds will sing them off. French Flavours. Independent Theatre, Sydney, Australia: New Sydney Wind Quintet.
  • Celata, F., Barnes, A. (2011). 1. Beethoven quintet for piano and winds in Eb major op 16 (Bassoon; Clarinet). New Sydney Wind Quintet. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Celata, F., Barnes, A. (2011). Rendezvous with Destiny. Resonate Series. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Barnes, A., Celata, F. (2011). Wind Quintet Op. 85. Cocktail Recital Series. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Barnes, A., Bolliger, B., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Poulsen, D. (2010). 1. Pieces from Album for the Youth (10') 2. Passage 3. Calcium. New Sydney Wind Quintet Residency at New England Conservatorium of Music. Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes, Australia: Musica Viva.
  • Henery, A., Celata, F., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). 1. The Chairman Dances 2. The Creation of the World; 3. Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. Rhapsody in Blue. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Bollinger, B., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Poulsen, D., Barnes, A. (2010). 1. Wind Quintet (14') 2. Lisbon (5') 3. Mother Goose (5') 4. Passage (5') 5. Album for the Youth (10'). Glenn Innes Theatre, Sydney, Australia: New England Conservatorium of Music/ Musica Viva.
  • Still, A., Poulsen, D., De Korte, N., Walker, K., Celata, F., Willems, G. (2010). 1.Pavane (5') 2.Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 (10') 3.Quartet #6 (11') 4.Kvintet, Op 43 (16'). Going with the Wind. Recital Hall East, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Poulsen, D., Still, A., Celata, F., Walker, K., Bohn, O., Schmidt, R., De Korte, N., Lipski, M. (2010). 1.Sept (20') 2.Dance Preludes for Nine Instruments (10') 3.Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b Minor BWV 1067. Sensational Sunday's Series. Verburgghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Barnes, A., Oguey, A., Bolliger, B., Poulsen, D., Celata, F. (2010). [INCOMPLETE] Wind Quintet No. 3 in F Major. Concert at the New England Conservatorium of Music. New England Conservatorium of Music, Armidale, Australia: Musica Viva.
  • Still, A., Walker, K., Celata, F., Newsome, S., Pryor, S., De Korte, N., Grimm, A., Vanossi, I., Johnson, R. (2010). Chanson et Dances, op.50 (9'). Heroic Woodwind. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Leske, C., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Shovk, P., Edwardes, C., Mills, P., Boersma, K., Sydney Soloists, T. (2009). 1. Chilled. The Blue Mountains Concert Society presents The Sydney Soloists. Springwood Civic Centre, Sydney, Australia: The Blue Mountains Concert Society.
  • Walker, K., Bolliger, B., De Korte, N., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Barnes, A., Bain, A., Sebire, M., Still, A., Tingay, C. (2009). 1. Dixtuor Op. 14. Sensational Sundays - Legends of Love. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Harvey, B., Celata, F., Wallfisch, R. (2009). 1. Fantasy Pieces, Op 73 2. 5 Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102 3. Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114. ABC Live recording for Classic FM Saturday Section. Goosens Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Shovk, P. (2009). 2. Fantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op. 26. Cocktail Hour Recital Series - The Great Clarinet. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Barnes, A., Bolliger, B., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Bain, A., McCallum, S. (2009). 2. Four pieces for wind quartet 3. Sextet. Cocktail Hour Recital Series - Mysterious Winds. Recital Hall West, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Shovk, P., Gadd, C., Gault, T., Goodchild, Y. (2009). 3. Clarinet Quintet (for Clarinet and Strings) in A Major, K 581. Cocktail Hour Recital Series - The Great Clarinet. Recital Hall West, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Gault, T., Goodchild, Y., Gadd, C. (2009). 3. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor. The Central Coast Conservatorium present Charmian Gadd and friends. Robert Knox Hall, Gosford, Australia: Central Coast Conservatorium.
  • Walker, K., Still, A., De Korte, N., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Tingay, C., Barnes, A., Bain, A., Sebire, M. (2009). 4. Carmen Suite. Sensational Sundays - Legends of Love. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Willems, G., Celata, F., Fiebig, T. (2009). Nocturnes for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano: 1. Night Camp, 2. Some nights there are no words. Sydney Chamber Music Festival Concert. Star of the Sea Theatre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Chamber Music Festival.
  • Clone-Still-SCM, C., Romo, R., Celata, F., Carson, A., Harvey, B., Dixon, W. (2008). 1. Flute Quartet No.1 in D Major, K.285 2.Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme. Sunday Premieres. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: SCM.
  • Barnes, A., Bolliger, B., Celata, F., Oguey, A., Bain, A. (2008). 1. Quintuor, Op 124 2. Quintet in E flat. Sunday Live with Damien Beaumont. Frensham School, Mittagong, Australia: ABC Classic FM.
  • Primrose, E., Muir, J., Riedel, D., Ferris, P., Draeger, C., Hanic, J., Celata, F., Jacks, B., Yoshimoto, N., Ziegler, F., Williams, J., Henery, A., et al (2008). 1. Trio 2. 3 Songs for Soprano and Piano: Winter Willow Music; Thoughts at Dusk; Sunrise by the Sea 3. 3 Pieces for Flute and Piano: Marsh Birds; Evening under the Hill; Nocturne 4. Fantasy Trio in B minor. The Vision of Mary MacKillop. Shore School Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: The Mary MacKillop Foundation.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Gadd, C., Goodchild, Y., Yi, S. (2007). 1. Divertimento in E Flat major K563 2. Clarinet Quintet Op115. Lindfield Uniting Church, Sydney, Australia: Musician's Own Series.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Gadd, C., Gault, T., Shovk, P. (2004). Violin sonata, Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Hindemith Fantasia for Viola and Piano, String Quintet K515. Lindfield Uniting Church, Sydney, Australia.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Celata, F., Bolliger, B., Oguey, A., Bain, A., Barnes, A. (2011). Trk 9. Passage Trk 10. Calcium Light Night. On Quintopia - New Sydney Wind Quintet, CD, Sydney, Australia: New Sydney Wind Quintet.
  • Celata, F., Rostropovich, M., London Symphony Orchestra, ,. (2005). 1. Symphony No. 5 l 1. Moderato 2. Allegratto 3. Largo 4. Allegro non troppo. On Shostakovich Symphony No 5, CD, London, United Kingdom: LSO Live.
  • Celata, F., Gormley, C., Black, J. (2003). Mahler l Symphony No.4, Songs of a Wayfarer. On , CD, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.

2012

  • Celata, F. (2012). The birds will sing them off. French Flavours. Independent Theatre, Sydney, Australia: New Sydney Wind Quintet.

2011

  • Celata, F., Barnes, A. (2011). 1. Beethoven quintet for piano and winds in Eb major op 16 (Bassoon; Clarinet). New Sydney Wind Quintet. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Celata, F., Barnes, A. (2011). Rendezvous with Destiny. Resonate Series. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • Celata, F., Bolliger, B., Oguey, A., Bain, A., Barnes, A. (2011). Trk 9. Passage Trk 10. Calcium Light Night. On Quintopia - New Sydney Wind Quintet, CD, Sydney, Australia: New Sydney Wind Quintet.
  • Barnes, A., Celata, F. (2011). Wind Quintet Op. 85. Cocktail Recital Series. Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

2010

  • Barnes, A., Bolliger, B., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Poulsen, D. (2010). 1. Pieces from Album for the Youth (10') 2. Passage 3. Calcium. New Sydney Wind Quintet Residency at New England Conservatorium of Music. Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes, Australia: Musica Viva.
  • Henery, A., Celata, F., Sydney Symphony Orchestra, T. (2010). 1. The Chairman Dances 2. The Creation of the World; 3. Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs. Rhapsody in Blue. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
  • Bollinger, B., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Poulsen, D., Barnes, A. (2010). 1. Wind Quintet (14') 2. Lisbon (5') 3. Mother Goose (5') 4. Passage (5') 5. Album for the Youth (10'). Glenn Innes Theatre, Sydney, Australia: New England Conservatorium of Music/ Musica Viva.
  • Still, A., Poulsen, D., De Korte, N., Walker, K., Celata, F., Willems, G. (2010). 1.Pavane (5') 2.Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 (10') 3.Quartet #6 (11') 4.Kvintet, Op 43 (16'). Going with the Wind. Recital Hall East, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Poulsen, D., Still, A., Celata, F., Walker, K., Bohn, O., Schmidt, R., De Korte, N., Lipski, M. (2010). 1.Sept (20') 2.Dance Preludes for Nine Instruments (10') 3.Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b Minor BWV 1067. Sensational Sunday's Series. Verburgghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Barnes, A., Oguey, A., Bolliger, B., Poulsen, D., Celata, F. (2010). [INCOMPLETE] Wind Quintet No. 3 in F Major. Concert at the New England Conservatorium of Music. New England Conservatorium of Music, Armidale, Australia: Musica Viva.
  • Still, A., Walker, K., Celata, F., Newsome, S., Pryor, S., De Korte, N., Grimm, A., Vanossi, I., Johnson, R. (2010). Chanson et Dances, op.50 (9'). Heroic Woodwind. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

2009

  • Leske, C., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Shovk, P., Edwardes, C., Mills, P., Boersma, K., Sydney Soloists, T. (2009). 1. Chilled. The Blue Mountains Concert Society presents The Sydney Soloists. Springwood Civic Centre, Sydney, Australia: The Blue Mountains Concert Society.
  • Walker, K., Bolliger, B., De Korte, N., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Barnes, A., Bain, A., Sebire, M., Still, A., Tingay, C. (2009). 1. Dixtuor Op. 14. Sensational Sundays - Legends of Love. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Harvey, B., Celata, F., Wallfisch, R. (2009). 1. Fantasy Pieces, Op 73 2. 5 Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102 3. Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114. ABC Live recording for Classic FM Saturday Section. Goosens Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classic FM.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Shovk, P. (2009). 2. Fantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op. 26. Cocktail Hour Recital Series - The Great Clarinet. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Barnes, A., Bolliger, B., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Bain, A., McCallum, S. (2009). 2. Four pieces for wind quartet 3. Sextet. Cocktail Hour Recital Series - Mysterious Winds. Recital Hall West, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Shovk, P., Gadd, C., Gault, T., Goodchild, Y. (2009). 3. Clarinet Quintet (for Clarinet and Strings) in A Major, K 581. Cocktail Hour Recital Series - The Great Clarinet. Recital Hall West, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Gault, T., Goodchild, Y., Gadd, C. (2009). 3. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor. The Central Coast Conservatorium present Charmian Gadd and friends. Robert Knox Hall, Gosford, Australia: Central Coast Conservatorium.
  • Walker, K., Still, A., De Korte, N., Oguey, A., Celata, F., Tingay, C., Barnes, A., Bain, A., Sebire, M. (2009). 4. Carmen Suite. Sensational Sundays - Legends of Love. Verbrugghen Hall, SCM, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Willems, G., Celata, F., Fiebig, T. (2009). Nocturnes for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano: 1. Night Camp, 2. Some nights there are no words. Sydney Chamber Music Festival Concert. Star of the Sea Theatre, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Chamber Music Festival.

2008

  • Clone-Still-SCM, C., Romo, R., Celata, F., Carson, A., Harvey, B., Dixon, W. (2008). 1. Flute Quartet No.1 in D Major, K.285 2.Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme. Sunday Premieres. Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney, Australia: SCM.
  • Barnes, A., Bolliger, B., Celata, F., Oguey, A., Bain, A. (2008). 1. Quintuor, Op 124 2. Quintet in E flat. Sunday Live with Damien Beaumont. Frensham School, Mittagong, Australia: ABC Classic FM.
  • Primrose, E., Muir, J., Riedel, D., Ferris, P., Draeger, C., Hanic, J., Celata, F., Jacks, B., Yoshimoto, N., Ziegler, F., Williams, J., Henery, A., et al (2008). 1. Trio 2. 3 Songs for Soprano and Piano: Winter Willow Music; Thoughts at Dusk; Sunrise by the Sea 3. 3 Pieces for Flute and Piano: Marsh Birds; Evening under the Hill; Nocturne 4. Fantasy Trio in B minor. The Vision of Mary MacKillop. Shore School Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: The Mary MacKillop Foundation.

2007

  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Gadd, C., Goodchild, Y., Yi, S. (2007). 1. Divertimento in E Flat major K563 2. Clarinet Quintet Op115. Lindfield Uniting Church, Sydney, Australia: Musician's Own Series.

2005

  • Celata, F., Rostropovich, M., London Symphony Orchestra, ,. (2005). 1. Symphony No. 5 l 1. Moderato 2. Allegratto 3. Largo 4. Allegro non troppo. On Shostakovich Symphony No 5, CD, London, United Kingdom: LSO Live.

2004

  • Pedersen, G., Celata, F., Gadd, C., Gault, T., Shovk, P. (2004). Violin sonata, Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Hindemith Fantasia for Viola and Piano, String Quintet K515. Lindfield Uniting Church, Sydney, Australia.

2003

  • Celata, F., Gormley, C., Black, J. (2003). Mahler l Symphony No.4, Songs of a Wayfarer. On , CD, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.

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