Recital Schedule 2015
Carillon recitals are given every Sunday from 2pm to 2.45 pm, and every Tuesday from 1pm to 1.45 pm. Visitors may view the recital via a monitor on the western side of the Quadrangle. A tour to see the instrument follows each recital.
Please visit the Carillon Society of Australia website for information on recitals.
Sunday 13 September, 2pm
We welcome Geert D’hollander as our guest Artist in Residence from 10-13 September. Well known as one of the world’s finest carillonists and composer of many works for the instrument, the University of Sydney commissioned him to write “Anzac Echoes” for our War Memorial Carillon. The world premiere took place at the University’s Anzac Day Dawn Service this year (which also marked the 87th anniversary of the carillon’s dedication). Geert will be working with our team of carillonists in masterclasses and lessons, and will perform a free recital on Sunday 13 September at 2.00pm. The final piece will be Anzac Echoes.
Born in Belgium, he studied music at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, and carillon at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen. First prize winner in more than 30 international competitions for carillon and/or composition, he is in great demand in both specialities. His positions have included City Carillonneur of Antwerp, Lier and Ghent, University Carillonist and Professor of Carillon at the Department of Music at UC Berkeley, and composition teacher at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen. In 2008 he was awarded the Berkeley Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to the Carillon. He is now Carillonneur at Florida’s Bok Tower Gardens.