Tyalgum Community Hall

Cnr. Coolman and Cudrigan Streets, Tyalgum, NSW   2484


Tyalgum Music Festival

81 Roland Ave, Wahroonga

Sydney, NSW 2076  Australia


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Anna McMichael

Vanessa Tomlinson


Anna McMichael (Co-Artistic director)


Anna McMichael is an Australian born violinist who returned to live in Australia in 2010 after 17 years in Europe performing in many of the major ensembles and orchestras. 

Anna has performed at many European music festivals with a number of Dutch chamber ensembles and toured extensively with groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Amsterdam Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra, Nieuw Ensemble, ASKO/Schoenberg ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as guest assistant concert master and principle second of the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra (Holland Symfonia) and recorded for a number of European labels.

In Australia, Anna has performed at 4 Canberra International Music Festivals as guest artist,  been a soloist and member of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, guest Associate Concertmaster of Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster of both Orchestra Victoria and Auckland Philharmonia.

Anna has performed with Ensemble Offspring,  Pinchgut Opera, Omega Ensemble and is a member of Ironwood. She has been invited to perform concerts with the pianist, Daniel de Borah, for Recitals Australia in Melba Hall lunch concerts, in Brisbane and Tylagum and Camden Haven Festival, Recitals Australia and for Sunday Live ABCfm. Anna has tutored at ANAM, the Canberra School of Music and appeared with the Australian World Orchestra since 2011. She has recorded old and newly written Lullabies for the Tall Poppies label together with pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska which have been performed at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Mona Foma Festival in Hobart and Duneira in 2013 and was Cd of the week on ABC Classic FM. Anna is Co-Director of the Tyalgum Music Festival.


Vanessa Tomlinson (Co-Artistic Director)


Vanessa is a percussive artist dedicated to exploring how sound shapes our lives, awakening our ears to new sounds, in new spaces, with the hope that attentive listening will lead to attentive custodianship of place. With a long history in experimental music, Vanessa uses this body of knowledge to consider how we listen through site-specific explorations, and to explore new collaborative sonic ideas. Trained as a percussionist in Australia, Germany and the USA, Vanessa relies on this sonic investigation of objects to build compositions, create contexts for improvisation, interpret the voices of other composers and collaborate across art-forms and disciplines. She has toured the world for 25 years, premiering over 100 works by significant national and international composers, presenting work at major international festivals, and collaborating with improvisers, dancers, artists and more.  Vanessa Tomlison is Associate Professor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

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