Concerts & Recorder Workshops

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5-6 October 2019 -Melbourne Recorder Academy Workshop

Half days or full days depending on tier level.


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Bringing young recorders players together over two days to perform a wonderful program of Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary music.


Melba Hall, Melbourne University, Royal Parade, VIC 3010.

Exact details will depend on the participants, but we anticipate offering four tiers:

*Advanced Players (upper secondary school, AMEB Gr 7+)

*Intermediate Players (upper primary-lower secondary school, AMEB Gr 4+),

*Beginning Players (lower-middle primary school, AMEB Gr 1+)

*A special workshop for very small (pre-school aged) players

If you don't fit into those categories, don't worry at all - they're just a guide to get us started. Please register on the trybooking page or email us with any questions.

CONSORTIUM -Melbourne's Consort of Viols

Trinity College Chapel Series Concert 3: Polychoral Bliss
7.30pm, Sunday 20 October
Trinity College Chapel
100 Royal Parade, Parkville
Tickets $35/$25* or 3-concert series subscription for $95/$65

Glorious music for double choirs of instruments from Germany, together with Melbourne’s Recorder Co-op.  Music by Hassler, Schütz, Scheidt and Schein.

January 2020

Orpheus Music 2020 Recorder Boutique: An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. Six days of technique classes, small ensemble and chamber ensemble. Each group  works with a variety of world renowned tutors. Full board is available on campus. 

Tutors: Joris van Goethem (BELGIUM), Robyn Mellor (ACT), Hans-Dieter Michatz (NSW), Rodney Waterman (VIC), Ruth Wilkinson (VIC), Anna Stegmann (NETHERLAND) Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (NSW) and Joanne Arnott (QLD). 

Past Events



Orpheus Music Recorder Boutique 2019 (Armidale NSW)

An intensive and intimate recorder course for intermediate and advanced players of all ages. 

Tutors: Antonio Carrilho (PORTUGAL), Rodney Waterman (VIC), Ryan Williams (VIC), Ruth Wilkinson (VIC), Robyn Mellor (ACT), Kamala Bain (NZ), Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (NSW) and Anna Stegmann (GER). 


TRILLO is delighted to invite you to an afternoon of Music based upon a ground. If you've ever wondered what a 16th century 'jam' session sounded like... this concert is for you!

We will be performing from some ancient written sources as well as adding a bit of our own improvisations and flare. We will also be explaining and showcasing the Renaissance & Baroque instruments we use!

Melbourne: St Paul's Canterbury, 

17 Feb @ 3PM 

The Recorder Co-op are excited to invite you to our first concert of the year - Stolen Songs.

This program highlights the nuanced art of vocal music arranged in a instrumental setting for recorder quartet. 

Sunday 24 Feb, 3pm
Church of All Nations
180 Palmerston St
Carlton VIC


Maitland Recorder Workshop, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly to conduct recorder repertoire and music arranged for recorder orchestra. 

14-16 of June, Linuwel Steiner School in East Maitland.


TRILLO is delighted to invite you to a special concert dedicated to the precious historic monument Notre-Dame de Paris. On the 15th of April, a fire broke out beneath the roof of the 900-year-old cathedral. While the world witnessed this historical landmarks physical destruction, musicians around the world reflected on its significance in the history of western music. Although some of the structure was destroyed, the musical history surrounding the cathedral is very much alive and can be re-created (even on the other side of the world) with our historic instruments and playing styles.

Join us on Sunday the 21 of July as we share the unseen history of Notre Dame!

Un hommage à Notre-Dame de Paris
Sunday 21 of July 2.30pm
Highfield Rd Uniting Church, 72 Highfield Rd Canterbury

Recorders - Alexandra Bailliet-Joly
Rebec - Michaela Murphy
Vielle - Evlambia Vafiadis
Organ, harp & psaltery - Dylan Quinlan-Baskett (and every other instrument)
Lute - Casey Fitzpatrick
Percussion - Alex Meagher.
with special welcome to our singers:
Lauren Burns​​ & Neera Kadkol


January 2018

Orpheus Music Recorder Course 2018, Armidale NSW, Course Assistant/Tutor.

Tutors include: Petri Arvo (FIN), Kamala Bain (NZ), Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (AUS), Alana Blackburn (AUS), María Martínez Ayerza (SP), Daniel Murphy (AUS), Ruth Wilkinson (AUS).

Ballarat Organ Festival The Missa Salisburgensis of Heinrich Biber, Australian Premiere of this giant of Baroque Sacred Music. Director Gary Ekkel brings together the leading Australian performers of baroque music, instrument and voice. 

BALLARAT:  Sunday 21 January, 8pm

St Patrick’s Cathedral - Ballarat.


Salut! Baroque ConcertPisendel & Friends 


SYDNEY: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm

CANBERRA: Friday 9 February 2018, 7.30pm

TRILLO presents a concert of Baroque Dance Music, with Baroque violin - Michaela Murphy, Recorder- Alexandra Bailliet-Joly, Lute- Alex Jolly, Viol da gamba - Evlambia Vafiadis, Harpsichord - Dylan Quinlan-Baskett and Percussion - Alex Meagher.  

MELBOURNE:  Saturday 17 February, 2pm

St Andrews, 87 Cecil St, Williamstown

BALLARAT/CRESWICK:  Sunday 18 February, 2pm

St John’s,103 Napier Street  Creswick 


Concert Review 


Songs of Darkness and Light: Music for Roxana Gundry (Lute), Alexandra Bailliet-Joly (Recorder) and Hester Wright (Soprano). 

SYDNEY: March 8 at 6:30 PM

125 Johnston St, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia 2038


Madonna: Exotic and Virtuosic Music from the Italian Baroque

Performers include Vivien Hamilton, Rosemary Hodgeson and Dolce l'Ombre Recorder consort  - Hannah Coleman, Ryan Williams, Ruth Wilkinson and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly.


MELBOURNE: 9 April at 1.10PM

Melba Hall, Royal Parade, VIC 3052

Dolce Ombre: A meditation on 16th century music & 
of music from the present for Recorder Quartet. 

DOLCE OMBRE is a recorder quartet made up of some of Australia's most well-known recorder players, including Hannah Coleman, Ruth Wilkinson, Ryan Williams and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly. 


Repertoire is chosen from the Medieval era to the sixteenth century, with the performance including timeless works by Heinrich Isaac, and Antonio Cabezon. The concert will then showcase music from the present that was inspired or composed with a reflection on the music of the Renaissance. This will include music by Arvo Part, and two new premieres of music by composers Alice HumphriesRyan Williams. 

Christ Church Brunswick
8 Glenlyon Rd, Brunswick, VIC 3056

Bach Akademie Australia: THE SACRED MUSIC OF J.S BACH


St Francis of Assisis Catholic Church

457-459 Oxford St, Paddington. 

Concert Review 1

Concert Review 2 

Bach Akademie Australia: Bach on Sunday

CANBERRA: Sunday April 29th at 11AM

Fitters Workshop, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston ACT 2604


Listen to ABC Classic FM broadcast


Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society (CREMS) Bundanoon Workshop. The theme for this workshop is "Love is a Many Splendoured Thing". The four tutors for the weekend will be  Barbara Jerjen, Robyn Mellor, Ruth Wilkinson and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly.

BUNDANOON: May  5-6 Bundanoon Public School, Church St, NSW 2578.



Sydney Recorder Society evening at St. Scholastica’s College, Avenue Road, Glebe at 7.30pm on the 9 of May.  Alexandra Bailliet-Joly will conduct/tutor the group through a selection of recorder ensemble pieces.  

Student Recorder Concert - An Afternoon of Music

Alexandra's Recorder students and the Debut Consort perform selected recorder work for family and friends. 

SYDNEY: 3pm @ The Kirribilli Centre

17 of June Kirribilli

TRILLO: Early Music Ensemble TRILLO presents music from the late 14th Century Spanish manuscript, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. The ensemble is made up of Melbourne Conservatorium students playing medieval instruments: recorders, rebec, vielle, lute, harp, psaltery, percussion and voice. 

MELBOURNE: 22 of June, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Williamstown

Nelson Place Williamstown

Melbourne: 24 of June, 2.30pm

 72 Highfield Rd Uniting Church Canterbury 


MELBOURNE: 30 June, 10am to 4pm at Spensley Street Primary School, Clifton Hill


The Recorder Co-op: A performance with special guests, showcasing a new generation of Australian recorder players. Featuring music of the Baroque, Renaissance and contemporary music for recorder quartet and octet. With recorder favourites by Bach & Telemann and Australian contemporary pieces by Stephen Leek, Ryan Williams and a new composition written by Catherine Sullivan.

Melbourne: Sunday 1of July at 3pm

Church of Nations,

180 Palmerston St, Carlton, VIC.

Early Music Workshop - CREMS

Tutors: Barbara Jerjen & Alexandra Baillet-Joly

BERMAGUI: 14 – 15 of July ​ 

Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds, Bermagui, NSW


Recorder and Early Music Society of West Australia Workshop. 

September 22 -24 St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Barker Rd Subiaco, Perth. 


Myrniong Recorder Weekend 4-7 Oct 2018 by the Victorian Recorder Guild
Tutors: Malcom Tattersall, Rodney Waterman & Alexandra Bailliet-Joly. 

A weekend of playing in Maitland

Sydney Recorder Society workshop  weekend in Maitland. Alexandra Bailiet-Joly will be the tutor, guiding players through a variety of recorder repertoire. A fun weekend of playing music with people who can't usually attend Sydney Society meetings due to location. 



Alicia Crossley and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly join the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra to perform John William's score of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

ADELAIDE: Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Corner Port Road & Adam Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007

10 November @ 7pm


Studio Student Concert: End of Year Celebration of Recorder & Music
2 of Dec at 2-4pm
Unit 27, 37 Nicholson Street
Balmain East NSW 2041

January 2017

Orpheus Music Recorder Course 2017, Armidale NSW, Course Assistant


Sunday 26 Feb, 2pm: Trillo: Baroque and Organ, St John’s, Creswick, VIC.


Sunday, April 30, 6pm: DOLCE OMBRE with special guest Erik Bosgraaf, Church of Nations,

180 Palmerston St, Carlton, VIC.  


Victorian Recorder Guild: 8 July workshop with Ruth Wilkinson, Ryan Williams, Hannah Coleman and Alexandra Bailliet-Joly. 



TRILLO, Music for Baroque Trio: Highfeild Road Uniting Church Canterbury, Melbourne VIC on Sunday 27 Aug @ 2pm. 


On the 23 September - Bundanoon Weekend Workshop, NSW

The Sydney Society of Recorder Players will be hosting this workshop. Zana Clarke, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly and Joanne Arnott will be the tutors. 


Myrniong Recorder Weekend 5-8 Oct 2017 by the Victorian Recorder Guild
Lake Dewar Lodge, Myrniong, VIC

The residential Myrniong Recorder Weekend 2017 is a three-day festival of music-making, providing an excellent opportunity to make music together over an more extended time. Tutors include Ruth Wilkinson, Hans Dieter Michartz, Ryan Williams Alexandra Bailliet-Joly, Liz Zetzman and Roger Palmer.

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