Music in the Morning
Saxaphonist Nick Russoniello
Guitarist Murilo Tanouye
Sunday 11 September 11am
Timo-Veikko 'Tipi' Valve
Nick Russoniello is a highly accomplished and sought after saxophonist and composer. Nick has been the recipient of a number of major awards including the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award and the Fine Music Kruger Scholarship.
He has appeared as a soloist with the Adelaide, Queensland, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras and as a guest artist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Nick is also a sought-after chamber musician. His chamber ensembles Continuum Sax, Duo Histoire and The Golden Age Project perform regularly across the country.
Nick’s original compositions for saxophone are regularly performed by saxophonist around the globe. They were recently featured at the World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb, the European Saxophone Festival, Porto and on a tour of the U.S.A by Duo Obax. In 2021, Nick has performed and presented his own compositions as part of Sydney Festival, City Recital Hall’s Lunchtime Series, a Musica Viva Australia Regional Tour and for the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra’s Voyages of Musical Discovery series.
Claude Debussy Clair De Lune
Astor Piazzolla Bordel 1900 from Histoire Du Tango
Elena Kats-Chernin Character Interludes
BONFA Black Orpheus
Astor Piazzolla Cafe 1940 from Histoire Du Tango
Nick Russoniello The New South
Astor Piazzolla Nightclub 1960 from Histoire Du Tango
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Born in Brazil, Murilo Tanouye began his musical career learning Bossa Nova and classical guitar from Renato Candro. At 16 years of age, Murilo received scholarships to study in the US and then later at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. In 2007, Murilo successfully completed his B.Mus. performance degree with First Class Honours and immediately began his post-graduate studies upon receiving an Australian Postgraduate Award.
Murilo’s wide range of musical interests has led him to pursue creative collaborations in a variety of ensembles and musical contexts. His fluency in both the electric and acoustic guitar is showcased in four albums with different groups and ensembles: ‘Black Pearl’ (2013) with Roger Vs The Man, a folk/progressive rock extravaganza with Zappa-esque arrangements; ‘Five Coffees‘ (2012), the energetic self-titled EP that mixes raw funk/hiphop with elements of neo-soul, motown and RnB, ‘Mountain Girl’ (2011) with indie-rock band Civilians and Histoire Du Tango (2010).
His performance career across Australia has been extensive and diverse, featuring recitals and concerts throughout Australia. Performing highlights include an opening show with Civilians for the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes’ Australian tour at FOX Studios, a collaboration with Japanese drumming ensemble and a tour of Korea and Hong Kong with the award-winning dance company Legs On The Wall.