CellOZ Artists

CellOZ to delight Melbourne with new arrangement of classics

Saturday 14 September

Four of Australia’s most intrepid cellists, join forces as CellOZ, to perform reimagined versions of old favourites at the intimate Kew Court House on Saturday 14 September.

Renowned musicians Josephine Vains, Molly Kadarauch, Rohan de Korte and Kalina Krusteva (pictured left to right) formed CellOZ in 2018 with the shared aim of destroying the stigma around ‘serious’ classical music by bringing some fun to the stage.  

The distinctive music of CellOZ demonstrates why the cello is one of the most treasured instruments worldwide. This spectacular show will feature new arrangements of popular works including Queen’s classic Bohemian Rhapsody, Gershwin’s The Man I Love and a selection of Bach’s iconic cello suites. From classical music to jazz, Broadway and rock and roll, audiences can expect a delightfully eclectic concert experience.

Josephine Vains is a versatile cellist and chamber musician who has performed globally with a number of award-winning chamber ensembles and orchestras. She has worked with many artists on diverse projects including string quartets, opera, baroque ensembles, contemporary/electronic music and Argentine tango music. A passionate educator, Josephine is currently training the next generation of musicians at schools and universities across Victoria.

Molly Kadarauch is one of Australia’s most distinguished and multifaceted cellists who has peformed globally as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. A founding member of Sutherland Trio, Molly performs regularly at the Melbourne Recital Centre and for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS radio. Molly is also a teacher, mentor and director who enjoys working with students Victoria-wide.

Rohan de Korte is a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cello section and has been playing cello since the age of five. Now the Associate Principle Cello of Orchestra Victoria, Rohan also composes, and his debut piece, The Haunted House, is extremely popular with younger audiences.

Kalina Krusteva is a cellist currently working with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Having graduated from the Bulgarian National School of Music, Kalina has established herself in Australia’s musical community.

The historic Kew Court House will come alive when CellOZ takes to the stage for a night of cello classics. Once a police station and court house, Kew Court House is a charming heritage building that has been redeveloped into a thriving contemporary cultural centre. The venue now provides a unique, intimate performance space with extraordinary ambience, where some of Australia’s most exciting artists perform.

CellOZ
Saturday 14 September, 8pm – 9:40pm
Kew Court House
188 High St, Kew
Tickets $32 / Concession $27
https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/celloz