Glebe Music Festival
In conjunction with The Glebe Society Inc
Friday 8 December 1998 at 2000hrs
Erin Helyard (Harpsichord)
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725): Toccata per cembalo (No. 9)
Karl Philip Emmanuel Bach: Sonate in C (1749)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in D (c.1710) BWV 912
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739): Sonate III per
Stephen Yates (PREMIERE): Fantasia on Four Notes for Harpsichord Solo (1997)
Joseph Haydn: Sonate in F (1773) Hob. XVI: 23
Alessandro Scarlatti: 29 Variations on 'La Follia' (1723)
Erin Helyard received a TER of 99.95 in the 1995 Higher School Certificate, gaining the position of first in the State for his harpsichord performance in 3 Unit Music. Having previously studied at the Sydney Conservatorium's School of Extension Studies under Paul Dyer, David Kinsella and Ray Harvey, Erin was awarded the inaugural Lenore Buckle Scholarship for Music in 1996 enabling him to undertake tertiary studies at the Conservatorium. Erin's present teacher is Paul Dyer, Artistic Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Erin has performed as a soloist in Encore!, the Conservatorium's 1996 Espana series, the 1997/1998 Vivaldi series at the Botanic Gardens, Musica Viva's Sounds Baroque ensemble, and has appeared with some of Australia's leading singers including Jane Edwards, Andrew Dalton and Nadia Piave. Erin performed in the 1998 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival and toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as Principal Coninuo.
In 1997 Erin undertook technical and historical studies on harpsichord and fortepiano with Colin Tilney at the Dartington International Summer School. He subsequently studied with Bob van Asperen, Andreas Staier, Penny Crawford and Lisa Goode-Crawford. Erin was actively involved in the 1998 Bachfest held at Sydney University as both conductor and soloist. He recently premiered two harpsichord concertos by CPE Bach together with the collation of a new edition of these unpublished works. He has recorded a CD with Sydney mezzo-soprano Leonie Butler and has appeared with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as well as with Salut! in their concert series at St James' Church. Erin will continue his studies in Europe in 1999.