We are excited to announce that our new recording of the three Mozart concertos for fortepiano and strings with Australian virtuoso fortepianist Erin Helyard has been released!! ‘Debut in Vienna” debuted in the RNZ Classical Chart at #3 in December 2018. Debut in Vienna is also now available via Spotify, iTunes and downloadable in a variety of formats through PrestoMusic (NZ), HighResAudio, ProStudioMasters (US & Canada) HDTracks and Amazon.
Erin Helyard has been acclaimed as an inspiring conductor, a virtuosic and expressive performer of the harpsichord and fortepiano, and a lucid scholar who is passionate about promoting discourse between musicology and performance. Erin graduated in harpsichord performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with first-class honours and the University Medal. He completed his Masters in fortepiano performance and a PhD in Musicology with Tom Beghin at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal. He was named the Westfield Concert Scholar (Cornell) on fortepiano for 2009-2010 and from 2003 to 2012 Erin was a central member of the award-winning Ensemble Caprice (Montreal).
As Artistic Director and co-founder of the celebrated Pinchgut Opera and the Orchestra of the Antipodes (Sydney) he has forged new standards of excellence in historically-informed performance in Australia and has recently been described as “Australia’s most engaging soloist” by Limelight magazine.
NZ Barok would like to thank Wayne Laird of Atoll Records, Kathy & Peter Boardman, Paul Downie and the music staff at Diocesan School for Girls. NZ Barok gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Stout Trust and to our NZ Barok supporters, whose generous donations helped make this recording possible.