The German Masters Of Fate


Sunday 22nd September, 2019, 2:30pm, at the Performing Arts Centre, Central Coast Grammar School

Schumann – Julius Caesar Overture

Beethoven – Symphony no. 5

Brahms – Double Concerto, Soloists – Karina Moss-Hollands (Violin) and Caroline Otto (Cello)

Fate knocks. Et tu, Brute? Death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. You too, Ludwig? Enlightenment, liberation, resistance. A super instrument – violin and cello – restore austerity and discipline.

Karina and Caroline have taught and performed together for several years. They are finally realising their dream of performing Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello with Symphony Central Coast.

Karina Moss-Hollands (concertmaster) completed her Master’s Degree in violin performance and pedagogy at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Karina is Head of Strings at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music, and is concertmaster and artistic director of Concertante Ensemble which she co-founded in 1994. She is also concertmaster of Symphony Central Coast, Lyric Opera Orchestra and Central Coast Opera. Karina dose regular solos with Concertante Ensemble and guest soloists such as Erin Helyard, Neal Peres Da Costa and Bridget Bolliger.

Caroline Otto completed a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006, studying with Susan Blake. She then learnt with Professor Mezo Laszlo in Budapest before moving to the UK to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma in Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music.

During her studies, Caroline was involved in many youth orchestra programs such as Australian Youth Orchestra, SSO Sinfonia and she was principal cellist with The Netherlands Youth Orchestra.

Back in Australia she is associate principal cellist wtih the Metropolitan Orchestra and a founding member of the Sydney Cello Quartet. Although from Sydney, the Central Coast holds a special place in her heart, and she taught at the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music for 4 years and performs regularly with Concertante Ensemble.


2019 Upcoming Concerts


Sunday 1st December, 2019, 2:30pm at the Performing Arts Centre, Central Coast Grammar School

Bernstein – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Ravel – Piano Concerto in G, Soloist – Gareth Szakos

Special guest artists from Palm Tree Studios

Classical turns jazzical. Swinging syncopation, wailing brass, the blues. The Sharks against the Jets. A tang of colours, bustling, brilliant, exuberant.
Follies, Tonys and Broadway regards.