Sunday Concert Program 2019

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The High Court of Australia is situated in the parliamentary zone in Parkes Place on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.  The Court welcomes visitors to the building and has designed a program of free Sunday concerts for your enjoyment.

Registration is required for each concert. A link to registration is available on the Court’s website along with the year’s program at

If you wish to receive an email providing the direct link to registration, and updates on concerts please email your interest to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

The Court would like to thank the ANU School of Music for their generous loan of the concert grand piano and Peter Hislop for providing professional photographs for the Court’s records.


Sunday 3 February 1:30pm
The Gypsy Jazz Project
  1930’s Parisian Hot Club Jazz
The Gypsy Jazz Project (GJP) is a Canberra-based quartet playing 1930s Parisian "hot club" jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Featuring Bruce Rose and Sverre Molland on guitars, Anthony Irving on double bass and Steve Rouch on clarinet and vocals, the Gypsy Jazz Project plays hot string swing jazz that will bring a smile to your dial and get your hands clapping and your feet tapping. The band plays regularly at jazz venues in Canberra and neighbouring regions, as well as festivals, private functions, weddings, vineyards and cocktail parties.

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Duration 75 minutes.

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 The Gypsy Jazz Project

Photograph courtesy of Kerry Baylor

Sunday 10 February 1:30pm Benignetti Piano Duo
  Fantasy and Imagination

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are two compelling, talented young musicians that come from strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians.  For this concert they have created a landscape of wonder and fantasy with excerpts from Shubert’s Fantasia D940 in f minor, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ferruccio Busoni’s Melodie Finlandesi op 27.

The recital is completed by two beautiful “Melodie” composed by the Italian virtuoso Ferruccio Busoni inspired by traditional Finnish Songs and four pieces by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, that with intimacy and lightness are a real treat of the composer’s production.
Eleonora  Spina  and  Michele  Benignetti's  partnership  as a piano  duo  began  in  2013  and immediately  received positive acclaim.  In June 2014 they received  the prestigious Diplôme Supérieur  d’Exécution  at the  Ecole Normale  de  Musique  Alfred  Cortot  in  Paris.  Their latest album Lifetime was released in January 2017 by the Sheva Collections label. For this recording the duo received the Gold Medal as Best Album and Best Emerging Artists at the 2017 Global Music Awards in California, one of the biggest prizes in discography. Michele and Eleonora are currently studying under the guidance of professors Sivan Silver, Gil Garburg and Igor Roma. The piano duo Spina - Benignetti is an Official Yamaha Artists.

Sponsored by the Sydney Italian Institute of Culture, Italian Embassy of Canberra and the Italian Embassy of Wellington.

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Duration 110 minutes. 

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Benignetti Piano Duo

Photograph courtesy of Spina & Benignetti