Flautist Bridget Bolliger, and her husband Anthony Heinrichs welcomed a son named Luca Raphael on January 31. Luca Heinrichs joins big brother Benjamin, aged 11.
Bridget studied music at the Sydney Conservatorium High School, then continued her studies at the Basel Music Academy in Switzerland. While still a student, she won several awards for music, and two prestigious scholarships. She lived and worked abroad from 1987-2003, and has been Principal Flute with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, and guest principal with the European Community Youth Chamber Orchestra. She has also been appointed Principal Flute with the St Gallen Symphony Orchestra and the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, and played Principal Flute with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, The Zurich Opera Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Queensland Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist and been recorded for radio and television throughout Europe, Brazil, and Australia. Bridget currently teaches at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and freelances with Australian orchestras. She is a founding member of the New Sydney Wind Quintet, and the flute and guitar duo, Flutarre. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Sydney Chamber Music Festival, and last year was appointed Music Director of the Manly Music Club.
Anthony has been playing trumpet since he was ten, and at the age of 14 became a member of the West Australian Youth Orchestra. He studied at the West Australian Conservatorium of Music, and then later in Canberra, Japan, and Germany. He worked regularly with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and has been Principal Trumpet with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Camerata Australia, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Music Festival, and has performed with the Frankfurt and Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestras. He has been Principal Cornet with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He has taught in Sydney and Newcastle, and has been with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1995.
Another city, another state:
Cellist Tim Nankervis, and his wife Jacqui, welcomed a daughter named Mietta Susan on February 2.
Tim has been a cellist with Melbourne’s Seraphim Trio since 1994. They won a prize at the 2001 Australian National Chamber Music Competition, and since then have performed internationally and around Australia. The trio is regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM.
Name tips from classical musicians: Stylish and Italian, with fashionable middle names.
Blue Juniper said:
Ooh, I love Raphael – tough but gentle name 🙂