Australian Embassy
Vietnam

MR090511 Tetrafide Percussion

Australian TETRAFIDE percussion group to
energise Hanoi audiences


The Australian Embassy in partnership with Musica Viva Australia is pleased to announce the debut tour of Australia’s hottest young percussion group TETRAFIDE, performing in Hanoi from 29 May to 31 May, including a gala performance at the Hanoi Opera House.

The four-member group has more than twelve years experience entertaining thousands of people of all ages all over Australia and the world, from festivals and workshops, to schools to public concerts.

TETRAFIDE is renowned for combining traditional music, high-impact dance and percussion, and electrifying electronic beats to create an eclectic and thrilling production. Their live performances are original, extraordinarily energised, and excitingly choreographed and costumed.

TETRAFIDE’s Hanoi tour will feature a gala performance, “In Rhythm with Nature”, at the Hanoi Opera House on Saturday 30 May to celebrate World Environment Day (5 June). Opera House guests will have the chance to sneak preview a special photography exhibition of Vietnamese nature, sponsored by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Tickets (100,000VND-150,000VND) are available for purchase at the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street. Free delivery of tickets can be arranged via www.hanoioperahouse.org.vn, or telephone numbers: 3933 0113 (extension 224), 09135 26784, 09135 91859 or email: phongvenhahatlon@yahoo.com

TETRAFIDE’s Hanoi tour will also feature performances at the Vietnam National University, the Museum of Ethnology and the Vietnam National Academy of Music.

Background information

TETRAFIDE are one of Australia’s leading cultural exports with performances at World Expo (Nagoya, Japan), Rhythmsticks Festival (London), Cork Midsummer Festival (Ireland), Harrogate International Arts Festival (UK), National Folk Festival (Canberra) and the Perth International Arts Festival. They have also toured the UK and Ireland (twice), the Philippines and Singapore, as well as extensive touring to every state and territory in Australia.

Tetrafide has released two successful albums (Tetrafide Percussion and Tetralive) and a DVD of their live theatre production ‘Stick It’.

Neville Talbot (Founder and Manager)

Neville is a highly-respected and in-demand Percussionist, Conductor, Singer and Music Educator. Neville has been Principal Percussionist and Timpanist with the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) and Camerata and with the WA Youth Orchestra. He has participated in the elite National Academy of Music, recorded and broadcast with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has won several chamber music competitions. Neville has recorded scores for film, and performed on the AYO’s prize-winning ‘Concerto’ CD.

Louise Conroy

Louise Conroy is a versatile and experienced young Percussionist, Composer and Producer who holds qualifications from the University of Western Australia, where she won the university’s most prestigious music award, the Vose Prize Concerto competition in 2003. Louise has worked and studied with artists from all over the globe including Christine Anu, Fritz Hauser, Ross Edwards, Graham Murphy, David Pye, Taikoz, Steven Schick, Alan Abel, David Wenham and Zoltan Racz (Amadinda Quartet). She lectures at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and teaches at the University of Western Australia. Louise has been a member of Tetrafide since 2004

Joshua Hogan

Josh Hogan is a Percussionist, Composer and Producer based in Western Australia, whose performances are renowned for their deep sense of style, energy, musicianship and commitment. Josh is the founder the Perth Percussion group, Taal Naan. He regularly composes new pieces for the numerous ensembles he plays with, including the Indian-Jazz fusion group Mukti, the Tango Groups Syzygy and Barrio 59, and for the established new music groups Tetrafide and Pi Ensemble. He was a featured soloist with the 2005 Brisbane Biennial festival of Music Production Credo, a position that led to a 12 month residential scholarship at Fabrica in Italy.

Marcus Perrozzi

Marcus is a trained Dancer, Percussionist and Music Educator. He is a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2004 where he won the Winstanley Prize for most outstanding student. Marcus has performed with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Youth Orchestra, Michael Askill, Steve Schick, Andrea Bocelli, Grace Knight, Tokyo Inter Arts, Taiko no Wa and Danza Viva Spanish Dance Company. Marcus is regarded as Perth’s leading Flamenco percussionist, playing Cajon & Percussion in shows. Marcus is also a trained theatrical dancer and has performed and taught across many disciplines.