Van Diemen’s Band comes from an island state. And perhaps it’s the absence of land borders that empowers its musicians to view the world in a distinctive light.

This Tasmanian Baroque ensemble invites you to explore the historic borderlands of Europe. For centuries generations of musicians wrote dances and masses, symphonies and quartets, as their homelands changed ownership under their feet. Or their nations remained steadfast, allowing the most magical cultural overlaps at the border fringes.

Through composers such as Samuel Scheidt and Dietrich Becker, you will hear the trials of battle – loss, regret, resentment – and, at long last, healing. Listen to composers who were touched by the Thirty Years’ War within the Holy Roman Empire, their countries crumbling around them.

María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (Iceland) and Donald Nicolson (Australia) are living composers who will bring you closer to our time. Just as Van Diemen’s Band invites instrumental guests from across Australia’s state borders, these composers remind us how we’re still united through music – no matter what borders lie between us.

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Van Diemen's Band will be livestreamed on Monday 9 May at 7pm AEST.

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Live stream tickets

Individual tickets for the live streamed concert are now available. Purchase your ticket online here.

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JULIA FREDERSDORFF Artistic Director & violin
SIMONE SLATTERY Violin & recorder
ANTON BABA Bass Viol & cello
DONALD NICOLSON Harpsichord & organ


BECKER Sonata No. 5 in F Major (1674)
SCHEIDT Galliard Battaglia (1621)
ANON Sonata Jucunda
BIBER Ciacona from Mensa Sonora (1680)
ROSENMÜLLER Sonata No. 9 in D Major (1682)
NICOLSON New work (2022)
ALBINONI Sonata No. 5 in C Major (1700)
SIGFÚSDÓTTIR Clockworking (2013)
MUFFAT Sonata in D Major (1677)

Brisbane: This concert is a Steven Kinston Tribute Concert.

Ensemble Patrons: 

Ian Dickson & Reg Holloway 

"Moving from lament to humour and virtuosity with unanimity, creating a kaleidoscope of emotions that tugged the heartstrings."
— Limelight

Performance Details

Dates & Times

Perth   26 April 7:30pm
Adelaide   28 April 7:30pm
Sydney   30 April 2pm
Melbourne   3 May 7pm
Brisbane   5 May 7pm
Sydney   9 May 7pm
Newcastle   10 May 7:30pm
Canberra   12 May 7pm
Melbourne   14 May 7pm


Multiple Venues

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Venue Information

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