Zephyr has received tuition from the Takács Quartet, the Australian String Quartet and at the National Academy of Music, performed at festivals including the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Barossa Music Festival and the Glenelg Jazz Festival and has presented concert series in 2004 and 2005 to great critical acclaim.
Zephyr has a continuing commitment to the development and promotion of contemporary classical music and often commissions and performs works by living composers. Zephyr is also committed to presenting concerts in an education context and often performs for primary and secondary school students as a part of the Musica Viva in Schools program.
- Belinda Gehlert – violin
- Emily Tulloch – violin
- Jason Thomas - viola
- Hilary Kleinig – cello
Hilary plays cello, baroque cello and viola da gamba and has studied in Australia at the Elder Conservatorium with Niall Brown and Janis Laurs and in the UK with Anna Shuttleworth and Alison Crumb. She is a multi-skilled musician whose work includes performance, composition and arranging, education and arts management. Hilary has worked in live and recorded performance as a freelance musician and in orchestras for opera, ballet and musicals. As a baroque specialist she regularly plays with chamber ensembles such as Syntony, Adelaide Baroque, Adelaide Chamber Singers and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Hilary composes and arranges music for film, dance, theatre and ensembles. She is also a dedicated teacher of cello and conductor of ensembles. Hillary is happily married with two children and is living in Adelaide.
- "The Quartet". www.zephyrquartet.com.
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