Greg Dikmans (baroque flute) and Lucinda Moon (baroque violin) have been working together for over 25 years. In this time they have developed a fruitful collaboration built around an approach to historically informed performance that is characterised by careful scholarship combined with subtle, tasteful and, above all, unpretentious musicianship.
Greg and Lucinda have both undertaken postgraduate studies in Europe, studying with leading exponents of Early Music including Barthold Kuijken (flute) and Sigiswald Kuijken (violin). In recent years they have focused on the rich and varied genre of the 18th-century instrumental duet. In this time they have presented concerts exploring the theme of Dialogue: The Art of Elegant Conversation.
On returning to Australia, Greg founded the Elysium Ensemble in 1985 with the aim of bringing together musicians with an affinity for the music of the Baroque and Classical periods and an interest in historically informed performance. He continued his postgraduate research, completing a Masters thesis on the performance of 18th-century French flute music in 1991, and has been teaching at a number of tertiary institutions.
After completing her formal studies, Lucinda was appointed concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (1995–2008). She has performed and recorded with baroque orchestras and ensembles in Australia, Mexico, Japan, Europe, Canada and Scandinavia.
‘Classicism at its most perfectly formed, and most persuasively performed.’
The Advertiser (Adelaide)
‘Greg Dikmans and Lucinda Moon are ideally matched: their phrasing is energetic but warmly burnished, they click like fine joinery when playing in harmony, and present music as if from a single organising mind.’