April 2022


At 86, Sydney luthier Harry Vatiliotis is building his last violin.
by Harriet Cunningham

The abandoned water tank in outback NSW that has become a musical oasis.
by Jeremy Eccles

Adapting works for alternate forces has a long history and a vital present.
by Hugh Robertson

Is there a direct link between walking and creativity?
by Roland Peelman


Leah Purcell
by Jo Litson

On The Record
by Clive Paget

Cutting Edge
by Kate Neal
New Music

Agatha’s Cantata
by Hugh Robertson
Vocal & Choral

Christopher Gordon
by Hugh Robertson

by Lynden Barber

In the Limelight

A round-up of our recent news reports

Comings & Goings
The latest arts appointments and departures

On Stage
The buzz around live performance

On Air & Online
This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming


In support of Ukraine
Rather than sanction Russian music, why don’t we focus on Ukrainian music – and learn more about it.
Guy Noble’s Soapbox

The basset clarinet
Leading period clarinettist Craig Hill is a “constant tinkerer”, as he attempts to get one step closer to the perfect basset clarinet.
Playing up

Language matters
Enough of the clichés and hyperbole in concert advertising, says Shamistha de Soysa.
Playing Up

Lindy Hume
The Creative Director of the Four Winds Festival tells us about her second and final program.
5 Questions

Peter Evans
Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director tells us how he became involved with theatre after studying flute, and why the musicality of the writing drew him to Shakespeare.
My Music

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The May 2022 issue of Limelight will be available online from 22 April, in stores 3 May.

This month’s cover image features architect Glenn Murcutt at the water tank in Cobar in outback NSW, which composer and violinist Georges Lentz has transformed into a sound chapel. Photo © Georges Lentz, April 2018