Spotlight

Collaborating for over seven years, chamber music duo Josie Riches and David Wood perform repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century composed and arranged for violin and guitar. From Tasmania, Australia, Josie and David's audiences have commented about their music… "I was enraptured during your recital", "it just sent tingles down our spines", "[the recital] was elegant and perfect for the event.", and "We could have been in an Austrian concert hall and their playing was so enchanting…".

Whether it's a recital, house concert, community concert or other event, please feel free to get in touch.

Events

13-15 Jan 2023 Cygnet Folk Festival. Cygnet, Tasmania.
2.30pm Saturday at St Marks Church; and
11.30am Sunday at St Mark's Hall.
Tickets

Sunday, 27 Nov 2022, 12:00 PM An outdoor concert, on a verandah at the Verandah Music Festival! In historic Evandale, Tasmania. Book Tickets
Saturday, 26 Nov 2022 Private house concert at Somerset, Tasmania
Saturday, 12 Nov 2022 Stanley & Tarkine Forage Festival, Taste the Region Dinner @ Highfield Information
Friday, 7 Oct 2022, 6:00 PM 44th TASART Exhibition Opening, at Burnie Coastal Art Gallery
Sunday, 2 Oct 2022 Private house concert at Forth, Tasmania
Sunday, 25 Sep 2022, 2:00 PM Performing at That's Classic! Part of the 2022 CHArts Festival, Smithton, Tasmania. Programme
Saturday, 23 Jul 2022, 5:30 PM Burnie Coastal Art Group, 70th Anniversary Celebration.
Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022, 10:20 AM Burnie City Council - Australia Day Celebrations; at the Burnie Town Hall. Information
Saturday, 15 Jan 2022, 12:00 PM *UPDATE* Cygnet Folk Festival cancelled.
Cygnet Folk Festival: St Marks Church, Cygnet
Information

Saturday, 4 Dec 2021, 4:30 PM Recital at the intimate The Don theatre, Wynyard. Information and tickets at trybooking.com Book Tickets
Thursday, 25 Nov 2021, 7:30 PM 2022 Live Performance Season Launch at the Burnie Arts Centre Book Tickets
Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021, 7:30 PM Cradle Coast Orchestra Concert, cameo appearance. Information
Sunday, 7 Nov 2021, 3:00 PM Recital at historic Oatlands Supreme Court House. Information and tickets at trybooking.com Book Tickets
Saturday, 2 Oct 2021, 8:00 PM Gala Milonga of Hobart Encuentro (Tasmanian Club de Tango weekend), at Hobart Town Hall. Information
Saturday, 2 Oct 2021, 2:00 PM Recital at historic Steppes Hall in the Tasmanian Highlands. Information and tickets at trybooking.com Book Tickets
Sunday, 26 Sep 2021, 3:00 PM Cradle Coast Orchestra Concert, cameo performance. Oldaker Christian Church, 36 Oldaker St, Devonport.
Sunday, 19 Sep 2021, 2:00 PM Performing at That's Classic! Part of the 2021 CHArts Festival, Smithton, Tasmania. Information
Sunday, 27 June 2021, 2:00 PM Recital at Gunns Plains Hall, Gunns Plains, Tasmania. Tickets available online at trybooking.com Book Tickets
Sunday, 23 May 2021, 2:00 PM Recital at Mechanics' Institute Hall, Scottsdale. Tickets available online at trybooking.com Book Tickets
Saturday, 15 May 2021 Private house concert, Smithton
Sunday, 2 May 2021, 11:45 AM Recital prelude to TSO live capture event on the big screen (Mahler's 4th Symphony), Leven Theatre Ulverstone, for Art Screen Events Book Tickets
Saturday, 17 Apr 2021 Private wedding, Tasmanian Arboretum
Saturday, 10 Apr 2021, 2:00 PM Cameo performance with the Choir of High Hopes, Launceston Information
Friday, 9 Apr 2021, 7:30 PM Recital prelude to TSO livestream concert, Leven Theatre Ulverstone, for Art Screen Events Book Tickets
Saturday, 27 Mar 2021, 3:30 PM Afternoon recital, Umina Park Aged Care, Burnie

Sunday, 6 Dec 2020, 3:00 PM Recital at Burnie Coastal Art Group Gallery Book Tickets
Saturday, 21 Nov 2020, 11:00 AM Peonies in the Paddock Book Tickets
Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 Private garden party, Riverside
Saturday, 12 Sep 2020, 5:30 PM Sounds Around Town, Circular Head Book Tickets
Saturday, 5 Sep 2020 Private house concert, Burnie
Sunday, 30 Aug 2020 Private house concert, Ulverstone
Saturday, 22 Aug 2020 Private house concert, Burnie
Saturday, 15 Aug 2020 Private house concert, Ulverstone

Sunday, 12 May 2019, 3:00 PM Mothers' Day Concert, Burnie Lifehouse Church By Donation
Saturday, 30 Mar 2019, 3:00 PM Recital at The Angel's Share, Stanley All Welcome

Josie Riches ~ Violin

Josie teaches violin privately and with Stringalong, a program bringing string tuition into primary and high schools in Burnie, Tasmania. She is also a member of the Cradle Coast Orchestra and other local ensembles. Josie graduated in contemporary arts from the University of Tasmania with first-class honours and the University Medal. She is also a well-known maker of artistic-yet-functional rope baskets, made of recycled fishing rope found washed up onto Tasmania's West Coast beaches.

David Wood ~ Guitar

David has played classical guitar since he was twelve and also teaches, with a student being awarded best AMEB guitar exam performance in Tasmania for 2016. The guitar has been a lifelong source of pleasure, and for David the combination of bowed and plucked strings is simply sublime. When not playing and studying the guitar, listening to or arranging music, or working out funky disco riffs on his J-bass, David pursues his day job as a telecommunications and automation engineer.

YouTube

"Psicosis",
by Astor Piazzolla

"Piazza Vittorio" (Choro Maxixe),
by Celso Machado

Tanzologia, Part 1 - "Contempotango",
by Atanas Ourkouzounov

Tanzologia, Part 2 - "Valse-Slave",
by Atanas Ourkouzounov

Tanzologia, Part 3 - "Bulgarian Rock",
by Atanas Ourkouzounov