Riches & Wood
Music for violin and classical guitar, from Beethoven to Bartók and Bulgaria to Brazil.
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.
|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
|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|
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 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.
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