Bach Unwrapped Concert Saturday 23 March 6pm


  • Guest Artist – Courtney Cleary Violin (Southern Cross Soloists, UQ Lecturer, Juilliard School) 
  • Artistic Director – Louise King (Cello Dreaming, Muses Trio, Long Listen Festival) 
  • Support Acts – Nathan Debbins (age 14) and Charlotte Farrell (age 15) (Cello Dreaming Scholarship recipients 2024 & 2023) 


  1. Suite 2 in D minor ‘Prelude’ – Nathan Debbins SUPPORT ACT (4’)
  2. Suite 1 in G major ‘Prelude’ – Charlotte Farrell SUPPORT ACT (4’)
  3. G minor solo violin Partita BWV1001 – Courteney Cleary Violin  (20’) 


  1. C major solo suite BWV 1009 – Louise King Cello (20’)
  2. Violin & Cello Duet – No1 in C major BWC 772 Two Part Inventions (2’)
  3. Bach Community Cello Ensemble – selected works (10’)

Esteemed cellist, festival director and concert producer, Louise King invites music lovers to Bach Unwrapped at Eudlo Hall, Hinterland Sunshine Coast, Gubbi Gubbi country on Saturday 23 March at 6pm. 

Bach Unwrapped is produced by Cello Dreaming and presents a workshop, masterclass and a concert which deliver the virtuosity and quality of artists on world recital stages like Carnegie Hall, New York or Wigmore Hall, London, but in the intimacy and accessibility of a regional small hall.  

Join Louise for her annual concert devoted to Bach’s musical legacy. 2024 marks his 339th birthday year.  The concert features Brisbane-based guest artist, Courtenay Cleary on violin, and Louise King on cello, with emerging artists as support acts; Charlotte Farrell (Buderim, age 15) and Nathan Debbins (Maleny, age 14). 

The program features solo works by J.S.Bach; the violin sonata in G minor BWV1001 and the cello suite in C major BWV1009.  J.S.Bach lived between 1685-1750 and left the world over 1,000 pieces of music. He is known as the “grandfather of music”, the ‘Shakespeare’ of composers, and his music has had a profound influence on the trajectory of music over the last three hundred years. 

Both artists are internationally trained and in demand as masterclass presenters, Teaching Artists, clinicians, and recording artists, invited to perform at Australia’s finest music festivals and concert series. 

Concert, workshop and masterclass tickets are $10-$45+bf.  Early Bird offer ends on 4th March.  Light supper refreshments and bar available

About Our Solo Artists

Courtenay Cleary is fast becoming one of Australia’s brightest young soloists, who burst onto the world stage with her solo performance at Westminster Abbey for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which was broadcast live on BBC television. 

She has appeared as a soloist at other prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, Colston Hall, The Regent Hall and The Lincoln Centre, New York. 

Courtenay graduated with a Masters of Music from The Juilliard School, New York. She has a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Academy of Music, London. She is violin lecturer at the UQ School of Music and performs as a concerto soloist and is principal artist with Southern Cross Soloists. 

In London Courtenay performed as a soloist at the Wigmore Hall, St James’ Piccadilly and the Regent Hall. She gave the Australian premiere of David Lang’s Mystery Sonatas, and two sold out solo recitals in the Concert Hall, QPAC.

Louise King exudes a vigorous artistry that surely appeals to a younger generation of music lovers” – The Australian

Louise King is an exciting example of an independent contemporary classical musician. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer.  Louise has won prestigious scholarships, solo prizes and several international chamber music competitions and now performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series.  

As Artistic Director of Cello Dreaming she runs a busy private teaching studio, produces and presents community and professional concerts, workshops, collaborative performance projects, mentors emerging young musicians, and coaches for the Australian and Queensland Youth Orchestras.

Louise King moved to Australia in 2003 after working extensively throughout the UK, Europe and Asia with the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and as a cello, chamber music tutor and conductor of the Royal Northern College of Music Junior Department, Manchester.  

A multi-award and competition-winning graduate of the Royal Colleges of Music in London and Manchester, Louise underwent international masterclass and postgraduate study with Christopher Bunting, William Pleeth at Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies, Anner Bylsma, Karine Georgian, Ralph Kirschbaum and Steven Isserlis at International Musician’s Seminar, Prussia Cove sponsored by the Musician’s Benelovant Fund and chamber music coaching with the Amadeus, Chillingirian, Fitzwilliam, Lindsey and Kronos Quartets.

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