Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750).
Performed by Ruben Palma, Cello and Heath Henn, Harpsichord.
Featuring Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in G major, BWV 1027; Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009; Contrapunctus XIV, the Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 and Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029.
About the artists
Ruben Palma began to play the cello aged 6, and studied with Lindy Reksten, Julian Smiles, Howard Penny, and Nicolas Altstaedt, as well as having masterclasses with Li-Wei Qin, Johannes Moser, David Geringas, Gary Hoffman, Steven Isserlis, Pieter Wispelwey, Jian Wang, Maria Kliegel, and Uzi Wiesel. Ruben is a graduate of both the Victorian College of the Arts (where he holds a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours) and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (Master of Music Violoncello Solo), and also attended the Canberra School of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music.
Ruben was a finalist and prizewinner in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards; the 2015 Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist; and partook in the 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program.
As a soloist, Ruben has performed cello concerti by Haydn, Elgar, and Schumann, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. Ruben’s international career has included performances in Germany, the U.S.A., Scotland, England, China, and El Salvador.
Heath Henn is a harpsichordist and pianist based in Sydney, Australia.
His keyboard teachers to date include Zsuzsanna Giczy, Alexey Koltatov and Neal Peres Da Costa. Heath was the winner of the 2016 Sydney Conservatorium of Music HIP Concerto Competition.
As a soloist, Heath has an eclectic repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Heath is currently completing a Doctoral of Musical Arts on the ornamentation techniques of late sixteenth-century Venetian keyboard works at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.