Bach Akademie Australia

Bach Akademie Australia is dedicated to performing the works of J.S. Bach. Established in late 2016 by Australian violinist Madeleine Easton, the ensemble’s focus on mastery of performance, authenticity and originality of interpretation brings the music of J.S. Bach to life in Australia. The orchestra made its debut recording for ABC Classic FM of Bach’s Cantata BWV 4 ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ and Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, both of which have been broadcast nationwide. 2019 saw the formation of the Bach Akademie Australia Choir which performed with the orchestra in their debut performance of Bach’s ‘Ascension Oratorio’ in March of that year.


Violin, Flute, Cello/Gamba, Harpsichord

This was an evening of inspiration and revelation. Madeleine Easton’s delicate but firm and scholarly leadership brought to the stage a superlative performance of matchless repertoire.

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Madeleine Easton


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The Australian violinist Madeleine Easton is internationally recognised for her versatility and expertise on stage. Throughout her career, a desire to combine period and modern playing has led to unique opportunities to work with a variety of ensembles worldwide. She performs internationally, appearing as soloist, concertmaster and director of some of the world’s most respected ensembles and orchestras.

Mikaela Oberg


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Born into a musical family in Sydney, Mikaela began her studies on the recorder and flute at an early age. She completed a double degree in performance and music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2007 where she also began her studies on the Baroque flute with Melissa Farrow.

Neal Peres Da Costa


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Neal Peres Da Costa (born 1964) is an Australian harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist. He specialises in performance on historical keyboard instruments of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, for which he has gained international renown. He is a Professor and the Chair of the Early Music Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney. Neal Peres Da Costa was born in Bahrain, then part of the Trucial States, to parents from Goa, India. His family moved to Australia when he was five years old.

Daniel Yeadon


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Daniel Yeadon is a British-born Australian cellist and viola da gambist. Together with his partner Neal Peres Da Costa and artistic director Richard Tognetti he won the 2008 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album for the album Bach: Sonatas for Violin & Keyboard. Yeadon is a member of Florilegium and has released albums performing with Da Costa, Genevieve Lacey, Pieter Wispelwey and Richard Egarr, amongst others.

John Ma


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John Ma is a Violinist/Violist and Viola d’amore player specialising in Early Music. He has performed in various roles with enembles around the world including Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (NL), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (UK), Academia Montis Regalis (IT), and in Australia with Pinchgut Opera, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Australian Haydn Ensemble.

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