Balmain Baroque

harpsichord-II
We are a 5 piece (and sometimes 6 piece) baroque band, based in Balmain (where else), Sydney Australia.

We do about 3 shows a year.

The band was formed in 1995 by Amanda Muir and Tony Eyers. Our current lineup is:

  • Amanda Muir: Soprano, baroque flute
  • Tony Eyers: recorder
  • Lidia Bara: violin
  • Lucy-Rose Steggles: cello
  • Donn Mendoza: harpsichord

And… joining us for our June/July 2017 concerts, the wonderful Dina Ahmad from London on recorder.

We have our own harpsichord, essentially the 6th member of the band. We play at baroque pitch, a semitone lower than modern pitch. The music just sounds better at the lower pitch. Plus it is easier on our singers…

We sound like this: