Chamber music first for Noosa

Coastal Cadenzas is the brainchild of Noosa clarinettist Sacha Gibbs-McPhee who will be accompanied by violin virtuoso Warwick Adeney and pianist and harpsichordist Janet Brewer.

Jim Fagan

A new chamber music series of concerts, Coastal Cadenzas, will have its inaugural performance in Noosa early in February, presenting works by works by Brahms, Ravel, Piazzolla, Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.

Also included is a joyful and humorous work by French composer Darius Milhaud.

Coastal Cadenzas is the brainchild of Noosa clarinettist Sacha Gibbs-McPhee and he will be accompanied by Warwick Adeney, Australian violin virtuoso and former concertmaster of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as well as well-known Coast pianist and harpsichordist Janet Brewer.

Warwick studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, emerging as the Gold Medal graduate in 1984. He joined the Qld Theatre Orchestra was appointed concert master in 1989 then Qld Symphony Orchestra 2001.

He has performed under many esteemed conductors such as Neville Mariner, Georg Tintner and Johannes Fritzsch. An extremely musical performer, Warwick has become a known specialist in playing ballet solos.

Sacha graduated from the University of Queensland in 2016 with the top performance prize. He was accepted into the master’s program at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Here he studied with Christopher Richards (LSO), Timothy Lines, Andrew Marriner, and Patrick Messina and was selected to represent the Academy in solo and chamber performances around the country.

Due to the patronage of sponsors like the Cope-Williams Arts Trust, Sacha is regularly performing recitals across Australia, and building a portfolio career as a professional chamber musician.

Janet regularly performs across Southeast Queensland. She is a performer and Artistic Director of Pacific Chamber Players which has been bringing quality chamber music to the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years.

Janet plays with Camerata, Arioso Chamber Ensemble and Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra, as well as in other various combinations. She has been Noosa Chorale’s accompanist for 10 years. Janet holds an LMusA on piano and two master’s degrees from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Coastal Cadenzas. The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Noosaville, 3pm February 3. Tickets $40 adults and $35 concessions. Available online at or cash at the door.