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Chamber Made Opera appoints a new Artistic Director

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Chamber Made Opera appoints a new Artistic Director

by Justine Nguyen on February 16, 2017 (4 days ago) filed under Classical Music | Opera | Comment Now
Performance artist and director Tamara Saulwick steps into a new role at the adventurous CMO.

Tamara Saulwick has been appointed to the new role of Artistic Director at Chamber Made Opera. Previously one of four Artistic Associates, she has been with the company since 2014. Saulwick will work alongside CEO and Creative Director Tim Stitz, dividing between them the artistic and operational leadership of CMO.

Michael Bink, chair of Chamber Made Opera, expressed his delight at Saulwick’s appointment. “This new role is a logical next step in evolving the collaborative model that the Committee of Management found so compelling when Tim was first appointed in 2013. We keenly anticipate the artistic programme that is emerging from this collaboration,” he said.

A multi-award winning performance artist and director, Saulwick’s works have been presented on both national and international stages. With an artistic output characterised by a use of digital, mobile, and analogue technologies, she appears to be a good fit for CMO, whose works often investigate the intersection of music, performance, and design. Saulwick’s previous works for CMO include Permission to Speak and Wake, both of which were warmly received.

“I am thrilled and honoured to accept the Artistic Director position at Chamber Made Opera, a company whose work I have followed throughout the last 25 years and with which I have had the fortune to work with the past three years,” said Saulwick. “Chamber Made Opera occupies a unique place in the Australian music and performance landscape and I look forward to working closely with Tim and collaborating with many artists associated with the company in shaping the next phase of its evolution.”

“This is a continuation of the strategic vision we’ve developed over the last few years,” said Stitz. “Central to our approach is a constant interrogation of what artistic framework and operational model will best service this interdisciplinary company, our artists and audience.”