Peter has a longstanding fascination for baroque music and its performance on historical instruments. His recent acquisition of a fine locally-built harpsichord has re-ignited this interest in terms of planning some special concerts. The next such event is a recital of chamber string and vocal repertoire, entitled ‘JS Bach and His Circle’.

Single-manual harpsichord – Steve Hunt 1999

The music of JS Bach needs no introduction, but less well-known is the circle of colleagues and earlier composers who influenced his style. This recital shows how musical ideas and approaches were shared amongst a ‘virtual’ circle of musicians, even if they were active in different places and times.

‘Peter Roennfeldt and Friends’ is a flexible ensemble of colleagues who enjoy performing interesting repertoire together. Period instrument string players Margaret Connolly, Wayne Brennan, Nicholas Tomkin and Daniel Curro, as well as soprano Rachael Griffin and baritone Michael Strasser, will join Peter on this occasion.

Nazareth Lutheran Church in Woolloongabba is the venue for this recital. It is a wonderful historic building with ideal acoustics for chamber music. The program of works by Bach, Pachelbel, Rosenmüller, Buxtehude and Telemann comprises sonatas, cantatas and a suite. These are typical genres of their time but each selected piece demonstrates great individuality.

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When:  Sunday 17 September 2023 at 5pm (duration one hour) – bookings through


2012 Crossbows Festival with pianist Peter Roennfeldt

Milestones and Miniatures is the title of Peter’s next chamber music recital. The performance takes place at the Basil Jones Orchestral Hall of Queensland Conservatorium GriffithUniversity, 140 Grey Street South Bank, on Sunday 29 May at 3pm. Bookings open now at QTIX The program features Peter’s Streicher piano, which was built in Vienna in 1843. […]


Rediscovered Voices is the title of Peter’s first concerts for 2022. Soirées Musicales presents two performances of this program, on Friday 13 May at 7.30pm and Sunday 15 May at 4pm. The Chambers at Somerville House in South Brisbane provides the ideal venue.

This ensemble’s performances are distinctive for the combination of elegant music and fine heritage venues. Accordingly, audiences greatly appreciate the synergy of music and architecture from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The group, comprising four singers and pianist, is also well-known for both its creative thematic programming and engaging presentation style.

Music by women composers from France, Germany, America and England is the focus of this special program. Though duly acknowledged during their lifetimes, each has been neglected until relatively recently. Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn, Amy Beach and Liza Lehmann each forged a unique creative path, against the odds of patriarchal dominance in the arts and society.

Soirées Musicales Quintette performs songs, duets, vocal quartets and piano pieces composed between the 1830s and the outbreak of World War One. Most of these works have not been previously heard in Brisbane concerts. The ‘Nonsense songs from Alice in Wonderland’, a song-cycle for four voices based on Lewis Carroll’s renowned fantasy novel, will be a particular highlight.

For more information, check out the ensemble’s website – bookings open now through 4MBS Ticketing. Tickets are available for Friday 13 May and Sunday 15 May 2022.