Armidale Piano Duo and Armidale Organ Duo in the Festival of English Music:


SURPRISE! Music from England (8-10/08/2014)


 Armidale Uniting Church



Saturday 9 August 2014


10 AM Haydn”s ‘Surprise’ Symphony ($ 15/10)


12 PM Music on the 1879 Henry Willis Organ ($ 15/10)



Festival Pass $ 90. All tickets at the door.



Previous Concerts


International keyboard artist Jan-Piet Knijff (organ and piano), mezzo soprano Inge Southcott, violinist Jodie Ostenfeld, and the Armidale Piano Duo perform Jan-Piet's choice of music of J.S. Bach this coming Sunday at 12:30 at the Armidale Uniting Church.

Jan-Piet Knijff has recently returned to Armidale following graduate studies in Classics in the USA. He presents his weekly Jan-Piet’s Choice on Wednesdays at noon at the Uniting Church, directs the Armidale Choral Society in a project of English music, and organises his fourth community music festival, this time featuring music from and for England (including Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas), 8–10 August, Armidale Uniting Church.





5 January 2014, 2 pm

A Little New Year's Music

Jan-Piet Knijff, Armidale Piano Duo
Jodie Ostenfeld, violin
sing and play Jan-Piet's Choice of music for the Chrismas season
by Bach, Handel, Ravel, Vaughan Williams and others

1 January 2014, 3 pm 

Armidale Harpsichord Duo

with Jodie Ostenfeld, violin

Chaucer on Bridge Street Gallary

42 Bridge Street, Uralla


Armidale Express 2014 January 1
Armidale Express 2014 January 1





Armidale Express online








Armidale Express 2014 January 3
Armidale Express 2014 January 3





Jan-Piet's Choice

Wednesday 10 July 2013 Armidale Uniting Church

J. S. Bach from Matthew Passion and here



Jan-Piet's Choice

Wednesday 3 July 2013 Armidale Uniting Church

J. S. Bach "Ich will bei meinen Jesu wachen"



A Festival of French Music

Friday 21.06.13 - Sunday 23.06.13, Uniting Church, Armidale

Concerts with Armidale Piano Duo:


Friday 21.06.13 7 pm Opening Concert

Music by François Couperin (including the First Concert from his Royal Concerts; the first French Italian trio sonata La Françoise; and pieces for two harpsichords), Rameau, and Debussy. With Baroque string specialist Margaret Caley (Brisbane), Dutch-born harpsichordist Jan-Piet Knijff, Russian-born harpsichordist Lena Schmalz, Armidale violinist Jodie Ostenfeld and flautists Danièle Burckhardt and Matthew Hopcroft. 


Saturday 22.06.13 10 am, Petites Suites [Little Suites]

The New England's own Armidale Piano Duo (Lena Schmalz and Jan-Piet Knijff) play great little suites by Georges Bizet (from L'Arlesienne) and Claude Debussy.




Johannes Brahms & Antonin Dvořák Festival

Saturday 17.11.2012, Sunday 18.11.12, Uniting Church, Armidale




Jan-Piet's Choice

Dvořák, Legende I

Wednesday 17.10.2012, Uniting Church, Armidale




Jan-Piet's Choice

Johannes Brahms, Walzers 5-7, Op. 39

Wednesday 3.10.2012, Uniting Church, Armidale




Jan-Piet's Choice

J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, the first movement,

arranged for piano duett by Max Reger

Wednesday 22.08.2012, Uniting Church, Armidale




Jan-Piet's Choice

J.S. Bach, "O Schmerz!" from "Mathew Passion",

arranged for piano duett by S. Jadassohn

Wednesday 15.08.2012, Uniting Church, Armidale




Lecture recital (Jan-Piet Knijff) with Armidale Piano Duo

J. S. Bach "O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross", Chor from Mathew Passion

arranged for piano duett by S. Jadassohn 

Tuesday 7.08.2012, University of the Third Age, Armidale




Winter concert with the Choral Society

directed by Jan-Piet Knijff


1 Mini Bach Festival: Fugue on the Magnificat (Jan-Piet Knijff); Three Chorals; Three Psalm Songs by Peter Cornelius after keyboard pieces by J. S. Bach (with Lena Schmalz, organ)

2. Mini Beethoven Festival: Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur, Kyrie from Mass in C Major; Beethoven Song by Cornelius (composed for the first centenary of Beethoven's birth); Scherzo from Symphony No. 2 (Armidale Piano Duo)

3. Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981) in Armidale: Magna res est amor (Jenny Warnock, mezzo soprano, Jan Piet Knijff, organ); Sonatina (Jodie Ostenfield, viola, Jan-Piet Knijff, piano); Magnificat (with Lena Schmalz, organ)

Sunday 29.08, 3pm, Uniting Church, Armidale




Antonin Dvořák, Legende VI

L. van Beethoven, two movements from Symphony No. 2

Johannes Brahms "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen" from "Ein deutsches Requiem"

Sunday 29.08, 12:30, Uniting Church, Armidale




L van Beethoven, Symphony No. 1, arr. Hugo Ulrich

Adagio molto Allegro con brio

Andante cantabile con moto



Saturday 16.06, 10 am, Uniting Church, Armidale




Piano Concerto No. 4, arranged for piano duet by Hugo Ulrich

Saturday 16.06, 2:30 pm, Uniting Church, Armidale




J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos

 No. 2 Allegro moderato, Andante, Allegro assai and

No. 3 Allegro moderato, Allegro,

arranged for piano duet by Max Reger

Friday 4.05.12 at 5:15, Uniting Church, Armidale, NSW, Australia

Pre-concert talk at 4:45 by Dr Jan-Piet Knijff

           J. S. Bach "Mache Dich, mein Herze, rein" from Matthew Passion       



J. S. Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, the first movement,

arranged for piano duet by Max Reger,

performed for Jan-Piet's Choice music and talk on

Wednesday 18.04.12 at 12:00, Uniting Church, Armidale, NSW, Australia


L. van Beethoven, 

Adagio and Allegro vivace from the 4th Symphony,  

Allegretto and Presto from the 7th Symphony 

Sunday 25.03.12 at 12:30, Uniting Church, Armidale


Armidale Piano Duo
Armidale Piano Duo