We reported last September that Brisbane Baroque was not paying its artists.
That statement is now definitive. The festival went into voluntary liquidation last night after losses in successive years mounted to half a million Aussie dollars.
The founders said they will try to pay some of the artists some of the money they are owed. One of them reportedly checked himself into a psychiatric ward.
The creditors include: Mahan Esfahani, Vivica Genaux, Brett Weymark, Erin Helyard, Ulrike Schneider, Carlo Vistoli, Russell Harcourt, Joao Fernandes, Owen Willetts, Keri Fuge, Kiandra Howarth, Morgan Balfour, Nicholas Tolputt, Brenton Spiteri, David Greco, Kristian Winther and Ioana Tache; as well as Latitude 37, Orava Quartet, Camerata of St. John’s, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.