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I am proudly Adelaide-born and raised, although for the last two years I have been dividing my time between Australia, England and Belgium. Now I am back in the UK for good! I have extensive experience as a chamber musician, accompanist, répétiteur, researcher, teacher and examiner and have worked in Australia, the South Pacific, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Belgium.
I have collaborated with musicians such as Zdenek Bruderhans (see www.users.senet.com.au/~flute); Adrian Calef (www.myspace.com/dyrekorr); Sally Cooper; Carl Crossin (www.adelaidechambersingers.com/director.html); Lindsey Day (www.boheme5.co.uk); Grant Doyle (www.grantdoyle.com); Andrew Dunlop (www.myspace.com/pianoandrew); Barbara Hannigan (www.barbarahannigan.com); Luke Harrald; Wendy Heiligenberg; Robert Hower; Matthew Kam; Imants Larsens; Reinbert de Leeuw; Eugene Nakamura; PJ Noack (www.myspace.com/pjnoack); Emma Peaurt (www.emmapeaurt.com); Imogen Roose (www.imaginejack.com), Timothy Sexton; Christopher Stripp (www.christopherstripp.co.uk); and Anna Zweck (myspace.com/annazweck or myspace.com/thewavertoncollective).
Organisations for whom I have performed include ABC Classic FM; ABC TV's "Stateline"; ACME New Music Company; Adelaide Festival Centre; Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Australian Music Examinations Board; Channel 7's "AM Adelaide"; De Nederlandse Opera; Elder Conservatorium Chorale; Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble; Flinders University of Adelaide; Norwood Chamber Orchestra; Popular Music Company; Radio 5UV; Recitals Australia; Rhos Orfeus Male Choir; Royal Northern College of Music; State Opera of South Australia; University of Adelaide and Young Australia.
To date I have released two commercial recordings: "SSM: Contemporary Classical Music Composed in Response to Contemporary Art: Vol. 1", with music by PJ Noack, Luke Harrald, Lilly Leaver and Miriam Hyde (SSM 2005) and "Characteristic Animal Dances", with music by Mark Smith (ABC Classic FM 1997).
I have received various awards and scholarships in honour of my performances and academic achievements, most notably:
Postgraduate Accompaniment Scholarship, RNCM (2006)
Second Prize in the Silverstone-Blank Piano Duo Competition, RNCM (2006)
First Prize in the Weil Prize for Chamber Music, RNCM (2005)
Governors’ Award and Charles Heywood Scholarship, RNCM (2004/05)
Second Prize in the Accompanists’ Guild of South Australia Geoffrey Parsons Award (2003)
Athol Lykke Award for Postgraduate Studies in Music, University of Adelaide (2003)
My writings include "How to Compose a Stylistic Mozart Cadenza" (MMus Seminar Paper: University of Adelaide, 2003); "Milhaud’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 428: A Bibliographic and Biographic Study" (MPhil (Perf) Dissertation: Royal Northern College of Music, 2007); "The Context and Function of Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58" (BMus (Hons) Seminar Paper: University of Adelaide, 2000); "The Rhythmic Processes of Carl Vine’s Five Bagatelles" (MMus Seminar Paper: University of Adelaide, 2003) and "Voicing: Its Significance and Application in Different Styles and Genres of Piano Music" (MMus Exegesis: University of Adelaide, 2005).
I also performed on the soundtrack of the film "Replay" (Margaret Haselgrove, director, writer and producer. BISM 1998).
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