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Sneak preview of the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre in the Melbourne Arts Precinct
Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was welcomed to The Ian Potter Southbank Centre today, with a performance by Conservatorium brass students Hannah Rundell, Natalia Edwards and Kiran Samuel.
101 Sensations: on tour with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Asia
Between 23 September and 29 September 2018, the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performed in Singapore and Shanghai, the first time it had ever travelled overseas. This is the story of that tour.By Paul Dalgarno.
Alice Humphries: turning the Tide with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
More than 100 young musicians will embark on their first international tour when the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra travels to Singapore and Shanghai later this month. Among the works being performed is the world-premiere of Tide by composer and arranger Alice Humphries … although she won’t be there to see it.As told to Paul Dalgarno.
Judy Bailey OAM honoured with the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award
Prominent jazz pianist and teacher Judy Bailey has been awarded the 2018 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award.by Susanna Ling
Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns – with world-class mentoring
The 2018 Mimir Chamber Music Festival will be held at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in August and September. Founded by the Conservatorium’s Dr Curt Thompson, the Festival brings outstanding international chamber musicians to Australian audiences, and world-class mentoring to students across Victoria.By Kelly Southworth
Listen: How to turn musical “failure” into a rewarding career
Susan de Weger is not your typical classical musician. The self-confessed “failed musician” now helps young musicians connect with modern audiences and compete with digital disruption.
Two-minute interview: Stephen Goss, composer and guitarist
Ahead of his visit to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music next week, world-renowned and acclaimed composer Stephen Goss speaks to Ken Murray about his compositional process, his influences, and what it’s like to hear your music performed by an orchestra.
William Tell-all: behind the scenes of the epic Victorian Opera production
Victorian Opera’s latest production is set to be bigger than Ben Hur. Ahead of opening night on 14 July, we caught up with former Melbourne Conservatorium of Music student and William Tell cast member Jeremy Kleeman to find out more.As told to Susanna Ling
Explainer: what are Lieder?
World-renowned Lieder accompanist Dr Graham Johnson OBE explains the origins and delves into the poetic beauty of this enduring musical form.By Graham Johnson OBELieder accompanist and visiting artist at the Melbourne International Festival of Lieder and Art Song (MIFLAS)
Does the radio keep you company? The Melbourne Conservatorium needs you
Dr Amanda Krause is a postdoctoral research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Here, she explains her new research into radio listening habits of older listeners, and how you can get involved.By Paul Dalgarno
The Crucible: outworn or reborn?
It’s the 17th-century witch-hunt story everybody knows, but what relevance does Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible have today? Acclaimed theatre director Adena Jacobs explains how she’s given the story a new setting in an upcoming production by the Victorian College of the Arts’ Production and Acting Company 2018.by Susanna Ling
Two-minute interview: Alex Pertout, percussionist
He’s a multi-award-winning artist whose playing has graced iconic Australian number-one hits by Daniel Braithwaite and Powderfinger, and a founding member of the Australian Art Orchestra. He’s also a Senior Lecturer in Jazz & Improvisation at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.As told to Sophie Duran.
Glenn Branca: four guitar works by the late composer
His music has influenced musicians and divided critics the world over – but his impact on our understanding of what guitars can do can’t be denied. By Dr Ken Murray, Head of Guitar at the Melbourne Conservatorium
Elliott Gyger at 50: the composer takes us through seven of his works
The Melbourne Conservatorium is about to present seven works by the award-winning composer Associate Professor Elliott Gyger, who will also conduct the performance. Here, he explains his choices. By Elliott Gyger
Meet Lauren Gorman, Master of Music (Orchestral Performance) student
It was only after spending time studying in Europe that Melbourne flautist Lauren Gorman realised everything she wanted was available back home.By Susanna Ling
Ronald Farren-Price AM receives the prestigious Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Honorary Principal Fellow Ronald Farren-Price AM has been awarded the 2017 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award.
Event: Catch the Synthi 100 streaming live
It’s iconic, and so are the people playing it. Don’t miss your chance to see and hear the Synthi 100 in action.By Alex Parade
Two-minute interview: Jonathan Paget, classical guitarist
Jonathan Paget is passionate about performing 19th-century guitar music on period instruments. We caught up with him before his 11 May Guitaromanie! performance to find out why.As told to Ken Murray.
Gloria and Beatus vir – meet the cast and crew
An all-sensory experience in the historic St Paul’s cathedral blending early music, modern visual spectacle, and the timeless genius of Vivaldi? Uh, yes please! By Susanna Ling
Meet Alexandra Czarnecki-Roper, Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) graduate at the Melbourne Conservatorium
Recent percussion graduate Alexandra Czarnecki-Roper discusses what it was like to study at the Conservatorium.