Ensemble in Residence:
Vibrant collective of musicians dedicated to the performance of new music. Performers: Roland Peelman conductor, Lamorna Nightingale flute, Jason Noble clarinet, Diana Springford clarinet, Anna McMichael violin, Veronique Serret violin, James Eccles viola, Geoffrey Gartner cello, Claire Edwardes percussion, Zubin Kanga piano
Spectra Ensemble (Belgium)
The ensemble structurally collaborates with Flemish-based composers and through this confrontation Spectra brings their work to international stages. Stylistic diversity and quality are the essential ingredients.
Performance: Visions of Light and Darkness
The New Zealand Trio performs innovative repertoire, dynamic interpretations of both traditional and contemporary classical music, and sheer musical chops set this threesome apart.
Performance: Triple Helix
Australian Artists (in order of appearance):
SCM Modern Music Ensemble, cond. Daryl Pratt
The Modern Music Ensemble is one of the Sydney Conservatorium’s major music ensembles and is conducted by Daryl Pratt.
Performance: Open Concert to ISCM World Music Days
The orchestra is active in presenting premiere performances of new works, including some by its own members and is recognised for its contribution to the youth of South-West Sydney.
Performance: Youth Orchestra Performance
The Electric Trio
Pushing a multitude of musical boundaries, this new ensemble of electric guitar, bass guitar and drumkit brings the energy and excitement of popular music to new works in the classical tradition.
Performance: Future of Music?
Energetic, full-blooded sound belies their compact instrumentation.
Performance: The Pulse of Power Pt.1, Music and Politics
SCM Saxophone Orchestra, Michael Duke director
The SCM Saxophone Orchestra is one of the Sydney Conservatorium’s major music ensembles and is directed by Michael Duke.
Performance: The Sax Project
Representing a wide area of repertoire interests from the Classical era to the most recent of compositions and whose artistic heritage and mentors are drawn from around the world.
Ivan Zavada (SCM Electronics)
Ivan Zavada is a composer, multimedia programmer and designer who lectures in computer music composition and electroacoustic theory at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Performance: A Wealth of Sound
David Pereira and Timothy Young are musicians of rare affinity whose playing celebrates the stellar partnership of cello and piano. Both musicians are enthusiastic to perform new music both on account of its mystery and for its vital necessity. David says – “The repertoire for this program (personally selected in vigorous consultation with Matthew Hindson) demonstrates the stimulating liveliness and varied imagination of several composer colleagues. Our concert for the ISCM is a highlight of my work in 2010.
Performance: Bliss and Transfiguration
MATCH Percussion, Daryl and Alison Pratt are two of Australia’s leading percussionists. Their repertoire is primarily focussed on the two main keyboard percussion instruments.
Performance: Well Matched
Michael Duke (saxophone)
Michael Duke is Lecturer of Woodwind (Saxophone) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. One of Australia’s leading saxophonists, Michael Duke performs in a variety of genres throughout Australia and abroad.
Performance: Well Matched
SCM Big Band, cond. Bill Motzing
William Motzing currently teaches theory, arranging, modern jazz history, improvisation and ensembles at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Bill continues to perform his works regularly in Sydney and inspires all musicians with whom he comes in contact.
Performance: The Biggest Band
The Song Company is Australia’s leading vocal ensemble. It embraces music from around the world and across the ages. In collaboration with artists of the highest calibre, it aims to create a distinctive and dynamic new voice, relevant to the audiences of today and tomorrow.
Performance: Les Murray’s Octave
chronology arts promotes and nurtures contemporary art music by emerging composers and presents the latest in musical ideas from a rapidly developing scene of young compositional talent, both from australia and abroad.
The Sydney Symphony Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for emerging professional players to be part of the Sydney Symphony for one year.
Performance: Young Guns
The Goldner String Quartet was launched in 1995, its members having performed regularly together since 1991 as the four string players from the highly acclaimed Australia Ensemble (resident at the University of New South Wales).
Performance: Four for Australia
Under the direction of founder and artistic director Lyn Williams the Sydney Children’s Choir has built a worldwide reputation for choral excellence.
Performance: Voices to Thrill
From the crystalline purity of 16th-century polyphony to the exuberant energy of new Australian works, Sydney Chamber Choir sings the very best of choral music in all its freshness and beauty.
Performance: Sacred Sounds
Australia’s foremost saxophone quartet, Continuum Sax perform a unique repertoire of composed and improvised works.