2021 Live from UQ

The School of Music is proud to present a series of virtual and in-person concerts involving our performance and academic staff together with current and past UQ students, ensembles in residence, and affiliate ensembles . If you would like to receive regular updates on School of Music events, consider signing up to our Friends of Music Newsletter.

We are excited to offer this - and all livestreamed concerts - to our entire community free of charge. However, we hope you will consider making a gift to the Friends of Music Scholarship Fund, which supports our student musicians.

In 2021 the Nickson Room concert series will seat a total of 60 live audience members and will be livestreamed through our YouTube and social media platforms. Audiences must register to attend concerts in-person. 


29 July 2021 1:00pm
Elements is a newly formed Brisbane based woodwind quintet that will perform works by Nielsen, Haydn and Ibert.

Patrick Nolan, Lucy Reeves, Robert Manley

12 August 2021 1:00pm
Patrick Nolan (flute), Lucy Reeves (harp) and Rob Manley (cello and piano) present evocative trio works that contrast Mozart’s elegant classicism with the exotic impressionist landscapes and sparkling brilliance of undercelebrated Belgian composer Joseph Jongen.

Percussion Dynamics

19 August 2021 1:00pm
This concert has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled in 2022

UQ Chamber Singers

2 September 2021 1:00pm
Dr Graeme Morton will direct the new UQ choir.


9 September 2021 1:00pm
Nonsemble inhabit a space between contemporary classical and adventurous pop music, resulting in a diverse output that ranges from sprawling and evocative modern compositions to meticulously crafted chamber-pop.

Prize Winners Concert 2

23 September 2021 1:00pm
Our second Prize Winners Concert features finalists in the Schaupp Prize (new Percussion Prize), the Margaret Nickson Prize, and the Sleath String Performance Prize. This concert will be accompanied by Mitchell Leigh.

Mussorgsky in Song

7 October 2021 1:00pm
Shaun Brown and Simon Perry will perform works 'Night on Bare Mountain', 'Pictures at an Exhibition', 'Sunless and Songs' and 'Dances of Death' by Mussorgsky

Eve Klein

14 October 2021 1:00pm

4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Finals

21 October 2021 2:30pm
Student ensembles from the UQ School of Music who are finalists in the 2021 4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Memorial Prize in Chamber Music competition are invited to perform their works in this special Live broadcasted event - hosted by 4mbs radio.


27 May 2021 1:00pm
Seren8 is an exciting young group of classical musicians who are passionate about using their craft to enrich the lives of the community around them.

First Prize Winners Concert

20 May 2021 1:00pm
Finalists will present their performances from the Wind and Brass, Ethel Osborne, and Richard Pollett competitions. Join us live in the Nickson Room, UQ St Lucia, or watch online.

Instant Music

13 May 2021 1:00pm
The music in this concert will all be invented on the spot by all the musicians on stage, led by Dr Robert Davidson, the head of composition in the UQ School of Music. Some improvised coordination will be assisted by techniques of “Sound Painting” in which hand gestures communicate various instructions, facilitating some coordination and varying of textures.

Viney-Grinberg Duo

6 May 2021 1:00pm
Anna Grinberg and Liam Viney will perform The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, arranged for two pianos. The arrangement was created by Stravinsky himself so that the Ballet Russes could rehearse the work ahead of its 1913 premiere in Paris.

New Sounds

29 April 2021 1:00pm
Percussionist Angus Wilson + pianist Alex Raineri bring together the familiar sounds of Gershwin alongside new sounds by three of Australia’s most vibrant compositional voices.

Milijana Nikolic and Rosario la Spina

22 April 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Milijana Nikolic and Rosario la Spina will bring Italian opera to life, right here in the Nickson Room, St Lucia, with highlights from Aida and Il Trovatore.

Nature Spirit

1 April 2021 1:00pm
Pianist Alex Raineri, described by Limelight Magazine as “a soloist of superb skill and musicality” brings a varied and colourful program of music about nature and birdsong, to the beautiful acoustics and glorious concert grand Steinway of UQ's Nickson Room.

Stories Without Words

25 March 2021 1:00pm
Peter Luff (horn), Camille Barry (violin) and Catherine Likhuta (piano/composer) will perform their concert titled 'Stories Without Words'.

Anna Grinberg, Adam Chalabi, Patrick Murphy

18 March 2021 1:00pm
Adam Chalabi (violin), Patrick Murphy (cello) and Anna Grinberg (piano) join forces to perform two masterworks- Haydn’s ebullient trio in A major and the second of Brahms‘s three monumental piano trios.

Muses Trio

11 March 2021 1:00pm
Muses Trio celebrate International Women’s Day and their 9th season together with HOMEGROWN: striking new world premieres written recently for the Muses Trio by Australian women composers.

Shaun Brown and Liam Viney

4 March 2021 1:00pm
Shaun Brown and Liam Viney present two of the great German song cycles.