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 Live from UQ 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. 

Watch previous concerts 

Puccini Operas

7 November 2021 3:00pm
The UQ Singers will be presenting a double bill of Puccini Operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Viney-Grinberg Duo

28 October 2021 1:00pm
The Viney-Grinberg Duo will perform late 19th and early 20th Century French music for piano four-hands, by composers including Ravel, Poulenc, and Chaminade.

UQ Composers Concert

26 October 2021 7:00pm
Composers from the UQ School of Music will present new works, played by the Sketch Ensemble

4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Finals

21 October 2021 1:00pm
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.

Richard Pollett: 10th Anniversary Commemorative Concert

17 October 2021 11:00am
This event marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of violinist Richard Pollett. The concert will be livestreamed and will feature students and staff performances as well as speeches from the Professor Deborah Terry AO, Professor Liam Viney, and Tim Matthies

Opera at the Lake

16 October 2021 5:30pm9:00pm
This project will contribute to scholarships for young women wishing to pursue music studies at UQ. This project is proudly supported by Duchesne College.

William Barton

14 October 2021 1:00pm
William Barton will perform original works with the Amiti Quartet .

Eve Klein

14 October 2021 1:00pm
This concert has been cancelled

Mussorgsky in Song

7 October 2021 1:00pm
Shaun Brown and Simon Perry will perform vocal works by Mussorgsky, including the song cycles Sunless and Songs and Dances of Death.

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.


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.

UQ Chamber Singers

2 September 2021 1:00pm
This event has been cancelled.

Percussion Dynamics

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

Patrick Nolan, Lucy Reeves, Robert Manley

12 August 2021 1:00pm
This concert has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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


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.