2021 Concert Program Launched!

1 March 2021

After enduring a tumultuous year, the UQ School of Music is excited and eager to once again welcome live audiences back to our performances. Following on from our successful virtual concert series in 2020, we are also pleased to continue livestreaming our concerts around the globe for audiences who can’t physically attend. 


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Our 2021 concert series encompasses many venues and will profile the performance staff at the School along with South East Queensland’s finest artists. The series will offer a diversity of musical styles consisting of instrumental and vocal combinations that will cater for a wide range of musical tastes. 

The Live from UQ lunchtime concert series will take place in the Nickson Room on the St Lucia campus and will be held on Thursdays at 1pm. These concerts will feature many wonderful world class artists who happen to be Brisbane locals, such as the Viney-Grinberg Duo, Adam Chalabi, Sarah Crane, Rosario la Spina, Patrick Murphy, Alex Raineri, David Montgomery, Robert Davidson and Patrick Nolan to name but a few. The School will also feature ensembles like the UQ Chamber Singers and Muses Trio; the latter will perform a concert following International Women’s Day and will present repertoire by celebrated women composers. A long-standing partner of the UQ School of Music, St John’s Cathedral will be filled with the sounds of UQ School of Music performers again this year, during their Tuesday morning concert series. 

The School is particularly excited to relaunch its flagship event, the Vice-Chancellor’s Concert, which will be hosted at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on the 23 May. It is here that our newly appointed conductor and alumnus, Dane Lam, will artistically direct and conduct our instrumental and vocal forces, presenting Beethoven’s grand Ninth Symphony. This will be a highlight not only of the School of Music’s calendar, but for all of Queensland. 

On 4 March Professor Liam Viney and I will have the honour of launching the 2021 concert series as we present two of the greatest song cycles ever composed; depicting longing for absent loved ones and reminding us of the struggles many face in a fragmented pandemic world. 

Dr Shaun Brown                                                  
Director of Performance                                              
Vocal Performance Fellow