School of Music concerts and events

The University of Queensland School of Music is proud to present our Concert Series. In reflecting the School's role in the broader South-East Queensland community, we have designed a diverse and exciting program. With established international and national artists performing, as well as our own emerging student artists, this year is set to be a vibrant, creative, and energetic time at the UQ School of Music. We look forward to connecting with you, as you explore this concert series, listen to our streamed and recorded concerts, and visit us at the St Lucia campus or browse through our website

Finding Beauty (feat. Muses Trio)

7 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Muses Trio's 2024 International Women’s Day concert showcases radiant works, including premieres like Nat Bartsch's 'Under the Thinking Tree'.

Keys to Vienna

14 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Viney-Grinberg Duo explores 19th-century Viennese piano music by Schubert, Beethoven and Brahms; featuring four-hand compositions and the iconic 'Waldstein' Sonata.

Nonsemble

21 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Join Indie-chamber septet Nonsemble to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Go Seigen vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke, written by the band's founder Chris Perren.

Briscoe Sisters

28 March 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Yalanji trio Briscoe Sisters bring language and song to the stage, fusing gospel with their yalanji spirituality.

Juris Žvikovs and Sanita Glazenburga

11 April 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Latvian piano duo, Žvikovs and Glazenburga, present new works from the baroque period to the avant-garde era.

Deline Briscoe, Robert Davidson and Sketch

18 April 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
The upcoming event will showcase performances by Deline Briscoe and Robert Davidson, both collaboratively and solo, featuring original compositions from each artist as well as spontaneous improvisations.

Dots+Loops: VESSEL

9 May 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Violinist Flora Wong and ceramic artist Ruby Yu-Lu Yeh perform a sonic exploration of the process of creating a clay vessel. The experimental work combines the sounds of clay and ceramics with violin and electronics as the two performers play in the meeting place between musicking and ceramicking.

Yeeun Heo masterclass

13 May 2024 10:00am
Come behind the scenes with us and be inspired by cellist Yeeun Heo from the Esmé Quartet, as she shares her experience and expertise with talented young artists.

UQ Chamber Academy

16 May 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Esteemed collective of award-winning musicians, concertmasters and LMusA-qualified soloists performing a range or impressive works.

Prize Winner's Concert 1

23 May 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
UQ School of Music showcases excellence in performance and composition, featuring winners from various competitions in wind, brass, vocal, piano and string categories.

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Courtenay Cleary and Alex Raineri

29 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
Courtenay Cleary, a highly accomplished violinist, and Alex Raineri, a versatile musician, will perform works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann and Respighi.

Dean-Grinberg-Dean

22 February 2024 1:00pm2:00pm
The School of Music's 2024 opening concert will feature a program of chamber music for cello, clarinet and piano by Manuel de Falla, Alban Berg, Paul Dean and Gabriel Faure.

Helena Burns

19 February 2024 11:00am12:00pm
Helena's 2-year research at UQ School of Music delves into contemporary viola vibrato, aiming to inspire others in their practice.

Double Reed Discovery Day

21 January 2024 10:00am
Unleash your passion for double reed instruments at our immersive Discovery Day!

Flute Discovery Day

19 January 2024 10:00am
Unleash your passion for flute at our immersive Discovery Day!

Making Daybreak

13 January 2024 6:00pm8:00pm
A collection of new songs, in French, English and Ladino, by Pauline Maudy and Robert Davidson for voice (Pauline Maudy) and string quartet (Black Square Quartet).

UQ Chamber Music Academy Concert

19 November 2023 11:00am12:30pm
Join us as we witness the enchanting performances by the 2023 UQ Chamber Music Academy during their end-of-year concert.

UQ Singers

26 October 2023 1:00pm
The UQ Singers encompass all the emerging artists who focus on classical singing at The University of Queensland School of Music.

Sketch Ensemble in Concert

20 October 2023 6:30pm
Experience musical innovation as Sketch Ensemble unveils their compositions in a premiere concert.

2023 4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Finals

19 October 2023 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 for this special event which is broadcast on 4MBS Classic FM.

UQ Singers

17 October 2023 11:00am
UQ Singer’s return to St John’s to continue their long collaboration with the Cathedral. The audience will hear excerpts from composers such as Mozart, Rossini, J. Strauss, Lehar, and Donizetti and the singers will give you arias, duets, trios, and large ensembles in today’s offerings.

UQ Chamber Music Academy

12 October 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
UQ Chamber Music Academy is an unique program bringing together the cream of the crop secondary school aged string players and pianists in Queensland to study chamber music. Formally established this year, the program has been a working concept since 2021, when Amogus Trio won the Robert Salzer 1st Prize at the Strike A Chord National Chamber Music Championship. They were followed by both The IncrediBows and Trio Bellissimo, who were among the 12 groups nationally to reach the grand finals in Melbourne in 2022. The program was born so that more students can experience the incredible joy of playing chamber music.

Prize Winners' Concert

5 October 2023 1:00pm
The UQ School of Music throughout the year promotes excellence in performance and composition by inviting students to participate in a range of competitions. This concert will feature the students who won the 2023 Sleath String Performance Prize, Isolde Schaupp Memorial Prize for Percussion, Margaret Nickson Prize for Voice and Piano, and Ethel Osborn Prize.

Tides of Ocean

21 September 2023 1:00pm
Brisbane Chamber Choir will perform a concert that celebrates the choral sounds of some of our leading contemporary voices in a program that focusses on the ocean and the stars. It includes works by Ēriks Ešenvalds and Australians Stephen Leek, Matthew Orlovich, Andrew Schultz, and others.

SignWaves

24 August 2023 1:00pm
SignWaves, a collective of flautists from The University of Queensland, bring a diverse range of flute repertoire of varying ensemble sizes from solo flute to flute choir to delight a diversity of audiences.

Clarinet and Saxophone Discovery Day

13 August 2023 10:00am4:30pm
Ignite your passion for single reed instruments with our esteemed experts.

Dots+Loops: MATERIAL

10 August 2023 1:00pm
MATERIAL weaves delicate foley, live percussion, droning feedback and pulsing synths together into a seamless performance both contemplative and relentless in equal measures. Created and performed by composer/producer Connor D’Netto and performance artist Yvette Agapow, the collaboration draws on their shared contemporary classical, ambient and noise music practices, meditating on both the materials and the materiality of art and the work of artists.

Viney-Grinberg Duo

Cancelled
3 August 2023 1:00pm
Anna Grinberg and Liam Viney will perform Schubert's Rondo in A D. 951, for piano four hands. Viney will then perform Beethoven's Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Opus 53, the "Waldstein".

Collaboration in Art Song

3 August 2023 1:00pm
Experience the magic of Art Song at the 'Collaboration in Art Song' concert! Four exceptional duos, who worked together during the Queensland Art Song Festival, will mesmerize you with captivating vocal and piano performances.

Brass Discovery Day

30 July 2023 10:00am4:30pm
Discover the magic of brass instruments with our renowned experts.

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