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


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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

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.

Art Song Festival Performance

27 July 2023 1:00pm
Presented as part of the prestigious Queensland Art Song Festival; "Lovesick: A Journey through Schubert, Schumann & Reimann," featuring the mesmerizing vocals of Alexandra Flood, accompanied by the talented pianist Sholto Kynoch.

Double Reed Discovery Day

16 July 2023 10:00am4:30pm
Embark on a captivating journey into the world of double reed instruments with our esteemed experts.

Hannah Harley Progress Review presentation

31 May 2023 1:00pm
Attention Distribution in String Quartet Performance: The Impact of Quartet Expertise

Prize Winners' Concert

25 May 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 students who were winners in the O’Brien Family Wind and Brass, Ethel Osborne Vocal, Burnett William Wendorff Memorial Prize for Classical Piano, and Richard Pollett String competitions.

Instant Music

18 May 2023 1:00pm
An ensemble of UQ student improvisers will invent music in real time, responding to each other's visual and audible cues, creating melodies, rhythms, riffs, grooves, textures and soundscapes that constantly shift and develop. The culmination of a semester-long course in Creative Music Making.


16 May 2023 11:00am
Join the UQ Brass Ensemble and their director Bob Schultz for a morning concert at St John’s Cathedral.

Robert Davidson

4 May 2023 1:00pm
Robert Davidson plays his own solo piano works, including the first solo performance of Queensland at Home, which includes a collection of home movies made in Queensland during the 1920s-40s, recently restored by the State Library of Queensland and Sally Golding.

Nonsemble with Jo Davie and Monique Clare

27 April 2023 1:00pm
Indie-Chamber group Nonsemble collaborate with Australian songwriters Jo Davie and Monique Clare.

Marike van Dijk Progress Review presentation

26 April 2023 12:30pm
Big band of the Future? Applying techniques of the New York School of composers to large jazz ensemble

Viney-Grinberg Duo

20 April 2023 1:00pm

Road Movies

6 April 2023 1:00pm
UQ staff members Courtenay Cleary (violin) and Alex Raineri (piano) present three masterpieces of the duo repertoire; Messiaen’s glistening 'Thème et variations', Adams’ hypnotically groovy 'Road Movies' and Strauss’ epic 'Violin Sonata in Eb'.

Early Music Society of Queensland Memorial Concert

30 March 2023 1:00pm
The Early Music Society of Queensland Inc. (EMSQ) brings together people with an interest in the music, instruments and dance of the medieval, renaissance, baroque, and classical periods. Our aim is to support and promote early music in Queensland.

Taana Rose Progress Review presentation

30 March 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Creating opera utilising augmented reality and virtual reality technologies

Li Chen Progress Review presentation

28 March 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
The "Chinese Essence" embedded in Chinese and Western Piano Music

Sparks of Eastern and Western Voices

23 March 2023 1:00pm
Two visiting scholars from Shaanxi Normal University in China will present ancient Chinese poetry art songs and Western classical music pieces.

Three Hundred Years of English Polyphony

16 March 2023 1:00pm
Small vocal ensemble Fractio Modi explores polyphonic music from England, spanning a time period of roughly three hundred years.


9 March 2023 1:00pm
Visible, a concert featuring Muses Trio, showcases world premieres from two composers/pianists across Australia who move effortlessly between genres

Old made New

2 March 2023 1:00pm
Aaron Brown’s Early Modern in collaboration with Black Square String Quartet presents a program of new compositions based on early music sources. Ancient songs and dances are re-imagined in a novel fusion of early music, modal jazz and world music that delights the senses and blurs the boundaries between past and present.