Sonate für Violoncelle und Klavier                  Alfred Schnittke

Mystic Fog Under Moonlight                           Erik Griswold
(World premiere)

Serenatas                                                        Kaija Saariaho

About the performers

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy holds the position of Cello Performance Fellow at the School of Music, University of Queensland. He is also a member of the Southern Cross Soloists, resident at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the White Halo Ensemble, Ensemble in Residence at the School of Music at UQ. Patrick is a regular player with the Australian World Orchestra and has commissioned and premiered new works for solo cello by Australian composers including Paul Dean and James Ledger.

Anna Grinberg

Anna is a Piano Performance Fellow at the School of Music. Born in the former Soviet Union, Anna’s career has seen concerts in the United States, Australia, Israel, and Europe. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "powerful", Anna's engagements have included solo and chamber music performances at prestigious venues in the United States, including Royce Hall at Los Angeles and New York's Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has performed as soloist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Paul Mellon Chamber Orchestra, and is a member of the Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo with Liam Viney: together they explore classics of the two-piano literature, as well as create new works through commissions.

Vanessa Tomlinson

Vanessa is a leader in Australian percussion.  From the beginning of her career in Adelaide, in the early 1990s, she actively championed the work of Australian composers and introduced Australian audiences to key international composers.  Her international studies, first in Freiburg with Berhard Wolff, and then in San Diego with Steven Schick, placed her at the centre of contemporary global developments in percussion. Vanessa and her partner Erik Griswold founded their group, Clocked Out, in 2000 through which she organizes countless concert series, events and festivals. In 2004 she became Head of Percussion at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and in 2010 she founded the Australian Percussion Gathering (which she again led in 2016), a national forum for percussion.   Through these and many other activities she has become a role model for a new generation of percussionists. She is Associate Professor in Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, and Deputy Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre. She holds a Doctorate from the University of San Diego, California.





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