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 are finalists in the The Wind and Brass Prize and The Sleath String Performance Prize.      


Daniel Chiou (Sleath String Performance Prize)

Having received his Associate Diploma (AmusA) at the age of 15, Daniel has since remained an avid musician in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. He has appeared in concert at the Queensland Music Festival Twilight Concert series, UQ concert series, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s chamber concert series. Daniel also regularly performs with the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Pulse Chamber Orchestra as principal cellist, where he has additionally been invited to work with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra in China in 2017 and 2019. Daniel has been a prize winner of several competitions held at the University, including the Richard Pollett Memorial Strings Prize (2018 and 2019), Sleath Strings prize (2019) and the Sid Page 4MBS Chamber Prize (2018), where he is now in his fourth year studying a Bachelor of Music (honours) degree, under the tutelage of cello fellow Patrick Murphy. Daniel is also a member of the newly formed Islay Trio, comprising of the young budding talents of Rollin Zhao (violin) and Caleb Salizzo (piano). This year, the trio has performed at the Bangalow Music Festival as part of the Southern Cross Soloists Next Gen Artists program in August, and were also finalists of the inaugural Queensland Chamber Music Competition.

Cello Sonata No. 2,  II. Adagio Affettuoso by Brahms


Jessica Walther (O’Brien Family Prize for Wind and Brass)

Jessica is undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Honours), under the tutelage of Patrick Nolan. In 2018, she was designated as principle flute for Queensland Youth Orchestra 2, selected to play as a member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Day in an Orchestra program, and a finalist of UQ’s Wind and Brass Competition. In 2019, she is principle piccolo for Queensland Youth Wind Symphony, the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and was asked to join Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra on flute and piccolo. Jessica has also successfully won the O’Brien Family Prize for Wind and Brass for 2019.

Suite for Flute and Piano, Movements 2 and 4 by Charles-Marie Widor


Connor Willmore (Tenor) and Jasmine Buckley (Piano) (Margaret Nickson Prize for Voice and Accompaniment)

Jasmine is currently a first year student studying a Bachelor of Music (Honours), majoring in piano under the tutelage of Dr Anna Grinberg. She began playing piano at the age of 3 with the Suzuki method, and her love for the instrument has flourished ever since. She enjoys performing and accompanying, and hopes to undertake chamber music in the coming years. Additionally, Jasmine plays viola with the Queensland Youth Orchestra and The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Lismore Symphony Orchestra. In piano, Jasmine has also been awarded a Trinity College of London Performance Diploma with distinction.

Connor is a first year classical voice student from Maclean, Clarence Valley. First studying music at the Maclean Music Academy under the tutorage of Sr Anne Gallagher OAM from the age of 4, he decided to undertake graduate studies by enrolling in a Bachelor of Music (Honours) program at UQ, majoring in classical voice performance under the tutorage of Shaun Brown. During his 15 year career in music performance, Connor has performed in numerous musicals and concerts, as well as featuring in and around Brisbane with the UQ singers and UQ Chorale.

Non t’amo più by Paolo Tosti

Elegie by Jules Massenet

Widmung by Robert Schumann

Where’er you walk  by Georg Friedrich Händel


Zelman Cowan Building,St Lucia, Brisbane
The Nickson Room