Peter Luff (horn) and Catherine Likhuta (piano/composer) have been collaborating since 2013. This partnership has resulted in the creation of six new works featuring horn, three of which were supported by grants from Australia Council for the Arts, and two of which became winners of the 2014 and 2020 International Horn Society Composition Contest, virtuoso division. The duo has performed joint recitals of Cathy’s new pieces throughout Australia, The United States and Belgium.

For this concert entitled “Stories Without Words”, Peter and Cathy are joined by Camille Barry (violin) to present Cathy’s evocative and energetic music for horn, violin and piano.

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Associate Professor Peter Luff is Head of Performance at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where he lectures in horn and brass performance.

As a professional horn player he has performed with many orchestras and ensembles, including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists and Ensemble Q. He has performed as a solo recitalist in the USA, Japan, China, Korea, Canada and Europe.

Peter has conducted ensembles including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland Chorus, Queensland Youth Symphony, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Philharmonic, Brisbane Excelsior Band and Brisbane Brass.

Peter is in great demand as a horn teacher, with many of his horn graduates securing permanent playing positions in national and international professional symphony orchestras. Peter has served as vice president of the International Horn Society, was a member of the Advisory Council from 2011 – 2016 and is a recipient of the society’s prestigious “Punto Award” for his contributions to the Australian horn playing community.

Dr Catherine Likhuta is an Australian-based composer whose music exhibits high emotional charge, programmatic nature and rhythmic complexity. Her works have been played throughout the United States, Europe and Australia by prominent orchestras (such as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the University of Georgia Hodgson Wind Ensemble), chamber groups (such as Atlantic Brass Quintet, U.S. Army Field Band Horns, Ensemble Q and Western Brass Quintet) and soloists (including Peter Luff, Paul Dean, Michael Duke, Andrew Pelletier, Denise Tryon and Adam Unsworth). Her pieces have been played at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage), Glyndebourne Opera House (Organ Room), five International Horn Symposiums, two World Saxophone Congresses, the Midwest Clinic and many other festivals and conferences. She was the winner of the 2014 and 2020 International Horn Society Composition Contest (virtuoso division) and the 4MBS Kawai Composition Contest, as well as the recipient of several awards, including two grants from the Australia Council for the Arts.

Catherine holds a Bachelor's degree in jazz piano from Kyiv Glière Music College, a five-year degree in composition from Kyiv Conservatory and a PhD in composition from the University of Queensland. She is an active performer, often playing her own music. She was the soloist on the premiere and the CD recording of Out Loud, her piano concerto commissioned by the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, and the pianist on Adam Unsworth’s CD Snapshots. Her music can be heard on Albany, Cala, Equilibrium and Summit Records.


Australian violinist Camille Barry has performed as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Australia, and across the UK and Europe. Camille at age 18 completed her Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Elizabeth Morgan, OAM, commencing studies at the Queensland Conservatorium at the early age of 15.

Camille was awarded a scholarship to undertake Postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. From 2008-12, studying with Malcolm Layfield, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters of Music, both with Distinction. She was awarded the RNCM's prestigious Philip Newman Award, for outstanding achievement during her postgraduate studies. She has accrued success in numerous national and international competitions, including the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, the Gisborne International Music Competition, the RNCM Concerto & Gold Medal competitions, and was the recipient of the AMEB’s Sydney May Memorial Scholarship at only 13.

Camille founded new music ensemble Black Square Quartet in 2018. She is also a passionate educator and has taught at Griffith University's Young Conservatorium since 2013. Camille plays a very fine Eugenio Degani violin, made in 1897.

About 2021 Live from UQ

The School of Music is proud to present a series of virtual and in-person concerts involving our performance and academic staff together with current and past UQ students, ensembles in residence, and affiliate ensembles . If you would like to receive regular updates on School of Music events, consider signing up to our Friends of Music Newsletter.

We are excited to offer this - and all livestreamed concerts - to our entire community free of charge. However, we hope you will consider making a gift to the Friends of Music Scholarship Fund, which supports our student musicians.

In 2021 the Live from UQ series will seat a total of 60 live audience members and will be livestreamed through our YouTube and social media platforms. Audiences must register to attend concerts in-person. 

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