This concert has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Patrick Nolan (flute), Lucy Reeves (harp) and Rob Manley (cello and piano) present evocative trio works that contrast Mozart’s elegant classicism with the exotic impressionist landscapes and sparkling brilliance of undercelebrated Belgian composer Joseph Jongen.

Can't attend in person? Livestream! 

Patrick Nolan's rewarding performance career has seen him playing flute in chamber, symphony, opera and ballet orchestras. Nolan was Principal Flute in firstly the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently The Queensland Orchestra (QSO). He has played baroque, classical and contemporary concerti in flagship concert series and has participated in numerous recordings for ABC Classics, ABC Classic FM, Naxos, Tall Poppies and 4MBS Radio. Patrick derives much satisfaction in his work as a chamber musician and was a founding member of The Lunaire Collective and the Aether Ensemble. He was artist director of the 1999 Australian Flute Convention.

Since moving from orchestral life, Nolan has embarked on a career in the education of young musicians at tertiary and pre-tertiary levels and is currently the flute specialist at The University of Queensland School of Music. He also tutors at summer and winter music schools and for the wind sections in Queensland Youth Orchestra ensembles. With Michael Cox and Joanna Sullivan, Patrick has been collating Michael’s insights into the artistry and methods of flute playing.

Dr Robert Manley is a freelance multi-instrumentalist. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland and subsequently studied the cello with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music. Rob also works as a piano accompanist for the University of Queensland and Queensland Ballet. In his spare time, he has performed recorder concertos as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Mandolin Orchestra.

Rob recently completed his PhD at the University of Queensland (Feb 2021). His project investigated audience engagement strategies for classical chamber music in a regional Australian community.

As a cellist, Rob has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Camerata. His tour to Central Queensland with the Orpheus Club String Quartet was shortlisted for an APRA AMCOS Art Music Award in 2018. Rob’s festival appearances have included the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Peninsula Summer Music Festival and Next Wave Festival.


Lucy Reeves has been playing the harp for over 30 years and enjoys a fascinating and varied life performing in concert halls around Australia for Symphony, Opera and Ballet and Orchestras. She enjoys teaching harpists of all levels; working with chamber groups giving house concerts; also playing at her local hospital to create a calming atmosphere for patients and staff.

As guest principal orchestral harpist, Lucy works most regularly with the Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. She has toured several times with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and has performed nationally with Opera Australia, AOBO, MSO, WASO and ASO, internationally with NZSO, as well as for visiting international companies including the Hamburg Philharmonic.

Lucy was born in the UK and trained as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London before emigrating to Australia in 2000 where she completed her Masters in Music Studies at QCGU.

Lucy also teaches the Alexander Technique and has been running a private practice in Brisbane since 2008. Playing music for so many years naturally led Lucy to explore the unity of body, mind and spirit; how thoughts and the state of our physical bodies can influence our souls ability to express freely. For more information please visit meanswhereby.com.au.

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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Livestream URL: https://bit.ly/UQ12AugVirtualConcert
Nickson Room