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.

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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.


Prior to completing his PhD at UQ, Dr Robert Manley studied the cello with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music. Robert has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Robert has toured extensively in regional New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania. His tour to Central Queensland with the Orpheus Club String Quartet was shortlisted for an APRA AMCOS Art Music Award in 2018. Robert is also a professional piano accompanist and recorder player. He has worked as a staff pianist with Queensland Ballet since 2015. With Eureka Ensemble, he recently premiered the world's first work for recorder and whipper snipper in an apple evaporator shed in Franklin, Tasmania.


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


About 2022 Live at UQ Concert Series

The University of Queensland, School of Music is proud to present our Concert Series for 2022. 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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