Robert Davidson

12 May 2021 12:00pm
Exploring the textures and melodic webs possible with the double bass, this concert will feature the solo double bass and its transformation through layering its sound on itself.

Instant Music

13 May 2021 1:00pm
The music in this concert will all be invented on the spot by all the musicians on stage, led by Dr Robert Davidson, the head of composition in the UQ School of Music. Some improvised coordination will be assisted by techniques of “Sound Painting” in which hand gestures communicate various instructions, facilitating some coordination and varying of textures.

Waves of Sound and Song

15 May 2021 7:00pm
UQ Chamber Singers (Directed by Graeme Morton)
UQ Brass (Directed by Bob Schultz)

Admission: $25 ($15 concession).

Pulse Chamber Orchestra

16 May 2021 11:00am
Join Pulse Chamber Orchestra for a morning of string orchestra masterpieces in the elegant surrounds of Customs House. The program features Telemann’s evocative depiction of the adventures of Don Quixote along with one of Bach’s most enduring masterpieces, his Brandenburg Concerto no.4 featuring 4th year flute students Jessica Walther and Katya Willett as soloists. The program concludes with Elgar’s beautifully intimate Serenade for Strings.

UQ Singers

18 May 2021 11:00am
The UQ School of Music will present a morning of lieder and operatic ensembles, featuring singers from the UQ Opera Scenes and Alumni singers from the Bachelor of Music program. Instrumentalists will collaborate with pianists Jasmine Buckley, Reuben Flower and renowned vocal coach and pianist John Woods.

First Prize Winners Concert

20 May 2021 1:00pm
Finalists will present their performances from the Wind and Brass, Ethel Osborne, and Sleath String competitions. Join us live in the Nickson Room, UQ St Lucia, or watch online.

Ode To Joy: Dane Lam conducts Beethoven 9

23 May 2021 2:00pm
Experience Ludwig van Beethoven’s exhilarating Ninth Symphony with Maestro Dane Lam, the newly appointed Director and Conductor of The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The UQSO will be joined by the UQ Chorus and soloists Sarah Crane, Maria Woolford, Rosario La Spina and Shaun Brown.


27 May 2021 1:00pm
Seren8 is an exciting young group of classical musicians who are passionate about using their craft to enrich the lives of the community around them.

Madeleine Cocolas and Chris Perren

2 June 2021 12:00pm
Magic City Counterpoint is Madeleine Cocolas and Chris Perren. Together, they make evocative and textural electronic music. 

Choral Greats

12 June 2021 1:00pm
Join Dr Graeme Morton as he takes listeners on a journey through some of his most sublime favourites, explaining something of their significance and highlighting world-leading choirs who take delight in performing these works.


Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

8 May 2021 1:00pm
UQSO's new conductor Dane Lam will present a series of works related to project week at the UQ School of Music

Viney-Grinberg Duo

6 May 2021 1:00pm
Anna Grinberg and Liam Viney will perform The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, arranged for two pianos. The arrangement was created by Stravinsky himself so that the Ballet Russes could rehearse the work ahead of its 1913 premiere in Paris.

Dr Jennifer MacRitchie

29 April 2021 3:00pm
Dr Jennifer MacRitchie presents on her research topic titled: New musical tools and technologies for older adults' wellbeing

New Sounds

29 April 2021 1:00pm
Percussionist Angus Wilson + pianist Alex Raineri bring together the familiar sounds of Gershwin alongside new sounds by three of Australia’s most vibrant compositional voices.

Milijana Nikolic and Rosario la Spina

22 April 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Milijana Nikolic and Rosario la Spina will bring Italian opera to life, right here in the Nickson Room, St Lucia, with highlights from Aida and Il Trovatore.

Modern Times

10 April 2021 1:00pm
Dr Robert Davidson will present music of the twentieth century that has a significant connection with historical events, during the world wars, the dictatorships and the political turmoil.

Nature Spirit

1 April 2021 1:00pm
Pianist Alex Raineri, described by Limelight Magazine as “a soloist of superb skill and musicality” brings a varied and colourful program of music about nature and birdsong, to the beautiful acoustics and glorious concert grand Steinway of UQ's Nickson Room.

2021 UQ School of Music Welcome BBQ

25 March 2021 2:00pm4:00pm
The UQ School of Music will host a BBQ to welcome our new and current student cohort into the new year. The event will offer a chance to meet our staff, music societies and intermingle while enjoying free food.

Stories Without Words

25 March 2021 1:00pm
Peter Luff (horn), Camille Barry (violin) and Catherine Likhuta (piano/composer) will perform their concert titled 'Stories Without Words'.

Anna Grinberg, Adam Chalabi, Patrick Murphy

18 March 2021 1:00pm
Adam Chalabi (violin), Patrick Murphy (cello) and Anna Grinberg (piano) join forces to perform two masterworks- Haydn’s ebullient trio in A major and the second of Brahms‘s three monumental piano trios.

Muses Trio

11 March 2021 1:00pm
Muses Trio celebrate International Women’s Day and their 9th season together with HOMEGROWN: striking new world premieres written recently for the Muses Trio by Australian women composers.

Shaun Brown and Liam Viney

4 March 2021 1:00pm
Shaun Brown and Liam Viney present two of the great German song cycles.

HDR Symposium

1 December 2020 8:30am
The UQ School of music will be hosting its 2020 Higher Degree Research Symposium that will showcase work being undertaken by our Higher Degree Research students (PhD and MPhil) and School of Music academics.

Associate Professor Collins presents Music from UQ

14 November 2020 1:00pm
Associate Professor Denis Collins will present a selection of music by the great Elizabethan composer William Byrd (1543-1623)

Software of Seagulls

4 November 2020 12:00pm
Software of Seagulls’ concert as part of UQ School of Music’s 2020 Art museum concert series will showcase brand new pieces alongside works from the very beginnings of the project in 2013.

Shaun Brown and Liam Viney

30 October 2020 1:00pm
Shaun Brown and Liam Viney present two of the great German song cycles - Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love) by Schumann and An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Adam Chalabi and Anna Grinberg

23 October 2020 1:00pm
Adam Chalabi (violin) and Anna Grinberg (piano) will present works by Brisbane composer Robert Davidson, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and Ludwig Van Beethoven

Prize Winners Concert 2 (featuring Mitchell Leigh)

16 October 2020 1:00pm
Our second Prize Winners Concert features finalists in the Percussion Prize, O’Brien Family Prize for Wind and Brass, and the Sleath String Performance Prize.

Kieran Welch: A Missing Moon

7 October 2020 12:00pm
Exploring the spaces in between contemporary art music, experimental electronic music and EDM, A Missing Moon is a gripping journey through genre and emotion.

Organ Recital

26 September 2020 6:00pm
UQ chorale specialist and Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral (Brisbane) Graeme Morton AM will perform an organ recital featuring works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Franck and many more.

Viney Grinberg Duo

25 September 2020 1:00pm
The Viney-Grinberg Duo return to the School of Music Virtual Concert Series to present two works for two pianists. First, one of Schubert’s most tragic late pieces, the Fantasie in F minor. Then Rachmaninoff’s Suite for two pianos Op. 5, a work that explores the world of human emotions through the sounds of the physical world; rippling water and a gondolier's song, bird calls, tear drops, and the mighty iconic bells of Russian Orthodox churches.

As the dark awaits the dawn

18 September 2020 7:30pm

Australian Music Concert

18 September 2020 1:00pm
UQ students will present a concert showcasing seminal works by iconic Australian composers of the 20th and 21st century. Together with Southern Cross Soloist pianist Alex Raineri, our students will feature works from Carl Vine, Andrew Ford and a newly commissioned work by a UQ student composer.

Patrick Murphy presents Music from UQ

12 September 2020 1:00pm
Our cello specialist will present a show featuring works from Beethoven, Schoenberg and Tavener