Welcome to my blog! I’m thinking I’ll use this space to talk about my concerts and creative projects. It will also be a good space for sharing ideas.
I was privileged to play cello in the Australian Doctors Orchestra’s (ADO) concert last weekend in Brisbane, Queensland. The program included the Overture to Le Cheval de Bronze by Auber, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor with soloist Evgeny Ukhanov, and finishing with the magnificent Symphony No 6 in F major by … Read: The Australian Doctors Orchestra
I have played with the DSO for more than 15 yrs. It is a community orchestra with a professional core and it provides around 8 concerts a year. Last Friday, we performed at the Darwin Gardens Amphitheatre with a Led Zeppelin tribute band – the Zep Boys, who were the epitome of musicianship and professionalism. … Read: Darwin Symphony Orchestra
On the 10th May, 2015, The Arafura Ensemble performed the hauntingly beautiful Pie Jesu by Lili Boulanger as part of a concert “Women in Chamber Music”. This concert featured music of women composers and arrangers in a number of genres and styles. The soloist was Stevie Kyriacou and the video was made by Dave Newman. The … Read: Pie Jesu by Lili Boulanger
There was a time when I questioned my credentials as a composer. After all, working as a doctor in general practice was the day job that paid my bills and how others defined me. I’ve come to think differently about that over time, and that in turn has brought me a certain internal peace. Because … Read: Combining a career in Music and Medicine
I am so excited to be writing my first full length ballet. It is called The Brolga and the Star. I have had preliminary meetings with the choreographer and conductor – the story line is developing in the usual organic way, along with my musical ideas. The performance is planned for the end of 2016. It is … Read: My ballet