Sat Jun 30 Sydney Conservatorium Students with David Miller AM The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Great Southern Tour has been a highlight in the Montague Visiting Artists calendar and this year is no exception. The music will include chamber music for Brass Quintet (Koominka and Charlie Bale: Trumpets, Eve McEwen: Horn, Jamie McCarthy: Trombone, Andrew Jefferies: Tuba), as well as arias and lieder sung by tenor Alexander Young, accompanied by the indomitable David Miller on piano. The concert is at 2:30 pm, Sat Jun 30 St Paul’s Anglican Church Tilba St, Narooma Tickets $25 at the door, $23 from Mitre 10, Narooma or Nested on Wallaga, Bermagui School students free. Kindly supported by Heather Kenway Enquiries: 4476 7917, firstname.lastname@example.org more information www.montaguechoristers.org/next-concert
David Miller is widely recognized as one of Australia's leading pianists, chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. He is also highly regarded as a mentor for young ensemble pianists and repetiteurs. He has been appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for his service to music.David’s distinguished career has included partnerships with many internationally renowned singers and instrumentalists, and he has been a member of a number of Australian chamber music ensembles. He is a founding member of the acclaimed Grevillea Ensemble and pianist in the innovative Charisma Trio. He also performed with the legendary contemporary music group Flederman and the Huntington Piano Trio, and has toured and recorded regularly for the ABC and 2MBS-FM and also served for several years on the Artistic Review Panel for Musica Viva Australia, touring for them with the original Song Company. In his role as chair of the Piano Accompaniment Unit, David introduced a uniquely innovative and comprehensive program of study at both graduate and undergraduate levels. David’s studio has produced many of Australia¹s finest young piano accompanists, and he was instrumental in setting up the Geoffrey Parsons Australian Scholarship and other awards to assist young accompanists and repetiteurs. David has conducted masterclasses and lectures for schools, universities, conservatoriums, music organizations and music conferences in many parts of Australia and Asia. In 2006 he was the artist-in-residence at a highly successful Festival of Accompanists in Adelaide. On several occasions, he has been a panel member for the Mietta Song Recital Awards and a guest artist on the staff of the Australian National Academy of Music. He has also been the official pianist for the finals of the prestigious McDonald’s Operatic Aria and early in 2009 coordinated an innovative and highly successful Collaborative Pianist Program at the prestigious Australian String Academy’s Summer School in Sydney. He has given a number of illustrated lectures on the art of accompaniment to organizations such at the Music Teachers’ Association and the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing. David is currently the president of the Accompanists' Guild of NSW and very active in the promotion of piano accompaniment as an independent art form worthy of professional recognition and academic research.