INTRODUCING THE ARTISTS FOR THE 2019 TYALGUM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Michael Askill

Dr Michael Askill (PhD – University of Queensland), is a percussionist, composer, musical director, musical ambassador and educator. He has collaborated with some of the world's leading musicians and choreographers including Laurie Anderson (USA), Tenzin Choegyal (Tibet), Omar Faruk Tekbilek (Turkey), Graeme Murphy (Aus) and Meryl Tankard (Aus).

 

As former Artist Director of Synergy Percussion he directed collaborations with Trilok Gurtu (India), Aly N'Diaye Rose (Senegal), Terry Riley (USA), Dave Samuels (USA), Fritz Hauser (Switzerland) and many others.

 

Before embarking on a successful independent career, he was Principal Timpanist with the Melbourne Symphony and then Principal Percussionist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 Askill was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Percussive Arts Society.

Greta Bradman

Soprano Greta Bradman is one of Australasia’s most celebrated operatic and concert artists.  Her 2015 début album for Decca Classics My Hero with conductor Richard Bonynge received five-star reviews and topped the classical and classical crossover ARIA charts for several months.  Her latest release Home enjoyed similar success in 2018.

 

Recent performance highlights include Mimi (La bohème) for Opera Australia, Lisa (La sonnambula) for Victorian Opera and the title roles in Theodora (Canberra) and Rodelinda (Melbourne).

 

Winner of the 2013–14 Australian International Opera Award and the APRA/AMCOS Award in 2013, Greta is a Helpmann Award nominee and was Limelight Magazine’s 2015 Australian Artist of the Year.
 

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Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra

Performing without a conductor, Camerata’s Artistic Associates and their guests proudly take full ownership of their music-making in the spirit of chamber music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice to empower artists, inspire audiences, and enrich communities through music.

 

As Artistic Associates, our players contribute to the strategic direction of Camerata, are integral to the process of programming the season of works, and provide performance and training opportunities for the next generation of Queensland artists through the Upbeat program. 

 

With a reputation for innovation and interesting and adventurous programming, the ensemble is extremely flexible in its repertoire and thrives in collaborations with artists from all art forms.

 

In 2018 Camerata employed over 70 artists across 75 projects, reaching an audience of 35,000. Camerata’s commitment to enriching communities through music continues to grow in 2019 with its annual regional Queensland tour to include the commissioning of a new Australian work, free public performances, education engagements and workshops with local schools and students and visits to residents in aged care facilities.

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Tenzin Cheogyal

Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador. Born to a family of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal proudly continues the unbroken nomadic lineage which is central to his musical repertoire. His musical collaborations with classical string ensembles and African, Indian, indigenous Australian and Mongolian musicians, resulting in many innovative and evocative performances.

While it is vital to keep these Tibetan musical traditions alive, Tenzin also believes an even more precious legacy is that of Tibetan warm-heartedness, as personified by Tibet’s spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

 

Over the years, he has enjoyed a successful international career as a musician, playing at such prestigious events as WOMAD and for Tibet House at Carnegie Hall, New YorkIn 2008 Tenzin founded the annual Festival of Tibet in Brisbane, Australia, which showcases Tibetan culture. Through his music and cultural activities such as the Brisbane Festival of Tibet, Himalayan Film Festival and Women with Wisdom concert series (Sydney Opera House, Federation Square) Tenzin shares the Tibetan story of what it really means in being human though his art.

In addition to his solo performances, Tenzin is an avid collaborator with musicians from diverse cultures, traditions and genres. With his world music band Tibet2Timbuk2, classical western (with Camerata -Chamber Orchestra), contemporary (with Philip Glass), Michael Askill and ancient traditional (with didgeridoo master William Barton), Tenzin has released six independent albums and recently collaborated with Philip Glass on the score for the film ‘The Last Dalai Lama?’. With Laurie Anderson, Tenzin is now working on an interpretation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to be release by the Smithsonian Institution in 2019.

Anna Grinberg

Dr Anna Grinberg is a Piano Performance Fellow and Lecturer at the School of Music, University of Queensland. Born in the former Soviet Union, Anna has concertised in the United States, Australia, Israel, and Europe. Her engagements have included solo and chamber music performances at prestigious venues in the United States, including Royce Hall at Los Angeles and New York's Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has performed as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Paul Mellon Chamber Orchestra. She performs as a member of the Viney-Grinberg Duo, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Queensland. 

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