Music at Ten: Wendy Hiscocks, piano

Event date: 
Saturday, 12th August, 2017 - 10:00 am
Venue: 
Bundanoon Soldiers' Memorial Hall
Admission: 
Entrance $10. Children under 18 free.

Australia composer-pianist Wendy Hiscocks (1963) studied in Sydney with Peter Sculthorpe before moving to London. Her music has been performed by major international artists and ensembles such as Piers Lane (piano), Michael Collins (clarinet), Elizabeth Connell (soprano), Schubert Ensemble and Jesus College Choir at a range of venues and festivals including the Amadeus Festival (Geneva) and Australian Chamber Music Festival (Townsville) to London’s Purcell Room and the Kusatsu International Summer Academy and Festival (Japan). Championing Australian music has been a lifelong interest; she is in the final stages of writing the first biography of Arthur Benjamin, and is Artistic Director of CAM (Celebrating Australian Music), a yearly celebration of Australian music in the heart of London launching in 2017. Her music has recently been praised in International Piano as a ‘rare and wonderful phenomenon: memorable contemporary piano music that is original while maintaining a broad debt to traditional tonality...Hiscocks has something worth communicating’. 

For more information about her work visit her website www.wendyhiscocks.com