What is the future of classical music in this country? Is it bright, overcast or downright bleak? In particular, what do Australia’s most promising young musicians have to say about it? Celebrated conductor and music educationalist Richard Gill invited six of Sydney’s best and brightest young musicians, four composers and two instrumentalists, to join him at Fine Music 102.5 studios for an intimate chat about the state of music in Australia:
Holly Harrison, 24, composer born in the Blue Mountains and influenced by the work of Lewis Carroll;
Anastasia Pahos, 22, composer who writes largely sacred-inspired music;
Alice Chance, 20, composer and Gambist who is particularly interested in writing new music for historic instruments;
Nicholas Vines, 38, who recently released a disc entitled Torrid Nature Scenes with the Callithumpian Consort;
Alicia Crossley, 28, Recorder virtuoso and contemporary music champion;
Thomas Rann, 32, Cellist and Artistic Director of the highly acclaimed Australia Piano Quartet.
We have edited this fascinating discussion into a 72-minute podcast, available to listen to below for free.
A summary of the discussion can be found in the December 2014 issue of Limelight.