A touch of Vienna
Dates & times
Thu 23 April 2020, 12:30pm
ANU Drill Hall Gallery
Image: Anthony Browell
Thursday Lunchtime Series co-produced by Canberra International Music Festival and The Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery
CIMF’s Artistic Director, Roland Peelman kicks off the lunchtime series with a classic Viennese program and a mystery guest!
Lunchtime program to include
W.A. Mozart, 10 Variations on “Unser dummer Pöbel meint”, K 455
A. Schönberg, 6 Kleine Klavierstücke op 19
“His encyclopaedic understanding of performing and visual arts and his theatrical instinct place him in constant demand as a musician of flair and imagination.” Anthony Jeffrey, Many Faces of Inspiration.
At the helm of the Festival since 2015 is our Artistic Director Roland Peelman, an acclaimed musician of great versatility who has established a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative musical directors.
Born in Belgium, Roland Peelman has been active in Australia over 30 years as a conductor, pianist, artistic director and mentor to composers, singers and musicians alike.
For his commitment to the creative arts in Australia, he has received numerous accolades, including the NSW Award for “the most outstanding contribution to Australian Music by an individual’ in 2005. In 2006 he was named ‘musician of the year’ by the Sydney Morning Herald and he has since featured regularly as one of the most influential people in the Australian arts scene. Over a period of 25 year years, he transformed The Song Company into one of Australia’s most outstanding and innovative ensembles. In addition, he instigated and directed an impressive list of new work, orchestral, vocal and operatic.
Roland worked for 7 years with Opera Australia (1984-91) before becoming The Song Company’s Artistic Director (1990-2015) as well as Music Director of Sydney Metropolitan Opera (1989-94) and the Hunter Orchestra in Newcastle (1990-97).
He currently divides his time between CIMF, Ensemble Offspring, various projects, operatic and other, in Australia and overseas, both as conductor and pianist.
Photo credit Anthony Browell