Ann Murphy

Ann teaches harpsichord and thorough bass at the University of Melbourne, and has given numerous recitals in Australia both as a soloist and in ensemble, and has recorded for the ABC.

Ann Murphy, originally a student of Max Cooke at the University of Melbourne, undertook further studies in Amsterdam with Glen Wilson, Ton Koopman and Gustav Leonhardt. She has given numerous recitals in Australia both as a soloist and in ensemble, and has recorded for the ABC. She has been a regular performer in MIFOH and other similar festivals. She has given solo recitals at several universities in Victoria, and has also worked with the German ensemble Camerata H6, and visiting European artists including Eva Legene, Walter van Hauwe, Robert Ehrlich and Evelyn Nallen. Ann teaches harpsichord and thorough bass at the University of Melbourne.

Ann Murphy is featured on the following titles

The Bach Family Circle

Performer: Harpsichord

Music for oboe and harpsichord. Acclaimed historical oboe player Geoffrey Burgess and harpsichordist Ann Murphy have compiled an exploration of the hypothetical voice of the lost Bach oboe.


Ann Murphy also appears on

Via Frescobaldi

Performer: Harpsichord

17th century Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi was conservative in style and yet an innovator in many ways. La Romanesca presents some of his improvisatory toccatas, imitative polyphonic instrumental music, and songs from his 'arie musicale' of 1630.

Bright Tracks

Performer: Harpsichord

Winner of the 1998 ABC Classic FM "Listeners' Choice" Award, this double CD set brings together chamber music by Brenton Broadstock, one of Australia's most well- established and respected composers.

Phoenix Songs

Performer: Harpsichord

Like the phoenix 'rising from the ashes', the recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself. Six of Australia's well-known contemporary composers pair the recorder with piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.


Ann Murphy is a member of

Elysium Ensemble

The Elysium Ensemble has been acclaimed by critics for its exciting performances, fine musicianship and authoritative interpretations of music from the Baroque and Classical repertoire.