Born in Sydney, Donald Hollier studied piano at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music. He spent much of his life working with choirs, and his many appointments in this field include conductor of the Canberra Choral Society in 1976, and Musical Director of Canberra Opera.
Donald Hollier's own compositions include an opera, works for chorus and orchestra, stage works, chamber music, and solo pieces for piano, harpsichord and organ. He has received many commissions, including those from the ABC, the Sydney Organ Society, the University of Melbourne, Duo Contemporain, and the Sydney Philharmonia. Hollier was composer-in-residence with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 1990 and 1991.
Compositions by Donald Hollier appear on
Peter Constant plays classical guitar music by Australian composers. With Marion Schaap (guitar), Mardi McSullea (flute) and Helen Noonan (soprano).
Donald Hollier also appears on
This CD contains historic recordings made during the inaugural recital series in 1979 when the organ was launched.