Sprung Percussion

Formed in 1997, Sprung Percussion is made up of six dynamic young percussionists dedicated to the performance and recording of contemporary music. Works has been especially written for the ensemble by Australian composers Moya Henderson, Ian Shanahan and Timothy Davies.

Richard Gleeson

A founding member of Sprung Percussion, Richard graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of music in 1993 with High Distinction. He was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra as principal percussionist for four years and toured with them extensively. Richard has performed with Camerata Australia under Paul Dyer and was an ABC apprentice with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Coruscations, the Australia Ensemble, the Sydney Opera House Orchestra and the Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Timothy Paillas

Timothy studied under Daryl Pratt at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was awarded the Conservatorium Percussion Award and a Reuben Scarf Award for excellence. He has worked with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Opera House Orchestra and in Phantom of the Opera and toured extensively with the Australian Youth Orchestra as principle percussionist. Timothy performs regularly with Sprung Percussion and Coruscations and is a founding member of Big Bang Theory.

Timothy Constable (marimba, A Pater Noster)

Timothy, currently studying under Daryl Pratt and Ian Cleworth, is involved in a broad range of activities from orchestral and ensemble performance to experimental jazz and free improvisation. A central interest is the development of repertoire and playing technique of the marimba. He has been awarded a Queen's Trust Scholarship to facilitate further study overseas.

Miriam Allan (soprano)

Miriam studied under Philip Matthias, her father Christopher Allan and the late Anthony Jennings and is a recipient of the Doris Smith Scholarship for advanced vocal study. She has appeared as soloist with the University's Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and has been a guest member of the Song Company, Coro Inominata and the Ensemble of the Golden Age.

Miriam Lawson (harp)

Miriam was Principal Harpist with the Tasmanian Symphony before coming to the University of Newcastle where she now teaches. She has worked with many of Australia's leading orchestras and ensembles. Currently, she appears regularly with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestras.

Andrew Chubb (viola)

Andrew graduated from the University of Newcastle majoring in pianoforte and viola. Currently, he lectures at the Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle in the fields of pianoforte, harmony and musicology. His postgraduate studies specialisation is Mozart Piano Fantasies.

Sprung Percussion appears on

Prayer Dances

Performer: Percussion

Recorded in the Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle, Christian Heim's debut Move CD features Nicholas Routley directing the Sydney Chamber Choir and Sprung Percussion in premiere performances of the two sacred Prayer Dances.