Flautist Derek Jones, and pianist Leigh Harrold present this anthology of contemporary Australian Flute Music.
Some of the finest names in Australian composition are represented here, Peter Sculthorpe, Barry Conyngham, Brian Brown, Anne Boyd, Mark Pollard, Phyllis Batchelor as well as Derek Jones.
Derek Jones has enjoyed an extensive performing career throughout Australia, Europe USA, and Asia. His performing career includes solo performances with the Melbourne Symphony, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the latter involving solo appearances in Carnegie Hall, New York. Derek has toured Europe and Asia with recital performances in London, Manchester, Dublin, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy and in 2016 will perform in Canada.
Leigh has performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, Africa and Australia as both soloist and chamber musician, including concerts at Australia House in London, the Royal Academy of Music, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Harare International Festival of Arts, and concerto engagements with many Australian orchestras.
- Flute Solo
- Flute Solo
- Mission hymn
- Flute (2001) Barry Conyngham
- Lily's Garden Brian Brown
- Stillness Derek Jones
- Goldfish through summer rain (1979) Anne Boyd
- Under simple stars (1989) Mark Pollard
- Molto Allegro
Songs of Sea and Sky Peter Sculthorpe
Sonata (1972) Phyllis Batchelor
Born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1929 and passing away in 2014, Peter Sculthorpe was one of Australia's best-known composers and a fine pianist. Recordings of Sculthorpe's orchestral works and music for strings have won a number of Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIA).
Born in Sydney Australia, Barry Conyngham has received numerous awards, prizes and grants for composition, including Churchill (1970), Harkness (1972-74), Australia Council (1974-5), and Senior Fulbright (1982) Fellowships. He has an ARIA, two Sounds Australian Critics Awards and two Maggs Awards.
For over three decades Brian Brown has been at the forefront of new Australian music. His music is passionate, individual and in many ways uniquely Australian. He has recieved numerous state and national Arts Council grants for both composition and performance.
Currently teaching composition at the Victorian College of the Arts, Mark Pollard completed a Masters degree at La Trobe University and has been awarded several prizes.
Phyllis Batchelor was born in Healesville. At 17 she began playing for the ABC and by her 20s was one of the most frequently heard artists, often performing her own works. She was honoured with the OAM in 1993 in recognition of her service to the performing arts.