Trish Dean

Tasmanian born Trish Dean is the co-Artistic Director and cellist of Ensemble Q, with whom she is a national and regional touring artist for Musica Viva and Company in Residence at QPAC.

She has performed worldwide in the capacity of soloist, chamber musician and in her former role as a Principal with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has been a featured artist at festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, George Town Festival in Penang, Oxford May Music Festival, Dunkeld Festival, Bangalow Music Festival and many more. As Artistic Director she led the APRA award winning Camden Haven Music Festival for six years, and was Artistic Director of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium before creating Ensemble Q with her husband, Paul Dean. 

Trish has recorded for ABC Classics, Ensemble Q Artists, 2MBS Records, Solitary Island Records and is regularly heard on ABC Classic FM. She has performed and broadcast the Australian Premieres of both the Myaskovsky Sonata No 2 for Cello and Piano and Prokofiev Sonata for Solo Cello, and has performed world premieres of cello or chamber works for composers including Matthew Hindson, Ross Edwards, Peter Sculthorpe, Paul Dean, Andrew Schultz, Carl Vine, and many more Australian composers. A major prize winner in the ABC Young Performers Awards and other prizes, Trish has performed as soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Brisbane Symphony and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestras. She teaches cello at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and is a member of the Australian World Orchestra. 

Trish Dean is featured on the following titles

Trying to remember what I chose to forget

Works for violin, viola and cello, and piano by composer Frank Millward are an exploration of the way we choose to listen, process and subsequently remember.

Performer: cello