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2018

Kupka's Piano continues its focus on commissioning, premiering and documenting new music by Australian composers in 2018. 

The major project in 2018 is commissioning and recording six new works by emerging Australian composers. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the ensemble is delighted to commission works by Holly Harrison, Samantha Wolf, Samuel Smith, Lisa Illean, Jakob Bragg, and member Hannah Reardon-Smith. These works will be premiered in August at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and recorded shortly after in a studio session by ABC Classic FM for release on a New Waves podcast.

As typical for the ensemble, Kupka's Piano will also present performances of smaller instrumental formation at the University of Queensland and Lagavulin (at the Piano Mill, Wilson's Downfall NSW). 

The ensemble looks forward to devoting time to these projects and scheming for what's next.

 

Sometimes reviewing a concert can be a drag—maybe the work is just not that interesting, or the performances not that good and it is hard to think of anything to say. But sometimes reviewing is difficult because the concert is such a pleasure that I really don’t want to be listening-to-write, I just want to sit back and enjoy the unfolding moment. This was that sort of concert.
— Greg Hooper, RealTime Arts (2016)