Meet our guest percussionists

In our first concert of the year we're featuring several guests and old friends as performers alongside the Kupka crew. Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Elizabeth John are two accomplished percussionists with a long history of playing new art music. In our March 8 concert - A new sun rises: Modernist music in Asia - Bec and Liz will be performing Guo Wenjing's Parade alongside our own percussionist Angus Wilson. BecLloydJones

Rebecca has worked extensively with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, The Australian National Acadmey of Music, The Royal Australian Navy Band, The Australian Youth Orchestra and as a Freelance musician with many groups including Clocked Out Duo, Isorhythmos, Speak Percussion, various chamber music ensembles and regularly performs at various events and festivals throughout Australia. In 2011, Rebecca toured with Mod Dance Company premiering Graeme Murphy’s Suite Synergy nationally. Rebecca completed her Honours Degree in 2012 at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating with the Desma Woolcock bursary for academic excellence.

Photo by Sharka Bosakova (c) 2013

Elizabeth has recently finished her Bachelor of Music in Percussion at the QLD Griffith Conservatorium, studying under Vanessa Tomlinson. In her collaborations with Kupka's local composers she was invited to perform with them in Sydney as part of Australia's New Music Network Mini Series program in 2011. Last year she ventured into event organising with Brisbane's Cage in Us festival where she worked and performed with Swedish percussion ensemble Kroumata, and worked as sub-curator on a local project to bring art into the community. With an appreciation for contemporary music and performance she received the Pearl/Adams 2012 scholarship to travel to the United States and attend the So Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University.

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