It's ARIA Awards time! Last year Music Love was there to cover all the women in music winners and nominees, and here we are! Ready to go again. Fenella Henderson-Zuel was at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney for today's Nomination announcements, as well as the winners for the Artisan and Fine Arts Awards.Read More
Katie Noonan has once again ascended the heights of artistic endeavour, announcing a brand new show at the Sydney Opera House. On this very special occasion, she will take to the stage with her gorgeous group Elixir - featuring her husband Zac - as well as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and perform works written with cartoonist and poet Michael Leunig. Not only is this a great meeting of minds and hearts, Leunig will be drawing live on stage.Read More
Megan has such a warm and inviting voice, with glorious grain and delivers each and every song with precision and heart in equal measure. From the jazz standards, to rock covers and her original pop music (how good is her dreamy track Saint Lo), Megan's chops are malleable, keeping us guessing what's coming up next, and after an upcoming national orchestra tour, get ready for a brand new album in 2018.Read More
On Saturday 10 June in Sydney, Music Love and Vivid Ideas hosted a very special morning event called Pathway to Platform. An all women panel of experts from all areas of the Australian music industry spoke to a very engaged audience who came out on a cold, rainy morning to hear wisdom from women who excel in technology, policy, performance, business, production, marketing and more. We have finally put together the audio of this extremely special morning back in June together for you! Prepare to be informed and inspired in episode 10 of Music Love's Women in Music Podcast.Read More
In this conversation with Music Love's Julie Kerr, Kate Miller-Heidke says the times when her musical pathway has been a bit bumpy, have motivated her to keep creating and making new works. And that's why we love and admire her discipline and talent - who, by the way, has a heck of a lot more to offer.Read More
On Saturday 10 June in Sydney, Music Love and Vivid Ideas hosted a very special morning event called Pathway to Platform. An all women panel of experts from all areas of the Australian music industry spoke to a very engaged audience who came out on a cold, rainy morning to hear wisdom from women who excel in technology, policy, performance, business, production, marketing and more. Industry magazine The Industry Observer were clever and kind enough to film the entire morning for those who couldn't come! So prepare a place for yourself with a notebook, and some back to back beverages, enjoy, be informed and inspired.Read More
Dr Rita Crews is the President of the Music Teachers’ Association (MTA) of NSW, editor of The Studio journal and Deputy Chair of the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) NSW where she represents private music teachers. She has over 30 years teaching experience at private and tertiary levels, has been an AMEB examiner since 1988, and is currently Chief Examiner for written subjects in NSW and for online examinations for the Federal AMEB. Rita has published many articles and reviews, and some of her piano works are included in the AMEB syllabus. She is currently writing the history of the AMEB for the 2018 Centenary. Rita was named International Woman of the Year for services to music education by the Cambridge Biographical Centre in 1992-93, and in 2002 created a Fellow of the Australian Society of Musicology and Composition for her contribution to Australian music and composers. The 2008 inaugural edition of Who’s Who in NSW contained her biography as does the 2017 edition of Who's Who of Australian Women. In 2014 Rita was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia and in 2015, the Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of New England. Here, she reflects on a life in music education, with some fascinating insights. Like the fact that the Music Teachers' Association has been negotiating with the Government for 88 years to properly recognise and register studio music teachers. We look forward to hosting you at Vivid and for our audience to hear from such an esteemed Australian woman. (Remember to subscribe and receive 25% off the ticket price!)Read More
Shefali is the Assistant Principal Oboist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Shefali grew up in Sydney where she graduated with first class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During her studies she participated in numerous programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra and was a member of the Sydney Sinfonia. Upon graduating she joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe.
In 2004 and 2005 Shefali studied with Stefan Schilli at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Not long after her return to Australia she was appointed Associate Principal Oboe. In 2006 she won the Other Instrumental category of the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards. She has performed as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, including performances with violinist Nigel Kennedy in 2006.
Shefali has also performed as guest principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia, and as a casual musician with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Sydney Omega Ensemble and has performed with the Australia Ensemble, Sydney Soloists, and Southern Cross Soloists as well as with the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium, where she teaches oboe. She is also the Artistic Director of the SSO's Vanguard program for young philanthropists.
Shefali will no doubt offer invaluable advice to everyone when she comes to present as a panellist for Music Love and Vivid Ideas. In the meantime, she took some time to offer Music Love a taster of her wisdom.Read More
Diana Doherty is the principal oboist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She has toured and recorded extensively here and abroad, and has spent some time working in Switzerland. After her first child, Diana returned to Australia and ended up joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Her latest achievement is performing a concerto written just for her by world-renowned composer Nigel Weslake who has written scores for movies like Babe and Miss Potter. Nigel enjoyed Diana's playing so much, he made a concerto to suit her expressive style. Diana speaks to Music Love's Julie Kerr about her extensive career so far, how she wished classical music could be appreciated in more casual settings, and the burden of making one's own reeds.Read More