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Brent Miller

General Details

Registered AMEB Percussion examiner; Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance with Honours (Class I); Master of Music Research

Brent Miller (Australia) has performed nationally and internationally as a Timpanist and Percussionist with Orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Malaysian Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Japan), Singapore Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, the Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. His chamber music involvements have included performances with Southern Cross Soloists, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Queensland Virtuosi, Sydney Camerata, Camerata of St. John’s and conducting engagements with Griffith Chamber Players.

Through his freelance engagements, Brent has had the privilege of performing alongside artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Diana Krall, Tim Minchin, Lang Lang, Sinead O’Conner, Kate Ceberano, The Wiggles, Anthony Callea, Katie Noonan and Gurrumul Yunupingu.

As an educator, Brent is a Percussion Examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and has frequently tutored percussionists of the Queensland Youth Orchestras. He has given a timpani masterclass to students of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and several school workshops around Australia, including a weeklong rhythm workshop for students of all instruments at Southern Cross Soloists’ Rockhampton Winter Music School.

Brent studied a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance with Tom O’Kelly and Vanessa Tomlinson at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. He graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal. He is currently completing a Master of Music Research as a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

Other career highlights include:

• Being chosen as the Timpanist with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011 – one of four Australians to join 101 Musicians from 33 countries for a week that culminated in a concert at the Sydney Opera House conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

• Invited to be the Timpanist of the World Youth Orchestra in 2012 (return invitation for 2013).

• Timpanist for the Australian Youth Orchestra’s 2010 International Tour to Europe and China including performances at the BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

• Winner of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Award 2008 and invited to record the test piece for the competition (Clockwork Lemon by Stuart Greenbaum) with Rhythmscape Publishing Australia.

These details were last updated on February 22, 2016

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