Bachelor of Music (in Advanced Performance) with Honours (Class I); Master of Music Research; AMEB Percussion examiner;
Brent Miller (Australia) has an international profile as a Timpanist and Percussionist with ensembles including the Melbourne, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Malaysian Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Singapore Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Sydney Camerata, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Southern Cross Soloists, Queensland Virtuosi, Camerata of St John’s, Philharmonia Australia and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and conducting engagements with Ensemble Ardor and Camerata of St John’s.
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, Gurrumul Yunupingu, and conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Edo de Waart and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Passionate about educating, Brent is an AMEB examiner and frequently in demand for tutoring, workshops and masterclasses. He is determined to express the musical capabilities of percussion instruments to the fullest degree through orchestral, chamber and solo performances – most recently, commissioning ground-breaking new works for solo timpani with over 100 compositions being written for him.
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 May 12, 2017