Emily Granger - Harp
Emily has performed as Guest Principal Harp with the Chicago, Sydney, Tasmanian, and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Orchestra Victoria and Opera Australia. Upcoming performances include recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House Utzon Room and City Recital Hall with the Omega Ensemble. Emily will be a musician in residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts November 2019 and Mt. Wilson Artist Residency in January 2020. Some of Emily's most notable performances include performing for the French President and Australian Prime Minister, with Sarah Blasko at the National Gallery of Australia, and guest appearances on the Steve Harvey Show. Emily has premiered new works Elena Kats-Chernin, Elliot Gyger, Richard Mills, Bernard Andrès and Alfredo Rolando-Ortiz. She has performed and recorded with renowned musicians such as Hugh Jackman, Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Janelle Monáe, Diesel, the International Chamber Artists, Flinders String Quartet, and Nexas Saxophone Quartet.
Emily's interest in new music began during her studies at Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music where she spent three years performing with the IU New Music Ensemble. Then during her studies in Chicago she performed with Ensemble Dal Niente, Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble and at the Ear Taxi Festival. Emily has premiered works by Richard Mills, Bernard Andrès, Alfredo Rolando-Ortiz, Hilary Purrington, Nicholas Davies, Elliott Bark, Tristan Coelho, Mark Oliverio, Andrew Batt-Rawden, Martin Kay and Marguerite Lynn Williams.
Timothy Brigden - Percussion
Percussionist Timothy Brigden has worked as a percussionist professionally since 2004, with groups such as the Sydney Symphony, Synergy Percussion, Sydney Chamber Opera, Queensland Symphony, Australian Ballet, Opera Australia Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonic in New Zealand and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic and the Royal Opera House Orchestra in Britain.
Equally at home in a chamber ensemble setting, Timothy has performed with a wide range of artists in different genres, such as with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, River Guegarian, Korean drumming group “Noreum Machi” at the Oz Asia Festival in Adelaide and the Bellingen Festival with Synergy Percussion; Baroque Timpani with Australian Baroque Brass and with members from Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields; and the London Mozart players in the UK. Timothy is also an established jazz drummer, having performed with such artists as James Morrison and Jacqui Dankworth; and drums regularly with Saxophone collective “Sax Summit”. Timothy has performed with members of the Australia Ensemble with Collegium Musicum and is the percussionist for the Hourglass Ensemble with whom he has premiered several new Australian works. As an educator, Timothy has tutored at The Arts Unit NSW, including at state music camps; and at Barker College music department, amongst others. He currently tutors at Scot’s College and at The Conservatorium High School. He has been an adjudicator at the Optimum Percussion Eisteddfod and also the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod for the past three years.