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New Album: Book of Brass
To be released 16 August on Navona records: Lyrebird Brass's latest album, Book of Brass, featuring premiere recordings of works by Jennifer Higdon, Grace-Evangeline Mason, Kate Neal, Alice Humphries, and Alan Holley.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
I'm thrilled to be on Artist Faculty of the Banff Centre's summer program Chamber Music and Opera: Interplay. The summer will feature chamber opera performances of The Handmaid's Tale (Poul Ruders/Paul Bentley) and Indians on Vacation (Ian Cusson/Royce Vavrek) along with several chamber music concerts. This will be my first time back in Canada since I left Manitoba in 2012 - I miss it!
Performances in Italy, Albania, and Kosovo
I'll be joining Ken Murray on his performance at the Paganini Guitar Festival in Parma, Italy before we head to Albania and Kosovo for concerts featuring new works Enis Mullaj, Kris Sopoqoti, Eriona Rushiti, Jetmir Zaganjori, Kreshnik Aliçkaj, Avni Krasniqi, Johanna Selleck, and Alan Holley.
Premiere Recording of Michael Frazier's glad to be
I'm camptivated by the sound world created by composer Michael Frazier, and jumped at the opportunity to commission a new work from him during the dull years of the pandemic. I'm thrilled to now be able to share this beautiful work with the world.
New recording of GAMMA by Melody Eötvös
Alan Holley's All Demons Run
Lyrebird Brass releases Tonnerre de Brass
Lyrebird Brass have released an album of brass trios — all previously unrecorded — by mid-20th century Belgian and French composers. Tonnerre de Brass includes works by Lucie Vellere, Georges Barboteu, Marius Flothuis, Frits Celis, Mathieu Debaar, and Arthur Meulemans.
Lyrebird Brass releases Apex Predators
Lyrebird Brass's debut album, Apex Predators, includes works by Australian composers or written in tribute to Australia and its inhabitants. The title is not only apt for featuring the premiere recording of Catherine Likhuta’s work of the same name, but also because the ensemble's home country hosts many of the world’s deadliest creatures.
Premiere Recording of Lucie Vellère's Deux Essais
In celebration of 2022 International Women’s Day, I recorded a performance of Lucie Vellère's beautifully lyrical “Deux Essais” (1965) with my friends and colleagues Carla Blackwood and Don Immel. The piece exploits the versatility of the three instruments, moving from warm, velvety textures in the first movement to frenetic, bouncy passages in the second.
Lyrebird Brass at the MRC: Bottom of the World, Top of the Food Chain
To launch their upcoming album, Lyrebird Brass will be performing a concert of exciting brass quintets by Catherine Likhuta, Andrew Batterham, Luke Styles, Kate Neal, and Alan Holley at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Ensemble Three at the MRC: All Demons Run
Ensemble Three's upcoming Melbourne Recital Centre performance includes world premieres by Alan Holley, Melody Eötvös, and Chris Sainsbury alongside a new version of Caerwen Martin's Sleepless.
New Recording: Caerwen Martin's Sleepless with Ken Murray
Between Melbourne's two strict lockdowns in 2020, Ken Murray and I got together to experiment with recording ourselves. We made a recording of Sleepless, a hauntingly-beautiful piece by Caerwen Martin. Shoelace Creative made a video for the music so we could include it in the Guitar Perspectives Online Celebration. The full performance is available on YouTube.
ITG Profile
I'm thrilled to have been profiled in the latest International Trumpet Guild Journal. ITG created a digital repository of back issues this year, and I’ve enjoyed reading many of the fascinating articles throughout lockdown!
Brass Quintet Database Re-launched
Developed in collaboration with the American Brass Quintet, the Brass Quintet Repertoire Database is now up and running. This interactive, searchable database of original works written for brass quintet is designed to serve as a resource to performers, composers, concert presenters, and researchers. Particular attention has been paid to ensuring data is stored and presented in a manner which will help shed light on works by composers of underrepresented demographics.
New Recording: Turtle Toem on SONY/minabel labels
Now available on iTunes minabel/SONY: Dai Fujikura: Turtle Totem, featuring a live performace by Ensemble Three.
Tianjin Juilliard School's Mother Goose Suite Distance Recording
Facutly from the Tianjin Juilliard School have released a video performance of 'Le jardin féerique' from Ravel's Ma mère l'Oye. Although Ravel didn't intend for trumpet to be included, we've added a bit!
Lyrebird Brass at the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
Lyrebird Brass will be performing a concert on the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall on griday night, 19 June. Further information can be found on the MDCH website.
Yong Siew Toh Class & Concert
Faculty from the Tianjin Juilliard School and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory will be combining for a brass quintet concert on 3 February at 4pm in YST's Conservatory Concert Hall, following which I will give a masterclass for trumpet students.
Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble on Tour
Upcoming performances and masterclasses for the Tianjin Juilliard School in Shenzen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Qingdao, and Beijing.
Yamaha Artist Video
New Yamaha Artist video part of Yamaha Australia's "Backstage" series, featuring Frankie....and me playing some Bach and Scelsi.
New Recording with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Now available on iTunes by ABC Classics: Andrew Schultz: Century, with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under Hamish McKeich. Includes Symphony No. 3 'Century', Op. 91, Peace, Op. 93, and August Offensive, Op. 92.
Tianjin Juilliard School Appointment
I have been appointed the trumpet teacher at the Tianjin Juilliard School, commencing in their 2019-2020 school year. For information on the school, please visit
New Release: Ensemble Three's Despite Our Silent Elders
Despite Our Silent Elders, Ensemble Three's latest album, featuring works by Katy Abbott, Christian O'Brien, Andrew Ford, Jane Hammond, Elliott Hughes, and Harry Sdraulig is now available.
New Release: Sonatas by Stuart Greenbaum (ABC Classics)
Now out on ABC Classics - Return Journey: Ensemble Three Play Sonatas by Stuart Greenbaum.
Ensemble Three USA Tour
Ensemble Three US Tour
Performance at USC: 13 Feb 2019
Princeton Residency: 19-21 Feb 2019
More dates to come
Trumpet and Organ Recital, Brunswick
Upcoming Recitals
Trumpet and Organ recital with Anthony Halliday
St Joseph's Catholic Church, Brunswick West VIC
Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 4pm
Trumpet and Organ Recital, Toorak
Recital with Tomomi Kondo and Anthony Halliday
Loreto Mandeville Hall, Toorak West VIC
Monday, 10 Dec 2018

Trumpet and Organ Recital, Melbourne
Trumpet and Organ recital with Anthony Halliday
St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne VIC
Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018
On period instruments Scots' Church, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 7:30pm
New Album: Punch - Brass Music of Katy Abbott (ABC Classics)
Now available on iTunes by ABC Classics: Punch: The Brass Music of Katy Abbott, featuring Cross Sections for solo trumpet and trombone with brass ensemble, Midnight Songs and undercurrenT with Ensemble Three, and Punch for brass ensemble.
VMTA Interview
The Victorian Music Teachers' Association was kind enough to request an interview with me for the most recent volume of "their "Music and the Teacher" (Vol 43:2 Spring 2017).