SHERYL ARONSON from AGENDA MAGAZINE interviewed Margaret (25 April 2019) at the Araya Theater in Beverly Hills for the ARTEMIS FILM FESTIVAL. View the interview on facebook.com/margaretbrandmanmusic
APRIL 26th – SANTA MONICA USA
Margaret won the award for BEST FOREIGN COMPOSER at the ARTEMIS FILM FESTIVAL for her work FIRESTORM SYMPHONY (III) All the Trees are Growing
Cosmic Wheel Of The Zodiac – Album Launch Concert
August 19, 2018 At The Eugene Goosens Hall, ABC Centre, Ultimo NSW
Coro Austral directed by Margot McLaughlin, John Antoniou, Désirée Regina and Margaret Brandman (piano)
John Antoniou, Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman, Margot McLaughlin
Elizabeth Hylton, John Antoniou, Irma Enriquez, Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman, Maria Lindsay
Cosmic Wheel Of The Zodiac – European Premiere Concert
14th of September 2017 in the concert hall at the Czech Music Museum, Prague performed by the Prague mixed chamber choir and soloists
Piano Associate Petr Ožana with Margaret Brandman
Margaret Brandman with soloist Barbora Polâšková and director of the Prague Mixed Chamber Choir Jirí Petrdlik
Margaret Brandman with soloist Matej Chadima
Margaret Brandman's Celebratory concert in Sydney
on September 3rd 2016.
Margaret Brandman and Baritone Martin Cooke take a bow
Sydney Conservatorium Recital Hall East filled to capacity for the concert
Martin Cooke, checking the programme for the evening
Margaret Brandman and Martin Cooke on stage
Martin Cooke and Margaret rehearse for the concert
Benita Rainer (lyricist), Margaret and Martin Cooke take a bow after the performance of the
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac song cycle
Margaret Brandman's Orchestral and chamber works for violin and piano
Recorded by the Moravian
Philharmonic Orchestra for
Olomouc (Czech Republic) Sept 2015
Margaret with Lucie Kaucká - pianist, Vit Mužík - Violinist
and concert master
Petr Vronski - Conductor of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra for Margaret's recording sessions
Dear Margaret - "It was my pleasure to work with You, I like your pieces very much! I will remember it a long long time, because it happens not often, I can play
so nice and lovely music for recording...";
Kind regards Lucie Kaucká
Czech pianist Lucie Kaucká rehearsing a section of the solo piano part for Lyric Fantasy (piano and strings) recorded in Olomouc in the Czech Republic (September 2015 ) for Margaret's forthcoming CD on the Navona Label.
Vit Mužík - concert master,
supervising the sessions.
Click here to see the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petr Vronski performing a section from Margaret's work Love Brings Change (Adagio for String Orchestra).
Margaret in the hall during a performance of "Love Brings Change"
Bob Lord CEO of PARMA recordings,
Petr Vronski and Margaret discuss her scores.
Margaret in the recording studio.
Margaret demonstrates some finer points of 'Lyric Fantasy' to pianist Lucie Kaucká.
Vit Mužík - rehearsing ' Binna Burra Dreaming ' (for violin and piano)
In September 2015, Margaret was delighted to catch up with, and spend time playing music with, her long time friend and colleague, Jazz Pianist Kirk Lightsey at his favourite café in Paris.
Continuing a life-long musical friendship, Kirk and Margaret explore Margaret's new compositions for piano and woodwinds.
Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference in Melbourne July 6 2015
Margaret with pianist and composer Joe Chindamo
Christie Ou, who has attended Margaret's PD sessions in Sydney also attended the conference.
Dr Mariamma Mitchell (Sydney piano teacher) with Margaret
Caryn Eastman Brisbane based piano teacher and examiner with Margaret
Margaret with some of the teachers from her weekend Professional Development training course, held in Canberra in February 2015.
' It was a really wonderful and informative weekend Margaret. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us and your books with such a helpful approach to music teaching.' Lenore Frances Hodgkinson (second from the right in the picture)
Margaret with Martin Cooke (Baritone) at the Bavarian State Opera house in Munich in 2014. Martin has been a permanent member of the BSO for nearly 25 years. Since this photo was taken Margaret has been busy composing some original songs for Martin. They are preparing the songs for performance in concerts in Australia in the months of August and September 2016. Margaret will perform the piano accompaniments.
Selected Photos from the Rhapsodies To Rhumbas Concert