PETER NEVILLE ;PERCUSSION Peter Neville is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was appointed Head Of Percussion there (now The Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music) in 2000. Since 2013 he has also been the inaugural Head Of Percussion at The Australian National Academy Of Music.
Whilst he works across the range of musical styles he has a particular commitment to new music. As the percussionist of the ELISION Ensemble for thirty-two years, Peter has been involved with practically all their concerts, compact discs, and international tours. Works including Chris DENCH's DRIFTGLASS, for percussion and ensemble and Richard Barrett's; ABGLANZBELADEN- AUSEINANDERGESCHRIEBEN, have been written for and premiered by him.Peter is also a current member of the Bolt Ensemble, Ensemble Density and the Nick Tsiavos Ensemble and works regularly with organisations including Arcko Symphonic and The Melbourne Composers League.He has previously been a member of groups including Jouissance, the David Chesworth Ensemble ,The Raga Dolls Salon Orchestra, ,Six Degrees Ensemble and SPEAK Percussion and he has recorded and toured internationally with each of them.His orchestral work has included tours to Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra and Japan with the Melbourne Symphony.With that orchestra he was also part of the Australian premiere of Messiaen's TURANGALILA Symphony, in the presence of the composer, and he took part in their Australian tour with Elton John.. He has performed in numerous musicals, including West Side Story, Cats and Company and in three Australian tours of the Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance. He toured Australia as musical director of Tap Dogs. Other theatrical tours have included the Australia/China tour of Playbox Theatre’s Cho-Cho-San, and Richard the Third with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Within dance orchestras he has supported performances of the Bolshoi Ballet, the Russian State Ballet, the Nureyev Farewell Tour and the Netherlands Dance Theatre. With HumanVeins Dance Theatre he took part in the Australian premieres of Iannis Xenakis' Oresteia, and was guest drummer with the Balanescu Quartet in their three Australian seasons of Possessed with the Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre. Peter Neville appears on CD recordings ranging from pop albums by Peter Andre and Deborah Conway to the experimental industrial album “New Maps of Hell” by sound artist Paul Schutze.In March 2006 Peter was Creative Director for the Commonwealth Games International Youth Masterclass In Percussion.In addition to his performance activities Peter has composed music for a number of ensembles and for theatre companies including Playbox, Handspan Theatre and Arena Theatre. His radio work After Hildegard has enjoyed repeated airplay .
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Conyngham at 75
David Griffiths, Richard Davis, William Thompson, Stephen Rose, Jun Iwasaki, Willard Zhong, Amy You, Helen Shen, Elizabeth Scarlett, Sophia Kirsanova, Joan DerHovsepian, Jin Tong Long, Aidan Filshie, Brant TAYLOR, Svetlana Bogosavljevic, Oscar Woinarski, Robert Nairn, Samuel Nock, Eli Elliott, Derek Jones, et al.
Live Performance of Creative Work | 2019
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Professor Barry Conyngham, a live performance was held consisting of six major works for large c..
Le Tango Perpetuel
David Griffiths, Geoffrey Collins, Ian Munro, Gerald English, Catherine McCorkill, Dene Olding, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova, Julian Smiles, Peter Neville
Recorded or Rendered Work - Performance | 2019
The realisation and first recording of three arrangements by Ian Munro. Released on the Tall Poppies record label. Maurice Ravel ..
Elliot Gyger at 50
E Gyger, S Maurer, B Gawler, K Cresp, J Kenealy, C Blackwood, J Brennan, D Immel, C Thompson, P Green, A Wong, R Nairn, R Scully, K Murray, M van Leeuwen, I Holtham, D Barnard, T Ng, P Neville
Live Performance of Creative Work | 2018
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) New Music Ensemble celebrates the milestone birthday of one of Australia’s most widely..
'Butterfly Modernism' by Eve Duncan
J Selleck, M Kieran Harvey, A Gilby, T Campbell, P Neville, R Schubert, C Martin, T Phillips, B Webb, C Davies, J Kozlowski, J Anderson, D Kayser, M Angus, D Walker, S Falk, R Scully
Live Performance of Creative Work | 2016
A concert of orchestral and operatic works by Melbourne composer Eve Duncan. Songs to libretto by David Malouf
Concerto for Blues Harmonica and Orchestra (Rev. 2015) by Johanna Selleck
J SELLECK, C Siegel, N Morgan, D Laughton, J Chindamo, P Neville, T Phillips
Recorded or Rendered Work - Performance | 2015
Concerto for Blues Harmonica and Orchestra by Johanna Selleck performed at the Melbouren Recital Centre. Performers include Johann..
"ANZAC," Concerto for Nine Soloists and Orchestra by Barry Conyngham
Y WONG, W Thompson, I Holtham, J Brennan, D Immel, D Jones, R Schubert, K Murray, P Neville
Live Performance of Creative Work | 2014
The world premiere of Barry Conygnham's latest orchestral work "ANZAC" was given on 30 and 31 August, 2014 in Iwaki Auditorium. "A..
Senior Lecturer In Music (Percussion)
Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music
Bachelor Of Arts (Music)
Victorian College of the Arts