Musician Jonathon Heilbron was supported in 2018 to undergo a four-week intensive mentorship, research, study and networking period in Oslo, Trondheim and Berlin. Here he reflects on the experience and the creative partnerships that have flourished from it.
The opportunity to work with Brett Dean was a long time in the making. I’ve always been a big admirer of Brett’s, both as an instrumentalist and composer. Back in 2011 when I was studying viola at university a friend introduced me to Brett’s wife Heather at interval of a concert that included Brett playing his viola concerto, and we got chatting and I mentioned that I was performing Brett’s work Intimate Decisions for solo viola in a few weeks. Brett caught wind of this and about a week later I found myself at his house in Melbourne, and for a few hours we worked on the piece.
Last year soprano and 2017 grantee Georgia Wilkinson undertook a series of vocal tuition and mentoring opportunities in both London and New York with the support of The Cultural Trust. Here she writes about her experience and what it has made possible since her return to Australia.
Screen composer and new grantee Angela Little is destined for big things. With nine years of professional experience composing for film, documentary and television, she is ready to take her practice to the next level, by exploring new directions in screen music and working towards her goal of becoming a lead composer on internationally recognised projects.
Samuel Sakker completed the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House in London. Here, he tells us how one opportunity like this can lead to many more.
Tim Cole, a recent Cultural Trust grantee, is an Australian Filmmaker and Music Producer specialising in cross cultural indigenous arts projects - filmed, recorded and produced in the field, independently. His work has led him to some of the most remote and unique cultures of the Asia/Pacific region. Listen to an interview he recently gave on ABC Radio National about his latest project 'Small Island Big Song'.