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Australian Art Music Playlist

Andrea Keller, Zela Margossian and Nardi Simpson.

This month I wanted to spend some time delving into the piano and some recent additions to the repertoire. In addition to a large number of solo piano works we also have piano duos, jazz bands with featured piano lines and some lovely duets with other instruments. Many of these works are only a movement of a bigger piece, so definitely do some exploring and investigate the full suites if anything strikes your ear.


  1. The Binary by Nardi Simpson | performed by Scott Davie
  2. Raw Materials from Light and Transfiguration by Angus Davison | performed by Michael Kieran Harvey
  3. Reels from Loopy Lady by Sally Whitwell
  4. Nocturnal from Tabby Suite by Josh Taylor
  5. Le Chat Noir by Elena Kats-Chernin | performed by Tamara-Anna Cislowska
  6. Carillon for Sacha by Mark Pollard | performed by Glenn Riddle
  7. On Ya by Zela Margossian | performed by Zela Margossian Quintet
  8. pink salt by Sarah Elise Thompson | performed by Huizi Zhang
  9. Piano Sonata No 2 by Tom Henry | performed by Jennifer Enchelmaier
  10. Short Ride on a Sewing Machine from Immigrant Suite by Aristea Mellos | performed by Stephanie McCallum & Erin Helyard
  11. Gap by Michael Kieran Harvey
  12. Between Panic and Peace by Andrea Keller | performed by Andrea Keller, Shannon Barnett & Sam Anning
  13. Spiral Galaxy NGC 4565 from Star Burst by Ann Carr-Boyd | performed by Diana Weston
  14. Kalgoorli Silky Pear by Elizabeth Sheppard | performed by Scott Davie
  15. Another Time, Another Place by Nat Bartsch | performed by Nat Bartsch & Joshua Teicher
  16. Balada: Homenaje a Arthur Benjamin by Andrian Pertout | performed by Michael Kieran Harvey
  17. Spin Bird – 1 by Kate Moore | performed by Saskia Lankhoorn
  18. Harmony by David Hush | performed by David Hush & Hamed Sadeghi
  19. A Loving Embrace from Encounters by Betty Beath
  20. The Secret Waterfall by Chloe Charody | performed by Van-Anh Nguyen
  21. Ice Man: Affinity by Stuart Greenbaum | performed by Glenn Riddle
  22. Fury from Piano Sonata No 4 by Carl Vine | performed by Xiaoya Liu
  23. Two Across from Kryptiques by May Howlett | performed by Alessandra Garosi
  24. Returning Home by Robert Davidson

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