January-February 2022


Optimism reigns, so what have our arts organisations programmed this year?
by Ian Whitney, Paul Ballam-Cross, Deborah Jones, Steve Dow and Jansson J. Antmann

How Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson is redefining the piano recital.
by Clive Paget

Chi-chi Nwanoku’s mission to increase diversity in classical music.
by Deborah Cheetham

An artist and all-round genius, Leonardo da Vinci also loved music.
by Kate Bolton-Porciatti

Christopher Wheeldon reunites ballet and Broadway in An American in Paris.
by Deborah Jones


Anna-Louise Cole
by Shamistha de Soysa

On the Record
by Clive Paget

Cutting Edge
by Daryl Buckley
New Music

Olivia Davies
by Laura Biemmi

by Diana Simmonds

by Lynden Barber

In the Limelight

A round-up of our recent news reports

Comings & Goings
The latest arts appointments and departures

On Stage
The buzz around live performance

On Air & Online
This month’s concert highlights from ABC Classic, independent radio and streaming


In front of every great woman…
Guy Noble says it’s time to start making more
of an effort to increase the representation
of women composers on our stages.
Guy Noble’s Soapbox

The saxophone
Saxophonist, composer, educator and jazz legend Sandy Evans explains how and why she moved from classical flute to soprano and tenor saxophone.
Playing up

Craig Allister Young
Queensland Symphony Orchestra cellist, composer and cook.
5 Questions

Natalie Bassingthwaighte
The versatile entertainer is thrilled to be in Jagged Little Pill – a show that she says “feels like a sign of the times” as Rent was when she made her musical theatre debut in 1998.
My Music

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The March 2022 issue of Limelight will be available online from Monday 21 February.