Wendy Hiscocks

Composer Pianist


Lectures and writing:

CD notes for Arthur Benjamin’s Violin Concerto, Romantic Fantasy & Viola Concerto on the Dutton label (CDLX 7269) in 2011.

Scripting and presentation of a one-hour ABC radio documentary on Arthur Benjamin in 2010.

‘Celebrating Arthur Benjamin’ article for ABC Limelight Magazine in September, 2010.

Lecture ‘Arthur Benjamin: the Man and his Music’ presented with live music from performers at the 2010 Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Lecture ‘The Film music of Arthur Benjamin’ presented at the Abingdon College and District Film Society on March 11, 2010.
Society members’ comments:
A refreshingly different evening, which opened up a whole new world
Informative and interesting and made you want to appreicate the films he had done, particularly ‘Conquest of Everest’
Great evening – entertaining & informative

‘The Influence of Arthur Benjamin’s Film Music on music he wrote for other genres’. Doctorate housed in the Fisher Library of the Australian National University, Canberra in 2010.

‘Jamaican Rumba and the Symphony: Musical gateways into the world of Arthur Benjamin’ for the one-day Symposium History of Australian Music organized by the Menzies Centre at King’s College, London in 2009.

Lecture on ‘Arthur Benjamin as Pianist and Teacher’ for the 7th Australasian Piano Conference in Adelaide, 2005.

Lecture on ‘Music and War: Arthur Benjamin’s Symphony’ for the Musicological Society of Australia Conference in Sydney, 2005.

Lecture on ‘Arthur Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba and Beyond’ for the Grove Forum, Royal College of Music in 2004.

Article on ‘How Piano Students Benefit from Composing’ for the UK EPTA Journal in 2002.

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