November 24, 2017 at 7.30pm, St. George’s, Hanover Square, London. Artistic Director, Wendy Hiscocks, will present the first CAM concert. Details of the artists are still being finalised but will include mezzo, Susan Bickley and tenor, Christopher Gillett launching a CD of songs by Arthur Benjamin and Edgar Bainton recorded with Wendy. Organist Tom Winpenny will be there promoting his 2nd CD of Malcolm Williamson and Australian cellist Coral Lancaster will give a stunning performance of Carl Vine’s Inner World. Others composers represented include Percy Grainger and the wonderful violinist Philippa Mo performing Hiscocks with the composer. Keep up-to-date with CAM’s progress by visiting the website at http://www.celebratingaustralianmusic.com and show your support by becoming a Friend. Tickets will be available online from the CAM website and at the door.
September 10, 2017 at 4pm, Cinema 1, Barbican, London. Wendy will accompany Eisenstein’s Strike at the piano. This is part of the Barbican’s Collective Visions.
August 20, 2017 at 2pm, St. Jude’s church, Bowral, Southern Highlands, NSW. Wendy Hiscocks will join forces with Roy Howat to present a recital of piano solo and piano duets. Details coming soon.
August 12, 2017 at 10am, Bundanoon, Southern Highland, NSW. A solo piano programme performed by Wendy for Arts Bundanoon Music at 10. Music to include Mozart’s Sonata in A minor (K. 310), Schubert’s Impromptu no. 3 in G-flat major, Elgar’s In Smyrna and Skizze, Hiscocks’s Lanterns on Lake Illawarra, and music by Arthur Benjamin and Peggy Glanville-Hicks. Details forthcoming.
July 30, 2017 at 2pm, Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Sydney. Wendy will accompany Hitchcock’s silent film Blackmail as part of the Oz Silent Film Festival.
June 23, 2017, ABC Classic FM. Pianist Roy Howat performs Wendy’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
May 25, 2017 at 6pm, Steinways, London. Friends of CAM are invited to a private recital of violin and piano music at Steinways in Marylebone Lane, London. To be followed by a drinks reception. International violinist Madeleine Mitchell is our guest artist together with Wendy Hiscocks (piano). Programme of Arthur Benjamin Arabesque and Carnavalesque (vln & pf), Debussy Violin Sonata, Delius Serenade from ‘Hassan’, Elgar In Smyrna and Skizze (pf solo), Ross Edwards White Cockatoo Spirit Dance (vln solo) and Hiscocks Lanterns on Lake Illawarra (pf solo) and Dry White Fire (vln & pf), Arthur Benjamin Elegaic Mazurka (pf solo) and Peggy Glanville-Hicks Prelude for a Pensive Pupil (pf solo).
May 19, 2017 at 1pm, St. Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane London EC3. Lunch-hour recital of piano solos and violin & piano with Madeleine Mitchell (violin) and Wendy Hiscocks (piano). Programme of Arthur Benjamin Arabesque and Carnavalesque (vln & pf), Debussy Violin Sonata, Delius Serenade from ‘Hassan’, Elgar In Smyrna and Skizze (pf solo), Ross Edwards White Cockatoo Spirit Dance (vln solo) and Hiscocks Lanterns on Lake Illawarra (pf solo) and Dry White Fire (vln & pf).
April 19, 2017. Australians can tune in to ABC Classic FM at 4pm for Christopher Lawrence’s Classic Drive. The one-hour programme will feature Wendy’s piano solo Tarantella performed by Sally Mays.
March 28-29, 2017. Recording songs by Arthur Benjamin and Edgar Bainton with Wendy accompanying Christopher Gillett (tenor) and Susan Bickley (mezzo) at the piano.
March 19, 2017 at 2pm in Cinema 2 at the Barbican. Wendy will accompany the silent film Shoes (1916) created by one of the earliest pioneering women directors, the American Lois Weber. This event has been organised by the Barbican Young Programmers as part of the Chronic Youth Festival. Tickets available from the Barbican box office or online.
February 21, 2017 at 4pm. Australians can tune in to ABC Classic FM at 4pm for Christopher Lawrence’s Classic Drive. The one-hour programme will feature Wendy’s piano solo Tarantella performed by Sally Mays.
February 5, 2017 at 3pm. Launch for Friends of CAM (Celebrating Australian Music). An introduction to the work of CAM by Artistic Director, Wendy Hiscocks, with a short performance and drinks. To be held at a private address in north London. This event is invitation only. Online facilities to become a Friend of CAM will be operating from the CAM website soon.
January 8, 2017 at 8.10pm in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy will accompany the silent film Pandora’s Box.
December 13, 2016 at 7.45pm. World premiere of Ring Bells so Lightly for SATB a capella; words by Mary Gilmore and music by Wendy Hiscocks. The carol will be performed as part of the Christmas Carol Service sung by the Voices of Lions (http://www.voicesoflions.com) from Hampton School with Music Director Iain Donaldson at St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Hampton TW12 2EB. The Voices of Lions were finalists in the national Choir of the Year Competition in 2014 at the Royal Festival Hall and performed in the European Broadcasting Union’s choral competition. Both performances were broadcast on the BBC Radio 3 programme, The Choir.
October 22, 2016 at 6pm. Wendy will perform with violinist, Philippa Mo, in a private North London concert to raise money for the charity Mozart to Moputo in support of an orphanage in Africa.The one-hour programme includes Elgar’s Violin Sonata, Mozart’s variations ‘Ah, vous dirai-je Maman’, Hiscocks’sCaprice and Dry White Fire, Massenet’s Meditation from Thais and the slow movement of Grieg’s 3rd Violin Sonata. For more details and to book a place, please contact Wendy via this website.
October 16, 2016 at 3pm. Wendy will perform with violinist, Philippa Mo, in a private North London concert to raise money for the charity Mozart to Moputoin support of an orphanage in Africa.The one-hour programme includes Elgar’s Violin Sonata, Mozart’s variations ‘Ah, vous dirai-je Maman’, Hiscocks’sCaprice and Dry White Fire, Massenet’s Meditation from Thais and the slow movement of Grieg’s 3rd Violin Sonata. For more details and to book a place, please contact Wendy via this website.
July 10, 2016, Gerringong Music Club, Gerringong, Australia. Wendy will accompany the Australian vioinist, Anna da Silva Chen (finalist in the ABC Young Musician of the Year) in an evening recital. Programme includes Elgar’s Violin Sonata, Grieg’s Violin Sonata no. 3 and Hiscocks’s Caprice and Dry White Fire.
July 8, 2016, St Jude’s, Bowral, Australia. Wendy will accompany the Australian vioinist, Anna da Silva Chen (finalist in the ABC Young Musician of the Year) in an evening recital. Programme includes Elgar’s Violin Sonata, Grieg’s Violin Sonata no. 3 and Hiscocks’s Caprice and Dry White Fire.
June 14, 2016. New website for Celebrating Australian Music (CAM) is launched with Wendy Hiscocks as Artistic Director. CAM’s London office is situated at 32 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ. Telephone 020-7299 4290. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
May 1, 2016, National Trust Mansion Barwon Park, Melbourne. Icon Trio (singers Justine Anderson, Vivien Hamilton and Jeannie Marsh) performedAuncient Stannin Stanes as part of a Sunday afternoon (2pm) recital in collaboration with Melbourne’s Team of Pianists.
October 17, 2015, Austrian Cultural Forum, London. Wendy will be auditioning singers for the British Music Society’s British Art Song Competition/Masterclass. This event is in collaboration with the London Song Festival and the masterclass held on November 21 will be conducted by the internationally reknown mezzo-soprano, Susan Bickley, who will conclude the evening by announcing the winner of a £500 award from the participants. For more information, please look at the BMS website at www.britishmusicsociety.com
September 6, 2015, Flinders Street Baptist Church, 65 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia. The Festival section ‘Song by Australian Composer’includes Wendy Hiscocks’s music in a list of suggested composers. This section is for solo voice 19 years and over, and is compulsory for competitors wishing to enter the Friends of the State Opera SA Dawn Alice Award. Mary Handley OAM is sponsoring the event.
August 14, 2015, Goossens Hall, ABC, Ultimo, Sydney. Australian tenor Christopher Lincoln Bogg and Wendy Hiscocks recorded songs by Arthur Benjamin for the ABC.
August 8, 2015, Berrima Village Hall. Australian tenor Christopher Lincoln Bogg and Wendy Hiscocks performed songs by Arthur Benjamin and German and French Leider. Wendy also performed two solos-Wombeyan Caves and Fire Haze at Gerringong from her collection recently published by WirripangScenes from an Australian Childhood.
July 7 & 9, 2015, Australian Institute of Music, Melbourne, Australia. Wendy presented composition seminars.
July 9, 2015, Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Wendy Hiscocks’s presentation celebrated the launch of the Wirripang publication of Scenes from an Australian Childhood. She performed four of the seven piano solos comprised in this collection and introduced a new Wirripang edition of Light: six easy piano pieces and Four Rustic Dances for piano duet.
June 7, 2015 at 18.10 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied the D. W. Griffith films Judith of Bethulia, The Adventures of Dollie andThe Battle of Elderbush Gulch.
June 6, 2015,2.30 – 4.30pm, Shulbrede Priory, Sussex.Wendy Hiscocks and Robin Zebaida gave an exclusive performance of Hubert Parry’s rarely heard piano duets Characteristic Popular Tunes of the British Isles, Books I and II. This was part of a special tour of Shulbrede Priory organised by the British Music Society through the generosity of the Honorable Laura Ponsonby. The Priory is a Grade I listed building and was home to Lord Ponsonby and Dorothea Parry, daughter of Sir Hubert Parry.
April 18, 2015, Yass Memorial Hall, Yass, NSW, Australia. The Llewellyn Choir conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin gave The Katherine Holmes and Mary Reid Memorial Concert for The Yass Music Club. The program included music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss, Martin Shaw, Ivor Gurney, Adolphe Adam, Ernest Farrar with Wendy Hiscocks’ Anzac Cove finishing the program.
March 2015. Dr. Wendy Hiscocks appeared as guest adjudicator at the 67th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival.
February 25, 2015, 1-3pm. Hiscocks’s Shades of the Alhambra will be broadcast on the programme Music of our Mothers on WFCF, Flagler College Radio, 88.5 FM in At. Augustine, Florida, USA. The programme can also be heard by streaming live on iheartradio.
October 26, 2014 at 3pm, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. The Icon Trio (Justine Anderson – soprano, Vivien Hamilton – mezzo-soprano and Jeannie Marsh – alto) will present Stage Two of their Scots Haiku Project. The concert consists of Australian composer settings of Bruce Leeming’s poetry and includes the world premiere of Hiscocks’s Auncient stannin stane.
October 2014. Wirripang launched an edition of Voice of Australia Volume II for high voice and piano edited by Wendy Dixon and David Miller. Thirteen Australian composers are featured in this collection which includes Hiscocks’s Bush Christmas and songs by Martin Wesley-Smith, Roger Smalley, Larry Sitsky and Ross Edwards. This edition comes with a CD and can be purchased through the Wirripang website.
September 26, 2014 at 6.30pm, Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Brisbane, Australia. Pianist Roy Howat will open his evening recital in the Kawai Piano Series with Hiscocks’s Tarantella followed by Chopin’s Nocturne op. 62, Faure’s Valse-Caprice, Chopin’s Nouvelles Etudes and Schubert’s Sonata in D minor D. 958. This recital is part of Roy’s artist residency at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. You can book tickets at www.conevents.com.au/roy-howat
June 27, 2014 at 18:30 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied the Russian silent film Strike directed by Eisenstein.
June 23, 2014 at 7pm in Auditorium, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich waterfront. Wendy will perform live for Italian Straw Hat. This event is organised by the Ipswich Arts Festival.
June 4, 2014 at 20.30 in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy will accompany the Chinese silent film Spring Silkworms (1933).
May 11, 2014. A one-day conference When England held her breath. Composing in wartime: Elgar and his contemporaries from 10am to 7pm at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DT organised by the GSMD and the Elgar Society.
Wendy presented a one-hour talk titled Arthur Benjamin: Survival and artermath in the morning session. Papers by Philip Petchey, Dr. Kate Kennedy, Dr. Ceri Owen and Andrew Neill will also be presented. The conference will end with a song recital by Guildhall students directed by Richard Jackson. Music by Elgar, Gurney, Farrar, Butterworth, Howells and Benjamin will also be performed during the day. For more information please visit the Elgar Society website www.elgar.org or book online at www.gsmd.ac.uk/events
May 10, 2014 at 7.30pm in Richmond Uniting Church, 304-14 Church Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria. Pianist Elizabeth Watson appeared as special guest with Arcko Symphonic Ensemble performing Hiscocks’s Rainforest Toccata in a programme dedicated to Australian music. Tickets $25/10 available from email@example.com
April 27, 2014 at 2.30pm in Wesley of Warragul, 62 Victoria Street, Warragul, West Gippsland, Victoria. Pianist Elizabeth Watson appeared as special guest with Arcko Symphonic Ensemble performing Hiscocks’s Rainforest Toccata in a programme dedicated to Australian music. Tickets $25/10 available from firstname.lastname@example.org
March 12, 2014 at 7.30pm in Powis Hall, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales. Madeleine Mitchell (violin) performed Hiscocks’s Dry White Firein her recital at the Bangor New Music Festival. Madeleine was accompanied by Nigel Foster and other composers in the programme included Anthony Powers, Ned Rorem, Hilary Tann, Rhian Samuel, Michael Berkeley and John Woolrich.
March 6, 2014 at 7.30pm in St. Nicholas Church, Market Place, Abingdon. Wendy Hiscocks accompanied the silent film Pandora’s Box at the Abingdon Arts Festival. This event was organised by the Abingdon Film Society.
February 17, 2014 at 8.45pm in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. and The Blacksmith.
February 7, 2014 at 8.30pm in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s College and The Electric House.
January 18, 2014 at 4.15pm in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s Our Hospitality and Convict 13.
January 16, 2014 at 7.30pm. Wendy Hiscocks accompanied the Hitchcock silent film Blackmail for the Ipswich Film Theatre Trust. The theatre is at the Corn Exchange, King Street, Ipswich. Tickets cost £6.50 and can be bought from the website www.iftt.co.uk
January 12, 2014 at 6.30pm in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Buster Keaton’s The Three Ages and Sherlock Jr.
2013 (exact date unknown). The Organ Duo from Finland, Jaana Jokimies and Irina Lampen, release a CD Orchestral Organ recorded in Helsinki Kallio Church on the FUGA label. Track 2 is of Hiscocks’s arrangement Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre. www.organduofinland.com
November 3, 2013 at 2pm in Gerringong Town Hall. Wendy Hiscocks gave the premiere performance to a standing ovation of her composition for solo piano work inspired by Lloyd Rees’s painting ‘Fire Haze at Gerringong’.
This was commissioned by the Lloyd Rees Festival and was part of the Lloyd Rees Gala Concert. Other artists performing included the tenor Christopher Lincoln Bogg and the violinist Anna da Silva Chen.The painter’s son and wife Alan and Jan Rees were present.
October 20, 2013 at 7.45pm in the Waldegrave Drawing Room, St. Mary’s University College at Strawberry Hill House Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera
September 14, 2013 at 8pm. Madeleine Mitchell (violin) and Wendy Hiscocks performed at a private residence in Paris. Programme includes music by Elgar, Copland, Boulanger, Bridge, Benjamin and Hiscocks Nocturne. Audience by invitation only.
August 25, 2013 at 6.30pm in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Hitchcock’s Blackmail.
August 18, 2013 at 3.50pm in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London. Wendy accompanied Hitchcock’s Champagne.
June 30, 2013 at 9pm. Wendy performed live in the final event of the Chalke Valley History Festival for Claude Friese-Greene’s silent film Open Road(1924).
For more details visit the Festival’s website www.cvhf.org.uk
June 22, 2013 at 7pm in Auditorium, Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich waterfront. Wendy presented ‘The Golden Years of Comedy’where she provided live piano accompaniment to Chaplin’s The Floorwalker (1916) and Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Jr. (1924). This event was organised by the Ipswich Arts Festival.
June 12, 2013 at 1pm. Visiting American soprano Moon-Sook Park and Wendy Hiscocks presented a recital of music by French, German, Spanish and Korean composers on the theme of flowers at the United Reformed Church, Lions Walk Precinct, Colchester, Essex CO1 1LX.
June 10, 2013 at 8.15pm. Violinist Madeleine Mitchell and Wendy Hiscocks performed Elgar’s Violin Sonata and his other short works at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London W1S 1FX.
This event was organised by the Elgar Society www.elgar.org
June 9, 2013 at 1pm. Visiting American soprano Moon-Sook Park and Wendy Hiscocks presented a recital of music by French, German, Spanish and Korean composers on the theme of flowers at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
April 13, 2014 at 3pm in Haerrter Hall Theater, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, USA. The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presented a programme inspired by ancient Egypt. Composers included Vagn Holmboe, Elisabeth Lutyens, Lili Boulanger, Rubens Askenar and extracts from Wendy Hiscocks’sGraces.
February 20, 2013 at 8pm. Wendy Hiscocks provided live piano accompaniment to the 2-hour silent film Pandora’s Box in the Weston Studio Theatre at Wales Millenium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff CF10 5AL on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 8pm.
This was an extra event staged by Welsh National Opera to accompany their production of Alban Berg’s Lulu.
January 28, 2013 at 7.30pm. Wendy Hiscocks accompanies the silent film Nosferatu at Ispwich Film Theatre in King’s Street.
This event was organised by the Ipswich Film Society.
December 14, 2012 at Turner Sums, University of Southampton
Mezzo-soprano Jenny Samuel performed Hiscocks’s Bush Christmas accompanied by pianist Laurence McNoughton in a Christmas concert.
December 6, 2012 at 7.30pm.
Wendy Hiscocks improvised live to a medley of silent film at the grand opening of the new Barbican cinemas in central London.
November 9, 2012 at 11.30am in the Eden Court Theatre
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to Hitchcock’s silent film Blackmail (1929) at the Inverness Film Festival.
November 8, 2012 at 2pm in the Eden Court Theatre
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to Hitchcock’s silent film The Pleasure Garden (1925) at the Inverness Film Festival.
November 3, 2012 at 7pm in Cinema 1, Barbican, London
Wendy made her Barbican debut accompanying the Russian silent film Morozko (1924), Reiniger’s Cinderella (1922) and a 1907 Pathe film on the same subject of Cinderella.
October 20, 2012 at 7.45pm in the Waldegrave Drawing Room, St. Mary’s University College at Strawberry Hill House
Wendy accompanied the silent film Nosferatu
October 13, 2012 at 6.30pm in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London
Wendy accompanied the silent film London 1920 directed by Hans Berge as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival.
September 22, 2012 at 16.15 in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London.
Wendy Hiscocks provided piano accompaniment to Vertov’s experimental montage silent film from Russia Man with a Movie Camera (1929).
June 18, 2012 at 8pm in St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London
Wendy Hiscocks and Roy Howat gave a piano duet recital with music by Elgar, Billy Mayerl and Debussy. This event was organised by the Elgar Society.
June 9, 2012 at 7.30pm at Mozart House, Hawaii
Wendy accompanied the silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
June 8, 2012 at 7.30pm in BYUH Auditorium, Hawaii
Wendy accompanied the silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
April 28, 2012 at 1.20pm in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London
Wendy accompanied the German silent film In Nacht und Eis (1912).
April 10, 2012 at 6.45pm in the Purcell Room, Southbank, London
Wendy’s piano trio Kumas Dziesma was performed at an event organised by the Lawson Trio using music commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble for the Chamber Music 2000 project.
March 27, 2012 at 12.20 in the Royal College of Music, London
Chinese violinist Lifei performed Wendy’s Caprice for solo violin.
March 24, 2012 at 8.45pm at All Saints Church, Kingston
Wendy accompanied the silent film Steamboat Bill Jr. in an event staged by Film Fugitive Ltd.
March 17, 2012 at 8pm at St. George the martyr Church, Borough, London
Wendy accompanied the silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in an event staged by Film Figitive Ltd.
March 9, 2012 at 18.30 in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London
Wendy accompanied to medly of pre-1914 silent films based on Charles Dickens stories.
March 9, 2012 at 20.40 in NFT 2, BRI Southbank, London
Wendy accompanied the Carl Dreyer silent film Love One Another
October 21, 2011 at 7.30pm in the Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Wendy performed live to a screening of the silent film Nosferatu
October 26, 2011 at 6pm in the Downer Room, Australia House, London
Wendy’s chamber music CD was launched on the Symposium label as part of the University of Kings Literature Festival.
October 17, 2011 at 11am in NFT 1, BFI Southbank, London
Wendy accompanied a screening of the silent film Wonderful London as part of the 55th BFI London Film Festival.
July 14, 2011 at 10am in Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Wendy graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Music.
May 26, 2011 at 8.45pm in NFT 1, BRI Southbank, London
Wendy improvised to a screening of the Russian silent film Man with a Movie Camera
May 1, 2011 at 15.50 in NFT 2, BFI Southbank, London
Wendy provided live piano accompaniment to the silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
March 26, 2011 at 7.30pm at St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, Oxon
Wendy presented a evening’s programme inspired by the sea for the Abingdon Arts Festival. Her live improvisation to Grierson’s silent film Drifters was followed by a song recital with soprano Constance Novis.
December 6, 2010 at 7.30pm at Queen’s College, London
Wendy gave a talk on Arthur Benjamin for the Elgar Society.
August 5, 2010 at 12pm on ABC Radio
Wendy’s scripting and presenting of a one-hour documentary on the life of Arthur Benjamin was broadcast on Music Makers.
September 4, 2010 at 3pm on ABC Radio
Recital of music by Arthur Benjamin was broadcast on ABC Radio featuring the performers Wendy Hiscocks, Anthony Hunter Smith and Roy Howat.
August 27, 2010 at 7pm in the Auditorium of the Riverina Conservatorium, Wagga, Australia
Wendy gave the world premiere of Dry White Fire that was commissioned by the Wagga Composer Forum with violinist Lauren Davis. She also attended a performance of her Keshovati given by flautist Brett Thompson and accompanied the 1903 Alice in Wonderland live at the piano.
August 22, 2010 at 3pm in the Wesley Music Centre, Canberra, Australia
Wendy Hiscocks and Roy Howat performed a piano duet recital that included music by Arthur Benjamin, Stravinsky, Constant Lambert, Billy Mayerl and Debussy.
August 3, 2010 at 10am in the Jupiter Ball Room, Townsville, Australia
As Composer in Residence at the 2010 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Wendy performed Nocturne with violinist Sophie Rowell and attended the world premiere of Shades of the Alhambra performed by Michael Collins (clarinet), Louise Hopkins (cello) and Kristian Chang (piano).
August 1, 2010 at 3pm in the Jupiter Ball Room, Townsville, Australia
Wendy scripted and presented a tribute to Arthur Benjamin to mark the 5oth anniversary of his death. Benjamin’s music was performed by guest artists of the Australian Chamber Music Festival.
July 31, 2010 at 10am in the Civic Theatre, Townsville, Australia
As Composer in Residence for the 2010 Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Wendy joined Artistic Director Piers Lane at the piano to perform the piano duet accompaniment for her Four Portuguese Songs. This was the world Premiere of the version in English and was sung by the children of Belgian Gardens State School conducted by Malcolm Cook. The choir also gave the Australian premiere of Sweet and Low with the violinist James Cuddeford.
April 8, 2010 at 7.30pm at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London
As part of a charity concert to raise funds for the renovation of the church, Wendy accompanied soprano Constance Novis and performed piano duets with Rev. Roderick Leece. The latter included her arrangements of Saint Saens’s Danse Macabre, Billy Mayerl’s Insect Oddities and Arthur Benjamin’s Cookieand Mattie Rag.
March 27, 2010 at 7pm at St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, Oxon
The Abingdon Festival presented an evening of film and music based on a French theme. Wendy improvised live to a screening of Jean Vigo’s silent film A Propos de Nice before being joined by Antony Gray for a piano duet programme featuring Faure’s Dolly, Ravel’s Ma Mere l’Oye and Wendy’s arrangement of Saint Saens’s Danse Macabre.
March 14, 2010 at 18.10 in NFT 3, BFI Southbank, London
Wendy performed her score live for the 1903 Alice in Wonderland
March 11, 2010 Abingdon College and District Film Society
Wendy presented a lecture Arthur Benjamin’s Film Music followed by a screening of Conquest of Everest
February 24, 2010 at 5.30pm in the Conference Room of the British Library, London
The British Library hosted an event commemorating the writer Lewis Carroll and his book Alice in Wonderland. This was timed to coincide with the release of Tim Burton’s Disney film on the subject. Actors Christopher Lee and Michael Sheen were present together with Richard Zanuck, Will Self and Channel 4. As part of this event, Wendy performed her score live for the eight minute version of the 1903 Alice in Wonderland.
February 23, 2010 at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, London
Wendy recorded her piano solo score syncronized to a screening of Alice in Wonderland (1903) for the archive department of the British Film Institute. Both a three minute and an eight minute version were recorded.
January 31, 2010 at 1pm in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Wendy accompanied soprano Velma Guyer in a recital featuring her Two Shakespeare Songs and French chanson.
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October 19, 2008 at 2.30pm at JA Young Hall, Radford College, College Str., Bruce ACT
The Llewellyn Choir conducted by Roawn Harvey-Martin performed choral works by contemporary Australian composers. The concert featured Wendy Hiscocks’ Love Falls, Sweet and Low and Graces as well as music by Peter Sculthorpe, Stephen Leek and the world premiere of The Stolen Child by Dominic Harvey.
March 1, 2008 at St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon
Wendy performs Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel and a selection from House of Life with Australian baritone Derek Welton as part of the Abingdon Arts Festival
February 19, 2008 at 10pm on ABC Television screening
I.O.U. Lloyd Rees is an ABC TV documentary that celebrates the life of Australian artist Lloyd Rees and interview four living Australian artists who were influenced by his work. Wendy is one of the guest artists and the programme features a performance of’Grace’ from Graces performed by Trinity College Choir, Melbourne conducted by Michael Leighton-Jones and her sketches for a piano solo inspired by Rees’s painting Fir Haze at Gerringong.
February 9, 2008 BBC broadcast
Broadcast on ABC radio of Mother and Child by Rosalind Martin-soprano, Sarah Wake-Dyster-clarinet, Roy Howat-piano.
November 16, 2007 McKay Auditorium, Brigham Young University, Hawaii
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo (two pianos) performed Debussy’s En blanc et noir, Poulenc’s Elegy and Chabrier’s Trois Valses Romantiques.
November 15, 2007 McKay Auditorium, Brigham Young University, Hawaii.
World premiere of Trees and Lightning and Prawning Lanterns on Lake Illawarra (from Scenes from an Australian Childhood) by American pianist, Scott McCarrey.
June 29, 2007 National Library of Australia, Canberra.
The Griffyn Ensemble perform ‘Beat! Beat! Drums!’ from Pages of Poetry.
May 15, 2007 Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, London
Hiscocks accompanies Australian soprano Allegra Giagu in songs by Barber and Britten as part of a tribute to Auden for the Hampstead and Highgate Festival.
April-May, 2007 Berlin, Cambridge and Abingdon
Carolyn Lam (vln) and Wendy Hiscocks premiere Nocturne together with works by Benjamin, Elgar and Grieg as part of their tour.
Publication of piano duet arrangement of Saint-Saën’s Danse macabre by Edition Peters.
May 5, 2006 Berlin Konzerthaus, Kleiner Salle
Official premiere of Garden Orb Web and Wombeyan Caves (from Scenes from an Australian Childhood) by Russian pianist, Vladimir Stoupel.
April 29, 2006 Internationales Theater Frankfurt
Vladimir Stoupel also performs May 5 programme.
March 21, 2006 Lisboa, Centro cultural de Belém at 7pm
Solo piano recital broadcast live on Antena 2 of Roy Howat’s January 22 programme that included January 22 with Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
February 19, 2006 Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum lunch-hour recital
The Howat Piano Trio: Miranda Wilson (vln), Rick Godlee (vc), Roy Howat (piano) performed Hiscocks’s Coral Fantasy and Ravel’s Piano Trio
January 22, 2006 Pangbourne College evening recital
Pianist Roy Howat performed Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn with music by Chabrier, Ravel, Schumann, Debussy, Elgar and Billy Mayerl
October 12, 2005 University of Aveiro, Portugal
Roy Howat gave a solo piano recital performing music by Ravel, Schumann, Fauré, Elgar, Chabrier, Debussy, Billy Mayerl and Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Portuguese première)
Hiscocks presents paper on ‘Music and War: Arthur Benjamin’s Symphony’ at the MSA Conference in Sydney
August 10, 2005 University of Southern Queensland
Roy Howat performed a solo piano lunch-hour programme performing music by Chabrier, Debussy, Billy Mayerl and Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Tarantella
August 8, 2005 Moreton Bay College
Roy Howat performed a solo piano programme at 7pm performing music by Debussy, Chabrier and Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn andTarantella
July 26, 2005 Melba Conservatorium, Melbourne
Roy Howat performed a solo piano lunch-hour recital performing music by Chabrier, Debussy, Billy Mayerl and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
July 25, 2005 Town Hall, King’s Lynn
Royal College of Music Contemporary Consort perform Coral Fantasy in programme for the King’s Lynn Festival.
July 15, 2005 Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide
Roy Howat performed a solo piano programme of music by Chabrier, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Billy Mayerl. Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn with the première of the new 2003 Finale and Tarantella at the Australasian Pedagogy Conference.
July 2005 Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide
Hiscocks presents a paper on ‘Arthur Benjamin as Pianist and Teacher’ at Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference in Adelaide.
July 14, 2005 Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide
Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed a lunch-hour two-piano recital at the Australasian Pedagogy Conference
freaturing Three Irish Airs by Joan Trimble, Two Jamaican Street Songs and Jamaican Rumba by Arthur Benjamin, Trois Valses romantiques by Chabrier,From San Domingo and Caribbean dance by Arthur Benjamin, Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns.
July 15, 2005 Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide
Roy Howat performed a solo piano programme at the Australasian Pedagogy Conference of music by Chabrier, Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Billy Mayerl and Hiscocks’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn with the première of the new 2003 Finale and Tarantella
June 5, 2005 Billy Mayerl Society, Thames Ditton
Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed piano duets Insect Oddities (arr. Wendy Hiscocks) and Marigold and Ace of Spades by Billy Mayerl, Two Jamaican Street Songs (arr. Wendy Hiscocks) by Arthur Benjamin, Jamaican Rumba (arr. Valerie Trimble) by Arthur Benjamin, Moto perpetuo (arr. Wendy Hiscocks) by Johann Strauss II, Rag Doll (2 pianos, arr. Jacques Fray) by Nacio Herb Brown, Danse macabre (arr. Wendy Hiscocks) by Camille Saint-Saëns, Tarantella(2 pianos) by Madeleine Dring, Three Irish Airs (2 pianos) by Joan Trimble.
In addition to the above Roy performed the solos Fête polonaise from Le Roi malgré lui (arr. Messager/Howat) and Ballabile and Idylle by Emmanuel Chabrier, Song of the Fir Tree and Railroad rhythm by Billy Mayerl. Wendy performed the solos Sicilienne and Chinoiserie by Arthur Benjamin.
April 28, 2005 Evening recital at 8pm San Sebastian, Escuela superiore de música
Roy Howat performed piano solos by Ravel, Fauré, Debussy and Tarantella by Hiscocks
February 19, 2005 Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
The Howat Piano Trio perform Hiscocks’s Coral Fantasy.
January 21, 2005 West Kilbride Music Club evening recital
The Howat Hiscocks Duo performed piano duets: Slavonic Dances (op. 72) by Dvořák, Air de Danse and Dolly (op.56) by Fauré, España by Chabrier and Wendy’s arrangements of Two Jamaican Street Songs by Arthur Benjamin, Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns Roy Howat played the solos Thème et variations, op. 73 by Fauré, Idylle (from Pièces pittoresques) by Emmanuel Chabrier, Preludes by Claude Debussy and Hiscocks’s Tarantella (2001)
21 November, 2004 Selwyn College Music Society, Cambridge
Howat-Hiscocks Duo recital featuring Hiscocks’s duet arrangement of Danse macabre by Saint-Saëns and Roy Howat’s performance of Tarantella.
12 November, 2004 West Lodge Park Hotel
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo gave a recital featuring music by Dvořák, Chabrier, Debussy, Fauré, Schubert, Chopin and Hiscocks’s duet arrangement ofDanse macabre by Saint-Saëns.
11 August, 2004 Česky Krumlov Festival, Czechoslovakia
Roy Howat gave a solo piano recital featuring music by Chabrier, Fauré, Debussy, Schubert and Hiscocks’s Tarantella.
26 June, 2004 Teatro Estaleiro, Aveiro, Portugal
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo perform Saint-Saëns Carnaval des animaux and give the world Premiere of Four Portuguese Songs for children’s choir and piano duet at the Fifth International Piano Festival in Aveiro. The participating choir was Coro Infantil de Santa Joana conducted by Sandra Morais.
September 27, 2003 Windsor Festival, Windsor Library at Windsor Castle
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo were joined by violinist Alban Beikircher for a mainly French programme of music. Wendy joined Roy to perform Fauré’s Dolly Suite, Chabrier’s España and Wendy’s duet arrangement of Saint-Saëns’ Danse macabre.
July 23, 2003 Aveiro Piano Festival, Aveiro, Portugal
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed music by Debussy, Fauré and Chabrier. Hiscocks’s Four Rustic Dances (piano duet), Dance for David (piano duet) and Tarantella (solo piano performed by Howat). Roy Howat also performed solos by Liszt and Debussy
April 27, 2003 Pangbourne Arts Society
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed music by Arthur Benjamin, Joseph Horovitz, Chabrier, Saint-Saëns, Billy Mayerl and Poulenc. Roy Howat also performed piano solos by Debussy, Chabrier and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
March 29–30, 2003 Cambridge EPTA weekend concert
Roy Howat performed solo piano music by Schubert, Chabrier, Fauré and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
February 10, 2003 Keele Concerts at 8pm, Westminster Theatre, Chancellor’s Building
Roy Howat performed solo piano music by Schubert, Ravel, Debussy and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
November 3, 2002 British Music Society, Prahran, Melbourne
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed Debussy’s Petite Suite and Billy Mayerl’s Marigold and Ace of Spades. Roy Howat performed Hiscocks’s Tarantellaand songs by Debussy and Fauré with soprano Vivien Hamilton. Wendy Hiscocks accompanied Vivien Hamilton in her own songs Mother and Child, and Manuel de Falla’s Siete canciones populares.
October 27, 2002, Jurlique Concert Series, Mount Barker, South Australia
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed music by Debussy, Schubert, Fauré, Arthur Benjamin, Billy Mayerl and Chabrier. Roy Howat included piano solos by Gershwin, Debussy and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
October 25, 2002, Church of the Epiphany, Crafers, Adelaide, South Australia
Recital by Carolyn Lam (violin) and Roy Howat (piano) performing Mozart, Bach, Debussy and Fauré. Roy Howat included Hiscocks’s piano solo Tarantellaand Wendy accompanied Carolyn Lam in a performance of he violin and piano work The Flame
October 18, 2002 Recording in Adelaide ABC studio 520
Soprano Rosalind Martin, clarinettist Stephanie Wake-Dyster and Roy Howat (piano) recorded Hiscocks’s Mother & Child and the piano solo Tarantella. Songs by Debussy, Fauré and Rodrigo were also on the programme
October 12 – 14, 2002 Port Fairy Festival, Victoria
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo presented a two-piano programme with music by Billy Mayerl, Lothar Perle, Arthur Benjamin, Joseph Horovitz and Poulenc
October 6, 2002 Hunter’s Hill Music Club, Sydney
Soprano Adele Johnson presented a diverse programme with Roy Howat (piano and viola) and Wendy Hiscocks(piano). Music by Hiscocks included her piano solo Tarantella performed by Howat and Two Bulgarian Songs (viola & voice). As well as performing piano duets by Mayerl, Schubert and Debussy, Hiscocks accompanied Adele Johnson in songs by Brahms and Falla.
September 23, 2002 Canberra, ACT Lieder Society
Soprano Rosalind Martin and pianist Roy Howat presented songs by Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré, Rodrigo and Hiscocks’s Mother and Child. Roy Howat included piano solos by Chabrier and Hiscocks’s Tarantella.
August 16, 2002 Gunma, Japan
Wendy Hiscocks and Roy Howat performed Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the Gunma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kimbo Ishii-Eto.
August 17, 2002 Kusatsu Summer Academy, Japan
Wendy Hiscocks and Roy Howat performed Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the Gunma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kimbo Ishii-Eto.
August 21, 2002 Kusatsu Summer Academy, Japan
Roy Howat’s solo piano recital included music by Chabrier, Debussy, Ravel and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
July 16, 2002 Universidade de Aveiro, 3rd International Piano Festival, Aviero, Portugal
Roy Howat presented a solo piano programme with music by Chabrier, Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Hiscocks’s Tarantella
July 4, 2002 Lotherton Hall, Leeds
Schubert Ensemble perform Vibrancy for piano trio.
April 6, 2002 Kallmünz Festival, Germany
Graeme Buckland conducted the first performance of Hiscocks’s Unheeded Pageant for string orchestra with Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht and Tippett’s String Concerto
October 6, 2001 Trinity Church, Wimbledon
Sinfonia Amici conducted by Roy Howat
The evening’s programme included Howat’s orchestration of Mendelssohn’s Bee’s Wedding, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Mozart’s Piano Concerto in B, K. 595 with Howat as soloist and the première of the orchestral version of Hiscocks’s Mother & Child with Rachel Nicholls (soprano solo) and Sarah Thurlow (clarinet solo)
September 1, 2001 Festival Amadeus, Geneva
Quatuor Terpsycordes gave the world première of Hiscocks’s String Quartet in a programme with Fauré’s Quintette no. 1
March 25, 2001 Hunters Hill Music Society, Sydney
Roy Howat performed solos by Chabrier, Debussy and Ravel. The Howat-Hiscocks Duo performed duets by Brahms, Arthur Benjamin, Fauré and Chabrier. Unseen Dances by Hiscocks included ‘Star Cluster’ and the world première of ‘The Boatman’s Song’
February 25, 2001 Billy Mayerl Society, Richmond, London
Roy Howat performed solos amongst a Howat-Hiscocks Duo programme; the latter included piano duets and piano duos composed by Arthur Benjamin, Lothar Perl, Joplin, Poulenc, Gershwin,Victor Hely-Hutchinson, Friml & Stothart and Chabrier
October 27, 2000 Australia House, London
Roy Howat and Carolyn Lam (violin) performed Hiscocks’s The Flame. They joined forces again with Howat on viola, Coral Lancaster (cello) and Sarah Redgwick (soprano) to perform Hiscocks’s Libretto of the Eight Year Old in the original string trio and soprano version (this was later expanded to String quartet). Hiscocks accompanied Lancaster in Arthur Benjamin’s Cello Sonatina and they were joined by Carolyn Lam to perform Eugene Goossens’s Impressions of a Holiday. Dulcie Holland’s Piano Trio was performed by Howat, Lam and Lancaster
June 11, 2000 Goossens Hall, ABC Sunday Live, Sydney
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo presented a piano duo programme of Debussy, Schumann, Arthur Benjamin, Poulenc and Chabrier. Hiscocks’s duetUnseen Dances received its first radio broadcast
April 7, 2000 Mount Lofty Music Society, nr Adelaide
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo presented piano duets by Dvořák, Fauré, Schubert, Arthur Benjamin, Billy Mayerl, Chabrier and Hiscocks’s Unseen Dances. Howat performed solos by Debussy, Gershwin and Chopin
April 6, 2000 Adelaide, Accompanists’ Guild, Adelaide
Howat-Hiscocks Duo recital with solos by Roy Howat
March 31, 2000 House concert, Rosanna, Melbourne
Fundraising recital with Howat-Hiscocks Duo for Kalparrin Intervention Centre.The programme included music by Debussy, Fauré, Chabrier, Billy Mayerl and the world première of Hiscocks’s Dance for David. Howat performed solos by Debussy, Chabrier and Gershwin
March 13, 2000 Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Miwako Abe (violin) and Roy Howat (piano) performed Fauré’s Sonata in A, op. 13 and Hiscocks’s The Flame
March 7, 2000, Melbourne, British Music Society
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo presented piano duets by Dvořák, Fauré, Schubert, Arthur Benjamin, Billy Mayerl, Chabrier and the world première of Hiscocks’s Unseen Dances. Howat performed solos by Debussy, Gershwin and Chopin
March 3, 2000 Canberra School of Music, ACT, Australia
The Howat-Hiscocks Duo presented piano duet and duo music by Fauré, Debussy, Arthur Benjamin, Poulenc and Chabrier. Howat also performed Debussy’s Suite bergamasque
February 14, 2000 Roehampton Institute
Miwako Abe (violin) and Roy Howat (piano) performed Fauré’s Sonata in A, op. 13 and gave