Brent Miller

Brent MillerBrent Miller has performed nationally and internationally as Timpanist and Percussionist with orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Malaysian Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Japan), Singapore Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, the Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. His chamber music involvements have included performances with Southern Cross Soloists, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Camerata of St. John’s, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Queensland Virtuosi, Sydney Camerata, and conducting engagements with Griffith Chamber Players, Queensland Philharmonia, Ensemble Ardor and Camerata of St. John's.

Through his freelance engagements, Brent has had the privilege of performing alongside artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Diana Krall, Tim Minchin, Lang Lang, Sinead O’Conner, Kate Ceberano, The Wiggles, Anthony Callea, the Hilltop Hoods, Katie Noonan, Gurrumul Yunupingu, and conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Edo de Waart and Michael Tilson Thomas.

As an educator, Brent is an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and frequently tutors percussionists of the Queensland Youth Orchestras. He has given a timpani masterclass to students of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and several school workshops around Australia, including a weeklong rhythm workshop for students of all instruments at Southern Cross Soloists' Rockhampton Winter Music School. Brent teaches privately in the Brisbane area as part of the teaching faculty at Just Percussion.

In addition to conducting, Brent is passionate about expressing the musical capabilities of percussion instruments to the fullest degree through orchestral, chamber, and solo performances. Current interests include being involved with the commissioning of groundbreaking new works for solo timpani; most recently Chris Healey's 'Myths' (2012), Phil Treloar's 'Sudhana's Steps' (2013), Stephen Cronin's 'Artefacts' (2016), plus over 100 other solo compositions that have been written for Brent this year by composers from around the world.

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