22 March, 2021
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A Viennese Whirl

What can a grand old European city tell us about life in Australia today? Roland Peelman chats with Julian Day about how new music and First Nations musicians play an essential role in this year’s Vienna-themed Canberra International Music Festival.

22 March, 2021
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Australia’s Great Dane

Based in London, Brisbane-born conductor Dane Lam had a diary full of international concerts, then COVID struck. He and his fiancée decided to return home – and it’s turned out better than he ever dared hope.

22 March, 2021
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Vasily Petrenko: Locked Down But Not Out

As one of the busiest maestros on the planet, Russian-British conductor Vasily Petrenko lost umpteen engagements because of COVID. He talks to Clive Paget about how he has used the unexpected hiatus – from recording video interviews to growing tomatoes and a beard.

22 March, 2021
features

Playing Up: The Bassoon

Principal bassoon with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jack Schiller, discusses the new Bassoon Concerto he will premiere in July and his seven-year wait for a new instrument.