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In April 2017 Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle performed by Baritone Martin Cooke and the composer, was aired in two half-hour programs on Sydney radio station FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM. The DVD of these songs is now available. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

September 2017: Margaret travels to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Choir at 7.30pm on the 14th of September in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir will be recording the cycle for PARMA recordings. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.

 

Photo Gallery

Margaret Brandman's Celebratory concert in Sydney on September 3rd 2016. 
Margaret Brandman and Baritone Martin Cooke take a bow Sydney Conservatorium Recital Hall East filled to capacity for the concert Martin Cooke, checking the programme for the evening
Margaret Brandman and Baritone Martin Cooke take a bow Sydney Conservatorium Recital Hall East filled to capacity for the concert Martin Cooke, checking the programme for the evening
Margaret Brandman and Martin Cooke on stage. Martin Cooke and Margaret rehearse for the concert Benita Rainer (lyricist), Margaret and Martin Cooke take a bow after the performance of the
Margaret Brandman and Martin Cooke on stage Martin Cooke and Margaret rehearse for the concert Benita Rainer (lyricist), Margaret and Martin Cooke take a bow after the performance of the
Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac song cycle

Margaret Brandman's Orchestral and chamber works for violin and piano Recorded by the Moravian
Philharmonic Orchestra for
PARMA recordings
Olomouc (Czech Republic) Sept 2015
Margaret with Lucie Kaucká -
pianist, Vit Mužík –Violinist
and concert master Petr Vronski – Conductor of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra for Margaret’s recording sessions. Margaret Brandman and Lucie Kaucká
Margaret with Lucie Kaucká - pianist, Vit Mužík - Violinist and concert master Petr Vronski - Conductor of the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra for Margaret's recording sessions Dear Margaret - "It was my pleasure to work with You, I like your pieces very much! I will remember it a long long time, because it happens not often, I can play
so nice and lovely music for recording...";
Kind regards Lucie Kaucká
Vit Mužík–concert master, Moravian Philharmonic
Czech pianist Lucie Kaucká rehearsing a section of the solo piano part for Lyric Fantasy (piano and strings) recorded in Olomouc in the Czech Republic (September 2015 ) for Margaret's forthcoming CD on the Navona Label.
Vit Mužík - concert master,
supervising the sessions.
Moravian Philharmonic
Orchestra performing Margaret's
' Firestorm Symphony'

Click here to see the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Petr Vronski performing a section from Margaret's work Love Brings Change (Adagio for String Orchestra).

Vit Mužík–concert master, Moravian Philharmonic Lucie Kaucká – rehearsing
Margaret in the hall during a performance of "Love Brings Change" Bob Lord CEO of PARMA recordings,
Lucie Kaucká, Vit Mužík
Petr Vronski and Margaret discuss her scores.
Vit Mužík–concert master, Moravian Philharmonic Lucie Kaucká – rehearsing
Margaret in the recording studio. Margaret demonstrates some finer points of 'Lyric Fantasy' to pianist Lucie Kaucká. Vit Mužík - rehearsing ' Binna Burra Dreaming ' (for violin and piano)

Margaret with Kirk Lightsey
In September 2015, Margaret was delighted to catch up with, and spend time playing music with, her long time friend and colleague, Jazz Pianist Kirk Lightsey at his favourite café in Paris.

Continuing a life-long musical friendship, Kirk and Margaret explore Margaret's  new compositions for piano and woodwinds.

Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference in Melbourne July 6 2015

Joe Chindamo and Margaret Brandman

Margaret with pianist and composer Joe Chindamo

Christie Ou, who has attended Margaret's PD sessions in Sydney also attended the conference

Christie Ou, who has attended Margaret's PD sessions in Sydney also attended the conference.

Mariamma Mitchel and Margaret Brandman Caryn Eastman Brisbane based piano teacher and examiner

Dr Mariamma Mitchell (Sydney piano teacher) with Margaret

Caryn Eastman Brisbane based piano teacher and examiner with Margaret

Songs of Love and Desire Margaret with Martin Cooke

Margaret with some of the teachers from her weekend Professional Development training course, held in Canberra in February 2015.

' It was a really wonderful and informative weekend Margaret. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom and knowledge with us and your books with such a helpful approach to music teaching.' Lenore Frances Hodgkinson (second from the right in the picture)

Margaret with Martin Cooke (Baritone) at the Bavarian State Opera house in Munich in 2014. Martin has been a permanent member of the BSO for nearly 25 years. Since this photo was taken Margaret has been busy composing some original songs for Martin. They are preparing the songs for performance in concerts in Australia in the months of August and September 2016. Margaret will perform the piano accompaniments.

Selected Photos from the Rhapsodies To Rhumbas Concert

held the on 9th of November 2013 taken by Linda Jocelyn.

Songs of Love and Desire

"When Spirits Soar" performed at the
Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

Songs of Love and Desire
"Spirit Visions" performed at the
Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

 

Songs of Love and Desire

The Brandmanburg Players plus drummer Simon Ghali perform 'Promenade' at the
Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

Rhapsodies To Rhumbas Concert 2013

The Brandmanburg Ensemble at the
Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

 

Autumn Rhapsody Margaret Brandman 2013

"Autumn Rhapsody" performed at the
Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

The Optimum Number - Rhapsodies To Rhumbas 2013
"The Optimum Number" performed at the
Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

Desiree Regina performing Rhapsodies to Rhumbas

Desiree Regina sang four songs from the song
cycle 'Songs of Love and Desire'

Rhapsodies To Rhumbas 2013

Yyani Rose and The Brandmanburg Ensemble performing at the
Rhapsodies To Rhumbas Concert

Songs of Love and Desire

Margaret Brandman at the Rhapsodies to Rhumbas Concert

Please see Margaret's Photo Archive for previous photos