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Composer Margaret Brandman’s music is performed and recorded both in Australia and internationally. From time to time she performs her own works at selected concerts, as listed below. Apart from her orchestral and chamber works, her various albums include many of her own performances of her solo piano and piano duet works. Margaret has also been actively involved in recordings as piano accompanist for her substantial collection of duet works for voice and piano or instruments and piano.

If you wish to engage Margaret to perform her compositions, she is contactable on +61 414 185193
or email: margaret@margaretbrandman.com

Recent recordings   Recent performances


Work Recorded by Album
2022 Recordings
Four Castles of Stone

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations

Universal Truth Remains

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations

Ariel’s Dream

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations

Snowgums in Silver Moonlight

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations

Latin-American Suite
(8 works)

Violin with piano version

Vov Dylan - Violin Margaret Brandman-piano

2021 Recordings
Latin-American Suite
(8 works)

String Ensemble with piano

Vov Dylan ensemble

SPIRIT VISIONS

Orchestral Tone Poem

Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pavel Šnajdr

Polarities II
Parma Recordings (nv6353)

Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor

Violin and piano

Vov Dylan - Violin John Martin - Piano

In Two Minds

Violin and piano

Vov Dylan - Violin John Martin - Piano

Lady of Grace

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations
The Water Dragon

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations
Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor Intermediate version

Cello and piano

Brandman-piano

Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor Advanced version

Cello and piano

Ari Volovelsky –cello Margaret Brandman-piano

Cello Sensations

Selected Airplay

In past years there have been many instances of airplay of Margaret’s compositions on many Australian radio stations for instance, ABC Classic, and Fine Music (Sydney) and Eastside Radio (Sydney). North American radio channels which have aired her compositions include WCNY New York, Classical Discoveries (New Jersey) and Iowa Public Radio and CJPX-FM in Montreal Canada.

These are selected instances for 2021

Album 2021 Work Radio Station
5th Jan Firestorm III ABC Classic - Australia
31st Jan Undulations II ABC Classic - Australia
11th Feb When Spirits Soar Images Fine Music - Australia
14th Feb Love Brings Change Classical Valentine’s Day Dinner Spotify Playlist
1st March Autumn Rhapsody 4MBS Classic FM – Brisbane ‘Music of our time’
8th March Love Brings Change Classical International Women's Day Spotify Playlist
8th March The Water Dragon Classical International Women's Day Spotify Playlist
4th April Love Brings Change Fine Music - Australia
9th May Spirit Vision for Orchestra Eastside Radio-Australia
9th May Lady of Grace Eastside Radio-Australia
9th May Prelude Havana Promenade Eastside Radio-Australia
9th May Cosmic Fire Eastside Radio-Australia
9th May Jucaro Rhumba D'Amor Eastside Radio-Australia
23rd May As Blue as Torquoise Pearls Eastside Radio-Australia
27th May Spirit Visions for Orchestra Fine Music-Australia
27th May Lady of Grace Fine Music-Australia
27th May As Blue as Turquoise Pearls Fine Music-Australia
10th June Tango Tranquille Fine Music-Australia
24th June Prelude Havana Promenade Fine Music-Australia
24th June Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor Fine Music-Australia
24th June Lady of Grace Fine Music-Australia
24th June As Blue as Turquoise Pearls Fine Music-Australia
27th June Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor Eastside Radio -Australia
4th July Spirit Visions for Orchestra Eastside Radio -Australia
26th August Cosmic Wheel Songs Lion Love, Dance of Life, Cosmic Fire Fine Music -Australia
12th Sept Lyric Fantasy 1 Eastside Radio -Australia
27-30 Sept Spirit Visions for Orchestra Fine Music -Australia
23rd Dec Binna Burra Dreaming Fine Music -Australia
30th Dec Firestorm Symphony III ABC Classics - Australia

Please check our past performance below:

SELECTED PAST PERFORMANCES 2018 – COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC ALBUM LAUNCH CONCERT –SYDNEY

Coro Austral directed by Margot McLaughlin, John Antoniou, Désirée Regina and Margaret Brandman (piano)
John Antoniou, Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman, Margot McLaughlin
Elizabeth Hylton, John Antoniou, Irma Enriquez, Désirée Regina, Margaret Brandman, Maria Lindsay
FIND MY OWN PLACE WATER DRAGON COSMIC FIRE
JUCARO RHUMBA D’AMOR THE EASTERN SPINEBILL IN THE SHADOW OF ULURU
THE RAM IN SPRING IN PERFECT, PERFECT PITCH LADY OF GRACE
WHEN SPIRITS SOAR SPIRIT VISIONS PITCH CONCERT OVERVIEW

2017 – EUROPEAN PREMIER CONCERT OF THE COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC SONG CYCLE FOR CHOIR AND SOLISTS IN PRAGUE

 

 

Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac Concert

 

 

Inside the concert hall

 



COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC – CZECH PREMIERE
Held 14th September 2017 – 7.30 pm

 

The Czech Museum of Music in collaboration the Fibich Society of Prague, CZ hosted the concert series ‘We have Guests’. Margaret Brandman’s song cycle ‘Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac’ was performed in the first concert of the series.

First Concert of the Prague Mixed Choir Concert Series “We have guests”

 

The Czech premiere of Brandman’s song cycle ‘Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac’ in two versions – choral settings and solo settings with piano. Performed by the Prague Mixed Choir & Prague Mixed Ensemble.

Held at the Concert Hall of the Czech Museum of Music

Karmelitská St 2, Prague 1, 118 00, Czech Republic
7.30 pm – 14th September 2017

Video Clip: Lion Love choral setting

 

The Prague Mixed Choir under the direction of Jiří Petrdlík, performing LION LOVE from the COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC song cycle, in concert at the Czech Music Museum. 14th September 2017. Lyrics Benita Rainer. Music composed by Margaret Brandman.

 

Video Clip: UNIVERSAL TRUTH REMAINS choral setting

 

Universal Truth Remains is the Aquarius song from Margaret Brandman’s COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC song cycle. This excerpt is from the concert by the Prague Mixed Choir under the direction of Jiří Petrdlík in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum 14th September 2017.

 

MOUNTAIN GOAT UNIVERSAL TRUTH REMAINS FOUR CASTLES OF STONE

2016- SENSATIONS AND ABRAZO ALBUMS LAUNCH CONCERT AND PREMIERE OF THE SOLO SETTINGS OF COSMIC WHEEL OF THE ZODIAC – WITH MARGARET BRANDMAN AND BARITONE MARTIN COOKE – SYDNEY






The Music of Margaret Brandman –
Celebratory CD Launch and Recital

Venue: Recital Hall East, Conservatorium of Music, Sydney. Saturday September 3rd. 7.30 pm

This celebratory concert featured audio/visual selections from SENSATIONS & ABRAZO in addition to live performances of Autumn Rhapsody (piano solo) and newly composed art songs, Lady of Grace and The Baragoola Sails to Manly, performed by Margaret Brandman in association with guest artist Baritone Martin Cooke of the Bavarian State Opera Company.

The second half was entirely devoted to the Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac Song Cycle, (lyrics by Benita Rainer) performed by Martin Cooke in association with Margaret Brandman.

 

View Margaret Brandman’s Cosmic Wheel Song Cycle Sampler video below. The full concert DVD ‘The Music of Margaret Brandman’ can be ordered from the Order page here:





 

 

More photos of the evening are available on the photos page here.

THE RAM IN SPRING IN PERFECT, PERFECT PITCH LADY OF GRACE

2014 – RHAPSODIES TO RHUMBAS CONCERT – CHATSWOOD NSW

RHAPSODIES TO RHUMBAS

23rd of August 2014

Following the 2013 successful concert in Penrith NSW, the concert was staged again in 2014 at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood. Audiences experienced this joyous concert of Margaret’s vocal and instrumental works ranging from Rhapsodies to Rhumbas to Jazz performed by an amazing complement of talented artists.

In addition to composer/pianist Margaret Brandman who performed her solo ‘Autumn Rhapsody’ and accompanied many of the ensemble works, the concert featured Duo Deconet performing Margaret’s contemporary violin and piano works, mezzo soprano Joanne Burton, who presented five songs from Margaret’s song cycle, Songs of Love and Desire, Yyani Rose on jazz vocals and the excellent new generation of players in the Brandmanburg saxophone quartet and jazz ensemble.

 

Concert Reviews: “This year I had the pleasure of compering one of Margaret Brandman’s concerts at the Zenith Theatre in Chatswood. This was the first time that I had heard Margaret’s music and I was amazed at her versatility …” Read full review by Michael Morton-Evans, OAM, Presenter, Fine Music FM.


View or download the concert poster here (A4 PDF, 860KB).

WHEN SPIRITS SOAR SPIRIT VISIONS

2013 – RHAPSODIES TO RHUMBAS CONCERT – PENRITH NSW

RHAPSODIES TO RHUMBAS

9 November 2013

 

Margaret’s spectacular ‘Rhapsodies to Rhumbas’ concert took place on November the 9th, 2013, 7pm-9pm .

An exciting celebration of the music of Margaret Brandman, performed by world-class musicians from Europe and beyond.

Audience members were treated to a night of stellar performances of the compositions of Australian composer, Margaret Brandman.

Featuring the composer, plus the finest musicians from Australia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Europe, the concert programme consisted entirely of Brandman compositions for various instrumental ensembles and singers, each introduced by Master of Ceremonies – Ross Hutchison.

Hearing the saxophonist and the jazz players has ignited a new appreciation of the instrument and style of music…In fact every piece, every singer & every instrumentalist had their own unique brilliance. Thank you again Margaret for a magical evening!” Jennifer and Stan Comino.

This spectacular concert left audience members dancing, smiling and on a high note for days after.

Your music made me happy and the feeling lasted a full 24 hours!” Benita Rainer.”

Click here to read the full review by Artie J. Brown

This article on the forthcoming Rhapsodies to Rhumbas concert
appeared in the Western Weekender newspaper (Penrith) on the 25th of October.

Click here for details. View or download the concert poster here (A4 PDF, 1.5MB).
Photo credit: Linda Jocelyn

http://lindajocelyn.com.au/?page_id=110

CONCERT OVERVIEW

  

  

7th November 2021


  

3rd December 2021