Performance & recordings page

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

Work Recorded by Album
SPIRIT VISIONS Orchestral
Tone Poem
Moravian Philharmonic
Orchestra conducted by
Polarities II
Parma
Recordings
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
The Water Dragon
Cello and piano
Ari Volovelsky –cello
Margaret Brandman-piano
Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor
Intermediate version
Cello and piano
Ari Volovelsky –cello
Margaret Brandman-piano
Jucaro Rhumba D’Amor
Advanced version
Cello and piano
Ari Volovelsky –cello
Margaret Brandman-piano

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



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 excerpt

 

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.

 


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.


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).

   

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

SELECTED AIRPLAY 2021

On the 21st and 28th of April 2017, FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM in Sydney, Patrick Thomas presented two half – hour programs of Margaret Brandman’s Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac song cycle, recorded by Baritone Martin Cooke and Margaret on piano, at the celebratory concert in September 2016. The programs also included several tracks from SENSATIONS.

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
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