I’m proudest of the fact that all of our musicians have gone on to be successful in music and to follow through with their passion and their interest…The finest musicians I think are the inquisitive ones, they always want to know something else, want to find out something else but I think what makes percussion so exciting is the endless possibilities. - Peter Neville, Head of Percussion
The ANAM percussion department provides an immersive experience in the areas of orchestral, chamber and solo performance (including percussion ensemble). Musicians have the opportunity to work with Australia’s leading professional percussionists as well as a regular roster of amazing percussionists from all around the world.
ANAM Percussionists have recently worked with these guest artists:
Tony Bedewi, Adrian Bending, Claire Edwardes, Wei-Chen Lin, Steven Schick, Nigel Thomas, Alex Timcke, Chris Turpin, Eugene Ughetti, Jan Williams, William Winant, James Whiting
The ANAM Orchestra has recently worked with these conductors and guest artists:
Lior Attar, Benjamin Bayl, Zoe Black, Douglas Boyd, Greta Bradman, Nicholas Carter, James Crabb, Steve Davislim, Brett Dean, Johannes Debus, Matthias Foremny, Johannes Fritzsch, Lisa Gasteen, Jose Luis Gomez, Lorina Gore, Topi Lehtipuu, Christina Leonard, Marko Letonja, Sara Macliver, Antonio Mendez, Richard Mills, Brenda Rae, Damien Ricketson, Ilyich Rivas, Carl Rosman, Gerhard Schulz, Amadou Suso, Paul Wright, Simone Young
The department regularly presents major annual events, such as the Australian premiere of Antheill’s original Ballet Mechanique in 2016 and the Australian premiere of Alejandro Vinao’s Water in 2015, a co-commission by ANAM’s Head of Percussion, Peter Neville.