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.
Recent international guests have included Nigel Thomas and Tony Bedwin (LSO) , marimba virtuoso Wei-Chen Lin (China/US) and William Winant (US) percussionist with John Zorn, Lou Harrison and Mr Bungle amongst countless others. 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.
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, ANAM Head of Percussion)