With alumni Tahu Matheson wielding the baton and Sian Pendry in fine voice, the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University played a major part in a stunning open-air season of Verdi’s Aida on the Gold Coast in September. Presented by Opera Australia, Griffith Opera on the Beach was held over six nights at Coolangatta Beach. Conservatorium students made […]
Students from the Queensland Conservatorium are the musical powerhouse behind this year’s Griffith Opera on the Beach, to be presented by Opera Australia. The talented students make up 80% of the orchestra - providing a lush musical backdrop for the spectacular open-air production of Verdi’s Aida.
Standing apart as one of Australia's finest music schools with a glittering roll call of alumni, the Queensland Conservatorium is turning sixty. Internationally recognised musicians including Dami Im, Jayson Gillham, Katie Noonan, Piers Lane, Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lisa Gasteen and Brett Dean have passed through its doors. With players in leading positions in every Australian state orchestra, and a host of Grammy and ARIA award winners among its alumni, the Queensland Conservatorium is celebrating a remarkable six decades of peerless music education.
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The iconic Opera on the Beach concert on the Gold Coast has the backing of Griffith University as a sponsor - and home to Australia's best opera students.