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Peter Brideoake : Associate Artist


Peter Brideoake was born and educated in Adelaide, South Australia. His musical career began as a guitarist in a popular Australian pop group (The Twilights) which reached the peak of its success in 1966. After this period, which included many recordings and performances (stage and television) around Australia, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, he returned to Adelaide in 1969 and began studies in composition with Richard Meale at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at the University of Adelaide. Following his graduation with a Bachelor of Music (Hons.) he began teaching harmony and modern composition techniques at the Elder Conservatorium.

Since 1975 Brideoake has been a lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide. As well as teaching in composition studies, he has introduced a course in Chinese music as the result of an interest in the music, theatre and language of China. A special interest in an ancient Chinese zither (Ch'in) has meant that after several periods of study in China, he has become a proficient performer on this instrument.

In 1978 he was awarded the John Bishop Memorial Commission; other commissioned works have been composed for the Sydney String Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Seymour Group, the Victorian String Quartet and, more recently, by percussionist Ryszard Pusz.


Compositions

  • Sonata for Flute and Piano (1969)
  • Solo for 'Cello (1970)
  • Music for Orchestra (1970)
  • Composition for winds (1971)
  • Gedatsu - solo guitar (1972)
  • Music for Flute and Two Percussionists (1972)
  • Chiaroscuro (1978)
  • String Quartet No. 1 (1980)
  • Interplay - two clarinets and harp (1981)
  • Imager - string orchestra (1981)
  • Shifting Reflections - chamber ensemble (1982)
  • String Quartet No.2 (1986)
  • Canto for Clarinet Alone (1987)
  • Dialogue for Two - clarinet and percussion (1987)
  • A Poet's Lament - soprano and piano (1988)

     


Biography provided by the composer

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample Imagery : string orchestra (1981) Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra.