David Miller

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Australian classical pianist David Miller is one of that continent's leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. In the Queen's Birthday 1995 Honours List he was appointed as a member of the Order…
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Australian classical pianist David Miller is one of that continent's leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists. In the Queen's Birthday 1995 Honours List he was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia for his musical accomplishments. He has collaborated with internationally renowned singers, who found him a uniquely sensitive accompanist. Miller is a founding member of the innovative Grevillea Ensemble. The pianist has toured in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, New Caledonia, Korea, Vanuatu, and Vietnam, as well as logging the thousands of miles necessary just to get back and forth across his own country. He is in front of microphones almost constantly, be it broadcasting for the ABC and Musica Viva Australia or recording for labels such as Walsingham Classics, Tall Poppies, Vox Australis, and ABC Classics. His involvement with Australian contemporary music includes the recording Rose of the Bay, a lovely portrait of Sydney by composer Derek Strahan. Robert Allworth, who, among many other projects, has written music for mandolin ensembles, finds Miller an adept collaborator, and has already used him on four compact discs. Miller is also a respected teacher. He has been on the staff of Sydney Conservatorium of Music from the early '80s onward. In 1995, the pianist was appointed the first chair of the newly formed ensemble studies program.