The Sonata Project
Conceived by Bernadette Harvey, the Sonata Project is an ongoing commissioning and performing program of new large-scale Australian works for the solo piano.
In offering her skills as an interpreter and collaborator in the creation of original substantial solo compositions and in recording and performing these works, she hopes to provide a platform upon which the work of 21st Century Australian composers is amplified.
Her inaugural Sonata Project concert was performed in November 2017 in Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Three gifted female Australian composers who accepted Harvey’s challenge of creating the first installment of sonatas were Jane Stanley, Aristea Mellos and Melody Eötvös. A fourth sonata by the renowned Australian composer, Ross Edwards, also debuted for Australian audiences that evening.
More concerts and recordings are planned for 2018 and beyond to celebrate the ongoing creation and performance of new works.