The Sonata Project
The Sonata Project allows me to publicly acknowledge my love for the piano and to leave a legacy for future pianists. It will generate a rich and large body of new, serious solo piano sonatas by Australian composers and augment the number of works written by Australian women.
It will inject vitality into a faltering art form - the solo piano recital - with fresh new material and a hitherto unexplored level and type of understanding to accompany those works. It will forge a closer relationship between me and the composers through a collaborative approach to each work’s creation, exploring a variety of Sonata forms.
The Sonata concerts unveil the new works to the public in ways that pay homage to the past, recapturing the vitality of those nineteenth century luxurious salon concerts, while looking with optimism to the future.