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Townsville, Queensland.
29 July to 07 August 2022
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Festival Artists

Festival Artists


Donald Nicolson

Donald Nicolson is supported by Marjorie Nicholas OAM, Catherine McPherson, Gregory McPherson

Listed among Australia’s best classical performers by the ABC in 2019, New Zealand-born harpsichordist, organist, pianist, composer and arranger, Donald Nicolson is a prominent figure in performance and research of the music of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, and in high demand as a keyboardist, composer, and arranger. A Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of Melbourne in 2018, and an avid reader of the classics and ancient rhetoric, Donald teaches historically-informed performance practice at the University of Melbourne and gives regular talks and lectures on music and history. Donald maintains a busy performing schedule in the early music scene and on the orchestral platform, with Pinchgut Opera, Latitude 37, Van Dieman's Band, the MSO and ACO among many.