BackStage Music

BackStage Music is a new music series dedicated to presenting living music in a living space. BackStage Music’s mission is to encourage and foster the creation of engaging, challenging and exciting new work in the field of classical music. and to build a stronger, more sustainable audience for the small medium music sector.

The music presented in the BackStage Music series will be curated by leading musicians in the field of new music, flautist Lamorna Nightingale and composer Elizabeth Jigalin.

Lamorna is a core member of the new music group – Ensemble Offspring -and has been performing with them since 2007. She has appeared regularly with Sydney’s finest orchestras and chamber groups including the SSO, AOBO and the ACO. Lamorna also runs her own music publishing business, Fluteworthy and is actively involved on the committee of the Flute Society of NSW.

Elizabeth Jigalin is a composer based in Sydney, Australia. Elizabeth is excited by the creative potentials of collaboration with much of her music directly inspired by the people she writes for. This keen interest for collaboration and creative music in Australia has seen Elizabeth direct and co-found “the music box project” (creative music collective of early career artists), curating a variety of projects and concerts and have her music performed and explored by a variety of ensembles and soloist musicians. Additionally, Elizabeth is interested in considering new and engaging ways to encourage creative music making in the classroom and has presented workshops at a variety of schools and for Sydney Symphony’s “TunED Up!” education programs.