Kupka's Piano

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Jodie performs new chamber music as a member of Kupka's Piano, ensemble-in-residence at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts.  

Click to visit the Kupka's Piano webpage to find out more about performances and read the Kupka blog. 

Click for tickets and information on the next Kupka's Piano show at the Judy. 

A superb performance...the seamless blending of sound between instruments reveals a genuine strength of the ensemble.
— Greg Hooper, Realtime Arts
 

About Kupka's Piano

Taking its name from Bohemian painter František Kupka’s iconic 1909 painting The Piano Keys, the Brisbane-based contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano aims to entice audiences into hearing new sounds, new structures, new musical ideas. This ensemble fills a much-needed place in Brisbane’s music scene, profiling the best and latest from European, Australian and international modern art music.

Kupka’s Piano is a youthful collective, with all members in their 20s, and while they perform works by the big names of the 20th century, their focus is on what is being written by their contemporaries. Since inception in 2011, the group has gained invaluable experience domestically and around the world. The ensemble began residence at the JWCoCA in 2012 and continues to present a core concert series at the venue. In 2013, the ensemble received a JUMP Mentorship with Germany’s Ensemble Interface, with whom they have formed an ongoing relationship. In 2014, Kupka’s Piano performed with Ensemble Offspring and continues to work with the ensemble in Sydney. Internationally, the group has attended the prestigious Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music in Germany and in the 2015 Impuls Academy in Graz, Austria. In its home community, the ensemble has performed at the Crossbows and Brisbane Emerging Arts festivals, and has received radio broadcasts on ABC Classic FM, the MBS networks, and 4ZZZ. Recent collaborations have included the original dance production The Human Detained with MakeShift Dance Collective and performances in Sydney and Brisbane with Ensemble Offspring.