Gabriella Smart and Maryanne Piper
Be transported by Maryanne Piper (Clarinets / Soprano Saxophone) and Gabriella Smart (Piano) for Lilith Night — an international celebration of women music makers.
A chance meeting in Poland brought these two acclaimed musicians together. They have collaborated to create a unique concert experience for audiences, featuring works by established and up-and-coming female composers.
Originally from Australia, Maryanne Piper studied at Queensland and Sydney Conservatories of Music, and later in Holland and Switzerland with the assistance of several scholarships.
Based in Adelaide, where she hosts the concert series Soundstream, Gabriella Smart has developed a close relationship with Bundanon Trust as our 2018 Prelude composer in residence at Beaumont Cottage. This rising star of the Australian chamber music world followed her Prelude residency travelling and performing in Europe, where she connected with Piper. Together, they developed Lilith Night featuring all female composers.
“There is so much to love about the talented, vibrant, charming, Gabriella Smart and her constantly evolving and fearless vision which she follows with seemingly endless supplies of energy, passion and ideas,” said acclaimed musician Elena Kats Chernin.
“She is a true advocate for new work, challenging, motivating and inspiring composers to create works that have relevance not just for the music’s sake but also because of the stories behind them.”