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Bonshek Premiere in Pipa Recital Taipei

This Friday June 3, Pipa virtuoso Yu Rong Chen will be premiering my piece Desert Time, composed especially for her, as part of her recital of traditional, contemporary and pop music arrangements for the Pipa. The Pipa is an ancient Chinese lute dating back to at least the 2nd century AD, but is likely older. It is […]

Corrina Bonshek - Confessions of a Travelling Composer in Thailand

Confessions of a Travelling Composer

When I compose music, I like to sit quietly at home and slowly fill a blank page with the sounds in my head. This year I turned my composing process upside down and travelled to Burapha University in Thailand to co-create music with four musicians who play traditional Thai instruments. This is the story of my trip. Preparing […]

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Ady Ensemble to Perform Corrina’s music

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing a piece for Brisbane-based Ady Ensemble in 2015. Ady Ensemble are a 23-piece string orchestra who formed in 2011 under the baton of Adrian Head. They count amongst their many premiere’s Philip Glass’ Symphony No 3 and regularly commission new Australian works as part of their emerging […]

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Corrina to write Music for Thai Musicians

Next month, I’ll be travelling to Thailand to create a new piece as composer-in-residence at Burapha University’s Music and Performance Arts International Festival 2015. I’ll be working with four young talented Thai classical musicians – a singer, a Saw Dueang or upright fiddler player, a Khlui or flute player, and a percussionist. We’ll be collaboratively […]

Corrina Bonshek Walking Centennial Park Labyrinth

ABC Radio National Feature on Composer Corrina Bonshek

Exciting news! Geoff Wood has created 30minute radio feature about my music for his ABC Radio National show ‘The Spirit of Things’. The program was broadcast on Sunday November 23 at 6:05am on ABC Radio National and will be available to stream for 4 weeks, and for download anytime. In this feature, I talk about […]