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CIMF - Late Night Music Recital

Claire Edwardes (Percussion) and Ned McGowan (Flute)

Claire Edwardes (Percussion) and Ned McGowan (Flute)

For the third year in a row we’re delighted to partner with the Canberra International Music Festival to present the CIMF Festival @ Muse! Join Claire Edwardes (percussion) and Ned McGowan (flutes - yes, plural) for a late night recital featuring two of the festival’s most avant-garde performers. 

Program to feature the music of Ned McGowan, celebrated Australian composer Anne Boyd, and Australian-Dutch composer of new music Kate Moore.

Tickets: $55 (includes a glass of wine and cheese plate)


Seating will be allocated according to date of purchase. If you are booking separately but would like to sit with friends, please contact us by 5pm on Tuesday 1 May. Requests to sit together on arrival may not be possible. Due to venue layout please note that some guests may be seated at communal tables.


Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director Claire Edwardes, has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion’ performing with ‘spellbinding intensity’ and ‘graceful virtuosity’. Her award-winning performances combine a theatrical energy with charismatic and original interpretations bringing to life the varied array of music she performs. In 2014 she was the recipient of a prestigious two-year Australia Council Music Fellowship, and her commitment to Australian music has earned her the AMC/APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in 2007, 2012 and 2016.

In 2006 Claire became the artistic director of the innovative music group she had been a founding member of in 1996, Ensemble Offspring. Recent performance highlights include concertos with the Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, solo appearances at the Sydney Festival, MONA FOMA and Peninsula Summer Music Festival, and collaborations with an array of artists from Mike Patton (Faith No More) to Guy Ben-Ary, the Australian Art Orchestra to the Australian String Quartet.

She teaches composition and percussion at the Sydney Conservatorium as well as Australian National Academy of Music and currently balances her life as a mother of two young girls with a busy concert schedule throughout Australia and abroad. Ned McGowan, flute

Ned McGowan (1970) is a flutist and contemporary classical music composer, born in the United States, living in the Netherlands. Known for rhythmical vitality and technical virtuosity, his music has won awards and been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw and other halls and festivals around the world by many orchestras, ensembles and soloists. As a flautist he plays classical, contemporary and improvisation concerts internationally; he has a special love for the contrabass flute, in 2016 releasing the album The Art of the Contrabass Flute.

Ned is a professor of composition, ensembles and Advanced Rhythm and Pulse at the Utrecht Conservatory. He holds degrees in composition from the Royal Conservatory Den Haag and in flute from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ned is currently pursuing an artistic research PhD about speed, frame and time in music at the Leiden University and the DocARTES program in Ghent.


This event is presented in partnership with the Canberra International Music Festival

Earlier Event: April 22
Mad Hatter's Tea Party