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Philip Mayers

Philip Mayers, an Australian musician of remarkable versatility, lives in Berlin, where he has established a reputation as an interpreter of new music and as an outstanding lieder accompanist. His concert performances have taken him worldwide to leading music festivals such as Aldeburgh, Montreux, Schleswig Holstein and the BBC Proms.

After his studies in Australia at the Queensland Conservatorium and the Conservatorium Opera School as repetiteur, Philip Mayers was at once invited to perform throughout Australia - working with the group Synergy and also with the Australia Ensemble. With the Fledermann Ensemble for Contemporary Music, he played in Australia's and New Zealand's most important performance venues, and subsequently with Fledermann in the "Late Night" series of London's Proms concerts. During this period, he regularly played as a soloist with the Queensland Ballet, establishing a close relationship to the Lyric Opera in Queensland. His work with opera continued with the Australian Opera and later, in Germany, with the Berliner Kammeroper and the Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg. In 1986, he won the 1st Prize in the Australian Broadcasting Company's competition Young Performer of the Year. He was then awarded a stipend by the Australia Council that enabled him to study lieder accompaniment under Philip Moll in Berlin and chamber music with Dalton Baldwin in France.

In 1996 he founded the Blue Noise ensemble for new music and was immediately invited to represent Germany at the April Spring Festival in North Korea. Philip is the regular duo-partner of the British singer Mary Carewe and together they released a disc of serious cabaret songs on the ASV label: Tell Me the Truth About Love.

In recent years Philip Mayers has become increasingly known as a composer and arranger. His first chamber opera, "Trieste", written for the Berliner Kammeroper, was premiered in spring 1998.


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08.12.2003  19:00
Latvian National Opera

Mary Carewe & Blue Noise


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