Angus Wilson – Percussion

Angus Wilson – Photo: Peter Wallis

Angus Wilson is an in-demand freelance percussionist performing in a wide range of styles and genres. He has been a regular casual member of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for 7 years. He is a founding member of ‘Kupkas Piano’ a Brisbane based contemporary music ensemble. Recent performances have been with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra – in locations all around Queensland, Longreach and Mount Isa percussion ensemble tours and ABC studio recordings of four new works with Kupka’s Piano.

Angus has also performed with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, eighth blackbird, Kroumata Percussion, The Whitlams, Hilltop Hoods and Horrow Show among many others. Some notable festival appearances include; Bangalow Music festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music and the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music 2014/2016 in Germany.

Angus has performed a significant amount of the contemporary canon of chamber music involving percussion, including Australian premieres of works by composers such as Steve Reich, Morton Feldman/Samuel Beckett, George Aperghis and Beat Furrer. Angus has premiered over 30 new Australian works by composers such as Elliott Gyger, Chris Dench, Liam Flenady, Jakob Bragg and Alan Lawrence.

Angus currently holds percussion tutor positions at Loreto College, St Rita’s College and the Young Conservatorium, Griffith University and works regularly for various music camps, Queensland Youth Orchestra and other teaching engagements.

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