Thinking through the Arts – Anna Goldsworthy

Date: Wednesday 25 September

Time: 6.30pm

Piano Lessons: lessons in life and music

Anna Goldsworthy discusses the inspiration and reception of her debut memoir, Piano Lessons. In a personal and wide-ranging conversation, Anna expands upon the lessons imparted in the studio of her teacher, Eleonora Sivan, which were lessons not just of music and art but of life.

Described by The Australian as a “musical ambassador,” Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. Celebrated as a pianist, she is acclaimed also as a memoirist, essayist, playwright, librettist, and festival director. As a piano soloist, she has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally, and as a chamber musician she is a founding member of Seraphim Trio. Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay’s article “Unfinished Business.” Anna records for the ABC Classics label. She is currently a Lecturer in Ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, a Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall.

Thinking through the Arts is a series of six public lectures on Wednesday evenings in the Hills, exploring the way different mediums and art forms think materially.

Thinking through the Arts is a collaboration between Fabrik and the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

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