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Paul Dean/Trish Dean

Paul Dean / Trish Dean

Tasmanian born cellist Trish Dean is currently co-Artistic Director and
cellist of Ensemble Q, Company in Residence at QPAC in Brisbane.
Previously the Associate Principal with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra,
Trish has performed as Guest Principal with the Adelaide, Queensland
and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and is a member of the Australian
World Orchestra.
A recipient of numerous awards and prizes, Trish has performed as
concerto soloist with several Australian symphony orchestras, and as
soloist and chamber musician at many national and international festivals
including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Oxford May
Festival in the UK, and festivals in Switzerland, Portugal, Germany,
Malaysia and across Australia.
As an Artistic Director she has held positions at the Coffs Harbour
Regional Conservatorium and the APRA award winning Camden Haven
Music Festival. Her most recent solo cello recording, Ciaccona was
released in 2020 by Ensemble Q Artists.
She has recorded for ABC Classics, Solitary Island Records, 2MBS Fine
Music Records and appears regularly on ABC Classic and 4MBS FM.


Clarinetist Paul Dean is widely regarded as one of Australia's foremost
musicians in his multiple capacities as soloist, recitalist, chamber
musician, composer and Artistic Director.
He is currently Associate Professor and Head of Winds at Queensland
Conservatorium, Griffith University, co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Q,
and a member of the Australian World Orchestra. He was a founding
member and Artistic Director of Southern Cross Soloists and the
Bangalow Music Festival, before his appointment as Artistic Director of the
Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.
As a composer, he recently held the title of Composer in Residence for the
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has been commissioned to write
works for major artists and orchestras including the Australian World
Orchestra, the Melbourne, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony
Orchestras and for major international artists including Jack Liebeck,
Michael Collins and Torlief Thedeen.
He is the conductor of the Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 and the
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra.