MRS Andrea Keller Meagher

MRS Andrea Keller Meagher

Positions

Overview

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  • Andrea Keller – Australian pianist and composer.

    Dedicated to the performance and creation of contemporary jazz and improvised music, Keller has created a considerable body of work, which includes devising and leading projects such as Still Night: Music in Poetry, Transients, Five Below, Masters & Apprentices, The Composers Circle, The Komeda Project, The Company of Pianos, From Ether, Three Lanes, The Andrea Keller Quartet/Quintet, The Wayne Shorter Project, and The Bartok Project.

    The diversity of Keller’s approach has seen her collaborate as performer, composer and arranger with Australian large ensembles such as; the Black Arm Band, the Australian Art Orchestra, Ten Part Invention, Mike Nock’s BigSmallBand, the Bennetts Lane Big Band, & the Sydney Women’s Jazz Collective, jazz musicians including; Sandy Evans, Mike Nock, Barney McAll, Bernie McGann, Allan Browne, contemporary classical musicians and ensembles such as; Genevieve Lacey, the Song Company, Ensemble Offspring, Flinders Quartet, James Crabb, Marshall McGuire, Zephyr Quartet, Trio Solstice, Claire Edwardes and Seraphim Trio, plus Internationals including; John Surman (UK), Silke Eberhard (GER), Ronan Guilfoyle (IRE), and Nicole Lizee (CAN).

    Lauded for her music, Keller has received three ARIA Awards, five Australian Jazz Bell Awards, two Art Music Awards, an APRA Professional Development Award, the Merlyn Myer Composing Women’s Commission, and fellowships from the MCA/Freedman Foundation and the Australia Council. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Improvisation (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts (2001) and a Master of Arts (Research) from Queensland University of Technology (2011).

    www.andreakellerpiano.com.au   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Yamaha Music. Yamaha Artist 2017 -
  • Australian Music Centre. Represented Artist 2010 -
  • APRA/AMCOS. Composer Member 2000 -

Publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • Fellowships & Grants:
    * 2016 Australia Council for the Arts: Arts Projects for individuals & groups: For creative development, promotion and world premier of ‘Still Night: Music in Poetry’.
    * 2016 Creative Victoria: VicArts Grants: For composition of ‘Still Night: Music in Poetry’.
    * 2014-2016 Honorary Fellow of the VCA and MCM.
    * 2014 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For performances by the Komeda Project.
    * 2012 Arts Victoria: Arts Development - Creation: For the composition of ‘Meditations on Light’.
    * 2010 Australia Council Fellowship (2010-2012).
    * 2009 QUT Masters Scholarship.
    * 2008 Arts Victoria: Arts Development - Creation: For the composition of music for the Andrea Keller Quartet ‘Collaborations Project’ National tour (as recorded on ‘Galumphing ‘Round the Nation’).
    * 2008 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For a national tour by the Andrea Keller Quartet with guests.
    * 2007 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For the recording, manufacture etc of ‘Little Claps’ by the Andrea Keller Quartet.
    * 2006 Arts Victoria: Arts Development - Creation: For the composition of music for ‘Little Claps’ and the Andrea Keller Quartet’s International tour.
    * 2005 Arts Victoria: International Program: For performance by the Bartok Project at the 2005 Australian International Music Market, Brisbane.
    * 2003 Australia Council for the Arts: New Work: For the composition of music dedicated to Jann Rutherford (as recorded on ‘Angels & Rascals’).
    * 2001 Awarded the inaugural MCA/Freedman Foundation Jazz Fellowship.
    * 2001 Australia Council for the Arts: Presentation and Promotion: For completing the recording, manufacture etc of ‘Thirteen Sketches’ by the Andrea Keller Quintet.

       

Awards

Education and training

  • Masters, Queensland University of Technology 2011
  • B-Mus Hon, Victorian College of the Arts 2001
  • B-Mus (Improv), Victorian College of the Arts 1995

Awards and honors

  • Merlyn Myer Composing Women's Commission 2017, Merlyn Myer Fund, 2017
  • Professional Development Award: Jazz, APRA/AMCOS, 2017
  • 'Consider This' wins Best Australian Instrumental Jazz Album, Australian Jazz Bell Awards, 2017
  • Art Music Award for Excellence in Jazz, APRA/AMC, 2017
  • 'Wave Rider' wins Best Australian Modern Jazz Album, Australian Jazz Bell Awards, 2014
  • Art Music Award for Jazz Work of the Year 'Affectations', APRA/AMC, 2012
  • The Andrea Keller Quartet wins Australian Jazz Ensemble of the Year, Australian Jazz Bell Awards, 2012
  • two-year fellowship, Australia Council for the Arts, 2010
  • 'Little Claps' wins Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album, Australian Jazz Bell Awards, 2008
  • 'Footprints' wins Best Jazz Album, ARIA, 2008
  • 'Mikrokosmos' wins Best Jazz Album, ARIA, 2003
  • 'Mikrokosmos' wins Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album, Australian Jazz Bell Awards, 2003
  • 'Thirteen Sketches' wins Best Jazz Album, ARIA, 2002
  • Jazz Fellowship, Freedman Foundation/MCA, 2001