A pianist with a penchant for 20th/21st century repertoire and an active composer, Dr Philip Eames has worked with choirs for over a decade, both as a director and accompanist. He holds two Master of Music degrees with a scholarship from the Royal Northern College of Music and the Queensland Conservatorium, also having been awarded the Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance with First Class Honours.
In 2017 he completed a PhD focusing on the choral polyphony of Percy Grainger at the Sydney Conservatorium, where he now lectures in musicology. In terms of wider research he is currently investigating methods of analysis for extensive voice crossing. Most notably as a pianist, Philip was a category finalist in the 2010 ABC Young Performers Awards, and as a composer he has received a wide range of commissions and collaborations including the Australian National Piano Award, Queensland Ballet, and The Australian Voices.
Philip Eames will be presenting a paper titled An Anthem for a New Democracy: Percy Grainger’s Choral Ambitions for Australia