Mr Julian Smiles


Biographical details

Julian has occupied many of the most prestigious positions in the Australian classical music scene. He was for several years principal cellist with the ACO and has performed frequently as guest principal cello with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. In 1991 he was invited to join the Australia Ensemble, the University of New South Wales’ acclaimed resident chamber music ensemble, and in 1995 formed the highly successful Goldner String Quartet with ensemble colleagues Dene Olding, Irina Morozova and Dimity Hall. These two groups continue to be regarded as representing the pinnacle of chamber music in the country, and the Goldner Quartet in particular has established an international reputation with rave reviews of their recordings and recent performances in the UK. Julian is also frequently heard as a soloist, and has performed concertos with the Melbourne and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and several community orchestras in Sydney. He has also performed as a soloist at the Townsville International Festival of Chamber Music and the Huntington Estate Music Festival, and premiered solo works by Australian composers such as Mark Isaacs and Michael Yezerski. As a well respected teacher Julian draws on his many years of experience as a performer at the highest level, as well as his studies with Nelson Cooke, one of the most significant teachers in Australia, and with Janos Starker at Indiana University.

2015 Professional Practice Performances:

14 March Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW; Australia Ensemble Subscription concert; Music by Ravel, Bax, Faure and James MacMillan

24 March Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium, Chamber Works concert with Kees Boersma; Music by Edgar Meyer, Karl Heinz Wahren, Schnittke, Rossini Duo for bass and cello

28 March City Recital Hall, Angel Place: Sydney Youth Orchestra concert with Dimity Hall (violin): Brahms Double Concerto - soloist (with Dimity Hall, violin)

18 April Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW; Australia Ensemble Subscription Concert; Music by Martin Bresnick; Ravel and Elgar

April-May Eleven performances in major Concert Halls throughout Australia for Musica Viva International Series; Music by Ligeti; Paul Stanhope and Beethoven

2 May Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium; Chamber Works concert with Dimity Hall (violin); Music by Kodaly and Ravel

29 July Three Concerts (Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall Melbourne); Australian World Orchestra (Sir Simon Rattle, conductor): Bruckner Symphony No 8

August Multiple Concerts - Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville; Music by Finzi;Turina; Bach; Schnittke; Taneyev ; David Sampson; Beethoven and Elena Kats-Chernin “The Three Dancers” (World premiere

20 August The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre - “Local Heroes” concert with Daniel deBorah; Music by Prokofiev and Franck

September Six Concerts in Sydney, Canberra, Bowral, Adelaide, Melboune for Kathryn Selby and Friends; Music by Ross Edwards; Faure and Schumann

10 October Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW; Australia Ensemble Subscription Concert; Music by Shostakovich and Beethoven

13 October Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium; Chamber Works Concert with Bernadette Harvey (piano); music by Britten, Kevin Puts and Brahms

October 4 Concerts in India with the Australian World Orchestra; Music by Schubert and Brahms

November Multiple Concerts at Huntington Estate Music Festival; Music by Tchaikovsky, Bach Suite, Carl Vine String QuintetIan Munro Piano Trio No 3 (World Premiere); Ross Edwards; Shostakovich; Schnittke and Francaix

Selected publications & creative works

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Music

  • Smiles, J. (2016). 1. Circulo (Turina), 2. Piccolo musica notturno (Dallapiccola), 3. Notturno (Schubert), 4. Verklaerte Nacht (Schoenberg). Transfigured Night. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble.
  • Smiles, J. (2016). 1. Light is both a Particle and a Wave (Matthew Hindson), 2. Quator pour la fin du temps (Messiaen). Light, Time and Gravity. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble.
  • Smiles, J., Crabb, J. (2016). Lysfald - Light Falling. Chamber Works: Cello meets Classical Accordion. Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Macliver, S., Griffiths, D., Smiles, J., Munro, I. (2016). Three Birds i. 'A bird came down' ii. 'Basho's birds: homage to Wallace Stevens' iii. 'Currawong'. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble at UNSW.
  • Collins, G., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Munro, I., Olding, D., Smiles, J., Griffiths, D. (2016). while the music lasts for flute, clarinet, piano, two violins, viola and cello (2016). Dreams and Prayers. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble at UNSW.
  • Elton, D., Hall, D., Smiles, J., Selig, D. (2015). Memories To Keep Awhile. Evening Series - Memories to Keep Awhile. Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville, Qld, Australia: Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
  • Munro, I., Hall, D., Smiles, J. (2015). Piano Trio No. 3 'Ein Altdeutsches Liederbuch'. Huntington Estate Music Festival 2015. Huntington Estate Winery, Mudgee, NSW, Australia: Huntington Estate Music Festival/Musica Viva.
  • Olding, D., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Smiles, J. (2015). String Quartet No. 3 I. Tracks and Traces II. Dirrari Lament III. River-run. Goldner String Quartet. Hobart Town Hall, Hobart, Australia: Musica Viva Australia.
  • Cislowska, T., Crabb, J., Liebeck, J., Smiles, J., Dasika, R., Dickson, A., Ughetti, E. (2015). The Three Dancers. Festival Farewell - The Three Dancers. Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville, Qld, Australia: Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
  • Munro, I., Hall, D., Smiles, J. (2013). Piano Trio no. 2 Book of Lullabies. Huntington Estate Music Festival. Huntington Estate Winery, Mudgee, Australia: Musica Viva Australia.
  • Olding, D., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Smiles, J. (2013). Te-Tai-O-Rehua "The Tasman Sea". Goldner String Quartet with Piers Lane. School of Music, Nelson, New Zealand: Chamber Music New Zealand.
  • Evans, A., Smiles, J., McCorkill, C., Hall, D., Munro, I. (2009). Crown of the Year. Clown of the Year. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales.
  • Collins, G., McCorkill, C., Walker, K., Goodchild, P., Jones, E., Young, T., Pratt, D., Hall, D., Ziegler, F., Jeffrey, A., Smiles, J., Boersma, K. (2006). Kammermusik I, Opus 24 No 1. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble.

Recorded / Rendered Performance

  • Smiles, J. (2016). Bruch String Quartet No 1 in C minor op 9, 1 Andante - Allegro ma non troppo, 2 Adagio, 3 Allegro molto energico, Bruch Piano Quintet in G minor 21 Allegro molto moderato, 22 Adagio, 23 Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio, 24 Allegro Agitato. On Bruch: Piano Quintet and Other Works. Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane, CD, iTunes, London, United Kingdom: Hyperion Records.
  • Olding, D., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Smiles, J. (2013). The Quartets: Peter Sculthorpe with the Goldner String Quartet, DVD, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.

2016

  • Smiles, J. (2016). 1. Circulo (Turina), 2. Piccolo musica notturno (Dallapiccola), 3. Notturno (Schubert), 4. Verklaerte Nacht (Schoenberg). Transfigured Night. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble.
  • Smiles, J. (2016). 1. Light is both a Particle and a Wave (Matthew Hindson), 2. Quator pour la fin du temps (Messiaen). Light, Time and Gravity. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble.
  • Smiles, J. (2016). Bruch String Quartet No 1 in C minor op 9, 1 Andante - Allegro ma non troppo, 2 Adagio, 3 Allegro molto energico, Bruch Piano Quintet in G minor 21 Allegro molto moderato, 22 Adagio, 23 Scherzo: Allegro molto - Trio, 24 Allegro Agitato. On Bruch: Piano Quintet and Other Works. Goldner String Quartet and Piers Lane, CD, iTunes, London, United Kingdom: Hyperion Records.
  • Smiles, J., Crabb, J. (2016). Lysfald - Light Falling. Chamber Works: Cello meets Classical Accordion. Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
  • Macliver, S., Griffiths, D., Smiles, J., Munro, I. (2016). Three Birds i. 'A bird came down' ii. 'Basho's birds: homage to Wallace Stevens' iii. 'Currawong'. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble at UNSW.
  • Collins, G., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Munro, I., Olding, D., Smiles, J., Griffiths, D. (2016). while the music lasts for flute, clarinet, piano, two violins, viola and cello (2016). Dreams and Prayers. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble at UNSW.

2015

  • Elton, D., Hall, D., Smiles, J., Selig, D. (2015). Memories To Keep Awhile. Evening Series - Memories to Keep Awhile. Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville, Qld, Australia: Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
  • Munro, I., Hall, D., Smiles, J. (2015). Piano Trio No. 3 'Ein Altdeutsches Liederbuch'. Huntington Estate Music Festival 2015. Huntington Estate Winery, Mudgee, NSW, Australia: Huntington Estate Music Festival/Musica Viva.
  • Olding, D., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Smiles, J. (2015). String Quartet No. 3 I. Tracks and Traces II. Dirrari Lament III. River-run. Goldner String Quartet. Hobart Town Hall, Hobart, Australia: Musica Viva Australia.
  • Cislowska, T., Crabb, J., Liebeck, J., Smiles, J., Dasika, R., Dickson, A., Ughetti, E. (2015). The Three Dancers. Festival Farewell - The Three Dancers. Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville, Qld, Australia: Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

2013

  • Olding, D., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Smiles, J. (2013). The Quartets: Peter Sculthorpe with the Goldner String Quartet, DVD, Sydney, Australia: ABC Classics.
  • Munro, I., Hall, D., Smiles, J. (2013). Piano Trio no. 2 Book of Lullabies. Huntington Estate Music Festival. Huntington Estate Winery, Mudgee, Australia: Musica Viva Australia.
  • Olding, D., Hall, D., Morozova, I., Smiles, J. (2013). Te-Tai-O-Rehua "The Tasman Sea". Goldner String Quartet with Piers Lane. School of Music, Nelson, New Zealand: Chamber Music New Zealand.

2009

  • Evans, A., Smiles, J., McCorkill, C., Hall, D., Munro, I. (2009). Crown of the Year. Clown of the Year. Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales.

2006

  • Collins, G., McCorkill, C., Walker, K., Goodchild, P., Jones, E., Young, T., Pratt, D., Hall, D., Ziegler, F., Jeffrey, A., Smiles, J., Boersma, K. (2006). Kammermusik I, Opus 24 No 1. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Australia Ensemble.

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