Dr Therese Milanovic is in demand as both performer and pedagogue. She was the first Australian to become a certified Taubman Instructor, and is now Master Level and Associate Faculty with the Golandsky Institute. She has presented numerous workshops on the Taubman Approach in Australia, including: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), the Music Teachers’ Association of Queensland (MTAQ), Australian Society for Performing Arts Health (ASPAH) and was an Invited Speaker at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (2011). This year she was a Keynote Speaker at the Western Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference (Perth), the Allan Lane Memorial Weekend (Brisbane) and the ANZCA 2016 Conference (Canberra). Teaching the Taubman Approach is the focus of her work at QCGU and in her Brisbane studio, attracting students from interstate, as well as regional and international students via Skype. Through retraining in the Taubman Approach, Therese regained the possibility of a career in music after an extended playing-related injury, and continues her ongoing learning with Edna Golandsky and John Bloomfield.
Therese has performed with Brisbane-based Topology since 2009, including recordings for ABC radio, collaborations with the Brodsky String Quartet, drummer Grant Collins, performances at Brisbane Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Salihara Arts Festival (Indonesia), Australian tours, and touring the Netherlands and Belgium with the Kransky Sisters. Previous performance highlights with Collusion include ABC broadcasts, Musica Viva Country Wide and Musica Viva in Schools touring. In addition to performing new music, Therese loves performing chamber music with fellow kindred spirits, bringing both traditional and lesser-known repertoire to the stage. One such project is the Muses Trio, with Christa Powell (violin) and Louise King (cello), celebrating music composed and performed by women. The Muses released their debut CD this year, The Spirit and the Maiden, available through www.musestrio.com.
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