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Mr Tom McGrath

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Teaching Fellow in Piano Accompaniment
Musikreife Piano, Musikreife Chamber Music and Song Accompaniment (Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium), BMus(Hons) (Canterbury)
Joined the staff in 2004

Tel +64 3 479 8416
Email tom.mcgrath@otago.ac.nz

Research expertise

  • Solo piano
  • Chamber Music
  • Vocal accompaniment

Other musical and community activities

  • Official accompanist, New Zealand National Singing School, Hawkes Bay 2011
  • Official accompanist, Adam International Cello Festival, Christchurch 2009
  • Official accompanist, Queenstown Violin Summer School 2004-2010
  • Piano tutor and Chamber Music tutor, Otago University Chamber Music Summer School since 2008-2012
  • Piano Masterclass, NZ Institute of Registered Music Teachers (IRMTNZ) National Conference, Dunedin 2011
  • Piano Masterclass, Southland IRMTNZ, Invercargill 2006
  • Adjudicator, Dunedin Junior Instrumental Competitions 2006
  • Adjudicator, Southland IRMT Scholarship 2006
  • Adjudicator, Otago IRMT Scholarship 2011
  • Regional adjudicator, Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) National Contest 2013
  • Associate Member, IRMTNZ

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Publications

Romano, T. (vocalist), & McGrath, T. (accompanist) (2021, 17th April). Dunedin Arts Festival: Olveston at Six: Fanny and Felix, works by Mendelssohn-Hensel and Mendelssohn, Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

du Plessis, H. (cellist), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2021, 19 April). Dunedin Arts Festival: Olveston at Six: Cello Favourites, works by Beethoven, Schramm, Martinu, and Bruch, Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (concertmaster, first violin), & du Plessis, H. (principal cello) (2019, 28 June). Dunedin Symphony Orchestra: Tecwyn, Terence, and Tom: Celebrating Matariki [International Series], works by Adams, Poulenc, and Brahms, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Romano, T. (mezzo soprano), Ritchie, A. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), du Plessis, H. (cello), Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2019, 29 September). Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music Concert, works by Lilburn, Ritchie, Adams, Buchanan, Holmes, Varaine, Mayall, and Newall, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

du Plessis, H. (cello), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2018, 30 September). Arts Festival Dunedin: Olveston at Six: Four's Company, works by Brahms, C. Schumann and R. Schumann, Olveston, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

du Plessis, H. (cellist), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2021, 19 April). Dunedin Arts Festival: Olveston at Six: Cello Favourites, works by Beethoven, Schramm, Martinu, and Bruch, Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Romano, T. (vocalist), & McGrath, T. (accompanist) (2021, 17th April). Dunedin Arts Festival: Olveston at Six: Fanny and Felix, works by Mendelssohn-Hensel and Mendelssohn, Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (concertmaster, first violin), & du Plessis, H. (principal cello) (2019, 28 June). Dunedin Symphony Orchestra: Tecwyn, Terence, and Tom: Celebrating Matariki [International Series], works by Adams, Poulenc, and Brahms, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Romano, T. (mezzo soprano), Ritchie, A. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), du Plessis, H. (cello), Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2019, 29 September). Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music Concert, works by Lilburn, Ritchie, Adams, Buchanan, Holmes, Varaine, Mayall, and Newall, St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2018, 29 September). Arts Festival Dunedin: Olveston at Six: Schumann's Voices, works by Brahms and C. Schumann, Olveston, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

du Plessis, H. (cello), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2018, 30 September). Arts Festival Dunedin: Olveston at Six: Four's Company, works by Brahms, C. Schumann and R. Schumann, Olveston, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Petersen, T. (violin), & McGrath, T. (Music) (2018, 5 September). Music Programme Showcase Series: Dylan Lardelli (Mozart Fellow 2018) in conversation with Anthony Ritchie, works including Clearing for violin and piano, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Petersen, T. (violin), Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2018, 2 May). Music Programme Showcase Series: Debussy 100th: Late Masterworks, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), & Petersen, T. (violin) (2017, 20 August). Department of Music Showcase Series: Finnish Focus, featuring works by Sibelius, Kilpinen, Glazunov, and Busoni, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), & Van Buskirk, J. (piano) (2017, 22 March). Lunchtime Concerts: Schubert: Masterworks for four hands, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2017, 1 March). Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Fauré and Scriabin, St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2017, 12 July). Lunchtime Concerts: 19th Century German Piano Works, featuring works by Schumann and Beethoven, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2017, 8 March). Lunchtime Concerts: Song recital of Schubert, Schumann, Fauré and de Falla, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), du Plessis, H. (cello), Adams, P. (clarinet), & Ritchie, A. (synthesizer) (2017, 17 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: Celebrating NZ Music Month: A programme of Student Compositions, featuring compositions by Campbell-Hunt, Dunn, Shatford, van Betuw and McIndoe, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2016, 20 April). Chamber music for viola and piano, performing works by Brahms and Vaughan Williams, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano), & Petersen, T. (violin) (2016, 20 July). Department of Music Showcase Series: World Music Concert II: Scotland and China, with Min Lei (guzheng), Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Petersen, T. (violin), Van Buskirk, J. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2016, 3 October). Schubertiade, with Göknil Meryem Biner (soprano) and Stephen Cranefield (clarinet), Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Adams, P. (clarinet), Cornish, N. (oboe), Du Plessis, H. (cello), Ritchie, A. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2015, 9 September). Annabel Drummond: Benefit and Farewell Concert, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Bellingham, J. (performer), Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2015, 1 April). Department of Music Showcase Series: Novelties and Rarities to Commemorate the Day: Colonial Novelties and French Rarities, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2015, 19 August). Department of Music Showcase Series: Waltzes from Vienna, featuring works by Schubert, Brahms, Strauss and Ravel, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2015, March 11). Department of Music Showcase Series: The Year 1915: Echoes of the Great War, featuring works by Debussy, Hahn, and Casella, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Irons, D. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2015, April 29). Department of Music Showcase Series: Music for Piano Duet II, featuring works by Schubert and Rachmaninov, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2015, July 8). Lunchtime Concerts: Composer Commemoratives, featuring works by Scriabin, Cowell, Bach-Siloti and Ravel, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2015, May 6). W. B. Yeats 150th Commemorative Lecture Recital, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2014, 30 November). Department of Music Showcase Series: In Black and White: Resonances of the Great War, works by Debussy, Ravel, Hahn, Busoni and Casella, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Downes, G. (performer), Burns, R. (bass guitar), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2014, 15 February). The Verlaines, Sammy's Night Club, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Drummond, J. (narrator), Adams, P. (conductor), McGrath, T. (piano), & Bellingham, J. (executive director) (2014, 22-23 April). Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: Magic Flute Moments, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

Cranefield, S. (clarinet), Idrus, F. (flute), Donnelly, J. (bassoon), Petersen, T. (violin), Filmer, A. (viola), McGrath, T. (piano), Moore, E. (euphonium), & Van Buskirk, J. (2013, 1 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: New Zealand Music Month Concert I, works by Dobson, Ritchie and Ritchie, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2013, 11 November). Stroma (11 November), featuring works by Crumb, Norris, Ritchie, and Holloway, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2013, 2, 4, 7, 17 August). Antipodes String Trio: Chamber Music New Zealand Tour (2, 4, 7, 17 August), including works by Mozart and Brahms, St Andrew's Church, Memorial Hall, Marama Hall, and Prince Edward Auditorium, Blenheim, Cromwell, Dunedin, and Wanganui, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2013, 27 August). RSA Choir Sings with Jonathan Lemalu, Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2013, 9 March). 11th Opera in the Garden, with Kawiti Waetford, Operacado Orchard, Whangarei, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano, musical direction) (2013). Peacock's Day, produced by PicturesQue Films Trust, premiered at the Katherine Mansfield International Conference (2013), Wellington, New Zealand, showcased by Air New Zealand’s Inflight Entertainment (August 2016-January 2017), and SKY Arts channel (2015-2016). [Performance].

Performance

van Buskirk, J. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), Ritchie, A. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), Adams, P. (clarinet), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2013, 20 August). Department of Music Showcase Series: Lilburn Trust Prize in Composition, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano) (2012, 13 April). On Wings of Song, featuring works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Scriabin and Ravel, Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka, New Zealand. [Performance].

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano), Adams, P. (recorder), Dennis, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), & Du Plessis, H. (cello) (2010, 2 December). Otago Showcase Concert: Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) and New Zealand Musicological Society (NZMS) Conference, including works by Anthony Ritchie and John Drummond, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

McGrath, T. (piano), Moore, E. (euphonium), van Buskirk, J. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), Dennis, T. (piano), & Adams, P. (recorder) (2010, 19 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: Dunedin Pictures: New Music by Local Composers, works by Anthony Ritchie, Peter Adams, Chris Adams and John Drummond, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Bellingham, J. (soprano), Dennis, T. (piano), Ritchie, A. (performer), McGrath, T. (piano), & Downes, G. (performer) (2009, 17 April). Many Voices: Music to celebrate New Zealand Music and National Identity Conference Evening Concert, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Court, S. (guitar), McGrath, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), Squire, J. (cello), van Buskirk, J. (piano), & Moore, E. (euphonium) (2009, 20 September). Department of Music Showcase Series: Schemata: Concert of Music by New Zealand Composers, including works by Chris Watson, Peter Adams and Anthony Ritchie, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2009, 29 July). Department of Music Showcase Series: Romantic Piano Works for Four Hands, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Bellingham, J. (soprano), Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2007, 16 May). Department of Music Showcase Series: Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) A Commemorative Year Recital, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), Petersen, T. (violin), Keay, C. (violin), & Hamilton, G. (cello) (2007, 25 November). Chamber Music Concert: Composer Commemoratives: Works by Glinka, Stravinsky & Elgar, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Skinner, G. (bassoon), Lefohn, K. A. (violin), Hamilton, G. (cello), McGrath, T. (piano), Manghi, L. (flute), Bellingham, J. (soprano), & Dennis, T. (piano) (2007, 22 March). Mozart Fellows Concert: First Reunion of some of New Zealand's Pre-eminent Composers, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Bellingham, J. (soprano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2006, 24 March). Stephen Chambers Family Concert, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Dennis, T. (piano), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2006, 8 March). Department of Music Showcase Series: Music by Mozart, Schumann and Brahms, Marama Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Performance

Petersen, T. (violin), Van Buskirk, J. (piano), McGrath, T. (piano), Cranefield, S. (clarinet), & Egenes, J. (producer) (2015). Father & Son: Music by John and Anthony Ritchie. Auckland, New Zealand: Ode Records. [Film/Digital Recording/CD-Rom].

Film/Video/CD Rom

McGrath, T. (2010). Expressions, composed by Anthony Ritchie [Performer] [CD-ROM]. Auckland, New Zealand: Sarang Bang Records.

Film/Video/CD Rom

Coleman, T. A. (trumpet), Bendrups, D. (trombone), Burns, R. (bass), Egenes, J. (mandolin & bango), Adams, P. (clarinet), & McGrath, T. (piano) (2009). Corporate Moronic by The Verlaines [CD-ROM]. Dunedin, New Zealand: Dunedin Music.Com & Yellow Eye Records.

Film/Video/CD Rom

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