Lyrebird Brass – Top of the Food Chain, Bottom of the World

Lyrebird Brass

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Lyrebird Brass


Sharing their burgeoning collection of dynamic brass repertoire.

Named for the unique songbird of its hometown, Lyrebird Brass are a collective of extraordinary talent, thoughtful programming and a heartfelt dedication to brass.

In celebration of its debut album, Apex Predators, Lyrebird Brass shares its burgeoning collection of dynamic brass repertoire, shining a light on composers from underrepresented demographics and Australian composers.

The performance will feature works from Maruwari composer, Rhyan Clapham (aka DOBBY), award-winning Melburnian Kate Neal, up-and-coming composer Harry Sdraulig and New York based composer Robert Cohen. Audiences will be treated to two world premieres – the first a commissioned piece by Alice Humphries and the world premiere of Apex Predators, a thrilling, virtuosic piece by Brisbane-based, Katherine Likhuta. An evening of eclectic chamber music, spanning lyrical beauty, exceptional artistry and accessible programming.

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Joel Brennan trumpet
Rosie Turner trumpet
Carla Blackwood trumpet
Don Immel trumpet
Tim Buzbee tuba


Harry Sdraulig

Rhyan Clapham
New Work

Troy John Russell
New Work

Robert S. Cohen
Neptune’s Treasures

Catherine Likhuta
Apex Predators


This production is part of the following series:

Season One: Awaken

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.