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.

About the artists

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

In celebration of their 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.

About the concert

The performance will feature works from Cathy Likhuta, award-winning Melburnian Kate Neal, Luke Styles, Alan Holley and Andrew Batterham. 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 horn
Don Immel trombone
Tim Buzbee tuba


Cathy Likhuta
Apex Predators

Luke Styles

Kate Neal

Alan Holley
Dulwich Canzone

Andrew Batterham
Melbourne Mosaic – Shrine, Punt Road, Spire


This production is part of the following series: