Centre Stage | Nicola Boud and the Irwin Street Collective

Event details


Date and time

  • Thursday 18 April 2019 | 7.30pm

Event type

  • On Campus


  • Community
  • Anyone who likes music

Event Fee

  • Free entry


  • Bookings essential

Centre Stage

In 2018 the UWA Conservatorium of Music launched The Irwin Street Collective. This exciting project is led by three of Perth’s most celebrated musicians: Cecilia Sun, Sara Macliver, Shaun Lee-Chen. For many years UWA Music has been involved in the development and advancement of historically-informed performance. With students having access to world-leading mentors such as Sara, Cecilia, Shaun (Concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra) and Suzanne Wijsman, we have produced some of today's most celebrated period performers.

The Irwin Street Collective aims to build on this reputation and enrich the Australian musical community through interaction with leaders in historically-informed performance.  We invite you to join us in 2019 for more exceptional performances and events with world-leaders in the field.

Nicola Boud and The Irwin Street Collective

Born in Perth, Nicola obtained her Bachelor of Music with first class honours from the University of Western Australia in 1999, and was awarded the Edith Cowan Prize for performance and musicology. During her studies Nicola began to play with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on modern and historical clarinet. Her curiosity in early music took her to the Netherlands, where she completed her Masters in historical performance at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague with Eric Hoeprich in 2004.

Now based in Europe, Nicola tours and records extensively, and is in demand as principal clarinet with various orchestras and ensembles. Nicola is also an active chamber musician, regularly performing with the pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout, and the Cambini and Edding Quartets, and has performed at many prestigious festivals. Nicola returns to UWA for this week-long residency as an Institute of Advanced Studies Misha Strassberg Fellow.

The culmination of a week-long residency, Nicola will perform alongside members of the Irwin Street Collective in a concert that will feature Mozart's beautiful Kegelstatt Trio and a rare performance of Beethoven's horn sonata played in a contemporary arrangement for basset horn.

Free entry - bookings essential

Contact details: [email protected]