Associate Professor Richard Chew is Director of the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia. Dr Chew’s research interests include creative practice as research, composition, music theatre and opera studies, musicology, theatre studies and music for television and film.
Richard is an acclaimed composer, pianist and conductor. His music encompasses instrumental works, chamber, opera, choral and music for theatre and film. Significant commissions include works for the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, RIAus, Vienna Festival, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Festival of Arts and Ideas (USA), Lyndsay Quartet, Southbank Centre London, Young Vic Theatre Company, Bath International Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Three Choirs Festival, Salisbury Cathedral and Wonderful Beast.
Richard’s recent projects include conducting the Victorian premiere of his choral work Stari Most, which tells the story of the iconic Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina, in a special Concert for Compassion, featuring guest artist Lior.
Soundings: Sensing and encounters in/with/of place
The Six Swans.
The Last of England, The Last of England; Emigration in prints
Instructions for an Imaginary Man. Adelaide Festival
I See Your Beating Heart, Adelaide Festival Centre
The Velvet Gentleman,Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Carmen: a Spanish Inquisition
Stari Most, Come Out Festival 2011
The Magic Flute
Waterloo Canticle No.1: Swords into Ploughshares, Waterloo Festival of War and People.