Leah Kardos to write Ruthless Jabiru’s first commission

Queensland composer and producer Leah Kardos is to write Ruthless Jabiru’s first commissioned work, for premiere in London in Spring 2013. Scored for string orchestra, the piece will explore Leah’s ideas of modern sensuality and sound, drawing from her experience as a studio composer. Leah has just released her second album, Machines, on the Bigo and Twigetti label.

Kelly Lovelady awarded New Work grant from Australia Council

Ruthless Jabiru is pleased to announce that its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Kelly Lovelady, has been awarded a New Work grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. The funding will support a major commission from the orchestra’s Patron, composer Peter Sculthorpe, which will be premiered by Ruthless Jabiru in London in late 2013. The Australia Council is the arts funding and advisory body of the Australian Government.