Featured Collaborator: John Polglase

Image by  Hayden Shepherd Photography

Born in Adelaide in 1959, John Polglase lives and works in Adelaide. He completed both his Bachelor of Music (Honours – Composition) and Master of Music (Composition) at the University of Adelaide, under the supervision of Graeme Koehne and Richard Meale. He has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, including the Leonardo Prize, the South Australian Young Composers Competition, the Alex Burnard Scholarship, the Australian Society for Music Education Young Composers Competition, and the Dr Ruby Davies Prize for Composition. He was a founding member and co-director of the Firm, a composers collective in Adelaide, from 1996-2004. He currently lectures in composition at the University of Adelaide, and has also lectured at both Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

PLEXUS gave the world premiere of John Polglase's complete Trio No 7 in PLEXUS: Perpendicular on Monday 3rd December 2018 at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon. PLEXUS previously performed selections from Trio No 7 at PLEXUS: Panopticon, 22 April 2016, at Elder Hall, University of Adelaide.