Brieley Cutting is an Australian pianist whose playing has been critically praised for its “myriad of colours” and “technical expertise." Brieley is a Churchill Fellow, graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Music (London), and has a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Griffith University. Brieley has been successful in significant piano competitions, including being Keyboard Winner of the 2006 Symphony Australia ABC Young Performers Awards - performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for ABC live radio and television in the Grand Final - and receiving second prize in the 2010 Kerikeri National Piano Competition in New Zealand. Brieley has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, and the Nizchny-Novgorod Philharmonic.
In Australia, Brieley has performed at venues including Melbourne's Hamer Hall, Town Hall, and Iwaki Auditorium; Sydney's City Recital Hall and Eugene Goossen's Hall; the Adelaide Town Hall; the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall; Tasmania's Mona; for ABC Classic FM, 4MBS, and Musica Viva and Musica Viva in Schools; and at festivals including the Piano Mill at Stanthorpe, and the Tyalgum, Bangalow, Australian Piano Duo Festivals. A dedicated chamber musician, Brieley regularly collaborates with various ensembles and performers, including Ensemble Trivium, Australia Piano Quartet, Topology, Judit Molnar (soprano), and Kristian Winther (violin).
Also active as an artistic director, Brieley’s concert series in Brisbane, DeClassified Music (2013-15), grew from a concert series established in 2011, enabled by the local Steinway & Sons piano distributors. She won a Creative Sparks Award from the Brisbane City Council and had events featured in Queensland Music Festivals.
Brieley's discography includes a 2012 collaboration with Collusion Music Australia, Flashpoint (quartets by Hindemith and Messiaen) and I read the old dream slowly (all Australian chamber music); a self titled disc with Artico Ensemble (2013), with whom she worked for 7 years, a group dedicated to taking music to small community venues; and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 for 2 pianos, 8 hands (2014 - Melba Recordings).
A dedicated teacher, Brieley is currently based at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.
The Age, Melbourne
"excellent control ... impressive"
The Courier Mail, Brisbane
"a myriad of different colours"
Kerikeri National Piano Competition, New Zealand
"showed virtuosic skill for the challenging repertoire"
(Ensemble Trivium at Old Government House, Brisbane)
“shines brilliant new light on this masterpiece”
The Guardian - Australia
(Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” for 4 pianists, Melba Records)
"a great addition to the Brisbane Scene"
(DeClassified Music Concert Series in Brisbane)