Brieley Cutting is an Australian pianist whose playing has been critically praised for its “myriad of colours” and “technical expertise." Brieley is a 2013 Churchill Fellow, and was awarded her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Griffith University in 2016. 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 Nizchny-Novgorod Philharmonic. In Australia, Brieley has performed in 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; and at festivals including the Piano Mill at Stanthorpe, and the Tyalgum, Bangalow, Australian Piano Duo Festivals. 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), was enabled by the local Steinway & Sons piano distributors and won a Creative Sparks Award from the Brisbane City Council, with events featured in Queensland Music Festivals. Brieley currently teaches at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney and remains active as a pianist on the concert stage.
Brieley graduated initially with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the Queensland Conservatorium at the age of 18 years, studying with Oleg Stepanov. Brieley continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, studying with Timothy Young and Rita Reichman. Brieley completed her Masters degree at the Queensland Conservatorium with Natasha Vlassenko, and also graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Music in London with Ruth Nye. As a student, Brieley attended and participated in the International Festival Musici Artis in Brussels (2002) and Summer Festival in Salzburg (2003).
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"
(performance with 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, released on Melba Records)
"a great addition to the Brisbane Scene"
(DeClassified Music Concert Series in Brisbane)