Wendy Hiscocks


Wendy Hiscocks is a London-based Australian composer-pianist who studied at Sydney University with the celebrated composer, Peter Sculthorpe. Australian music is central to her interests; she is completing the first biography of fellow Australian composer-pianist, Arthur Benjamin; her own music has been performed by herself and other distinguished soloists such as Piers Lane, Michael Collins, Elizabeth Connell and Rachel Nicholls at venues as diverse as the Purcell Room in London, the Kusatsu International Summer Academy and Festival in Japan, and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

She appears as the pianist on a CD of her chamber music on the Symposium label and accompanies Susan Bickley (mezzo) and Christopher Gillett (tenor) in the songs of Arthur Benjamin and Edgar Bainton on a recent Naxos release.

Her skills as composer-pianist are in demand for silent film accompaniment with appearances at the BFI South Bank, the Barbican, UK Festivals and Welsh National Opera, and she is currently Artistic Director of Celebrating Australian Music (CAM) and Chairman of the British Music Society.

Performances for CAM:

25th May 2017

24th November 2017

21st May 2018

19th August 2018

26th August 2018

2nd September 2018

10th October 2018

10th May 2019

25th October 2019

26th November 2021: South Wales meets New South Wales

11th June 2022

7th October 2022

27th January 2024