Roland Peelman


Born and raised in Belgium to a family with no musical background, Roland Peelman has lived in Australia since 1984. A brilliant pianist, he has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia as conductor or music director for many organisations including Opera Australia, Australian Chamber Orchestra and several music theatre and new music organisations.

His encyclopaedic understanding of performing and visual arts and his theatrical instinct place him in constant demand as a musician of flair and imagination. Dominant in his unbelievably hectic schedule is the Song Company, Australia’s leading vocal ensemble, of which he has been artistic director since 1990.

 

Audio Extracts

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Loves to do many different tasks and projects

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Setting big challenges is exhilarating

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At time of his marriage his personality was repressed

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The vitality of the ensemble is essential for the health of the Song Company