Daily Drill #1

  • April 27, 2022

    12.30pm - 1.15pm

  • ANU Drill Hall Gallery

    Kingsley Street, Acton ACT 2601

In collaboration with the ANU Drill Hall Gallery

The Daily Drill – a free lunch time concert with Ronan Apcar, on piano, and Emma Warburton, on flute.


  1. Beside the Stream by Miriam Hyde (3′)
  2. Wedding Morn by Miriam Hyde (4′)
  3. Conversation for Piano by Dulcie Holland (8′) piano solo
    – I. Reflective
    – II. Emphatic
  4. Thoughts Before Bed by Ronan Apcar (5′)
  5. …after a while only the green of the grass is left by Ben Hoadley (5′) flute solo
  6. Status Quo by Sally Whitwell (3′) piano solo (w/ toy piano)
  7. Sunday Morning by Ian Clarke (4′)
  8. phoSpheric Variations by Paul Stanhope (4′)

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Artist Ronan Apcar

Ronan Apcar is a young Australian pianist, composer, and musician who is quickly garnering a reputation of versatility, edge, and tenacity. His love for music across many styles – jazz to the avant-garde, classical to contemporary music – translates into his open-minded, exciting, and unique work as a musician. Though always striving to be a well-rounded musician, Ronan is best known for his work with contemporary classical and modern art music – particularly by Australian composers – and has a passion for challenging and breaking the stereotype of “the piano recital.” Beginning as a self-taught pianist, Ronan went on to study piano performance and composition at the Sydney Conservatorium High School and the ANU School of Music, where he graduated as dux. He has gone on to perform as a soloist in both concert halls and unusual, intimate venues, and as a collaborator with renowned musicians and ensembles across Sydney, Canberra, and regional NSW. Ronan has appeared as a soloist with the Penrith Symphony Orchestra, the ANU Orchestra, and later this year with the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra. He has also appeared in festivals, including the 13th International Music Festival in Moscow and the 2021 Canberra International Music Festival where he was the Young Artist. In 2021, he released his debut album, Dulcie Holland Crescent – a collection of forgotten, unrecorded, and unpublished pieces by the great Australian composer Dulcie Holland. Both Ronan’s album and his live concert performances are regularly broadcasted on the Fine Music network and ABC Classic, where Dulcie Holland Crescent was made one of the ABC’s feature albums.

Emma Warburton

Emma is a recent Honours graduate of the ANU School of Music where she studied modern flute, piccolo and Baroque flute with Sally Walker under the Ken and Vera Fowler Honours Scholarship, the CASS Honours Scholarship, and was the recipient of the Friends Bernhard Neumann Memorial Prize. Emma is a member of the newly formed CSO Kingsland Collective, was Principal Flute with the ANU Orchestra and Canberra Youth Orchestra and has won positions with the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra National Academy 2021/2022. Emma has also enjoyed collaborating with and premiering works by rising Australian pianist and composer, Ronan Apcar: Thoughts Before Bed (2019), We Can’t Keep Australia Under the Doona (2020) and Cogs (2021). In addition to performance, Emma is also a trained BodyMinded Practitioner (Alexander Technique) and has won a position in the prestigious Australian Youth Orchestra Orchestral Management Program 2022.