JADE New World Collective is QPAC’s ensemble in residence. Better known as JADE, the collective was first commissioned and developed by QPAC in partnership with Sounds Across Oceans (SAO).
JADE is an initiative established out of QPAC and SAO’s desire to bring passionate Brisbane musicians from multiple cultural backgrounds together. Not only does JADE embody the diversity and evolving cultural landscape of Brisbane, more importantly the ensemble creates inspiring, uplifting and original music fused with Western classical and traditional Asian elements.
Consisting of four core musicians, JADE features Indigenous didgeridoo musician David Williams, Japanese koto master Takako Haggarty Nishibori, Nepalese tabla virtuoso Dheeraj Shrestha, and Australian guitarist Dr Anthony Garcia.
The ensemble also collaborates and works with guest artists, internationally and locally.
Watch the ensemble’s first public performance was Crystal Moonlight in the Cremorne Theatre in February 2019. The premiere concert featured guest artists, Pongsaporn Upani from Thailand, Charulatha Mani from India and Noralyn from Philippines.
Discover more about each of JADE New World Collective’s ensemble artists.
Find out more about the instruments used by the ensemble artists.
For their premiere concert, Crystal Moonlight, JADE New World Collective welcome guests artists Charulatha Mani, Noralyn and Pongsaporn Upani.
Find out more about Dr Anthony Garcia – one of the feature artists for QPAC’s ensemble in residence, JADE
Find out more about David Williams – one of the feature artists for QPAC’s ensemble in residence, JADE
Find out more about Dheeraj Shrestha – one of the feature artists for QPAC’s ensemble in residence, JADE
Find out more about Takako Haggarty Nishibori – one of the feature artists for QPAC’s ensemble in residence, JADE