Following an international search, and over 140 applications, the ANU School of Music announced the names of three musicians who will join the School this year.
Head of School Professor Peter Tregear said violinist and musicologist, Dr David Irving, studio recordist and popular music and technology expert Dr Samantha Bennett and one of the nation’s leading tenors and early music experts Dr Paul McMahon, were a “prize catch” for the ANU, and indeed for Australia.
“We are thrilled to welcome this magnificent trio, chosen from an extremely competitive international field.
“Drs Irving, Bennett and McMahon are truly outstanding emerging performer-scholars who will enhance and develop our international profile as a leading performance and research school.
“They will also allow ANU to offer substantial new programs in areas of growing cultural and economic importance, such as historically informed performance practice, music in Southeast Asia, popular music and digital musical cultures.”
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