Professor Neal Peres Da Costa has been appointed as Associate Dean (Research) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Professor Peres Da Costa joined the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006 and founded the Early Music Unit (of which he was Chair from 2006-2016) now the Historical Performance Division and subsequently Program Leader of Postgraduate Research. He regularly performs with Australia’s leading ensembles including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Pinchgut Opera, the Song Company, the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Bach Akademie Australia and Ironwood. Peres Da Costa has a distinguished discography and donates much of his spare time to students through his involvement in mentoring and by providing masterclasses for high school students and emerging artists
Sydney Conservatorium Director Professor Anna Reid said: “Neal is an amazing researcher and performer. He is world renowned for his work in historically informed practice, which includes experimental performance work alongside written representations of those works. We are looking forward to experiencing his musical influence as our Associate Dean (Research).”