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Australian pianist/keyboardist Jacob Abela is a soloist and chamber musician specialising in new music. Based in Melbourne, Jacob is a core member of contemporary art music outfit Rubiks Collective, who have enjoyed critical acclaim for their contribution to Melbourne’s music scene.
As a pianist, Jacob performs regularly with leading Australian ensembles, including performances with Ensemble Offspring, Speak Percussion, Victorian Opera, Argonaut Ensemble (BIFEM), and Synergy Percussion. Festival credits include the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (USA), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, Metropolis New Music Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney Festival, and Mathemusical Conversations (Singapore).
Recent projects include a tour to Europe with Rubiks in July/August performing a program of newly-commissioned and existing Australian works, the world premiere of TARZAN with Vienna-based experimental theatre company God’s Entertainment, and a solo recital at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music 2018.