I am available as an accompanist in Melbourne, Victoria. Otherwise, I am happy to record accompaniments and email them as mp3's for performers to practice with. I have several years experience as an accompanist, accompanying for weddings, funerals, baptisms, eisteddfod's, CD recordings, A.M.E.B exams, music camps and local choirs. Feel free to contact me with inquiries.
I am a keen sight reader and enjoy a challenge especially regarding community groups. I am happy to look at any accompaniment and have a great deal of experience in repertoire including choral, vocal, A.M.E.B exams, opera, sacred and pop/rock. I am available for rehearsals leading up to a performance. However, I am sometimes available with short notice.
"Daniel Brinsmead was the best accompanist we have ever had, His playing was sensitive and poetic and one of the musical highlights of the Camp (and his work with the massed choir was also exemplary)."
Director's Report for the 37th Border Music Camp (2011).
Relief Accompanist for Opera'r Ddraig. (Student-run opera company at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.) Rehearsing 'The Beggar's by John Gay. February, 2015.
Accompanist for the University of South Glamorgan Opera Project.
Relief accompanist for the Llantrissant Women's Choir.
Accompanying the Cardiff branch for the National Children's Choir of Great Britain, Lissa Gray conducting.
Accompanying at Marist College (Senior choir), St Clares College Chorale.
Accompanying St Clare's College Chorale at the National Eisteddfod, August.
Accompanied A.M.E.B Singing Exams, June.
Student concert of singing students at St Clare's College. 25 performances for evening performance.
Répétiteur for St Clares College production of Pirates of Penzance. 5 Performances, August.
Accompanying at Marist College (Senior choir), St Clares College Chorale at Cowra and Albury Eisteddfods.
Accompanied St Clares Chorale for CD recording.
Newly joined member of the Guild of A.C.T Accompanists. http://www.accompanistsact.org.au/home/index.php/about-the-guild/
Accompanying the Canberra String Festival April 2012.
A.M.E.B Violin Exams
Accompanying at Marist College, St Clare's College and St Edmunds College.
Accompanist for the Canberra String Festival April 2011.
Accompanying violin A.M.E.B Exams
Official accompanist for the Border Music Camp held at Scot's School in Albury 3 - 9th of July 2011.
Accompanying Anna Weatherup http://annaweatherup.com/ for "Live at Psalter" http://www.psaltermusic.com/news_entries/11025 July 12 - 13.
Accompanying St Clare's Choir at the Albury Wodonga Eisteddfod July 27.
Rehearsal and Backing Tracks
I am often asked to record backing tracks for singers or students to hear the accompaniment. For this purpose these tracks were sight-read in recording. I do encourage a good rehearsal(s) with an accompanist before stepping on stage for a performance.