Frankie Dyson Reilly is an Australian composer, orchestrator, pianist and educator whose colourful and evocative music has featured in film festivals and concert halls alike. She aims to share her wealth of musical experience with others and offers lessons in Piano and Music Composition. Keep reading to find out more about Frankie...
Under the tutelage of Dr. Gerard Brophy, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition with Class I Honours from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. As a composer, Frankie draws inspiration from local sources both mundane and remarkable; Australian landscapes, native bird calls, visual art and even her dog have all served as the basic of recent works. Frankie's compositions and have been performed by notable ensembles such as Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Wind Orchestra at events including the 2018 Australian National Band and Orchestra Convention and Tyalgum New Music Festival. Recently, Frankie received first prize in the 2019 Women's Wind Band Composition Competition and has been selected as the Queensland mentee for the Summers Night Project 2020.
Music for film
Frankie’s passion for film scoring has seen her music for film screened internationally across venues such as the Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival, San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival and Festival de Cannes. Her scores, a versatile mix of traditional aesthetics and experimental electronics, can also be heard locally in shorts commissioned by the State Library of Queensland and Woody Point Special School.
After achieving her Associate Diploma in Contemporary Piano Performance at 16, Frankie now enjoys educating the next generation of budding musicians from home in Moorooka and with Keyboardkidz Piano School in various locations across Brisbane. She offers private lessons in Piano and Music Composition, which include development of aural, theory, and technical skills. Most of all, she aims to instil a love of music in her students and help them to experience the joy of creating and sharing their craft.
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