Brendan Murtagh, one of Australia’s most proficient musicians, is recognised as a consistent and talented répétiteur across the musical theatre, opera and choral genres.
His musical theatre experience is vast, having played keys for nationally touring musicals, including The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Wicked, The Lion King, The King and I, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Singin’ in the Rain, Anything Goes and Annie, while making acquaintances with production powerhouses; Gordon Frost Entertainment Pty Ltd, TML Enterprises, The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific and Opera Australia, among others.
Based in Brisbane, Brendan has thrived with local companies, touring as a music director and accompanist with Underground Opera, while being a staple répétiteur with Opera Queensland, Queensland Conservatorium and the University of Queensland.
A highlight of Brendan’s choral music involvement has been with leading youth organisation Voices of Birralee, with performances across the globe in Canada, Austria and at the 2015/16 WW1 Anzac centenary commemorations on the Western Front, France.
Brendan is also an educator, teaching piano and working as an assistant choir conductor at schools throughout Brisbane.
His experience is backed by a University of Queensland Bachelor of Music (Honours), Class IIA Major in Music Performance (Piano) and AmusA (Piano).