6 November 2020
CPAC Studio Sounds
Terence Koo is an Australian jazz pianist, composer, lecturer, teacher and recording artist. Born in Singapore, Terence holds a Master of Arts (Music), a Bachelor of Music, First Class Honours, the University Medal, an A.MUS.A. and a number of University scholarships and prizes. In 2017, Terence was awarded the University of Newcastle Faculty of Education and Arts Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning.
Terence grew up in Tamworth, regional New South Wales, where he completed all his classical piano grades, and gained his Associate of Music (A.Mus.A.) aged fifteen. He came sixth in the state for music in his Higher School Certificate, and worked as a computer technician before moving to Newcastle to study music at the University Conservatorium. Terence studied under Carmel Lutton (OAM), and after completing his classical training, chose to specialise in jazz and contemporary music, genres about which he feels most passionate.
Terence has been the musical director for numerous bands and projects, performing around the country for guests including the Prime Minister. He has released three feature albums (Pieces of Rain, Lunacity, and disCOVERies), and been a session musician on many others. In early 2014, he played on the album Amazing by Marcia Hines, and has appeared in a music video featuring Marcia Hines and Russell Crowe.
Terence has also shared the stage with musicians such as: Tom Baker, Francine Bell, Nigel Butterley, Jon Cleary, Su Cruickshank, Andrew Firth, George Golla, Damien Leith, Bruce Mathiske, Wendy Matthews, John Morrison, Johnny Nicol, Glenn Shorrock, and Pippa Wilson.
Stylistically, Terence’s piano style has been described as smooth and elegant, passionate but subtle, continually striving for atmospheric colours, combining sensual harmonies with exciting swing grooves. Recently, Terence’s wicked sense of humour has seeped into his playing, making for some frivolous and highly entertaining performances.
influences include: Oscar Peterson, Dave Grusin, Miles Davis, James Morrison,
Diana Krall, Michel Camilo, Meatloaf, Michel Petrucciani, Joe Sample and Sting
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In order to maintain effective social distancing, we have made some changes to how we allocate seating for events at CPAC.
Tickets to our CPAC Studio Sounds series are sold as General Admission and seating will be allocated on the night by CPAC staff. We will aim to seat groups together however this may not always be possible. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
There is a limit of 2 tickets per transaction. Single tickets can be purchased from the CPAC Box Office by phoning 4993 4266 between 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Tickets will be issued in a digital PDF format, and will be sent by email to the ticket purchaser. Patrons will need to either print their PDF ticket/s or ensure their ticket/s are available on their phones prior to entering the auditorium.
All patrons will be required to Check In to the venue using the Service NSW app. Should you experience any issues during the Check In process, please see a member of staff who will sign you into the venue manually. All contact information will be held in strict accordance with relevant privacy legislation and requirements.
There will be limited bar service prior to the performance. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, patrons MUST be seated while consuming alcohol. Considering this, patrons will be permitted to take beverages into the auditorium.
Friday, 6 November at 7.30pm
Doors open at 7pm
Tickets are strictly pre-purchase only. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Includes a free drink on arrival.
Limit of 2 tickets per transaction. Single tickets can be purchased from the CPAC Box Office by phoning 4993 4266 between 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.