Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Music Analysis Summer School, Melbourne Nov/Dec

My brother Alistair Noble will be presenting at the Music Analysis Summer School along with other luminaries Richard Cohn, Elliot Gyger, Richard Toop, Michael Hooper and Alan Walker. A great chance for serious musicians to top up their awareness of the structure of music.


Sunday, July 19, 2015


A photo I found in the files recently; this is recording engineer David Spearritt discussing something with me in 2007, from memory an unfortunate sound reflection in this unnamed venue that he was working around. This was taken during the recording of a disc of my brother Alistair's music. When David says it's the best sound you'll get, it is. I've been lucky to work with him a number of times over 20 or so years.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Piano Duo tracks on soundcloud

Recently I found a concert recording of my brother Alistair and I that we had thought was lost. As our other recordings are owned by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), its nice to have some to share;


This photo was taken while we were warming up, in the magnificent hall of Holy Trinity in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


my Goldbergs and Debussy recordings are both available on iTunes;



National Broadcast

on friday 1/5 at 10pm, ABC Classic FM is broadcasting Tavener's massive Schuon Lieder song cycle; one of the most beautiful musical experiences of my journey, with Soprano Emma Baker-Spink and a magical chamber music team.

you can listen online at;


some of the recordings that I own are going to be cycling through my soundcloud page now;


currently there is a live Messiaen recital from late last year. soon there will be the complete Debussy Images as well; recorded many years ago on a 1901 Lipp & Sohns concert grand.


  • 31/5/15 Philip Glass Chamber Recital, St Margaret's AGS, Brisbane 3pm
  • 12/10/2014 Quatuor pour le fin du temp. St Margaret's Arts Centre, Brisbane, 3pm
  • 10/9/2014 Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus, QCGU, South Bank, Brisbane 6.30pm
  • 9/2014 Australian Piano Duo Festival. Seminar presentation on Visions de l'Amen QCGU, participation in Pamela Page tribute Concert, playing Poulenc with Anna Carson.
  • 1/9/2013 Quatuor pour le Fin du Temps, Messiaen. St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane. Graeme Jennings, Nicholas Harmsen, Simon Cobcroft, and Colin Noble
  • 2-6/7/2013 APPC Conference, USQ, Toowoomba. Lecture Recital, Time tbc
  • 21/3/2013 Visions de l'Amen, Messiaen. Qld Conservatorium Lunchtime Concert. Two Pianos, with Peter Hill
  • 9/9/2012 3pm All Saints, Ainslie, Canberra. Brahms German Requiem with Igitur Nos. Piano duo version with Alistair Noble.
  • 6/7/2012 Tavener Schuon Lieder recording for ABC Classic FM
  • 1/7/2012 Tavener: Schuon Lieder with Emma Baker-Spink (soprano) and friends. St Margaret's AGS Arts Space. Petrie St, Ascot, Brisbane. 4.30pm
  • 30/5/2012 St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Messiaen: Vingt Regard sur l'Enfant Jesus. 7.30pm. Tickets: www.messiaen.eventbrite.com.au
  • 14/4/2012 Fundraising recital for Indigenous Communities, with Dan Curro and Anna Carson. Goldberg Variations. Holy Trinity, Fortitude Valley, 7pm. Adults $50
  • 10/4/2012 State Library of Queensland. Goldberg Variations. 10.30am. Bookings online www.eventbrite.com
  • 23/3/2012 St Stephens, Sydney, Lunchtime Concert. Goldberg Variations.
  • 2/3/2012 Participation in St John's Cathedral Brisbane Lenten Series. 9pm.
  • 18/2/2012 Bundanoon, NSW. Debussy Recital. 3.30pm Memorial Hall. Tickets online through Arts Bundanoon.
  • 18/9/2011 4pm. Holy Trinity, Church St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Debussy Recital: Images, Estampe, Arabesques. $15/$10
Colin is an Australian Pianist, who studied with Isobel Grigor during school years, and then with two legendary pianists: Pamela Page, and Larry Sitsky. He holds Honours and Masters Degrees in Performance. Colin's concert repertoire has included the complete Messiaen Vingt Regard sur l'enfant Jesus ("a tour de force"), Rachmaninov's epic 1st Piano Sonata ("formidable"), and the J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations ("an oasis of calm"). He has premiered new works by both established and emerging composers. He has performed as Soloist, Recitalist, Chamber Musician, and as half of an acclaimed piano duo with his brother Alistair. He has given many national radio broadcasts for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Colin has released a CD of rarely heard virtuoso works by Constant Lambert, Alberto Ginastera and others, entitled Sharagan. A studio version of the Goldberg Variations was released in 2011 on Centaur Records, USA. A Debussy CD is now available on the Master Performers Label.