The Queensland Music Festival (QMF) is a series of musical events staged in a number of locations in Queensland, Australia, usually around late July, every second year. It is financially supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, the Brisbane City Council, the Australia Council, and a wide range of other partners. It brings new innovative musical experiences to the far flung communities as well as major cities of Queensland.
The festival began as the Brisbane Biennial Festival of Music in 1991 with Anthony Steel as founding artistic director who also directed the 1993 festival. Nicholas Heyward served as CEO in 1995 and 1997 with Jonathan Mills and Richard Mills as artistic advisors. In 1999, the festival was renamed the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music and the program was extended to include regional Queensland. The artistic director was Simone de Haan in 1999, and Lyndon Terracini from 2001 to 2005. He was succeeded in 2007 by Paul Grabowsky – when the festival was renamed to Queensland Music Festival – and Deborah Conway in 2009 and 2011.James Morrison was artistic director for 2013 and 2015.. The current artistic director, Katie Noonan was appointed in 2016.
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