Described as 'magic' by esteemed UK accompanist Malcolm Martineau, Amanda Hodder holds a Masters in Music from the University of Melbourne. During her earlier undergraduate studies, she won various awards for collaborative pianism, undertook master classes with pianists such as Ian Munro and Geoffrey Lancaster, and was featured on ABC Classic FM's Rising Stars program. As a repetiteur, Amanda has worked for all the major Melbourne opera companies, as well as Opera Australia. In addition to this, she has also worked for Symphony Australia, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Children's Choir and has performed with Gondwana Voices and Sydney Chamber Singers. Amanda has worked for Cameron Macintosh (Oliver!) and The Really Useful Company (The Phantom of the Opera) and Jersey Boys.
Amanda Hodder's impressive list of awards includes the Major Ensemble Award at the National Liederfest (2003 and 2009); the Hugh D. T. Williamson Accompanist's Award at the Mietta Song Recital (2004), enabling her to spend most of 2005 studying in Paris and Southern Germany; the Lady Hamer Award (2007), an award made specifically for pianists who are interested in working collaboratively with other musicians; the Geoffrey Parsons Award (2008), an award run by the Accompanist Guild of South Australia, supported by the Geoffrey Parsons Trust UK and judged by Mr Martineau; the MacDonald Trust Scholar award (2008) at the VCA, and was the only accompanist employed by the voice department; and the Margaret Schofield Award for Outstanding Accompanying (2009).
On television, Amanda has worked with The Choir of Hard Knocks, performed with Ronan Keating on Rove Live, and was the recommended vocal coach for the Melbourne finalists of ABC TV's Operatunity Oz.
Amanda regularly works with both Oz Opera and Opera Queensland, music directing their education programs. In 2011, she was appointed Associate Lecturer in Accompaniment Studies at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania.
Fields of Research
- Music Performance (190407)
- Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
- The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) (950105)
- Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
Major Creative Work(1 outputs)
|2013||Hodder AL, Verrall K, Burns B, 'Dogs and Boats and Airplanes', Junction Arts Festival, Princes Theatre, Launceston (2013) [Other Exhibition]|
Other Creative Work(2 outputs)
|2018||Hodder A, Direen Z, 'Zeb: A Gender Odyssey', Theatre Royal, Backspace Theatre, pp. 1 (2018) [Performance Practice]|
|2014||Hodder AL, Penicka M, 'Martin Penicka and Amanda Hodder in Recital', The Farrell Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Performance Practice]|
|2010||Hodder AL, 'The influence of Igor Stravinsky on the compositional style of Aaron Copland's Piano Variations' (2010) [Masters Research]|