JADE New World Collective is the QPAC’s ensemble in residence. Better known as JADE, the collective was first commissioned and developed by QPAC in partnership with Sounds Across Oceans (SAO).
JADE is an initiative established out of QPAC and SAO’s desire to bring passionate Brisbane musicians from multiple cultural backgrounds together. Not only does JADE embody the diversity and evolving cultural landscape of Brisbane, more importantly the ensemble creates inspiring, uplifting and original music fused with Western classical and traditional Asian elements.
Consisting of four core musicians, JADE features Indigenous didgeridoo musician David Williams, Japanese koto master Takako Haggarty Nishibori, Nepalese tabla virtuoso Dheeraj Shrestha, and Australian guitarist Dr Anthony Garcia.
The ensemble also collaborates and works with guest artists, internationally and locally.
In 2019, JADE’s premiere concert Crystal Moonlight will feature guest artists, Pongsaporn Upani from Thailand, Charulatha Mani from India and Noralyn from Philippines.